Obamateurism of the Day

Not too long ago, one of our OOTDs concerned a recycled claim by Barack Obama about the focus of his sleeping and waking thoughtsIn 2009, it was national security; two months ago, it was economics:

“But you should know that keeping the economy growing and making sure jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up every morning. It’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night.”

So Obama’s focused like a laser on economics these days, with all indicators turning sour since Barack Obama made the remark in April?  Not exactly, as Jammie Wearing Fool discovered:

At some point during the first two years of his administration, President Obama stopped receiving the daily economic briefing that he requested when he took office.

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced at his own first daily briefing reporters that Obama asked for the daily economic briefing, described then as comparable to the daily intelligence briefing the president gets every morning. …

But at some point, the daily economic briefings stopped showing up on Obama’s daily schedule.

White House officials said the meetings slowly petered out, but Obama still receives a daily economic briefing on paper.

Slowly petered out, huh?  Sounds like a great description of Obamanomics.  Apparently, that’s not keeping Obama up at night any more.

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