Skip to comments.Legislators pairing off for bipartisan seating at Obama speech
Posted on 01/23/2011 12:12:31 PM PST by ColdOne
Washington (CNN) -- Will Tuesday be "Date Night" in Congress for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address?
Democratic and Republican legislators are pairing off to sit together for the annual speech in a symbolic gesture of bipartisanship, and some of the combinations so far are intriguing.
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the epitome of East Coast liberalism, and Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, a symbol of conservative intransigence, are putting aside their differences to cross the political aisle for a night, Schumer said Sunday.
"I think if Coburn and Schumer can sit next to each other, then probably just about everybody can," Schumer told the CBS program "Face the Nation," adding: "It's true it's symbolic, but let's not forget (that) oftentimes in history, symbols influence reality."
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They either think we’re stupid...or they don’t mind looking stupid themselves.
Will Republican leadership be limp-wristed enough to get suckered like this for the next two years???
I wonder how Coburn feels about being literally shut out of the legislative process these last two years? Does he believe anything has changed?
These Republicans are enough to gag you.
We really should reach out to them....
...so we can slap their drooling faces!
Who gives a ....?
I’d rather watch flies on a t....er... smelly Obama stuff, than watch this idiotic piece of mental floss read a temeprompter.
And my regard for the dim-bulb-crat congress-critters is even lower.
May they all be forced to live in post civi war II Chicago.
Its Kumbaya time in the Kongress of Klowns. (KKK)
Just WOW! Dumbest thing I've read all week. I wonder if our esteemed "R" contingent will join their democRAT brethren in the obligatory every two minute standing ovation! I might have to actually sit through this one. LOL
I think they are laughing at us.
A sickening display to say the least. They didn’t even bother doing this after 9/11. Or after Reagan was shot. Or...well, I just can’t recall them doing this.
Again, I’m going to point out this fact: None of this would be happening if we had Michele Bachmman as the Speaker and Jim Demint as the Minority Leader.
This certainly demonstrates that we do not really have a two party system - what we have are just two factions of a single Party of Government.
Rome is still burning isn’t it?
Republicans are dealing with a crowd to whom appearance and form always trumps substance. Nothing whatsoever is without political meaning to democrats
So whenever there is applause, the image will be that of generalized applause, and can be manipulated in a way that serves obama’s purposes.
Once again, the wily coyote republicans are taken to school by the roadrunning democrats. I suspect we have the old guard republicans to thank for this. It is the petrified mindset of the plaid pants country club set that needs to be forever eliminated.
Sleeping with the enemy doesn’t appeal to me.
No...not for the teacher....Symbolizing that they will fall into a deep, deep sleep for 100 years...which would make a total of 200 years....
If these idiots think the GOP base is supportive of this lunacy they have totally lost it.
I am going to laugh my butt off everytime Obama slams the GOP in his speech and the camera pans the Dems jumping up to applaud with a stupid republican just sitting next to them with their thumb in their ear.
Way to go losers.
I cannot fathom the level of stupidity that would be required for the Republicans to buy off on this self-defeatist act of idiocy. It is shocking, that they could think this a good thing.
As Obama lays out his globalist view of how to take down the United States, people will be standing to clap clear across the body of attendees. There will be no noticeable large body on one side of the room failing to back his play.
My God, has our republic come to this? Yes..., yes it has.
We are living in the last days of Rome. Et tu Bohner?
That is why Lindsay Graham is the stereotypical Republican. A weak, silly person when we need a tiger.
Seems our “ruling class” just love to ignore us.
Is Newt going to sit beside Nazi, AGAIN?
“...Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, a symbol of conservative intransigence”
Symbolism over substance....gee, I wonder if they’re trying to distract us from the elephant in the room?
I guess the GOPers just want to spend most of the speech watching the 6 of the 'rat in front of them as the 'rats give SO after SO to Zer0.
” Sleeping with the enemy doesnt appeal to me. “ it’s repugnant
“This certainly demonstrates that we do not really have a two party system”.
Like I tell my kids, you are who you hang around with.
The GOP has confirmed its the Stupid Party... and gay to boot!
Those Democrats are so dishy, Moondoggie!
Wow. Symbolism over substance from Congress. How unusual.
It will only be interesting to see which Repubs choose not to sit with a Dem. But I can’t stand to watch Obama in any setting so I’ll have to read that here.
Andrew Napolitano is right. What two party system ? Where ? No, really, where ?
The proper protocol woul be for Republicans to laugh, point at Obonghit, and mock him at every pause.
Maybe Sarah Palin will invite Chris Matthews to watch it with her and Mark Levin...
Hey boy, thlide over here and thit on
Unkwel Bawney's lap.
they are all drinking the koolaid.
Given power the republicans once again squander it.
We really do not need a third party, we actually need a second party.
A second party that will use its power, when given, and not act like a bunch of 8th grade hall monitors that just want to be loved by those who detest them.
So much for the 112th Congress riding to the rescue! Less than a month in office and they’re already serving as the cabana boys for the Dems.
Its time to be honest with ourselves. The Congress isn’t going to save us. The courts aren’t going to save us. They have us by the balls through fedeal RICO/forfeiture/terrorism laws so bad that we aren’t going to rise up in armed revolt. Our brightest future these days is to quickly transition into socialism/communism/whatever they call the new slavery so at least we don’t have to work so hard trying to pretend that we are free and making a better life for our families through our efforts.
The clowns that are going to sit with their assigned progressive masters (commissars??) during the SOTU and clap like trained seals when Teh One commands are a disgusting disgrace to their oath of office.
They beat us. Let’s just pull the band-aid off and get this “progressive economy” going. I’m looking forward to my free healthcare, free college, 32 hour work weeks, 8 weeks of vacation, and whatever other socialist goodies they’ll offer.
Or should we continue to hold out so they sweeten the pot a bit. Free internet? Free cable TV? A dacha on the lake?
(Note to the sarcasm-impaired: most of the above was sarcasm. Most!)
They deserve any humiliation and condescension they receive from Obama.
“Come into my parlor,” said the spider to the fly...
>>....gee, I wonder if theyre trying to distract us from the elephant in the room?
there is no elephant in the room. These is a donkey and a donkey with a piece of radiator hose taped to his nose.
It didn’t take long for Republicans to spit in the eyes of those who gave them the majority.
What a sorry bunch of SOB’s, sold us out with a tax deal before they took their seats and then sold usut again in their first month.
How frustrating. Why did I even bother to go to the polls.