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Guessing What President Obama Might Say in His State of the Union
American Thinker ^ | 1/27/2010 | Harold Witkov

Posted on 01/27/2010 5:20:34 AM PST by IbJensen

The secret phrase is "back from the brink."

Now that the highly-regarded Ted Kennedy Senate seat has a 41st Republican derrière to keep it warm and the terrified Democrats are fleeing faster than the Brits at the Battle of New Orleans, everyone is guessing what President Obama's next move will be. Will he take note of the will of the people and alter his leftist agenda towards the middle, or will he simply look for new ways to jam things through?

Many believe that we might get some clues as to what the president is up to by what he will say in his upcoming State of the Union address. I, for one, do not believe that President Obama is going to change course, no matter what he says in his speech. Nevertheless, I plan to watch the State of the Union. But the way I figure it, as long as I am going to watch, I may as well provide myself some entertainment.

Back in the fifties, there was a television game show called "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx. In a segment of the show, Groucho would interview a contestant, and if he or she happened to say the "secret word," a papier-mâché duck would be dropped on a string from above and the contestant would "win an extra hundred bucks."

When the president gives his speech, I am going to play "secret word" -- or in this case, "secret phrase." The secret phrase is "back from the brink." If the president says my secret phrase in his speech, I am going to have myself a laugh and imagine a papier-mâché duck dropping on a string from above and dangling in front of the president's startled face before the joint session of Congress.

Why "back from the brink"? Truth is, President Obama has already used this phrase on a few occasions, and it irked me every time I heard it. In each instance, he has used the phrase to imply that if it were not for him and the Democrat Congress passing the Recovery Act, we would all be goners -- that they personally "pulled this economy back from the brink."

This is what I call playing the "we owe the president big time" card. In other words, he saved our skins and we owe a life debt to him. This often-used storyline has been around long before the President ever adopted it. Here are a few examples:

"You have saved my life; I'll give you whatever you want." -Prince Edward to Miles Hendon, The Prince and the Pauper

"I owe my life to you and offer you my friendship." -Captain Ramballe to Pierre Bezvkhov, War and Peace

"Little enough for the man that saved my life." -Gomer to Andy, Andy Griffith Show; Andy Saves Gomer

"I give you these ponies, but I owe you a life." -Younger Bear to Little Big Man, Little Big Man

"I never did thank you for saving my life." -Lieutenant Dan to Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump

If our President chooses to play his clever "we owe the president big time" card, recognize it for exactly what it is: pure fiction. The president never pulled us "back from the brink." It was by claiming that we were in dire peril that he was able get his failed legislation through. If we were truly on the brink, why were so many earmarks loaded onto the Recovery Act, and why has so much of the money yet to be spent?

If the president says "back from the brink" during his State of the Union, I will be on to his little trick. Besides picturing a descending papier-mâché duck, I will be reminding myself how he and the Democrats have been Pied-Pipering America "to the brink," and not from it. Then I will thank the voters of Massachusetts for moving us one step safer away from Obama's bankruptcy death wish for America.

As for the president's "back from the brink" phrase, I am figuring that since he said it before, he could do it again. If he chooses not to use the phrase during his State of the Union, my evening entertainment will turn out to be a dud, and I might even owe the president an apology. I certainly will not owe him a life debt.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: impeachobama; partyofdeath
Please don't play a drinking game where everytime he says I, you take a shot. You will die of alcohol posioning with in the first half hour!! I don't need the booze just listening to the lies will do it for me.
1 posted on 01/27/2010 5:20:35 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
"I never did thank you for saving my life." -Lieutenant Dan to Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump

And, just like Lieutenant Dan, Obama does not have a leg to stand on.

2 posted on 01/27/2010 5:24:22 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: IbJensen

He will say “I”, “let me be clear”, “make sure”.

he will praise muslims

he will trash bush

he will say some things that will be inserted to try to fool middle america.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 5:24:47 AM PST by jtal
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To: IbJensen

I give myself a B+?


4 posted on 01/27/2010 5:25:06 AM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: IbJensen

I’m watching just to listen for a “You Lie” from somebody...anybody! And, as with anytime I watch the buffoon, it’ll be with a double “Tino’s” vodka martini.


5 posted on 01/27/2010 5:25:45 AM PST by albie
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To: IbJensen

Also, don’t take a shot every time he blames the previous administration. You will have the same results.


