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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

1 posted on 05/19/2013 8:22:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The House needs to halt all business until the American business is dealt with.


2 posted on 05/19/2013 8:25:10 AM PDT by mware
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow,so the breakdown of Obama’s time will be 30% golf, 30% fund raising, 20% Reggie, 10% controversies and 10% governing.


3 posted on 05/19/2013 8:26:26 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

al-Bahubama give 60% of his time to Allah.


4 posted on 05/19/2013 8:27:52 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: SeekAndFind

so does the media.....


5 posted on 05/19/2013 8:27:53 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: SeekAndFind

this is a vast improvement over the zero percent involvement i didnt know anything i wasnt there it isnt my problem this is news to me line he has been spouting


6 posted on 05/19/2013 8:27:57 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: SeekAndFind

These vermin make me sick, how about you?


7 posted on 05/19/2013 8:31:35 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

After 4.5 years he decides to focus on economy.


8 posted on 05/19/2013 8:34:30 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama focuses his efforts on jobs like a flaming bag of dog doo on a front porch.


9 posted on 05/19/2013 8:35:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind
Setting the stage for what will be a major foot drag and continued obfuscation
10 posted on 05/19/2013 8:37:16 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Mastador1

RE: 20% Reggie

Who the heck is that?


11 posted on 05/19/2013 8:37:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Funny... they don’t get to decide... events do.

LLS


12 posted on 05/19/2013 8:38:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SeekAndFind; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; GOPJ; justiceseeker93; Grampa Dave
"THE CHICAGO WAY" OOZES UP FROM THE POLITICAL MUCK AND MIRE The kingpins of criminal Chicago politics occupying our WH have the con game down pat----these practiced con artists know every trick in the book.

HERE'S SOMETHING DAVID AXELROD DREAMED UP IN COLLUSION WITH RAHM EMANUEL---AND I QUOTE Obomba 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. Others may get distracted by chasing every fleeting issue that passes by."

OBOMBA ENDED WITH "the middle class will always be my number one focus. Period."

Mmmmmmmm.....the con artist routine. Sounds like something Madoff would say to reel in the suckers.

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Btw, tell me, again. What exactly does Valerie Jarrett do in the WH?

13 posted on 05/19/2013 8:41:04 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is the first time in his career that the purple-lipped prince has shown an interest in any kind of budget.


14 posted on 05/19/2013 8:47:01 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m too busy to impeach.
Too busy to impeach.
So out of reach.


15 posted on 05/19/2013 8:51:28 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Mastador1
Wow,so the breakdown of Obama’s time will be 30% golf, 30% fund raising, 20% Reggie, 10% controversies and 10% governing.

Wait a minute, 10% governing? Only if you include as "governing" things like "I will poop now" and "Reggie, not THAT outfit again!"

16 posted on 05/19/2013 8:51:38 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: SeekAndFind
a quota... how nice
17 posted on 05/19/2013 9:04:16 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seriously?


18 posted on 05/19/2013 9:08:52 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Actually i considered the 10% governing, since it is Obama, to be him telling us serfs what other rights of our he is planning to diminish, for our own good. Hope and Change you know!


19 posted on 05/19/2013 9:11:34 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

if this is what the economy looks like when he focuses on it, no wonder his golf game and every decesion he makes sucks.


20 posted on 05/19/2013 9:14:48 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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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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