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  • ALEC State of the Union Response

    02/03/2014 1:56:13 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 5 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-3-14 | Will Freeland
    In an all too familiar theme, President Obama continues to vacillate when it comes to explaining his energy and environmental philosophy. On the one hand, the President spoke about his idea of an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, one that he hopes will someday lead to energy independence. On the other, he spoke about the importance of addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It will be interesting to see how he attempts to reconcile these two statements in the last three years of his presidency. President Obama’s State of the Union address contained a few positives but also many areas...
  • MyRAs - Washington's Latest Scam

    02/03/2014 4:40:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Star Parker
    The president’s annual state of the union address is another example of how dysfunctional our government in Washington has become. Article 2, section 3 of the US Constitution says that the president “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union….” The president is the chief executive of our government. As chief executive, it makes sense that he report periodically about the state of affairs to the body responsible for passing laws, the Congress, so they have a sense of what needs to be done. If handled correctly, the State of the Union...
  • Obama to O'Reilly: Fox News Reason for My Problems

    02/02/2014 3:44:35 PM PST · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    newsmax ^ | // | g richter
    President Barack Obama twice blamed Fox News Channel for misinforming the public on issues that have bedeviled his presidency in the past year during a pre-Super Bowl interview with the network's Bill O'Reilly. The two sat down in the White House on Sunday for a live pregame interview that started about 4:35 p.m. and aired for less than 10 minutes. O'Reilly first noted that Obama's detractors believe he did not initially say the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead was terrorism because it happened in the heat of...
  • The State of Obama: Not Good

    02/02/2014 12:07:08 PM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | Jack Kelly
    This was the most startling passage in the SOTU: “Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled. The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by, let alone to get ahead. And too many still aren’t working at all.” The president spoke no truer words all night. The percentage of Americans living in poverty is higher than it was in 1966, the year after the war on poverty began, and 6.6 percent of Americans earn incomes of half the poverty level or less, compared to 3.7...
  • Did Anyone Notice?,Three Most Important & Vital Issues Not Mentioned In State Of The Union.

    02/01/2014 7:32:41 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 8 replies
    Although pretty much any important issue and scandal was not brought up last Tuesday night,Wouldn't you expect to hear about the Gross National Product,The Debt and "The Actual Employment Situation"?In general, wouldn't they be the leading indicators of "The State Of The Union"? or maybe the speech/update was only intended for the "Dumb-Informed"?,For the 3rd/4th time since 2009,we have all been INSULTED after watching the recent SOTU speeches,maybe till 2017,we can just refer to them as "The State Of The Stupid" Speeches?
  • What Boehner was (Probably) Thinking During Every Awkward Face at SOTU

    01/31/2014 12:18:05 PM PST · by upchuck · 14 replies
    News To Live By ^ | Jan 30, 2014 | Danny Rubin
    During the annual State of the Union speech, all eyes should be on the commander in chief. Yet during President Obama’s SOTU address on January 28, Americans couldn’t stop looking at the man behind the president. Nope. Not Vice President Joe Biden, despite his goofy grins. It was the guy on the right. Throughout Obama’s big speech, House Speaker John Boehner went from bored to disappointed to downright mad
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘The world is literally about to blow up’

    01/29/2014 12:54:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/29/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted President Obama for the foreign policy portion of his State of the Union address Tuesday night. “The world is literally about to blow up,” the South Carolina Republican told Roll Call. “The world as I know was not remotely described by the president.” “Syria is a contagion … Iraq is disintegrating. The whole region is moving toward chaos, and we’re doing nothing. We’re talking about limiting drones?” he continued. “I hope he will leave a residual force in Afghanistan [so] they can do the job, because if he doesn’t,
  • Emissions Target

    02/01/2014 5:07:55 AM PST · by grimalkin · 1 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    At the end of a week in which yet another Obama State of the Union has been a bust, this story seems oddly emblematic. It comes from Fleet Street's Daily Mail, the US having taken on the condition of the Soviet Union to the point where you have to turn to the foreign press to read anything interesting about the regime. Anyway: President Obama's high school pot dealer who he thanked in his yearbook for the 'good times' was beaten to death by his lover after a series of fights over flatulence and drugs, MailOnline can reveal today.Raymond Boyer, known...
  • NBC: Inviting 'Duck Dynasty' Stars to the State of the Union Not 'Dignified' (Video)

