State Dinner Glorious in Spite of GOP Refusal to Attend

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    Why would the president invite Boehner or McConnell? Can you imagine...

    Server: "Good evening Senator, would you care for white or red wine?"

    Senator McConnell: "No"

    Server: "Sir?...you prefer not to be served wine, this evening?"

    Senator McConnell: "No"

    Server: "Very good sir. Which wine do you prefer, red or white?"

    Senator McConnell: "No"

    Server: "Senator McConnell, sir, others are waiting, May I move on and serve others while you decide?"

    Senator McConnell: "No"

    Server: "Others are waiting, Sir, if you don't mind, please Sir, Red, White or do you prefer water... Sir?"

    Senator McConnell: "No"
     
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    And the next day from the Capital steps...

    Senator McConnell: "Last night, at the State Dinner, both my colleague and friend, Congressman Boehner, and I were not offered a glass of wine by the Obamas.
    I'm sure if Hugo Chavez or Rev. Wright were there both would have been offered a full bottle of the best wine available.
     
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    When he really cares, Obama serves beer.
     
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    That's about how they play the game.
     
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    Think Progress » Washington Times falsely claims Boehner was ‘not invited’ to White House state dinner.

    Washington Times falsely claims Boehner was ‘not invited’ to White House state dinner.
    Today in the Washington Times, reporters Joseph Curl and Matthew Mosk write a story titled “Top Republican lawmakers not invited to State Dinner.” The article attempts to paint President Obama’s invitation list for tonight’s dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an example of his partisanship because he did not invite enough Republicans. The article states that House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), like House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), “didn’t get an invitation to the dinner”:

    House Minority Leader John A. Boehner won’t be there; he’s on Thanksgiving break and home in Ohio. His deputy, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, also didn’t get an invitation to the dinner.

    However, this simply isn’t true. As Politico reported, Boehner was invited but turned the White House down. Already, Fox News is trying to gin up controversy by reprinting the Washington Times along with the same error.
     
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    I will say the First Lady's dress is the prettiest dress I've *ever* seen her wear. The dress and the story behind it are first class.

    Not so her husband. Sorry. :(
     
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    I really don't thing the president is important enough to interrupt Glenn Beck so why should anyone be interested in going to his party?
     

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