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  • 2 Comments about TSOTU Address

    01/26/2011 4:15:25 AM PST · by DBCJR · 2 replies
    Making the Tucson shooting about political extremism is misunderstanding mental illness and politicizing a tragedy. Freezing the current spending levels is making trillions of dollars of deficit the routine business of our country.
  • The State Of Confusion Address: The Bad, The Ugly, The WTF

    01/26/2011 1:07:20 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 40 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | January 26, 2010 | Alan Levy
    Is it me or is the game passing Chairman Obama by ? The 2011 State of Confusion Address proved one thing: Our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama is a shadow of his former self. We did not see the fiery, charismatic demogogue of the 2008 Popularity Contest. Last night, we saw a shell shocked man who knows the gig is up. It was almost sad to watch. Obama looked like as if he were barefoot and standing on shards of broken glass. It was almost as if you could feel his discomfort. I don't know if Obama's still smarting from...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    01/25/2011 9:10:57 PM PST · by abigail2 · 15 replies
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  • Some State of the Union disingenuous word play: subsidy vs. investment

    01/25/2011 8:20:49 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    Did you catch that? “Instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy, let’s invest in” alternative energy. When it’s an industry he doesn’t like – oil, for example – he is quick to recognize that government subsidy is in fact “subsidizing.” But when it’s an industry he favors – like uneconomical foo-foo alternatives like solar or wind, then it’s an “investment.” How about this...
  • Factbox: Reactions to the State of the Union address

    01/25/2011 7:42:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/25/11 | Reuters
    (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. His speech challenges Republicans to adopt limited spending cuts and focus on job-creating investments. Here are some reactions to the speech. House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, in remarks prepared as the official Republican response: "Last year -- in an unprecedented failure -- Congress chose not to pass, or even propose a budget ... Our forthcoming budget is our obligation to you -- to show you how we intend to do things differently, how we will cut spending to get the...
  • Forget This Year's State of the Union, What About The One After The Next Election?

    01/25/2011 7:21:57 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-25-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I talked to a psychic about what the future holds and I've got good news and bad news about it. The good news is Obama isn't president after 2012. The bad news.... The only glimmer of hope I can offer is that she had to ask why I wanted to see her, so maybe she's a fraud Democrat.
  • Obama, the centrist? Look for signs he doesn’t mean it

    01/25/2011 4:59:23 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    President Obama this evening likely will seem to nudge toward the center, in light of the fact Democrats have been trimmed from the ranks of Congress and his first two years haven’t exactly drawn a standing ovation by the rest of the nation. Since he hasn’t advanced any further far-left schemes lately, the president’s favorable ratings have improved. That’s another result of public perception that he’s not quite as frighteningly radical now as he was earlier. The fact is, this all is window dressing. Has this leopard changed its spots? Listen closely tonight. When he calls for. . .
  • Republican and Marxist Date Night in D.C.

    01/25/2011 4:47:15 PM PST · by cj in tx · 14 replies
    Gulag Boundd ^ | January 25, 2011 | Sher Zieve
    Never before has a State of the Union address drawn such attention for such an absurd notion. The capitol is atwitter over who will sit with whom on their first official Congressperson-to-Congressperson dates. What should I wear, will I clash with what he/she is wearing? Who will drive? Is it okay for me to wear cologne/perfume? Should I place my arm in his/hers or should we just hold hands and sing “Kumbayah?” So many questions for such an expected giddy whirlwind of a night! And why all of this excitement? For the first time in four years the Republicans...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama Presents the State of the Union Civility Sham Wow 9 p.m. EST 1/25/11

    01/25/2011 3:23:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 582 replies
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Kristinn
    Live from Congress!It'ssssss.....Barack Obama!Starring in the State of the Union Civility Sham Wow!Featuring Joe Biden as Happy Clappy!And John Boehner as the Angry White Man Who wants to Kill Old People, Take Away a Woman's Right to Choose, Enslave Blacks, Deport All Hispanics, Cut Taxes for the Rich, Starve the Poor, Take Away Their Healthcare and Privatize Social Security and Medicare."Investments...Civility...Jobs...Civility...Investments...Civility...Jobs...Civility"
  • You've Never Seen a State of the Union Address Like This Before

