Skip to comments.Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?
Posted on 09/10/2012 9:29:24 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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 Obamas 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, Obamas predecessor, George W. Bush almost never missed his daily intelligence meeting.
I asked National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor about the findings, and whether there were any instances where the president attended the intelligence meeting that were not on his public schedule. Vietor did not dispute the numbers, but said the fact that the president, during a time of war, does not attend his daily intelligence meeting on a daily basis is not particularly interesting or useful.
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Because he’s only half as intelligent as he needs to be to be president.
This is what happens when you elect a president who has never done a real job before and has had everything handed to him. There’s no work ethic, there’s no sense of responsibility. We have as our president a spoiled, pampered man-child.
Yep. Some people can’t handle a whole lot of intelligence.
He could at least send Biden in his place to the intelligence meetings.
Oh, wait. . .
Is this a trick question? Ummm...because Valerie Jarrett is attending them?
There is less intelligence when the Obamaloon is in the room.
uhhh ... not interested ?
They interfere with his golf game?
Do they happen early in the morning...?
He couldn’t even vote, “Present”?
Because Valerie Jarrett is running the country? He knows he can trust her to do the Communist thing, so he’s free to beg for money and golf.
But he thinks he's more intelligent than all the intelligence to be presented.
half wit commie trash
Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?
He doesn’t have any, so what is he missing.
I wonder if he sends anyone in his place, like Valerie Jarrett, or at least as bad, Moochelle.
Since Zer0’s never had a job where someone actually reported to him, he’s never experienced any of these them there meeting things,
he’s always talked to the mirror, or a teleprompter.
Stupid and lazy.
Now he can’t even be bothered to vote “Present.”
Perhaps he is getting briefed by the other side (US enemies) while he is on the golf course, so he really does know what’s going on.
foreign policy experience = 0
“Call me if you need me.”
Barack Hussein Obama's base reflects the same attitude and lack of experience.....they want handouts. There is little self-reliance among those who admire Barack Hussein Obama.
Because Obama is just their token, he is the one running the show.
Fantastic. Now ALL of our enemies know.
Because he thinks he’s the only one intelligent enough, he finds the meetings to be “below his pay grade”.
He doesn’t care.
Intelligence is lost on Øbama.
There is no sign of intellegent life in the space between Obozo's ears.....(sarcasm)
What does it matter if he attends at all if he won’t make a decision until Hillary or Valerie Jarrett tell him what to do...? The man is an empty suit—it’s doesn’t matter where the suit “hangs”.
Since what he would learn at the briefing is beyond his capacity to understand it doesn’t matter any way. We must hope someone down the chain grasps the situation and acts.
It’s depressing when he hears bad news about his Muslim Brotherhood pals.
He likely figures he`s got the sheeple fooled into believing he`s a brilliant foreign policy strategist... intel briefings takes away valuable campaigning time.
They interfere with his tee times.
Intelligence is beneath me.
He doesn’t need to be there.
All those people jabbering on and on about Muslim threats in Egypt, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan....
And then there are those yakking about how bad his good friend Vladimir is....
What a silly waste of time. Hey! What’s on ESPN?
They conflict with muslim call to prayer?
I always pictured the presidential daily briefing as 1 or more people coming to the president in the Oval Office, not something he has to go anywhere to hear. So I just got an education. You don’t have to go anywhere to “attend” something. You just need to listen to it.
Willful negligence? If you take your hands off the steering wheel, the car crashes. Our federal deficit, credit rating, global competitiveness ranking.. All TANKING under 0bama’s reign of no leadership. But.. HE’S AHEAD IN THE POLLS!!!!.. ‘FORWARD’!!!!!
“Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?”
Because he is stupid!
I'd wager that Valerie Jarrett has even less interest in national security intelligence than does the President.
Simple fact of the matter is that nobody is minding the store...
“Intelligence” and “Obama” should never be in the same sentence.
One of the problems with him not going to almost every meeting is, if during a time of crisis (one that may not be known to the general public) Obama starts showing up to the PDB consistently, that change in pattern is a tip to the other side.
i.e....”something is up...Obama has been at his PDB for 2 straight weeks.”
Because he (best Jack Nicholson voice) “can’t handle the Truth.”
Because of my dyslexia I read “below his pay grade as” below his gay pride.
Regean was the gipper and Obama is the skipper.
He skipped from being a Jr Sen to President. In beteeen he had no Military service ,hardly anyone outside of his inner circle of radicals and communist know who he is,and with no real work experience in the private sector. With no evidence he knows anything about anything!
Thank goodness we didn’t elect Palin for proxi-President because we would have missed out on Obutthead.
Hs O’liness truly is the Presentdent or as I like to call him with all due disrespect intended the Prezbo.
This is exactly it. Plus, let's be blunt, he doesn't really care about the country. But the egoism is the primary reason. There have been presidents who cared about the country, perhaps even deeply so, but let their blind arrogance and belief in their own superiority lead them astray. Woe to us when we have a president who does not care about a strong America and is narcissist of the first water.