After Criticisms, Obama Dumps iPad and Starts Attending Security Briefings


When Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen and the Government Accountability Institute reported that President Obama has attended less than half of his Presidential Daily Briefs (PDBs) on intelligence, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called the findings “hilarious.” The next day, U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American staff members were murdered.

According to Mr. Carney, Mr. Obama doesn’t need in-person briefings because the president gets the written version on his iPad:

He gets it every day, okay? The President of the United States gets the presidential daily briefing every day. There is a document that he reads every day when he is not — well, he always reads it every day because he’s a voracious consumer of all of his briefing materials.




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12 comments on “After Criticisms, Obama Dumps iPad and Starts Attending Security Briefings
  1. JR says:

    Hmmm…. does not sound like a secure process to me.

  2. Wayne Peterkin says:

    If true, Obama may give in to criticisms today but only until the election. If he wins a second term, heaven forbid, he will resume doing whatever he pleases after that. He would have no reason (in his demented mind) for not doing so.

  3. mcbee555 says:

    Had he been in earnest of this nation’s security issues, he’d have awakened earlier each day, and been the first in those security briefings. By now, knowing of his lack of urgency for national security, are we to believe he’s suddenly attending briefings for anything else than media coverage and electioneering? Approximately two months before election day (or less) and he miraculously appears at intelligence briefings? After this world has witnessed the negilgence of this President and his administration!
    This guy is “a dollar short and MORE than a day late!” Plus, he has no respect for any American’s memories. I’m sure he believes we’re all ignoramuses, after all, he did execute the a great caper when he pulled the wool over America’s eyes and sneaked into the White House!
    He has “more wool,” how’s your eyes these days?

  4. lizaz says:

    More pandering for votes….it won’t last!! Golf and campaigning are too important!!

  5. taliesin319 says:

    Now, thats transparent.

  6. colleenf says:

    Will wonders never cease? He is finally attending to the business of the govt? How quaint.

  7. gbandy says:

    Obama’s reaction to the burning and killings at our embassies says it all! When this happened Obama found it much more important to campaign in Las Vegas than to deal with a terrible tragedy and the murders of our Ambassador and our citizens. Seems Obama would put his campaign ahead of the attack on our Country. This was a ‘forgotten” disgrace the Liberal media just could not see. Even today the Administration still cannot come to grips on the fact no cheap video caused these attacks it was the radicals who hate the US. Could you just imagine the reaction if this was a Republican Administration from the Media? Now exactly how is Obama going to revenge these murders?

  8. Sutekh says:

    The only “briefing” Obama is interested in is having a valet put on his jockey shorts for him.
    9-11 is a particular day that all security forces should observe the most stringent precautiions on. And Obama was fiddling with reelection instead.

  9. 0bama is the most complete president ever…….to completely FAIL at every duty charged to his position.

  10. Big C says:

    Man! This guy will try ANYTHING to keep his a$$ in the White House, even his job! Too bad he didn’t do it the first 3.75 years……too late NOW Barry!

  11. A Vet says:

    Too little, too late-four americans have died due to his carelessness and failure to attend security briefings because he is too busy campaigning and appearing with celebrities.