    01/25/2011 3:17:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The White House ^ | January 24, 2011 | Macon Phillips
    We're putting the finishing touches on a new feature for WhiteHouse.gov that will offer an enhanced viewer experience for President Obama's State of the Union address. As President Obama addresses the Nation, WhiteHouse.gov will offer a companion stream of visual aids, like charts and quick stats to provide context and emphasize key points.
  • Obama State of the Union: spending, but (uhhh) restraint

    01/25/2011 12:03:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/25/11 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – Eager to show some budget toughness, President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to call for a five-year freeze on all discretionary government spending outside of national security, the White House said Tuesday. The move is almost identical to the freeze Obama called for in his address to the nation last year at this time — his current proposal would cover five years, not three years — and ultimately it may have little effect. Congress decides the budget on its own terms, and Obama has even less sway than he did in his first...
  • Obama’s Spending Freeze is the Same Old, Same Old…

    01/25/2011 11:48:59 AM PST · by SalAOR · 14 replies
    Axis of Right ^ | 1/25/2011 | Sal
    In tonight’s State of the Union Address (join us tonight beginning at 8:45 PM EST for liveblog coverage), President Obama is expected to propose a five-year spending freeze for non-defense discretionary spending. Such a freeze, while a good baby step, will do nothing to reign in the spending spree that Congress has been on since 2008. So, we’d freeze the budget, but not roll back any of the trillions of dollars in additional spending that Obama has added to the federal budget since his inauguration in 2008. Besides, this whole proposal sounds a little too familiar. I feel like we’ve...
  • Obama Is "Clueless": Peter Schiff Weighs in on SOTU, Jeff Immelt's New Gig

    01/25/2011 8:44:39 AM PST · by cowboyway · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Jan 25, 2011, 11:28AM EST | Aaron Task
    President Obama is expected to call for increased spending on R&D and infrastructure during Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to reports. The president is also expected to call for a decrease in corporate tax rates as part of his recent pro-business offensive that has already seen the appointments of executives William Daley and Jeffrey Immelt to senior advisory roles, and a promise to reduce onerous regulations. (See: Obama Shows His True Colors ... and They're (Still) PRO-Business) But talk is cheap and Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital, says President Obama is "clueless" about what the economy...
  • Islam and the State of the Union

    01/25/2011 8:36:01 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    The state of our union is . . . denial — at least when it comes to Islam.” I’m not holding my breath waiting for President Obama, as denier-in-chief, to make that pronouncement when he addresses the nation this evening at one of Leviathan’s more notorious wastes of time, the State of the Union address. Indeed, Washington’s annual celebration of itself, high on pageantry and bereft of substance, is unlikely to dwell much on the “religion of peace,” notwithstanding its centrality — acknowledged or not — to much of U.S. policy. Such silence is fitting, as is its flip side:...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe: "What Should Obama Say Tonight?"

    01/25/2011 7:49:27 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 24 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 1/25/11 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Sad to say, what I wrote last year at this time is hardly less apt today: “The State of the Union Address is ordinarily a bore. It generally consists of a laundry list of proposals, and the list nearly always seems interminable. If Barack Obama has moxie, however, tonight could be different. His State of the Union Address could be a real game changer.” “Here,” I then wrote, “is how he could do it – if he was really intent on saving his Presidency and on turning a disgraceful performance in that office into something worthy of eulogy. This evening,...
  • A Recipe for 2011 State of the Union Cookies

    01/24/2011 7:03:43 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-24-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Apparently one representative from the Republican and Democratic caucuses were charged with writing a recipe for cookies commemorating the bipartisan spirit of this years State of the Union address, which was suggested by Democrats after they lost their historic grip on power. Yeah yeah, that's just right-wing conspiracy theory bluster. It might be just me, but it seems easy to figure out which side contributed to each section of the recipe... ---------- 2011 State of the Union Bipartisan Chip Cookies: • 3/4 cup sugar • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar • 1 cup butter, softened • 2 large eggs,beaten...
  • Length of State of the Union Addresses in Minutes

    Length of State of the Union Messages and Addresses (in minutes)L. Johnson (1966) - Obama
  • George Will: Hey, That State Of The Union … It’s Nothing More Than Stroking Erogenous Zones

    01/24/2011 10:24:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | January 24, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Well … I think he’s right. Afterall, most of these speeches ultimatelty are “pep rallies”. But not just for the party in power, although that most assuredly is the biggest draw. But also for the American people. Still aren’t we past this? So when you tune in tomorrow night will you be looking for the President to stroke your political erogenous zones? Insert applause here. Donna Brazile does her best to put the best spin on this … it’s for the people … but is it what the people really ned to hear from their President. I’m with Will. Send...
  • Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage

