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OBAMA SKIPPING STAGGERING AMOUNT OF DAILY INTELLIGENCE MEETINGS
theblaze.com ^ | 09/10/2012 | Mytheos Holt

Posted on 09/10/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT by massmike

One of the centerpieces of the Democratic case for Barack Obama‘s reelection in Charlotte last week was the President’s record on national security – specifically, his decision to pursue the operation that eventually led to the death of Osama bin Laden.

That impressive achievement, however, may be blunted by the force of revelations by former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen in today’s Washington Post. Thiessen writes:

President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It turns out that more than half the time, the commander in chief does not attend his daily intelligence meeting.

The Government Accountability Institute examined President Obama’s schedule from the day he took office until mid-June 2012, to see how often he attended his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) — the meeting at which he is briefed on the most critical intelligence threats to the country. During his first 1,225 days in office, Obama attended his PDB just 536 times — or 43.8 percent of the time. During 2011 and the first half of 2012, his attendance became even less frequent — falling to just over 38 percent. By contrast, Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush almost never missed his daily intelligence meeting.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012; 911; bho44; bhocia; bhoparty; bhovacation; cia; democrats; derelictionofduty; elections; intelligence; nationalsecurityfail; obama; obamatruthfile

1 posted on 09/10/2012 11:17:30 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike
Can't see how an “intellange” meeting would do bozo any good.
2 posted on 09/10/2012 11:22:43 AM PDT by tiger63
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To: massmike

Why is no one bringing up how many of our military are getting killed every day. when Bush was in office they would announce the total every day, now you never hear anything about them, are they not as important as they were then.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 11:26:36 AM PDT by onthegulf
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To: massmike

Who is surprised by this?


4 posted on 09/10/2012 11:27:00 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: massmike
Two reasons:

1. Obama wants the US to be weak.
2. If anything bad happens on his watch, the media will blame it on Bush.

5 posted on 09/10/2012 11:28:17 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: tiger63

You can’t really expect him to do his job in an election year, can you? Lets get our priorities straight.


6 posted on 09/10/2012 11:28:41 AM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: massmike

What’s the big deal, you think we’re dealing with a loyal American here (not to mention a legitimate NBC)?


7 posted on 09/10/2012 11:30:17 AM PDT by Marathoner (DNC: Fluke, Clinton, Warren: The slut, the pimp and paleface)
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To: massmike

Paging Romney, paging Romney — issue on silver platter for you.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: massmike

He does not want any more situations like the Bin Laden event that would compel him to have to go against Valerie Jarrett again


9 posted on 09/10/2012 11:34:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: massmike

For fairness, let’s see how many tee times he’s skipped


10 posted on 09/10/2012 11:34:54 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: massmike

Typical loser, doing everything that is urgent and nothing that is important.

Besides, why does the agent of our enemies need to go to an intelligence meeting? He knows ahead of time what the situation is. :)


11 posted on 09/10/2012 11:36:51 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: massmike

Who needs intelligence meetings when you know it all already?


12 posted on 09/10/2012 11:40:11 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: massmike

What can a briefing possibly tell a man who knows everything?


13 posted on 09/10/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: massmike

How’s that 3am phone call coming along, AnnointedIdiot? =.=


14 posted on 09/10/2012 11:41:40 AM PDT by cranked
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To: onthegulf
Why is no one bringing up how many of our military are getting killed every day.

Especially curious when they are now being killed in Afghanistan at triple the rate they were under Bush.

I hate they news media with a burning passion.

15 posted on 09/10/2012 11:43:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: massmike

16 posted on 09/10/2012 11:45:00 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: massmike

Well that’s to free up his calendar so he can meet with his Jobs Council. Oh, wait...


17 posted on 09/10/2012 11:45:14 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: massmike

Being the all-knowing Anointed One that he is, why would Obama need to attend intelligence briefings? His awesomely awesome brain already contains all the data he needs. Briefings are for lesser mortals.


18 posted on 09/10/2012 11:46:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: massmike

No surprise here, but who IS in charge?
The most delicious thing will be the fallout and expose’ of the obama presidency when he loses....the tell-alls will be crawling out of the woodwork with their terrifying stories.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 11:47:22 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: massmike

Is Valerie Jarrett still attending them for him?


