Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Obama Accepts Bush Invitation To Meet In Washington
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.
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'Cept it'll be Axelrod instead of Patrick!
Another bonehead move by Bush. Now it looks like they could not get nothing done without Hussein.Can you see the talking points now?
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.
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.
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)
Dang, you beat me to it!
Mods, you can get rid of my thread.
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.
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.
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.
It is dire alright. Last week was amazing- we were VERY close to falling ff the cliff. Not sure what the answer is- it will be tough times no matter what.
Maybe Obambi should bring his sidekick, Joe Six-Pack, so there will be double the amount of gaffes.
Obambi is sure to look like an out-of-place neophyte there with his empty rhetoric and absence of fresh ideas.
In fact, he doesn’t even know how the financial markets work. He’s admitted as much!
So WTF does Obambi have to bring to the table??? ZERO!!!
"Uh, Senator Obama, if it's not too much trouble, could you stop by the White House and give us a hand in trying to prevent the sequel to the Great Depression?"
"I know you're having fun out there giving speeches and stuff but..."
Obama was foolish to refuse to go to Washington .
He looks even more foolish because he suddenly decides to return after being sweet talked by President Bush,
the Democrats biggest boogey man.
The ads are writing themselves.
Speaking of statesmanship, we have to hand it to BUSH for taking the high road with Obambi and reaching out to that worthless POS in this case.
After all the mean $hit Obambi has said about Bush, it’s no wonder Bush doesn’t spit in his face.
This makes Letterman look stupid, no?
But now, wants to parachute in and be "part of the solution" now that he knows both parties are going to give a HUGE Socialist bailout to these institutions?
Bush gave a good speech. He was absolutely right and explained the situation properly.
Obama would look like the biggest Ahole if he did not go....he can have fun debating a teleprompter...