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  • Video: Sen. Joni Ernst delivers GOP rebuttal to Obama’s SOTU

    01/21/2015 7:24:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    First, let it be known that I am on the record many times declaring the tradition of the State of the Union and the State of the Union response as the worst monsters of democracy. I swear I would vote for anyone who promised to go back to sending a letter to Congress.If the SOTU is a dry, boring, laundry list of impossible goals and partisan cheap shots, the SOTU response is an even bleaker task. It has famously tripped up many a comer—Republicans more than Democrats, not because Democrats are any better but because the press is much...
  • Why 3 Supreme Court Justices Didn’t Attend the State of the Union

    01/21/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · by South40 · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 20 JAN 2015 | Tessa Berenson
    The wording in the Constitution is simple and straightforward: the President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” There's nothing in there about the Supreme Court justices and, accordingly, there's nothing simple and straightforward about their attendance. This year, six justices were in attendance, while three of the most conservative members of the court, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito were noticeably absent. In the modern era, custom has held that the justices would show up in their official robes and sit impassively. But in recent years, they've become...
  • Last Night [Email from nobama touting his stellar performance at the SOTU]

    01/21/2015 7:50:50 AM PST · by upchuck · 9 replies
    email | Jan 21, 2015 | nobama
    Last night, I spoke directly with the American people about what I believe we can get done together this year. My priorities are strengthening the middle class and ensuring our economy is rebounding for the whole country, not just the powerful few. I laid out a vision of middle-class economics, to help build on the progress of the past six years and make sure American families can get ahead in the 21st century. That means fighting to expand paid sick leave, helping any student willing to work hard get an affordable education, and cutting taxes for middle-class families ​by eliminating...
  • Obama proposes law that already exists

    01/21/2015 8:00:57 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 21, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    President Barack Obama shamed Congress in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night to pass legislation that already exists. Apparently not briefed by his secretary of labor and attorney general, Obama announced: "That's why this Congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work. Really. It's 2015. It's time." But it was June 10, 1963 when Congress passed “The Equal Pay Act of 1963,” which can be found at 29 U.S.C. § 206(d). It says: (d) Prohibition of sex discrimination (1) No employer...
  • SOTU 2015: Obama Shines Like a "Million Points of Spite"

    01/21/2015 8:08:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-21-2015 | MOTUS
    Well that was a spectacle to end all; words fail me. Butt not Big Guy, his words – and he had plenty of them – shined like a million points of spite. I was up all night trying to figure out how best to summarize the SOTU for those of you who were too busy to watch it for yourself. Succinctly: it was 50 pounds of bullshit crammed into a 1 pound doggie poo bag. Butt before getting into any of the insignificant points of the speech allow me to comment on a couple of the more superficial aspects of the...
  • Nine BIG Lies Obama Told In His State Of The Union Speech

    01/21/2015 8:39:18 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 34 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Relaxed and defiant are a few of the adverbs used by the mainstream media to describe the President’s 2015 State of the Union address. I have some adverbs of my own, but those words aren’t part of my vocabulary… Apparently, Barack Obama missed the midterm elections, and decided to continue to beat the drum of me, myself, and I am awesome… blah, blah, blah. Six years of the same old, same old. He did make a few Pinocchios though. Actually a lot of them. Here’s nine of my favorite big whoppers from the evening… 1. “Better politics isn’t one where...
  • Obama, in 2015 State of the Union, says crisis has passed and takes credit

    01/21/2015 8:56:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | Ricky Carioti
    ( U.S. President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up to Secretary of State John Kerry (R) as he departs after concluding his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.) President Obama, who took office six years ago amid a historic recession and two U.S. wars, declared unequivocally Tuesday that the nation had clawed its way out of those dire straits, praising Americans for their resilience but also pointedly taking credit for leading the way. “America, for all that we’ve endured; for all the grit and hard work required to...
  • Inhofe Calls Obama’s Climate Agenda A ‘Wealth Redistribution Scheme’

