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  • The State of Our Union

    01/14/2016 4:10:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address. Yes, go ahead and smile. Aside from a random press conference and his farewell address, and baring an unforeseen horrible event (fingers crossed), he won't be in our faces again. Thank God! That said, it's time we re-evaluate the concept of the State of the Union speech. Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution says the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress information on the state of the union..." Were it not for television, this would be a non-event. But since we can't rid...
  • The Modern Left and the Crippling of Markets

    01/13/2016 1:50:58 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 13, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the last State of the Union Address from Barack Hussein Obama… The modern Democratic Party has made no secret of the fact that they detest the free market. No, not dislike, not disrespect, not even misunderstand... they detest the free market. From Secretary Hillary Clinton haughtily declaring to Senator Bernie Sanders famously declaring that 23 brands of deodorant are … the leading lights of the modern Democratic Party are dim bulbs indeed, when it comes to economics. They proudly refuse to understand the subject, and they set themselves up as superior to its realities. It has long been...
  • Sarcastic Definitions of the Day: State of the Union and Yesterday

    01/13/2016 11:29:17 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    American Irony ^ | 1-13-16 | The Looking Spoon
    A double-header today! They go hand-in-hand, so why not?
  • CRUZ: The President Continues To Be In Denial of Reality

    01/13/2016 8:14:10 AM PST · by Isara · 10 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 12, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:“The President continues to be in denial of reality. He would have us believe that global warming is our greatest threat, our military is as strong as it can be, the economy is working for American families, and that the key to alleviating poverty is more government dependence.“The reality is very different. We have had at least eight ISIS inspired attacks on innocent Americans, including law enforcement, yet he refuses to acknowledge the root of the cause of these attacks,...
  • Cruz previews his State of the Union message

    01/12/2016 7:14:28 PM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/12/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    LONDONDERRY, N.H. - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz outlined his own vision for the country Tuesday night, miles away from the nation's capitol where Congress and members of the political elite - the "Washington cartel" in Cruz's words - have gathered for President Obama's final State of the Union address. "Tonight the State of the Union is strong and the state of the American people is we are waking up," Cruz, who's second in the Washington Examiner's latest presidential power rankings, told hundreds of voters packed like sardines into a middle-school cafeteria. The Texas senator spent most of his speech Tuesday...
  • 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...
  • Put an empty cradle on Obama’s empty chair

    01/12/2016 8:16:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/16 | Judi McLeodi
    Obama's State of the Union, Empty Chairs, Violence, Abortion It’s not an empty chair that should be the focus of President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address tonight, but an empty cradle. In consideration of Obama’s intensely pro-abortion presidency; in searing memory of the closing words of his 2013 Planned Parenthood address: “Thank you, Planned Parenthood, God bless you”, the symbolic chair he is having placed center stage to represent those who lost their lives to gun violence, is as phony as the artificial tears he supposedly ‘wept’ at last Monday’s gun control press conference.
  • Leaders of Designated Terrorist Group Invited to State of the Union

    01/12/2016 4:48:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 12, 2016 | January 12, 2016
    Leaders of Designated Terrorist Group Invited to State of the Union Guess who gets a front row seat to watch the President? January 12, 2016 Joe Kaufman When President Barack Obama takes the stage tonight for his State of the Union address to the American people, he will be doing so with at least two individuals associated with terrorism seated in front of him. The individuals, Nezar Hamze and Sameena Usman, are leaders of CAIR and have involvement with Islamic Relief, two groups that have been named terrorist organizations by the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Nezar Hamze...
  • Michelle Obama to Sit With Syrian Refugee at State of the Union

    01/11/2016 7:50:24 AM PST · by simpson96 · 72 replies
    Wekkly Standard ^ | 1/11/2016 | Daniel Halper
    The first lady of the United States will be sitting with a Syrian refugee at this week's State of the Union Address. The refugee's name is Refaai Hamo."Growing up in Syria, Refaai Hamo lived what seemed to be the kind of life associated with the American Dream - the son of a farmer and housewife, he worked construction at night to pay his way through college on his way to a PhD, married his college sweetheart and built a family together. This life and happiness changed forever when a Syrian government anti-personnel missile tore through the complex Refaai designed and...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ co-founder to attend State of the Union

