President Barack Obama said goodbye to the Nation Tuesday night and he may be saying goodbye to a club membership as well. While Obama did many great things during his reign, it was in the last months of power that have turned a few former lovers into haters.
According to the New York Post, Obama may have a hard time becoming a member of Woodmont Country Club, an exclusive club in Maryland, that he was recently hoping to be welcomed into with open arms.
The club is considering rejecting the President’s application to join due to a contingent of members that are unhappy at Obama for not blocking an anti-Israel vote at the United Nations.
“In light of the votes at the UN and the Kerry speech and everything else, there’s this major uproar with having him part of the club, and a significant portion of the club has opposed offering him membership,” a source told the Post.
Woodmont was founded in 1913 by the Jewish community in response to struggles to join other clubs in the area. It makes sense that they would be put off by a President that failed to protect the Jewish state of Israel.
When rumors of Obama’s interest in the club were spread, the club had only positive thoughts about it. The Woodmont GM and CEO Brian Pizzimenti said that, “We’d be honored to have the president at the club as a member.”
Ronald Halber, the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, D.C. had these words to say as well:
“How cool is it that the first African American president of the United States may well be joining a country club originally established because Jews couldn’t get in anywhere else?”
Now members are in uproar over whether or not to let him join, and they have every right to be. These policies against Israel should have been stopped by Israel’s “biggest” ally, America.
While Obama will surely have his pick of other clubs to join, it is sad that someone who crows so much about unity and equality, pushed that all aside in his last few months of Presidency.