6 posted on 01/27/2010 5:25:49 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: IbJensen

AMERICANS KNOW A POPULIST 3RD WORLD TYRANT WHEN THEY SEE ONE LOL


7 posted on 01/27/2010 5:25:57 AM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: IbJensen

blah blah blah Bush’s fault blah blah blah inherited problem blah blah blah I intellectually grasp the pain you think you have blah blah blah doing all I can blah blah blah hang in there blah blah blah you need me blah blah blah massive totalitarianizing “fixes.”


8 posted on 01/27/2010 5:26:46 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: IbJensen

More like “Back from the Brinks Truck!”

That’s what Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Eve Rosahn, and the rest of his antiapartheid, anti-war, “anti-pig”, anti establishment radical buddies used to say during his time at Columbia.


9 posted on 01/27/2010 5:27:10 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: IbJensen

Whatever it is, it’s all lies anyway.


10 posted on 01/27/2010 5:28:02 AM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: IbJensen

I still say he’ll have to start doing shadow puppets; maybe even the ‘fake movable thumb’ thing. Yeah, it’ll be that pathetic.


11 posted on 01/27/2010 5:30:08 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Ancient Drive

Obama and his minions will keep going after their agenda as if nothing has happened. Victor Hanson summed him and the liberals up in the article at the link below.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/01/21/our_philosopher-king_obama_99987.html

My advice to Obama and his liberal friends is to take some home construction classes from Jimi Bob Carter! You are gonna need them.


12 posted on 01/27/2010 5:31:36 AM PST by Wooly
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To: IbJensen

13 posted on 01/27/2010 5:31:50 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: IbJensen

I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I AND THEN I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I AND THEN I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I AND THEN I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I AND THEN I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I AND THEN I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I AND THEN .....................


14 posted on 01/27/2010 5:32:18 AM PST by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: IbJensen

Fighting for the middle class against evil bankers.

Pray for America’s Freedom


15 posted on 01/27/2010 5:32:31 AM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: albie

Do you mean a Tito’s martini as in the vodka from Austin?


16 posted on 01/27/2010 5:32:57 AM PST by pke
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To: IbJensen

He’ll say “I” at least 200 times and “fight” 50 times.


17 posted on 01/27/2010 5:34:27 AM PST by moondoggie
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To: IbJensen

How ‘bout “Its not my fault!”
Or has he already exhausted that one?


18 posted on 01/27/2010 5:34:57 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: IbJensen
"I..I..I..I...! A gazillion times!

Bet here is, whatever he says, the Foxnews "All-Stars" will fawn all over his speech.

19 posted on 01/27/2010 5:35:03 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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To: JohnLongIsland

Another day, another BS speech (or two).


20 posted on 01/27/2010 5:35:16 AM PST by Need4Truth (All the king's horses and all the king's men could not reprogram the Branch Carbonians.)
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To: pke

Yes “Tito’s”. My neighbor’s name is “Tino” and I always mix ‘em up. Excellent vodka! Are you a Tito drinker?


21 posted on 01/27/2010 5:36:12 AM PST by albie
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To: IbJensen
"I" (repeatedly)

"Let me be clear..."

"At the end of the day..."

"Unprecedented..."

"The mistakes/problems/etc. of the past eight years..."

22 posted on 01/27/2010 5:37:54 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Or “It’s not about me”!


23 posted on 01/27/2010 5:40:06 AM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: IbJensen

"My fellow Americans: I'm still the one we've been waiting for, so pay no attention to that train wreck behind the podium..."

24 posted on 01/27/2010 5:42:27 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Bushbacker1

Is it too late to start a pool for the number of times he says I or Me?


25 posted on 01/27/2010 5:46:05 AM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: IbJensen

I inherited this mess. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Not my fault. I. I. I. I. I. Me. Me. Me. Me. My. My. My. I inherited this mess.


26 posted on 01/27/2010 5:50:33 AM PST by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load.)
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To: IbJensen

Don’t forget “Bush’s fault!”


27 posted on 01/27/2010 5:51:44 AM PST by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: IbJensen

"I, ... like Scott Brown, ..."


28 posted on 01/27/2010 5:51:55 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: IbJensen

So many feel good liberal lines we will hear but I believe the word of the night is “Unprecedented”


29 posted on 01/27/2010 5:56:41 AM PST by New Perspective (My 6 yr old son has Down Syndrome, are you going to kill him too Obama?)
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To: IbJensen

Any bets on how many minutes late he will be? He is typically about 20 minutes late.