    01/31/2014 8:46:36 PM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-31-2014 | TRN
    Willie and Korie Robertson attended the recent State of the Union speech -- and stole the show, with dozens of members of both parties meeting with and talking to the classy and entrepreneurial couple before the main event.But not everyone was happy with the presence decent country folk in their nasty world of politics. During NBC's live State of the Union coverage Tuesday night, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd sneered at Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson being Republican guests at the event: "...after the shooting with Gabby Giffords and for a couple of State of the Unions in a...
  • SOTU Slams “Stagnant Economy”

    01/31/2014 7:27:06 PM PST · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama vowed to rescue the country from the “enemies of prosperity” in his speech on the State-of-the-Union Tuesday. “Too many people are without jobs because businesses place profit ahead of employment,” the president complained. “This is the outcome of the perverse incentives of our market economy. If Congress will not act to offset these incentives I will take Executive action to rectify this injustice.” “Too many people are without an income because they have no jobs,” Obama asserted. “This is the outcome of a mentality that insists that being self-supporting is somehow a requirement for survival. If Congress will...
  • Black activists unload! Obama ‘more hurtful to the black race’ than helpful; ‘Just quit!’ [VIDEO]

    01/31/2014 2:34:12 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/31/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    Black activists from Chicago — perhaps the president’s most obvious supporters — savaged President Obama after his State of the Union Tuesday, expressing abject frustration at an administration that “doesn’t care” and “ain’t never done anything for the community.” Rebel Pundit interviewed the small group of black community organizers moments after the conclusion of the president’s address on Tuesday. The activists universally panned the speech, which one referred to as “the same old, same old. A bunch of talk. A bunch of talk and rhetoric to give faith to a dying economy in America.” A young woman claimed the State...
  • Black Activists in Chicago Tell Obama to ‘Just Quit’ After Watching State of the Union

    01/31/2014 3:06:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Tuesday night, activists in Chicago were interviewed shortly after the President delivered the State of the Union address, offering their perspective and feedback on what the President had to say. Rebel Pundit has released video of those reactions, including remarks from J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Joe Watkins, Founder of V.O.T.E. (Voices of the Ex-Offender), and Mark Carter, of V.O.T.E., among other activists. Mark Carter commented, “We’d be better of with you cutting off your presidency right now. Just quit.” Obama’s blame game is not selling, with Fleming saying “the reason why our economy is dying is because...
  • Jimmy Kimmel & Lie Witness News - State of the Union Edition (before it happened)

    01/31/2014 4:56:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/29/14
    Lie Witness News - State of the Union Edition
  • A Reconciliatory State of the Union

    01/31/2014 3:44:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | January 30, 2014 | Rev. Arthur L Jones III, D.D.
    I love my President. I love our President. You should love him, too – even if you disagree with some (or even all) of his policies. You should love him, too – regardless as to whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent. You should love him whether you subscribe to a system of faith – or not. When you get right down to it, that’s what America is. America is about inclusion rather than exclusion. America is a place of exceptionalism rather than extremism. America needs much more magnanimity; and much less megalomania. Last Tuesday night, President Barack...
  • The Man Who Would Be King

    01/31/2014 1:02:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Other than his fundamental dishonesty about certain conditions in America, what he stands for, his record, his failure to accept responsibility for his actions, his demonization, his divisive rhetoric, his arrogant promise to double down on his unconstitutional unilateral executive actions, his calls for yet more government instead of less, his foreign policy distortions and his diminution of the presidential office, President Obama's State of the Union address was pretty good. President Obama remains on his high horse about minimum wage, but he conveniently ignores that only 1 percent of the people in the U.S. labor force earn minimum wage,...
  • Still More on the SOTU: Gumdrops, Lollipops, Rainbows and Sugar daddies

    01/31/2014 8:55:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-31-2014 | MOTUS
    Good grief! It was days ago, and people are still talking about the SOTU:For example, Mike Lee: Protesting against dysfunctional government is a great American tradition, going back to the original tea party in Boston, about 240 years ago. Americans have a natural instinct to stand up and speak out when they know something is wrong. “This inequality crisis presents itself in three principal forms: immobility among the poor, who are being trapped in poverty by big-government programs; insecurity in the middle class, where families are struggling just to get by and can’t seem to get ahead; and cronyist privilege...
  • Seattle’s Socialist City Councilor Offers a Different Response to Obama’s SOTU Speech

