Smug Carney Says to the GOP Debate – Too Bad, we’re the white house – Boehner’s Reply – Stick It


(Carney learned the BO smug look)

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/obama-trump-gop-debate

President Obama plans to lay out his long-awaited jobs speech before a joint session of Congress next Wednesday evening — which happens to be the same night as a Republican presidential debate.

“I respectfully request the opportunity to address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7, 2011 at 8 p.m.,” Obama wrote in a letter sent Wednesday to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the timing of the speech is not aimed at overshadowing the next Republican debate, which is cosponsored by NBC News and Politico, and is scheduled to air at the same time as the planned presidential address.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/aug/31/boehner-obama-joint-session-date-no/
(Boehner – Thanks, but no thanks, we’re busy. Try another day)

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23 Comments

  1. Regrettably, I believe that the GOP is wrong on this one: when the President requests time to address a joint session of Congress, courtesy requires that it be granted, unless the request is for such an impossible time as to make it wholly impractical.

    I don’t know whether the President and his staff gave the first consideration to the Republican candidates’ debate, but it doesn’t matter: he seriously outranks them.

    There is no real reason that the security sweeps cannot be made prior to Congress passing the necessary concurrent resolutions.

  2. Sorry, Dana, but I disagree. The House of Representatives is currently not in session, for one thing. The date and time of Obama’s megalomaniacal demand to be on stage as the Ruler of the USSA with all the Republicans unable to answer back to his lies was intentionally planned to kill any opportunity for the American public to see the Republican debate. Obama was not being civil or acting with honor or integrity in demanding (in request form) his captive-audience demagogic brow-beat time at the exact time of a long previously planned public debate.

    Obama-the-Emperor can shove it out his wazoo.

  3. And Boehner gave Obama a very reasonable offer of the very next day for what Obama supposedly wanted to do. The only difference is Obama’s captive-audience, lie-filled demagogic brow-beat time won’t block the public airing of a Republican Presidential debate. That’s the only difference between Obama’s demand (in request form) and Boehner’s counter-offer.

  4. Sorry Dana, but BO was asked many times when his alleged plan was going to be sprung on the beleaugered public of BO Fatigue. All he said when I get back. Now NBC let it be known what they were doing, and diabolically, BO upstages him. The curious thing here is that a joint session of Congress speech is Usually 9 PM Eastern. Note: BO wants the 8 PM Eastern slot. No coincedence there my friends. He just keeps proving why his poll numbers are sinking.

  5. Mr Hitchcock wrote:

    And Boehner gave Obama a very reasonable offer of the very next day for what Obama supposedly wanted to do. The only difference is Obama’s captive-audience, lie-filled demagogic brow-beat time won’t block the public airing of a Republican Presidential debate. That’s the only difference between Obama’s demand (in request form) and Boehner’s counter-offer.

    Uhhh, the next evening is the opening of football season! The New Orleans Saints meet the Green Bay Packers at 8:30 PM Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

  6. Of course, it is true that President Obama is playing politics with this one. His campaign sent out this e-mail which I received at 8:42 this evening:

    Dana –

    Today I asked for a joint session of Congress where I will lay out a clear plan to get Americans back to work. Next week, I will deliver the details of the plan and call on lawmakers to pass it.

    Whether they will do the job they were elected to do is ultimately up to them.

    But both you and I can pressure them to do the right thing. We can send the message that the American people are playing by the rules and meeting their responsibilities — and it’s time for our leaders in Congress to meet theirs.

    And we must hold them accountable if they don’t.

    So I’m asking you to stand with me in calling on Congress to step up and take action on jobs:

    http://my.barackobama.com/Time-To-Act

    No matter how things go in the weeks and months ahead, this will be an important challenge for our organization.

    It’s been a long time since Congress was focused on what the American people need them to be focused on.

    I know that you’re frustrated by that. I am, too.

    That’s why I’m putting forward a set of bipartisan proposals to help grow the economy and create jobs — that means strengthening our small businesses, giving needed breaks to middle-class families, while taking responsible steps to bring down our deficit.

    I’m asking lawmakers to look past short-term politics and take action on that plan. But we’ve got to do this together.

    I will deliver this message to Congress next week, but I’m asking you to stand alongside me today:

    http://my.barackobama.com/Time-To-Act

    More to come,

    Barack

    Paid for by Obama for America
  7. Beeee Ohhhhh will address Congress the next night. BO CAVED to Republican Pressure. And if he has a plan, and hinted he had a plan in July, why not publish it so we all can see it.

  8. “Regrettably, I believe that the GOP is wrong on this one: when the President requests time to address a joint session of Congress, courtesy requires that it be granted, unless the request is for such an impossible time as to make it wholly impractical.”

    You are correct, Dana, and I give you credit for stating this. Even if one does not like a particular President, the office deserves respect, a point not shared by other of the radicals on here.

    That said, I commend Obama for being willing to change. The date for the Repub candidate debate was set first, therefore courtesy dictates what Obama decided to do.

    Were the shoe on the other foot, would a Rick Perry type have backed down? I doubt it, because these types just love to play hardball all the time, and would view backing down as something never to be done, as a sign of weakness, just like Yorkshire by saying he “caved”.

    I consider Obama’s changing the date as a sign of strength. Moreover, from a political viewpoint, generating more anger on the Right would have a negative impact on getting a jobs bill through Congress.

