Skip to comments.White House aims to spend 10% of its time on controversies
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.
"Thats why I like getting out of the Washington echo chamber whenever I can because too often, our politics arent 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,
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IOW...Obamugabe is back on the road to blame Republicans for his own failure on the economy.
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 :)
That's 10% more time than it spent on the murder of 4 Americans.
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.