Skip to comments.Obama to Address Health Care at Joint Session of Congress 9/9
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
I heard on the Interweb that Obama was going to resign.
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.
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.
Will he be able to hypnotize congress?
I think he can.
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.
Ping for later so I can view the pics.
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.
Sorry. My wife and I are only up to episode 108 of the 256 episodes in the Stargate SG-1 anthology.
From the previous.
Or to wait until the TEA Party people hit DC.
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.
| 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 ...
Sorry Barry ... it's WAY to late to feign bipartisanship and unity.
any chance that he will declare himself ineligible to be president and resign?
I pray the leftists will see the folly in trying to do, or incite anything extra constitutional in hopes of avoiding it.
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?
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.
” 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....
“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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“I am not and I have not watched TV news since November 5 2008. “
Good suggestion there.
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.
If I’m a congresscritter I’d send my regrets as that’s the day I planned to change the air in my tires.
What are you doing in this fight? I am off in a few minutes to demonstrate against Connolly.
You are a real jerk. I hope I see you when we march up Pennsylvania avenue on September 12.
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.
Oh, that would be loverly...
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!
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?
Jesus...those teleprompters never leave his side do they?
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.
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.
Sheeesh. Another speech. The man is like a lounge singer with one song in his repertoire.
I agree. Even some Dems have figured out you can't believe anything the man says.
What do you do with a pathological liar?
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)
Look for ratings to be lower than a rerun of “Who’s the Boss”.
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.