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  • State of the Union Cancelled – Will Air Reruns of Previous Speeches Instead

    01/28/2014 6:49:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | January 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Will he pivot (again) to job creation? Will there be another major, and unattainable, goal set forth tonight? Will President Barack Obama call on Congress to “work together”? Well… Yeah. In fact, I have been told by very dependable sources, that Obama’s teleprompter will randomly jumble together “highlights” from past speeches for tonight’s State of the Union. And, assuming the word corpsmen is spelled out phonetically, everything should run smoothly. Our cut-and-paste President is expected to underscore his desire to act imperially without the cumbersome process of representative government. He is expected to “address” the income inequality that got worse...
  • Obama Pivots from His War on Nuns to Burning Down Towns with Crude Oil

    01/28/2014 4:25:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 28, 2014 | John Ransom
    2014 will likely be another year where Washington and Wall Street come up with solutions that ignore the real problems happening on Main Street. The media is all a twitter with anticipation, waiting for Obama’s State of the Union address, which should be the first salvo for the 2014 mid-term campaigns that will terminate in November. Media types expect a speech that will be heavy on income inequality, minimum wage increases, and unemployment benefits, none of which actually address the real problem that Main Street is having, which is a lack of jobs. A problem that Obama himself created....
  • Not Even Trying Anymore: White House Blames Bush for Weak Economic Data in 2014

    01/27/2014 7:11:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Schauss
    When asked about the poor economic conditions in America ahead of the President’s State of the Union speech, Senior White House Advisor, Dan Pfeiffer, petulantly passed the buck to George W. Bush. The comedic excuse is as pathetic as it is baseless. But don’t let that stop the White House from trying to cast blame for today’s economic failures on an economic crises that came to life in the closing days of their predecessor’s administration. On Fox News Sunday, Pfeiffer explained to Anchor Chris Wallace that the reason for America’s weak economic “recovery” was because of the damage done...
  • Bob Schieffer Drags Up Tired Old Attack That Ted Cruz Shut Down Gov’t

    01/26/2014 2:55:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | January 26, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    President Obama is scheduled to give his sixth State of the Union address on January 28, and CBS’s Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer decided to bring on the man who will give the Tea Party response, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Rather than focus primarily on the failures of the Obama Administration over the past 5 years, the veteran CBS reporter chose to use his interview with Cruz as an opportunity to attack the Tea Party favorite and spew White House and Democratic talking points at the Republican. Schieffer began his interview with Cruz by saying that the senator “led...
  • The Real State Of The Union Is Bleak

    02/12/2013 10:16:00 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI - ^ | 2-12-2013 | James Kunster
    The Real State Of The Union Is Bleak James Kunstler, Kunstler.comFebruary 12, 2013, 8:56 AMThe fog of chatter about Federal Reserve money-printing shenanigans, currency wars, fiscal intransigence, exchange rates, and alphabetized rescue operations conceals the central reality of the historical moment: that all industrial economies now face epic contraction, even rip-roaring China in its absurd and spectacular bid to become the latest drive-in utopia. The so-called advanced nations of the world are all sliding toward something less than they wish to be, and the so-called developing nations will backslide further into poverty and anarchy where development will never happen. The...
  • State of the Union: Promises, promises (Obama to promise more freebies at the expense of the "1%")

    01/24/2012 8:34:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/24/2012 | By Jonathan Bernstein .
    Even with the major distraction of a Republican presidential primary, tonight’s State of the Union speech will guaranteed to, however briefly, capture the undivided attention of all political junkies. They’re not wrong: The annual tradition does matter. And yet the conventional wisdom about the importance of the speech tends to be almost exactly backwards. You can see the typical press approach in the New York Times preview of the speech earlier this week. The piece is almost entirely focused on Barack Obama’s strategies to win the American public to his side; we’re told that he’s expected to “dra[w] a stark...
  • Obama Fails To Address Inflation In State Of The Union

    01/26/2011 8:46:47 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    NIA ^ | 1-26-2011
    Obama Fails To Address Inflation In State Of The Union January 26, 2011 President Obama's State of the Union address last night did not make one single mention of inflation, when it is the belief of NIA that massive price inflation (especially food inflation) will become America's top crisis by the end of this calendar year. Obama's speech also failed to mention the Federal Reserve, the Federal Funds Rate being held near 0% for over two years, and the Fed's latest round of $600 billion in quantitative easing. Unless Obama addresses our nation's fiat currency system, nothing else he says...

