POTUS schedule for Wednesday, September 7, 2011
September 7th, 2011
08:31 AM ET

POTUS schedule for Wednesday, September 7, 2011

President Obama is continuing to work behind the scenes on his job plan and getting his remarks ready for his primetime appearance in a joint session of Congress tomorrow night. In the meantime, he and Vice President Biden will have closed-door meetings with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. This afternoon, we'll see President Obama but he won't be touching the jobs plan- he'll be talking NASCAR as he hosts Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and other NASCAR drivers such as Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, and Kyle Busch.

For the full schedule released by the White House, click below.

EDT

 10:00AM        Pool Call Time

 10:00AM         THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office (Closed Press)

 3:00PM           THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of State Clinton Oval Office (Closed Press) 

4:00PM           THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta Oval Office (Closed Press) 

4:45PM           THE PRESIDENT honors Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Rose Garden (Open Press)

Briefing Schedule

1:30PM           Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

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  1. Pete

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president."

    September 7, 2011 at 8:40 am |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Well there's great probability that the same 'vast confederacy of fools' who didn't make BUSH their 'prince', had the good sense to know that after all was said and done, he was ultimately the President of the United States; and we accepted him as that. Our President! We accepted GWB as our President, whether we agreed with all of his decisions or not. Which BTW is waaay more than 'Mr Obama' has ever been able to recieve or enjoy from his 'confederacy of depraved, indignant rebels'. How blatantly biased!

    September 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Now I know the true meaning of LOL. Thanks Liz, I need a good laugh.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
    • Pete

      Barack Obama is a socialist.

      We were pretty sure this was the case after he made his remarks about how bitter people in small towns cling to religion. As Bill Kristol points out, this is very similar to Karl Marx’ line about religion being the opiate of the masses, if not as eloquent as the original German “Die Religion … ist das Opium des Volkes.” Senator Joe Lieberman reinforced this, observing, “I’d hesitate to say he’s a Marxist, but he’s got some positions that are far to the left of me and I think mainstream America.”

      Now, we learn that in 1965, when Obama was 4 years old, his dad, writing as “Barak H. Obama” (the Communist-preferred spelling) wrote an essay on “African Socialism and its Applicability to Planning in Kenya” that wasn’t particularly critical of socialism.
      Now, it’s true that Obama has been quiet about his plans to nationalize all industry, removing it from the hands of the capitalists and moving it under the control of the proletariat. Also, if elected president, he’ll probably not be too eager to see the state wither away, at least for the next eight years. On the other hand, he does have a cult of personality, just like many famous Communists like Mao, Lenin, and Stalin. And some staffers in one of his Texas offices had Che Guevara flags hanging on their walls. It pretty much balances out.
      In all seriousness, I think Lieberman’s on the right track, if rather disingenuous in his soft dismissal of the “Marxism” label. Obama’s a liberal Democrat who wants more government regulation of the economy, more redistribution of wealth, more deference to international institutions, more nationalization of medicine, and so forth and so on. Some of his policies — although probably none of his goals — are indeed “far to the left … of mainstream America.” He’s as close to a socialist as it gets in serious contenders for the presidency; but that’s not very close.
      He’s part of a long movement that has adopted some of the tools of socialism in an effort to make society better, with decidedly mixed results. The state hasn’t taken over the means of production, but it has created layers of bureaucracy to oversee them. The tax code has more than a smattering of “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” And we’ve instituted speech codes and a thought police in our schools and institutions, ostracizing those who dare to speak other than the orthodox Truth.
      Again, this is mostly, if not all, well-intentioned. These were all reactions against real injustices, if often over-reactions, that had negative unintended consequences. But Obama’s not talking about cleaning up these messes but rather moving further in that direction.
      Ideally, we’d be discussing the policy preferences of the candidates and their likely consequences rather than bandying about silly labels. But that’s not how the game is played.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Pete, MARXIST? Bill Kristol? A Foxnews talkinghead? I, along with many other Liberals, have been called out, opinions dismissed and all but sanctioned for commenting or drawing opinions from liberal talkinghead statements. Just because Kristol insinuated that lie gives grounds for us all to believe it, huh? Lieberman? He certainly can't be trusted! LOL! He goes way far away from the LEFT whenever it suits his fancy! All the way over to the far RIGHT; and then back to INDEPENDENCY! Stop the fake thesis! LOL!

    September 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm |