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State of the Union Cancelled Will Air Reruns of Previous Speeches Instead
Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus

Posted on 01/28/2014 6:49:41 AM PST by Kaslin

Will he pivot (again) to job creation? Will there be another major, and unattainable, goal set forth tonight? Will President Barack Obama call on Congress to “work together”? Well… Yeah. In fact, I have been told by very dependable sources, that Obama’s teleprompter will randomly jumble together “highlights” from past speeches for tonight’s State of the Union. And, assuming the word corpsmen is spelled out phonetically, everything should run smoothly.

Our cut-and-paste President is expected to underscore his desire to act imperially without the cumbersome process of representative government. He is expected to “address” the income inequality that got worse under his watch. And he’s expected to address some of the tremendous benefits of Obamacare without mentioning higher premiums, dropped coverage, or increased bureaucracy.

So, yeah… You won’t be missing a whole lot while you are catching up on Dexter-reruns rather than watching the President repeat his Orwellian promises for the umpteenth time. The truth is, you will probably find more passion and honesty from a show about a serial-killing-forensic-investigator than from the President’s teleprompter.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a couple jabs at it before he delivers it. So, to save you from having to watch Democrats rise to their feet more times than a Catholic congregation, I have outlined some expected highlights from this evening’s campaign State of the Union speech:

No doubt the President will address income inequality. As he campaigns before Congress and an increasingly apathetic nation, the President will insist that the poor are poor because the rich are rich. (Whatever sense that makes.) He’s also likely to address further spending on entitlement programs, because it’s pretty clear that nothing helps create wealth like plundering the wealthy to subsidize poverty.

Immigration will likely come up in the President’s redundant ramblings. Which makes complete sense when the nation is struggling to find enough work for tens of millions of unemployed American citizens… It’s pretty obvious that bringing several million more potential workers into the market will really help push our economic recovery into overdrive.

The Campaigner in Chief is also expected to delve into the topic of executive action, because working with duly elected representatives of the governed is too cumbersome for a President with weak approval ratings.

Foreign policy will be a brief, and vague, paragraph or two… And who could blame him? Under Obama’s guidance, hope for relative peace in the Middle East has essentially collapsed. Our Ambassador was killed in Benghazi (and the administration failed miserably at covering up their own incompetence). Egypt fell into chaos. Islamists have been armed by American forces as they fought their government in Syria. Heck… Even the hard fought victories America saw in Iraq and Afghanistan have been largely reversed as black Al Qaeda flags hang over Fallujah and in towns throughout both countries.

Oh, and let’s not forget the President’s insistence that we bomb the heck out of the coal industry. Global warming will probably make an appearance on the President’s teleprompter, despite the hilariously inadequate science behind the theory. (Obama might even mention something about oil production being up under his presidency, which is kinda cute coming from a guy who refuses to “OK” the Keystone XL Pipeline.)

There may also be some mention of gun control (because all those people who follow gun laws are known for their dangerous tendencies), gay marriage (because that’s a pressing issue for families that have seen their paychecks shrink, energy prices soar, and household wealth decline), and Obamacare (or as millennials seem to view it: the plague).

The White House is also setting up an interactive experience, in a Google + “hangout” (yeah… that’s a thing) for people to “engage” with the White House later in the week. According to NBC, this “says a lot about our media environment – and about the multiple audiences (Congress, diehard backers, independents and casual viewers) he’s trying to reach.” And so continues the President’s preference for campaigning over leading.

This year’s State of the Union speech is likely to be as persuasive as Jimmy Carter’s hostage negotiation skills. The President is increasingly less popular, and has an increasingly obstinate attitude toward the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Barring a surprise Democrat landslide in 2014 (I’ll go back and underscore “surprise” later) Mr. Obama will be faced with bullying his opponents, and stretching the definition of “executive power”.

Tuesday’s State of the Union speech is unlikely to lay out a realistic agenda, or motivate America to suddenly start trusting the same President who promised we could keep our private health insurance. It is likely to bore the sliver of America that chooses to tune in, and insult opponents of the President’s agenda. But, welcome to the real world. When a President spends the majority of his time in office belittling Republicans, and refusing compromise, his words begin to lose their persuasion.

So, enjoy this evening… I hear Netflix has a new documentary out on Mitt Romney. (And you really can’t go wrong with re-runs of Dexter.)


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014elections; politicalcartoon; resident0bama; shovelreadyjobs; sou

1 posted on 01/28/2014 6:49:41 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

How would the sheeple tell the difference?


