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President Obama bemoans growing 'older and creakier'

Obama On Getting 'Older And Creakier'

(Reuters) - Like most Americans of a certain age, President Barack Obama is starting to complain about the aches and pains of getting older.

Obama told retired National Basketball Association star Charles Barkley in an interview that aired on Sunday that he was limiting his basketball playing to about once a month because "things happen."

"One is, you just get a little older and creakier. The second thing is, you've got to start thinking about elbows and you break your nose right before a State of the Union address," the 52-year-old president said in the interview broadcast on the TNT network before the NBA All-Star Game.

Discussing the aging process during an exchange about his signature healthcare reform law, Obama said that being past 50, "you wake up and something hurts and you don't know exactly what happened, right?"

Obama said he was enjoying watching his 12-year-old daughter, Sasha, play basketball.

When Barkley commented that he struggled watching his own daughter play because he wanted her "to be really, really good," Obama said: "I think it's a difference if you're a Hall of Famer. You probably have a higher standard than somebody who was a good high school player."

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tjones1120 February 18 2014 at 3:17 AM

Welcome to the door of old age....lol

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KATHI AND JOHN February 18 2014 at 9:35 AM

is mr o cutting back on this screwing of the usa

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Jim KATHI AND JOHN February 18 2014 at 9:44 AM

lol so bitter

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JACK Jim February 18 2014 at 9:52 AM

SO FULL OF KOOL AID

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Carl February 17 2014 at 10:04 PM

Aging is curable---it is all in out Genes --all the wasted research we do --could be put to use to increase age without the aging process--

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Nonna February 18 2014 at 9:42 AM

He still finds the strength to fly all over the place to play golf on our dime.

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danbckls Nonna February 18 2014 at 9:50 AM

And lying must not take much energy or effort. He sure hasn't slowed down any on that. I guess that it was too hard on him to tell the truth.

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Carol Nonna February 18 2014 at 10:02 AM

Yup. He plays golf and the family takes a separate vacation to go skiing. Double the bill on the tax payers!

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LRich31201 February 18 2014 at 9:50 AM

You meant, "creepier" didn't you?

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vector26436 February 18 2014 at 9:51 AM

It might have something to do with all that "coke" he snorted while in college chumming up with his Marxist professors...

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jgesselberty February 18 2014 at 9:58 AM

Hey, pres. I recommend weight training. Oddly enough I started at 52 and at 65 am in pretty decent shape, routinely lifting in the 300-400 range on squats and deadlifts. And, my body is not fighting back. I will likely need to stay in a fit condition, so I don't have to use your healthcare program.

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Carol February 18 2014 at 9:58 AM

Ah, poor thing. (Welcome to the real world.) Use the heathcare plan you created. OH wait, that's right. You are exempt. Never mind.

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smb1280 February 18 2014 at 10:00 AM

Maybe he should resign so he can play golf all day, appear on all of the talk shows and watch TV and drink beer...maybe even go to Colorado and get some weed...

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Evangelist GRW February 18 2014 at 10:03 AM

what is he going to do when he gets old, 52 is not that old and if he had to get Obama care like he wants everyone else to do, no wonder he fills like he does. Of course he will not have the Obama care that we get, it is a SPECIAL PLAN for high ranking government personal. Of course he will say he is getting the same program that we are. We know he can't tell the truth so he should just keep his mouth shut

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