    01/24/2011 12:54:09 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies
    Tv Newser ^ | January 24, 2011 | Alex Weprin
    All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams anchoring along with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory. ABC has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring, joined by a number of correspondents, hosts, and analysts, including Jake Tapper, Christiane Amanpour, Jonathan Karl and Deborah Roberts. On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts. On the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News Channel’s...
  • Ex-Clinton adviser Mark Penn gives the President advice on his State of the Union speech

    01/23/2011 11:08:12 AM PST · by Slippery Jim · 6 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/23/11 | Mark Penn
    In his State of the Union, President Obama has the opportunity, and even mission, to articulate the new direction he has taken in his presidency since the shellacking in the 2010 midterm elections. There is no doubt that he has radically changed course by backing the Bush tax cuts, sending olive branches to big business and reshuffling his team.... The best I can make of the Obama retooling is that it will be based on something less coherent but potentially just as potent--a revised economic philosophy that is based more on private sector renewal while holding firm to liberal views...
  • Do You Remember ? I Know I Do.

    01/22/2011 4:26:23 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 6 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Alan Levy
    A message from the heart to the Republicans in Congress: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remember, remember the elections in November, you were elected stop Obama's near treasonous plot. I know of no reason, other than treason, that the elections should ever be forgot! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What earth shattering event would force me to write such admittedly poor prose ? What on earth could possibly make Your Friendly Neighborhood Right Wing Extremist Columnist so upset that he is forced to stray so far from his comfort zone ? Just what is bothering him, anyway ? (Other than the fact that the United States is sliding...
  • Nearly 60 lawmakers back bipartisan State of the Union seating plan (McCain a yes)

    01/21/2011 12:23:52 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    A plan for bipartisan seating at President Obama's State of the Union address is gaining traction among lawmakersSix Senate Republicans:Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)John McCain (Ariz.)Olympia Snowe (Maine)Susan Collins (Maine)Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)Scott Brown (Mass.)Five House Republicans:Sue Myrick (N.C.)Phil Gingrey (Ga.)Paul Gosar (Ariz.)Charlie Bass (N.H.)Tom Petri (Wis.)
  • Communist Party USA: Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling [2010]

    01/21/2011 12:22:18 PM PST · by ETL · 5 replies
    Communist Party USA ^ | Communist Party USA
    "This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda."--Sam Webb, Chairman Communist Party USA Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rollinghttp://cpusa.org/obama-state-of-the-union-he-got-the-ball-rolling
  • Paul Ryan Will Give Republican Response to State of the Union (What should he say?)

    01/21/2011 9:46:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/21/2011
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R, Wisc.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union Address. Ryan has done quite well going head-to-head with the president in the past. Here's the video of Ryan at Obama's health care summit last year: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Here's the congressional Republicans' announcement: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will deliver the Republican address following the President’s State of the Union address to Congress on January 25, 2011. Last year...
  • Division Is Destroying the “United” States

    01/18/2011 10:13:29 AM PST · by David DeGerolamo · 45 replies
    http://ncfreedom.us/2011/01/division-is-destroying-the-united-states/ | 1/18/2011 | David DeGerolamo
    Scott Brown has taken a stand that most people would not find to be courageous. Whatever Mr. Brown’s motives are concerning his seating at the state of the union address, it should serve as an example for the country. We will never keep our freedom unless we come together and make the hard decisions necessary to implement fiscal restraint in Washington. “I’ll sit where ever they put me. I don’t care,” Brown said at the Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Boston. “That’s the type of attitude we need to have not only in Washington but here in our local...
  • Let's sit together for State of the Union address (Sen. Mark Udall)

    01/13/2011 6:22:34 PM PST · by Bronzy · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) - 01/12/11 03:48 PM ET
    Dear Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Boehner, Minority Leaders McConnell and Pelosi: We, the undersigned members of Congress, believe that partisan seating arrangements at State of the Union addresses serve to symbolize division instead of the common challenges we face in securing a strong future for the United States.
  • Democrats prepare for election-year battle to craft Citizens United legislation (free speech)

    04/13/2010 8:49:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies · 394+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2010 | Russell Berman
    Legislation that aims to counteract the landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing corporate and union campaign spending could be introduced by the end of the week. The bill would set up an election-year fight over a recent high court decision just as the Senate considers a nominee to fill the seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) are expected to unveil their legislation by the end of this week, although an announcement could slip into the beginning of next week, a Democratic aide said. The Democrats are working to line up...
  • Obama Machine Sticks With Straw Man Strategy

