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Obama to Address Health Care at Joint Session of Congress 9/9
Abc News ^ | 9/2/09 | ABC News

Posted on 09/02/2009 12:32:27 PM PDT by Shellybenoit

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Sept 9.

This comes as the White House has been signaling publicly that they are ready to take charge of the health care debate.

So, this settles the 5th of the 5 health care strategy questions I laid out earlier on this blog today. The other 4 remain.

- George Stephanopoulos


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; obamacare; suicidebomb
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To: Shellybenoit

I heard on the Interweb that Obama was going to resign.


51 posted on 09/02/2009 1:15:18 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Uncledave

Disagree. I have been to several townhall meetings and several demonstrations. The other side is blaming the Reps and the insurance companies for creating this “astroturf” opposition and that the majority of Americans are for the program. They just have to overcome the disinformation put out by those wascally Reps.


52 posted on 09/02/2009 1:17:45 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Jeff Head; lightman

I’ll bet that this (teleprompter-driven) “news” conference will have much lower ratings than Soros-obama-Pelosi would like.

Last night, I had a dream that was so vivid I was sure that it was real. The news said that some sort of assassin wounded a Republican congressman, whose name I did not get. Later, the news said that Phil Gramm had been killed.

When I woke up, I thought that it must be a dream, and vaguely recalled that Gramm was no longer in the Senate. But I had to go to the Internet to make sure that it wasn’t real.

I guess that all the talk of “Townhall violence” and other purported “violence” over obamacare and the rest of obama’s cracked legislative program has gotten to me.


53 posted on 09/02/2009 1:24:19 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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It may very well backfire on him. Wise people in the entertainment industry will tell you that overexposure will cause the public to turn on people real fast. No one wants to have someone jammed in their face 24/7. Granted he's supposed to be a president not a celebrity.But we all know that he's nothing more than a very cheap celebrity along the lines of A Face in the Crowd.When people get sick enough of him, he'll be tossed away like yesterday's news. I heard Ruben Navarette, who is a fairly liberal newspaper columnest on the radio this morning and he said he believed Obama would never win re-election because he's already lost the independents and moderate dims.He seemed pretty happy at the thought of getting rid of him.
54 posted on 09/02/2009 1:27:39 PM PDT by sanjoaquinvalley (Long time lady lurker.)
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To: Shellybenoit

Will he be able to hypnotize congress?

I think he can.


55 posted on 09/02/2009 1:30:09 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: kabar

Yes, that’s what the dems are *saying* — but who aside from his faithful is buying it? The polls have Obamacare and Obama himself sliding downwards, and he’s blamed republican opposition for months now.


56 posted on 09/02/2009 1:30:42 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Jeff Head

Ping for later so I can view the pics.


57 posted on 09/02/2009 1:31:13 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins.)
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To: Shellybenoit
This is not a news conference, where presumably the press acts as a foil to the president, challenging his positions and presenting questions from an opposing point of view - yes, I said presumably.

Having said that, I wonder if the GOP will ask for some rebuttal time, just as given the opposition party when POTUS gives his SOTU address. And, if they ask, will it be granted?

I believe that the GOP should also demand rebuttal time for Obama's comments to public school children on Sept. 8th, as well.

58 posted on 09/02/2009 1:33:12 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: numberonepal

Don’t tease.


59 posted on 09/02/2009 1:33:34 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: Shellybenoit

Sorry. My wife and I are only up to episode 108 of the 256 episodes in the Stargate SG-1 anthology.


60 posted on 09/02/2009 1:38:02 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Shellybenoit
"I inherited.

These polls.

From the previous.

Administration."

61 posted on 09/02/2009 1:38:32 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Love my country. Hate my government./Barack Obama: An authentic "African American.")
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To: mainepatsfan

Or to wait until the TEA Party people hit DC.


62 posted on 09/02/2009 1:38:50 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: JewishRighter

Do Republicans have to show up? If not, they should stage their own town hall with the American people, and put forth their plan, which involves tort reform and real competition for insurance companies involving allowing consumers to purchase it across state lines. No mandates, no public option - just a simple 2-3 page bill for now.


63 posted on 09/02/2009 1:39:21 PM PDT by nomoremods
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To: Shellybenoit
That's why he's going BACK to Martha's Vineyard today ...

NOT to vacation, but rather to work on a glorious speech with Jon Favreau and A-rod, praying that his slick lies will "fool 'em again," thereby saving his sorry ass from political oblivion ...

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Sorry Barry ... it's WAY to late to feign bipartisanship and unity.


64 posted on 09/02/2009 1:39:29 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Shellybenoit

any chance that he will declare himself ineligible to be president and resign?


65 posted on 09/02/2009 1:41:10 PM PDT by j_guru
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To: Honorary Serb
We live in very pivotal, but also dangerous time. Americans are waking up and threatening to depose these marxists who are trying to bring their "fundamental change". I believe we will have the numbers to do so starting in 2010 and then completing it in 2012.

