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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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; bailout; bush; financialcrisis; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden
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To: hope

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.


51 posted on 09/24/2008 6:09:53 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama: Terror Groups have "legitimate claims.")
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To: mathprof

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!!!


52 posted on 09/24/2008 6:11:56 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam ("Celebrate Diversity! Look at the world with all it's problems - Isn't "diversity" so beautiful?)
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To: Thane_Banquo
“If you need me, call me.” Looks like the President called his bluff! HAHAHA!

"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..."

53 posted on 09/24/2008 6:12:10 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: mathprof

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.


54 posted on 09/24/2008 6:12:53 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: mathprof

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.


55 posted on 09/24/2008 6:14:11 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam ("Celebrate Diversity! Look at the world with all it's problems - Isn't "diversity" so beautiful?)
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To: mathprof

This makes Letterman look stupid, no?


56 posted on 09/24/2008 6:14:30 PM PDT by redk
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To: mathprof
So.....he said he wouldn't....claimed "I called him First!"......and then said he would not meet with McCain in the Senate (WHICH IS HIS FRICKIN JOB FOR WHICH HE GETS PAID BIG BUCKS!)

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?

57 posted on 09/24/2008 6:15:29 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Thane_Banquo

Bush gave a good speech. He was absolutely right and explained the situation properly.


58 posted on 09/24/2008 6:17:11 PM PDT by John Robie
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To: mathprof

Obama would look like the biggest Ahole if he did not go....he can have fun debating a teleprompter...


59 posted on 09/24/2008 6:17:20 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: mathprof
Does this remind anyone else of the time on the last season of the west wing when Bartlett calls Vinick and Santos to his office to brief on a long-term deployment of soldiers.

Just sayin'
60 posted on 09/24/2008 6:18:25 PM PDT by beagleone
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To: counterpunch

Obama will still try to take credit for any resolution that comes out of this, just like he claimed that Bush was following his recommendation for troop withdrawal from Iraq, even though the drawdown was already in the plans, for anyone who was paying attention.


61 posted on 09/24/2008 6:18:29 PM PDT by Purrcival (Palin runs Alaska. Obama runs his mouth.)
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To: mathprof

The White House staff should put a hidden camera in the meeting, and then leak the embarrassing footage of a clueless 0bama stammering and stuttering as he demonstrates he’s clearly way out of his league.


62 posted on 09/24/2008 6:20:29 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: redk
Yeah, Letterman gets pissed off because McCain cancels his program, and goes to the CBS news program instead. Well I think McCain would rather go to a news program than a comedy program. Even if the news program is the laughable CBS.
63 posted on 09/24/2008 6:20:32 PM PDT by RatsDawg (I love Palin :))
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To: Purrcival

See post #62 for a simple solution to that problem.


64 posted on 09/24/2008 6:21:33 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

“Mid-cap growth fund”


65 posted on 09/24/2008 6:22:39 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: RatsDawg

And now dirty Harry Reid has been pwned as well.


66 posted on 09/24/2008 6:25:13 PM PDT by redk
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To: nhwingut
Obama was supposed to spend all day Thursday in debate prep. This blows that. Maybe McCain knows what he’s doing after all.

McCain says ok you're right, lets have that debate On Friday after all. Sorry you didn't get to prep.
67 posted on 09/24/2008 6:26:04 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: mathprof

Barry will go on television and tell us all how he called Bush and invested him to the oval office to work out this financial crisis.


68 posted on 09/24/2008 6:26:35 PM PDT by Brytani (Abortion does not make you a real woman - it makes you a murderer)
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To: mathprof

This will be a media bonanza for Obama.I am afraid it will be spun as Bush is in such trouble that he pleaded with Obama to come and rescue him.Look at the headline.Obama is asked to come and blessedly agrees.McCain is simply invited. I believe this election is slowly slipping away from the Republicans and the media smells blood.I am afraid the average person out there does not follow the news as freepers do and and will be swayed by headlines and the major networks.Oh well we will see...


69 posted on 09/24/2008 6:27:14 PM PDT by Howe_D_Dewty
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To: John Robie

I appreciated the President explaining it. I think Paulson was handing him a bill of goods designed to profit Hank’s Wall Street buddies (and himself when he goes back to Wall Street in January). He hoped President Bush would fall for it, but Bush demanded caps on executive pay, which put the brakes on Paulson’s money train.

$700 billion is still too much, and they must mandate reverse auctions.


70 posted on 09/24/2008 6:28:43 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: madison10

Bush lets Obama know he won’t be able to just vote present on this. You are a senator Obama, and you will have to vote and answer for your vote, good or bad.


71 posted on 09/24/2008 6:29:06 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: John Robie
Bush basically just bailed him out on this issue.