    01/21/2015 9:13:38 AM PST · by yoe · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe criticized President Barack Obama’s doubling down on fighting global warming Tuesday night, arguing that the president’s planned climate regulations was simply “a wealth redistribution scheme.” “Why the pain for no gain?” Inhofe asked in a rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union speech. ”As The Wall Street Journal put it when reporting on just one of the president’s many climate regulations, this is a wealth redistribution scheme being imposed by the president through the EPA.” “This is the real climate agenda the president chose not to address tonight. It is no wonder because it would...
  • Ratings: State of the Union Dips vs. 2014

    01/21/2015 9:16:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    TVLine ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Matt Webb Mitovich
    The Big 4’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s Sate of the Union address on Tuesday night amassed 19.4 million total viewers, down 6 percent from a year ago. Last year’s SOTU went on to total 33.3 million viewers with cable coverage folded in, marking a 14-year low.
  • Just so you know: Obama’s ‘middle class economics’ means wealth redistribution

    01/21/2015 9:31:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/21/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Last thing we need is to elect another income redistributionist who is even less qualified for the presidency than Obama Nothing actually happened in the news last night, but there was a speech by a guy who likes to make them in lieu of actually governing. A lot of people watched it for whatever reason. The State of the Union address hasn’t been a serious exercise in governance for a long time - if it ever was. The Constitution mandates that the president must from time to time report to Congress on the state of the union. It doesn’t mandate...
  • Huffington Post Publishes Laughable 'Scoop' About Ted Cruz SOTU Response

    01/21/2015 9:50:28 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Stop the presses! The Huffington Post has an incredible scoop about Ted Cruz's response to Obama's State Of The Union address last night. Your expectations will be understandably high when you see the headline they placed on the story: The Ted Cruz Speech He Did Not Want You To See. So what horror did Cruz commit in his speech that he "Did Not Want You To See?" Did he accidentally agree with Obama's tax and spend policies? Or perhaps he let out with a profane curse? Nope. Watch the video for yourself and it will put you in mind of...
  • Obama in State of Union: Same-Sex Marriage is ‘America at Its Best’

    01/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2015 - 9:07 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When he was running for president seven years ago, and appearing in a nationally televised forum held by a Christian pastor at a Christian church, Barack Obama said he believed that marriage was a “sacred union” that was “between a man and a woman.” On Tuesday night, in his State of the Union Address, Obama said that legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States is one of the things he has seen that represents “America at its best.” …
  • Woman Showcased by Obama in SOTU is a Former Democratic Campaign Staffer

    01/21/2015 10:00:44 AM PST · by tje · 35 replies
    The Beacon ^ | January 21, 2015 12:07 pm | Brent Scher
    The woman whose story of economic recovery was showcased by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address is a former Democratic campaign staffer and has been used by Obama for political events in the past. Rebekah Erler has been presented by the White House as a woman who was discovered by the president after she wrote to him last March about her economic hardships. She was showcased in the speech as proof that middle class Americans are coming forward to say that Obama’s policies are working. Unmentioned in the White House bio of Erler is that she...
  • A State Of Illusion

    01/21/2015 10:23:07 AM PST · by xuberalles · 11 replies
    Self | 1/21/15 | Me
    “The shadow of crisis has passed and the State of the Union is strong!” May I digress, Mr. President? Workforce participation is at an anemic 62% (the lowest since Jimmy Carter), a record 12 million Americans have dropped out of the workforce equation (thus the fictional 5.6 jobless rate), black unemployment is the highest in 30 years and black home ownership is at its lowest level in 20 years, welfare recipients have nearly doubled to 47 million since 2008, median household income has dropped by $4,000, the national debt has skyrocketed by 7.5 trillion dollars – more than the first...
  • Obama assails Supreme Court

    01/21/2015 11:12:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    A day after snubbing liberal activists who were pushing for tougher campaign-finance regulations, President Obama took a swipe at the Supreme Court Wednesday for its “wrong” ruling five years ago on the issue. “Five years ago, a Supreme Court ruling allowed big companies – including foreign corporations – to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence our elections,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “The Citizens United decision was wrong, and it has caused real harm to our democracy.” The president said it was time to “reverse” the trend of unlimited spending on political ads by third parties, but he...
  • Obama at SOU Asks You - "Do We Accept an Economy Where Only the Few will do Spectacularly Well?"