    01/31/2014 2:26:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    City Watch LA ^ | 1/31/14 | Jon Queally
    **SNIP** In a frank and unflinching critique not seen or heard on the broadcast or cable news shows, Sawant described Obama's renewed focus on income inequality as an indictment of his own failures and misguided economic policy. Pointing to record high poverty and the fact that "95% of the gains in productivity during the so-called recovery have gone to the top 1%," Sawant argued that Obama's rhetoric on inequality has been forced on him by popular "outrage over the widening gulf between the super-rich" and the millions of workers, many working in low-wage retail and fast food jobs, who generated...
  • Obama threatens to veto new sanctions against Iran

    01/28/2014 9:36:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 11:34 PM EST | Lara Jakes
    Any new economic sanctions that Congress tries to impose against Iran during international negotiations to limit the Islamic republic’s nuclear program will be vetoed, President Barack Obama warned lawmakers on Tuesday, even as he acknowledged the ongoing talks are difficult and may not succeed. It was the sharpest part of a State of the Union speech that overall was skimpy on details for his foreign policy agenda for the year.Obama also briefly re-affirmed his promises to end the war in Afghanistan this year, pursue al-Qaida with limited strikes and support Syrian opposition groups in their bloody three-year quest to push...
  • Tension in Democratic Party after Obama speech

    01/30/2014 8:34:58 AM PST · by Din Maker · 20 replies
    Associated Press / Yahoo News ^ | January 29, 2014 | Steve Peoples
    Tensions within the Democratic Party were on display in the living rooms of Massachusetts, where liberal activists watched President Barack Obama's State of the Union address with skepticism. "I think he offered some good things," said party host Josh Tauber, a software engineer and Democratic activist who volunteered for both of Obama's campaigns. "I would get more excited if I believed those things would happen." Liberal leaders across the nation shared Tauber's mixed response, expressing optimism about Obama's focus on economic inequality, but also frustration with a president some think hasn't fought hard enough for liberal policies on health care,...
  • 21 of the best "King Obama" memes and graphics

    01/29/2014 9:26:19 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-29-14 | The Looking Spoon
    If you missed the State of the Union last night (which is a bit misleading, it was a snoozefest, so there was nothing to miss) here's the big takeaway... target="_blank">iOwnTheWorld)You could say the speech was really a self-coronation for the rest of us (we conservatives already noticed he already did it for himself back in '09), so I gathered up some of the best/my favorite "King Obama" memes on the internet starting with this one...
  • 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...
  • Holder: ‘I Don’t Know Anything’ about Political Activities of Those Involved in IRS Investigation

    01/30/2014 9:58:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2014 - 11:26 AM | Melanie Hunter
    At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder denied knowing that a top Democratic donor is leading the internal investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups. “No, I don’t know anything about the political activities of any of the people who are involved in this investigation,” he said when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned him during a Justice Department oversight hearing. “I must tell you I find it astonishing that the Department of Justice appointed a major Obama donor to head this investigation, so the first question I want to ask is did you know that...
  • Debunking the top three myths about income inequality

    01/30/2014 7:21:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published: Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 12:11 PM ET | By: Robert Frank
    In his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama is expected to take sharp aim at wealth inequality. He'll propose a hike in the minimum wage, extended unemployment benefits, and more funding for education and skills improvement. He is also likely to contribute to several persistent myths about the increasing gap between the rich and everyone else. There is no question that income inequality in America is high compared with other countries as well as with the three decades in the U.S. after World War II. And a consensus is growing among business leaders, politicians and...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's executive orders

    01/30/2014 7:05:36 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 29, 2014 AT 1:56 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time. "I'll be honest with you, I have not seen -- I don't remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I'm not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied when Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked him to explain the nature of Obama's constitutional power to delay the mandate. Lee had based his question on...
  • Obama calls Beshear 'a man possessed' on health care, Ky. Republicans pan president's speech

    01/29/2014 11:21:33 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address once again highlighted to the nation the political dichotomy that the Affordable Care Act has created in Kentucky. One minute Obama was giving a mid-address shout-out to Gov. Steve Beshear over his implementation of the health care law. And the next minute, Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell was issuing a critical three-paragraph response to Obama’s speech focusing on the Obamacare section particularly. “Obamacare is wreaking havoc with Kentucky’s economy and for the nation’s economy and unfortunately the president’s doubled down on that,” McConnell said in his statement. “So, it’s discouraging to see...
  • The State of the Union is Wrong

