1) Is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the United States, and of each state’s militia when the nation has need of it
6) Must report to Congress from time to time about the state of the union and recommend whatever measures he thinks are necessary
That's it, that all he has to do. So why can't Obama do his job and attend National Security briefing on a regular basis?
If he had been doing his job, then just maybe 4 Americans in the Middle East would be alive right now.
While the liberal news media is focused on a statement by Mitt Romney, they are conveniently allowing a much bigger threat to go unaddressed.
Barack Hussein Obama is derelict in his basic duties as President because he has been skipping out on something that is his most important part of his job as President.
Obama should be tending to business and ensuring our safety - but he's not!
He's always talking about the need for big government, well someone should explain to Great Incompetent One that safeguarding the people is why a government was formed in the first place.
So how can President Obama make correct decision and understand what is taking place if he refuses to attend more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?
On September 10th, the Washington Post wrote:
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, a new conservative investigative research organization, examined President Obama’s 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 only 536 times — or 43.8 percent of the time.
During 2011 and the first half of 2012, Obama's attendance at those critical meeting became even less frequent — falling to just over 38 percent.
By contrast, Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush almost never missed his daily intelligence meeting.
A Washington Post story written this year in which Obama officials discuss the importance of the intelligence meeting and extol how brilliantly the president runs it. “Obama reads the PDB ahead of time and comes to the morning meeting with questions. Intelligence briefers are there to answer those questions, expand on a point or raise a new issue,” The Post reported.
“One regular participant in the roughly 500 Oval Office sessions during Obama’s presidency said the meetings show a president consistently participating in an exploration of foreign policy and intelligence issues.”
Not so consistently, it seems.
Since Obama officials have actively promoted the way the president runs his daily intelligence meeting as evidence of his national security leadership (even releasing a photo of him receiving the briefing on an iPad), it is fair to ask why he skips the daily meeting so often.
According to former officials who have detailed knowledge of the PDB process, having the daily meeting — and not just reading the briefing book — is enormously important both for the president and those who prepare the brief.
For the president, the meeting is an opportunity to ask questions of the briefers, probe assumptions and request additional information.
For those preparing the brief, meeting with the president on a daily basis gives them vital, direct feedback from the commander in chief about what is on his mind, how they can be more responsive to his needs, and what information he may have to feed back into the intelligence process.
This process cannot be replicated on paper or an iPad.
While the Bush records are not yet available electronically for analysis, officials tell me the former president held his intelligence meeting six days a week, no exceptions — usually with the vice president, the White House chief of staff, the national security adviser, the director of National Intelligence, or their deputies, and CIA briefers in attendance.
Once a week, Bush held an expanded Homeland Security briefing that included the Homeland Security adviser, the FBI director and other homeland security officials.
Bush also did more than 100 hour-long “deep dives” in which he invited intelligence analysts into the Oval Office to get their unvarnished and sometimes differing views.
Such meetings deepened the president’s understanding of the issues and helped analysts better understand the problems with which he was wrestling.
When Obama decides that he doesn't want to go to his daily intelligence meeting, he is consciously placing other priorities ahead of National Security and the lives of Americans around the world.
So how often does Obama attend the meeting? Well, with President Obama, it seems the regular morning intelligence meeting are not very regular at all.
To me, as a result of his not doing his job, Barack Obama may indeed be responsible for the deaths of the 4 Americans who were killed. It is apparent that he is a weak link in the chain of command and his not doing his job may have resulted to the deaths of those who serve.
Tried, Impeached, or simply Fired come November, the American people should not forget about this - and replace him with someone who will at the minimum do his job and attend the meetings he's supposed to attand.
Because he has falied to do so, he now has blood on his hands.
One of my readers out there, wrote and wanted to know exactly what it takes to be a good liberal Democrat? So here's my answer.
To be the perfect liberal Democrat, you have to throw aside things like morals and value systems.
You have to allow yourself to lie easily, distort the truth, and be creative with you descriptions of events so to change them to resemble more how you see the events.