    01/21/2015 12:15:44 PM PST · by dobbyman · 52 replies
    State of the Union Speech on Jan 20 2015 | President Obama
    In the State of Union speech last night, Obama introduces the idea - - "we should choose who do we want to be in the next 15 years..." Shortly followed by Obama's Important Question to us all: - "Do we accept an economy where only a FEW will do SPECTACULARLY WELL?" But haven't most of us bought a LOTTERY Ticket and enjoy when there is a $100,000,000 Lottery Winner - hoping we win next time? Haven't we always accepted: - Professional Star Sport Players like Michael Jordan making $10,000,000 a year and more - Movie Stars being Multi-millionaires - Movie...
  • Gallup: Obama Plummets to Lowest Annual Approval Rating Ever [Crazy!?]

    01/21/2015 12:37:15 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/20/2015 | John Blosser
    With six years down and just two left in which to build a legacy, President Barack Obama has posted his lowest-ever average annual approval rating. A Gallup poll finds that Obama, in the one-year period between Jan. 20, 2014, and Monday, posted an approval average of just 42.6 percent. During their sixth year in office, Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon showed their lowest approval rating as well, with the sixth-year approval rating of every president since 1945 averaging just 45.5 percent, Politico notes. President George W. Bush tapped out the lowest at 37.3 percent, while President Bill...
  • Obama's State of Disunion

    01/21/2015 12:55:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama is either the most cynical man in Washington today, or the blindest.That is the only conclusion one can reach after being subjected to his 2015 State of the Union Address."You know, just over a decade ago, I gave a speech in Boston where I said there wasn't a liberal America, or a conservative America," Obama recounted. "Over the past six years, the pundits have pointed out more than once that my presidency hasn't delivered on this vision," Obama continued. "How ironic, they say, that our politics seems more divided than ever." At this point, even a slightly more honest or self-aware politician...
  • Obama's Tax on Stay-At-Home Moms

    01/21/2015 1:03:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    resident Obama's disrespect for motherhood has manifested itself in policies ranging from support for same-sex marriage to defense of a form of abortion that involves forcing a baby into a drug-induced premature delivery and then leaving that little one to die. When it comes to the most vulnerable and innocent human beings -- those for whom great mothers have great hearts -- Obama has a heart of stone. It is demonstrably true that he does not believe a child has a right to a mother or a need for a mother. If he did, he could not support same-sex marriages...
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • SOTU Fact Check: College Is Less Affordable And Students Are Billions In Debt

    01/21/2015 1:19:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    In his State of the Union Tuesday night, President Obama claimed his "middle-class economics" would help make college more affordable. But after six years in office, his policies have only made college more expensive.When Obama first came into office, the average tuition for a four year in state college was $6,591. Today, it is $9139, a 38 percent increase. The growth in tuition for private schools was even higher.Meanwhile, house hold median income has fallen from  $54,059 when Obama took office to $51,939 today. So college tuition has gone up while income has fallen. That is the opposite of making college more affordable.So...
  • Rep. Steve King calls Obama’s SOTU guest a ‘deportable’

    01/21/2015 1:19:24 PM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Janauary 21, 2015 | Aliyah Frumin
    Republican Rep. Steve King, a vehement opponent of immigration reform, created waves shortly before President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night when he characterized one of the commander-in-chief’s guests as “a deportable.” “Obama perverts ‘prosecutorial discretion’ by inviting a deportable to sit in place of honor at #SOTU w/1st Lady,” the Iowa lawmaker tweeted. “I should sit with Alito,” he added, referring to conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.[snip]King, considered a political powerbroker of sorts in the state, is known for his strident remarks against immigration reforms.
  • SOTU - C (Barf Alert, sort of)