    01/10/2016 5:03:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WNCN-TV ^ | January 10, 2016 | Lauren Burke, NBC News
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) - Alicia Garza, one of the founders of Black LIves Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama's last State of the Union address on Tuesday. Garza is a constituent of Rep. Lee's. The Congresswoman is active on issues of poverty, civil rights and education. "Looking forward to welcoming #BlackLivesMatter co-creator, @aliciagarza, as my #SOTU guest. She's a powerful voice for justice and reform," tweeted Rep. Lee on Friday....
  • Upcoming State Of The Union.So What Technique Will Obama Use To Create "Fake Tears"?

    01/10/2016 3:01:18 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 33 replies
    And here we go again.Should we call it "Obama Tears Part Two"? So what will Obama do next time to fake his tears? Have a very large onion three feet away? Put "Hot Mexican Pepper" on some of his right fingers? There has to be at least 12 ways for an actor to cry on cue. So what will Obama do when he gets to the line "First Graders"? Can you imagine if the timing is off when he wipes his eyes and there were no tears falling out "On Cue"?, Hey, didn't Bill Clinton try to pull this stunt...
  • Dems invite Muslims to Obama's last State of the Union

    01/10/2016 9:20:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Jan. 8, 2016 | Nicole Duran
    Congress's first Muslim member, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, and nine other Democrats are inviting Muslim guests to Tuesday's State of the Union address to combat the anti-Muslim rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the electorate. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said she's helping to organize the effort because "leading political figures have made offensive and outrageous suggestions that we should create a national registry of all people of one particular faith and that we should prevent any person of that faith from even entering this great country."Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis.,...
  • Obama to claim 'he has brought America back' in his last State of the Union address

    01/10/2016 1:30:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/10/16 | Alexandra Klausner
    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 give his assessment...
  • Here We Are.A World In Chaos.What Will Obama Say Come State Of The Union Address?

    01/07/2016 3:40:51 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 32 replies
    This has got to be the worst timing for a State Of The Union Address, especially when most of the worlds crises are at the fault of the party in power. It seems that every time Obama makes these addresses, he ends it with "The Economy Is Roaring!, We Are Back From The Brink!". Is he really going to say that again after what is going on with the stock market? How will Obama speak of what is going on with Iran,Saudi Arabia and North Korea? What about ISIS? What a Mess ha? Should be interesting to see who Obama...
  • Iran Hostage's Sister to Be Congressman's Guest at State of the Union

    01/07/2016 12:31:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 7, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Montel Williams, Sarah Hekmati, Ramy Kurdi and Rep. Dan Kilee (D-Mich.) speak beforea June hearing on U.S. hostages in Iran.Last year, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) kept his guest seat open at the State of the Union address to represent his constituent held prisoner by Iran.This year, with Amir Hekmati today marking Day 1,592 in Iranian custody, Kildee announced that his guest seat for next week's address will be filled by Amir's sister, Sarah Hekmati.Amir, born in Flagstaff, Ariz., was visiting extended family for the first time in August 2011 when he was seized and sentenced on trumped-up espionage charges. Kildee...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver GOP rebuttal to Obama’s final State of the Union speech

    01/05/2016 7:29:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2016 | Allahpundit
    After a year of Boehner quitting and Scott Walker fading and Trump rising to the top of the party, the GOP finally enjoys a moment of predictability. Haley will become the first South Carolinian to offer the response, which comes after she was thrust into the national spotlight following the Charleston shooting in June that left nine black churchgoers dead and led to a subsequent national debate over the Confederate Flag.House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made the announcement Tuesday.“Nikki Haley has led an economic turnaround and set a bold agenda for her...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver GOP response to the State of the Union

    01/05/2016 12:29:31 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    The State ^ | 01/05/2016 | ANDREW SHAIN
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, coming off a year where she gained national attention for her handling of the Charleston church mass shooting, will deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union address on Jan. 12, The State has learned. Haley is calling her nationally televised speech an “address” rather than a “response” as they have been called since they began in 1966. She is the first South Carolinian to deliver the State of the Union response. The Lexington Republican, considered a possible vice presidential pick, is heading to the middle of her second term as governor in a...
  • Brace Yourself for Barack Obama’s Flash Mob-Style State of the Union Address