    01/29/2014 5:19:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 1/29/2014 | Benjamin H. Friedman
    As President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address provokes the standard exchange of press releases and talking points, it’s worth remembering that the partisan foreign policy debate is almost always shallow. The real gap is not between Democratic and Republican leaders but between the political class and the broader public. Consider the Pew Research Center poll late last year that demonstrated that the U.S. public is less interested than the U.S. foreign policy elite in trying to manage foreign affairs. This set off a predictable debate about whether the public was becoming isolationist.But hardly anyone pointed out that the results were nothing new: The American public,...
  • Jackson Lee on SOTU: ‘Executive Orders are Legal,’ Obama Acting ‘On Behalf of the American People’

    01/29/2014 2:21:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 29, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – In reference to President Barack Obama’s pledge, during his State of the Union speech, to advance his agenda on climate change and the minimum wage by executive order, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said “executive orders are legal” and that he is “acting on behalf of the American people.” At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening, CNSNews.com asked Rep. Lee, “What about the Republicans criticizing the use of executive orders when it comes to climate change and minimum wage – his use of executive orders?” Rep. Jackson Lee said, “As I was saying, [the address] was appealing to...
  • Ted Cruz, Eric Holder mix it up at hearing

    01/29/2014 2:02:42 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Jan 2014 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pushed Attorney General Eric Holder for answers about the investigation into the IRS, with the Texas Republican saying he finds what has transpired in the last eight months of the probe “astonishing.” Cruz called on Holder, who was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to address why so little had been done since the inspector general report concluded that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups, tea party groups, pro-Israel groups and pro-life groups. “In the 280 days since that inspector general report, nobody has been indicted,” Cruz said. “Not a single person. In the...
  • Senator Mike Lee’s Tea Party Response to the president’s State of the Union speech

    01/30/2014 3:43:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 2 replies
    Mike Lee Website ^ | January 28, 2014 | Senator Mike Lee
    Good evening. I’m Senator Mike Lee, from Utah. In the few minutes I have tonight – I’d like to speak especially to those Americans who may feel they have been forgotten by both political parties: Those individuals and families who work hard, play by the rules, balance their budgets, honor the Golden Rule … and don’t understand why their government in Washington can’t do the same. You are probably as frustrated as I am about an ever-growing government that somehow thinks it is okay to lie to, spy on and even target its own citizens. Many hard-working Americans are discouraged...
  • Valerie Jarrett: SOTU Is 'All About Action -- A Very Optimistic Speech'

    01/30/2014 3:48:46 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    cns news ^ | January 28, 2014 - 8:09 AM | Susan Jones
    "People around our country are hungry for action," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "And what you'll hear from the president tonight is going to be all about action -- creating opportunity -- and it's going to be a very optimistic speech." Jarrett said the president, in his sixth State of the Union Address, will "set forth very specific, concrete proposals that he things will move our country forward -- create opportunity for hard-working Americans who want to succeed." ... Asked about a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll showing that Americans are losing confidence...
  • Chicago Grassroots React to State of the Union--Obama

    01/29/2014 7:55:15 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/29/14 | Rebel Pundit
    Chicago Grassroots React to State of the Union--Obama, The Big LET DOWN! Published on Jan 29, 2014 This video is about Chicago Black Grassroots Response to SOTU
  • The State of the Yawn-ion

    01/30/2014 5:12:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    A lot of political pundits make a lot of money talking to an every-shrinking audience. Most Americans these days simply can’t stand politics, and after watching Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and the Republican response, it’s easy to understand why. President Obama’s speech was empty calories, a greatest hits record from a local band that never had a hit. I had to check my DVR to make sure I hadn’t accidentally replayed a previous year’s speech. I hadn’t, but I still want to know where to go to get those two hours of my life back. The buzz leading...
  • The Work Ethic - Obama is betting that Americans will side with labor over capitalism. He’s right.

