Skip to comments.Boehner rejects Obama’s request to address Congress
Posted on 08/31/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT by TSgt
Speaker John Boehner has rejected Obamas request to address a joint session of Congress on September 7th to discuss his jobs plan. Boehner has asked that Obama consider the following night instead.
According to Politico, Boehner said in a letter to Obama that Sept. 8th would be better so we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks.
It is important to note that on September 7, the GOP Presidential candidates will have a debate that is sponsored by NBC and Politico that will air on MSNBC. NBC and Politico announced earlier today that they would air the debate and not show the address to Congress.
I read elsewhere that Boehner simply requested that Omoslem consider the following day for the Congressional address. At this point, I wouldn’t say that Boehner has rejected Omoslem’s Sept 7th plan. We’ll see what Boehner has to say when the one refuses to change the date.
I think everyone’s getting tired of Obama’s hollow theatrics.
GOP better nominate a compelling alternative or its four more years of bread, circuses and decline.
Whoa! Whuddathunkit? This certainly caught me by surprise. Maybe he can reproduce.
“I bet the NFL is undefeated on this one. This is my best wish, Barky speaks and no one watches.”
Haha! That’s right! Exhibition games!
I completely forgot about that....OUCH!!!
...more like ‘FUJC’...
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Obama can keep the date the only issue I have is making the setting and joint session available to him. Let him give the speech from the W.H. or in front of the bus they have flown to campaign stops. Republicans don’t need to be in attendance that night nor give him a setting used mainly only for SOTU’s or war speeches.
But I am impressed now...I would never have thought he'd stand up to the posuer-in-chief. I applaud Boehner today...standing ovation for him in fact. I will look upon him differently and much more positively because of this.
Obama’s response: Darn uncooperative Republicans!! They cause so much stress....I’ll have to go golfing!!!
Hell must be a might chilly today.
BIG ROUND ONES!!!!!!!!
That is not the point. Except for the network televising the game, all the other networks and cable channels will be televising it. And depending on how long it is, it wouldn’t surprise me if the speech is showed at half time. This is all propaganda and the Reps are assisting him. It makes no sense. Is there any precedent for having a joint session of Congress so the President can offer his job proposal?
It was his to call and good for him but hardly a ballsy move.
Ballzy would be if he said, “Hell no Mr President and PS stop the out of controll spending NOW!”
Now that would be ballzy.
I have wondered almost from the start if john B was up to the task and I still wonder if he is up for to the task.
Credit where it’s due. Boehner hit this one out of the park. You don’t tell a Malignant Narcissist he can’t do what he wants to do when he wants to do it. Hide Bo the dog—Obama is looking for something to kick. Right before he drinks himself into a stupor.
A pleasant surprise, Mr. Speaker.
Barry can't do the 5th - Labor Day
The 6th gives the GOP debaters the 7th to rip apart his “plan”.
The 7th - nope
The 8th - Saints at Packers - only an idiot would go up against this game (so, I won't rule it out).
The 9th - Friday of 9/11’s 10th anniversary. A Friday wouldn't work anyhow (opening weekend of HS football), but especially this Friday. Put the 10th and 11th as a no, too.
The 12th - opening Monday Night Football - a possibility, but the news and mood will still be about 9/11
The 13th - probably the earliest that Barry can reschedule his “urgent” address to Congress that he and his cronies threw on some paper while goofing around the entire month of August.
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