    12/30/2015 8:29:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/30/15 | Judi McLeod
    Only the Democrats own the Karl Marx-given right to be the ruling class in present-day America After the last dismal seven, hardly anyone’s interested in tuning in on President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address, come January 12. So borrowing from social media, the Obamas seek to boost viewership by making the 2016 State of the Union Flash Mob style. What if they threw a party and no one ever came is only Martin O’Malley’s problem. With millions struggling through the current wobbly economy and spending more sleepless nights worrying about what kind of future Obama is leaving...
  • Obama Preps for Final State of the Union

    12/27/2015 8:54:53 AM PST · by Rockitz · 62 replies
    WeeklyStandard.com ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Barack Obama is preparing for his final State of the Union Address, which he'll deliver January 12. And the president is not looking to slow down as the end of his presidency nears. "I've got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I'm still in office. And that's what I intend to do," Obama writes in an email to supporters. We've done a lot of remarkable things together this year, and it's because of committed citizens like you that this country keeps moving forward. You keep proving the cynics wrong. On January 12, I'll be...
  • White House: Obama will give a 'non-traditional' State of the Union

    12/17/2015 6:40:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/15 | Jordan Fabian
    White House officials are pledging that President Obama will deliver a “non-traditional” State of the Union address in January, the last time he will deliver the annual speech as president. The address will still be given in the Capitol before joint session of Congress. But instead of rattling off a laundry list of proposals for lawmakers to consider, a senior White House official said the president will take a “big picture approach to some of the challenges and opportunities that we face” as a country. The plan is a recognition of the limits Obama faces during his final year in...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Let's Bring Muslims To State Of The Union

    12/16/2015 9:45:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    December 16, 2015 Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Let's Bring Muslims To State Of The Union By Thomas Lifson Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee and Florida congresswoman, has joined with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, calling on colleagues to take a Muslim to the State of the Union. The hapless and clueless Democrat wants to align the Democratic Party with Muslims and simultaneously patronize the followers of Mohammed. “Over the past few weeks we have seen a shocking and alarming rise in hateful rhetoric against one particular minority population in our nation,” the...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: let's bring Muslims to State of the Union

    12/16/2015 8:58:27 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 Dec, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee and Florida Congresswoman, has joined with Rep. Keith Ellison(D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, calling on colleagues to take a Muslim to the State of the Union. The hapless and clueless Democrat wants to align the Democratic Party with Muslims, and simultaneously patronize the followers of Mohammed.
  • DNC Chair Encourages Dems to Invite Muslims to State of the Union to Rebuke Trump

    12/15/2015 1:48:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 70 replies
    mediaite ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The head of the Democratic National Committee is encouraging party members in Congress to invite Muslim-Americans to President Obama's State of the Union next month as a rebuke to Donald Trump. And no, based on Politico's reporting, they don't specifically say it's a rebuke to Trump himself, but it's pretty strongly implied in some of the language they use. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Keith Ellison (one of two Muslims in Congress) wrote a joint letter to House Democrats saying that inviting Muslims to the State of the Union sends a message that "we will not be intimidated...
  • State of the Union Spectacle Would Appall Thomas Jefferson

    01/10/2016 1:33:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    On Tuesday evening, amid much splendor and spectacle, the president of the United States will be welcomed by a joint session of Congress, there to be cheered and applauded like a homecoming conqueror, and, before an audience of lawmakers, diplomats, military officers, and dignitaries, to deliver his State of the Union oration in a live nationwide broadcast.It is the most preposterous and gaudy ritual in American political life. Thomas Jefferson will be turning in his grave.Like Moses, Jefferson was burdened with a speech impediment and disliked public speaking. Unlike the Hebrew lawgiver, Jefferson wasn't compelled by Heaven to preach to...
  • Cruz to skip State of the Union

