” A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI)report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.
The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.
The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.”
“ I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.
According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame. “
Below is the gist of the report from GAI which puts Obama’s dereliction on stark display …
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Here is the balance of 2012 thru September 29th 2014 .
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As anyone can see , 2014 with all the failures of his foreign policy blossoming around him , from Ukraine to Crimea , from Gaza to Syria , from the Mexican border to Ebola the man has set an all time low in attendance to the most important briefings of his work day .
This from the man who’s primary job is NOT fundraising for the democratic party but protecting the security of the American people and territory .
By contrast “Dear Leader” hasn’t missed a tee time in years …
The total figure of 140 rounds played in the above graphic does not include all of 2013’s duffing nor any of 2014’s golf outings of which there have been 35 through August 23 , which gives him a grand total of plus or minus 192 rounds of golf since he took office .
Obama (#GOLFTUS) Golf Outings Round Date Venue 194 – Guess Since last outing 193 – 192 23-Aug-14 – Farm Neck Golf Club – One More Round before going back to White House for #GOLFTUS 191 21-Aug-14 – Farm Neck Golf Club – What to do after all the critism? Golf 190 20-Aug-14 – Vineyard Golf Club – 20 Minutes After Beheading Presser, #GOLFTUS is Golfing, Smiling 189 15-Aug-14 – Farm Neck Golf Club – 1 Hour Biking With Obama Ladies, Then Golf 188 14-Aug-14 – Vineyard Golf Club – #GOLFTUS Calls for Calm in Ferguson, Skips Gen Greene Funeral, Golfs 187 12-Aug-14 – Vineyard Golf Club – Just another vacation day… golfing 186 10-Aug-14 – Farm Neck Golf Club – 10 of First 30 Hours on Vacation Spent Golfing 185 9-Aug-14 – Farm Neck Golf Club – 30 Minutes after arriving on Martha’s Vineyard, Golf
184 2-Aug-14 – Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS celebrates birthday on golf course, of course 183 26-Jul-14 – Congressional Country Club – #GOLFTUS Playing Golf at Congressional 1 182 20-Jul-14 – Fort Belvoir – The world’s on fire and #GOLFTUS is on the green 181 12-Jul-14 – TPC Potomac Golf Club – #GOLFTUS Heads Out to the Golf Course of Course 180 5-Jul-14 – Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Golfing with Old Friends 179 28-Jun-14 – Fort Belvoir – It’s Saturday, of course #GOLFTUS is Playing Golf 1 178 21-Jun-14 – Fort Belvoir – #GOLFTUS Heads Out to Play 3 177 15-Jun-14 – Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Weekend Tally: Two Golf Outings 176 14-Jun-14 – Rancho Mirage, CA – Exhausted #GOLFTUS Golfs as Terrorists Flood Baghdad 6 175 7-Jun-14 – Fort Belvoir – #GOLFTUS rushes back from Normandy to work on illegal immigrant child refugee situation..and golf game 2 174 31-May-14 – Fort Belvoir, VA – #GOLFTUS Golfs with Money Buddy, Wall St banker Robert Wolf 1 173 24-May-14 – Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Rolls Out of Bed to Play Golf 172 17-May-14 – Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, VA – #GOLFTUS Motorcade Gets The Finger 3 171 10-May-14 – Andrews Air Force Base – Golf as Usual 170 3-May-14 – Fort Belvoir, VA – Yes, We’re Playing Golf 3 169 19-Apr-14 – Andrews Air Force Base – It’s Saturday #GOLFTUS 1 168 12-Apr-14 – Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Playing Golf on a Perfect Saturday 167 5-Apr-14 – Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Spends Saturday Playing Chess 1 166 17-Mar-14 – Andrews Air Force Base – Golf season in Washington is underway 165 9-Mar-14 – Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL – Russia invades Ukraine, #GOLFTUS golfs 164 8-Mar-14 – Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL – #GOLFTUS links up with celebrities for golf game 2 163 17-Feb-14 – Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Golfing in California 162 16-Feb-14 – Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Golfing in California 161 15-Feb-14 – Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Golfing in California 10 160 4-Jan-14 – Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii – #GOLFTUS Squeezes in One More Round 1 159 2-Jan-14 – Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii – #GOLFTUS Has Played Golf Every Day of 2014 158 1-Jan-14 – Mid Pacific Country Club, Hawaii – Video || #GOLFTUS Putts on the 18th 1
Above list courtesy of The Obama Golf Counter
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