30 posted on 01/27/2010 6:00:50 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: IbJensen

From a “vanity thread” http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2436423/posts the other day:


My fellow Americans.

It’s Bush’s fault.

It was always Bush’s fault. It will always be Bush’s fault. Bush, Bush, Bush. His fault, his fault, his fault. Maybe his daddy’s fault too.

It’s Bush’s fault and it’s Bush’s fault. But, my friends, it’s Bush’s fault.

The economy? It’s Bush’s fault. Healthcare? It’s Bush’s fault. The wars? It’s Bush’s fault!

Bush, Bush, Bush! (applause)

Why is it Bush’s fault? Because it’s Bush’s fault! That’s right! It’s Bush’s fault.

Lets remember where we were a year ago. It was Bush’s fault. And today, it’s still Bush’s fault.

Let us not forget, it is Bush’s fault! (applause)

George W. Bush. George W. Bush. Bush, Bush, Bush.

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And I won! (applause)

Furthermore, it’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault.

(applause)

Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush.

(applause)

My administration will correct the errors and the policies of the previous administration? Why? It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault.

(applause)

Finally, my friends, it’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault.

Let us never forget, it’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault.

And I give myself a solid B+ for my first year.

God D*** America.


31 posted on 01/27/2010 6:07:00 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (New Year's Resolution: Never, ever, ever again vote for anyone with a (d) after their name.)
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To: IbJensen

Uggh, I’m going to have to rely on FReepers for the cliff notes version. There’s no way I can sit through 40+ minutes of this guy’s droning lies and the Commiecrats cheering them.


32 posted on 01/27/2010 6:33:23 AM PST by workerbee (Yes, I hate Obama because of his color: RED!)
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To: IbJensen

http://www.drinkinggame.us/


33 posted on 01/27/2010 6:47:16 AM PST by LibertyGrrrl ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Mahatma Gandhi)
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To: All; ICE-FLYER
courtesy of Ice-Flyer:

"Just in time for the "State of the Unions A Mess" its Barack bingo!"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2437782/posts


34 posted on 01/27/2010 6:52:56 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: IbJensen

me,me,me,I,I,W’s fault, Unprecedented, inherited all these problems. you people don’t listen, I have done all that was necessary, evil banks are at fault, me,me, I. Repeat as 50 times.


35 posted on 01/27/2010 6:58:09 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"Make no mistake"

"Crises"

"As President"

36 posted on 01/27/2010 7:16:43 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I’m surprised the word “inherited” isn’t found in there somewhere?


37 posted on 01/27/2010 7:18:48 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: IbJensen

LIES, LIES and more LIES!!!!

0bama can’t tell the truth and the MSM will back him up with whatever crap comes out of his mouth.


38 posted on 01/27/2010 7:31:30 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: IbJensen

“Many believe that we might get some clues as to what the president is up to by what he will say in his upcoming State of the Union address.”
_________________________________

Let me take a stab at what he might say:

“Let me be clear...blah, blah, blah...”
“We inherited...blah, blah, blah...”
“Let me be clear...blah, blah, blah...”

There, got it!


39 posted on 01/27/2010 8:23:05 AM PST by Artcore
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To: paulycy

Now that’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are!


40 posted on 01/27/2010 8:24:58 AM PST by Artcore
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To: IbJensen
Fore sure "Let me be Clear"

"Inherited"

"Last 8 Years"

"Great Depression"

" I " 500 Times.

41 posted on 01/27/2010 8:26:11 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: IbJensen

Will not watch tonight’s “State of Confusion”.....I have better things to do....like laundry.....


42 posted on 01/27/2010 8:28:28 AM PST by geege
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To: spectre

Well, I figure he would imply that with all the “Bush’s fault” references.


43 posted on 01/27/2010 8:31:15 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (New Year's Resolution: Never, ever, ever again vote for anyone with a (d) after their name.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

However, Lt Dan also came to his senses and never needed those legs. The open question is whether BHO will ever wake up.


44 posted on 01/27/2010 8:32:48 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (I'm still waiting for Dear Leader to say something that isn't a lie)
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To: albie

Shhhh. Don’t let anybody know about it or they’ll raise the price. The best vodka for the money.


45 posted on 01/27/2010 12:51:35 PM PST by pke
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