Obama “Religiously” Reads Security Briefings

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

How would this lackey from ABC “news” know that our Dear Leader ” religiously” reads his security briefings?

The group says it examined the publicly available records for the first 1,225 days of the Obama presidency – from Jan. 23, 2009 through March, 31 2012 – and found a PDB on just 536 of those days, or less than half the time.

In the first five months of 2012, a PDB was listed on Obama’s schedule just 58 days, or 38 percent of the time, the report says.  The group claims former President George W. Bush almost always had a briefing on his public docket.

The White House does not directly dispute the numbers, but insists they are a “selective representation of the facts.”  Obama has never “skipped” a Presidential Daily Briefing, aides say, even if an in-person briefing isn’t listed on his schedule.

While his predecessor might have preferred an oral daily briefing, Obama religiously reads a written version of the same prepared material, often on a secure iPad (as seen in this official White House PHOTO). He often receives an in-person briefing in addition, aides note, as well as real-time national security updates during the day, both in the office and on the road.

Again, how would they know this? And why is the media injecting religion into press briefings?

11 Responses to “Obama “Religiously” Reads Security Briefings”

  1. wodun on 15/15/12 at 6:26 am

    And if Obama uses his ipad so much, how come he doesn’t know how to use an iphone?

    Why would the reporter think that “aides” did a study on the effectiveness of in person vs bullet point briefings? And hasn’t real world data already cast doubt on that assertion?

  2. mike191 on 15/15/12 at 7:36 am

    The child story, “The Emperor has no clothes,”should be mandatory reading for our vaunted “Fourth Estate.”

    When hubris,””..Ihave a gift Harry..” is the corner stone of your foreign and domestic policy-shit happens.

  3. Beto Ochoa on 15/15/12 at 5:03 pm

    This man gets hammered every night. I don’t believe it unless the briefings are less than 140 characters.

  4. Mick Slix on 15/15/12 at 5:38 pm

    Yeah, he reads them while facing east, with his nose on the floor and his butt on the air.

  5. Who Knew on 15/15/12 at 6:46 pm

    Why would you have an IPad and still want to keep a Blackberry? There’s more to this story.
    And to be sure if the President has been reading the PDB “religiously” why is this situation so out of control? I think Obama should head over to Egypt and calm this uprising – and of he is so well liked among these people he should leave his security detail on Air Force One.

  6. rich b on 16/16/12 at 4:53 pm

    Oh really? He reads them religiously? The same way congress read Omamacare before they passed the bill? Fuck you! And quit pissing on me and telling me it’s raining.

  7. crackermike on 17/17/12 at 8:54 am

    Perhaps Obama didn’t “skip” Security briefings. He just CANCELLED them. So how can he skip something that he ordered not to happen?

  8. Blue Hen on 17/17/12 at 9:52 am

    Good to know. That means that he either ignored the warning that we were getting or that the US intellignece gathering capabilities suck.

  9. Trudy on 17/17/12 at 5:41 pm

    I’m left wondering why his briefings on the ipad come with the music to angry birds……….