    03/14/2010 10:35:29 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies · 395+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 03/14/10 | CaroleL
    Yesterday it was President Obama's lead pollster employing a straw man fallacy to argue with the American people over Obamacare. Today it was two of the president's top advisers who were sent onto the Sunday morning talk shows to use the same strategy against the Chief Justice of the United States. This embarrassing, third-world style dust-up between two branches of government (with the third cheering one branch on like a bunch of drunken soccer fans) began during the president's State of the Union Address in January.
  • Sis Boom Bah Humbug

    03/12/2010 12:02:41 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 4 replies · 296+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 11 March 2010 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- The increasingly puerile spectacle of presidential State of the Union addresses is indicative of the state of the union, and is unnecessary: The Constitution requires only that the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union." But a reaction may be brewing against these embarrassing events. Speaking in Alabama, Chief Justice John Roberts said "to the extent that" this occasion "has degenerated into a political pep rally," he is "not sure why we're there." He was referring to Supreme Court justices. But why is anyone there? Roberts was responding...
  • Obama's Supremely Troubling Transformation

    03/09/2010 9:01:47 PM PST · by CaroleL · 11 replies · 511+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 03/10/10 | CaroleL
    Candidate Barack Obama wanted to be a transformative president. Well, he's doing his best to transform some elements of the US government into broken down caricatures of what our founders intended them to be. The latest transformation to make the news is one observed by US Chief Justice John Roberts who said that the president's annual State of the Union address has "degenerated into a political pep rally."
  • Some of the People Fooled All of the Time

    02/07/2010 6:50:32 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 14 replies · 644+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 2/7/2010 | Nancy Tengler
    I am sorry. I just have to ask. How can it be that President Obama's approval rating (this according to Rasmussen) can fluctuate so widely following the State of the Union? On January 23rd, prior to the speech, his Presidential Approval Rating hovered at a career low of -19; 24% strongly approving of his performance, 43% strongly disapproving. Overall, his approval was at 44%, overall disapproval at 55%. For my part the January 27th speech was exceedingly disappointing. No new ideas, no acknowledgement of past errors. Rather, the president appeared arrogant, defiant, petulant; in short, he looked like an unrepentant...
  • My Turn At Bat

    02/05/2010 7:36:19 PM PST · by Ghblog · 4 replies · 202+ views
    framingthedialogue.com ^ | 2/5/2010 | ghblog
    ...Our president gave his first pitch at a State of the Union speech and apparently did not knock it out of the park. I confess to not watching as I could not bear to see Ms. Pelosi popping up every 30 seconds, Obama’s use of the words “I” or “me” a gazillion times or his unusual speech pattern whistling his S’s. The fact that he is on television every 17 hours giving a speech did not weigh in his favor either...The nice thing about the Internet is that I was able to read the speech (much like he does) and...
  • 16 Lies in 7 minutes: State of the Union Video Breakdown

    01/31/2010 10:11:39 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 5 replies · 1,023+ views
    16 Lies in 7 minutes: State of the Union Video Breakdown http://www.breitbart.tv/16-lies-in-7-minutes-state-of-the-union-video-breakdown/ Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • Iowahawk: If Music Be the Food of Love, Maestro Obama, Play On

    01/30/2010 11:47:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 635+ views
    Iowahawk | January 29, 2010 | David Burge
    Iowahawk Guest State of the Union Reviewby T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII It seems now scarcely possible that 15 months have transpired since I proclaimed my endorsement of Barack Obama on the pages of The National Topsider. continued
  • Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds To The State Of The Union

    01/29/2010 11:45:18 PM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 656+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | January 27, 2010 | multiple authors
    Heritage members and fans are discussing President Barack Obama’s State of the Unions address at Twitter and Facebook right now. And here are just some of our experts immediate reactions to parts of the speech: State of the Economy President Obama inherited a global recession and a global financial meltdown. So far, his enacted policies have had no beneficial effect as the 10 percent unemployment demonstrates in spades, and his threatened policies remain perhaps the greatest barrier to a strong economy. The economy will recover, and appears to have started to do so, thanks to the inherent strengths of the...
  • Obama's reality problem