    01/21/2015 1:47:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Rich Galen
    Overall: This was not Barack Obama's best speech. It was modest in its scope and scale; it was almost desultory in its delivery; it was as if the President wanted to take a victory lap just two months, two weeks, and two days after getting blitzed in the mid-term elections on November 4. About ten minutes in, I was thinking "If everything is so hunky-dory why did the Democrats get hammered so badly at every level, from U.S. Senate to State Representative?" Maybe he should have given this speech on November 3. What is this whole State of the Union...
  • Why I Didn't Watch the Obama State of the Union Show (Long article)

    01/21/2015 2:23:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I never thought, I mean, I thought I might get close to it. I never thought the day would come where I did what I did last night. I did not watch. I did not turn it on. I didn't have the State of the Union on with the sound down. I didn't have a channel on where you could see the State of the Union. I today am a proud member of the low-information crowd. I didn't watch it. And don't get worried now, folks, because I know what some of you are probably thinking, some of you...
  • Star Tribune Fails to Reveal Local Woman Featured at SOTU Was Democrat Operative

    01/21/2015 2:31:16 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    What a sweet story. A local struggling mom writes a letter to the President and she gets not only a lunch meeting with him but later gets featured in his State Of The Union speech. A very touching story about a regular woman...who "coincidentally" was a Democrat operative. However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune very "mysteriously" left this very important fact out of the story about her written by Allison Sherry. This prominent background fact was not exactly hidden from view. Ms Sherry could have googled the woman in question, Rebekah Erler, and found a Reuters artcle from last June that...
  • Luke Russert: Joni Ernst ‘Was a Pig Farmer Around This Time Last Year’

    01/21/2015 2:35:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | January 20, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Choice of Ernst about personality, not policy. Congressional correspondent Luke Russert said on MSNBC Tuesday that freshman Sen. Joni Ernst was a pig farmer this time last year and marveled that she is now she is giving the rebuttal to the president’s State of the Union address. “That is an extraordinary rise in politics right there,” Russert told Joy Ann Reid. Russert said that Ernst is emblematic of what the GOP wants to be. “That is what you’ll see her do tonight, sell her personality as a war veteran and somebody who was a pig farmer around this time last...
  • Obama Used Former Democrat Staffer as Fake "Real Person" in Speech

    01/21/2015 2:42:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Snerdley, I forget, did you watch this or not? (interruption) You did not. They had this woman up -- they always do, some hero sitting next to Michelle (My Belle), the first lady, or a series of people that are heroic. (interruption) What was that you said? (interruption) No, not the illegal woman. This is a woman who had a hard, tough life, and she just had overcome all kinds of obstacles. It was a testament to the American spirit. I mean, she got an excrement sandwich in her life every which way she turned. In fact, if you...
  • Obama's State of Delusion Address - Biblical Perspective

    01/21/2015 3:09:16 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    My dear friends, we as "Christians first and conservatives second" continually offer great solutions, ideas and suggestions based in TRUTH and REALITY to our nation which would bring ETERNAL liberty (John 1:12, 8:32,36), fiscal soundness and relief, moral and social healing and the restitution of liberty until the Lord comes, but tragically these truths and suggestions - which are rooted and based on Almighty God's Word and moral absolutes - are scoffed and slandered at as evil by the majority of Americans, the GOP and Progressive Democratic Party (Isa. 5:20). In light of the moral relativistic, decadent and lawless mindset...
  • Joan Walsh - State of the GOP is broken: I thought Joni Ernst was bad. Then I watched Ted Cruz

