Even as Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon calls National Guard troops to attempt to quell the Ferguson riots and looting, President Barack Obama will resume his luxury vacation at a posh, $12 million, 17-room mansion in tony Martha’s Vineyard for five more days after a short trip back to the White House.
According to ABC News, Obama has played six rounds of golf so far that have consumed a staggering 29.5 hours of time during the first nine days of his vacation.
Obama also spent 6.5 hours on the beach, went on a bike ride, attended a Democratic fundraiser, partied at a birthday bash, and even took in a jazz concert – all while Ferguson burns.
Nine days of vacation, however, are not enough for Obama. Indeed, he will still have another five days to party with the uber rich one-percenters after he gets back to Martha’s Vineyard.
Obama’s dedication to protecting his time on the links can be seen in the recent CBS tally of presidential hours spent: Obama has played 186 rounds of golf so far versus his predecessor, George W. Bush, who played just 24 rounds throughout his eight years in office.
The latest Gallup poll finds that just 41% of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as president.