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White House aims to spend 10% of its time on controversies
CNN ^ | 05/19/2013

Posted on 05/19/2013 8:22:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

With the White House slashing its way through the recent brush of controversy, the president is putting out the message that he's focused on the economy as the administration enters another week of hearings on Capitol Hill.

"That’s why I like getting out of the Washington echo chamber whenever I can – because too often, our politics aren’t focused on the same things you are," he said Saturday in his weekly address, referring to his jobs tour that took him to Baltimore this week. "Working hard. Supporting your family and your community. Making sure your kids have every chance in life."

His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, is telling White House staff to devote no more than 10% of their time to the controversies involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Justice Department and the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, a Democrat aware of McDonough's instructions confirmed to CNN.

Clearly there are no time cards floating around but the message was conveyed that the White House needs to focus on its jobs agenda and not get knocked off course by the rest.

The New York Times first reported the 10% message.

In Baltimore Friday for the second leg of his jobs tour, the president also called on Washington to not get sidetracked by "fleeting" issues.

"I know it can seem frustrating sometimes when it seems like Washington's priorities aren't the same as your priorities," he said in a campaign-style speech about the economy. "Others may get distracted by chasing every fleeting issue that passes by, but the middle class will always be my number one focus. Period."

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spent a large chunk of his time taking questions over the issues during his daily briefings last week,

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: irs; scandal; whitehouse
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To: SeekAndFind

IOW...Obamugabe is back on the road to blame Republicans for his own failure on the economy.


21 posted on 05/19/2013 9:18:31 AM PDT by digger48
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To: SeekAndFind

Wag that doggie nobama. You putz.

You sound just like BJ Clinton after he admitted he never has sex w/ Monica.

And we all know how that turned out :)


22 posted on 05/19/2013 9:40:32 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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23 posted on 05/19/2013 9:48:20 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SeekAndFind
"White House aims to spend 10% of its time on controversies"

That's 10% more time than it spent on the murder of 4 Americans.

24 posted on 05/19/2013 9:57:06 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind
And the other 90% of their time attempting to subjugate American citizens by compromising our Constitutional rights.
25 posted on 05/19/2013 10:00:23 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whitewash - the controversies are consuming 99% of obama’s time. watch the vacations be postponed. they are getting to him, because he is Guilty as Sin. Lying continually is just the tip of the sins of the individual.


26 posted on 05/19/2013 10:31:23 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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