2 posted on 01/28/2014 6:50:25 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Sheeple, aka ignorant voters won’t


3 posted on 01/28/2014 6:52:05 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yeah. Besides, “what difference does it make at this point?” No reason to get all fired up over a video. Just change the time and date stamps at the bottom of the frame and nobody will notice.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 6:52:36 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Kaslin

The only shovel-ready job Obama ever created is Jay Carney’s.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 6:53:38 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Kaslin
RE :”You won’t be missing a whole lot while you are catching up on Dexter-reruns rather than watching the President repeat his Orwellian promises for the umpteenth time.”

No, it's Me-TV.

6 posted on 01/28/2014 6:54:29 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to citizenship for illegals isa special path')
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To: Kaslin

Sorry, but I’ve got DVDs of Gilligan’s Island to watch tonight.

I want more intellectual stimulation than can be provided by the Quota Boy Dork-O-Dent.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 6:56:14 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: sickoflibs

I would rather be caught watching re-runs of F Troop than watching the fantasy SOTU.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 6:56:22 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: ArtDodger

How about a travelog of the Hawaii vacay and MooseChelle’s birthday bash instead?


9 posted on 01/28/2014 6:57:25 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Kaslin

IMHO, the STATE OF THE OBAMANATION IRON CURTAIN SPEECH tonight will include the following:

* An increase in Federal Wage Control regulation of increased redistribution of taxpayer wealth to the least skilled workers under Obamanation minimum wage control.

* Approval of the XL Pipeline if the evil Republicans will approve of, for an unspecified time, unlimited redistribution of taxpayer wealth as authorized by US President Valerie Jarrett.

* An increase in the total number of illegal alien invaders from Mexico that will receive an increased redistribution of taxpayer wealth and full voting rights.

* An increase in the redistribution of taxpayer wealth given away to the least qualified high school student loan candidates.

* An increase in the redistribution of taxpayer wealth to fund Republican-caused cost overruns to the following essential Obamanation Iron Curtain Programs:
****Obamacare re-education camp style advertising to the Obama-Youth;
****IRS Harassment of the evil Republican enemies of Obamanation;
****NSA spy on your neighbor;
****Benghazi Cover Up hush money to victim witnesses;
****purchase of teleprompters for all Democrat 2014 Federal Candidates;
****purchase of hollow point small arms ammunition for non-military Federal Bureaus;
****and increased manufacturing of Obamanation Barrycades.

* An increase in the redistribution of taxpayer wealth to pay for the cost of the Air Force One trips required after completion of this State of the Obamanation Iron Curtain Speech.

BTW, don’t be an evil Republican and oppose the inevitable Obamanation Iron Curtain, MOVE FORWARD!

It has allowed RINO Boehner to keep his job as Obamacrat Speaker of the House, and it can also keep the food stamps flowing to more and more of the lost Middle Class.

Do not try to build the American Dream for yourself, embrace the Obamanation Iron Curtain, MOVE FORWARD!


10 posted on 01/28/2014 6:57:35 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: nascarnation

I would stoop to watching The Brady Bunch Visits F Troop before visiting the SOTU..


11 posted on 01/28/2014 6:59:21 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: ArtDodger
RE :”I would rather be caught watching re-runs of F Troop than watching the fantasy SOTU.”

F Troop is tough to watch but I do like Hogan's Heroes.

I might tune in to speech for a few minutes.

12 posted on 01/28/2014 7:05:02 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to citizenship for illegals isa special path')
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To: ArtDodger
I would stoop to watching The Brady Bunch Visits F Troop

I loved that episode! - especially the scene where Dabs accidently hits Marcia in the nose with his bugle, and she starts screaming "My nose! My nose!"

13 posted on 01/28/2014 7:10:22 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: ArtDodger

I’ll be watching a more informative and truthful program , The Weather Channel.


14 posted on 01/28/2014 7:12:26 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: GreenHornet

Hornet, there are special doctors who could make a career out of helping you!!


15 posted on 01/28/2014 7:13:46 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: sickoflibs
F Troop is tough to watch but I do like Hogan's Heroes.

Agree wholeheartedly.

When I'm watching HH, I often muse about what it would be like to have a modern version. Would never see the light of day, but I bet there's some comedic gold to be mined vis a vis the Islamists if we weren't such wusses.
16 posted on 01/28/2014 7:19:05 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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17 posted on 01/28/2014 7:21:27 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: chrisser
RE :”When I'm watching HH, I often muse about what it would be like to have a modern version. Would never see the light of day, but I bet there's some comedic gold to be mined vis a vis the Islamists if we weren't such wusses. “

Its amazing how often Hogan is invited to dinner for drinks either in Kinks office or out in the local German town pub.

