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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The House needs to halt all business until the American business is dealt with.
Wow,so the breakdown of Obama’s time will be 30% golf, 30% fund raising, 20% Reggie, 10% controversies and 10% governing.
al-Bahubama give 60% of his time to Allah.
so does the media.....
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
These vermin make me sick, how about you?
After 4.5 years he decides to focus on economy.
Obama focuses his efforts on jobs like a flaming bag of dog doo on a front porch.
RE: 20% Reggie
Who the heck is that?
Funny... they don’t get to decide... events do.
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.
Btw, tell me, again. What exactly does Valerie Jarrett do in the WH?
This is the first time in his career that the purple-lipped prince has shown an interest in any kind of budget.
I’m too busy to impeach.
Too busy to impeach.
So out of reach.
Wait a minute, 10% governing? Only if you include as "governing" things like "I will poop now" and "Reggie, not THAT outfit again!"
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!
if this is what the economy looks like when he focuses on it, no wonder his golf game and every decesion he makes sucks.