The latest: obama wants to deliver his 'long-awaited' (cough hack gag) economic recovery plan to congress next week. Coincidentally, he just happened to pick the same date and time as the already-scheduled Republican presidential candidates debate.
President Barack Obama requested time Wednesday to deliver an economic address to a joint session of Congress on the evening of September 7 -- a prime-time platform to unveil his long-awaited jobs proposal.What's so special about 8:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 7, that makes it "the right time to do it (and) the right day to do it?" Heck, this jerk has sat around with his thumb up his ass for 2 1/2 years while the economy cratered, and NOW he wants to talk about a plan to help it? And it has to be at this particular time and date?
White House spokesman Jay Carney brushed aside concerns the address will overlap with a Republican presidential debate scheduled for the same night at the Reagan library in California.
"This is the right time to do it (and) the right day to do it," Carney said in reference to Obama's speech. If the Republicans want to "adjust the timing of their debate... that would be completely fine with us."
The arrogance, the unmitigated gall, of this narcissistic asshole and his enablers never ceases to amaze me. As for the bootlicking mainstream media, well, how long do you think it will be before the stories appear about republican obstructionism, especially if Boehner grows a pair and tells obama to pick another time.
UPDATE: (4:11 p.m.)
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called Obama’s timing a “thinly-veiled political ploy.”
“President Obama’s decision to address Congress at the same time as a long-scheduled Republican Presidential debate cements his reputation as Campaigner-in-Chief,” Priebus said in a statement. “While the White House claims it’s simply a ‘coincidence,’ the American people can see right through that excuse. The President has had months to get to work on the economy, but instead he chose to take a taxpayer-funded campaign trip and a cushy Martha’s Vineyard vacation. If the President were serious about putting ‘country before politics,’ as he said in his request to speak to Congress, he wouldn’t be caught in such a thinly-veiled political ploy.”I couldn't have said it any better myself...