We see reported today that a number of elite golf courses in the New York area rejected the White House's requests to allow the President to play on their courses when he was in the area over the Labor Day weekend. Let's start by stipulating that of the various kinds of respect or derision aimed at the first black president, his 'golfing rights', for lack of a better word, rate low on the list - certainly not ones the White House press office will want to focus on. Let's further stipulate that if you pay a lot of money to belong to a country club/golf course you'd probably be a bit annoyed that the place had been taken over by the Secret Service when you were looking forward to playing on Labor Day weekend - the rest of us get a little bummed when whole urban centers are locked down because of Presidential visits.
Mitch McConnell tells President Obama to seek approval from Congress on action against ISIS. I've never been of the opinion that that is necessary in a case like this. But it's certainly always a wise and prudent step. And McConnell makes the point that it shouldn't be a problem since there appears to be broad support both in Congress and in the country at large to pursue action at least largely limited to air support of the ground forces of Iraq and other countries. So far, so good. So what's the problem?