    01/29/2010 8:13:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,066+ views
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | January 29, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    Justice Samuel Alito let a pained expression pass his face and muttered, "Not true." His reaction to President Barack Obama's demagogic attack on the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision aptly summed up the entire State of the Union address. Obama warned that the decision striking down restrictions on corporate spending opened "the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections." But the court explicitly left untouched a statute that bans election spending by foreign corporations, even "indirectly." There isn't even a "loophole" for U.S. subsidiaries of foreign firms, as the White House...
  • Mark Steyn's Monarchical Theater 3000 on President Princess Fairy Pants

    01/29/2010 7:08:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 588+ views
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | January 28, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Much to talk about with Mark Steyn, Columnist To the World. You can read all of Mark’s work at www.steynonline.com. I begin with a report we got from Jon Kyl, and I will interview him next hour, Mark Steyn. The Democrats have decided to use reconciliation to try and jam a version of Obamacare through the Senate with 50 votes plus Joe Biden. What do you think the reaction to that is going to be? MS: Well, I think the public will be annoyed, the citizenry will be annoyed, and they’ll express that anger in November. But I think...
  • Where have you gone, Rutherford B. Hayes? (Notes on Mr. Obama's State of the Union speech)

    01/29/2010 3:17:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 505+ views
    Maclean's ^ | January 28, 2010 | Colby Cosh
    I have the same reaction to every State of the Union address. It’s a vicarious Catonian revulsion, the grief and horror of the old Roman. (I’m a monarchist, but I’m a monarchist for us.) As everyone writing on the occasion of a SOTU observes, the president’s traditional harangue to the houses of Congress is said to be licensed by Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution: [The President] shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. Even hard-bitten originalists...
  • Why Won't Obama Hear Our Call?

    01/29/2010 11:57:40 AM PST · by theothercheek · 19 replies · 617+ views
    FOX News ^ | January 28, 2010 | The Stiletto
    In a speech at the University of Denver in 2008 just days before the Super Tuesday primaries, then-Senator Barack Obama said: "Democrats will win in November and build a majority in Congress not by nominating a candidate who will unite the other party against us, but by choosing one who can unite this country around a movement for change.” Well, a year into his presidency Obama finds Republicans -- in both houses of Congress -- as well as moderate and independent voters, united against his expensive and unpopular agenda, and he made it clear that the White House is "not...
  • SOTU Address Shows Obama Not “Prepared To Lead,” DioGuardi Says

    01/29/2010 10:37:32 AM PST · by IndePundit · 4 replies · 345+ views
    OfficialWire ^ | 1/29/10 | Brent Baldwin
    NEW YORK, NY--President Obama’s first State of the Union address was full of vague and imprecise statements—particularly on its emphasis of job creation— according to former New York Congressman Joe DioGuardi, president of the non-profit Truth in Government. “It's not clear at all how a green economy creates jobs,” said DioGuardi, who has long argued for reducing waste in federal spending. “Such a revolution is parallel to the shift from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy. Large investments are required.” DioGuardi also highlighted critical mistakes made by the President during his first year in office, a turbulent start that...
  • B. Insane Obama!

    01/29/2010 6:59:26 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 364+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/29/2010 | Bill Turner
    The Liar in Chief showed his arrogance by chastising the Senate for defeating his bill to spend more money, to create a commission on government spending, that won’t even start until 2011 and has no teeth. Congress controls spending, taxing and the deficit. That whole “Constitution” thing just keeps getting in the way. The Tony Soprano moment of the speech came when he said he would issue an executive order to circumvent the legislative leg of the peoples government. Last night the man-child president showed his fangs multiple times and it was ugly. He insists on forcing health care on...

    01/29/2010 6:57:10 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 59 replies · 1,232+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/29/2010 | Gary P.
    We kind of figured Sarah would have something more to say about President Obama’s State of the Union speech. As you will read, she doesn’t disappoint.
  • A Speech Befitting a One-Term President

    01/29/2010 6:33:08 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 14 replies · 767+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1-29-10 | Gary Bauer
    Participating in interviews before the State of the Union address, I tried not to sound skeptical in expressing hope that the president would somehow re-connect with Americans seething after a year that has left the homeland less secure, the jobs market less buoyant and our politics more deeply partisan. But if I did convey skepticism, it turned out to be well-founded. Barack Obama failed miserably to reconnect with the country. He briefly acknowledged “political setbacks,” “some of them…deserved.” But Obama’s concluding exclamations -- “We don't quit! I don't quit!” -- only underscored his failure to understand that a liberal policy...
  • Statist Of The Union: Reading Between The Lies