    01/30/2014 5:03:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | January 29, 2014 | William Saletan
    The central word in President Obama’s State of the Union address wasn’t equality or opportunity. It was work. People will tell you this was a boring speech. Don’t believe them. It was a speech with a sharp edge. It distinguished the free market, represented by Republicans, from the work ethic, represented by Democrats. If that’s the debate in 2014, Democrats stand a good chance of winning. Here’s the basic idea. Many people who vote Republican don’t really believe in the free market. What they believe in is the work ethic. These two things aren’t identical. Sometimes the free market betrays...
  • In Our Hour of Maximum Danger, We Get Bizzaro Jack Kennedy

    01/30/2014 4:55:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well it’s clear from president Obama’s State of the Union poetry that we’ve reached the terminal phase of the old deal that’s been foisted on us, also known as the New Deal. Back when the world was young president Kennedy told us that it was time for a new generation of leaders, “tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed…. who have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour...
  • President Obama’s Block(head) of Cheese

    01/30/2014 3:38:19 AM PST · by rhema · 3 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 1/29/14 | John Goerke
    Last night was the State of the Union and like most sensible people, I didn’t watch it. It could be that I have a respect for oratory. Lincoln said, in two hundred and seventy-two words and a couple of minutes, more at Gettysburg than has been said by this President in his combined hours in the House Chambers. Also, the purpose of the speech escapes me. In our overly technological age, I know what the President’s agenda is almost as soon as he sets it. I don’t need a speech full of bureaucratic boilerplate to tell me what I already...
  • BBC Reporter Reminds Obama About Constitution: ‘The Audacity of Hope Became the Reality of Limits’

    01/29/2014 9:52:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    gopthedailydose ^ | 1/29/14 | Bubba Atkinson
    “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.” – Obama, State of the Union 2014 That’s a polite way to say he doesn’t have the leadership skills to unite Congress to get anything done, so he’s going to use a loose interpretation of the Constitution to attempt to get his way and he’ll mask that statement with a rational sounding emotional appeal to American families.
  • Sarah Palin Disrespects President Obama with Jealous, Racist SOTU Rant (Hurl, you will)

    01/29/2014 10:02:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | January 29, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    Sarah Palin was very busy last night. Too busy and important to watch the State of the Union, but she did catch it on her “truck radio” and she’s very concerned about that man in the White House. He’s arrogant and dangerously full of hubris. He dared to act like a President and use presidential powers. Something must be done! She warned her flock on Facebook today, “We the People” don’t have to be “We the Sheeple” and just get shepherded towards a fundamental transformation that’s against America’s will.” To remedy this horrible, big government intrusion, she says we can...
  • 32 Statistics That Obama Neglected To Mention During The State Of The Union Address

    01/29/2014 7:27:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/29/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Show this article to anyone that believes that the economy has actually improved under Barack Obama. On Tuesday evening, Barack Obama once again attempted to convince all of us that things have gotten better while he has been in the White House. He quoted a few figures, used some flowery language and made a whole bunch of new promises. And even though he has failed to follow through on his promises time after time, millions upon millions of Americans continue to believe him. In fact, you can find a list of 82 unfulfilled promises from his previous State of the...
  • Chuck Todd, NBC Compare Barack Obama to an Injured War Hero

    01/29/2014 5:51:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | January 29, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Bias? What media bias? In its post-SOTU First Reading today, NBC News compares President Barack Obama to the injured war hero whom Obama lauded during last night’s speech. *** “America has never come easy”: Last night’s speech also ended on an emotional — and upbeat — note when Obama recognized Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, who was almost killed in Afghanistan and continues to recuperate from a brain injury. “My fellow Americans, men and women like Cory remind us that America has never come easy,” the president said. “Our freedom, our democracy, has never been easy. Sometimes we stumble, we make...
  • (Video) Chicago Black Grassroots React to State of the Union–Obama, The Big Let Down

    01/29/2014 5:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    RebelPundit ^ | January 29, 2014 | Rebel Pundit
    Last night in Chicago, black grassroots activists reacted to President Obama’s State of the Union address at Wallace’s Catfish Corner–and it wasn’t pretty. J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign said, “This state of the union was the same ol’ same ol’, a bunch of talk and rhetoric to give favor to a dying economy in America–and the reason why our economy is dying is the President’s approach is always to place blame…It’s not the 1 percent problem, it’s not the 99 percent problem, it’s an American problem, and the problem is patronage, nepotism and cronyism. Joe Watkins, Founder of...
  • Will Obama Ever Play Hardball?