I pray the leftists will see the folly in trying to do, or incite anything extra constitutional in hopes of avoiding it.

66 posted on 09/02/2009 1:41:44 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: jsh3180
09/09/09 The mark of the beast, thinly disguised

Obama's mentor & pastor Jeremiah Wright was a supposedly 'deconverted' Nation of Islam member & still-devoted acolyte of Louis Farrakhan. I wonder what the date means under Calypso Louie's freaky 'Million Man' numerology?

67 posted on 09/02/2009 1:43:02 PM PDT by leilani
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To: Shellybenoit

Time to hear about the poor liberal lion and Obama’s mother that died of cancer. oh yeah, and his grandmother’s hip surgery. Can’t wait.


68 posted on 09/02/2009 1:43:07 PM PDT by NotSoModerate (Report dissenters to snitch@whitehouse.gov for a $4,500 tax credit)
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To: Raycpa

” Will he be able to hypnotize congress? “

Naaahhh.. I’ve heard that to be hypnotized requires a brain..

Remember - “Congress is the only form of life with [hundreds of] stomachs, and no brain.” (Will Rogers)

That assertion has never been successfully refuted....


69 posted on 09/02/2009 1:43:07 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: nomoremods

“Do Republicans have to show up? If not, they should stage their own town hall with the American people, and put forth their plan, which involves tort reform and real competition for insurance companies involving allowing consumers to purchase it across state lines. No mandates, no public option - just a simple 2-3 page bill for now.”

An excellent idea!


70 posted on 09/02/2009 1:43:59 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: kabar
And Obama will get a huge public audience

How huge? Do you have a number? If he get less than 50 millions to watch then it is a shitty rating. Are you planning to watch? I am not and I have not watched TV news since November 5 2008.

71 posted on 09/02/2009 1:47:28 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Uncledave

Exactly.


72 posted on 09/02/2009 1:48:08 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Shellybenoit

OBAMA DOESN’T GET IT. EVERY TIME HE MAKES A SPEECH HIS RATINGS DROP AND HE JUST MANAGES TO GET BOTH SIDES PISSED OFF. HE SHOULD JUST GO AND HIBERNATE.


73 posted on 09/02/2009 1:50:00 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: kabar
Obama will rise in popularity among his base and be seen as the great compromiser interested in the welfare of the people, especially the children.

OK, let us assume you are right and Obama will win a victory and impose socialized medicine on the country which will bankrupt the country. What shall we do next? surrender?

74 posted on 09/02/2009 1:50:33 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Uncledave

Understood that the polls support us. But the attention span of the average American is measured in seconds. And Obama will use fresh focus group language to fool and deceive. I see his approval ratings going up after the join meeting, but then decline again.


75 posted on 09/02/2009 1:53:55 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Jeff Head

If there is to be a Republican response, they better make sure is is done in a packed hall with lots of ordinary folks (”Tea Party goers”) who can stand and cheer when Conservative points are made.

Just having a single speaker, Like Bobby Jindal, standing at a podium has a pathetic effect when compared to the splendor of a podium at the Capital floor.


76 posted on 09/02/2009 1:54:42 PM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: kabar

OK his approval ratings will go up and he will impose on us socialized medicine. Here it is, let us surrender. Are you happy now.


77 posted on 09/02/2009 1:55:35 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

I may or may not watch. I can’t stomach him, but I am also active in various protest groups and I want to know what I am confronting. I suspect he will draw arournd 30 million tops.


78 posted on 09/02/2009 1:55:39 PM PDT by kabar
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To: jveritas

Could Obama go on TV and announce before Congress that he is declaring martial law because of a perceived public danger from right-wing extremist groups?

Sounds pretty wild, but from “Organizing for America” (Obama’s Campaign Organization)

Obama sent out notice to “grassroots” supporters to wage a coordinated phone campaign for health care by calling their US Senators on September 11.

“All 50 states are coordinating in this-as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.”

Sounds like a basis for martial law to me.


79 posted on 09/02/2009 1:55:40 PM PDT by techno
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To: jveritas

“I am not and I have not watched TV news since November 5 2008. “

Same here.


80 posted on 09/02/2009 1:57:05 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: OldDeckHand
I wonder if the GOP will ask for some rebuttal time

Good suggestion there.

81 posted on 09/02/2009 1:58:14 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Jeff Head
The slumbering giant is really stirring now, and he's waking up hopping mad.

I hope so Jeff, but I just don't know if there will be the necessary 'critical mass' until he pushes his agenda through. I unfortunately believe that he will push it through with the willing assistance of the media and get-along RINOs. You don't know how much I hope to be wrong here.

Got bad feelings about the next 12 months man, bad feelings.

82 posted on 09/02/2009 1:59:30 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Shellybenoit

If I’m a congresscritter I’d send my regrets as that’s the day I planned to change the air in my tires.