    01/10/2016 8:41:28 AM PST · by Isara · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/10/16 | Curt Mills
    Sen. Ted Cruz will skip Tuesday's State of the Union, the final such address of President Obama's time in office. "It's not a snub. He's going to be in New Hampshire, working hard to win New Hampshire," Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler told the Dallas Morning News. "No disrespect. It just is going to work out this way," Tyler said. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., plan to attend. Rubio has been criticized in the past for skipping Senate votes and duties. Cruz, though less vocal than other candidates, has at times joined the chorus against...
  • White House promises 'non-traditional' State of the Union

    12/17/2015 4:46:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 6:47 PM EST | Julie Pace
    The White House is promising President Barack Obama will deliver a "non-traditional" State of the Union address next month, eschewing the standard litany of policy proposals for a broader discussion on the challenges facing the country. The format reflects the legislative reality for Obama's final year in office. Much of what the White House and the Republican-led Congress could realistically achieve in an election year is already underway, including discussions on criminal justice reform, and the ticking clock on Obama's presidency leaves little time to jumpstart major new initiatives. ...
  • CNN Deliberately Misquotes Gov. Scott Walker

    07/19/2015 1:14:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2015
    During a taped interview that aired Sunday morning on CNNs State of the Union, Dana Bash asked Governor and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker if he thought being gay was a choice. VIDEO
  • BOEHNER: OBAMAS ANIMOSITY TOWARD NETANYAHU IS REPREHENSIBLE

    03/30/2015 7:12:55 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 29 Mar 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the Obama administrations obvious animosity, towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus is reprehensible. Defending Netanyahus heavily criticized comment that a two-state solution is not likely to happen soon Boehner said, Well, he doesnt have a partner. How do you have a two-state solution when you dont have a partner in that solution, when you dont have a partner for peace, when youve got a when the other state is vowing to wipe you off the face of the earth? Boehner added, I think the animosity exhibited...
  • When Politics Defy Reality: The Real State of the Union Features Dishonesty and Deception

    01/28/2015 1:55:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama was upbeat and inspiring, particularly if a listener had no prior knowledge of his many speeches that were quite similar but bore no fruit. It almost appeared that he was living in an alternate universe that bore no resemblance to present-day America and the current global stage. He boasted that the economy was doing very well and that unemployment had been cut in half since he took office. Perhaps someone should educate him about the labor force participation rate, which is at its lowest point in the past 36 years...
  • Obama to the Nation: Debt, Debt and more Debt

    01/24/2015 4:51:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    "The shadow of crisis has passed," President Obama told us on Tuesday night. The State of the Union is strong," he added. But is it really? If you had accumulated a debt that is more than 20 times the size of your household income, would you say your household finances were in good shape? Well, thats where we are as a country. Under about a dozen federal entitlement spending programs, we have made promises that we havent been willing to pay for. In the process, we are leaving an enormous financial burden for our children and grandchildren. So what did...
  • Friday Filibuster: The Hypocrite in Chief Edition

    01/23/2015 1:16:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Friday Filibuster: The one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about this week in politics.Closing Numbers: 50%- Obama’s job approval rating. 35– The number of people in a recent Pew survey that described Obama as a ‘good man.’33– The number of people in a recent Pew survey that described Obama as ‘incompetent.’59% - The percentage of Republicans who want to see Mitt Romney run again.SOTU:Republicans knew heading into Tuesday that the president was going to deliver a defiant State of the Union speech, and that he did. Among the litany of policy proposals were raising the death tax and a new tax credit...
  • eBay Announces Layoffs After Obama Touts Company in SOTU

    01/22/2015 3:28:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    “Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined,” President Obama said during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday. “Our manufacturers have added almost 800,000 new jobs. Some of our bedrock sectors, like our auto industry, are booming. But there are also millions of Americans who work in jobs that didn’t even exist 10 or 20 years ago — jobs at companies like Google, and eBay, and Tesla.” While Politico pointed out that most of the companies Obama touted are big, left-leaning D.C. spenders, his choice of mentioning eBay...
  • The State of the Bubble Address

    01/22/2015 8:14:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    I didn't watch the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Instead I sat with my lovely wife, had a glass of wine and played with the dogs. But let me guess how it went. President Obama stood in front of Congress and declared the state of the union is strong - except for a whole bunch of new government freebies and new federal laws he wants to see enacted to make it even stronger. To pander to his liberal Democrat base, he promised his usual wish list of unrealistic ideas that not three Republicans in the House and Senate...
  • What, Exactly, Is Bold About Obama's Agenda?

