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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 05:16 PM
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3. What do you think the President should do?
Did anyone expect this to happen?

Should the President make a formal request to all the networks to make his speech? Then take names of those that refuse?

Or should he let it simmer a few days just to show the American people the games being played?

What do you think?

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  -Boner wants Obamas speech moved? rdking647  Aug-31-11 05:12 PM   #0 
  - They are SO disrespectful, and I have to say it again, they  gateley   Aug-31-11 05:14 PM   #1 
  - Yep, exactly what's going on. They don't like a black guy in the WH. Once I  RKP5637   Aug-31-11 05:19 PM   #6 
  - So Obama deliberately picks the day of the GOP debate on short notice  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:23 PM   #8 
  - He doesn't have to work around their schedule!  ecstatic   Aug-31-11 05:27 PM   #9 
  - Boehner does not have to say yes!  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:42 PM   #17 
     - Fair enough, but I hope you're consistent  ecstatic   Aug-31-11 05:49 PM   #21 
  - POTUS consulted with Boner prior to setting the date.  Ineeda   Aug-31-11 05:32 PM   #13 
  - Did Boehner actually say yes?  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:48 PM   #20 
     - Boner does not have the Constitutional right to deny the President's  Ineeda   Aug-31-11 05:57 PM   #29 
     - Yes he does. Congress is a separate and independent branch of government  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:59 PM   #32 
        - The president has the constitutional right to convene a joint session of congress.  Ineeda   Aug-31-11 06:01 PM   #34 
           - Only after the passage of a concurrent resolution from both the House and Senate  hack89   Aug-31-11 06:10 PM   #35 
              - I stand corrected.  Ineeda   Aug-31-11 06:26 PM   #39 
     - It would be very unlikely that this wasn't planned and cleared with Boehner in advance.  yardwork   Aug-31-11 06:14 PM   #36 
        - So it is impossible for the WH staff to fuck up? I am not so confident. nt  hack89   Aug-31-11 06:16 PM   #38 
           - I think that it is close to impossible to the point of being very improbable. Boehner is doing this.  yardwork   Aug-31-11 07:16 PM   #47 
              - Lots of stupidity happens in DC - it isn't all deliberate. nt  hack89   Aug-31-11 07:26 PM   #49 
  - The GOP primary debate has little importance, and little to do with  TwilightGardener   Aug-31-11 05:35 PM   #16 
  - So the president is politically tone deaf.  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:44 PM   #18 
     - Again, an unimportant partisan event has nothing to do with the business of  TwilightGardener   Aug-31-11 05:52 PM   #24 
        - Obama walked into trap of his own making.  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:56 PM   #27 
           - It's not that big a deal. It's just Republicans playing their usual games.  TwilightGardener   Aug-31-11 06:00 PM   #33 
  - So, you're saying a clown show takes precedence over the nation's business?  Old and In the Way   Aug-31-11 05:49 PM   #22 
  - I am saying giving your political opponents a stick to beat you with is stupid  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:53 PM   #25 
  - A week ahead isn't short notice.  jaxx   Aug-31-11 05:54 PM   #26 
  - If Boehner didn't say yes then why announce it?  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:58 PM   #31 
     - Perhaps saying no could have prevented it.  jaxx   Aug-31-11 07:36 PM   #52 
  - Yes. He's the President of the United States. He SHOULD  gateley   Aug-31-11 07:34 PM   #51 
     - Respect is a two way street.  hack89   Aug-31-11 09:12 PM   #55 
  - i'd almost wish  MrsBrady   Aug-31-11 06:39 PM   #41 
  - But that's not how it works. When Boner says "jump", Obama says "how high?"  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-31-11 05:14 PM   #2 
  - What do you think the President should do?  kentuck   Aug-31-11 05:16 PM   #3 
  - At a 13% approval rating, maybe congress should just stay home, they don't  RKP5637   Aug-31-11 05:27 PM   #10 
  - He should graciously accept Boehner's offer of a different date  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:51 PM   #23 
     - At this point, that is the best move  badtoworse   Aug-31-11 07:20 PM   #48 
  - Obama has to give this speech on Wednesday  BeyondGeography   Aug-31-11 05:16 PM   #4 
  - Show up where?  badtoworse   Aug-31-11 06:59 PM   #42 
     - The President has the authority to call Congress into session whenever he wants  BeyondGeography   Aug-31-11 07:28 PM   #50 
        - Did the Congress actually adjourn (i.e. it's not in session) or is it just in recess?  badtoworse   Aug-31-11 07:48 PM   #53 
  - Is he doing it from the deck of an aircraft carrier?  underpants   Aug-31-11 05:17 PM   #5 
  - Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way  badtoworse   Aug-31-11 05:21 PM   #7 
  - on hardball, they mentioned this is the first time in history a President has been 'denied'  spanone   Aug-31-11 05:28 PM   #11 
  - We're in uncharted territory, anymore, the assholiness has become soooo great in gov. n/t  RKP5637   Aug-31-11 05:33 PM   #14 
  - Which goes to show how weak they think he is  hack89   Aug-31-11 05:45 PM   #19 
  - Oh, bone-head just gave the R debate extra, free publicity.  MrTriumph   Aug-31-11 05:30 PM   #12 
  - Speak anyway. Congress is sorry and won't be positive either. nt  mfcorey1   Aug-31-11 05:35 PM   #15 
  - Not a problem. Give the address to the American people, and tell them  jtuck004   Aug-31-11 05:57 PM   #28 
  - I agree. That's how Obama should handle this.  yardwork   Aug-31-11 06:16 PM   #37 
  - I'm with you  Nevernose   Aug-31-11 05:57 PM   #30 
  - Obama is going to give the speech as planned anyway. Teevee does not trump jobs.  Major Hogwash   Aug-31-11 06:30 PM   #40 
  - If Boner won't let him in the House  C_U_L8R   Aug-31-11 07:00 PM   #43 
  - People on this thread are missing an important point and perhaps not giving Boner enough credit  badtoworse   Aug-31-11 07:04 PM   #44 
  - Ugh...won't even say what I am thinking.  Rex   Aug-31-11 07:05 PM   #45 
  - I thought the debate had already been scheduled, MSNBC has been promoting it for days  Raine   Aug-31-11 07:16 PM   #46 
  - "obama should tell boner and the GOP to get bent"  TBF   Aug-31-11 07:52 PM   #54 

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