And everyone speaks English in Nazi Germany. makes it easy to fit in

I also like when they play Gestopo with masks on so they are not recognized by the show regular characters.

18 posted on 01/28/2014 7:24:08 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to citizenship for illegals isa special path')
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To: Kaslin

I think the only ones that will be watching his SOTU speech will be the institutionalized mentally challenged only because they are not able to change the channel.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 7:24:19 AM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: Kaslin

The State Of The Union Address is meant to be like a CEO addressing the shareholders at an Annual Meeting. He should start out by showing and explaining a Balance Sheet and Operating Statement. He should then take questions from the shareholders (in this case the shareholders representatives) about his results.
Obama asked for this job.....twice. He should be able to stand up and account for his results.
Instead, he’ll stand there and congratulate himself and try and distract the country from his horrible performance. And the Democrats in the audience will give him a standing ovation every time he tells a lie.
We wouldn’t get jackasses like this phony, two-bit hustler asking to be President if they had to face being shamed for their poor performance on national television once a year.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 7:27:36 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

I’ve got a ton of cooking shows and crime shows on my DVR for just such an occasion. I won’t have to look at his smug face or listen to his annoying voice tonight. The way things are going, Obumble will sign an executive order making it illegal to turn off the TV when he’s making one of his stupid speeches.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 7:34:32 AM PST by Rainbow Rising ("If America was a house, the left would root for the termites." - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Kaslin
I know this is his fifth one, but since I've never seen any of them, it would be an original Keynan state of the disfunction.

This halfrican, communist, mooselimb, prick, should be impeached, and evicted, then tried for treason, convicted and executed, post haste.

22 posted on 01/28/2014 7:39:13 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Remember when Joe Biden said to him that the presidency is not a subject that can be learned?

He still hasn't learned it and never would no matter how many times he would try.
What he has learned and perfected is how to be a bully and dictator

23 posted on 01/28/2014 7:45:07 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Cannot stand to watch or listen to any word uttered by the “Chief Lie Teller”, POTUS Obama.....period!!! I certainly will not be watching or listening to obama this evening!!!


24 posted on 01/28/2014 7:52:57 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Neither can I, or to any demonrat.

I have plenty of movie DVDs that I could watch. Or I could turn my TV off and read a book instead.

25 posted on 01/28/2014 8:13:33 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: chiefqc
I’ll be watching a more informative and truthful program , The Weather Channel.

Oh, did they fire Heidi Cullen?

26 posted on 01/28/2014 8:29:14 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: sickoflibs
Its amazing how often Hogan is invited to dinner for drinks either in Kinks office or out in the local German town pub.

I often wonder how realistic that is. I'd gather the pub is probably not, but I wouldn't think it would be too far fetched for officers in the Luftwaffe to have somewhat cordial relations with POW officers, at least to a degree. Klink was supposedly from an old guard Prussian family.

I always thought it odd that Hogan was a Colonel. I don't imagine too many of that rank were flying bombing runs over Germany to get shot down. I'm not a expert in WWII history though.
27 posted on 01/28/2014 9:00:35 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser
RE :”I always thought it odd that Hogan was a Colonel. I don't imagine too many of that rank were flying bombing runs over Germany to get shot down. I'm not a expert in WWII history though. “

They never showed how Hogan got there(that I recall), but its easy to imagine he was just another plant sent there to run things since he ran circles around all the German military and police branches.

They could break into the phone lines and imitate anyone.

28 posted on 01/28/2014 9:08:45 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Kaslin

Here. We’ve already got the reruns in a nice package.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDDRiGIUYQo&feature=youtu.be


29 posted on 01/28/2014 9:38:10 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Cyber Liberty

Heidi Cullen is just an armature compared to mac daddy when it come to blowing smoke up everyones butt.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 1:14:19 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

True, but she tried to get all “denier” weathermen fired, so she has to pay a price for that.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 1:33:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Da Coyote
Sorry, but I’ve got DVDs of Gilligan’s Island to watch tonight.

I have other priorities too. I just have to get my sock drawer sorted out tonight.

32 posted on 01/28/2014 1:36:55 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

I finally made my appointment for that root canal I’ve been putting off.


33 posted on 01/28/2014 1:39:12 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

I watching Death Wish Crackdown on new Movies tv network here in SO CAL LOL!


34 posted on 01/29/2014 8:59:07 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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