    01/21/2015 4:55:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | January 21, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Watching Sen. Joni Ernst Tuesday night, I found myself thinking: If there’s a GOP establishment, it must consist of secret Democrats, because they so reliably sabotage their rising stars by assigning them the reply to President Obama’s annual State of the Union address, way before they’re ready. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. Marco Rubio moved from 2016 contenders to punch lines in moments. Ernst seemed headed the same way, with her robotic sing-song delivery and her head-scratching anecdotes about bread bags on her shoes and working the biscuit lines at Hardees. She was clearly working to show voters that she’s...
  • Obama economy “success” story woman in SOTU was a Democrat activist retread

    01/21/2015 5:15:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I think we’ve come to expect some “retreads” over the years when it comes to political speeches. After all, the two parties only have so many original ideas between them (that being a vanishingly small number as it is) and they have to keep recycling the same material over and over. With that in mind, we can almost forgive the President for going back to the well and trotting out some of the Democrat classics like taxing the rich, paying fast food workers twenty bucks an hour and closing Gitmo. But what we aren’t always treated to is a case...
  • State of the Union Television Ratings Drop to 15-Year Low

    01/21/2015 4:23:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 21, 2015
    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew the second-lowest television viewership in 15 years. According to Nielsen data, 31.7 million viewers watched Tuesday night's prime-time address on broadcast and cable networks. That's the lowest television viewership for a State of the Union address since President Bill Clinton's final speech.
  • White House Drops ‘News’ from Fox News Placeguards at State of the Union Lunch

    01/20/2015 2:24:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/20/15 | Brendan Bordelon
    It was a subtler snub than the Obama administration’s 2009 claim that Fox News was “a wing of the Republican party.” But that didn’t stop Fox anchor Shepard Smith from calling out the White House for slighting the news network at Tuesday’s State of the Union lunch. Smith spent much of his on-air news hour waxing poetic about the lunch, which President Obama held in order to lay out his policy proposals before a small group of influential news anchors. But at the end of his broadcast, the Fox anchor pointed out a minor — but almost certainly intentional —...
  • Get Ready: President Obama’s State of the Union Address is Two Days Away

    01/19/2015 4:05:11 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 46 replies
    White House ^ | January 18, 2015 03:30 PM EST | Jenna Brayton
    Two days from today on Tuesday, January 20, President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union address to the American people. This will be the sixth year President Obama has given a State of the Union speech, and each year, President Obama and his staff have spent weeks getting ready for the big night. But the State of the Union was not always the way we picture it today. Article Two of the Constitution mandates that the president compose an annual State of the Union message, but it does not state that the president must deliver that message...
  • Cancel the State of the Union

    01/18/2015 7:41:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of the Union address and prepare for something humbler, like the Super Bowl. President Barack Obama has been doing his best to make a low-news event a no-news event, by traveling the country unveiling the sort of programs presidents normally use the speech to unveil: free community college, paid job leaves, universal broadband access and more. By...
  • Obama's Sneak Peek at Guests for State of the Union

    01/17/2015 8:17:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 17, 2015
    President Barack Obama is giving a sneak peek at some of the people he's invited to this year's State of the Union address. Obama delivers the address on Tuesday. Typically, the White House invites people whose personal stories illustrate themes in the president's speech. They sit with the first lady.
  • Pro-Life Senator Joni Ernst Will Deliver Response to Obama’s State of the Union

    01/15/2015 6:45:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/15/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The top republicans in Congress have tapped pro-life Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa to deliver the GOP response to pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address next week. “Sen. Ernst brings a unique perspective to the Senate. She is a mother, a soldier and an independent leader who serves in Washington because Americans voted for change in the last election, and Joni understands that middle-class Americans want Congress to get back to work and that they want Washington to get refocused on their concerns, instead of those of the political class,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in...
  • Joni Ernst to deliver GOP response to State of the Union

