A Whole New Kind of Crazy

Most people know by now about the Hustle for the House tonight. The story is that the President sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner (and the media) requesting a joint session of Congress be called Wednesday, September 7. Boehner’s office countered that there would be little time to make security arrangements as it would be the date of the opening of a House session. The White House agreed to September 8 instead.

Here’s the situation. 9/7 is the date of a Republican debate, including two sitting members of Congress. Also, the opening of the session is like the first day of school, so not everything will be ready for a presidential address. Ultimately, Boehner is the Speaker of the House, he gets to decide what happens in his House.

This was a petty disagreement. Jackass thought he could kill a GOP debate with one speech. Boehner figured people wouldn’t give a crap if the speech was Wednesday or Thursday. Most people probably won’t, except that the NFL season begins Thursday. What escalated this was the full-on crazy explanations by Obots as to why this was a great insult to the office of the president.

One Democrat on Hannity tortured logic to Gitmo proportions thusly. Boehner must grant the president any time slot he wants because he is the precious president. What if Congress isn’t in session? Well, he should be able to call a session any time. Then why didn’t he call it for the last two years weeks when he said he had a jobs plan? Because he was waiting for Congress to be in session. There you go. Repeat as necessary.

MSNBC is worked up pretty heavily over this situation. They are offering Jackass any number of schemes to regain the upper hand. Do the speech anyway in another place with an adoring crowd. Call Boehner out for daring to defy his president. Tell America once and for all that Republicans don’t really care about jobs, or they would have had the speech on 9/7. Okay, they have a point. Republicans are not allowed to rhetorically ask where Obama’s job plan is on September 7. Any other day is fine, just like the scheduling.

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28 Responses to A Whole New Kind of Crazy

  1. DeniseVB says:

    If he thought the GOP was mean, wait til he screws with the NFL fans should they delay the start of the game 😉

    • Dario says:

      I think the football will be telecast and the other channels can carry the speech. Obama will compete with the NFL. One for the NFL and zip for Obama. Nobody cares about his speech.

    • Three Wickets says:

      The season is scheduled to kick off at 8pm EST on NBC. They should air the speech on MSNBC and keep the season opener on schedule. But being NBC, they might delay the kick-off an hour. Not sure if there will also be a Republican statement that follows.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    Schadenfreude is a German word.

    It goes good with a cold lager.

    • Dario says:

      Yeah. German lager. What can I say. When it comes to beer I don’t like domestic.

      • crawdad says:

        When it comes to beer I like beer

        • Rocky Hussein Squirrel says:

          15 Reasons Why a Beer is Better Than a Woman

          A beer doesn’t get jealous when you grab another beer.

          When you go to a bar you know you can always pick up a beer.

          A beer won’t get upset if you come home and have beer on your breath.

          You don’t have to wine and dine a beer.

          If you pour a beer right you’ll always get good head.

          Hangovers go away.

          When you’re finished with a beer the bottle is still worth 5 cents.

          You don’t have to wash a beer before it tastes good.

          A beer always goes down easy.

          You can share a beer with your friends.

          Beer is always wet.

          You always know you are the first one to pop a beer.

          A frigid beer is a good beer.

          You can have more than one beer and not feel guilty.

          You can enjoy a beer all month long.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Obama and NBC are so screwed. It’s not just a football game, it’s a tribute, a party, the last two Super Bowl champs …. ratings will go through the roof.


    What will NBC do? heh.

    • Dario says:

      From Lombard Ave blog:


      That was my screaming reaction to the news that politics would get in the way of the start of the National Football League’s season opening extravaganza between the Green Bay Packers Nd The New Orleans Saints.
      Scheduled since forever, the opener in Green Bay may just provide the biggest bump in viewership on Sept. 8 because who on God’s green earth is going to watch Barack Obama give his live speech about his jobs program as the game kicks off when we can tune in for the 10 p.m. News to find out what should have been unveiled months ago.

      more at link

    • Dario says:

      I would be surprised if the game is delayed. No way. Fans are not going to be happy with any changes. They’d throw tomatoes at Obama’s face if the game is delayed. Don’t mess with the fans.

  4. ralphb says:

    Heh heh, Obama just can’t seem to catch a break anymore. Isn’t it great?

  5. ralphb says:

    Matt Taibbi: GOP Hearts End-Times Insanity

    I’m submitting a memo to my bosses at Rolling Stone this morning, asking for permission to skip all coverage of the Republican primary season from this point forward. Why? Because Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann have just summed up the entire Republican storyline with perfect precision, through their respective responses to Hurricane Irene. There’s really not much left for any pundit to add, after this weekend’s quips.

    Michele Bachmann says Hurricane Irene is God’s way of telling Washington that it is spending too much.

    For his part, Ron Paul says hurricane relief isn’t the responsibility of the state and we should stop using tax dollars to rescue people. Apparently we should go back to our year-1900 disaster policies, which included watching 6,000 people die in a hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas.

    What else does anyone need to hear? There are two powerful wings of the Republican Party heading into 2012, and these two comments sum them up perfectly.
    This slate of Republican candidates is very passionate when it comes to warnings and predictions of doom and yearning for the days before antibiotics and universal suffrage, but not nearly as eloquent when it comes to expressing ideas like hope, reassurance, enthusiasm and forward-thinking, which is ultimately what the majority of voters tend to go for. I’m as worried about the future as anyone, but if your message for the next generation is buy gold, stock up on canned food, and duck, I don’t see how you can win a general election. But stranger things have happened in this country…

    • Dario says:

      The koolaid drinking Democrats don’t understand why the Republicans support any of the candidates that are campaigning for the 2012 elections, but the 55 percent who disapprove of Obama don’t understand why the Democrats insist on nominating the empty suit.

  6. DandyTiger says:

    Just for that, time for a lovely beer. I’m having a Star Hill Boxcar Pumpkin Porter. Local brewpub. Mmmm.

  7. Shanti says:

    Peppermint Schnapps! The greatest way to enjoy the BO meltdown! Long-time lurker (since before the Cofluence schism)…first time poster 🙂

  8. Shanti says:

    ughhh – I meant “Confluence” schism!

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