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Bush Invites Obama to DC to Work on Bailout Bill; Obama Accepts
ABC Blog ^ | 9/24/08 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 09/24/2008 5:23:59 PM PDT by hole_n_one

ABC News has learned that President Bush called Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., this evening and invited him to participate in a meeting about the Wall Street bailout bill tomorrow afternoon in Washington, DC, with other congressional leaders, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Obama accepted the president's invitation, a source tells ABC News.

The invitation comes at an interesting time. The President has not been in the middle of negotiations with Congress, leaving that task to his Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

McCain earlier today announced he was suspending his campaign -- and his participation in the first presidential debate Friday night -- in order to return to the Capitol to work on the flailing bill. McCain's move has been denounced by Democrats and political observers as a political gimmick, though the McCain campaign insists the senator is trying to put politics aside to solve the stalled legislation.

President Bush's move could be seen as an attempt to aid McCain's gambit by creating a presidential-level meeting where the Arizona Republican is present.

Obama still intends to attend the debate Friday evening.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; bailout; bailouts; bush; debates; electionpresident; financialcrisis; jaketapper; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden
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1 posted on 09/24/2008 5:24:01 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Oh! Bush payback to McCain.

FAIL!


2 posted on 09/24/2008 5:25:17 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Sarah Palin - High ideals on high heels)
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To: hole_n_one

All I can do is laugh at 0bama. So is the debate still on?


3 posted on 09/24/2008 5:25:22 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: hole_n_one

As soon as I figure this out, I think it’s going to be brilliant.


4 posted on 09/24/2008 5:25:31 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Fly the flag!)
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To: hole_n_one
Obambi just blinked and left the MSM sandbagged!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 09/24/2008 5:25:47 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: hole_n_one

I’ve just decided that President Bush is an IDIOT...or a traitor.


6 posted on 09/24/2008 5:26:05 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray every day for McCains, Palins and the USA...and the rest of us, too.)
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To: fightinJAG

Obama just lost some DUmmies and KOssaks.

Nice job Bush!


7 posted on 09/24/2008 5:26:28 PM PDT by PhilosopherStones
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To: hole_n_one

NO BAILOUT!

8 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:04 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Palin is sugar on a turd ... No mas Juan "Traitor Rat" McAmnesty)
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To: hole_n_one
McCain should participate in the debate no matter what, it is a debate where he can crush Obama on national security. It is a very dumb move if he does not participate in the debate.
9 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:13 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: hole_n_one

So Barry is now dancing to President Bush’s tune ?
Hilarious !


10 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:18 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: madison10

Not at all. McCain is the leader. 0bama is the follower. Who’s going at the behest of the President?


11 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:30 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: hole_n_one

Ah, geez, I don’t know what it was. Maybe the President knows how to play the politics game, I sure don’t think asking Obama to Washington was a good move. He should have let the Good Ship Obama sink.


12 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:33 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray every day for McCains, Palins and the USA...and the rest of us, too.)
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To: hole_n_one

He must be needed. /s

13 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:43 PM PDT by CedarDave (Gloom and doom Democrats cheer for financial despair, losing wars and hurricanes. That's leadership!)
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To: madison10

It makes 0bama look indecisive and weak.


14 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:47 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Will the media report this as a “stunt” now? After all, McCain returning to D.C. to do his FREAKIN JOB, while the economy is in a tailspin, is considered a “stunt”.

I absolutely LOATHE the media, if you couldn’t tell.


15 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:47 PM PDT by Shelayne (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: hole_n_one

Check

The One looks like a follower in this crisis.


16 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:47 PM PDT by The Klingon
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To: hole_n_one
Obama still intends to attend the debate Friday evening.

ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

17 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:55 PM PDT by blondee123 (Vote for the HERO, not the ZERO! Is PRESENT a vote???)
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To: madison10
So much for all the nervous nellie Freepers who've said McCain was stupid in suspending his campaign. Obama was forced in the end to cry "Uncle!" It makes him look weak. I call it McBrilliant!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

18 posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:59 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: madison10

Guess one thing you know is ‘idiots’.


19 posted on 09/24/2008 5:28:04 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: madison10

Why?


