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  • ‘Amazing and embarrassing’: Obama SOTU gaffe almost goes entirely unnoticed

    01/14/2016 1:11:26 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/14/2016 | Russ Reid
    President Barack Obama's gaffe Tuesday night during his State of the Union address when referencing Russia has gone largely unnoticed by listeners and pundits alike. "Even as their economy contracts, Russia is pouring resources to prop up Ukraine's and Syria - states they see slipping away from their orbit," said Obama. There's a key discrepancy here: While Russia has been "pouring resources" into the conflict, it certainly has not been to "prop up" Ukrainian government, it has instead gone to those who seek to bring it down. Russia made headlines across the world starting in 2014 when Russian forces were...
  • The base turns On Nikki Haley: They don’t want code words, they want to hear blunt racism

    01/14/2016 10:56:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 76 replies
    SALON ^ | January 14, 2015 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    Hardline conservatives should be celebrating the Republican response speech to the State of the Union, offered by Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina. The speech was a testament to how far the party is willing to go to cater to the putrid racism of the conservative base, as Haley, using her own background as the child of Indian immigrants, demonized immigrants and refugees fleeing war, and, in a particularly odious display, used the murder of nine people at the hands of a racist to scold Black Lives Matter protesters for speaking out. But the right just ain't having it, it...
  • Who said it: Nikki Haley or Barack Obama

    01/13/2016 7:31:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/13/16 | Rebekah Metzler
    Both President Barack Obama and Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley -- who delivered the GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union -- seemed to speak directly to Donald Trump at times on Tuesday night. In fact, they had strikingly similar messages of tolerance and bipartisanship. While they wouldn't agree on much policy, at many moments their speeches sounded very similar. Can you tell the difference? 1) We need to be honest with each other, and with ourselves: While Democrats in Washington bear much responsibility for the problems facing America today, they do not bear it alone. There is...
  • Obama's Last SOTU - A Gentleman's C (That High?) f

    01/13/2016 8:01:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Rich Galen
    State of the Union Addresses belong solely to Presidents of the United States. In Article II, Section 3 the Constitution reads: He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient There is no requirement that it be an annual report. Nor, is there a requirement that it be delivered in the form of a speech in the Chamber of the U.S. House. Jimmy Carter delivered all four of his State of the Union addresses in written form. Harry...
  • The Stupid Party Gets Stupider

    01/13/2016 9:02:02 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 22 replies
    Steyn on America ^ | 1/13/16 | Mark Steyn
    In A Night At The Opera, Groucho Marx's carriage, running late, pulls up at the opera house, and he asks whether he's missed the opera. There's still a few minutes left, says the doorman. Groucho barks at his driver: "I told you to slow that nag down.... Once around the park, and drive slowly." That's my approach to the State of the Union. I took it once around the park and slowly, and arrived home just as President Obama was schmoozing and gladhanding his way out the door. But, alas, I had forgotten the Official Response to the State of...
  • The State of Our Union Is Not Strong: Our annual exercise in denial and unpersuasive optimism.

    01/13/2016 9:02:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/13/2016 | Jim Geraghty
    A president's eighth State of the Union address is supposed to be his victory lap, a final year in the spotlight, in which he touts his achievements and then rides off into the sunset. Tonight, President Obama may utter the clichéd words, "The state of our union is strong!" If he does, it's just one more lie upon the pile. Obama will probably boast he brought the country back from the financial brink and try to argue that the American economy is doing well. (Avoiding "the brink" only took $8 trillion in new debt.) He will undoubtedly boast of...
  • Nikki Haley uses State of Union response to bash Trump and praise illegals

    01/13/2016 9:21:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Ed Straker
    Longtime readers know that I am not exactly the strongest supporter of Donald Trump. As a big employer of illegal aliens and a five-time party switcher, his commitment lends itself to some doubts. But that is no excuse to criticize him in a forum meant to represent the Republican Party response to the Democratic Party. That is, however, just what South Carolina governor Nikki Haley did. According to her prepared remarks, Haley said: During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices," she will say, suggesting that Trump is an irrational, angry...
  • Nikki Haley: Damn right I was criticizing Trump in my SOTU rebuttal last night

    01/13/2016 9:40:13 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 129 replies
    hot air ^ | January 13, 2016 | Allahpundit
    We're in a weird place when the GOP's SOTU rebuttal is essentially a rebuttal of the GOP frontrunner. And lest you think that was all Haley, she acknowledged today that her speech, as is customary, was approved by party leaders before she delivered it. It was a group effort. I, for one, welcome the impending Republican crack-up!
  • Nikki Haley promises next GOP president will ‘respect’ gay ‘marriage’ in SOTU response

