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.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnbc.com ...
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...
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.
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.
See post #62 for a simple solution to that problem.
“Mid-cap growth fund”
And now dirty Harry Reid has been pwned as well.
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.
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...
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.
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.
This economic crisis wasn't helping McCain. This is an attempt to take the issue of the campaign table.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
This move by Bush makes Letterman look like the self-important ass that he is.
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.
He was against going before he was for it.
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.
I think this was a good move. Helps neutralize the issue for McCain.
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
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,
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.
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.
Sweet talked ?
W probably told him to get his a** back to DC pronto, after all, Obambi is still a senator.
If they are smart, they will hold this at Blair House.
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.
I wasn’t sure we were going to pull through this without a community organizer.
Seems like I just lost the "Next Page" navigation button on my "Pings" page.
And no, I haven't had too much to drink.
except McCain's not airing any...
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.
I dont understand a lot about this election season. McCains handlers are awful.