This economic crisis wasn't helping McCain. This is an attempt to take the issue of the campaign table.

72 posted on 09/24/2008 6:31:39 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (Wanted: Snappy, erudite tag line.)
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To: Howe_D_Dewty

If voters really accepted what media says unskeptically, then McCain’s poll numbers would be at 10% and average joe’s would be demanding that Palin get the electric chair.


73 posted on 09/24/2008 6:31:45 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: John Robie
“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.”

Exactly! I can't believe this! McCain had Obama on the ropes over this and Bush just saved Obama’s arse. Stupid is as stupid does.

74 posted on 09/24/2008 6:32:17 PM PDT by nralife (www.gunbanobama.com)
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To: mathprof
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
75 posted on 09/24/2008 6:35:03 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (I'll back the bailout if Angelo Mozilo lets me borrow his Lamborghini on Saturday nights.)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

We need to start a meme on left-wing sites that Obama is a lackey for Bush. He will do whatever Bush wants him to do, even stop taking his message of Hope and Change to the American people. Maybe next he will be tap-dancing in the Rose Garden to entertain Laura, Jenna, and the younger Barbara.


76 posted on 09/24/2008 6:35:10 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: CharacterCounts
This economic crisis wasn't helping McCain. This is an attempt to take the issue of the campaign table.

Exactamundo. Obama was reaping huge political benefits from this problem, however undeserved. McCain had to do something to get out in front of this as the polls were sinking on him. He pulled this gambit today and got an assist tonight from da Prizzle.

It might be crazy enough to work. As Krauthammer said, McCain threw a long TD with the surge, then threw up a hail mary with the Palin pick that she caught in the end zone. Can Big Mac go three-for-three?
77 posted on 09/24/2008 6:38:15 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Thane_Banquo

Thane, I really hope you are right.The media has me so angry that I think I will give up the news for a few days.hehehe wont hurt me to do that.
Thanks for reminding me that I must give more credit to the fine people in this country!!!


78 posted on 09/24/2008 6:38:42 PM PDT by Howe_D_Dewty
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To: Blue Turtle

As it stands the president and party in power take the blame for what’s gone wrong .. you can see it in McCain’s sudden drop in polling numbers. By inviting Obama, it deflects that perception. It’s actually a smart move. They are not going to tolerate the ‘Christmas tree” ornaments the D’s are pushing.


79 posted on 09/24/2008 6:38:49 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: RatsDawg

This move by Bush makes Letterman look like the self-important ass that he is.


80 posted on 09/24/2008 6:38:49 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: nralife

Yea, I think Bush saved Obama on this one. Although the Fox News team thought Bush saved McCain from the limb he had gone out on.

At least Bush is out on front on this. He should have called a prime time news conference last Wednesday.

Maybe the show of non-partisanship on Thursday will be OK in the end. I doubt that Americans really want one party running congress AND the presidency.

McCain will get some good campaign lines and commercials out of this. Obama’s “I’ll show up if they need me” should make it into a commercial.

Regardless, I am very proud of McCain for taking a great political risk to do what is right. I just hope the American people understand that kind of real sacrifice when they vote on Nov 4th.


81 posted on 09/24/2008 6:39:20 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Vision Thing
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82 posted on 09/24/2008 6:39:33 PM PDT by crop circles
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To: scooby321

He was against going before he was for it.


83 posted on 09/24/2008 6:41:10 PM PDT by 1-Eagle ( watch before voting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqzMB-gA6Ro .)
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To: snowrip
Because, uh, everyone knows Obama is an expert when it comes to financial crises?

Obama knows absolutely NOTHING about the economy or financial markets.

He brags about spurning a job on Wall Street when he graduated from Harvard Law School in order to become a civil rights lawyer in Chicago (helping slum landlords like Rezko loot public money and fail to deliver the housing), but if he had spent time on Wall Street he might have learned at least something about the economy.

The problem is, Obama, by virtue of his accidental candidacy (I don't think he ever expected when he started out that he would win his party's nomination this time around), is now the nominated Democrat candidate for the presidency of the United States. That means he is the de facto leader of the Democrat party, and the Democrat party is the largest political party in the United States.

Now we face an extremely serious, serious problem in our economy (notwithstanding all of the know-nothing Freepers who are whistling past the graveyard).

This requires immediate, bipartisan action. But here is Obama, completely removed from the action, travelling around the country on his celebrity campaign tour throwing out irresponsible statements to the effect "whatever they do on the bill, no one should have to give up their house."

He is a non-serious poseur, who pretends to be a unifier but has no experience in anything but partisan grievance-hustling for the dysfunctional parasite class, his constituency.