    01/22/2015 5:03:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/21/2015 | IBD Staff
    Politics: The State of the Union speech supposedly was chock full of big, brassy new ideas to help the middle class. Truth is, the president offered little that hasn't already been tried and mostly failed. A "bold call to action" is how the New York Times saw the address. Other news outlets were struck by an "ambitious agenda" full of "major proposals" that exhibited "confident, assertive liberalism." Obama even managed to set the agenda for the 2016 elections, still others concluded. Really? When we looked at what Obama actually proposed, all we found was a musty laundry list of liberal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Pipsqueak politics of protocol pamper prez

    01/21/2015 9:20:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/21/15 | Judi McLeod
    A staged fight between an empty suit and another one that folded from the get-go How many in America last night were hoping against all hope thatprotocol or notone of the newly elected Republicans would call out Obama for what he is, the main force of destruction taking down America? Did any one who voted for her groan in despair when Iowa Senator Joni Ernst urged Obama to craft a comprehensive plan to defeat terrorists? OMG! It is Obama who is setting free suspected 9/11 masterminds from Guantanamo Bay; who imperviously traded off fivecount emtop Taliban generals for a deserter,...
  • 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...
  • A SOTU Over Before Its Begun

    01/20/2015 11:21:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    When George W. Bush and the GOP got "thumped" over the conduct of the war in Iraq in November 2006, 43 responded to the will of the people, made changes, announced the Surge, and graciously welcomed Nancy Pelosi as the first woman Speaker at the start of his 2007 State of the Union Address. Not much else is remembered from the next two years, except victory in Iraq and a market panic in the fall of 2008 brought about by the popping of the housing bubble. That panic brought us President Obama.Tonight President Obama will give a speech few Americans...
  • Obama Prepares to Polarize

    01/20/2015 3:02:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Front Page ^ | January 20, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    "..........As a result of voter anger, Republicans hold 247 seats in the House of Representatives and 54 seats in the Senate the largest Republican majority since the 71st Congress (19291931). Conservatives say the discussion is over. It is time for lawmakers to oppose the Obama agenda and undo the wreckage this presidents policies have caused. Obama sycophants are being rewarded with seats in First Lady Michelle Obamas viewing box for the speech tonight. Alan Gross and his wife Judy are expected to be guests of Mrs. Obama. Gross is the U.S. citizen who badmouthed his own country mere hours...
  • Unsolicited Advice: Let it rip Joni!

    01/20/2015 2:44:10 AM PST · by iowamark · 15 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 1/19/2015 | Craig Robinson
    Tuesday nights State of the Union address by President Obama will likely be the most watched State of the Union address in the state of Iowa not because Iowans are interested in all of the government handouts the President is proposing, but because Iowas newest U.S. Senator, Joni Ernst, has been selected to give the Republican response. Ernsts selection to give the response is not just a huge honor, but another indication that her national prominence could not be any higher than it is right now. Ernsts meteoric rise from a rural southwest Iowa state senator to a United...
  • 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 Obamas State of the Union address contained a few positives but also many areas...
  • 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...
  • Paul Ryan: Obama presidency "increasingly lawless"

    02/02/2014 4:10:07 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2-2-14 | Jake Miller
    Top House Republicans slammed President Obamas embrace of executive action to move his agenda forward on Sunday, saying the presidents freelancing creates a trust deficit that makes bipartisan legislating more difficult. We have an increasingly lawless presidency where he is actually doing the job of Congress, writing new policies and new laws without going through Congress. Presidents don't write laws, Congress does, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told ABC. Executive orders are one thing, but executive orders that actually change the statute, that's totally different.
  • 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 Obamas SOTU address on January 28, Americans couldnt 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 Obamas 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 were doing nothing. Were 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 doesnt,