You have to:
- believe that the Marxist-Communist Doctrine should be given another try,
- believe that Socialism is the way to go,
- believe that the government ownership of businesses is good for the masses,
- believe that Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg are not over-rated,
- believe that animals and trees and rocks and tiny frog all have rights,
- believe that the gay's agenda of legalizing man-boy love between a man and a child is a good thing,
- believe that Capital Punishment for rapist and murderers is a bad thing,
- believe that gender based abortions of female babies only is a good thing,
- believe that confronting and defeating enemies of the United States before they can harm American citizens is not good for the "world community" - America is of secondary importance,
- believe that America only needs use law enforcement measures to deal with terrorism,
- believe that the U.S. military kills babies and should be scraped and replaced with more Peace Corps volunteers,
- believe that the Constitution is out of date,
- believe that liberal judges can legitimately purge Christianity from the public square,
- believe that even though 84% of Americans identify themselves as Christians that America is no longer Christian like Obama said,
- believe that it is OK to be hostile to Christians,
- believe that the root of Western Law - the Ten Commandments - has no place in American schools,
- believe that a store employee saying “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays” should be fired and placed in jail,
- believe that Christianity is the root cause of all of the world's problems,
- believe that Muslim Killers are really just very sensitive and misunderstood,
- believe that Christ is bad and Muhammad is great,
- believe in Gun Control and that a Citizen has no right to bear arms,
- believe that it's OK to be a Rape Victim instead of an Armed Citizen who can protect yourself,
- believe that Taxpayers should pay for Sandra Fluck's condoms and birth control pills because nymphomania is a mental disorder and may be eligible for disability payments,
- believe that promiscuity and the practice of casual sex with multiple sexual partners doe not make you a slut,
- believe that all Blacks are needy and can't strive to do better,
- believe that National assimilation and unity becoming one America is offensive but keeping everyone divided through re-enforcement of diversity is good for us somehow,
- believe that all capitalists and entrepreneurs who are scratching out a living through their own efforts are bad for the country and should be punished for being successful,
- believe that liberals and socialists are right to think that a successful business owners cheated the system somehow,
- believe that it's not vitally important to the future of the country to reduce the size of government, keep taxes low, balance the budget, and get this country out of debt,
- believe that liberals and Democrats are right in that big government, high taxes, and less money in the pockets of ordinary Americans is a good thing,
- believe that American citizens don't need take home money on their checks from work because the government can provide everything for you,
- believe that love of America and Patriotism are passe and not needed in today's world,
- believe that America is not a great nation but instead no better than any other nation,
- believe that we should not have a primary interest of looking out for Americans,
- believe that "American exceptionalism" is propaganda and "America first" is offensive to Europeans,
- believe that the corrupt bureaucrats who control the United Nations are really looking out for the best interests of this nation,
- believe that pursuing policies because they’re pragmatic and because they work is not good,
- believe that pursuing policies because they’re “nice” and make us feel good,
- then just put a "D" for "Democrat" after your name.
You will be free to do anything, including what othe Democrats have done such as:
- You can cheat on your taxes or not pay them at all,
- have illegals working for you,
- screw around with White House Interns,
- sexually harass women around you,
- pay women on your staff less than you pay your male staff,
- run a Gay Prostitution Ring out of your home,
- break the rules by putting your family on your office payroll,
- belong to the Ku Klux Klan while still in office,
- filibuster Civil Rights Legislation then say how you're a life long supporter of it,
- send nude pictures of yourself,
- use another person's Social Security number,
- refuse to disclose college transcripts,
Obama Cabinet Member Breaks Federal Law By Campaigning For Obama
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated Federal Law by campaigning for Obama
Sebelius violated federal law when she campaigned this winter for President Obama, federal investigators announced Wednesday.
Sebelius broke the law by making “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a speech in February at a Human Rights Campaign Event in Charlotte, N.C., according to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
She made the comments in the city that would later host the Democratic National Convention.
The agency said Sebelius’ comments violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits public officials from campaigning in an official capacity.
The agency said the Department of Health and Human Services after the event reclassified the trip from official to political and that the federal government was reimbursed for related costs.
However, the OSC still concluded Sebelius had violated federal law and has sent the report to the president -- the procedure for a government official appointed by a president and confirmed by the Senate.
OSC spokeswoman Ann O’Hanlon said there is no formal rule for dealing with an appointed official in violation of the act. However, the agency investigates at least 100 cases such cases annually with “a great majority” of them being resolved internally and violators getting a suspension.
O'Hanlon said the remaining cases are sent to the Merit System Protection Board, which can decide to terminate the employment of a non-appointed federal employees or given them a 30-day suspension.
Still, Maureen Ferguson and Ashley McGuire of the Catholic Association are calling for Sebelius’ resignation.
“Throughout her tenure at Health and Human Services, most of Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' actions have advanced the president's political interests,” they said in a joint statement.
Sebelius could not be reached late Wednesday afternoon, but her response to the findings is supposed to be in the report forwarded to the president.
She also discussed state politics in the Feb. 25 speech, urging voters to defeat a ballot proposal opposing gay marriage and to elect a Democratic governor, according to The Hill.
U.S. Navy Wants To Investigate SEAL's Book - But No One Investigating Obama Security Leaks?
It is apparent that our Navy is unhappy with former SEALs coming forward to discuss the Special Operation that made Osama Bin Laden dead.
Talk is that the Navy wants to find ways to get in the good graces of the Obama Administration in case Obama is re-elected for 4 more years. One way to get in good with Obama is to find a way to prosecute the Navy SEALs who are coming forth.
While this is going on, our Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated with President Obama.
It has to do with how Obama and those in positions of authority in the Obama White House have exploited their service for political advantage - and maybe money!
Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.
