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BREAKING NEWS: Obama Accepts Bush Invitation To Meet In Washington
wnbc.com ^ | 9/24/08

Posted on 09/24/2008 5:42:01 PM PDT by mathprof

With extraordinary stakes on the line, President Bush has invited both presidential candidates and the leaders of the House and Senate to the White House on Thursday in hopes of securing a bill to rescue the economy.

Bush took the unusual step Wednesday night of calling Democratic Sen. Barack Obama directly to invite him to the meeting, White House press secretary Dana Perino said. An Obama spokesman said the senator would attend. The White House has also invited Republican Sen. John McCain.

Perino said the goal of the session is to make progress -- fast -- on a bipartisan solution to the biggest economic crisis in decades.

She said the call between Bush and Obama lasted several minutes and was "a good conversation."

Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the Democratic presidential contender "will continue to work in a bipartisan spirit and do whatever is necessary to come up with a final solution."

The move by Bush came just a short time before he was to address the nation about the financial crisis.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; bailout; bush; financialcrisis; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden
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1 posted on 09/24/2008 5:42:02 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: mathprof
checkmate

I was really feeling down but better now.

2 posted on 09/24/2008 5:43:39 PM PDT by scooby321 (Cai)
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To: mathprof

Because, uh, everyone knows Obama is an expert when it comes to financial crises?


3 posted on 09/24/2008 5:43:54 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: mathprof
After Obambi said he would continue to campaign as usual and prepare for the debate, he's going to Washington! The man-child is out of his depth!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 09/24/2008 5:44:07 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: mathprof

whatcha wanna bet the dems make big politics out of this and mc cain is on the losing end.


5 posted on 09/24/2008 5:44:37 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: mathprof

What’s so important NOW, Barry?


6 posted on 09/24/2008 5:44:52 PM PDT by period end of story
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To: mathprof
Why is Bush giving this destructive moron any legitimacy?
7 posted on 09/24/2008 5:45:39 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The fourth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: mathprof

Media trying to forget this was McCain’s idea.


8 posted on 09/24/2008 5:45:40 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: mathprof

Wow - this is getting interesting. I think advantage=McCain, though, for stepping out in front today and showing he walks it like he talks it.....COUNTRY FIRST.


9 posted on 09/24/2008 5:45:46 PM PDT by voxitar (Maverick/Barracuda 2008!)
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To: mathprof

a ‘final solution’?

Uh Oh.


10 posted on 09/24/2008 5:45:47 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: mathprof
can you say "GOTCHA"!

thats Hussien for you....coming when called and led around the nose like a donkey....not knowing what to do or when to do it...

11 posted on 09/24/2008 5:45:56 PM PDT by cherry
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To: mathprof

This makes 0bama look like he was derelict.
Good move, Bush.

Now we’ll get to see just how useless 0bama really is.
Even better move, Bush.


12 posted on 09/24/2008 5:46:25 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: mathprof

Gave that idiot Obama a lifeline?


13 posted on 09/24/2008 5:47:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: mathprof
Hey I guess George is "really good a getting a whole bunch a people together in a room" just like Obamie said the othher night on 60 Minutes...

Leaders Lead Demoncrats grandstand for TV cameras...

14 posted on 09/24/2008 5:47:37 PM PDT by databoss
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To: Pikachu_Dad

I caught that too!


15 posted on 09/24/2008 5:48:00 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: counterpunch
This makes 0bama look like he was derelict. Good move, Bush.

I hope you are right.

16 posted on 09/24/2008 5:48:12 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: counterpunch

THIS IS TERRIBLE....do Republican want to win? I have NEVER seen a democrat reach across the aisle so far...why should we? Does Bush want MCCAIN to win or Obama?? This gives Obama an excuse to go.....bad bad bad. And Obama wants money for the affirmative action recipients who cannot pay their mortgages.


17 posted on 09/24/2008 5:48:18 PM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: period end of story
What’s so important NOW, Barry?

His pollsters were telling him he was getting slammed because of his initial reaction.

18 posted on 09/24/2008 5:48:18 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: snowrip
Because, uh, everyone knows Obama is an expert when it comes to financial crises?

Doesn't matter. He has an even chance of being Bush's successor.

