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Obama schedules jobs speech on the same night as GOP debate

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posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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This does not surprise me. Obama is a megalomaniac, just can't stand anyone getting a shot in the limelight. Even you fake Republican Ron Paul fans should be upset about this.

If I was a Republican representative I would boycott the Presidents speech and make my way out to California that night and support the Republican Debate.

blog.chron.com...


President Barack Obama will make his long-awaited speech about jobs Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress at the same time that the Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in California.



Rep. Ron Paul’s spokesman has said that the Congressman might object to Obama’s Wednesday request, the Houston area Republican is also a running for the presidency.




Obama will lose this one.....go ahead and change the date of the speech Obama.
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posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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hey, it's tough for obama to find time for a speech....between 80 rounds of gold and all his fundraisers and vacations...that was literally the only slot he had open

(end sarcasm)



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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Wow what a D-bag, he clearly did this on purpose and intentionally scheduled it to take viewers away from the debate.

Going really deep, I think since Obama is just another puppet used to push the shadow-government agenda, he planned this because it's the debate that Rick Perry will take part in. Working in conjunction with the MSM, they will play highlights of the debate because Americans struggling to decide between the two will think "Oh they'll just show highlights of the debate all week", and they'll show the parts that make Rick Perry look good because he's the next in line puppet.
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posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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So you think the President of the United States should re-schedule a speech addresing the nations biggest problem...to accomodate the Republican presidential candidates????




I would LOVE to see Republicans boycot it...it's gonna be kind of hard for them to say they are serious about the job situation if they won't even attend the Presidents address.


Game on.



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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So you think the President of the United States should re-schedule a speech addresing the nations biggest problem...to accomodate the Republican presidential candidates????
He shouldn't have scheduled the speech on this date at this time in the first place. The date of the GOP debate was picked months ago, the date for this speech sure as hell wasn't.



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by TupacShakur
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So you think the President of the United States should re-schedule a speech addresing the nations biggest problem...to accomodate the Republican presidential candidates????
He shouldn't have scheduled the speech on this date at this time in the first place. The date of the GOP debate was picked months ago, the date for this speech sure as hell wasn't.


Jobs Crisis > GOP Debate


They said in the article they are going to intergrate the speech into the debate and have the candidates respond in real time to the address.

That should be a GOOD thing...no canned answers...we will get to see their honest beliefs...which should be entertaining.



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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I would LOVE to see Republicans boycot it...it's gonna be kind of hard for them to say they are serious about the job situation if they won't even attend the Presidents address.


Obama will probably be running late as usual so they can have their debate on time.


BTW, has he actually said anything worth listening to lately?



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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Even you fake Republican Ron Paul fans should be upset about this

Eh? Not sure who that bit's directed at, exactly.

Otherwise...it's politics...and Obama. Not much need to say anything else.

@OutKast_Searcher: yeah...the president should hold off until the republican debates instead of scheduling a speech addressing "the nations biggest problem" anytime in the 8 days prior to it...because it's apparently such a big problem, it can wait until that night, impacting the presidential campaigns of two members of congress who are also running for Obama's position.



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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Jobs Crisis > GOP Debate
I'm not arguing that hearing some presidential candidates debate when there will be 20 more opportunities for this further down the line is more important than the job crisis, but I just think it's stupid that Obama would schedule his really important speech during the debate because clearly lots of people are going to watch his speech instead of the debate.


They said in the article they are going to intergrate the speech into the debate and have the candidates respond in real time to the address.

That should be a GOOD thing...no canned answers...we will get to see their honest beliefs...which should be entertaining.
That's a really good idea and I think that'll make for an interesting debate. Still, me being a staunch believer that the MSM is a controlled propaganda machine, I think this could be used to promote Rick Perry by showing clips that make him look good to boost his support.
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posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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Well, between the two, I would certainly watch the debate and then highlights of Obama's speech, but that's just me. Of course DVR is a beautiful thing (although I honestly won't take the time to watch Obama's full speech).

I'm always interested to hear what any president has to say about jobs, but let's face it; Up to this point Mr. President has been all hat and no cattle on the subject. I think I'll take a page from Missouri's book and ask him to "Show Me" before I give his words much credence. He has a little over a year left to make his bones, and the clock is ticking.



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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Why doesn't the White House just eliminate the middle man by releasing the transcript of Obama's speech to Congress and the media on Wed. morning? Most folks can read faster than the Obama teleprompter runs, so the time needed to ingest the message would be cut in half versus listening to Obama read it in front of the cameras.


(Oh, and Obama doesn't want to do this on Thursday because that would mean he would miss the NFL season opener and, more likely than not, his "surprise" halftime discussion/free campaign TV time with Bob Costas.)



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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This is political tactic in the Repubs vs Dems war. The Republicans have not been quite about their desire to make Obama a 1 term president, and they aren't shy about shooting down anything he or other Democrats propose. So, why not hit 'em where it hurts. It's like "OH SNAP" and "OH NO HE DIDN'T!"

