Skip to comments.More Republicans skipping Obama’s jobs speech
Posted on 09/07/2011 1:06:03 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
When President Obama delivers his address on a new job-creation plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, he won't be speaking to a sold-out crowd. Several lawmakers are still determining whether it is worth their time to stay in Washington to hear the president, and some are already planning to skip it.
Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter is the latest to announce that he will not be there, choosing to attend a party to watch the New Orleans Saints' opening football game instead.
"As a fanatic, I have my priorities," Vitter told Fox News on Wednesday.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
"Dr. Broun will not be attending President Obama's joint address, but he looks forward to hearing the president's proposal for job creation," Broun spokeswoman Meredith Griffanti told The Ticket,
C'mon, more empty seats, you guys. Let's separate the men from the mice...
They can purchase any comic book at a local store and gain much more useful information than they would listening to the Cretin-in-Chief.
Harvard Law, you’ve got a lot to answer for in the upcoming investigations. You’d better throw out that quota system now....
Every one of them should skip it and instead hold a town hall with unemployed people to explain how the GOP program will put them back to work. Obama does not deserve the respect of the office of president when he uses these speeches to ridicule and lie about people in the audience.
I’ll be skipping the speech, too. I’m busy. Not sure yet on what, exactly. But yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ll be busy.
Just words. Just speeches.
Why not skip out...
His speeches are this big anyways, why bother?
That’s the time I go for my run. Gotta stay in shape. Don’t want to turn into a cow...like Moo.....(Clue)
I have never once listened to or watched a single “O” speech. Why would I watch THIS one?
Forget the politicians not attending or watching Obama, the entire American population of adults and voters should boycott the Obama speech of lies and the ongoing destruction of America!!! I do not intend to watch one second of this African Muslim, son of the “Muslim Brotherhood” that stands by, silently, in agreement, while his Muslim brothers jail & murder innocent African Black Christians in LIbya and slaughter innocent Israeli settlers in Israel with attacks launched from the state of Egypt, now controlled by Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood!!! America, wake-up. Obama has put our nation in harms way!!!
A speech is not legislation. The democrats in Congress need to proffer some proposals based on ideas from their leadership. Otherwise it’s just talk.
I have a hang nail. I can’t watch it.
everyone knows this is going to be just another campaign speech and Obama is looking to force Republicans to applaud it for his political ads.
When RINO Boehner claps for some empty Obama platitude thus signaling the GOP caucus to clap also, videos of the Republicans applauding will be used to win votes for the Democrats and hopefully win votes for conservative Tea Party primary challengers as well.
That just happens to be the time I wash my hair. Aw, shucks.
Several Republican reasons for missing Obama’s speech.
1) Cat needs waxing.
2) The waves are breaking and the Wahines are stoked.
4) Those darned raccoons!
5) Note from mother.
“I have never once listened to or watched a single O speech. Why would I watch THIS one?”
Maybe you might want to experiment with masochism.
I’ll do anything to stay busy that night, maybe even clean the toilet.
Vitter has been very interesting of late, and, I think someone to watch in the future. He survived his re-election bid ( because of a hooker scandal) though the senate GOP all but deserted him. He’s very conservative, and I think now he detests McConnell..and he’s pretty much guaranteed his Senate seat as long as he want s it..it is Louisiana after all..he’s already having fun..hosting an event with a TP congressman ( can’t rememebr the name who’s running in the same district as RINO Boustany.. ) LA’s losing a CD..so two Pubbies will have to face off..I think he’s goinna be an important player, a DeMInt ally, , and Mitch’s worst nightmare...
300 billion for gummint jobs — doo dah doo dah.
Everyone knows the tired tune — nothing new, nothing good, all liberal keynsian nonsense that the House will stop dead in its tracks. And the GOP damn well better make it clear that barry the zero’s attempt to toss this turd and make it their fault is a weak and pathetic attempt to once again play the blame game. And they damn well better do it loudly and frequently.
Now, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL????!!!
I too, am keeping my record in tact. I have never, ever, watched an Obama speech - why start now?
I have a brain. I can't watch it.
Forgot the 4-person Bridge Regional Championships on PTV.
Listen to one listen to them all. I haven’t listened to any of his lies since his inception and this one won’t be an exception.
I'm fine, of course, with skipping the speech, but state that it's because Obama's a dipshit and you've heard all his calls for yet more deficit spending programs that only enrich his cronies and do nothing to create real jobs. Or something along those lines.
Don't say you have to go to a football party.
