Finally someone has figured out Obama's only purpose in meeting with GOP congressmen is to humiliate them. For months the Louisiana delegation has asked to meet with Obama or his chief of staff regarding the de facto Gulf oil drilling moratorium, but have heard nothing back, as gas price increases have depressed the entire economy.
6/1/11, "GOP lawmaker rejects White House trip, 'lecture' from Obama," The Hill, Daniel Strauss
"A freshman GOP lawmaker rejected an invitation to the White House on Wednesday, saying he didn't want to be “lectured” by President Obama.
“I have respectfully declined the president’s invitation to the White House today,” Rep. Jeff Landry (La.) said in a statement. “I don’t intend to spend my morning being lectured to by a president whose failed policies have put our children and grandchildren in a huge burden of debt.”
Landry is skipping a White House meeting with the entire GOP House caucus. Obama will meet with House Democrats on Thursday.
Landry said he would not sit down with Obama to negotiate on a deficit reduction compromise until Obama produces his own budget plan."...
- (Obama came up with something last week but it was defeated 97-0 last week in the Senate. Not one democrat even voted for it. ed.)
(continuing): "“For months, the Louisiana delegation has sent the president numerous requests to meet with him or his chief of staff concerning the de facto moratorium issued in the Gulf of Mexico, a de facto moratorium that has driven gas prices up and now threatens to derail economic recovery;
- the president hasn’t even had the courtesy to write us a note back.”
Landry said the meeting was just “political grandstanding” on Obama’s part.
“I refuse to partake in his political grandstanding that will ultimately do nothing for debt reduction
- and job creation,” Landry said."
via Gateway Pundit