I will be very surprised if the parties, working diligently on a solution, can complete negotiations by Friday, but I will not surprised if Obama tries to shuck off responsibility and tries to pull McCain out to have their debate on Friday night, bill or no bill.

84 posted on 09/24/2008 6:41:12 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: CharacterCounts
Correct. Now the public will at least view McCain and Obama as equal on the topic. Up to this point McCain has been getting the worse of this mess. Now they are all on par.

I think this was a good move. Helps neutralize the issue for McCain.

85 posted on 09/24/2008 6:42:22 PM PDT by paul544 (3D-Joy OH Boy!!!)
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To: 1-Eagle

lol so true!

I think Bush saw the attack with senators saying “McCain, we don’t need you” and legitimized the McCain decision to put the country first


86 posted on 09/24/2008 6:44:07 PM PDT by crop circles
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To: Hattie

I think you are right. Barry won’t be able to stay home to “cram” for the debate. He’ll have to get involved and be a part of the decision...Oh,
the humanity!


87 posted on 09/24/2008 6:44:46 PM PDT by berdie
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To: nralife
Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Obama wanted to vote "present" so he could say that "BushMcCain" voted to give Wall Street FatCats 700 Billion dollars of your money.

McCain knew this. So did Bush. They're sandbagging Obama into showing up around the Big Table so he is in on the Takeoff. .....and the Crash Landing.

Obama desperately wants to vote Present. Bush and McCain won't let him!

The price of making Obama accountable is to give him part of the credit. Once he said "call me", McCain had him.

This is just a way to make Barack just another Washington politician. Which he always was.

Best,

Chris

88 posted on 09/24/2008 6:46:54 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: Carry_Okie
Why is Bush giving this destructive moron any legitimacy?

I agree. O said he didn't need to be there so Bush should have left it at that instead of acting like O has any relevancy.

89 posted on 09/24/2008 6:54:19 PM PDT by Proudcongal (POW/WOW '08)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

Sweet talked ?

W probably told him to get his a** back to DC pronto, after all, Obambi is still a senator.


90 posted on 09/24/2008 7:01:35 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: gswilder
Yea, I think Bush saved Obama on this one.

Yep, I think the media is salivating and having leg tingles about getting the pics of Obama with as much White House behind him as they can fit into the pic - and serious expressions only. McCain will be diminutive pics with dazed looks.
91 posted on 09/24/2008 7:05:25 PM PDT by RushingWater (Pres. Bush honors Mexican sovereignty over our own - Pardon Ramos/Campeon/Hernandez)
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To: mathprof
Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr are gonna be p*ssed!
92 posted on 09/24/2008 7:15:25 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Free Republic: Please make "Tagline" spaces "foreign font" capable!!)
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To: Thane_Banquo

If they are smart, they will hold this at Blair House.


93 posted on 09/24/2008 7:16:45 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Free Republic: Please make "Tagline" spaces "foreign font" capable!!)
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To: section9

I agree.

I’m not naive enough to think the MSM won’t spin this.

But finally for once Obama will not get away with doing nothing and then blaming “BushMcCain” as you say it. Obambi really thought he was gonna ride this issue into the November. He may actually have to spend a few weeks talking about crazy dictators chasing away weapons inspectors so they can make bombs and kill us.


94 posted on 09/24/2008 7:23:07 PM PDT by redk
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To: All

I wasn’t sure we were going to pull through this without a community organizer.


95 posted on 09/24/2008 7:26:09 PM PDT by j_k_l
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To: John Robinson; Jim Robinson
Good evening gentlemen. I hope both of you are well.

Seems like I just lost the "Next Page" navigation button on my "Pings" page.

And no, I haven't had too much to drink.

5.56mm

96 posted on 09/24/2008 7:30:14 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: All
Those blaming Bush, not so fast

It was reported on Fox that McCain is the one that told GWB to call Obama. It was McCain's idea, that tells me he has something up his sleeve. No way does Bush want to screw McCain or the Republicans, there is something we don't know. Don't jump on the RAT bandwagon and start blaming the POTUS.
97 posted on 09/24/2008 7:39:53 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
The ads are writing themselves.

except McCain's not airing any...

98 posted on 09/24/2008 7:40:09 PM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: oblomov

Yet his sycophants will think he is oh-so-clever for ridiculing a decent man who, while he is in NYC anyway, does a news interview during an economic crisis instead of talking to Dave.

Yup, he’s an elite liberal ass. Good luck with that rescheduling, Dave. I thought you were funny - 25 years ago.


99 posted on 09/24/2008 7:57:30 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Obadiah

I dont understand a lot about this election season. McCains handlers are awful.


100 posted on 09/24/2008 8:01:44 PM PDT by dalebert
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