Theodore's World: Golfer Paul Azinger Zings Obama Over Jobs ~ Good For Azinger For Speaking The Truth

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August 27, 2011

Golfer Paul Azinger Zings Obama Over Jobs ~ Good For Azinger For Speaking The Truth

Golfer Paul Azinger Zings Obama Over Jobs

FOX News

Pro golfer Paul Azinger thinks President Obama might be hitting the links a bit too hard.

The author, businessman and 12-time PGA Tour winner took to Twitter Thursday to zing the commander-in-chief over his frequent golf outings while on vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

"Facts: Potus has played more golf this month than I have: I have created more jobs this month than he has," Azinger wrote.

Obama's advisers say he plans to outline a new jobs plan when he, and Congress, return to Washington. He's been pushing for weeks for new trade deals, a patent law overhaul and an extension of the payroll tax cut -- the president may build on those ideas next month, though he is expected to offset his proposals with further calls for deficit reduction.

But the president's critics say he's had an on-again-off-again commitment to job creation, repeatedly vowing to make it his top priority since 2009 before diverting to something else.

Azinger, winner of the 1993 PGA Championship, has branched out into business since his glory days on the tour. He's written books, one about his battle with cancer, and has developed a golf-oriented iPhone app.

ESPN comments:

“Paul’s tweet was not consistent with our social media policy, and he has been reminded that political commentary is best left to those in that field,”

Wild Thing's comment........

ESPN is run by raging lefties.

If Azinger had tweeted something supportive of Obama, and negative to the GOP... nothing would have been said.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 27, 2011 05:55 AM


The guy tweets on his own account and ESPN is upset? What can we expect from an organization that thinks playing poker is a sport?

Posted by: BobF at August 27, 2011 07:36 AM

There have been a number of prominent ESPN "personalities", who have publicly, expressed their personal feelings about politicians, over the past few years.

Kenny Mayne, for example really let loose in trashing Sarah Palin.

As I recall, that didn't raise any red flags among the execs at the network.

What else can we expect from the network that launched Keith Oberdouche"s career.

Posted by: Sean at August 27, 2011 10:33 AM

Bob, haha good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2011 03:52 PM

Sean, your right, he was horrible, thank you for saying that. In my whole life no one has ever had as much vile attacks made at them and about them as Sarah has. Like Rush says a lot the left only attacks when the person is right about things, then they hate that person.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2011 03:57 PM