Monday, April 30, 2012

AWOL from the Oval Office - Failed President Has Held More Fundraisers Than Previous Five Presidents Combined

As a HR professional, one of the metrics I would monitor at any workplace is Absenteeism.  You must monitor your absenteeism rate because time spent away from work means lost productivity and higher costs, which leads to poor work output.  This is well known and undisputed measure of how well an employee is doing the job which they have taken on.

So what does this article say about the time the President has spent away from doing the most important job possible and how lame it is that POTUS has basically been on a permanent campaign since he was elected??

It shows me that he isn't doing the job well and needs to be replaced.  If any other person was doing this at any other job, he would have been fired long ago.  We need adult leadership and Obama must go.

The Permanent Campaign: Failed President Has Held More Fundraisers Than Previous Five Presidents Combined -

Posted by Jammie on Apr 29, 2012

Let’s look at the bright side. When he’s out there shaking down his fatcat supporters he’s not actually working, so there’s the chance he’s actually doing less damage. But I guess in keeping with his adoring media we can call this historic and unprecedented.

Barack Obama has already held more fundraising events to build cash for his re-election bid than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book.

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

The figures, contained a in a new book called The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign by Brendan J. Doherty, due to be published by University Press of Kansas in July, give statistical backing to the notion that Obama is more preoccupied with being re-elected than any other commander-in-chief of modern times.

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 1980, Reagan zero in 1984, Bush Snr 19 in 1992, Clinton 14 in 1996 and Bush Jnr 57 in 2004.

Can’t wait to see how many golf outings he’s had in comparison with his predecessors. That’ll be another record-breaker, no doubt.

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