If they really wanted to make waves with this article, they simple could have given an estimate of how many average American citizens will skip this speech beside the politicians listed (based on averages for viewership for his previous speeches). THAT number would be ENORMOUS.
Can’t watch it, have a date with Monica Lewinsky.
I’m sure many will disagree with me, but these folks are overdoing it.
Obama got slapped down and rescheduled...there will be no GOP response. I’m sure it tickles some people that these guys are thumbing their noses, but I think that not attending is petty.
There are certain things that you do. You attend a joint session of Congress where the president is going to speak. You do so ESPECIALLY after he there was a flap over the original dictated date and he stepped back and agreed to another date. Yes ... I know, Obama was a jerk to try to speak tonight.
I feel, however, that there are certain precedents we don’t need to be setting. These guys are giving ammo to the other side. While I have no respect for Obama ... I have a respect for the presidency of the USA and I think they should attend. They don’t need to clap. They can even scowl. I’m not expecting much from the speech ... but saying you are not going to attend a joint session because you want to watch some football, or you are just not interested ... IMO .... it’s petty.
Very timely Obama quotation.
I won’t watch. I can’t stand his F’in voice.
shampoo hair...organize sock drawer, etc...
I think he's giging Obama about the fact he call tea partiers and some Republicians including Vitter fanatics.
Hope the MSM askes about it.
The Republicans should hold a tailgate party outside during Bamster’s speech. Free steak and lobster for attendees.
Let incivility and disrespect be the marker of the ungodly rebels, not of those who claim to aspire to respect and honor.
That one person who said Obama should put his ideas into writing had a really good idea, because that way you don’t have to go through all the hype stuff. I wish the whole Republican Congress would skip it and some of the Democrats too who have finally figured out they should have picked Hillary Clinton instead of President Stupid.
But, but, next to the call of the muezzin, it's the most beautiful sound on earth!
The Lord does work in wondrous ways.
Who would have thought that a man who lived by his words would die by his words ? How the mighty have fallen - all the way from his own exalted position next to the Almighty Himself amid Greek columns and hosts of hosannas singing
MMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMM Obama !
Frank Baum was more prescient than George Orwell. This is not 1984 but the Land of Oz - being led by a man of straw, brainless and without a heart pulling strings and spouting speeches with no effect.
When a man needs 2 teleprompters to make a 3 minute speech in front of the White House, he has become a trivial mockery of himself.
I can’t wait for the autopsy of this discredited figure once he is removed from office when his worthless carcass is finally disemboweled by the ones he has failed - the fascist liberal media and paranoia of the progressives.
I have to go and clean the toilet. I am going to miss it too.
“Ill be skipping the speech, too. Im busy.”
Yup, muh toenails need clippin’.
Just like speaking at a Union gathering, Barry insists on having paid audiences for his campaign pep rallies. The House and Senate are highly paid, captive audience members for his campaign speech. Will the CBO score the script that Axelrod loaded into the TOTUS?
To the best of my knowledge, speeches like this are traditionally given from the White House. One of my first memories of a President giving a major speech is Reagan walking down that hallway and stepping to the podium.
Competent Presidents do not need a self-congratulatory, fist-pumping audience to make a point.
Presidential speeches are traditionally confident, important, and need no hollering/clapping fan-fare.... and, if I recall correctly - they used to be rare.
Calling on a JSOC, in my opinion, makes Obama look very weak and narcissistic. He is continuing to prove that his instincts are very bad.
I believe that Mark Levin is dissecting it live.
Dusting the top of the fridge, I am afraid.
In that case, you'll be watching far less crap than the rest of us.
“I too, am keeping my record in tact. I have never, ever, watched an Obama speech - why start now?”
The sight of his sissified face makes me want to puke. The sound of his arrogant voice makes me want to punch something. I, too have never felt the need to torture myself with his empty platitudinous bullshit. What a damned loser.
“Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter is the latest to announce that he will not be there, choosing to attend a party to watch the New Orleans Saints’ opening football game instead.
“As a fanatic, I have my priorities,” Vitter told Fox News on Wednesday.”
FINALLY! An elected Republican giving Obama the respect he deserves. Enough with the “scheduling conflicts” “meeting with constituents” and other lame excuses. It’s high time everyone treat Obama the way he treats the American taxpayer.
I’ll skip it too because it’s all bullshit. I have more important things to do than be lied to.
Are they going to inter-mix like they did at SOTU with their BFF’s from across the aisle?
Speaker: Will all members of both Chambers move down to the front to fill the empty seats, please.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.