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Obama to reintroduce himself during State of the Union
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Posted on 01/25/2010 8:29:23 AM PST by traumer

Populist or professor? Contrite or uncompromising?

President Obama will have a chance Wednesday to reintroduce himself to the nation when he delivers his first official State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.

The prime-time speech, which will be aired on all major TV networks and cable stations, could hardly come at a more critical time for a president grappling with double-digit unemployment, sinking poll numbers and the possible collapse of his top domestic policy priority, an overhaul of the nation's health-care system.

"As often as the president has spoken over the past year, critics on the right and left have largely defined him," says University of Notre Dame American studies professor Robert Schmuhl. "For the State of the Union, he needs to redefine himself, who he is politically and what his core principles and policies are."

In Ohio on Friday, just three days after Democrats lost the 60th Senate vote that gave them an edge in pushing their agenda through Congress, Obama struck a decidedly populist tone.

Shunning a necktie for a midday town hall-style meeting in Elyria, Obama told the crowd again and again that he'll "never stop fighting" for them on issues from health care and jobs to education and accountability.

On Wednesday, however, the setting will be decidedly different: formal and steeped in history and tradition.

When he speaks to the nation from the House of Representatives' chamber, he will take "the biggest stage the president has" to speak to the people, says Michael Gerson, White House speechwriter for George W. Bush.

How he responds to last week's message from Massachusetts voters, who gave Republican Scott Brown the seat held by Sen. Edward Kennedy for nearly five decades, could set the political course for the next year and beyond.

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1 posted on 01/25/2010 8:29:24 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

“Obama2008 - NEW AND IMPROVED!”

Get these infomercials off the air. He’s an empty suit.

A fencepost turtle raised to the highest office in the land by George $oros.


2 posted on 01/25/2010 8:30:36 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: traumer

The correct title for 0bama is LIAR.


3 posted on 01/25/2010 8:31:38 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: traumer

This Chicago thug and fascist has been on TV 24/7 but now feels he must reintroduce himself? ABC—willing shill.


4 posted on 01/25/2010 8:31:41 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: traumer

AMERICA is trying to forget Obummer!


5 posted on 01/25/2010 8:31:50 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: traumer

Maybe he should try wearing earth-tones.


6 posted on 01/25/2010 8:32:15 AM PST by T Minus Four (Help Haiti and know your money is going to the right people - www.WorldVision.org)
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To: traumer

hOax


7 posted on 01/25/2010 8:33:16 AM PST by mattdono (My vote, 2012: Stop SPENDING my money. Stop SENDING my money. Stop TAKING my money.)
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To: traumer

We know who Obama is; and what he is. Could not be more clear. Gag/gag. . .will not be able to watch this for long; if at all.


8 posted on 01/25/2010 8:33:25 AM PST by cricket
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To: traumer

"Americans... My name Barack Hussein Obama. I am your Dictator for life. Idolize me."

9 posted on 01/25/2010 8:33:34 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: a fool in paradise; traumer

10 posted on 01/25/2010 8:33:50 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: traumer

“I am an ultra left-wing radical socialist with a soft spot for islam.”


11 posted on 01/25/2010 8:34:03 AM PST by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: traumer
"For the State of the Union, he needs to redefine himself, lie about who he is politically and what his core principles and policies are."

Fixed.

12 posted on 01/25/2010 8:34:23 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: traumer
President Obama will have a chance Wednesday to reintroduce himself to the nation

No thanks, Barry.

The only words I want to hear from Barry Hussein are "Effective immediately, I resign the office of the president of the United States".

13 posted on 01/25/2010 8:34:51 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: traumer
Always reinventing himself.


14 posted on 01/25/2010 8:34:59 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: traumer

15 posted on 01/25/2010 8:35:20 AM PST by MichaelAsher54
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To: a fool in paradise
You know, I think you're on to something. Have the President sit down between Speaker Polosi and Senator Reid, that way the cameras will still be on him as he stares blankly into space with his chin up.

