Skip to comments.Levin: Obama is still the one he’s been waiting for
Posted on 01/26/2011 8:42:49 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike
Levin writes this morning his insightful analysis of Obama and his SOTU speech. Bottom line is that Obama hasnt changed one bit even though the political world is talking as though he has:
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I didn’t burden myself by watching the POS but it was disturbing to see the GOP Speaker standing behind the one, who was giving his best Mussolini pose, applauding the one. The GOP just doesn’t seem to get it that this would-be dictator deserves no respect, no applause and no democrat deserves any either. The democrat party is the enemy of the Constitution and showing them the respect that they consistently refuse to show any conservative or the Constitution is an insult to the public who voted them back into power in the house.
FUBO & FAD
Frank, that pretty much defines the man.
Excellent graphic. What is crazy is that I saw the actual conversation and genesis of this between the both of you. Great turnaround time!
Frank does nice work.
We (meaning govt.) are going to “Invest” more money (which isn’t their’s anyway) in our “Future”.
Today’s $14 Trillion dollar debt burn is Yesterday’s “Investing in the Future”
Dear God, will someone Please wake me up and tell me it’s Election day 2012?
Then you are speaking out of ignorance. Had you watched you would have seen that Boehner was very reserved and clapped sparingly. Watching Boehner's reactions or lack thereof was the one reason I kept tuned in. He had the look of "Is this over yet?" It was rather quite amusing.
"Our focus must be victory and we must not be distracted by the symbolism, games, ways, and intimidation tactics of those whove brought this great nation to this perilous point."
Since I didn’t watch the campaign speech, I’m referring to the photo on the Fox website this morning. I don’t care if he was clapping sparingly or enthusiasticly this self-proclaimed messiah deserves NO respect and that is the point. Boehner and any other Republican are not required to clap, smile or give any other indication of homage or respect. The democrats have proved this over and over again during SOTU addresses by Reagan and Bush. Aside from that, the SOTU long ago became a campaign pep rally for the sitting president and I have not watched one as far back as I can remember. Boehner would have been better off sending the message to the regime by NOT inviting the one to present the SOTU in the house chambers; there is no requirement or law that mandates this sham every year.
He has changed to the extent that he is playing to independents for 2012 following the polls closely, the past two years with Pelosi running the House he played to the liberal base first. Many predictions last year that Obama wouldnt sign a tax cut extension bill, those predictions were short sighted.
Prepare for a more warm and fuzzy ‘less-partision get-along’ act from Obama as he plays to the polls like Clinton did in 1995.
“President Obamas foot remains where it has been since the day he entered the Oval Office, on the gas pedal.”
Funny, I always thought it was in his mouth.
Boehner and ALL the Republicans applauded and stood, when Obama gave a shout out to the Military. We know Obama didn't mean it but just how would it have looked if ALL the Republicans sat there not responding?
>He had the look of “Is this over yet?” It was rather quite amusing.<
At times, he looked like it was taking every ounce of willpower he possessed not to jump up and down and start screaming “Bullsh&t!”
So when Obami states we should applaud the service of our men in women in uniform, Boehner should not clap?
beat me to it.
Boehner clapped when he heard something he liked or when Obama mentioned something worth clapping about...Recovery of Rep Giffords, Our Military, No one here (in congress) would change places with any other citizen of any other country of the world, etc...
Obama said some things that any civilized person attending the event would applaud whether he (Obama) really meant it or not.
This is silly. SOTU in the House chambers is a great tradition that should be kept. It is very American.
It’s a recent tradition springing from the SOTU being televised and you are right, it is silly, a silly waste of everyone’s time and bandwidth. It became a regular event because the president and his party can use it as a free televised campaign rally. It is and always has been largely empty rhetoric. The president is required to submit the SOTU “from time to time” and for most of our history was submitted in writing. Geo. Washington presented his SOTU in person and was so disrespected that he did not go back again.
Absolutely. Mark Levin has the amazing ability to distill cluttered concepts to their essence. I wish he could bottle it.
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