OBAMA JOBS SPEECH OR NFL, CHOOSE NFL
When asked about the conflict in scheduling Press Secretary Jay Carney gave away the White House hand and the dumb act was over when he said the debate could be rescheduled. Then the junk as they say hit the fan as Speaker Boehner informed Obama that he could not have a joint session on the 7th as requested because Congress would not be in session to vote on the invitation. So reluctantly after a full day of controversy, Obama agreed to post pone the speech one day until Thursday the 8th.
Now the speech conflicts with the opening game of the NFL season between defending Super Bowl champs the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Of course the game will start a 9PM Eastern giving Obama a full hour of prime time to say what he has to say and get this over with.
Why he insists on a joint session of Congress for a speech that has no business which requires such a stage other than to satisfy his tremendous ego is beyond comprehension. The speech as evidenced by moves already being made will cover the same old failed policy and blame game tactics that he has used to, "create jobs," in the past so why he wants such a platform other than his ego makes absolutely no sense.
If there is a choice between the NFL pregame show or the speech, choose the pregame show it will be far more interesting. If it is a choice between the game and the speech definitely choose the game even if you don't like either team or football for that matter because it will absolutely be more interesting. As far as the arrogant ones rant before Congress either listen to the sounds bites later or review past jobs speeches and just pretend it is fresh news.