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Obama's Running For Another First Term
TalkingSides.com ^ | 01/21/12 | CaroleL

Posted on 01/21/2012 9:58:41 AM PST by CaroleL

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union Address. Traditionally the unofficial kickoff of an incumbent president's re-election campaign, he cannot be faulted for using this Constitutionally mandated speech as a political opportunity (though one could argue he's been campaigning more than governing for years). But in a video released this morning to millions of his supporters, he previewed an address designed to win a first term for an untested candidate, not a second term for a president that has already failed.

In the video, Mr. Obama says he will concentrate on four areas designed to restore economic security for the long term: manufacturing, energy, education, job training and a "return to American values." As he has many times during his first three years in office, he is promising to concentrate or focus on the economy as if he's seeing the problems (and potential solutions) for the first time.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: economy; obama; stateoftheunion

1 posted on 01/21/2012 9:58:49 AM PST by CaroleL
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To: CaroleL

I don’t even want to hear a whisper about the GOP sitting next to the Dems this time around. The GOP needs to sit with their hands firmly planted in their laps. The whole SCOTUS should boycott.


2 posted on 01/21/2012 10:08:14 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: CaroleL

A friend of mine told me his parents still blame Bush. And he hung his head in shame. He’s been trying to break thru to them his entire adult life.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 10:15:43 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: CaroleL

You must be including the requested and granted statements to a joint session of Congress in your count of four State of the Union addresses. Am I being too technical here?


4 posted on 01/21/2012 10:42:30 AM PST by ngat
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To: CaroleL
I hope he voices support for the Reasonable Profits Board Bill hich wants to regulate oil company profits.
5 posted on 01/21/2012 10:49:50 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: CaroleL
I hope he voices support for the Reasonable Profits Board Bill hich wants to regulate oil company profits.
6 posted on 01/21/2012 10:50:10 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: CaroleL
289 days until we un-elect the communist saboteur.

America.

Above all: VOTE THIS YEAR.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 10:51:13 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: ngat
You must be including the requested and granted statements to a joint session of Congress in your count of four State of the Union addresses.

Yes, I'm including his February, 2009 address. Though you're right that it wassn't officially a "State of the Union Address," Reagan, both Bushes, Clinton and now Obama have been giving a pseudo SOTU a month or two into their first year in office.

8 posted on 01/21/2012 11:02:09 AM PST by CaroleL
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he cannot be faulted for using this Constitutionally mandated speech

testing...testing....1,2,3 hey, is this thing on?

The speech is not constitutionally mandated. He could send an e-mail.

Article II Section 3 - State of the Union, Convening Congress
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union...br

9 posted on 01/21/2012 11:23:06 AM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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From Jefferson to Taft, none of the Presidents went to Congress to deliver "information of the state of the union" in the form of a speech. Woodrow Wilson revived that tradition.

Nothing prevents Obama from giving a State of the Union address once a month from now until the election (other than fear of low ratings). They are all campaign speeches which he doesn't have to pay for.

10 posted on 01/21/2012 12:18:01 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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