Either Obama or someone working close to the president has leaked:
- sensitive classified information to liberal Hollywood Directors,
- the name of the Pakistan Doctor who assisted us - subsequently getting him arrested,
- the who our Yemeni Agents are,
- information on the Stuxnet Virus used to attack Iran's Nuke Program,
- our Kill Lists of potential terrorist targets,
- information on eminent Drone Attacks,
- classified information on the tactics used in killing Osama Bin Laden,
- classified Israeli war plans,
- Great Britain's nuclear capabilities.
Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.
And honestly, since any person in our military leaking this sort of information would be tried for Treason at worse and misuse of intelligence material in the least - I really believe the Obama Administration needs to be investigated and whoever involved in this breach of National Security prosecuted to full extent of the law.
Since President Obama enjoys talking about Democrat Presidents, he should remember that President Harry Truman said "The buck stops here" when asked who is ultimately responsible for things in his administration.
Obama is ultimately responsible for leaking extremely sensitive military secrets, and should be prosecuted for getting an member of our military killed because of his desire to play politics with America military security.
State Department Corrects Obama, Says Egypt Is An Ally
Maybe if Obama attending more National Security briefing he'd know more about foreign affairs. But since he refuses to attend the briefing designed to assist the President, it's no wonder that he doesn't know his own administration's policies.
The State Department, cutting through the confusion over President Obama's claim that Egypt is not a U.S. ally, contradicted his characterization Thursday.
For the record, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, Egypt is considered a major non-NATO ally.
The comment came as White House aides also carefully clarified the president's remarks.
The president made the initial statement in an interview with the Spanish-language Telemundo. "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy," Obama said, reacting to the ongoing and intense demonstrations outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
The comment raised eyebrows, considering that Egypt - at least before the fall of Hosni Mubarak -- has long been among the top U.S. allies in the Middle East along with Saudi Arabia and Israel. And legally, it is still considered a major "non-NATO" ally, as Nuland confirmed.
Nuland and White House aides, though, tried to at the same time suggest that Obama was referring to the fact that Egypt is not part of any formal NATO treaty.
"'Ally' is a legal term of art. We don't have a mutual defense treaty with Egypt like we do with our NATO allies. But as the president has said, Egypt is long-standing and close partner of the United States, and we have built on that foundation by supporting Egypt's transition to democracy and working with the new government," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the same, claiming Obama was referring to the lack of an alliance treaty with Egypt. But they made clear that Egypt is a major partner, noting that Obama spoke Wednesday with President Mohammad Morsi
Not everyone was in the same page, though.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday would not go so far as to say Egypt is or will be a U.S. ally. "We'll see," she said.
Pelosi's comment and Obama's original comment indeed reflected concern about the direction of Egypt's post-Mubarak government, heavy with the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.
Some have complained that Morsi has not cracked down hard enough on the demonstrators who two days ago breached the wall of the U.S. Embassy and continue to gather in large numbers outside the perimeter. They are purportedly angry over an anti-Islam film.
While condemning attacks on the embassies Thursday, Morsi reportedly said the Egyptian people need "breathing room." And he said he had called on Obama to "put an end to such behavior" like the anti-Islam film.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to explain Thursday that the U.S. government cannot prevent the airing of videos, even if they are offensive, because of America's constitutional free-speech protections.
While she chastised the American who made the video for a long time, not a whole lot was said about the Muslims who killed 4 Americans.
So not the question is should our government rethink any and all aid to Libya and Egypt?
10 Poorest Cities in America
What do the top ten cities (over 250,000) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level
1. Detroit , MI 32.5%
2. Buffalo , NY 29.9%
3. Cincinnati , OH 27.8%
4. Cleveland , OH 27.0%
5. Miami , FL 26.9%
6. St. Louis , MO 26.8%
7. El Paso , TX 26.4%
8. Milwaukee , WI 26.2%
9. Philadelphia , PA 25.1%
10. Newark , NJ 24.2%
So what do they all have in common, Democrat Mayors!
1st Place - Detroit, MI - hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961
2nd Place - Buffalo, NY- hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1954
3rd Place - Cincinnati, OH - hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1984
4th Place - Cleveland, OH - hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1989
5th Place - Miami, FL - has never had a Republican mayor
6th Place - St. Louis, MO - hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1949
7th Place - El Paso, TX - has never had a Republican mayor
8th Place - Milwaukee , WI - hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1908
9th Place - Philadelphia, PA - hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1952
10th Place - Newark, NJ - hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1907
Albert Einstein once said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats, yet they are still POOR.
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln
And yet, Barack Obama and the Democrats continues to do the same! Imagine that!
Great Lesson For Everyone Who Voted For Barack Obama
For her birthday, the children all brought gifts for their teacher.
The supermarket manager's daughter brought the teacher a basket of assorted fruit.
The florist's son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers.
The candy-store owner's daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy.
Then the liquor-store owner's son brought up a big, heavy box. The teacher lifted it up and noticed that it was leaking a little bit.. She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it.
"Is it wine?" she guessed. "No," the boy replied.
She tasted another drop and asked, "Champagne?"
"No," said the little boy, "It's a puppy!"
It just shows you shouldn't judge a gift by its box!
Story by Tom Correa