Skip to comments.Carney grants NBC permission to reschedule debate
Posted on 08/31/2011 10:57:02 AM PDT by RightGeek
President Obama plans to lay out his long-awaited jobs speech before a joint session of Congress next Wednesday evening -- which happens to be the same night of a Republican presidential debate.
"I respectfully request the opportunity to address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7, 2011 at 8 p.m.," Obama wrote in a letter sent Wednesday to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the timing of the speech is not aimed at overshadowing the next Republican debate, which is cosponsored by NBC News and Politico, and is scheduled to air at the same time as the planned presidential address.
"It is coincidental," Carney said. "It is one debate of many [that will air] on one channel of many... [and] there are many other factors here" to consider when scheduling a major address from the president, he added.
Carney gave NBC his permission to reschedule the Republican debate so it doesn't conflict with the president's speech, saying "if the network so chose and the candidates so chose" to reschedule, "that would be completely fine with us."
Boehner and Reid have not yet responded to Obama's letter, according to Carney.
Schedule the address for 9AM EDT. He can convene the congress, he has the right but not the right to set the time.
I hope Boehner refuses.
Mighty white of him
barry the punk
If nbc decides to move the debate another day, the major candidates should just opt out of this debate. It is MSNBC after all. Who cares. There are several others scheduled next month.
Boehner could totally pwn this guy, but I suspect he won’t.
Boehner DC office number:
If a Republican shows up for his pre-written, teleprompter speech, then they are bigger asses than the illegal alien from Kenya.
Transparently petty. BO has the emotional maturity of a two year old.
I’m on hold now. Lot’s of folks are calling Speaker Boehner right now for some reason.
I won’t watch the DumbAss-in-Chief anyway and we all know Boehner will cave.
“It is coincidental,” Carney said.
Ya, and I am young, good looking, rich, and have a full head of hair.
I don’t get it. NBC needs his permission to reschedule a debate? Is that because the lame stream “media” are nothing more than the propaganda arm of the Dems?
There really is no downside to ignoring him. Schedule the speech for the early afternoon if the "jobs plan" is presented at 48 hours beforehand.
The candidates should tell NBC to screw off and get Fox to host it AT THAT SAME TIME!!!!!
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio should tell the marxist punk to pound sand. Like Rush says, tell him any other time or day is appropriate but that evening is taken.
Else Boehner is the f-ing weenie I already believe him to be.
Go ahead John, climb up on that stool and kiss obammys ass some more, fool.
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