OMG—Did Speaker of the House John Boehner really just tell the President he couldn’t meet Obama’s request for joint session on jobs next Wednesday? According to Politico, that’s exactly what he did:
“House Speaker John Boehner threw a serious procedural brushback pitch at President Barack Obama late Wednesday — urging Obama to delay his hastily called Sept. 7 address to Congress by a day to avoid “parliamentary and logistical” problems.”
I understood that passing the President’s jobs plan was going to be a huge lift in the House, but this is a level of obstructionism well beyond that. A very important part of the President’s agenda going forward will be to explain to the American people precisely who is standing between them and their jobs, paychecks, and living standards. Rep Boehner and his House colleagues may have just made that explanation a bit easier.