Skip to comments.Ted Cruz previews Obama SOTU speech
Posted on 01/24/2014 12:33:48 PM PST by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday the annual State of the Union address is nothing but a performance, and he’s getting flashes of the circus.
“I’m having visions of going to the circus and seeing clowns juggling things on fire,” Cruz said on Glenn Beck’s radio show on Thursday, according to a show transcript.
Beck agreed, saying both parties know what to expect and that the annual speech by President Barack Obama to Congress is “nothing real.”
“Particularly with this president,” Cruz said. “This president consistently is not addressing the challenges facing this country. I mean, we know what’s going to come next week. He’s going to propose raising the minimum wage. He’s going to propose more government spending. He’s going to propose more debt. He’s going to propose more taxes. He’s going to propose all of the policies that he’s been doing for the last five years that aren’t working and they are making the problem worse.”
The Texas Republican said the president is ignoring the issues he should be talking about.
“He’s going to ignore the enormous harms that people are suffering because of Obamacare, that are suffering because we have the lowest work force participation in decades, because the Obama economic policies aren’t working,” Cruz said. “And he’s certainly going to ignore the scandals of IRS and Benghazi.”
Beck also brought up Cruz’s effort last year to defund Obamacare through the budget, a tactic that resulted in a government shutdown in October, saying Cruz was “destroyed by your own party.” He said for once, the major conservative radio personalities were all in agreement that the Republican Party either needs a new focus or a new challenge.
“For the first time ever, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck, and hopefully Rush Limbaugh, are all on the same page,” Beck said. “We’ve all come to the same understanding ourselves … and we’re all moving in the same direction. And none of us are moving in the direction of the GOP. For the very first time, all of talk radio, which is supposed to be this GOP organ, is the furthest thing from a GOP organ.”
Beck told Cruz he thought the party could benefit from more people like the senator.
“I think you and Mark and Sean and Rush are like Paul Revere and Patrick Henry,” Cruz said. “You are sounding the alarm, and you’re speaking the truth. And that is powerful. It’s critically important. But I think the answer is to bring the Republican Party back to the principles we should have been standing for.”
Cruz said he hoped for a time like the 1970s when Ronald Reagan was able to unite the GOP, but played coy when Beck and his co-host suggested Cruz may be the answer as the Republican presidential candidate in 2016.
“I’ll say this: I think every person who might be thinking about it, the path that they ought to follow is to stand up and help lead the fight,” Cruz said.
The president will deliver his State of the Union on Tuesday.
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If I remember correctly his last speech was a cut-and-paste- job of his previous speeches anyway.
I think Hannity played several clips where it was word-for-word copied
maybe this year he’ll give the same speech backwards
I remember that ... it was ... frighteningly funny
Obama’s SOTU will just be another laundry list of Marxist wealth transferring, vote buying schemes followed by threats to bypass congress to curtail our God-given freedom. God must be purged and airbrushed out by the stalinist dictator. The media will eat it up and regurgitate it like the lap dogs they are and the multitudes of sponges will cheer their conquering hero of the USSA, not realizing that the gulags are not far behind.
Will my wife return driving the PU and my dog in the back ?
King Barry on the left, the American voter on the right.
STYLE CONQUERS SUBSTANCE! It matters NOT that you're an America-killing Marxist.. YOU'VE GOT STYLE AND THE LADIES LOVE YOU!!!
Since Zero’s told us that he doesn’t need Congress, that he has a phone and a pen, Obama’s gonna skip the speech, and send Joe Biden to deliver it...should be good for some laughs. If global warming has somehow managed to return by next Tuesday..Obama can go hit a few buckets of golf balls that evening..
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I can’t get anything I want done because of racism! The white man be holdin’ me down!
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It will be a re-hash of all the old things he said before—this time with more Marxist concepts—without the fire. The Dems will clap and stand as if Jesus was speaking, The Republicans will also clap and stand—Watch—keep track of the standing Ovations. Eventy GOP who stands should be targeted for rejection! This will be a forgettable attempt to use division—Rich vs. Poor, 1% vs. 99% He will tout how great is Obamacare and his “victories” (sic) in the Middle east. The most used word will be “I”. Biden will nod his head and snore,the RINO Speaker of the house will look like he’s passing gas. The MSM will gush its the greatest thing since Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It will be too long—and only a hollow shell of what Obama could once do—It will be his swan song for I believe (along with others like Huckabee) that this will be his last State of the Union Address. Let it be so.
but the media will still worship every word he says next week and praise his oratory skills.
I’m looking forward to the part about the glories of legalized pot. He can make a great reference to the masses needing their Soma. “All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects.”
I would love someone like Cruz to give an actual speech before the SOTU and “mock Obama”. Don’t preview it. Give the same BS speech BO is going to give. It wull be more effective than the usual response statement. Hell, hire a comedian and make fun of BO. He will be too embarrassed to give his speech.
Ted Cruz: Obamas consistent pattern of lawlessness is the most dangerous of all his actions
The rule of law, applied equally without regard to politics, social status, race, creed or sex is central to the success of the US. It’s long gone.