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Boehner: Do speech on Thursday

Boehner: Do speech on Thursday

As a follow up to my prior post on Obama’s calculated request that he give a speech to a Joint Session of Congress the same evening as a Republican primary debate, and the first day Congress is back in session, John Boehner has not said Yes or No, but requested Obama schedule it for the following day:

Boehner said that since the House wouldn’t reconvene until 6:30 on Wednesday, and because it takes hours to complete the security sweep necessary for a presidential address, “it is my recommendation that your address be held on the following evening, when we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks.”

“As such, on behalf of the bipartisan leadership and membership of both the House and Senate, I respectfully invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday, September 8, 2011 in the House Chamber, at a time that works best for your schedule,” Boehner said.

The Speaker’s letter made no mention of the more obvious conflict: between the president’s speech, and a Republican presidential debate scheduled on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. EST. That debate is the first of the post-Labor Day political season, and the first one in which Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is set to participate.

Update: Thanks to reader windbag, here’s the link to Boehner’s letter.


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I’m guessing he must’ve read my comment here earlier…


I hope the Republicans continue to deal with Obama as the transparent charlatan he is!

Next, we need to hear some real pushback from the Republicans about the horrid claims of racism against the Tea Party.

    Don’t hold your breath; there’s a whole lot of milquetoast namby pambies in the GOP! If they had any guts at all Obama would have been held accountable for any one of his many acts of treason already.

    janitor in reply to Ipso Facto. | August 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Allen West put out a press release on this today. It should be up on his site soon.

    Spot on!

    There are a number of vicious race-baiters within the Democrat party including Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN), who continue to falsely allege — as he just did in POLITICO — that Tea Party members of Congress want African Americans “hanging on a tree.”

    Consider Rep. Andre Carson’s specific comment in Miami, alleging that some Tea Party members in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.”

    That was a new low. For Andre, of course, finding a new low was unquestionably a bit difficult.

    After all, Andre Carson was accuser number one of that “n-word” lie in which he alleged that Tea Party supporters repeatedly yelled the slur at the members of the Congressional Black Caucus on March 20, 2010, as those Members of Congress were walking toward the Capitol back during the healthcare debate.

    That lie was debunked by multiple video tape recordings made by a number of people at the time of the incident, proving that it did not happen. To this day, however, Carson will not answer questions about it other than claiming that someone must have the wrong video!

    Following his false accusations back then of the use of the n-word against the CBC, finding a new low actually took some searching!

    But Andre was obviously “up” to the challenge!

I don’t understand why any self respecting Republican would consent to a debate hosted by Obama cheerleader network NBC, but I would much rather watch that than another useless inane lecture from Captain WTF, but if Zero is in front of a camera, nothing but Oblamer will be shown on any network or cable news channel. They may as well just cancel the debate. I have a feeling that Barry will find some reason to get on TV and hector the American people every time the Republicans are scheduled to do something televised from now until Election Day 2012.

BTW thank you for honoring me in your Blog of the Day spot and the blogiversary wishes! 🙂

HEH!!! Thursday night is NFL opening night. Who Dat?

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LOL, Boehner spanked The Lightworker on this one. Keep up the good work, Mr. Speaker!

I emailed the Speaker as soon as I found out what the White House was trying to pull.

For a fun read, search for and look at what the press secretary, Jay Carney, said. Such arrogance only a Yale man would have.

Unfortunately, the niwwits that voted for Obama are too clueless to understand what a poltical animal Obama is. They really believed him when he said he was going to change the way things were done in Washington, D.C.

Instead, what we got was Daley’s Chicago City Hall on steroids.

Perhaps the networks, that have been on the Obama cheerleading squad for three years will realize that the debates would draw many more viewers than Obama will.


By the afternoon, as word of Boehner’s request leaked, Obama’s defenders were fuming over Boehner’s cheek in suggesting Sept. 8 — which would conflict with the NFL’s opening night matchup between the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints.


What I like most about this letter is that it doesn’t make accusations, it’s just a reasoned request stating why it should be moved. Very classy, and the kind of action that will make Obama look bad.

Note that Thursday, September 8 is the NFL opener. Good planning Mr. Speaker.

What if the White House is not lying and they didn’t bother to check the calendar? Their basic administrative skills are worse than we thought.

Face it, the White House is in total disarray.

Nicely played by Speaker Boehner. Respect for the office, and shows Boehner is much better at chess (and even basic logistics) than the White House. Impressive.

If it’s Thursday, it will have to be a short speech.

New Orleans @ Green Bay Thur Sept 8, 8:30 PM @Lambeau Field

I believe the WH, when they say they failed to check the calendar. I seriously doubt that Boehner made the same mistake.

In his letter to Reid and Boehner requesting the Joint Session, Obama stated that “ … Washington needs to put aside politics and start making decisions …”. Then, of course, he schedules the address at the exact time that the OPPOSING political party has scheduled a televised debate.

Obama, thy name is hypocrisy.

Let’s see what the MSM will say about this tomorrow.