Its Just a Coincidence That Barack Obama Scheduled Joint Session of Congress Speech on Same Date & Time as GOP Debate at Reagan Library … LIARS!!!
This might just be President Barack Obama’s ultimate “Lost in Smallness” moment.
After all the golfing and all the vacations, President Barack Obama picked September 7, 2011 at 8PM to give his Joint Session of Congress speech. There is just one problem, it is the same date and time that the Republicans had long planned their debate in California. But, its an honest mistake says the WH … its just a coincidence.
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As the Washington Post states … “There are no coincidences in presidential politics”.
Does Obama and his minions actually think that people believe them? Are these people capable of telling the truth about anything? Who was the fool who thought that this would be a cute idea to have Obama’s jobs speech on the same night as the GOP debate to take the thunder away from a sinking Obama? Doesn’t this just say it all about Obama, the most divisive President America has ever seen. Obama is a political creature, nothing more. He has no concept how to lead, Obama only knows how to divide.
Barack Obama, what a small, small man
And so, when the White House announced today that President Obama would deliver his much-anticipated jobs speech on Sept. 7 at 8 pm — the exact same day and time that the 2012 Republican candidates are scheduled to debate in California — the idea that the timing was purely coincidental was, well, far-fetched.
It’s clear that this White House saw an opportunity to drive a major — and direct — contrast between President Obama and his potential Republican rivals and took it.
As to whether that’s a good idea, strategists — even within the Democratic party — are divided.
Talk about no class. Wasn’t it Obama who said Washington should stop acting political and do things for the American people? His answer to his own ultimatum is to act politically? Legal Insurection has it correct, “I assume that protocol is that a President gets to give a speech to a Joint Session of Congress whenever he wants, but this is abusive and purely political”. WH Press Secretary Jay Carney actually had the audacity to say, it was just a coincidence. To borrow a phrase from was South Carolina Rep Joe Wilson … YOU LIE!!!
“It is coincidental,” said spokesman Jay Carney at today’s press briefing. “There are a lot of factors that go into scheduling a joint session of Congress for a speech. You can never find a perfect time. … There are many channels to watch the president and to watch the debate.”
No matter when the speech winds up being … who really wants to listen to another Obama speech about jobs and what he is promising to do to create jobs? All I can say is it better be good. You request a speech in front of a Joint Session of Congress … Obama better deliver something or he is totally finished.
UPDATE I: Speaker of the House John Boehner sends letter to Obama requesting he reschedule.
UPDATE II: Obama blinks … changes the date of his all important jobs speech until September 8. Makes you wonder why he did npt make it on 9/11.
The White House just put out a statement that puts the onus for clearing Sept. 7 as a date for President Obama’s ballyhooed jobs speech on House Speaker John Boehner, and says the president will instead “welcome” the chance to speak on Sept. 8.
Barack Obama now looks even smaller than he initially did. Obama loses the game of political chicken with John Boehner. So not only does Obama play this childish game of scheduling his speech on the same day of the GOP debate, he then blinks and reschedules. What an image of strength and leadership. Barack Obama did not have to do this, so it begs the question, why did he? Obama had proclaimed that politicians needed to come together, but as reported at the NY Times, “any hopes that a kinder, gentler bipartisan Washington would surface once Congress returns after Labor Day were summarily dashed by Obama’s “coincidental” actions. However, what does one expect from a President who has been the Incredible Shrinking Job Approval President.