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Obama Resumes Intel Briefings, Meets ‘Pirate’

From Breitbart:

Obama Reverses Position on Intel Briefs, Drops iPad for Live Meetings

By Wynton Hall | 19 Sep 2012

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.

But now, in an apparent 180-degree reversal, the White House official calendar shows that for the last four days Mr. Obama has ditched his iPad and has instead opted for the live briefings

But who knows how long he will be on good behavior? Probably just until the heat is off.

Still, Mr. Carney owes Mr. Thiessen an apology. Carney said Thiessen’s report was "hilarious" and flippantly dismissed the need for Mr. Obama to attend live intelligence briefings…

Mr. Carney was shooting first, and aiming later. But ignorant arrogance seems to be the most common trait of this administration.

Meanwhile, we have this from a highly amused Politico:

Photo of the day: Obama celebrates Talk Like A Pirate Day

By BYRON TAU | 9/19/2012

"Arrr you in?" @barackobama tweets on International Talk Like a Pirate day.

Isn’t that just too cute?

Maybe Obama thinks all of those black flags showing up all over the Middle East are pirate flags. (And come to think of it, they are.)

Still, if Benjamin Netanyahu could just rent a pirate costume…

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 20th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Obama Resumes Intel Briefings, Meets ‘Pirate’”

  1. canary says:

    Obama’s Secretary Mr. Carney: ” — well, he always ‘reads it every day because he’s a voracious consumer of all of his briefing materials'” . 2012

    Official White House Photographer: “We were flying to the U.S. Naval Academy aboard the Marine One helicopter and the President was reading the business section of the New York Times. He is a “voracious reader.” May 22, 2009

    ‘The White House staff are ‘voracious readers who are obsessed’ with favorable coverage,’ one source said. – WMR Oct 22, 2009

    The Global Post: Check Obama’s summer reading list, drama included

    The US President, author of two books of his own, is considered ‘a voracious reader’ and also loves magazines and TV.

    The White House says Obama bought two books at a Martha’s Vineyard shop on Friday and brought three others from Washington for his 10-day stay.

    One new book is “The Bayou Trilogy,” a collection of crime novels by Daniel Woodrell set in Louisiana swampland. The other is “Rodin’s Debutante” by Ward Just, a coming-of-age novel set in mid-20th- Century Chicago.

    He arrived on the Vineyard with Abraham Verghese’s “Cutting for Stone,” a novel about Ethiopian twins who journey to America; David Grossman’s “To the End of the Land,” a turbulent family drama set in Israel; and “The Warmth of Other Suns,” an epic about America’s great migration by Isabel Wilkerson. One wonders with supposed daily briefings on the economy while on vacation, when he will read these novels.

    Senior adviser David Axelrod told the Washington Post that Obama reads “magazines like crazy,” including the New Yorker, the Economist, Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone.

    As for TV, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett says while he will watch press secretary Robert Gibbs’ briefings, the president’s television consumption revolves primarily around one network: ESPN.
    Aug 20, 2011

    The Examiner: President Obama is a ‘voracious reader’ and a strong advocate for teaching children to love books. He regularly releases a summer reading list to encourage people to read…. 2012-05-08

    Micheal Obama: “He reads every word, every memo, so he is better prepared than the people briefing him,” she said. “This man doesn’t take a day off.” 2012

    Can’t find where Robert Gibbs first told us Obama was a veracious reader of the news. But, someone needs to tell Gibbs that Obama has always and still is obsessed with Cable News, Rush, FOX news.


    Finally, we have enough evidence that Obama can no longer blame anyone for anything that goes wrong. And we all saw him reading “Post-America” which hardcore liberals love to read.

    Hell yeah he reads magazines. He’s doing more interviews than ever.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    Thought I’d look up where “Are You In?” came from; from the Plot Intro for Steinbeck’s “The Winter of our discontent”:

    “The story revolves around New Englander Ethan Allen Hawley, who works as a clerk in a grocery store he used to own. His wife and children resent their lowly social and economic position, and don’t put any value in the high levels of honesty and integrity that Ethan struggles to maintain in a corrupt society. Under this constant pressure, Hawley will eventually manage to get back the store by renouncing his morals, but the new-found wealth will not bring happiness.”

    Good Choice Barry!

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      Ah Steinbeck. The foremost commie on the required reading list in every public school in the country.

    • captstubby says:

      Like most of us who had to endure the Progressive literature we were required to read in school,
      I still found Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Superior.

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    Psalm 23 says: “Thy Axelrod and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me.” What’s that? Wrong Messiah? Huh? You mean Psalms is not about Obama? Really? Does the media know?

  4. ilzito guacamolito says:

    In this instant, the only word I can think of through my seething anger to describe 0 is “childish”. The world is on fire and this idiot is meeting a pirate in the WH.

  5. AcornsRNutz says:

    Probably doesn’t even require mentioning, but imagine a Republican (say, GWB) in the picture above with the pirate. The jokes write themselves (which explains Jon Stewart’s career pretty well actually).

  6. Reality Bytes says:

    Speaking of Pirates; rrr’nt they who take your treasure at the point of a gun? Maybe Barry’s taking some tips & I don’t mean just the fashion kind.

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