    01/29/2014 4:48:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    The executive order stuff was good, but Obama didn't go at the GOP in the way he should have. Was that really only the sixth Obama State of the Union address? Because somehow after watching this one, I felt I’d seen at least eight or nine and made the same complaint every time. It was...fine. There were moments, a few moments, where it was better than fine. The Obamacare section came across to me as the most spirited, the one part where he dropped the guarded formality that characterizes his approach to SOTU addresses and talked a little bit, just...
  • Obama's SOTU Speech Full of Half-Truths

    01/29/2014 4:47:51 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 12 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    I spared myself the torture of watching President Obama deliver his State of the Union speech last night. From details that were leaked, it was quite evident that the entire speech would follow his normal outline: soaring rhetoric cloaking empty words, giving lip service to those that serve our country while secretly spurning them, and propping up his progressive liberal agenda through the generous use of half-truths and outright lies. I figured that I could easily forgo such nausea and instead read the text of the speech and the reactions of others afterward. I am so glad that I did...
  • WATCH People React To Obama’s SOTU Before It Happened!

    01/29/2014 3:51:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://www.laughright.com ^ | january 29, 2014
    Obama’s State of The Union speech had not yet taken place when “Jimmy Kimmel Live” asked these people what they thought of it, but that didn’t stop them from weighing in.
  • State of the Union draws 33.3 million viewers, lowest since 2000

    01/29/2014 3:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/29/14 | Ryan Faughnder
    **SNIP** Total viewership for the address, which aired live from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. PST on 13 networks and tape delayed on Univision, was down slightly from last year's. The 2013 State of the Union was watched by about 33.5 million people. The speech was covered live by CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera America, Galavision and Mun2. Among cable outlets, the Fox News Channel beat its rivals, as usual, with 4.7 million viewers.
  • Defending the Indefensible

    01/29/2014 2:55:28 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 4 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | January 29, 2014 | Bethany Stotts
    Not only has Obamacare raised the price of health insurance, it has become a behemoth imposing further restrictions on care that can, ultimately, amount to no care at all from your doctor. In my most recent column for Accuracy in Media, I detail how the “micro networks,” or “narrow networks,” used by many Obamacare plans are leading to inferior care for some Americans. Many doctors, quite frankly, don’t want to be in the new system. Last October, “A poll conducted by the New York State Medical Society [found] that 44 percent of MDs said they are not participating in the...
  • Last night’s SOTU was actually the least-watched in decades

    01/29/2014 2:24:14 PM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 49 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/29 | David Freddoso
    In raw numerical terms, President Obama's State of the Union speech was watched by fewer people than any since Bill Clinton's last in 2000. But what percentage of your fellow Americans watched? I took the Nielsen cumulatives, released moments ago, and measured the number of viewers as a percentage of the population each year and found this:
  • No, Mr. President, The State of Our Union is Not Strong!

    01/29/2014 11:48:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama was no doubt hoping his address to the nation Tuesday night would pull him out of the deepening political hole he's been sinking into over the past year. But this clearly wasn't the best time to say the State of the Union is strong. Not when the U.S. economy remains weak, stocks have taken a beating, millions of people are out of work, wages are stagnant, new home sales fell for the second month in a row, and factory orders plunged in December by a shocking 4.3 percent. The economic foundations of our country are crumbling....
  • How Obamanomics Promotes Inequality

    01/29/2014 11:38:32 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 6 replies
    Heritage ^ | January 29, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    The great Obama contradiction on the economy is this: he takes credit for the improved economy, but openly admits that in this recovery almost all of the gains have gone to the very rich. Here is the disturbing passage from Obama’s State of the Union speech that I refer to: “What I believe unites the people of this nation…is the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead. “That belief has suffered some serious blows… Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the...
  • If Obama Can Credit Michelle With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

    01/29/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me.But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,...
  • Palin: SOTU address ‘alarming’

    01/29/2014 10:03:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/29/14 | Tal Kopan
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said her impression of the State of the Union, gathered by listening on her truck radio and reading on her phone from kids’ ball games, is that the president’s “hubris” and “naivete” is “alarming.” Palin said she avoided watching the annual speech because it’s all been said before in a Facebook post Wednesday. “If you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because you’ve heard it all before, plus you were just busy with life, well… so did I,” Palin wrote. “Putting the real world on hold