    01/27/2010 4:30:51 PM PST · by tarpit · 51 replies · 1,033+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/27/10 | drudge
    EXCERPTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS Wed Jan 27 2010 19:13:14 ET We face big and difficult challenges. And what the American people hope – what they deserve – is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. For while the people who sent us here have different backgrounds and different stories and different beliefs, the anxieties they face are the same. The aspirations they hold are shared. A job that pays the bill. A chance to get ahead. Most of all, the ability to...
  • Bush's health plan has modesty among its virtues

    01/31/2007 1:36:33 PM PST · by rellimpank · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 28 Jan 07 | Steve Chapman
    A health-care program is suddenly to elected officials what cameras are to cell phones: once optional equipment, but now mandatory. Ever since President Bill Clinton's attempt to remake the industry blew up in his face, most politicians have avoided it like the Ebola virus. Last week, though, President Bush unveiled a major health-care initiative, and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) called for universal health care. Also in the works is a plan from U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), author of the 1994 debacle. If Hillary Clinton is willing to brave the dangers of going back into the lion's den,...
  • Bush health care deform (barf alert)

    01/25/2007 12:10:57 PM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies · 407+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 25 Jan 07
    While most of the attention to the president's State of the Union address has been focused on George Bush's failed attempt to "sell" the surge of more troops into the Iraq quagmire, the speech will also be remembered for having produced what could be the worst domestic policy proposal of an administration that is not without accomplishment when it comes to turning the wheels of government to make the bad into the truly awful. What the White House is calling the president's State of the Union health care initiative is, even by the standards of this administration, a nightmarish proposal.
  • Was Pelosi sending code during the SOU?

    01/25/2007 11:47:05 AM PST · by Jeff Gordon · 70 replies · 4,614+ views
    The Internet ^ | recently | unknown
    You decide
  • Group Wants Webb to Rebut Bush Before Joint Session

    01/22/2007 6:31:53 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 138 replies · 1,820+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 22, 2007 | Melanie Hunter
    Group Wants Webb to Rebut Bush Before Joint Session ( - A left-wing activist group is calling on Democrats to let Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) rebut the president's State of the Union address before the full joint session of Congress to symbolize the Democrats' "reclamation of power." VelvetRevolution said the Democratic response to President Bush's address is usually "an embarrassing, limp, pro forma predictable 'hey, don't forget about us!' rejoinder which the TV networks begrudgingly carry which most viewers ignore." Now, the Democratic response "can truly carry the message - from a level playing field - of how the Democrats...
  • David Frum: Bush at his Best [SOU Reaction]

    02/02/2005 9:30:07 PM PST · by Monti Cello · 30 replies · 1,490+ views
    National Review ^ | Feb. 2, 2005 | David Frum
    Double or nothing: that was the theme of the president’s dazzling speech. Bold, bold, bold – bold on social security reform, bold on controlling the growth of government, bold on legal and tax reform, bold in daring to mention nuclear energy, bold on social issues including marriage, bold on judges, and bold on foreign policy and the war on terror. Minutes before the beginning of the speech, new National Security Adviser Steve Hadley announced that he had promoted Elliot Abrams as one of his deputies – Abrams being one of the administration’s strongest and most consistent advocates of American strength...
  • Are we willing to force a war? I can't imagine (BARF ALERT)

    01/30/2003 8:33:00 AM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 12 replies · 201+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 01/30/03 | Jay Bookman
    In his speech Tuesday night, President Bush laid out compelling and perhaps even irrefutable proof that Saddam Hussein continues to defy the United Nations and continues to conceal weapons of mass destruction. As the president knows, though, that alone does not warrant war. The only justification for an invasion likely to end in the deaths of thousands -- or even tens of thousands -- of people, many of them innocent women and children, would be self-defense. And when the president again attempted to make that case Tuesday night, he again faltered. "Imagine those 19 hijackers with other weapons and other...