All's fair in the politics and war.........



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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I fully understand how people on this website could believe that this was intentionally done by Obama...since this is a conspiracy website.but I don't understand how the headline story on Fox News was this story with title that suggested Obama said "This is my night". The title was "Obama to GOP: This is my night"

agenda driven "news"... He never said "This is my night"

the fact that Fox News constantly suggests Obama is conspiring, leads me to believe that perhaps they are the conspirators, and Obama is a good guy. Probably not, I personally believe both sides are bad guys working for the same people.

So when Obama 'accidentally' schedules something on an "important" GOP debate, mind you there will be plenty more in the near future, it is intentional...for what reason...Don't ask me...
But when Glenn Beck schedules his rally on a important MLK speech date, it's fate and accidental.

If he really did do it intentionally, it's pretty bad. But until there's actual evidence, it shouldn't be treated as fact. Well, maybe on a conspiracy website...but judging from the comments section on Fox News, EVERY republican thinks it was intentional..



TLDR: Why would he do that intentionally? What does he gain out of it?
And why does Fox News keep suggesting conspiracies in anything Obama does...I understand it coming from a conspiracy website...but Fox News is the most popular news outlet.



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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It's more ridiculous posturing by Boehner and the GOP. Anything they can do to thwart Obama or addressing the economy.


UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. -- Boehner urged in a letter to the president that the speech be moved from Wednesday Sept. 7 to Thursday Sept. 8. His reasoning was not that the speech will conflict with the Republican presidential debate scheduled to take place that night. Rather, he argued that the House of Representatives won't have enough time to pass the resolution and conduct the security measures necessary in order to officially invite the president to a joint session on Wednesday -– an explanation that is perhaps hard to swallow, considering Congress' ability to pass massive pieces of legislation at the last minute.



UPDATE: 5:04 p.m. -- Boehner's response to Obama's request may be unprecedented. The Senate Historical Office said it knows of no instance when Congress has refused a president permission to address a Joint Session of Congress.


How many jobs have the GOP created since they re-took the house? They gave Obama less than 6 months in office before they started squawking about jobs, now they've been power longer than that where are the jobs? Or do we have to sit through 50 more of these GOP debates while they do nothing more than grouse about their schedules?



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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Congress should tell him to come back when he has something worth listening to. A one week postponement of Presidential claptrap shouldn't make a difference.



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer

How many jobs have the GOP created since they re-took the house?


They have created exactly as many as they and the Democrats are supposed to create. Which is zero.

lern da gubment's role plz

/TOA



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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The cynic in me of course agrees with you, but I'm still struck by the level of hypocrisy from the GOP. They left the economy in shambles with a recession that began in 2007, yet manage to blame it all on Obama even though he didn't take office until January 2009. Since then they've been deflecting and blaming and obstructing Obama at every chance. What's been their job plan since the "tea party" GOP sweep?

Or do they honestly expect the Congress and the President to put the government on hold while they go off and have yet another debate and work on their campaigns?



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 06:43 PM
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Very un-Presidential.

www.foxnews.com...


Boehner's spokesman added in a statement that the White House ignored protocol by not first requesting a date from the speaker's office.
"It's unfortunate the White House ignored decades -- if not centuries -- of the protocol of working out a mutually agreeable date and time before making any public announcement," Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said.


So Obama thinks he can just call a joint-session of Congress without even checking with Congress? Who does he think he it?

Boehner has the upper hand here. All he has to say is request denied, and Obama will have to rightfully reschedule.

Rush Limbaugh has the right idea on this.

"Why should the Republicans grant the president a joint session of Congress to make a political campaign speech, on any date? Why should the Republicans handcuff themselves that way?"

Because we all know that this is nothing but a glorified campaign speech. If it was so important of a speech, shouldn't he have made it BEFORE he went on (another) vacation?



posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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obama is desperate as in this grab attention from the gop and run his mouth as usual.

how long will it take to say hey finding a job sucks right now and has for 3 years and he aint making it any better.

you know obama did this on purpose its time he and the left grow up

taking bets on what the public finds more interesting another lame speech by the potus or watching a new potus in the making.

meh
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posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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You touched up on this in the OP, but here's an article about Ron Paul considering objecting to Obama's request to have a speech on September 7th:

Paul, a House Republican from Texas who is a candidate for the presidency, said he was considering whether to use his power as a House member to object to Obama’s surprise request to speak at the same time as a long-planned Republican presidential debate in California.


And according to Boehner, Obama wouldn't be able to have his speech on that day because he has concerns that the security sweeps couldn't be done in time:

But Boehner (R-Ohio) took that option off the table. He sent a letter to Obama Wednesday afternoon, citing concerns that there wouldn’t be enough time for a security sweep between the House’s planned opening at 6:30 p.m that night and the president’s desired primetime speaking slot.


We'll see how things play out.



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