83 posted on 09/02/2009 1:59:57 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: jveritas
I don't think he will get all he wants. I do know that the Dems and Obama must get some sort of health reform bill through just to save face. They don't need any Rep votes. I am not going to surrender. I am working here in VA on the November elections for governor and delegates. I am also girding my loins for the amnesty fight early next year.

What are you doing in this fight? I am off in a few minutes to demonstrate against Connolly.

84 posted on 09/02/2009 1:59:59 PM PDT by kabar
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To: jveritas

You are a real jerk. I hope I see you when we march up Pennsylvania avenue on September 12.


85 posted on 09/02/2009 2:01:09 PM PDT by kabar
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To: BP2
This Obama Chief speech writer is a 27 years old kid. What you get from a 27 years old liberal speech is a delusional world filled of unicorns and totally detached from reality. There should be a law against hiring President staff who are less than 35 years old.
86 posted on 09/02/2009 2:01:40 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: OldDeckHand
“I can’t - in my lifetime - remember when a President addressed a joint session of congress (SOTU address excepted), when there wasn’t either a war looming or some other national crisis either just past or on the horizon.”

I think it is his way of trying to fool people into thinking there is a crisis. He wants to try and create one (where one does not exist). I have never had an issue with health care. He wants to give it free to 30M+ people and says that won't cost anymore money. What a load of horse hockey.

87 posted on 09/02/2009 2:02:36 PM PDT by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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To: kabar
WOW, you have so much time on your hand. Are you retired?

Signed

a jerk

88 posted on 09/02/2009 2:03:25 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: numberonepal

Oh, that would be loverly...


89 posted on 09/02/2009 2:03:33 PM PDT by humble and shy (Taking our country back, one politician at a time)
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To: Shellybenoit

Another prime time tv show...his poll numbers will go down another 3 to 4%. He is pissing everyone off. I think he should schedule one every week!


90 posted on 09/02/2009 2:05:02 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: numberonepal
You said on another thread (now locked):
Comment: I was at the capitol today and the buzz was Obama is seeking the address to the congress to resign.

Your response:I heard that too - Obama to address America and Congress in order to resign due to his epic failures. I don't know if it's tru or not, but the birdie is usually right.

Care to elaborate?

91 posted on 09/02/2009 2:05:07 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: BP2

Jesus...those teleprompters never leave his side do they?


92 posted on 09/02/2009 2:06:25 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: Shellybenoit

Says Tom Maguire:

This is classic Obama, who has made a carer of positioning himself as the voice of calm reason intermediating between the loonies of the left (Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright) and the crazies of the right (Sen. Tom Coburn, his unrepentant racist grandmother). Obama will want to assure moderates and centrists that he is truly one of them by pitching some part of the Pelosi-Reid agenda aside.

However! We will see if the “Fool me once” rule is invoked by the target centrist audience. If it is, the result for Obama could be disastrous - if he manages to anger lefties without placating moderates, he may end up losing more support than he gains.

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2009/09/as-we-listen-to-the-revving-of-the-buss-engine.html


93 posted on 09/02/2009 2:09:02 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: BlueNgold

scary stuff. Biden isn’t strong enough to take over. Eww. With that in mind, I would like further clarification as well.

Don’t like the 9,9,9 thing. Those are just upside down sixes. Another attack looming?

God, I hope not. Then again, the terrorists speak in code. Hmmm.


94 posted on 09/02/2009 2:09:20 PM PDT by humble and shy (Taking our country back, one politician at a time)
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To: seawolf101

Sheeesh. Another speech. The man is like a lounge singer with one song in his repertoire.


95 posted on 09/02/2009 2:09:44 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Shellybenoit
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96 posted on 09/02/2009 2:12:12 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: sanjoaquinvalley
“It may very well backfire on him.”

I agree. Even some Dems have figured out you can't believe anything the man says.

What do you do with a pathological liar?

Stop listening.

97 posted on 09/02/2009 2:13:04 PM PDT by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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To: JewishRighter

LISTEN FOLKS!
WE NEED TO GET A HOLD OF OUR REPUBLICAN/CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS/LEADERS OF CONGRESS AND ASK THEM TO NOT SHOW AT THIS JOINT SESSION. DEMINT AND OTHERS NEED TO SPEAR HEAD THIS. WE NEED TO ASK THEM TO NOT SUPPORT THIS PROPAGANDA SPEWING FROM THE DEMS. (and yes, I am yelling)


98 posted on 09/02/2009 2:18:43 PM PDT by Babsig (Palin/DeMint 2012 (I AM Jim Thompson))
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To: Never on my watch

Look for ratings to be lower than a rerun of “Who’s the Boss”.


99 posted on 09/02/2009 2:20:33 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: sanjoaquinvalley

You remember when MC Hammer broke? When he was the coolest hottest thing on the planet?

Remember how broke he became and how irrelevant he was to anyone when they came out with his Saturday morning cartoon?

Yeah, it’s like that.


100 posted on 09/02/2009 2:21:16 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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