Then, put the real President in front of the microphone and let him roll. I've always said the best thing to do is give someone an open microphone and time to talk. President Soros is someone I've definitely interested in listening to. He appears to have the game plan, so let's cut out the middle man. He can simply revert to being proud of his mentor and benefactor.

In fact, if the media had any sense at all, they'd give President Soros all the air time he wants and then some. I think we'd all benefit from hearing what he has to say.

16 posted on 01/25/2010 8:35:24 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: traumer

We have already been introduced....and he just plain sucks.

Obozo is a commie and no amount of a BS speech can change that.


17 posted on 01/25/2010 8:35:28 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: traumer
Let him. If anyone wonders how Evita cooked her own goose - it's because she kept ‘re inventing’ herself as well!

“O” is a cypher and will ALWAYS be a cypher!

18 posted on 01/25/2010 8:36:10 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: a fool in paradise
You know, I think you're on to something. Have the President sit down between Speaker Polosi and Senator Reid, that way the cameras will still be on him as he stares blankly into space with his chin up.

Then, put the real President in front of the microphone and let him roll. I've always said the best thing to do is give someone an open microphone and time to talk. President Soros is someone I'm definitely interested in listening to. He appears to have the game plan, so let's cut out the middle man. He can simply revert to being proud of his mentor and benefactor.

In fact, if the media had any sense at all, they'd give President Soros all the air time he wants and then some. I think we'd all benefit from hearing what he has to say.

19 posted on 01/25/2010 8:36:18 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: traumer

I don’t want to be “reintroduced” to him. I just want him gone.


20 posted on 01/25/2010 8:36:29 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: traumer

Hopefully I can find something more interesting to do, like wash the dog. Or clean my gun(s).


21 posted on 01/25/2010 8:36:31 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: traumer

Maybe he’ll do some pantomime except in a real glass box!


22 posted on 01/25/2010 8:36:54 AM PST by albie
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh, this should be good.He’s reintroducing himself!
“Hi, remember me, Barack Obama, the President?
I’m the nightmare DATE FROM HELL who’s been driving you
around for one solid year, unable to find the right movie theatre playing the movie I wanted us to see together.
But we’ll get there! Be patient.
I just have to make a pit stop at DMV to renew my registration.”


23 posted on 01/25/2010 8:37:11 AM PST by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: traumer

BHO, you don’t need to reintroduce yourself. Not a lot of people knew who you really were when you ran and now many are catching on that you are a Marxist who will never change your colors.


24 posted on 01/25/2010 8:37:25 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: traumer

I cannot handle listening to his phony preacher-man voice for more than 5 or so seconds; it is worse than fingernails on a chalkboard. I will most certainly not be watching because I don’t care to spend my evening being lied to, talked down to, and lectured in his condescending tone. Wouldn’t it be a hoot if Pres Obama had a State of the Union address - and nobody watched? That would really get his ego going.


25 posted on 01/25/2010 8:38:12 AM PST by AUJenn
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To: traumer
Oh boy!

Another "new Nixon!"

26 posted on 01/25/2010 8:38:40 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Notwithstanding

for it is my “Christian faith”


27 posted on 01/25/2010 8:38:41 AM PST by himno hero
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To: traumer
For the State of the Union, he needs to redefine himself, who he is politically and what his core principles and policies are

Too Late Bozo. The 43% who strongly disapprove of you are not going to have their opinions changed by a speech. Also what people want to hear is that you are throwing Rahm, Pelosi, and the rest of your socialist advisor's off the gravy train and under the bus.

But if all Obama are offering is another teleprompter concerto it won't be enough to save the liberals in November. The Dems no longer can achieve victory, they can only manage the scope of their defeat. And Obama's narcissism and over inflated ego won't let him see this.
28 posted on 01/25/2010 8:38:44 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: traumer

Hopefully Joe Wilson has prepared his speech as well.


29 posted on 01/25/2010 8:38:47 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Marsha Coakley's been teabagged. Congrats Scott Brown! Mary Jo finally got even.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

LOL! It would be funny if the country wasn’t going down in flames. ABC is owned by Disney. All the lib netwrosk are killing America.

