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Odds on Obama cliches in State of the Union
Washington Times ^ | 1/23/2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 01/24/2012 4:55:32 AM PST by mc5cents

Wondering what cliche President Obama will use first in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday? So are the oddsmakers.

Paddy Power, Ireland's biggest bookmaking operation, is giving 8-1 odds that "We have more work to do" will be the first cliche the president is likely to drop. Next-most likely are "As I stand here today," and "health care reform" — though given the usual structure of State of the Union speeches, that latter one will likely be saved for the last half of the speech.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cliche; obama; speechifying; stateoftheonion; stateoftheunion
This could make for a great drinking game if you have the stomach to watch. After a few shots it becomes easier I suppose.
1 posted on 01/24/2012 4:55:45 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents

“____________________ is my number one priority”

“I won’t rest until _____________________”

“The Republicans in Congress refuse to ___________________”


2 posted on 01/24/2012 5:00:36 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: mc5cents

He will say: “Make no mistake.” He may also say: “We can’t afford a do nothing congress.”


3 posted on 01/24/2012 5:02:11 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: mc5cents

“I’m in over my head and I am quitting to hit the beach in Hawaii and turning this mess over to the idiot VP little Joey Biden.” (we can dream can’t we?)


4 posted on 01/24/2012 5:03:55 AM PST by RetiredArmy (The End of Days draws near. In this time, you should be drawing closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.)
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To: mc5cents

Fairness will be a mantra which I find funny because even God is not into fairness. God told the Israelites to wipe out every man woman and child and cattle in several cases when fighting their enemies. Is that fair to the children? It might not be however those children could eventually take up the mantle of their heritage and continue their practices. God was not fair but he is always just in my view. My mother taught me life is not fair but that God is just, and will bless me and others that seek him and his precepts.


5 posted on 01/24/2012 5:04:29 AM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: mc5cents

Some variation on ‘Our union remains strong.’

Followed by ‘It is not without challenges.’

PS remember the large and lasting poll boost that lefty media said would result from Obama’s 2011 SOTU? Me neither.


6 posted on 01/24/2012 5:06:10 AM PST by relictele (Green energy is neither)
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To: mc5cents

Most likely scenario:

The undocumented imam will be disingenuous.

The hated Congress will cheer wildly, as the
American public FUME. The hated Congress
will then then get back to their private deals,
private health care plans, finest meals and planes,
and private kickbacks in one of their brothels.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 5:09:06 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: mc5cents
"Our new five year plan............"

"My czars tell me that our re-education camps are full......."

"I have called upon the peasants to produce more and use less...."

"I have outlawed religion and guns........."

"Islam is our new state religion..........."

"I have arressted the SC justices and replaced them with ayatollahs......."

8 posted on 01/24/2012 5:09:53 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: mc5cents

Obammie the Commie will, in some way either direct or round about, blame the current economic situation on the election of TEA party candidates in 2010.

It will be nothing more than a set up for the DemocRats. When the economy tanks, they can say, “See, we told you that was the cause.” If, at that point, even more conservatives are elected, they will further say, “See, if you had put us back in power, all of this could have been avoided.”

The fact of the matter is that it will be a lie, because the economy is tanking because of socialism. And the cure for the ills of socialism is not more socialism, it is smaller government and greater freedom for the populace, and the private sector is a part of that populace.


9 posted on 01/24/2012 5:10:34 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: mc5cents
Ha, no bet. With this control-freak {expletive} it is going to be some variation of "Let me..." as in "Let me be clear..." or "Let me tell you..." or anything else like that.

hussein wants power, wants control, the phrase "let me" is almost a big a part of his life as lying. Almost.

10 posted on 01/24/2012 5:11:51 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: relictele

Along the lines of:

“Thanks to my leadership and despite the Republicans efforts to obstruct our progress at every turn, our state of the union is strong”


11 posted on 01/24/2012 5:12:06 AM PST by corlorde (Drone strikes: the preferred method of killing by Nobel peace prize winners since 2009)
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To: mc5cents

I predict it will get a wider audience than usual. His devotees will be sitting there panting and those of us who despise him will be curious as to just how he intends to spin the situation as he tunes up that foghorn of his to deliver more of that “soaring rhetoric.”


12 posted on 01/24/2012 5:18:50 AM PST by sinanju (ua)
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To: mc5cents

“Tax the rich”


13 posted on 01/24/2012 5:21:16 AM PST by Venturer
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To: All

so what will the drinking game ‘code words’ be for the state of the union...


