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Obama's Sorry State of the Union Speech
FOX NEWS ^ | 01.28.2010 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 01/27/2010 9:20:13 PM PST by jodiluvshoes

At roughly 9:48pm EST, in the midst of President Obama's first State of the Union address he begged us to "let him know!"

The president was defending his push for his vision of universal health care when he threw down the challenge in a speech that seemed strangely and wholly disconnected from the experience of the average American family.

As far as expectations for the State of the Union the president's speech was a sizable failure.

By my count President Obama made several significant policy pivots -- for the first time he advocated the use of nuclear power, domestic drilling, clean coal, capital gains tax cuts, spending freezes, and called on Congress to "tighten their belts" just as American families are being forced to do.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhosotu; economy; obama; sotu; speech; stateoftheunion
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Let’s see permits for, say, a half dozen new nuclear power plants issued ASAP without any possibility of funny stuff. Only then will I start considering that 0bama isn’t merely indulging in more of his trademark dishonesty.


21 posted on 01/27/2010 10:25:15 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: SpaceBar
Chris Matthews actually said he forgot Obama was black for an hour.

I've often 'forgotten' that 0bama is 'black'. I've never forgotten that he is a member of the Left lunatic fringe of the Degenerative Party.

22 posted on 01/27/2010 10:29:29 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: jodiluvshoes
for the first time he advocated the use of nuclear power, domestic drilling...

NO, HE DID NOT. He said:

That means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development.

So, rather than accepting that present nuclear power technology is safe enough to use he holds out for a 'new generation'. By his standards that new generation may never arrive and, therefore, will not be implemented under his presidency.

And he did not advocate for offshore drilling. He said we have to make tough decisions about offshore drilling. The 'tough decision' is, "Gee, I'm sorry, it might not be politically expedient, but I am going to make the tough call and continue to forbid offshore drilling."

As usual, his language is Orwellian.

23 posted on 01/27/2010 10:32:54 PM PST by newheart (A RINO is anyone who claims to be Republican but doesn't agree with ME on everything. </sarc>)
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To: Post Toasties

Maybe make that the Degenerate Party.


24 posted on 01/27/2010 10:35:04 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: newheart
As usual, his language is Orwellian.

0bama is so mid-20th Century. Unfortunately for him, there's fewer all the time who'll buy his doublespeak.

25 posted on 01/27/2010 10:37:29 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: Quix

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 01/27/2010 10:37:41 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: happygrl

Seems like so many super tankers full of money are flying so many directions—all into the elite’s pockets . . .

what else do you see on that score?


27 posted on 01/27/2010 10:38:35 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: newheart; narses; steelyourfaith; neverdem
Obama: "That means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development."

So, rather than accepting that present nuclear power technology is safe enough to use he holds out for a ‘new generation’. By his standards that new generation may never arrive and, therefore, will not be implemented under his presidency.

And he did not advocate for offshore drilling. He said we have to make tough decisions about offshore drilling. The ‘tough decision’ is, “Gee, I'm sorry, it might not be politically expedient, but I am going to make the tough call and continue to forbid offshore drilling.”

As usual, his language is Orwellian.

To continue your thought from above: Notice that these “key words” created the Graham's support for cap and Tax: Stating he will support new nukes and drill offshore. But will his administration's actions match the words that subverted Graham?

28 posted on 01/27/2010 10:57:57 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: guitarplayer1953

“The spending freeze I’d like to see is cutting off all foreign aid.”

Yup.


29 posted on 01/27/2010 11:05:43 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: jodiluvshoes
It was messy, incoherent, disorganized, and most regrettably defiant.

Agreed.


30 posted on 01/27/2010 11:13:25 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: GovernmentShrinker; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Miss Didi
for the first time he advocated the use of nuclear power, domestic drilling, clean coal, capital gains tax cuts, spending freezes, and called on Congress to "tighten their belts" just as American families are being forced to do.

Apparently he recognizes that he has hopelessly lost the Democrat votes that put him office, and figures he better start sucking up to Republicans in hopes that he can scrounge up some votes there.

Make no mistake, an Obama "gift" is going to do us as much good as the horse at Troy. Obama knows he can "allow" all kinds of drilling, coal, nuclear, whatever, and then tax all of them to death later. I hope I am wrong, but I think Dems will still have at least 51 senate votes (counting Plugs in case of a tie) next year.

31 posted on 01/27/2010 11:37:31 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

See also post #31.


32 posted on 01/27/2010 11:40:27 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

The State of Dillusion speech???


33 posted on 01/27/2010 11:58:44 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: political1

A gathering of fools with no will of their own.


34 posted on 01/28/2010 12:06:25 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: newheart

good points — there’s a gigantic difference between what he said and actually advocating anything significant in either area

we should be allowing maximum use of our best domestic energy sources and enabling a major push on nuclear power (just get the flippin’ govts out of the way!)

let economics and markets determine what happens without ridiculous govt. impediments, delays, and red tape


35 posted on 01/28/2010 12:15:46 AM PST by Enchante (Obama: how about some sunlight into all of YOUR illegal campaign donations? Release all records!)
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To: jodiluvshoes

He didn’t say much about the state of the union. Mostly blamed Bush and said, “I never said the change would be easy.”


36 posted on 01/28/2010 3:37:13 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Obama is intent on destroying America!)
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To: Quix
I watched about 10 minutes and had to leave the room. His voice is entirely too grating.

Guessimation: He was lying through his teeth and his Progressive plans and those of his bank rollers/handlers will proceed.

37 posted on 01/28/2010 4:08:19 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: shield

Again? They never stopped.


38 posted on 01/28/2010 4:39:21 AM PST by sport
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To: newheart

Also, he never said drilling had to be off OUR shores. He has already given a hefty chunk of change to Brazil (another leftist paradise) to drill off (their) shore, so that they can then sell it to us, thereby giving them money for their leftist project but changing nothing for the US.


39 posted on 01/28/2010 4:46:05 AM PST by livius
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I have this Obama thing licked.

I don’t believe anything he says, at any time, on any subject.


40 posted on 01/28/2010 5:01:17 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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