    01/13/2016 9:46:28 AM PST · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The next Republican president will "respect" different forms of marriages, including same-sex "marriages," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in last night's Republican response to the State of the Union address. "If we [Republicans] held the White House," she said, "we would respect differences in modern families, but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy." Even the terminology "modern families" evokes the ABC sitcom featuring a homosexual couple raising a child. The GOP has been uncertain how to respond to the Supreme Court's Obergefell v....
  • Paul Ryan invites Little Sisters of the Poor to State of the Union

    01/12/2016 10:19:38 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/12/16 | W. James Antle III
    House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Monday that he has invited two representatives of Little Sisters of the Poor to join him at President Obama's last State of the Union address Tuesday night. Little Sisters of the Poor is an order of Catholic nuns who serve the elderly poor. It's also the group that sought protection from Obamacare's mandate to offer birth control and other drugs in violation of their religious beliefs. Ryan was part of a friend-of-the-court brief filed in support of a case filed with the Supreme Court by the Sisters...
  • Yep. Kim Davis is coming to the SoTU

    01/12/2016 10:31:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The First Lady will be featuring an empty chair as one of her guests for the State of the Union speech tonight. (It’s really rather crass to be stealing ideas from Clint Eastwood, isn’t it, Madam?) The empty chair will be joined by Syrian refugee Refaai Hamo, Paris train attack hero Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, Ryan Reyes (whose boyfriend died at San Bernardino) and Satya Nadella.But it’s not just Obama cheerleaders in the crowd. As the Hill reports, one guest will be from a decidedly different camp. The Kentucky clerk briefly jailed last year for refusing to hand out...
  • Ted Cruz to Skip Obama's Final State of the Union Address

    01/12/2016 8:20:58 AM PST · by Isara · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | January 12, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will skip President Obama's final State of the Union Address Tuesday night.While the other two Republican candidates currently in Congress, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio plan to attend Obama's address in the House chamber, Cruz' campaign staff told The Hillthat Cruz will instead be on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, where he currently sits in fourth place in an average of New Hampshire Republican polling.Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is also scheduled to be in attendance for Obama's speech tonight.Although Cruz will not attend...
  • In final State of Union, Obama aims to define his presidency

    01/09/2016 7:22:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, President Barack Obama will look past Congress and to the American people in his final State of the Union address, aiming to define his presidency and his legacy before others can do it for him. For his seventh address, Obama plans to skips the traditional list of grand proposals, new policies and presidential appeals for new laws in favor of a broad overview of what he has accomplished since 2009 and what is undone in his final year in office. Aides said the president on Tuesday night will...
  • Obama plans empty seat at State of Union speech to honor victims of gun violence

    01/08/2016 1:12:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama told supporters Friday that he'll leave one seat empty in the first lady's State of the Union guest box next week to represent victims of gun violence. In a conference call with about 20,000 activists, the president said the gesture during his annual address to Congress Tuesday night will "remind every single one of our representatives that it's their responsibility to do something." "We're going to leave one seat empty in the first lady's State of the Union guest box for victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice," Mr. Obama said. "We want them to...
  • Video: Sen. Joni Ernst delivers GOP rebuttal to Obamas 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 Didnt 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 weve endured; for all the grit and hard work required to...
  • Inhofe Calls Obamas 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 Obamas doubling down on fighting global warming Tuesday night, arguing that the presidents planned climate regulations was simply a wealth redistribution scheme. Why the pain for no gain? Inhofe asked in a rebuttal to Obamas State of the Union speech. As The Wall Street Journal put it when reporting on just one of the presidents 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 4s coverage of President Barack Obamas Sate of the Union address on Tuesday night amassed 19.4 million total viewers, down 6 percent from a year ago. Last years SOTU went on to total 33.3 million viewers with cable coverage folded in, marking a 14-year low.
  • Just so you know: Obamas 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 hasnt 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 doesnt 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 Obamas 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-awarepolitician...
  • 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Obamas State of the Union address on Tuesday night when he characterized one of the commander-in-chiefs 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 presidents 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 youll 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 theres a GOP establishment, it must consist of secret Democrats, because they so reliably sabotage their rising stars by assigning them the reply to President Obamas annual State of the Union address, way before theyre 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 shes...
  • 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 administrations 2009 claim that Fox News was a wing of the Republican party. But that didnt stop Fox anchor Shepard Smith from calling out the White House for slighting the news network at Tuesdays 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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...