20 posted on 09/24/2008 5:28:06 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: hole_n_one; All

Bwa ha ha ha....... the Obamanation just had to accept b/c staying out of this “summit meeting” between the POTUS and Congressional leaders would have made him look marginalized..... great move, President Bush!

Now all the useless MSM and Democrap tools who are moaning about how Obama should stay on the campaign trail will just have to accept that McCain and Obama will be in DC tomorrow. Hope something good comes of the meeting.


21 posted on 09/24/2008 5:28:35 PM PDT by Enchante (OBAMAGATE: Iraqi Foreign Minister Says Obama Tried to Derail Agreement on Troop Withdrawals!!!)
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To: hole_n_one

lololol


22 posted on 09/24/2008 5:28:59 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: hole_n_one
Ha! Looks like you're going anyway, bozo! So much for 0bama's judgment.

0bama's contribution will be the coffee and doughnuts. And he'll screw it up.

23 posted on 09/24/2008 5:29:02 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: jveritas

Ummmm....so now you think McCain should be the one debating himself? That works.

No, I think this will all work out. I hope so. Maybe.


24 posted on 09/24/2008 5:29:02 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray every day for McCains, Palins and the USA...and the rest of us, too.)
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To: hole_n_one

That is probably also for the better. You know that the Dems would dig their heels in and rubber-reject whatever McCain came up with, even if McCain promised to raise minimum wage to $50/hour, ban oil drilling, and an immediate Iraq pullout. If Obama is there to share a little credit, there may be a chance of something getting passing to prevent next week’s meltdown.


25 posted on 09/24/2008 5:29:09 PM PDT by GoSarah
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To: ABQHispConservative
Amen! Basically, Barry has aligned himself with Bush! I LOVE it!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

26 posted on 09/24/2008 5:29:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Well, Obama did say, ‘call me, I’ll be there.’


27 posted on 09/24/2008 5:29:37 PM PDT by rintense (Palin 2012 for President!)
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To: PhilosopherStones
Obama just lost some DUmmies and KOssaks. Nice job Bush!

Has anyone checked on the DUmmies tonite, I can't, just got done showering!

28 posted on 09/24/2008 5:30:05 PM PDT by blondee123 (Vote for the HERO, not the ZERO! Is PRESENT a vote???)
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To: hole_n_one; All

Headline only on FNC.

Breaking News >> Bush Proposes Meeting With Obama, McCain and Congressional Leaders on Bailout Bill


29 posted on 09/24/2008 5:30:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: blondee123
This is hilarious. The press will follow Obama to the airport leaving DC while everyone else continues to work on the issue. Plus Obama loses debate study time.
30 posted on 09/24/2008 5:30:30 PM PDT by babaloo
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

So, Reid tells McCain to stay away and Pres Bush tells Obama to attend. This is getting so funny I can almost enjoy the shenanigans in the midst of the fear of economic meltdown.


31 posted on 09/24/2008 5:30:41 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

I think Obama knows if he turned down an invitation from Bush to come to DC to help solve the problem, he would be perceived as putting Obama first and not the USA.


32 posted on 09/24/2008 5:30:42 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: jveritas

Freaking hilarious

McCain volunteers to come sort out the economic mess, its his agenda, Bambi had to be forced by the President, which he couldnt turn down.

MCain goes to Washington
Bambi says No
President basically says get your ass here
Obama can’t really refuse.


33 posted on 09/24/2008 5:30:48 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: jveritas

The debate will continue, even if McCain has to do it from satellite.


34 posted on 09/24/2008 5:30:51 PM PDT by GoSarah
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To: madison10
McCain can spare 8 hours from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM o Friday to fly to Mississippi and debate Obama.
35 posted on 09/24/2008 5:31:01 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: madison10

“I’ve just decided that President Bush is an IDIOT...or a traitor.”

Don’t you get it? Obama made this big deal: call me if you need me, but I’ve got other more important things to be doing than my JOB. He went out on record saying he wasn’t going to Washington. So Bush called him on it (per McCain’s request, as you will see if you review McCain’s press release earlier today — and Bush had yet to agree). So Bush agreed, even though he’d rather stick needles in his eyes. So Obama is answering the call of John McCain, like a whipped puppy dog, and going to Washington to look second rate. It’s brilliant.