19 posted on 09/24/2008 5:49:11 PM PDT by jude24
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To: cherry
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20 posted on 09/24/2008 5:49:23 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran====McCain/Palin 2OO8==My Mouse is a MOOSE=Donate to FR)
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To: Red Steel
No! Obambi didn't have to accept. He realized not showing up would make him look weak and impotent. He is and he's definitely not a leader. Bush called him, not the other way around!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

21 posted on 09/24/2008 5:49:23 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: mathprof

Obama showed he hasn’t a care or clue as to how bi-partisan legislation is accomplished. He’s too lazy to work at his job. Let’s hope John McCain eviscerates the Paulson demands while putting together a bi-partisan piece of legislation with a much smaller lending footprint. If the Congress would suspend the capital gains and business taxes for two years, the cirsis would suddenly disappear, without printing/devaluing taxpayer’s money, and I would bet the cost would be far below $700 billion to the fed deficits. Combine that with an all-out Moonshot style energy plan and America becomes stronger, not weaker as this corporate raiding of tax coffers will do.


22 posted on 09/24/2008 5:50:37 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: mathprof

Has Obama ever met President Bush? He’s only been on the floor of the Senate 143 times, and then he isn’t know for doing anything.


23 posted on 09/24/2008 5:51:16 PM PDT by RC2
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To: scooby321
If W is calling the candidates to Washington, this must be dire....W as we have known him has not been one for political shenanigans...He's a Texas straight shooter.
24 posted on 09/24/2008 5:51:16 PM PDT by hope
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To: mathprof

What is it they say in Alaska? If you’re not the lead dog, the view never changes...


25 posted on 09/24/2008 5:51:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: goldstategop

McCain sets Obama up by asking him to suspend and no debate

Obama refuses and carries on campaigning, ignores the situation.

Knowing he would refuse, McCain asks Bush to make Obama come to Washington now he’s refused

Bush phones Obama and tells him to shift his ass and get down here

Obama cannot refuse what is in effect an order from the WH and has to accept or look even stupider

Obama will have to sit in a room one on one with Bush and McCain and talk economics.

This ought to be fun, how does Obama stand out in all this, he’ll be railroaded.


26 posted on 09/24/2008 5:52:20 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: mathprof

In a new development concerning Obama’s visit to the White House Sen. O, as he is known to his flock, requested to have his picture taken behind the Presidential Seal.

He also siad that he will need to have his teleprompter present in order for him to consult with it for answers, or he will need his magic eight ball.


27 posted on 09/24/2008 5:53:37 PM PDT by stockpirate (Sarah Barracuda 2008 and the other guy on her ticket.)
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To: dalebert
You mean before or after all the new Obama ads showing him in and around the White House looking presidential? Seriously, there is old strategy that holds that a sitting president does not debate a candidate because that raises the candidate up to the president's level. I really do not understand why they want to raise Obama up to look presidential here. You just KNOW the MSM will have wall-to-wall coverage showing Obama at the White House looking very presidential with all the reporters puffing him big time. I don't understand this - at all.
28 posted on 09/24/2008 5:54:39 PM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: mathprof

Obama was supposed to spend all day Thursday in debate prep. This blows that. Maybe McCain knows what he’s doing after all.


29 posted on 09/24/2008 5:55:41 PM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: mathprof

“If you need me, call me.” Looks like the President called his bluff! HAHAHA!


30 posted on 09/24/2008 5:55:41 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: mathprof

“If you need me, call me.” Looks like the President called his bluff! HAHAHA!


31 posted on 09/24/2008 5:55:50 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Why is Bush giving this destructive moron any legitimacy?

Well, he IS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE...

32 posted on 09/24/2008 5:56:02 PM PDT by realdifferent1 (Hitler was a 'Community Organizer'-might be a good tag line...)
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To: stockpirate

I heard he was holding out for his jet landing clearance at Andrews... ;-)


33 posted on 09/24/2008 5:56:44 PM PDT by databoss
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To: mathprof

Bush basically just bailed him out on this issue. Now McCain will not be able to point out that he was the only one who went back to help in the crisis. McCain should ask Bush to just stay out of this election. He is not helping.


34 posted on 09/24/2008 5:57:17 PM PDT by John Robie
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To: mathprof

This weeks candadates chronology of responses to the financial crisis:

McCain provides his 3 point response to the White House plan.
Obama says “me too” plus one more populist point.

McCain says he’ll suspend his campaign and the debate to meet with the Senate to resolve this pressing matter.
Obama says, “I thought of it first!”

