Skip to comments.Fact Checking the 2014 State of the Union address
Posted on 01/28/2014 8:23:03 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the presidents policies, so context is sometimes missing.
Here is a guide through some of President Obamas more fact-challenged claims, in the order in which he made them. At the end, we also examine one fishy fact in the Republican response. As is our practice with live events, we do not award Pinocchio rankings, which are reserved for complete columns.
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Baloney. They "fact check" every sneeze of a Republican President.
The DC Fishwrap is dissing The 0ne?
Considering that most of what he said can be fact checked on the internet (from reliable sources), I say BS.
They don’t call it the Gray Lady for nothing.
Between her ears is gray matter, than can only see things in shades of gray when it comes to Democrat Presidents.
The Washington comPOST
Since Obama has a more than well deserved reputation for lying about any and all past topics, it would be a good test more mental retardation, the severity of which could be measured by the degree the person believed Obama’s lying-talking.
Was zero’s mouth moving?
If answer is yes, zero is lying.
Actually, if you think about it, in order to distance the next Democrat Presidential candidate from Obama, they’ll have to sooner rather than later start dumping on this clown.
Boy, is that going to be a race rage moment. LOL
The reason the speech will be difficult to fact-check is because it is nothing but qualitative statements wrapped in weaselwords. Written by crooked lawyers, read from a teleprompter by a crooked (ex) lawyer, and delivered to a fawning pack of trained seals.
” weaselwords. Written by crooked lawyers, read from a teleprompter by a crooked (ex) lawyer, and delivered to a fawning pack of trained seals.”
great erudition !
However , the word ‘seals’ ..... How about lemmings ?
Rand had the best response by far. Lee had some substance but Paul delivered it on spot.
The GOP-e was as usual..the poor pity me response.
I wonder how many people watched it? I know I didn’t I never watch the Clown Devil ever.
some Ted Cruz remarks , shortly after
Here’s the full text.
Allen West SOTU response
I wish they’d just catalog the conflicts with his prior positions. Al Qaeda’s no longer “on its last legs”, and he’s now in favor of creating jobs for “burly men”, etc.
They dont call it the Gray Lady for nothing.
New York Times
More fact checking:
I was unsure so I looked up the term in conjunction with the Washington Post, and found enough instances, I thought I had it right. Thanks for the correction.