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Confirmed: Divisive president to deliver “aggressive” SOTU speech
Hot Air ^ | February 11, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 02/11/2013 8:23:44 AM PST by Bratch

This doesn’t mean it won’t be overlong, enervating, and instantly disposable like the last four were, just more peevish than usual. It’ll 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, he’ll 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 won’t lose popularity, or at least not because of this. One of Obama’s few real rhetorical gifts is his knack for dumping on opponents stridently while not sounding strident. He’s 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 don’t follow politics closely day to day. There’ll be plenty of “we are one America” in this speech to cushion the “Republicans are destroying America” verbiage, and that’ll 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. There’s already buzz in political media about him taking on climate change tomorrow night. That’ll go nowhere in Congress, but luckily the press has had a revelation about the benefits of unilateral executive action since he took office.

Here’s Rand Paul previewing the tea-party rebuttal to O’s speech and addressing his perceived rivalry with Rubio. Exit question: Does Obama’s 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 ABC’s ‘This Week.’”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; bhosotu; obama; rino; rubio
If Nicholle Wallace has access to Mario Rubio's inner circle, I don't want him anywhere near the levers of power in the Republican party.
1 posted on 02/11/2013 8:23:52 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

I don’t care who gives the GOP response, as long as they start firing the h*ll back.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 8:32:40 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Bratch

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.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 8:40:20 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: albie

I agree with you albie!


4 posted on 02/11/2013 8:41:24 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Bratch

Will he use some of his time to justify his position as Executioner in Chief?


5 posted on 02/11/2013 8:43:02 AM PST by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: albie

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.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 8:43:11 AM PST by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Bratch
FLASHBACK: Ms. Wallace and her spouse PUT Obama in by
attacking Gov. Palin -- when the GOP team were ahead --
on the eve of Election 2008.

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."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s 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 Romney’s 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 Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



7 posted on 02/11/2013 8:45:26 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: beaversmom

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 ....


8 posted on 02/11/2013 8:48:38 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Bratch
My Rebuttal Speech

"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!

9 posted on 02/11/2013 8:52:02 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Bratch

Me, me, me, me. Barry warming up for the STOTU.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 8:52:36 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Diogenesis

Yeah, the problem is Romney. Enjoy the SOTU ....


11 posted on 02/11/2013 8:53:12 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

Yes, you’re right! Prager did a good analysis of Obama’s Inaugural Address here:

The Obama Inaugural Address
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2983025/posts

Then slyfox has an interesting idea in post #7 about what Obama does with his speech...a sort of hypnosis:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2983025/posts#7


12 posted on 02/11/2013 8:55:07 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Bratch

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.


13 posted on 02/11/2013 8:58:06 AM PST by jersey117
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To: beaversmom

I would only watch the “Republican response” if it was done by Dr. Benjamin Carson, Allen West or Sarah Palin.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 8:58:32 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: Bratch

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?


15 posted on 02/11/2013 8:59:08 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: beaversmom

TY for those links.


16 posted on 02/11/2013 9:01:07 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: albie

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.


17 posted on 02/11/2013 9:01:22 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: SueRae

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?


18 posted on 02/11/2013 9:10:33 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: SueRae

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.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 9:11:04 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Bratch; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; GOPJ; ...
RE :”He won’t lose popularity, or at least not because of this. One of Obama’s few real rhetorical gifts is his knack for dumping on opponents stridently while not sounding strident. He’s 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 don’t follow politics closely day to day. There’ll be plenty of “we are one America” in this speech to cushion the “Republicans are destroying America” verbiage, and that’ll 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. There’s already buzz in political media about him taking on climate change tomorrow night. That’ll go nowhere in Congress, but luckily the press has had a revelation about the benefits of unilateral executive action since he took office.”

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.

20 posted on 02/11/2013 9:11:24 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: albie

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.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 9:14:25 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: Bratch
Ah, the good 'ol days.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 9:30:05 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Bratch

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.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 9:33:10 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer
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)

Spending the time on the toilet would be more productive than wasting one second listening to the Marxist POS.

24 posted on 02/11/2013 9:36:31 AM PST by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: Bratch

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?


25 posted on 02/11/2013 9:38:31 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: Bratch

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...


26 posted on 02/11/2013 9:51:54 AM PST by little-e ("It's a great day for hockey." Badger Bob Johnson..)
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To: Bratch

When has odumbo not been a confrontational jerk? I mean really, his antics in a school situation would result in a daily a%%-whuppin’.


27 posted on 02/11/2013 9:55:58 AM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Doc Savage

I’ll vote for you!


28 posted on 02/11/2013 10:11:29 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Bratch

I’ll ignore this speech just as I did the previous ones. Seeing or hearing that Creep leads to sensory overloads and nausea.


29 posted on 02/11/2013 11:02:02 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

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.


30 posted on 02/11/2013 11:11:14 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: sickoflibs; Bratch; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; GOPJ
He won’t lose popularity, or at least not because of this. One of Obama’s few real rhetorical gifts is his knack for dumping on opponents stridently while not sounding strident. He’s 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 don’t follow politics closely day to day. There’ll be plenty of “we are one America” in this speech to cushion the “Republicans are destroying America” verbiage, and that’ll work just fine for casual watchers.


31 posted on 02/11/2013 12:36:06 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: All
Obama to deliver “aggressive” SOTU speech? Hope he doesnt forget to wear his dress blues, chest medals and ceremonial sword (/snix).....and dont miss Mrs O in her diamond tiara.

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.

32 posted on 02/11/2013 3:54:04 PM PST by Liz
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To: All
Demonrats are giddy with success. Ohaha sees himself----and his secular/welfare/socialist/union coalition----dominating public life. But tyranny and grandiosity have a very short shelf life.....as history shows.

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.

33 posted on 02/11/2013 3:55:21 PM PST by Liz
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
He’s always cultivated a cool-headed, above-the-fray, “adult in the room” image — it was key to his post-partisan shtick circa 2008...

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...

34 posted on 02/12/2013 11:15:52 AM PST by GOPJ ( Illegal immigrants: violent boorish party crashers. Send them home, call police - make them leave.)
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