14 posted on 01/24/2012 5:21:58 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: mc5cents

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLqplbwD644


15 posted on 01/24/2012 5:22:15 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: littleharbour

“Time to eat our peas”.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 5:25:16 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: mc5cents

I hope he doesn’t sing.


17 posted on 01/24/2012 5:25:24 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

“I” You will be s*** faced within the first 5 minutes~


18 posted on 01/24/2012 5:27:13 AM PST by bonfire
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To: mc5cents

Cliche Odds:

1) 3-1 Obama will say ...ummmm..or ahhh..
2) 2-1 Obama will blame economic woes on the the ‘prior administration’
3) Even Obama will boast about killing Bin Laden
4) 1-2 Obama will criticize the GOP congress for employment issues
5) 4-1 Obama will claim green energy is working
6) Even Obama will use the term Fair Share at least three times
7) 1-million to One Obama will blame Blacks for Detroit failing
8) 1,000 to one Obama will cast his support for the 2nd amendment
9) Even Obama will ask for special powers’
10) 1-trillion to 1 Obama will finally come of the closet .


19 posted on 01/24/2012 5:28:28 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: mc5cents

Has anyone made a bingo sheet yet?


20 posted on 01/24/2012 5:31:07 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: mc5cents
"Let me be clear" and "millionaires and billionaires" are the two I've got my money on.

Also, how many times will he assume his Mussolini pose.

21 posted on 01/24/2012 5:36:29 AM PST by Marathoner ("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
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To: mc5cents

“MIDDLE CLASS” will be used over 100 times....it’s code for Blacks and Minorities, and Unions.....


22 posted on 01/24/2012 5:38:29 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: mc5cents

Count the I’s, fairs, middle class, inherited, worst economy since the great depression, wall street fat cats. It is always the same and they should hang a strawman beside the flags by the podium.

This will be a BYOB event.


23 posted on 01/24/2012 5:38:47 AM PST by dforest
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To: littleharbour

Since every word will be useless, meaningless, drivel, it hardly matter that he speaks at all......


24 posted on 01/24/2012 5:46:16 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: stylecouncilor

http://www.bingobama.com/


25 posted on 01/24/2012 5:46:22 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

LOL. Thank you!


26 posted on 01/24/2012 5:49:12 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: mc5cents

Laser like focus...


27 posted on 01/24/2012 5:49:26 AM PST by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: vicar7

When 9-11 happened, that was the solution I imagined would work. I’m with God!


28 posted on 01/24/2012 5:56:11 AM PST by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: mc5cents

“Let me be perfectly clear”


29 posted on 01/24/2012 6:01:02 AM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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To: mc5cents

I shot an 86,yesterday, but enough about me......


30 posted on 01/24/2012 6:07:06 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: corlorde
despite the Republicans efforts to obstruct our progress at every turn,

Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with... geometric logic... that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox DID exist, and I'd have produced that key if they hadn't of pulled the Caine out of action. I, I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow officers...

You know he does sound like Capt. Queeg sometimes...

31 posted on 01/24/2012 6:28:36 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents

“Fair Share”.


32 posted on 01/24/2012 6:43:30 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DooDahhhh

Well I am not sovereign enough to know what is fair that should only be left to Obama and the government in my view right? I could even almost agree to a fairness tax if the richest guy on my block would send the check to me rather than use the government to poorly redistribute it. /sarc


33 posted on 01/24/2012 6:47:41 AM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: mc5cents
"The fault of the Previous Administration . . . "

"Recession I inherited was far worse than anyone could have imagined."

34 posted on 01/24/2012 7:04:08 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Venturer

“Their fair share”


35 posted on 01/24/2012 8:12:04 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: mc5cents
Aside from the a-a-a's, and ridicule of others, and blaming Republicans, and telling us that he is "working hard and wakes up every day concerned about jobs," he will fill his speech with: "gonna," "gotta." As in..."I said it was gonna be hard," and "we gotta do better." Meaning, of course, I (Zero) couldn't lead or deliver what I promised, and it's your (All Americans)fault.

I hate how he talks like an ignorant street urchin. Those who were bedazzled by his speaking skills must be the type who think "See Dick and Jane run," and "See Spot play," were exciting stories.

36 posted on 01/24/2012 8:18:53 AM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: Venturer

“fair share”= tax the producive people more


37 posted on 01/24/2012 1:02:11 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: mc5cents
If you had a nickel for every time he says ‘folks’ you wouldn't need a job
38 posted on 01/24/2012 1:12:56 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: vicar7

Are. You asking for donations


39 posted on 01/25/2012 11:22:50 AM PST by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: vicar7

I would accept checks from the willing for sure.


40 posted on 01/25/2012 12:16:42 PM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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