This whole deal with Obama, Carney, and the Obama Media is one of the tackiest things they have done yet in this campaign.  Carney saying they didn't plan it?  Give me a break -- anyone who would buy that story has mush for brains. Any thinking person knows that this date was picked on purpose to try and over shadow the debate that has been scheduled for three weeks at the Reagan Library by an Obama Campaign Address to a Joint Session of Congress.  If I was a member of Congress, I would boycott this speech after the remarks of his Press Secretary about Republicans which I would bet comes from Obama and his people since Carney sits in on all the meetings.      
Wednesday, August 31, 2011  
( – After the White House scheduled a presidential speech to a joint session of Congress to coincide with a GOP presidential debate, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he personally, and he believed President Obama, would be glad to see the candidates reschedule.  
"But, again, I think that we live in such a world of choices in terms of getting information and watching media, that there will be ample opportunity for Americans to hear and see the President, ample opportunity for Americans to hear and see candidates for office," Carney continued. "And so we’ll just carry forward with our plan." 
The Republican presidential candidates’ debate is sponsored by NBC News and Politico scheduled for 8 p.m. eastern daylight time on Sept. 7, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. The debate has been scheduled for several weeks. 
The White House announced Wednesday that Obama would deliver a jobs speech to a joint session of Congress on the same time and date. 
A reporter asked if the president was depriving the American people of hearing a public debate, which Carney said was not the case. 
"As his press secretary and somebody involved in his communications -- putting aside what else, whatever the competing opportunities on television are, whether it’s the wildlife channel or the cooking channel or political -- but I would be -- I wish that I could say --" before he finished the answer, a reporter asked, "Are you comparing Republicans to --"
Carney said, "Maybe the wildlife" 
"What I mean is that would it were so that I could be sure simply by having the president of the United States speak at a certain hour that every American who is watching TV would be watching him," Carney said. "I wish that were the case. Certainly, a substantial number of Americans will." 
Generally, when the president addresses the nation, it is carried by all major networks and cable news stations. 
The scheduled GOP debate was not a factor in scheduling the president’s address to Congress. 
"No, of course not," Carney said. "There were a lot of considerations that once you decide you want to do a speech to Congress, and you have to deal with congressional schedules and there are many other factors here. And obviously one debate of many that’s on one channel of many was not enough reason not to have the speech at the time that we decided to have it." 
One reporter asked, "As you know, it’s at the Reagan facility. Any concern of potentially upsetting Nancy Reagan by stepping on this?" 
Carney responded, "I think that the -- the sponsors of the debate control the timing of it; they can make a decision based on how they want to handle this. There are many channels, there are many opportunities for the public to hear the president speak, to watch this debate -- one of many -- and we'll let that sort itself out." 
Generally, if presidents want to address a joint session of Congress, the leaders of the House and Senate must invite him. 
Source:  CNS