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Presidential Counter Programming: GOP Debate or NFL Opening Night

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The President ask to speak before joint session of Congress next Wednesday night -- the same night, at the same time, as MSNBC & Politico's GOP Primary debate scheduled at the Reagan Library.

    Speaker Boehner -- who could decline the request -- has suggested the following night, which is the NFL's opening night:

    The WH had to know the GOP schedule. He's clearly big footing the debate, which will be the first involving Rick Perry.

    I hope Boehner sticks to his guns and tells him to take his chances against the NFL -- and I wouldn't be surprised if he does.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I guess Tuesday would just be fucking crazy for both sides. Sheesh.

    Everyone's a dick in this one.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm not sure if there's an issue with Tuesday.

    Monday is Labor Day, but everyone should be at home & in front of their TV by Tuesday night.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Think I heard that Congress is only in session two days next week.

    It makes sense for Obama to be counterpunching, but you would think they'd have this nailed down before leaking it out.
  5. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    How is everyone a dick with this one?
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    As I said, Tuesday could work.
  7. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    There needs to be an emotional-maturity requirement for political office.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Just read another article.

    Congress doesn't reconvene until Wednesday.

    Boehner says they have votes scheduled that day and there won't be enough time between them finishing up for the day and the speech, for a Presidential security sweep (about three hours).
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    He has a jobs plan, man.


    This is important.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    In that case, Obama's being a dick.

    About time. :)
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How would Sheila Jackson Lee and Eliot Engel Stake out there positions on the the aisle if the House is in session the day of the President's speech?

    And, honestly, why do we need the Joint Session trappings.

    It's a speech. Give it. Ask for TV time if you must, but a Joint Session? Give me a break.
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