For a moment I thought hell had frozen over. President Obama has actually canceled a fundraiser and a speech he was supposed to give to a union. He’s going to spend that time trying to sell going to war against Syria.
“The president’s trip to California has been canceled,” a White House official said. “He will remain in Washington to work on the Syrian resolution before Congress.”
While prospects for passage of a resolution in the Senate look positive, the White House does not appear to have the votes in the lower chamber to win — at least not yet.
The president had been scheduled to speak to an AFL-CIO convention while in California, in what the White House had billed as a continuation of his middle class jobs tour.
He was also scheduled to attend a $32,400 per plate dinner at the home of Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of the sitcom “Friends.”
According to an email obtained by T<he Hollywood Reporter, the fundraiser would be rescheduled for a date in “the near future.” Attendees were also offered a refund of their donation to the Democratic National Committee. (Read More)