President Barack Obama has asked congressional leaders to convene a joint session next Wednesday night, where he will deliver a major economic speech. …Obama said he plans “to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately to continue to rebuild the American economy” during the 8 p.m. ET session.
The timing of the speech needles Republicans and some members of the political press. Eight Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to gather at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library at 8 p.m. ET for a two-hour debate sponsored by POLITICO and NBC News.
It’s unlikely that it will actually happen at this time/date. But this is a 100% unsubtle sign that Obama’s campaign team is ramping up and is ready to start fighting and being aggressive. Liberals everywhere are having a good chuckle about this today, and are remembering why they supported Obama in the first place. I like the move.
What can Republicans say back? “Our debate is more important than a jobs bill”? I’d like to see them try.