This has actually degenerated to a level that is simply sad.
It’s hard to even put into a sentence: To say you’ve got a plan when you don’t have a plan, and then go on a fancy vacation, and then come back and have to “scramble” to come up with a plan that you frankly should have had months if not years ago, and then just show the world how petty you are by demanding that Congress call a special joint session the night of a scheduled GOP presidential debate, well, it’s pathetic.
The pathetic president.
Maybe Obama shouldn’t have gone on that fancy vacation, after all.
Obama’s narcissistic arrogance is simply stunning. His vacation was important, but Congress’ schedule is irrelevant. His vacation is essential to the well-being of the nation, but the Republican Party using the democratic process of debate to select their nominee to contend for Obama’s job is trivial.
Obama constantly calls upon Congress to rise above petty partisan politics, but again and again this guy has taken some of the cheapest shots at all. Going on a vacation and then coming back and saying the ONLY night Obama can give his speech just “happens” to coincide with the exact same date and the even the exact same TIME-SLOT of a GOP presidential debate that had been hard-scheduled for MONTHS is beneath even petty partisan politics.
Even very career and very partisan Democrats acknowledge that Obama was “out of bounds” in his attempt at this petty partisan politcal pissing contest:
Democratic strategist James Carville on Thursday called the White House “out of bounds” for requesting that the president address Congress during the same night as next week’s Republican presidential debate.
“I do think this is a really big debate and I think the White House was out of bounds…in trying to schedule a speech during a debate,” Carville said on “Good Morning America”.
There is absolutely no question whatsoever that Obama has every intention of using his “jobs speech” as a partisan political stunt.
Fortunately, Speaker of the House John Boehner wasn’t in the mood to tolerate a self-appeasing posturing poser:
Posted: 12:16 p.m. yesterday
Obama bows to Boehner; jobs speech will be Sept. 8
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has acceded to House Speaker John Boehner’s wishes to deliver an address on jobs and the economy to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8. The president had requested Sept. 7 for the long-anticipated speech.
In agreeing to Boehner’s schedule, Obama’s address will compete with the opening game of the National Football League season — a conflict the White House wanted to avoid.
But the change now will allow a planned Sept. 7 Republican presidential debate to proceed without Obama upstaging it.
That’s right. BOWS again.
Atlas Shrugged has a magnificent pictorial presentation of who Obama bows down to (America’s enemies) and who he treats like dirt (America’s friends). At least this time Obama bowed down before an actual American.
“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,” Boehner, the speaker of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, said in a letter to the president.
“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,” he said.
But Obama – who saw this as a chance to upstage his rivals in a petty way while at the same time calling on politicians to “rise above” the very same sort of thing he was himself doing, just got owned.
It is truly sad for America that such a weak and petty man managed to rise to our presidency.