Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein
A lot has been written about President Obama wanting a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, September 7th, to announce his much anticipated jobs plan (I can’t wait). You know, the one he magically came up with after 31 months in office. It just so happens that there’s a Republican presidential debate that same evening. Oh, and there are three sitting members of Congress scheduled to be in that debate. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says it’s a “coincidence. “Hmm, joint session in Washington DC, debate at the Reagan Library in California, and no more space shuttles. Beam me up, Scotty.
Carney suggested that the Republicans reschedule their debate to accommodate the President’s whims. Carney told reporters: “I would personally, and I’m sure the President feels the same way, welcome – if the sponsors so chose, and the candidates so chose to adjust the timing of their debate so that it didn’t conflict, that would be completely fine with us in the spirit of democracy and that.” (Emphasis added). To set the record straight, this Republican debate has been scheduled for months and the exact date, was determined on May 3rd, according to politico.com.
Well by now we all know that the Republicans stood up for once and that Obama backed down. He agreed to read what the teleprompters will tell him about jobs on Thursday instead. I’ll be watching football.