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. midwest liberal

    i wonder if the Salahis will be there?

    February 5, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. notamused

    the economy is taking a huge dump, again, and he is having another party....

    February 5, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    There is absolutely no denying that this President is setting the tone for America, he is class personified. How cool is that to be invited along with my family to watch the Superbowl at the White House with my President?! It's also tres cool that he invited Rethugs and Democraps. Let's see how many Rethugs have the good manners to attend.

    February 5, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. Rose Pungit

    they better watch out for terrists trying to sneak in bombs...dummies going to this event should be out rallying employers to help folks get jobs, nstead of watchin a bunch of coons chase a pigskin and gettin paid gazillions while people that want to work can't get a job. Typical whitehouse foolery!!!

    February 5, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Preston kk

    Pkm mr obama i bet if you get the rups drunk they might vote for health care right there if they lose get a pen

    February 5, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. Dean

    Super bowl parties, fixing the BCS system............great. Maybe we can have hearings on steriods in football too. Who needs jobs anyway?

    February 5, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. OldUncleTom

    Was McCain at last year's party, or was he still not talking to "That One" at the time. Maybe he's still not talking...

    Poor John... old, bitter, failure... possibly soon to retire, too. If the wing-nut beats him in the primary, that Senate seat could turn Blue for the first time in decades.

    At least Megan is still ok, God bless her.

    February 5, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. T.H.

    The President is not a celebrity. Why does everyone keep treating him as such. Id rather read about real news and problems going on in our country, not the Presidents Super Bowl party. And who's attending. I'm pretty sure most of the country would agree with me. He is the President, the person who we have put in charge of this country. But no one needs to know what kind of parties he's having. On a lighter note seeing as I'm in the military I think it is great that he is inviting wounded members over. Its something very few people can say has happened. But they have been threw a lot and deserve something out of the ordinary as a reward for their hard work and dedication to this country.

    February 5, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. josh

    Imagine that. We the taxpayers are paying once again for one of his partys. Congrats elephants on a job well done! Can I claim Obama on my taxes since I put out so much money to him? Vacations, parties, dinners with his wife all over the US....and he has done nothing since he was put in office! What a waste..

    February 5, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. LIP

    How about we skip the parties and get down to business.
    Lets get Americans back to work. How many American jobs are being performed by illegal aliens? If we fined the complanies enough to make them think twice about employing these people, would they stop? If these jobs went to Americans, what would this do to the unemployment figures?
    No one has earned the right to take a break and party.

    February 5, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  11. Hugo

    Doing what he does best, partying and campaigning on the taxpayers dime...

    February 5, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. c spurgeon

    Thats cool..very nice.

    February 5, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. Willy Brown

    I am Obama, I love me. I'll be voted MVP of the game why because I am me the great Obama. Oh yeah, it's Bush's fault.

    February 5, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  14. ken sanders

    Great idea.

    February 5, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. Of course

    You all sound like sore losers who have their panties in a bunch, get a life!

    February 5, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  16. GI Joe

    At least he isn't flying off to a ranch every weekend to sit on the porch and "sip".

    February 5, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  17. Alan in Ak

    The man is trying and yet again the repubs can't even sit down and watch a game in the same room. Not a chance of working together so not much chance of getting anything done and who will the repubs blame that on?

    February 5, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  18. Troy B.

    Will you people relax?

    February 5, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  19. BushDidntThrowAParty

    Boo Hoo, President is taking a break and having a party. I can't believe he is taking a day off to have fun. Oh the humanity!

    FYI, im pretty sure the President works 7 days a week. Do any of you?

    February 5, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  20. Michael from Ventura

    If you allow such racists remarks as those of Rose Pungit- your moderator needs to be FIRED!

    February 5, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. Big Z

    Give the guy a break. He's entitled to have a relaxing afternoon and a break from all the right wing, tea bagging, no saying nuts that just want to block everything and NOT offer solutions. These same nuts want to complain about spending money but they have no problem spending how many billions a month on two wars that are not winnable.The guy has more stress at his job in one day than all of us put together. Come up with something new to whine about, all you tea bagging clowns.

    February 5, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  22. cathy

    What is wrong with the President having some fun – he doesn't have to work 24 hr a day (you don't); quit complaining and enjoy life

    February 5, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  23. Vote for GOP based on their ideas, which are.......?????

    Wow, this must be the first Prez holding a SuperBowl party.

    But if he didn't, then he'd be painted as un-American.

    Keep crying wolf and Independents keep ignoring you.

    February 5, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  24. AJ

    Oh barf. Could Obama get any farther up the read end of the republicans?

    February 5, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  25. Charlie in Maine

    You Obama haters ought to lighten up before you hyper-ventilate. Look at it this way...... If you don't like what he is doing for the country..enjoy the fact that he will stop doing it a nd relax with friends for a couple of hours on Sunday night. I always felt much better when George W was on vacation because I so disagreed with his policies.I wish his retirement had started earlier.

    February 5, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
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