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Helen Thomas: "Changing the State of Our Union" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]
FCNP.com ^ | 26 Jan 2012 | Helen "More Responsive" Thomas

Posted on 01/26/2012 3:28:17 PM PST by seanmerc

President Barack Obama painted the state of the union as strong and safe in his third address to the nation, but glossed over solutions to some of the nation's biggest problems.

The President, running for reelection, touched base on all major issues including the economy, energy, regulation, immigration and education. He exuded confidence and laid out many points he is expected to hit on the campaign trail.

Although Obama has failed in the past at every attempt to work with the Republicans in the Congress, he still attempted to reach out to the opposition. Most Republicans and Democrats could agree with a good portion of what the President had to say Tuesday night.

Obama emphasized a return to "American values" as restoring the American dream. He gave an urgent message to Americans: We need to get back to basics, and fight side by side - despite our differences - to rebuild a better American.

Obama also stressed the hardship of the middle class and promised to restore its place in our society. The middle class has suffered the most with the recent financial collapse, causing much of our middle class to slide into poverty and thus increasing the great divide between the haves and the have-nots.

In the State of the Union address, Obama said, "Let's never forget: Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system that do the same. It's time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody." Obama encouraged equal responsibility for all Americans throughout his speech.

Obama went on to say we need smart regulations - not missing the opportunity to point out that during his term he had passed fewer regulations than Bush. He cracked a funny joke about regulation preventing "spilled milk," illustrating legislation intended to hold oil companies accountable, in turn punishing the dairy industry. Obama encouraged politicians to put aside differences, acknowledging we all have different ideas regarding "taxes and debt; energy and healthcare," and stating that Americans - regardless of party affiliation - are cynical about corruption and politicking in Washington.

Obama promised to make sure there were no conflicts of interest with the way Congress does business, and said, "The executive branch also needs to change. Too often, it's inefficient, outdated, and remote. That's why I've asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people."

Obama quoted his favorite President, Republican Abe Lincoln, in saying "Government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more." Although the President talked mostly about domestic issues, he reassured Americans that we have made a difference in the world - particularly the Middle East - and that "the renewal of American leadership can be felt across the globe. ... America is back."

Obama has been promising change for over three years now. While he did finally start pulling the troops out of Afghanistan, and his State of the Union address was hopeful of more change to come, he will need to step up and play ball if he wants to serve a second term.

The President suggested taking half of the money previously used to fund the war, and splitting this evenly between paying down the debt, and creating building projects to put Americans back to work.

For Obama to win reelection, he will need to spend more time fleshing out how he will make these proposed changes a reality - despite a Republican majority in the House, and a split Senate.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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Who's yo mama?
1 posted on 01/26/2012 3:28:27 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: beckysueb; Bookwoman; DirtyHarryY2K; Dominic01; freedomlover; greatdefender; holly go-rightly; ...
Latest update for Helen Thomas ping list members...
2 posted on 01/26/2012 3:30:07 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Caption: “It is you who are mistaken, conservative jedi. About a great many things.”


3 posted on 01/26/2012 3:35:19 PM PST by AnTiw1
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4 posted on 01/26/2012 3:35:56 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

5 posted on 01/26/2012 3:37:31 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

6 posted on 01/26/2012 3:57:25 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: seanmerc

Ten Our Father’s, and ten Hail Mary’s for posting that obscene pic.

Go forth and sin no more.


7 posted on 01/26/2012 4:00:02 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: seanmerc
Emergency Eye Cleaner


8 posted on 01/26/2012 4:09:21 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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9 posted on 01/26/2012 4:14:40 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: seanmerc

You did say that Helen Thomas’ picture will be posted. My eyes! !


10 posted on 01/26/2012 4:31:44 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (http://www.metropcs.If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: seanmerc

Hey, great to see the old bag is out and about! And good to see the old HT gang again!


11 posted on 01/26/2012 4:40:53 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: ExCTCitizen

If you’ve ever seen the dwarf from the movie “Don’t Look Now,” you’ve seen this face before.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 4:41:50 PM PST by DarrellZero
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To: seanmerc
Although Obama has failed in the past at every attempt to work with the Republicans in the Congress, he still attempted to reach out to the opposition.

Oh, really? Weren't the Republicans physically locked-out of all meetings to discuss Obamacare?

13 posted on 01/26/2012 4:51:07 PM PST by JoeGar
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I hate you.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 4:52:49 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: seanmerc

Why does liberalism make one ugly?


15 posted on 01/26/2012 6:35:17 PM PST by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: raybbr

OMG I saw episode on ME TV other night

I waiting for ole Helen Thomas show Up LOL!!!


16 posted on 01/26/2012 6:52:11 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Melian
Why does liberalism make one ugly?

Because you get a new wrinkle for every lie that you tell. You can try plastic surgery if you don't want to look like Helen, but then you end up looking like Nancy Pelosi.

17 posted on 01/26/2012 7:00:17 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: C210N

OK, now that’s funny.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:15 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky; seanmerc; Old Sarge
Why does liberalism make one ugly?///
///Because you get a new wrinkle for every lie that you tell.
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or your "inner ugleness" wells-up throught the skin.
thx, for the ping...
os: great pictures.

19 posted on 01/26/2012 7:35:11 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, punch all the liberals :^)
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To: BushCountry
Love that eye-wash. 8-)

20 posted on 01/26/2012 7:38:10 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, punch all the liberals :^)
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To: BushCountry

I thank you.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 9:53:47 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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You're gonna have to put on your welding helmet for this one:

 

22 posted on 01/26/2012 11:59:59 PM PST by CaptainKrunch
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To: seanmerc

“The Face that Launched A Thousand Lunches”!


23 posted on 01/27/2012 2:35:43 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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