Speaker of the House John Boehner made history yesterday. After President Obama requested a joint session of Congress to announce his new jobs plan next week - on September 7th - Boehner REJECTED the request - and instead suggested Americans should choose between watching the President or the opening day of the football season. According to the Senate historian - never in the history of this nation had Congress ever rejected a presidential request for a joint session of Congress. Never. And, by the way, never in this history of our nation has a president ever had to produce his birth certificate, either.
Never in history has a president been called a liar by a sitting Supreme Court Justice during a State of the Union address, or been heckled as a liar by a southern Congressman. In the end - President Obama gave in to Speaker Boehner's demands (once again) and agreed to September 8th. So ultimately - yesterday turned out like every other day. It started with the president wanting to talk about jobs - the Republicans sabotaging that effort - and then President Obama caving in. So, we'll all get to watch the debut of "Governor Good Hair" Rick Perry in the Republican debate, instead of hearing the President share his jobs ideas with Congress. And the following night, the President goes up against the Packers and the Saints.
While I'm rooting for the President, I'm guessing most Americans will be watching the Packers. At least that's the Republican plan.
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