    01/15/2015 3:05:12 PM PST · by hlmencken3 · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    HERSHEY, Pa. — Republican congressional leaders announced Thursday that they had picked one of their newly elected members, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, to deliver the party’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week... Mr. McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, made the announcement at the House and Senate Republican policy retreat... The selection of Mrs. Ernst ruffled environmentalists, who oppose her views on climate change... Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/15/joni-ernst-deliver-gop-response-state-union/#ixzz3OvyXcXjD Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Obama's State of the Union Sales Tour

    01/05/2015 9:06:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    resident Obama will travel to three cities this week where he will offer a preview of his January 20th State of the Union address.In Detroit on Wednesday, Obama will celebrate the end of the "auto rescue" which he claims saved one million auto industry jobs and is responsible for the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States. Obama will make no mention that his bailout of General Motors and Chrysler cost taxpayers $16 billion according to the latest Troubled Asset Relief Program Inspector General's report. On Thursday, Obama will travel to Phoenix where he will claim his administration's Home Affordable Modification Program is responsible...
  • Obama Will Trumpet Economic Recovery in State of the Union Runup

    01/03/2015 2:30:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    time.com ^ | Jan.3, 2014 | Zeke J Miller
    The President will head to Detroit, Phoenix and Tennessee next week, touting economic growth under his administration Two weeks before he is set to deliver the State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama will embark on a tour to highlight the nation’s economic progress and preview his agenda for the coming year. The White House said Obama will trumpet the recovery of the nation’s automotive sector in a speech in the Detroit area on Wednesday, just one day after the new Republican-controlled Congress holds its first meetings of 2015.
  • Coming Soon!.2015 State Of The Union Address.How Will Obama Explain 2014?

    12/30/2014 4:00:33 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 46 replies
    Here we go again!,so what will Obama open up the next SOTU Address with? Record Stock Market & 5.4 Unemployment? We go through this every year. And after each SOTU Address we all discuss and/or make a list of the issues Obama "Forgot To Bring Up".Has he ever brought up the debt? Has he ever brought up the never-ending violence/terrorism in Europe/Africa? Hey! Maybe this time he will bring up Al Sharpton and Bill Deblasio! 2014 should go down in history as the year we were all exposed to never-ending lies and scandals from the left! And this time, It...
  • Is It Over, and We Just Don’t Know It?

    02/11/2014 5:51:49 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 87 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2-10-2014 | Tom Blumer
    Historians have a tough time agreeing on many of the turning points in ancient history. One of them, in light of events during the past several years and the tone of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on January 28, seems particularly relevant. (snip) There’s little doubt that the United States of America has reached a point where, relatively unhampered by legislative or judicial barriers, its president and his bureaucracy exceed the limits of the nation’s Constitution “as a matter of course.” They in turn are quietly but effectively under the control of our “independent” central bank. Decades...
  • State of the Union 2014

    01/30/2014 10:47:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Suppose a president of the United States delivered a State of the Union address and nobody cared? Isn't that what happened Tuesday night when the increasingly irrelevant -- and, yes, boring Barack Obama -- droned on about predictable things in a predictable way? We have been forced to listen to him so many times (often several times in a single day) that it could qualify as cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Constitution. One of the problems with political speech is that it exists in its own world and creates its own standards. Politicians measure their policies according...
  • Krauthammer Previews SOTU: Obama Is Admitting He Is A "Failure" (video)

    01/28/2014 4:11:16 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, listening to that excerpt from Ed Henry, you would think that's the campaign speech of someone running against Barack Obama. Obama is indicting the four years, the five years he's been president. He said the rich have done well, everybody else has stalled, inequality has increased. Well, the four years, the five years are his years. Essentially, he's saying my job now is to undo what I have done in the five years of my presidency. It's hardly sort of a ringing call to arms. I'm sure they now tested all of these words, inequality, opportunity, all...
  • Obama: I won't 'stand still' [Quote from the Sham Wow Lie-A-Palooza]

