(THE HILL) -- Supporters and critics of President Obama are looking for leadership on many pressing issues from the White House, but many believe they are not getting it.
On Monday, Obama held a Cabinet meeting and spoke about his effort to modernize government databases.
He avoided public remarks on several matters seen as more pressing, such as turmoil in Egypt and the wider Middle East, faltering efforts to reform immigration in the U.S. and the rocky implementation of ObamaCare. Instead the president spoke to a small group of reporters about his efforts to improve databases and make government more efficient.
“We’re working to make huge swaths of your government more transparent and more accountable than ever before,” Obama said at the White House.
Even to the most loyal Obama supporters, the move seemed irrelevant, even odd.
One top Democratic strategist griped on Monday that a White House in need of a second-term win “isn’t using all the tools they have available to them in their toolbox.”
“The president needs to be consistent about what he cares about,” the strategist said. “The only things he should be talking about are things on his priority list and nothing else.” Continue reading via The Hill...