    01/29/2010 6:11:51 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 3 replies · 337+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-29-10 | Gerry Ashley
    Obama’s Getting Angry And Desperate… And It’s ShowingThe pundits are all having their say on President Obama’s latest campaign speech, not-so-cleverly disguised as Wednesday night’s ”State of the Union” speech... Let’s start with the bottom line: Obama’s speeches mean nothing any more. That was evident last night when he told the most audacious lies about transparency and accountability (via his claim about not hiring lobbyists to staff positions). That was the first time I’ve ever heard a President’s State of the Union speech draw laughter from both sides of the aisle when he was attempting to make a serious point....
  • Obama Rams Gays Into The Military "This Is My Rifle, This Is My Gun . . .

    01/29/2010 5:13:16 AM PST · by joeclarke · 8 replies · 515+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/29/2010 | JoeClarke.Net
    . . . This Is For Shooting, This Is For Fun," is what we boot Privates at Parris Island had to shout while running around the old, wooden Second Battalion barracks if we called our rifle a "gun." Since Googling, I don't have to be more descriptive as to what the disciplinary measure was about. It had something to do with a Private's privates, and not confusing them with the Private's weapon. * In President Obama's State Of The Dysfunctional Union Speech Wednesday night, he promised to deliver on his threat and payback of opening the military front door [as...
  • Glenn Beck: Obama was Cross Between Fabio and Randy "Macho Man" Savage in His State of the Union

    01/29/2010 4:56:26 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 16 replies · 730+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 29, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Glenn Beck's opinion of Obama's State of the Union speech was that he came off as a cross between long-haired, "male," romance model Fabio and the 80s wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Ooooo, yeeeaaaah! On his highly-rated, FNC show yesterday, Beck let Obama have it in a brutally honest way that's defined him. More specifically, Fabio because Obama was enamored with himself, and Randy "Macho Man" Savage because he was "educating" all Americans in that typically husky, "macho man" voice about how "great" he is. Then, Beck went even blunter by charging that Obama thought all Americans are really stupid....
  • The State Of President Obama (w/Naples, Florida Tea Party information)

    01/28/2010 9:57:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 349+ views
    The Naples Sun Times ^ | January 28, 2010 | Barry Willoughby
    Barack Obama just finished his first State of the Union Address. Actually, Obama made it clear it's all about him.....not the disgust and mistrust of the people directed towards the federal government. I felt it was bland, unemotional (even though he told countless American stories that allegedly caused him to stay awake at night), and it seemed disingenuous and hollow. Of course his promises of creating jobs and making jobs the number one focus is good news even though this is an issue that should have been the major focus to begin with in 2009. He made sure to promote...
  • Obama’s State of the Union Address: A False Unity

    01/28/2010 9:24:43 PM PST · by Delta Man · 1 replies · 261+ views
    As I watched His Majesty, King Hussein Obama the First, deliver his State of the Union address, I got the feeling that instead of hearing a speech on the problems facing our great nation, I was witnessing a man on the verge of a nervous breakdown. My discomfort grew with each pathetic attempt of His Majesty to win back the favor of his assembled minions and the nation’s serfs with such bromides as: We must answer history’s call. We do not give up. I do not accept second place for the United States of America. Let’s try common sense. And...
  • Forget about striking the right tone when you're singing the wrong tune

    01/28/2010 8:24:21 PM PST · by ToughLove · 136+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | Jan 28, 2010 | Norvell Rose
    State of the Union analysis - As is so often the case in Obama world, we can find our attention being diverted off of substance and onto style. The President and his parasites work to turn our attention from the true nature of a thing, to the shifting outline of its shadow. It's the dark art of the political pivot, practiced with daring cynicism.
  • Obama's So Vain, He Probably Thinks This Post Is About Him

    01/28/2010 8:13:56 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 5 replies · 232+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 28 Jan 2010 | EC
    Last night's State of Obama's Union address was quite the banana republic-style Chavextravaganza, complete with attacks on the judiciary, phony populism, rampant deception, and calls for LOTS more of what's driving us crazy already- Obama on Obama. Big government isn't dead... it's running wild in DC. So that got me thinking... and I dug up President Reagan's brilliant 1st State of the Union address from 1982, delivered to a heavily Democrat Congress... not all that much different than this one. Interesting juxtaposition.