August 3rd, 2009
01:22 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to meet with Senate Dems at the White House

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that President Obama would meet with Senate Democrats on Tuesday.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that President Obama would meet with Senate Democrats on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that President Obama would hold a lunch with Senate Democrats at the White House Tuesday.


Filed under: Democrats • President Obama • Robert Gibbs • Senate
soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. panem et circenses

    Will they have to pay for the ham sandwiches themselves???

    August 3, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  2. Kevin in Ohio

    And this is news? Why? Is it another meeting on how to assure socialism in America?

    August 3, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. Dave in Illinois

    If the President were an effective political leader I'd say it's time for the arm twisting to begin. As he's not, then it's just a friendly lunch like he had with Gates and Crowley. Don't forget to invite Joe.

    August 3, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. Tom Everhardt

    Obama hates republicans which is at least 1/2 this country.

    August 3, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  5. Obama=Trickle up Poverty

    Obama promised to be Bi-Partisan, guess he couldn't keep that promise either. Obama has a very short memory,

    August 3, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  6. Angus McDugan

    I wish he would do more to work with conservatives. He just keeps dividing America. He is pulling this great country apart.

    August 3, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  7. Deborah/Kansas City

    Hold them accountable to the people who supported democrats in the election. American People need healthcare reform, not more Republicans.

    August 3, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  8. Kingsley

    Boehner is a huge joke

    August 3, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  9. Dave

    the blind leading the really blind (& clueless). Wish I could be opptimistic about our Government doing ANYTHING that will benefit the public, but how can anyone rightfully believe that either party will do anything worthwhile. Really feel sorry for anyone under the age of 30 as our Government over the past 20 years has ruined your prospects for a good life – get ready to pay 50% of EVERYONES income in taxes

    August 3, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  10. The Lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    Will there be beer?

    August 3, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  11. Democrat in MD (CNN please post. Thank you!)

    Go get'em Mr. President!!

    August 3, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  12. Larry

    Senate Dems better get behind health care reform. They can be voted out of office too.

    August 3, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Don't invite the Blue Dogs.

    August 3, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  14. Cathy Davis

    I pay $147.48 weekly for just me and my spouce and starting September I will be paying $217.43 cent for insurance and if any of you can add this is a lot you talk about how to fit health care all of you democrats need to get behind president Obama and you so call blue dog dems. you act just like some of the other meaning GOP I need for
    my grands to have health care and dental care but right now they don't my daughter is a single mother with 3 children and I have to pay for their health care so pass the bill

    August 3, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  15. Bill, Bloominton IL

    ok guys "Here is lunch. How do we ram this Obamacare plan down peoples throats"?

    August 3, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  16. Kathy, Andover

    Wish we could see some of this on C-Span . . . transparency, as was promised during his campaign. Would also like to see, if not more, President Obama, et al meetings with health care professionals, such as physicians.

    August 3, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    clinton was an idiot to step into this mine field then, and an even bigger idiot to support it again. the countries with government run health care have all ended up with sub-standard system.

    August 3, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  18. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    In other news, Skank of America has been ordered to pay a $33 million dollar fine for giving out bonuses. The whip is finally being cracked.

    August 3, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  19. RCasson

    A meeting on his birthday? That sucks. Hope they bring you cake Mr. President!

    August 3, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  20. Sam Sixpack

    More taxes! Less jobs! More taxes! Less jobs!

    We want to be forced to pay more than we can afford for healthcare we won't ever receive!

    More taxes! Less jobs! More taxes! Less jobs!

    August 3, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  21. Legna

    HELP!!!!!!STOP the spending I am letting more employees go TODAY.....WAKE UP! HELP have all u lost your minds our money is not yours to give away anymore..STOP the waste!!!!!

    August 3, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  22. WeThePeopleOfVA

    Also known as a KEGGER ! ! !

    August 3, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  23. Rush Goebbels

    The real meeting will be with the redneck blue dogs that are making a fortune by trying to destroy the Presidents healthcare plan.Lets put their photos on milk cartons and warn Americans that these people dont want your children to have healthcare.

    August 3, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  24. Listen

    Well that certainly sounds Bi-Partisan? What a joke this is: reach across party lines my butt. More and more lies that I sure hope America wakes up to and realized they were sold something and they bought it, fell for it is more like!

    August 3, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  25. RealityKing

    Emergency Emergency!
    Crisis Crisis!!
    Spend Spend Spend!!!

    August 3, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
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