And by the way, if you haven’t figured out the debate thing, John McCain NEVER wanted to debate on Friday night so that his butt-whippin of Obama had no time to resonate around the water cooler and the Sunday talking heads got all that free time to tear him to pieces. He also NEVER wanted to do a standing (literally standing behind a podium) debate. He bated Obama with Friday and podium against his stronger foreign policy, so that Bush could come out with this disaster NOW (as opposed to 10 days ago) and get this canceled. It’s absolutely brilliant. They don’t even know what just hit ‘em.


36 posted on 09/24/2008 5:31:10 PM PDT by DRey
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To: hole_n_one

Well, you know what they say, “Last one in’s a rotten egg!”


37 posted on 09/24/2008 5:31:28 PM PDT by Crawdad (Joe Biden- the Fredo Corleone of the Democrat Party)
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To: hole_n_one

A debate of one ?

That would make Obama a Master’debater wouldn’t it ???


38 posted on 09/24/2008 5:31:43 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: rintense

Yes he did. And McCain showed initiative. 0bama is looking like a rookie politician (which he is). Is Axelrod on vacation?


39 posted on 09/24/2008 5:31:43 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: Carley

...and name callers. LOL It doesn’t look like a good move, but maybe it keeps the media at bay.

I like the President, but sometimes he doesn’t play to win. (which is not too good given the political climate these days)


40 posted on 09/24/2008 5:31:46 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray every day for McCains, Palins and the USA...and the rest of us, too.)
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To: jveritas

Why do you presume the debate on foreign policy will not take place next week if McCain doesn’t go to Ole Miss on Friday? ...


41 posted on 09/24/2008 5:31:56 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: hole_n_one

How Precious.


42 posted on 09/24/2008 5:31:59 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: hole_n_one

I think the call really went like this:

Bush: Barry, you know your job is in the Senate. I need you to do your job

BO: But i am on the campaign trail

Bush: I’ll tell you just one time. Get yer ass to my place tomorrow by 9AM. Or I will hand you your ass on a silver platter

BO: Uh, er, um, wha, oh, um, yes sir


43 posted on 09/24/2008 5:32:23 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: madison10
probably a good move...I think Hussien knows he made a big mistake and afterall, he said he would come if called....

and Bush called him...which makes hussien look like a little child waiting for directions from the teacher....

now a McCain ad can say...."obama...he needs a special invitation"

44 posted on 09/24/2008 5:32:36 PM PDT by cherry
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To: hole_n_one

I’ll make a wager....

McCain already knew that Pres Bush was going to call this “meeting” (Maybe it was McCain’s idea)— and so McCain issued the “invite” to Obama......

Rove— you brilliant bastid!


45 posted on 09/24/2008 5:32:40 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: ABQHispConservative

I heard on the radio around 3:15 today that the debate has been cancelled. Not sure if it’s official yet, though.


46 posted on 09/24/2008 5:32:49 PM PDT by library user
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To: DRey

It took me awhile... It was a knee jerk reaction on my part.


47 posted on 09/24/2008 5:32:49 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray every day for McCains, Palins and the USA...and the rest of us, too.)
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To: hole_n_one

OMG, here we go again!! Has W learned NOTHING from being stabbed in the back by Dems??

Teddy Chappaquiddick gave us a piece of crap No Child Left Behind (NCLB) at Bush’s invitation and, as soon as the bill was signed, the Swimmer promptly went out and trashed W.

And, there have been others (although I have forgotten the others who stabbed W in the back.

Now, W wants to get the emptiest of empty suits EVER to help with the economy. The Obamessiah can’t make change for a fiver without a calculator and a 5th grader to help him figure it out . . . . . . what does he POSSIBLY have to offer in THIS situation!!??

I have more experience than the Obamessiah, why didn’t W ask me?? I even live in Texas!!


48 posted on 09/24/2008 5:33:46 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: hole_n_one
I can't figure this one out at all. It seems like Bush is pandering to Obama and Democrats. No one wants to face the truth. One question I do have is why do some Republicans feel that it is necessary to work or get along with Democrats. The feeling is not mutual. Democrats are the party Republicans should be beating no meeting.
49 posted on 09/24/2008 5:33:46 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: goldstategop

“It’s all part of the plan.”

-The Joker


50 posted on 09/24/2008 5:33:58 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Stand Up For Chuck 2008!)
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