    It will be in the Repubs interest to reach a compromise on a jobs bill, otherwise they will lose the vote of the independents on November 2012.

    By the way, I note that Professor Allan Lichtman, of American University, predicts that Obama will easily win in 2012. Professor Lichtman, using his “Keys to the White House” theory, has picked every Presidential winner since 1984. Of his 13 keys, Lichtman sees Obama getting 9 of them!

  9. Were the shoe on the other foot, would a Rick Perry type have backed down?

    Were the shoe on the other foot, Rick Perry wouldn’t have tried to blatantly co-opt that date. And if a Republican had tried, every MSM outlet and every Democrat would have been out screaming bloody murder. That’s a guarantee. Heck, what with the attitudes of Democrats and Unions, there could well have been riots in the streets with all manner of innocents having their property destroyed. Because that’s what Democrats and Unions on the streets do when they don’t get their way.

  10. Here’s pertinent information:

    Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Speaker Boehner, sent out a statement regarding rumors about whether or not Rep. Boehner knew about and approved of the proposed September 7 date before the president announced it:

    “No one in the Speaker’s office – not the Speaker, not any staff – signed off on the date the White House announced today. Unfortunately we weren’t even asked if that date worked for the House. Shortly before it arrived this morning, we were simply informed that a letter was coming. It’s unfortunate the White House ignored decades – if not centuries – of the protocol of working out a mutually agreeable date and time before making any public announcement.”

  11. Even if one does not like a particular President, the office deserves respect, a point not shared by other of the radicals on here.

    And the hypocrisy never, ever, stops.

  12. Well, the editors of The Philadelphia Inquirer sure didn’t like the President’s decision: check out the front page headline (just below the photo).

  13. Perry:
    Were the shoe on the other foot, would a Rick Perry type have backed down? I doubt it, because these types just love to play hardball all the time, and would view backing down as something never to be done, as a sign of weakness, just like Yorkshire by saying he “caved”.

    Perry, EVERYTHING about BO is hyper partisan and political. He talks of working together and demands a date where he KNEW the Republicans were having a Debate. If he didn’t know, then he has the WORST and inept Protocol Officer in the world. Either way, BO was playing the part he always plays, A BULLY. MY way or the Highway is his operations. You call us Radical! HAHAHAHAHA, what laugh. It is obvious you have no clue what BO is all about other than he is a Demoncrat and he sticks it to Republicans. You’re the RADICAL here Perry.

  14. “Either way, BO was playing the part he always plays, A BULLY.”

    Yorkshire, do you even know what a bully is? You seem to be distorting the meaning of this word, like Limbaugh does day in and day out.

    Anyway, to prove your point, please give me at least five examples of where Obama is a bully. The bullies are on your side, with your uncompromising approach to getting your way on the issues. On the other side, folks think Obama compromises too much. So let me see your examples!

  15. Yorkshire, do you even know what a bully is? You seem to be distorting the meaning of this word

    Distortion? Like, maybe, calling Scott Walker (and Hitchcock, for that matter) “dictators” and “terrorists”? Like that?

  16. Anyway, to prove your point, please give me at least five examples of where Obama is a bully.

    Yeah, gimme five examples so that when they’re given I can

    1) ignore them,
    2) not reply for over a week,
    3) forget what the subject at hand actually is,
    4) call you a “dictator,” “terrorist” or some other [hypocritical] nonsense,
    5) try to make a lame joke in a subsequent post.

  17. Perry wrote:

    Were the shoe on the other foot, would a Rick Perry type have backed down? I doubt it, because these types just love to play hardball all the time, and would view backing down as something never to be done, as a sign of weakness, just like Yorkshire by saying he “caved”.

    So, the methodology here is to assign to someone a decision he did not face and did not take, and then excoriate him for the decision you say he would have taken? :)

    As for York saying he “caved,” he might not be the only one who says that. I already posted the picture of the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer, where the editors said that the President “blink(ed),” as did our good friends on the Delaware Liberal.

  18. Hmm – it looks like Perry deliberately interfered to ensure a commission to review the execution of what seems to have been an innocent man wasn’t able to finish it’s work:

    The Beyler report concluded that the ruling of arson at the heart of Willingham’s conviction “could not be sustained” by modern science or the standards of the time. The report, filed in August, said the state fire marshal who testified in Willingham’s trial approached his job with an attitude “more characteristic of mystics or psychics” than with that of a detective who followed scientific standards.

    Perry, who faces a Republican primary challenge in his bid for a third term next year, refused to issue a last-minute stay of execution for Willingham in 2004 and has said he remains confident that Willingham was guilty. So have authorities in Corsicana, south of Dallas, who prosecuted Willingham in his daughter’s deaths.

    Yeah – he’ll make a FINE Republican President. With a bit of luck he’ll kill more American service men and women than President Bush.

  19. BO was playing the part he always plays, A BULLY. MY way or the Highway is his operations

    Perry says:
    1 September 2011 at 11:06
    “Either way, BO was playing the part he always plays, A BULLY.”

    Yorkshire, do you even know what a bully is? You seem to be distorting the meaning of this word, like Limbaugh does day in and day out.

    Oh let’s revisit the Cambridge cop story. BO was asked about it at a Press Conference and said he didn’t know the details of what happened, but said the white cop was in the Wrong.

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