Maybe he needs Naomi Wolf to make him an alpha male or Ellie Light to write more letters.


30 posted on 01/25/2010 8:39:03 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: traumer

Now this I gotta see......well, at least read about here on FR. Obama is such a megadork, there is no way the new model is going to fly.


31 posted on 01/25/2010 8:39:15 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: traumer

“President Obama will have a chance Wednesday to reintroduce himself to the nation...”

No thanks; we’ve already met.


32 posted on 01/25/2010 8:39:19 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“He can simply revert to being proud of his mentor and benefactor.” “He” being our telegenic stand-in-in-chief, Barack Hussein Obama.


33 posted on 01/25/2010 8:39:54 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: SMARTY

Louis Cypher?


34 posted on 01/25/2010 8:40:00 AM PST by himno hero
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To: traumer

obama version 2.0... as good as Windows ME!

LLS


35 posted on 01/25/2010 8:40:15 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Priceless.. lol


36 posted on 01/25/2010 8:40:29 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Frantzie
“ABC is owned by Disney.” That statement, along, says so much. However, by the time I was 3 or 4 years old, I knew the difference between “make-believe” and life. It appears some of us managed to live without learning that.
37 posted on 01/25/2010 8:41:40 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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Reintroduce????

“Hi. I’m Barack Obama...uhhhh...and I’m here to destroy your country.”


38 posted on 01/25/2010 8:42:02 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Frantzie
“ABC is owned by Disney.” That statement, alone, says so much. However, by the time I was 3 or 4 years old, I knew the difference between “make-believe” and life. It appears some of us managed to live without learning that.
39 posted on 01/25/2010 8:42:06 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: a fool in paradise
Barry OBumbler wants a do over. It's hard to convince people that they need things they do not want.
40 posted on 01/25/2010 8:42:22 AM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: traumer
Obama to reintroduce regurgitate himself on us during State of the Union
41 posted on 01/25/2010 8:43:09 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: traumer; All

all weekend the magic word has been “PIVOT”

The pivot to jobs...

in the meantime his executive order socialism goes full speed.

acorn is still frauding the census...


42 posted on 01/25/2010 8:43:20 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: traumer
Bite his lip like Clinton?
43 posted on 01/25/2010 8:43:27 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: T Minus Four

Not sure exactly what an alpha or beta male is. I do know this punk is less manley than his old lady.


44 posted on 01/25/2010 8:44:29 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Get out of the peoples house and take that shelf ass ugly woman with ya.)
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To: traumer
This needs no further introduction.......


45 posted on 01/25/2010 8:44:29 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: traumer; All

Remember something....

You are dealing with the craziest of the crazies here, who think they can convince the sheeple of ANYTHING, as long as they frame the talking points correctly.

These people don’t think the policies are the problem, they think the MESSAGING is the problem. After, they couldn’t be WRONG about what they believe, right?

In short, they think they need to reframe the debate of the debate of the reframed, reframed debate.


46 posted on 01/25/2010 8:44:37 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: traumer

Didn’t this punk “reintroduce” himself after Americans found out what was being preached in Jeremiah Wright’s Temple of Racial Hatred that Zero attended for years and years?

How many more “reintroductions” are yet to come?


47 posted on 01/25/2010 8:44:57 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
ABC—willing shill.

ABC's GMA had James (Snake Head) Carville on this AM ... fellow 'rat operative Georgie Stephanopoulos was interviewing him. ABC is very definitely in the enemy camp and has been for years ... even more so today.

48 posted on 01/25/2010 8:45:00 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: traumer

He should have introduced himself 3 years ago. It’s not like he has any record we can go back and look at for hints.


49 posted on 01/25/2010 8:45:05 AM PST by DManA
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“reintroduce himself?”

The freaking Kenyan has been on TV 7x24 for an entire year. We know who he is and hate him


50 posted on 01/25/2010 8:45:20 AM PST by y6162
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