Skip to comments.Confirmed: Divisive president to deliver “aggressive” SOTU speech
Posted on 02/11/2013 8:23:44 AM PST by Bratch
This doesnt mean it wont be overlong, enervating, and instantly disposable like the last four were, just more peevish than usual. Itll also be an occasion for O to pivot to jobs for the seventh or eighth time in his presidency, which I take it means 15-20 minutes about the middle class and the latest iteration of the Buffett Rule before he gets back to the stuff that really drives him, like banning assault weapons and creating an earned amnesty for illegals.
Emboldened by electoral victory and convinced the GOP is unwilling to cut deals, Obama plans to use his big prime-time address Tuesday night to issue another broad challenge at a Republican Party he regards as vulnerable and divided, Democrats close to Obama say
When POLITICO asked how Obama is approaching the speech compared with his previous State of the Union addresses, a person close to the process of drafting the speech replied with a 2,500-year-old quote from Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu:
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
That strategy could be dangerous. If Obama is perceived as too partisan, hell lose some of his personal popularity, which is the source of his political capital. But congressional Democrats actually fret about the opposite scenario with several senior party aides telling POLITICO they fear Obama will fold on key issues, like entitlement cuts, if the GOP decides to bargain with him.
He wont lose popularity, or at least not because of this. One of Obamas few real rhetorical gifts is his knack for dumping on opponents stridently while not sounding strident. Hes always cultivated a cool-headed, above-the-fray, adult in the room image it was key to his post-partisan shtick circa 2008 and he does a solid job of maintaining it for the benefit of low-information voters who dont follow politics closely day to day. Therell be plenty of we are one America in this speech to cushion the Republicans are destroying America verbiage, and thatll work just fine for casual watchers. Plus, if he throws some red meat to the left, he can count on some flattering post-speech coverage no matter how dull the proceedings get. Theres already buzz in political media about him taking on climate change tomorrow night. Thatll go nowhere in Congress, but luckily the press has had a revelation about the benefits of unilateral executive action since he took office.
Heres Rand Paul previewing the tea-party rebuttal to Os speech and addressing his perceived rivalry with Rubio. Exit question: Does Obamas aggressiveness give Rubio more room for counter-aggression in the GOP response? Per Politico, With Obama signaling a more confrontational approach, Rubio has apparently scrapped his first draft and settled on a tougher tack, according to former Bush administration operative Nicolle Wallace, appearing on ABCs This Week.
I don’t care who gives the GOP response, as long as they start firing the h*ll back.
I won’t be watching, I won’t be looking at “highlights” on youtube, I won’t acknowledge it even happened. I know everything I need to know about this less than human mass of tyranny and treachery. There’s nothing new to learn.
I agree with you albie!
Will he use some of his time to justify his position as Executioner in Chief?
You can make that 2 of us. I will not watch this monster lie and ridicule the people. He is a demon and we already know what he will say.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Typical Obama speech: “Of course we need oil and gas ...(crickets) ....
BUT we’re not going to allow murderous thieving Big Oil to rape our children, despoil our land, and burn the Earth to a cinder, so we are going to insist on common sense reasonable restrictions for health, safety, economic justice, Global Warming, on and on (thunderous dem applause).”
IOW, no oil.
Next, “Of course we need a robust national defense.... BUT ....
"Tonight I am NOT speaking to 47% of Americans. You who comprise this group are, in addition to being hard core marxists, socialists, fascists, and anarchists, Democrat low information voters who have re-elected a communist muslim who fraudulently assumed the position of president of the United States in 2008. You are the union thugs, the people using food stamps to buy cigarettes and beer while your children starve. You are the shiftless, the eternal welfare recipients, the takers who have now broken the backs of we who support your decadence.
Tonight you have just heard a speech that could well have been given by Joseph Stalin, a communist dictator who killed tens of millions of his own people. You have chosen a fraud to run your country. His entire life has been a lie and a fabrication for the expressed goal of destroying the United States of America. You, the whiners, the complainers, the malingerers, the political elite are responsible for this destruction. You have stolen our country from the makers who built the greatest nation in the history of the world.
You are tonight being put on notice. We, the rightful owners of this country will NOT allow you, the filthy human excrement that you are, to take this country from us. There will be a price to pay, and WE do not intend to pay it. You have subverted and destroyed the Constitution, you have recklessly spent this country into financial oblivion, you have weakened our sovereignty and destroyed our national borders. But no more! You and this fraudulent tyrant you elected through your sheer stupidity and unbounded arrogance are now on notice. We will not give up our nation without a fight!
Me, me, me, me. Barry warming up for the STOTU.
Yeah, the problem is Romney. Enjoy the SOTU ....
Yes, you’re right! Prager did a good analysis of Obama’s Inaugural Address here:
The Obama Inaugural Address
Then slyfox has an interesting idea in post #7 about what Obama does with his speech...a sort of hypnosis:
FUBO! I won’t be watching. He’s not my president so I couldn’t care less what he has to say. I’m setting up for the Galt route anyway.
I would only watch the “Republican response” if it was done by Dr. Benjamin Carson, Allen West or Sarah Palin.
If they had any stones, the pubbies should get up and walk out, starting with Boehner (in full view of a camera) I’d pay money to see it. Sure would pour cold water on his aggressive speech, wouldn’t it?
TY for those links.
Not familiar with the doctor, but definitely on the other two. Or someone like Tom Sowell or Dennis Prager. Not a typical Republican politician type.
They should not get up and walk out. They should stay away in the first place. Why would any self-respecting conservative expose themselves to this fraud?
