February 5th, 2010
04:05 PM ET
13 years ago

President Obama to throw bipartisan Super Bowl party

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/05/art.obama.helmet.gi.jpg caption="President Obama will host a Super Bowl party this weekend at the White House."](CNN) - President Obama will hold his second bipartisan Super Bowl party this weekend, his aides announced Friday morning.

It will be a much smaller affair than last year when more than 75 people gathered to watch the game at the White House theater. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said about 40 people altogether are invited Sunday to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

White House aides say House and Senate lawmakers, both Democratic and Republican, representing competing states on behalf of the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts have been invited. So far those who've accepted the invitations include Indiana Democratic Reps. Andre Carson, Baron Hill, and Brad Ellsworth, and Louisiana Republican Rep. Joseph Cao. Military service members who've been injured fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan will also be guests, along with their spouses and children.

Gibbs says the White House will put out a more complete list of attendees later in the day.

Last year the president hosted fans of the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. Guests that year told CNN the president went walking from room to room serving them brownies and oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies. Also on last year's menu: hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, chips and salsa, soft pretzels, hot fudge ice cream and pizza.

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  1. Orange Curtain, CA

    Republican Taliban lunatics indoctrinated by bigots on some random hate in 3, 2, 1...

    February 5, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. Mike in MN

    If Obama holds true to his course since the STOU, he will use this as a photo op to trash Republcans once again.

    February 5, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  3. ken sanders

    It ASTOUNDS me about almost everyone. They cannot realize that it is the Bankers and the Central Banking / Fed cartel that run America. And right now they are running it into oblivion. Yes by all means go back to the Constitution. Things were never meant to go like they are going now. How dare any private group have control over the presses that print the money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 5, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. Chris

    Can I come?

    February 5, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  5. Jane/Seattle

    While I know this Preident likes sports, I am far more concerned with the number of innocent lives being taken by NO CHANGE in U.S. WAR policy. Drones are nothing to smile about when children are in terror due to the constant FEAR this nation Exports! Ending this practice of exporting wars for profits would HONOR that prize prematurely awarded in Blasphemy against all things Sacred! Peace

    February 5, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. Laura, Boston

    Big deal...how much is this little gathering going to cost the American people?

    February 5, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  7. Republicans is smart in the head area

    No doubt that this too will get the tea baggers enraged. Perhaps they'll link chips and salsa to illegal immigration and claim Obama is trying to indoctrinate the country to accepting amnesty. Tea Baggers are idiots.

    February 5, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  8. D.U.T.C.H.

    The President mut have the coolest sports collection of Jersey's and paraphanalia.

    February 5, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  9. gary davis harbor oregon

    try and nock this the president is a great man he makes me proud to beleive in his programs for america not the CEO'S 🙂

    February 5, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  10. Michael from Ventura

    For the half time show Joe Liebermann, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor and Virginia Foxx will sing "When the AINT'S go marchin in".

    February 5, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  11. felicia

    I read that some people turned him down, i really can't stand cnn you are just like the rest of the racist people you want to see President Obama fail as well.

    February 5, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  12. Eric the Red

    If T- Bag Party is full of people like xenophobes (spell that you ignoramus) like Tancredo, all us bleeding-heart-multicultural- psuedo- socialist-lefties have nothing to worry about. Check your demographics and realize the folly of your ways T-Bone steak heads.

    February 5, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. America First

    A nice contrast to the ridiculous extremist tea partier Tancredo. President Obama actually cares about helping the American people and has repeatedly shown a willingness for bi-partisanship. Tea Partiers are nothing but an angry mob who complain about everything but have no idea how they would move our country forward. Tancredo is a complete imbecile.

    February 5, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  14. Fitz in Texas

    "the president went walking from room to room serving them brownies and oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies"

    WOW, I just love this hard hitting news. I'd much rather be informed with information such as The President serving food instead of real news.....

    1.45 Trillion added to the budget deficit in 2009
    1.60 Trillion to be added to the budget deficit in 2010
    1.35 Trillion to be added to the budget deficit in 2011
    1.35 Trillion to be added to the budget deficit in 2012
    That is 5.75 TRILLION in 4 years....

    He spends more and more each day with no end in sight and CNN does a story on food service. Give me a freakin break.

    February 5, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  15. Why Doesn't CNN Report of Senator Shelby (R-France) . . .

    Holding up all of Obama's nominations, because he wants "La Porc"
    for a French Company in Alabama.
    Call Sen. Shelby and ask him why he supports French jobs over American?

    February 5, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  16. Charlie in Maine

    Good! Go saints.

    February 5, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  17. L for Legend

    DON'T invite the repugs. They are haters, bigots, perverts, and I could go on and on about what's wrong with them. Let Steele go to the
    t-party convention.

    February 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  18. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Gracious as always! President Obama, thank you for constantly reaching out to the Republicans, who keep spitting in your face!

    GOP= Grand Obstructionist Party

    "Saying NO to everything is not leading." ~ President Barack Obama

    PS. 600 people attend the "Teabaggers" convention? Only 600! Dear God what a movement! Yeah....... (wink)!

    February 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  19. Susan L.

    I will bet you anything that Cao is the only Republican who will accept. All the others believe that if they are seen with President Obama that they will get primaried back home with pictures of them at the White House party. That is how far down the rabbit hole of partisan HATE we have gone and it is 99.9% the fault of the Republicans. Not just the ones in Washington, either, but the racist small-minded jerks who vote for them and believe that people who voted for Obama are either not real (ACORN – booga booga!), too stupid, not "really" American, or confirmed Socialists/Communists.

    I've had it with these people who act like this. Completely had it with them. Their anger and paranoia are destroying this country. And the press goes along with them like there is something to their arguments. Unbelievable. I suppose CNN will be really happy to cover the Beer Hall putsches once the Tea Partiers get them going, eh? It's all equal, right?

    February 5, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  20. Too True For You

    Why bother? The conservatives will just eat your food, ask for your autograph, laugh at your jokes, then stab you in the back.

    They don't give a rat's patoot about bipartisanship. For them it's "party uber alles" or for their more populist brown shirts, "Ein Volk, Ein reich, Ein Fuhrer (aka Rush)!"

    February 5, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  21. Right Leaning Independent

    I am sure Obama is making the Repubs bring all the food and drinks to hand out to the Dems. More redistribution....

    February 5, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  22. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    The new Senator Brown will be campaigning for John McCain in the State of Arizona, that's right campaigning. Senator Brown talks about the state of the economy but yet campaigns for McCain who said himself "he doesn't know anything about economics". Not a smart move Mr. Brown.

    February 5, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  23. Pechela Bee

    Swell. Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

    February 5, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  24. paulie_nj

    Our tax dollars put to good use.

    February 5, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  25. Traj

    Do your thang Mr. President.. I love how you keep doing what your job and going on with daily life while the idiots on the opposing side keep getting themselves in such uproars.. You make them look so silly... I love it, and I love the First Family.

    February 5, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
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