Bush says ‘Could you please come to WDC?’
BO says, “Well OK”.......


35 posted on 09/24/2008 5:57:35 PM PDT by G Larry ("Disgust" is a valid expression!-Vote Family Values!)
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To: sunmars

McCain = Naval Academy grad
McCain = Pilot
McCain = Conversant with OODA loop
Obama = No alternative
McCain = Leader who is inside Obama’s OODA loop


36 posted on 09/24/2008 5:59:28 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Sarah Palin: "Do you know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.")
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To: hope

It sure is. If the bail out does not pass I hope you have all your assets in gold.


37 posted on 09/24/2008 5:59:29 PM PDT by John Robie
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To: John Robie

Maybe the crisis is so dire that elections aren’t that important right now.


38 posted on 09/24/2008 6:00:14 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray every day for McCains, Palins and the USA...and the rest of us, too.)
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To: mathprof

Invitation? He accepted an invitation - to go and do the job for which he was elected?

What nerve!

You’re still a Senator B. Hussein.


39 posted on 09/24/2008 6:00:14 PM PDT by Velveeta (Go Cubs!!!)
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To: realdifferent1
Well, he IS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE...

Even his qualifications for that are in serious doubt.

40 posted on 09/24/2008 6:00:34 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The fourth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: mathprof
Obama'll will be like SpongeBob when he, SpongeBob that is, was taking his boating license road test and Patrick was back at the pineapple feeding ol' Spongy the answers via walkie-talkie.

'Cept it'll be Axelrod instead of Patrick!

41 posted on 09/24/2008 6:01:17 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: mathprof

Another bonehead move by Bush. Now it looks like they could not get nothing done without Hussein.Can you see the talking points now?


42 posted on 09/24/2008 6:01:30 PM PDT by JessieHelmsJr (Tree hugging liberals call it global warming. We call it summertime.)
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To: madison10

The crisis is one of confidence in the credit market. If some kind of deal is not struck, credit goes kaplooey. Even billionaires won’t get a loan for a car. It IS that serious.


43 posted on 09/24/2008 6:03:12 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Sarah Palin: "Do you know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.")
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To: mathprof
Yahoo headline right now --Jennifer Loven, no less:

Bush adopts McCain's recommendation and calls for meeting of candidates and Congressional leaders

Obama has been told to report to the principal's office. Heh heh.

44 posted on 09/24/2008 6:03:51 PM PDT by Shelayne (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: JessieHelmsJr

Would it look worse if Obama wasn’t invited? (you don’t have to answer...I have not decided if the President’s move was good or bad for John McCain/the country)


45 posted on 09/24/2008 6:03:54 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray every day for McCains, Palins and the USA...and the rest of us, too.)
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To: mathprof

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2089813/posts

Dang, you beat me to it!

Mods, you can get rid of my thread.


46 posted on 09/24/2008 6:05:21 PM PDT by RatsDawg (I love Palin :))
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To: mathprof
Should Obama Campaign use the phrase "final solution?"
47 posted on 09/24/2008 6:06:19 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama: Terror Groups have "legitimate claims.")
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To: madison10

It will only get worse if McCain is not elected. The bail out is needed to save the economy. The problem is the democrats are already supporting the bill, so McCain is the only one needed to pass the legislation.


48 posted on 09/24/2008 6:07:33 PM PDT by John Robie
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To: goldstategop
After Obambi said he would continue to campaign as usual and prepare for the debate, he's going to Washington! The man-child is out of his depth!

A gentleman tried earlier today to have him act like a candidate for the highest office in the country; but Barack chose instead to act the class clown while the adults were focused on important things.

And then the top grownup caught him acting the fool. Now little Barry has been called to the principal's office.

What a boob.

49 posted on 09/24/2008 6:08:50 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: John Robie
Not quite. Obama says, "If they need me, they can call me." President Bush called his bluff. Now he looks like he was called to the woodshed.

My guess is the call went something like this:

President Bush: Hello Senator Obama, this is the President.

The One: Wassup whitey?

President Bush: Just to let you know, I'm addressing the American people this evening. I have two versions of my speech, one in which I say you are missing in action during a time of crisis, while John McCain put his country first, and another in which I thank both candidates for coming back to Washington. You can pick which one I say.

The One: Whatchoo talkin' bout Willis?

President Bush: Good day, Barry.

50 posted on 09/24/2008 6:09:33 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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