Columnist labels Obama the 'slacker-in-chief'
Deroy Murdock slams president's priorities
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- Date Oct 3, 2012
Deroy Murdock slams president's priorities
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A new column blasting President Obama for foreign policy failures in giving him a brand new title slacker in -- Columnist -- Murdock writes quote.
Concerning the fun parts of his job Barack Obama resembles the Energizer bunny their crowds to wow entertainers -- news or donors to pitch.
Obama is Johnny on the spot.
Too bad Obama -- -- flying when it comes to time for the serious heavy lifting of the presidency.
Joining us now -- Murdoch.
Here is syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor thanks for coming into right thank you Jamie good to see you you're pretty fired up in this -- bet because I was happy how did you come to call the president slacker and she.
I came to calling president Obama's -- -- just by looking at his behavior over the last four years he is excellent showing up to campaign there's hardly better campaign and America.
He shows up for fund raisers.
He loves to go to -- so celebrity events such as appearing on the view he's 38000 dollar per plate dinners with Anna wintour editor of vogue.
Actresses like Sarah Jessica Parker but when it comes to doing the job that we -- that America elected and do not -- -- a lot of other voters put him in office.
He often as they -- for example that something that every president states gets called the presidential daily brief.
Where the president sits down with people from the CIA people from the intelligence and defense communities and the discuss serious.
Threats to American safety in American security.
Well between January of 2009 news inaugurated may have thirty -- 31 of this year.
He -- 56% of those in -- for 2012 he skipped about 62%.
And to read -- sit down and focus on this with experts ask them questions make suggestions.
What a -- in those cases did was just take that the briefing book upstairs.
Read them out in private and that's a bit like when your doctor and say well doc I really don't want to have you explain my chest X -- to me I'll just take them home look at myself.
And figure out whether I'm sick or not what we need is the president states focusing on the sort of thing.
Rather than doing what he did the entire week before the attack and would be that killed.
Our ambassador in three other American American so in cold blood he received no presidential daily brief for the that entire week before that.
In the day after the the deadly attacks in Libya he skipped his presidential daily brief and jetted off to Las Vegas for fund raiser.
Well the last three days after that it skipped his presidential daily briefings.
You're describing the meetings where the president gets briefed.
What's the impact -- -- those meetings -- our national security and are you suggesting that the president is making that less of a priority than campaigning.
Yes a group called the government accountability institute a conservative watchdog group took a look at his schedule -- -- -- the Washington Post.
First report about this and basically these presidential daily briefs are very very serious solemn classified very secret.
Meetings between the president and his national security team.
And they go through all of the various threats that the united -- faces in terms of terrorism in terms of all kinds of things that people we have civilians don't know about and it's -- crucial that the president attendees President Bush attended all of them most -- attend all these briefings are almost all of them.
And up pres Obama -- -- -- between when he was inaugurated may 31 of this year skipped about 56% of them and in 2012 between January 1 and may 31.
He skipped about 62% of the so and this is very very serious because -- can ask questions and get the intelligence community look even deeper.
In to threats and and maybe make suggestions and say it if let's say that he hears that Paraguay.
Is about to explode -- so well you know I know somebody from college who is now the the head of chamber of commerce and Paraguay call him I know him my trust and we can ask him to look into this thing for us think that -- in -- -- you can have that and do you want.
Relationship with respect to this let me ask you speaking of interaction other presidents have held a number of meetings during general assembly week.
And this particular time we all watched -- President Obama did come to New York didn't meet with Benjamin Netanyahu had talked him on the phone.
Refuse to allow the prime minister to come to Washington even for that meeting.
What's your analysis of what happened during general assembly week and what the impact is on us as Americans.
Precisely correct President Obama -- we -- -- came to New York City for the UN general assembly.
He did meet with the world leaders last year this year -- segment with -- -- zero.
World leaders and he jetted off to campaign he should have met with Netanyahu probably should met president Egypt and talked about.
Maintaining security there -- keeping Americans safe in Egypt he met with no no leaders.
The response from White House was -- -- telephone can call these leaders will have abuses telephone call the view and -- Whoopi Goldberg over the phone.
And take that time and it's dead -- -- Netanyahu meet with the president of Egypt meet with these people in the Middle East.
Who are in control of governments where things have gone out of control Americans and killed.
Our embassies our fire storm and president -- time for the view -- not -- -- -- world leaders and also by the way domestically has not that would his jobs council since January.
We have unemployment over 8% to 43 months he's blown off his jobs council since January and -- apparent dereliction of duty.
And I slacker in chief is your summation in the piece you tell me there's more you going to be writing about we'll check it out thank you -- thank you very much.