    01/28/2014 4:20:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/28/14 | Justin Sink
    [The Clown] will vow to pursue a populist economic agenda with or without the help of lawmakers in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. [The Clown] will say he will not “stand still,” but will act on his own if he cannot work with Congress. [The Clown also will say]..."America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”
  • Things I'd Love to See at State of the Coup

    01/28/2014 3:32:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, let me tell you one thing we're not gonna do today. We are not gonna sit here and be totally taken off our game by speculating what may happen at the State of the Coup address tonight. I mean, it's predictable. I'm gonna show you, I'm gonna go back, I'm gonna play some sound bites of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in previous States of the Coup addresses. Well, no, those were State of the Union addresses. Tonight is the State of the Coup. And you'll see how things don't change. But more than that, it's...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,State of the Union Speech Night,WABC AM, January 28, 2014

    01/28/2014 2:51:19 PM PST · by Biggirl · 160 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 28, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • WARNING: Tea Party Response by Sen Mike Lee to SOTU could cause conservative reawakening

    01/28/2014 4:56:07 PM PST · by Syncro · 52 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | January 24, 2014 | Donlyn Turnbull
    WARNING: Tea Party Response by Senator Mike Lee to State of the Union could cause conservative reawakening By Donlyn TurnbullTea Party Express enthusiastically announced Tuesday that Senator Mike Lee of Utah will be offering the 4th Annual Tea Party response to the President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address, immediately following the Republican response. Mike Lee, who was elected to the Senate during the Tea Party wave of success in 2010, has proven to be an effective leader within the Senate, offering tangible solutions in the face of Obama’s empty rhetoric. As we enter into another significant election year,...
  • ***THE STATE OF THE UNION - LIVE THREAD***

    01/28/2014 2:54:37 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 343 replies
    <p>“My fellow Americans blah blah blah blah blah blah ME blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah ME blah blah blah blah ME blah blah blah blah GOVERNMENT MUST blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah  blah blah EVIL TEA PARTY blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah LET ME BE CLEAR blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah EVIL REPUBLICANS blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah TAXES ARE TOO LOW blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I SUPPORT ISRAEL blah blah blah blah INCOME INEQUALITY blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah NEW IDEAS blah blah blah blah blah blah blah EVIL RICH blah blah blah blah OBAMACARE IS WORKING blah blah blah blah blah blah I blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah ME blah blah ME blah blah blah blah blah blah (LONG PAUSE) blah  blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah OBAMACARE IS WORKING blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah  GOVERNMENT CAN blah blah blah blah blah blah blah YOU NEED ME blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I WILL DO WHAT I WANT IN-SPITE OF CONGRESS blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah CARING blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah CHANGE blah blah blah blah blah blah blah TOMORROW WILL BE GREAT blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah (REPEAT 259 TIMES)”</p>
  • Live Thread: President Obama's State of the Union Address 9 p.m. EST

    01/28/2014 4:09:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,252 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Tuesday night live on C-SPAN, President Obama outlines his agenda for the coming year when he delivers his fifth State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress. Leading up to the President's speech, C-SPAN sets the scene from the White House and Capitol Hill with perspectives from Former Speechwriter to President Obama Jon Lovett, Senate Historian Don Ritchie, and Gallup Editor in Chief Frank Newport. Following the State of the Union, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivers the Republican response. McMorris Rodgers is in her fifth term representing Washington’s Fifth District. C-SPAN's live coverage...
  • Rasmussen: 62% Feel State of the Union 'Mostly Just for Show'

    01/28/2014 4:03:37 PM PST · by gooblah · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jan 2014, 1:51 | William Bigelow
    A new Rasmussen poll reveals that 62% of those polled feel tonight’s State of the Union (SOTU) address from Barack Obama is “mostly just for show.” Obama’s trustworthiness among the American public is slipping; last year 53% of those polled felt the address was “just for show.”