Yeah, I’d love to see it. Frankly I even be happy if he just gave him the middle finger while he was speaking.
The ONLY chance of my watching this would be if someone told me the asteroid due to pass by on Friday had in fact been nudged to land on Pennsylvania Avenue on tuesday evening around 9PM EST.
Democrats do way better at sticking together on delivering talking points than Republicans do.
Republicans talking points should be about making Obama sound unreasonable, claiming that Obama is creating each crisis, pointing out that he is failing to get resolution bills passed because of his weak leadership and his 'I must always get all the toys' ego, and that he is non-stop campaigning and vacationing instead of working.
Certainly on taxes that should be easy.
Have you noticed that while Hillary and Obama were filmed watching the attack on Bin Laden neither will admit being around when Bengazi was attacked? Obama was off campaigning at the time, as Hillary screeches : "What difference does it make....?", OH, that bitchy fat wrinkled Hillary is so adored by the masses.....I wonder who Bill is living with now, not that Jabba the Hutt.
I won’t be watching, either. I’m sure there will be plenty of articles later that give an efficient synopsis of all of the lies and such, without having to listen to all of the fake applause, the excessive use of “uh”, “me” and “I”, stammers, pauses, etc. that drag out what should be a 20 minute speech.
On Sunday evening, I DVR’d Downton Abbey, and this will be the perfect opportunity to watch that recording.
Why on earth spend a nano-second watching this liar?
I am sure some more productive time could be spent, oh I don’t know, sorting your sock drawer, cleaning your fingernails or in the spirit of the event, some anal bleaching. (sorry if that offends anyone but when I think of that POS that is the area of the body which immediately comes to mind)
To listen to a liar only gives his voice a sounding board. He is an American hating vermin and the sooner he is out of office along with this progressive Marxists the better. I trust he will be gone before his term as ended as if not, the damage he will do may be beyond repair.
I would not object to bulldozing the White House after his departure and rebuilding it as no amount of industrial solvent will remove the stain he has imposed on this country.
Spending the time on the toilet would be more productive than wasting one second listening to the Marxist POS.
Obama and his elite government are at war with America. We have known that since he was a Senator. Why would we expect anything less than an aggressive and divisive speech?
i don’t need this incompetent, lying, muslim-foreigner telling me how rosey the next four years will be...my dislike for this pos is unmeasurable....needless to say, Iwon’t be watching either...
When has odumbo not been a confrontational jerk? I mean really, his antics in a school situation would result in a daily a%%-whuppin’.
I’ll vote for you!
I’ll ignore this speech just as I did the previous ones. Seeing or hearing that Creep leads to sensory overloads and nausea.
It leads to high blood pressure for me. Even knowing already that he’s an evil liar, watching the evil liar in action is too much. Knowing that this wouldn’t be happening if a majority of this nation weren’t stupid selfish lazy greedy parasitical takers is stroke-inducing. All I can do is make sure that anything I produce can’t be confiscated and turned over to them. I’d rather they starved first, and that’s the truth.
PARA-MILITARY OBAMA DEMOCRATS ARE ON THE MARCH ---- A SAD RELIC OF THE CIVIL WAR Once they get a little power---the Dems go nuts.
STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE Post-Civil War Northern carpetbaggers were prominent in Southern politics until 1875, but nearly all left under pressure from white paramilitary organizations----then-described as "the military arm of the Democratic Party"-----working openly to violently overthrow Republican rule, using intimidation and assassination to turn Republicans out of office and suppress free former-slaves from voting.
The Republican sheriff of Yazoo, Mississippi, received a brief flurry of national attention when insurgent white Democrats took over the county government and forced him to flee. (WIKI)
FREEPER ACTION MEMO In 1875, Hiram Revels, a Mississippi Republican--and the first African-American US Senator--wrote to then-Pres Ulysses S. Grant denouncing Northern invaders into the post-Civil War south for manipulating the Black vote for personal benefit, and for keeping alive wartime hatreds. (WIKI)
We need to get someone with integrity----like Cong Allen West (not reelected)----- to write letters to his colleagues, and to the media.
Cong West needs to do the following:
(1) decry the agitation and intimidation tactics being used by para-military Democrats,
(2) expose hatemongering being used for personal gain,
(3) emphasize the illegalities WRT threatening free people and businesses, and,
(4) precpitate investigations into Democrat tactics; using govt authority and govt resources fraudulently.
The self-serving progs live in a dark place----they know only (1) the govt as enforcer, and, (2) the individual to be crushed.
Whereas Conservatives are strongly united by love of country----united by a dynamic force of issue-centered groups, associations, churches, military, tea parties, prayer groups, gun pwners, the power of the internet and web sites.......
.......as well as powerful organizing issues----patriotism, gun ownership, pro-lifers, religious freedom/1st amendment.........and on, and on, and on.
Obama's forces of evil refuse to recognize constitutional freedoms. They refuse to adhere to the hallmarks of a democracy---in-place constitutional guarantees.
The Founders escaped foreign domination and endured horrendous deprivation----they structured our govt to protect the citizenry from tyrants and oppression. The safeguards are there----they merely have to be mobilized.......by we, the people.
NOW WHAT? We are in the best position vis a vis the Dem/Prog/Obamanations. That's why we win, they lose. Conservatives alone have the sheer manpower to conduct democratically-inspired sabotage at every point. Hold up every bill, refuse to fund anything, filibuster Reid's filibuster, investigate, and so on.
The press fell for that image because they wanted to fall for something that made him larger than life. Of course they also fell for John Edwards and every other dem no matter how creepy...