(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)
@shannon January 30th, 2009 6:23 pm ET
Get a LIFE!!!
It will take more than a party to be authentically bipartisan. It will take walking your talk Obama! :)
I would like to know how big the screen is? I wonder how many of them give a hoot!
We need to stop treating our President like a celebrity. What is this Perezhiltion.com?
Obama needs to quit partying and fix the economy. We can't afford to party.
I'm rooting for the cardinals
but wow.. ... what a great step in
a new direction for our country
our president extending his hand
and being a real leader...
President Obama: Don’t let the Washington Bureaucrat's change you! Enjoy the game, have some fun and get back to work.
At least these are not as biased as most Blogs any more. Maybe football is the answer. Or drowning everyone on the far right or left , center is where it is at people. Just because there is too much Steeler people here I hope the Cards win and always bet on the under dog – odds are better. Hope everyone has a good day may be a while.
No Susan, bipartisanship does not mean simply changing a bill until the other party decides to accept it. It means compromises from BOTH sides. Your party had three times the amount of filibusters than any other time in history for the last two years. Three times the worst record.
This isn't bipartisanship, it just another example of the Republicans being willing to do anything to stay in power. It doesn't matter if our country goes down in flames, as long as they get to blame it on someone else. So they are doing their same old schtick and Obama is trying hard to win enough real Americans over. Yes, I said it- real Americans. If your GOP representatives really cared about this country and its people, they would make an effort to compromise. You lost. Your policies bankrupted our economy and made us the target of hatred for the world. Quit whining and truely give us a chance to fix things- rather than follow a policy of obstructionism for politics sake.
I hope you all get a good understanding of one another. Some people may not realize it, but it helps to break the ice when meeting with those whom you typically disagree. Just wait, there will soon be a little give and little take and I'm trusting that it will all balance out for the good of America. Enjoy! Start fresh Monday morning like the rest of us. Go Colts!!! Oops.......I mean Steelers, I guess. : 0)
Man, the guy sure likes to socialize and attend parties. Will he ever act presidential, or realize this isn't a big frathouse!!
Even though I am Canadian, I would have voted for him. Now that I know he is a Steelers fan makes me like him more.
Paul Hodes rocks.
I am Canadian and it's great to see your going to have a Super Bowl Party. How normal of you to do so. Nice to see normal. For all the people getting their feathers up about another party, the guy is normal. He is doing what 99% of Amarica will be doing, watching the Super Bowl. After it's all over, he will get back to work and so should everyone.
Enjoy the game everyone.
Gotta love Obama!
A man that drags in to the office at 9 am deserves a little rest and relaxation. And a man that signs executive orders to torture little innocent babies deserves to be tortured himself....His day is coming
A man that drags in to the office at 9 am deserves a little rest and relaxation.
To Barack Obama... The Moment is Right.... Be Prepared.,..
Sorry, in my comment, America was spelled wrong.
I bet there is no Pork in that dip because it all went into that bill he's trying to push through.
how come sean hannit y and rush limbaugh are not on the list all you have to do to pick the opposite team they will agree upon to win
for they have a track record of picking losers especially when they are surrounded by winners OH YES! sarah palin who can see the
super bowl from her house has the best view
Have a GREAT time Mr. President, I think after the week you've had you need some "super bowl" time. Hell, I'll need a drink too!
As a diehard republican, I gotta say the Democrats do have a winner in the White House. I absolutely like what Obama has done so far.
I LOVE YOU YOU MR PRESIDENT. NOTHING COMPARE TO YOU ADMINISTRATION. MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU SAFE.