What does the president DO?

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One of the things that is left out of the party platforms & the talk of responsibilities in all the legislation & regulation created by politicians FOR US is what is the president actually responsible for doing? We know he is Commander in Chief of the military & signs laws made by congress but. The U.S. Constitution, Article 2 Section 1 on the Executive does not spell out much more.
Is he god, king or servant?  We currently seem to have a speech maker in chief & campaign solicitor in the office.
Drudge Headlines show how some of his time is spent:
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PRESIDENT SKIPS MORE THAN HALF OF INTEL BRIEFINGS...

REPORT: Spent 412 hours in economic meetings, 600 hours on golf course...

Obama Adds 11,327 Pages of Regulations in Three Years...

18 pages to define 'full-time employee' for Obamacare...

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Mark de LA says
Maybe the president doesn't do anything himself, but then why does he put these things on his resume as accomplishments?


Mark de LA says
seth 2012-09-13 07:49:18 16183
MR 2012-09-12 00:21:26 16183
Frankly, if all he does is solicit money, spend & borrow on taxes & make speeches, none of which I want to listen to nor give to then WTF sounds loud throughout the land. Then there is:


Certainly we can find a better truth than these associations here.
Is he increasing our respect abroad/ Is he contributing to the security & safety of the USA?


Protesters storm American embassy in Yemen...

US Flags Burned at Tunisia embassy...

New Clashes in Cairo...

Consulate in Berlin evacuated...

Iraqi militia threatens U.S. interests...

'The Most Serious Challenge to Obama'...

WIKILEAKS blames US stance on Assange for embassy attack...  

Mark de LA says

Mark de LA says
The Hill: ...
In February, Obama said, “One of the proudest things of my three years in office is helping to restore a sense of respect for America around the world, a belief that we are not just defined by the size of our military.”Three years ago in Cairo, Obama stressed his leadership would be dramatically different than former President George W. Bush’s: “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition.”
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Mark de LA says
Fascinating! There is also the co-Question: "What Does The U.S. Congress DO?".  I don't think the founders who wrote the constitution had in mind a permanent ruling class with perpetual campaigning to occupy Washington D.C.
source: ... (see below)

President Obama on Saturday accused Capitol Hill lawmakers of leaving behind both Washington and unfinished legislative business until after November because they are more concerned about their re-election campaigns, amid criticism he is side-stepping key United Nations meetings next week to hit the campaign trail.

The Senate closed the Capitol early Saturday after passing a spending bill that will make sure the government won't shut down Oct. 1, the start of the new budget year. The so-called continuing resolution passed by a 62-30 vote.

The Republican-controlled House left Friday after passing the Stop the War on Coal Act –- a bill to held the coal industry’s fight against administration energy and environmental policies and hurt Obama's political prospects in coal states such as Ohio and Virginia.

Obama accuses lawmakers of being "more worried about their jobs and their paychecks" than their constituents, in his weekend radio and Internet address.

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