06/21/2010 01:31 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Steele To Barack Obama: Stop Playing Golf Until Oil Spill Ends

Last week, it was an ad. This time, it's a statement from the GOP chairman. Over the weekend, Republicans advanced the meme that President Obama has played too much golf while the Gulf Oil spill has continued with a statement from Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

An excerpt:

As oil continues to spill in the Gulf and unemployment hovers at ten percent, the President can no longer take his eye off the "Oil".

While it is fitting and appropriate to look at the yachting activities of the BP CEO, with incredulity, it is equally incredible that President Obama finds himself on yet another golf course as oil continues to spew into the Gulf. Until this problem is fixed, no more golf outings, no more baseball games, no more Beatle concerts, Mr. President. The stakes are too high for President Obama's lackadaisical approach to both his responsibilities and the challenges we face.

Last week, the RNC released an ad criticizing Obama's schedule since the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon.