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Carney grants NBC permission to reschedule debate
Washington Examiner ^ | 8/31/2011 | Hayley Peterson

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.


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That was swell of him. Carney is such a punk.
1 posted on 08/31/2011 10:57:10 AM PDT by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

Schedule the address for 9AM EDT. He can convene the congress, he has the right but not the right to set the time.


2 posted on 08/31/2011 10:58:39 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: RightGeek

I hope Boehner refuses.


3 posted on 08/31/2011 10:58:53 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: RightGeek

Mighty white of him


4 posted on 08/31/2011 10:59:07 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: RightGeek

barry the punk


5 posted on 08/31/2011 10:59:44 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: RightGeek

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.


6 posted on 08/31/2011 11:00:17 AM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: RightGeek

Boehner could totally pwn this guy, but I suspect he won’t.


7 posted on 08/31/2011 11:00:29 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: RightGeek

Boehner DC office number:

(202) 225-6205


8 posted on 08/31/2011 11:01:45 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: RightGeek
Exactly one year ago, this asshat said he'd propose a solution to the economic situation after Labor Day . . . exactly one year ago . . . now, it's one year later . . . and the asshat is going to puke that same bilge that he did last year . . . shovel ready, government paid jobs (using . . . taxes . . . ). Is there no end to the bone-head stupidity of this fool?

If a Republican shows up for his pre-written, teleprompter speech, then they are bigger asses than the illegal alien from Kenya.

9 posted on 08/31/2011 11:03:14 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: RightGeek

Transparently petty. BO has the emotional maturity of a two year old.


10 posted on 08/31/2011 11:04:46 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: All
Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224- 3121

http://www.speaker.gov/Contact/

11 posted on 08/31/2011 11:05:11 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Boehner should take Nancy's advice: "Just say no.")
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To: kcvl

I’m on hold now. Lot’s of folks are calling Speaker Boehner right now for some reason.


12 posted on 08/31/2011 11:05:34 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: RightGeek
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the timing of the speech is not aimed at overshadowing the next Republican debate

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13 posted on 08/31/2011 11:05:50 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: RightGeek

I won’t watch the DumbAss-in-Chief anyway and we all know Boehner will cave.


14 posted on 08/31/2011 11:08:20 AM PDT by KwHorn77 (The GOP needs to get some Nads.)
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To: RightGeek
While Carney is a punk, the real indentured sycophant servant here is the Pravda media ....


15 posted on 08/31/2011 11:08:35 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: RightGeek

“It is coincidental,” Carney said.

Ya, and I am young, good looking, rich, and have a full head of hair.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 11:09:22 AM PDT by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: RightGeek

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?


17 posted on 08/31/2011 11:09:41 AM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Boehner could totally pwn this guy, but I suspect he won’t.

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.

18 posted on 08/31/2011 11:09:49 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: RightGeek

The candidates should tell NBC to screw off and get Fox to host it AT THAT SAME TIME!!!!!


19 posted on 08/31/2011 11:09:49 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: RightGeek

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.


20 posted on 08/31/2011 11:10:17 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) an affirmative action mistake)
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To: RightGeek

Now we know for sure the Dems are actually running the MSM and not the other eway around?


21 posted on 08/31/2011 11:13:03 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RightGeek
I respectfully request the opportunity to address a joint session of Congress

Uhh... no.

22 posted on 08/31/2011 11:13:03 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: rogue yam

On hold here too.


23 posted on 08/31/2011 11:13:04 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: RightGeek

God d@mn it, Boehner, if you have any balls at all tell the POS to go pound sand.


24 posted on 08/31/2011 11:13:37 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


25 posted on 08/31/2011 11:14:45 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: G Larry

I say go ahead and reschedule the debate. Let him lay out his “new plan” and then candidates can open up on him like chopped meat for proposing his tried and true failed policy initiatives...


26 posted on 08/31/2011 11:14:51 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Mouton

Schedule the address for 11AM EDT.

So that RUSH can use his entire show to mock it.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 11:14:51 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: ilgipper
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.

I would agree, but this sets a bad pattern allowing the Democrat President to interfer with the Republican debates. Instead . . let Boehner come back with an alternate time/date. If Barry is so intent on pushing for bipartisan mumbojumbo, let it start with the timing of the stupid speech.

28 posted on 08/31/2011 11:15:16 AM PDT by BAW (I'm right.)
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To: RightGeek

Jay looks like Opie Taylor!


29 posted on 08/31/2011 11:17:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: rogue yam

Me too...

Let me know what his office says if you get your answer before I do!


30 posted on 08/31/2011 11:17:51 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: RightGeek
Republican debate, which is cosponsored by NBC News and Politico

Why bother with the middlemen? Can the GOP just go ahead and have the DNC host the debate???

31 posted on 08/31/2011 11:18:09 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: Big Mack
Ya, and I am young, good looking, rich, and have a full head of hair.

Ironically, those were JFK Jr's last words.
32 posted on 08/31/2011 11:20:21 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: George from New England; kcvl

I was on hold for 20-30 minutes and then gave up.

I needed to make another call.

Please post here if you get through.

Thanks.


33 posted on 08/31/2011 11:20:57 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: crosshairs
Ironically, those were JFK Jr's last words

I thought they were, "What does this button do?"

34 posted on 08/31/2011 11:21:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Joe Boucher
No sense me posting a comment, you covered everything I would have said pretty well.
35 posted on 08/31/2011 11:23:30 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Mouton

Calling Congress into special session on extraordinary occasions is in the Constitution, but not whenever a president wants a captive audience for a nasty little speech. Just say no.


36 posted on 08/31/2011 11:25:49 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: rogue yam

On hold now too.


37 posted on 08/31/2011 11:29:57 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: kcvl

I’m on hold and just got message “we are experiencing heavy call volume” I’ll bet!!


38 posted on 08/31/2011 11:31:07 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: RightGeek

It’s going to be a political speech - just say no.

It’s really an outrageous request.


39 posted on 08/31/2011 11:31:53 AM PDT by existentialist
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To: RightGeek

Wow. He said respectfully request which is a means, for talking to subordinates, which the President clearly isn’t to the House. He must really feel insecure. If he really was a strong President, he would say, House, I am taking over the TV hour to make a speech....deal with it. When are we going to have a strong President again. He is the senior guy in government and groveling to the Republicans....WEAK!! He makes me so sick sometimes.


40 posted on 08/31/2011 11:31:57 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: RightGeek

If Boehner says yes, any republican lawmaker that shows up to this speech is an idiot. We all know from Obama’s past addresses exactly what he is going to do. He will lay out his skittles and unicorns agenda, then proceed to insult, demean and bully Republicans for opposing him. Who needs that?


41 posted on 08/31/2011 11:32:28 AM PDT by vrwc1
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To: RightGeek

I think Boehner should respond, sorry, this is not a good time for us, we already have other plans, how about Sept 5?

Link to text of Obama’s letter.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/obama-seeks-joint-session-for-jobs-speech/


42 posted on 08/31/2011 11:34:03 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: RightGeek
Gibbs was annoying but Carney is worse.
43 posted on 08/31/2011 11:36:29 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: RightGeek

The 2012 campaign has started and 0bama wants to do a televised speech that is pure campaign BS and rhetoric. Nothing will be proposed that hasn’t already been suggested before and if it was urgent, he would have done it this week rather than next week. Networks need to offer equal time to the GOP under campaign laws.


44 posted on 08/31/2011 11:37:48 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: grobdriver

I respectfully request the opportunity to address a joint session of Congress

The MOFO should demand it. He is President of the United States and he is practically begging.........SICKENING. Tell the Congress to get their a$$es in their chairs and give the speech. We are in such a bad state right now. Bush wasn’t very forceful either. Hopefully Sarah will be strong as I know she is and demand and not request. The President is the senior guy!!! If my Commanding Officer respectfully requested the crew to come to the hangar for a speech, I would barf. Obama needs to learn that he is the senior guy in government and until he does we are doomed.


45 posted on 08/31/2011 11:38:04 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: rogue yam

got through but after speaking to them , they just said “ Okay, I will pass the message on!” Should have asked what their stance was.......but then maybe he doesn’t know which way the breeze is blowing yet.


46 posted on 08/31/2011 11:39:32 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: RightGeek

Nobody watches nbc anyway, but if they do, they’ll probably catch half an hour of the debate before Obama shows up fashionably late.


47 posted on 08/31/2011 11:39:42 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: The Cajun

Thanks Cajun,
just west of Port St. Lucie at the Treasure Coast Airpark here.
and just went to the Abita Springs Brew pub while playing tourist in N.O.
Sure getting busy around there but glad to see it.


48 posted on 08/31/2011 11:39:47 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) an affirmative action mistake)
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To: wilco200

Has Obammy ever been on time . . . 11am would end up being 12pm.


49 posted on 08/31/2011 11:40:35 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Clairity

If the debate is delayed for 1 day AFTER the propaganda speech, the candidates can address/comment on Comrade Maobama’s “new” economic plans.

Sounds like a win to me....


50 posted on 08/31/2011 11:40:38 AM PDT by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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