Obama wining and dining key Congressmen tonightSubmitted by i_vote_here on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 14:25
Has our political system boiled down to this? Senator Coburn's remark makes me sick. We know this is standard politics, but the unabashed admittance and joking from the offenders is despicable.
In a rare move, President Obama has invited a group of Senate Republicans to dine with him Wednesday evening just up the street from the White House at The Jefferson Hotel, continuing a charm offensive aimed at striking a deal on fiscal issues with rank-and-file lawmakers instead of congressional leaders.
Senators and their aides confirmed that Wednesday’s dinner list includes Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), John Hoeven (N.D.) and Ron Johnson (Wis.).
“I have a dog sled ready to go to be able to get there because of these terrible weather conditions that we’re under,” McCain told reporters, and he confirmed his attendance.
“If they’ll feed me, I’m looking forward to it,” Coburn said.