(CNN) – Democrats and Republicans may cross party lines to join colleagues in rooting for their favorite teams at President Obama’s Super Bowl party on Sunday night.
Obama invited several members of Congress, including a few Republicans, to the White House residence on Sunday night to chow down on chips and dip and watch the game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the daily press briefing on Friday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said this is a way of “bringing people together.”
“He'll have more members of Congress over here Sunday to watch the Super Bowl and, again, reach out to and get to know in a better way members on both sides of the aisle to see where we can work in concert to improve the lives of the American people,” Gibbs said.
Gibbs joked that his deputy, Bill Burton, would provide seven-layer dip. But he said there’s no wagering allowed at this party.
Full list after the jump
Obama’s list of invited guests is as follows:
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)
Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)
Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH)
Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC)
Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA)
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
good for him, maybe while they are partying they could try to remember the American public is suffering. I'm tired of hearing about cocktail parties, and football parties. I'm tired of hearing about celebrity meetings. Get to work!
Ahh,looking at that list,it would appear that it's filled with a pile of free-loaders.There's probably not one guy on that list that could catch a cold or throw a fit.Most of them just want to see the inside of the White
House,and chow down on the free grub.
And our new Prez will be rooting for the winning team – the Pittsburgh Steelers!!! #6 baby!!
Mr. President You picked the best team to win,sit back and enjoy the game. You deserve to take a little time off,it seems like you done more in your two weeks than Bush has done in years. Go Steelers, you guys are the best. From someone raised in Pittsburgh,but moved away 30 years ago,also will be a Steelers fan
GObama! Thanks for the Immaculate Inauguration. Go Stillers.
What a hoot to be a fly on the wall during that party. How many deals will be struck, promises made and lies told before the end of the first quarter.
She would be Delegate "Del." Eleanor Holmes Norton, not Rep. She is not a Representative, she is a non-voting Delegate.
Can I come?
I'll bring guacamole!
What susan Gail doesn't get is – Communication takes place when you open the door and invite people in ... I LIKE this guy!!
Obama, fiddled while the rest of us did without !
Hey JT, President Obama did invite McCain and Kyl, but for whatever reason they both declined...saw that over at First Read...
Sounds like a fun party, LOL.
President Obama should have a food taster work the room before he eats anything.
"Bipartisanship involves actually accepting input and changing bills to reflect the other party's views."
It's funny, because that definition is exactly what Obama DID- he removed the contraception and Capitol Mall provisions from the stimulus bill after Republicans told him they didn't like it. That's both accepting input AND changing a bill.
But you know, to paraphrase Mark Twain, don't let the truth get in the way of a clueless demonization.
HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!!!!!
Who gives a --
How much is this going to cost?
How about donating the millions he hawked via email to donate for his campaign–including emailing my son who was too young to vote!
How about he pays down Hillary's debt since she is the experienced one who will, like all the others, make him look good because at least they know what they are doing?
How about, in retrospect, all the millions spent on his inauguration parties, was spent on food for the millions of people starving to death????
Talk about "spreading the wealth"–how about it???
Who cares about your SuperBowl party when millions are losing their jobs and people go to bed hungry. Think about that during your SuperBowl party.....
Oh, that's cute.
Too bad he can't do the same with Congress.
Ha, I knew PA got the best senators. Specter is awesome and Casey is our boy, and one is a Republican and one is a Democrat. No wonder Obama invited both of them. Should be fun with Pittsburgh team and all. Go Pa!
Is it me, or these bipartisan parties starting to get corny?
Where is Senator John McCain on this list?
You go president Obama there is no better way to reach across from the aile. I am hoping that RNC will accept the change that is there in washington and helped to implement that changed no matter how long it takes. I wish that I could be there Mr. president you go?
You go president Obama there is no better way to gain the republicans trust. I am hoping that RNC will accept the change that is there in washington and helped to implement that changed no matter how long it takes. I wish that I could be there Mr. president you go?
What Susan Gail doesn't seem to get is that bipartisanship doesn't mean holding a meeting PLEDGING to vote against the stimulus package hours before the President is scheduled to arrive to listen to concerns regarding the bill. Bipartisanship means negotiating to find middle ground, not just suspending work on an important bill just because the Republicans don't like it.
I hope Obama gets enough TP for all the kaka drivel the Republicans will expell, I would wear my waders, could get very deep in there.
Don't be afraid Steeler Fans.
If your team is losing at halftime.
Obama will sign an executive order
to BAIL YOUR BEHINDS OUT.
Bipartisanship happens in a lot of ways. Getting to know people helps. President Obama is trying. Bush never tried.