20 posted on 09/10/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: massmike

This would make a perfect anti-Obama TV ad. Hopefully a PAC will do it, because I don’t think Romney will.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 12:00:23 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: massmike

But at least he was at work for the day he “got”/”smoked”/”took out” his co-religionist in “Pahk-ee-stan”. /s


22 posted on 09/10/2012 12:04:48 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: nolongerademocrat

The REAL president of the U.S. is Valerie Jarrett. Barack is just a place holder to look god.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 12:10:55 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

god=good. Freudian slip. LOL


24 posted on 09/10/2012 12:12:16 PM PDT by madison10
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To: massmike

So who IS at those intelligence meetings if NOT the President? Jarret!?


25 posted on 09/10/2012 12:16:41 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: massmike

It doesn’t mater to the vast minions of free loading marxists sitting on the couch who will go to the polls in mass to vote for their master.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 12:21:39 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: massmike

Check Valerie Jarret’s schedule. She is the one running the country.


27 posted on 09/10/2012 12:29:09 PM PDT by kabar
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To: TexasCajun

You nailed it!! BO was, has been and always will be just a figurehead and place keeper, put in the office of POTUS by Soros, Inc. He is not interested in being the head of the greatest country on earth. He is just there for the perks of the office. JMHO


28 posted on 09/10/2012 12:35:00 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: massmike
But 0ba-meh did play golf over 100 times!

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/06/17/obama-plays-golf-100th-time-presidency/

29 posted on 09/10/2012 12:36:08 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: massmike
I suspect these briefings require some modicum of intelligence and probably want the usurper to make some decisions and take action - things that he can't vote “present” on, so he just skips it.
30 posted on 09/10/2012 12:47:04 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: massmike

” - - - It turns out that more than half the time, the commander in chief does not attend his daily intelligence meeting.”

Looks like Clint did his empty chair research for his Convention speech very well!


31 posted on 09/10/2012 12:50:50 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: massmike
Obama is but a figure head for his handlers. I am not the least bit surprised he does not attend ‘intelligence’ briefings. This was never ever his strong suit... he is a community organizer and thus reads the words written for him to mouth.

Now IF Obama can have a meeting about the redistribution of our wealth I am positive he will attend that meeting. He wants/needs the middle class destroyed in this nation.

32 posted on 09/10/2012 12:51:18 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Just mythoughts

Yep, Obama too busy with golf and fundraising to worry about the security briefings. Want to bet this shows up in ads?


33 posted on 09/10/2012 12:56:10 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: kabar

Imagine that. An Iranian sitting in on all highest level
security meetings. I’m sure it’ll all come out okay in the end, which is probably near.


34 posted on 09/10/2012 1:00:26 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: gswilder
Yep, Obama too busy with golf and fundraising to worry about the security briefings. Want to bet this shows up in ads?

That remains to be seen.... Maybe Clint can bring out that empty chair and speak Obama minus that teleprompter script. I am living a nightmare of unspeakable insanity... I know this by the liberals in my immediate life, who have no flipping clue, what it literally means to be American...

Some days I 'feel' like Abraham asking God how many does He require to save modern Sodom and Gomorrah.

35 posted on 09/10/2012 1:05:53 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: ibytoohi

“You can’t really expect him to do his job in an election year, can you? Lets get our priorities straight.”

Obama’s “job” is to WEAKEN the United States.

The more “intelligence” meetings he skips, the better. Perhaps that’s less damage that he can do....

Hopefully, by January next year, he’ll be “skipping” them all!


36 posted on 09/10/2012 1:17:17 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: kabar

“Check Valerie Jarret’s schedule. She is the one running the country.”

What’s her security clearance?

Jes’ wonderin’...


37 posted on 09/10/2012 1:18:25 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: All

He knows everything so there is no reason for these stinking meetings... Fore!!!


38 posted on 09/10/2012 1:20:20 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: madison10

yep


39 posted on 09/10/2012 1:55:44 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: massmike
"Intelligence meetings? Holy Alinsky,I'm trying to write history here!"
40 posted on 09/10/2012 1:58:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: onthegulf
You are relatively new here.....

Here's a fact for you.

The MSM is in the pocket of the Democrat party. Period.

41 posted on 09/10/2012 2:43:59 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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