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What's Obama Doing Today?


#1

I thought I'd start a thread for everyone to see what President Obama does each day. Here's President Obama's busy day:

10:30 AM
Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.


Every other president in history received the daily briefing before 7:30AM


11:00 AM
Michelle Obama meets with children of Executive Office employees at the White Houseâ??s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.


Michelle is "working class" BTW.


4:30 PM
Obama meets with Biden.


And that's it. President Obama gets his briefing at 10:30AM and then meets with Joe Biden at 4:30PM. Busy man. Stay tuned for the next episode of 'What's Obama Doing Today?'


#2

Source? Not that I’m doubting you, but it’s bound to be asked.


#3

They can’t argue with this source:


#4

And campaigns all day today on our dime http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2012-04-27


#5

Wow…


#6

Holy shit , this stuff is fascinating . Your time must be limitless


#7

No, Obama’s time is limitless.


#8

Seriously? His public calendar isn’t going to include phone calls, or his every meeting or move. I’ve read articles that he routinely puts his family to bed and stays up late reading briefing.

C’mon, this isn’t anything. What are they going to do, include an Outlook entry that says “Meet with Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss bombing options in Iran”?

This isn’t credible evidence that Obama is somehow mailing it in with half-days.


#9

By the way, go to the current date - April 28. The calendar says “No public schedule”.

This calendar is tracking his public events, this isn’t his private work calendar.


#10

What about the 90-something rounds of golf he’s played in the last 3 years? Bush played golf maybe 4 times and the media crucified him for that.

CS


#11

[quote]thunderbolt23 wrote:
By the way, go to the current date - April 28. The calendar says “No public schedule”.

This calendar is tracking his public events, this isn’t his private work calendar.[/quote]

No, you are mistaken. This is the president’s schedule - it doesn’t “track…his public events.” I’ve been reading the president’s daily schedule since the late 1990’s. Bush II used to arrive at the Oval Office at 6:45AM each morning.

Here’s one from March 2012:

Mar 19, 2012

11:00 AM The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing - Not a public event.


11:30 AM The President meets with senior advisors - Not a public event

3:45 PM The President meets with Secretary of State Clinton - Not a public event

5:05 PM The President attends a campaign event


#12

[quote]thunderbolt23 wrote:

C’mon, this isn’t anything. What are they going to do, include an Outlook entry that says “Meet with Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss bombing options in Iran”?

[/quote]

No. Here’s an example of what they say from the president’s daily schedule:

1:30PM: President Obama meets with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Afghanistan and Pakistan


#13

'Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than every elected president since Richard Nixon combined

Obama is also the only president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his first year of office.

Doherty, who has compiled statistics about presidential travel and fundraising going back to President Jimmy Carter in 1977, found that Obama had held 104 fundraisers by March 6th this year, compared to 94 held by Presidents Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Snr, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined.

Since then, Obama has held another 20 fundraisers, bringing his total to 124. Carter held four re-election fundraisers in the 1980 campaign, Reagan zero in 1984, Bush Snr 19 in 1992, Clinton 14 in 1996 and Bush Jnr 57 in 2004.

This week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) lodged a formal complaint with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) about alleged misuse of taxpayer money by Obama.

In the complaint, Reince Priebus, RNC chairman, wrote: ‘Throughout his administration, but particularly in recent weeks, President Obama has been passing off campaign travel as “official events,” thereby allowing taxpayers, rather than his campaign, to pay for his re-election efforts.’

Kirsten Kukowski, an RNC spokesperson, said: ‘It’s no surprise that the Campaigner-In-Chief has taken raising money for his re-election to a whole new level. The worst part is the American taxpayer has been footing the bill.’ The Obama campaign did not respond to a request for comment.’ - UK Daily Mail


#14

[quote]CSEagles1694 wrote:
What about the 90-something rounds of golf he’s played in the last 3 years? Bush played golf maybe 4 times and the media crucified him for that.

CS[/quote]

WHOA…slow down there CSE. You can’t compare what the media did to Bush with how they treat Obama. After all there is a clear double standard in the press. Obama needs the rest because it’s a difficult job. Whereas when Bush played golf he was just flat out lazy and ducking his work.

When gas prices went up under Bush (not nearly as high as they have under Obama) it was all his fault. He and his oil buddies were making money on the side was the implication. And much of the public ate it up. But when gas prices go up under Obama the press says “a President can only do so much he can’t control oil prices…”

And when unemployment went up under a republican President it was all his fault. But under Obama it’s somehow big businesses fault. Instead of protesting at the White House the protests are on Wall Street. Obama walks away without even a political scratch…so far…

There are more people on food stamps than ever before but that’s not Obama’s fault it’s just a cyclical thing. Or, those mean rich people who refuse to hire anyone because they want to horde their money.

There is a double standard in the press that is so obvious that you’d have to be retarded or a democrat not to see it.


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#16

[quote]pushharder wrote:

[quote]ZEB wrote:

…There is a double standard in the press that is so obvious that you’d have to be retarded or a democrat not to see it.[/quote]

What’s the difference?

Ohh grandpa you so funny, now time to go back to bed for your nap.


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#18

I love Jackie ,it is a shame to be shmertch his legacy


#19

While I would hope this isn’t an accurate representation of his full schedule, it isn’t very encouraging. Do you know of any archives that have this sort of info for President Bush II?


#20

[quote]NAUn wrote:
While I would hope this isn’t an accurate representation of his full schedule, it isn’t very encouraging.
[/quote]

Obama, May 1st 2012:

10:30 am The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office

11:00 am The President meets with senior advisors
Oval Office

4:30 pm The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta


Obama, May 2nd 2012:

10:40 am The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

10:55 am The President arrives the White House
South Lawn

3:45 pm The President participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony
Oval Office

4:30 pm The President attends a campaign event

5:30 pm The President attends a campaign event

[quote]

Do you know of any archives that have this sort of info for President Bush II?[/quote]

On archive but not in the same format:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=PPP&browsePath=president-57&isCollapsed=false&leafLevelBrowse=false&ycord=0

This is what William Hague of the Sunday Telegraph UK said of Bush in 2002: “His daily schedule oozes self-discipline.”