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To know what the president plans to say tonight, take a look at the guest list
Hot Air ^ | JANUARY 24, 2012 | TINA KORBE

Posted on 01/24/2012 2:32:24 PM PST by Qbert

All we need to know to know that tax reform will be a prominent part of the president’s speech tonight is that Warren Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, will be in a box with the First Lady. Bosanek says she couldn’t sleep last night because she’s so excited — even though she knows she’ll have to wake up in time for a dawn flight tomorrow morning to be sure to report to work on time.

Bosanek isn’t the only interesting guest on the list, though. The First Lady has also extended invitations to: Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs; outgoing Rep. Gabby Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly; and Adam Rapp, a cancer survivor that the Obama administration says was helped by Obamacare.

Obama will likely touch on something relevant to each of these guests: about efforts to stimulate technological innovation, for example; about what we learned from the Tucson shooting and the incredible story of Giffords’ recovery, perhaps; about the effectiveness of Obamacare, assuredly.

That’s not unusual; every president since Reagan has used guests to illustrate important points in his addresses. Personal anecdotes are always an effective way of touting a particular stance on an issue. Plus, they serve as an important reminder that policy matters because persons matter. Mentions of these guests — even if they’re misleading about the overall effects of Obama’s policies — will at least enliven a speech that otherwise promises to be dully divisive.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duplicate; giffords; obama; stateofconfusion; stateofunion
Barry hiding behind guests to avoid talking about his failed policies.
1 posted on 01/24/2012 2:32:32 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Did he invite any of the Supremes? I hope none of them show up...


2 posted on 01/24/2012 2:37:03 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Qbert

Hopefully...one year from today we will be living under a US administration that doesn’t hate us.

Prayerfully...let us ask for guidance to make Obama’s tenure only one term. Don’t think the country can stand eight years.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 2:37:56 PM PST by kjo
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To: Qbert

So Obamacare’s trillion dollar price tag, higher rates for every family, companies cutting insurance all together, high unemployment due to costs and massive government power grab is worth it for one person to get cancer treatment supposedly due to Obamacare. That’s an awfully big price tag.


4 posted on 01/24/2012 2:38:04 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Qbert

I haven’t watched one of Obama’s State of the Union addresses from start to finish. I just can’t stand to look or listen to him for more than two minutes.


5 posted on 01/24/2012 2:38:22 PM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: Qbert
I wonder if he's going to mention the fact that the reason he rejected the Keystone XL pipeline was so that his big buddy and money man Warren Buffet could get richer by transporting Canadian oil via his railroad?

Ya think? LOL!!!

What a slimeball.
6 posted on 01/24/2012 2:38:29 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Qbert
Here's the topics I would expect:

1) The economy is recovering (quotes phoney statistics on un-employment, hiring, etc. that HIS people made up)

2) Talk about rich having to pay "their fair share" to help "the Middle Class and the poor" (codespeak for buying ghetto votes, and handouts of taxdollars to Unions)

3) Too much income disparity, and we need to "share"..... (meaning taking more tax from WORKING PEOPLE, to hand to those who live off the Gubmint)

4) Foreclosure "crisis", and getting ghetto tribes into the suburbs by having taxpayers pay their rent, and they move to suburbs to destroy the housing there, too, as they do to ALL Public Housing they inhabit.

5) It's Bush's fault (he inherited all the problems he's created) and it's "work not finished on the Plan that is showing signs of economic recovery" (the "Recovery" is ONLY apparent in the phony numbers his People have created)

7 posted on 01/24/2012 2:39:40 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: ILS21R

Me too!!!!


8 posted on 01/24/2012 2:42:12 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: C210N
Did he invite any of the Supremes? I hope none of them show up...

A couple of them are certain to show up. They are joined to him at the hip!

9 posted on 01/24/2012 2:42:20 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Qbert

Why do i keep thinking about the ending to “Debt of Honor”?


10 posted on 01/24/2012 2:42:39 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: C210N

“Did he invite any of the Supremes? I hope none of them show up...”

Oh.I don’t know.

I think Diana Ross would go if invited!

Don’t know about the other 2 “Supremes” though..

:0)


11 posted on 01/24/2012 2:42:59 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Qbert

I am expecting Sarah Brady to wheel out Jim at some point.

That will be sad.


12 posted on 01/24/2012 2:43:39 PM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: Bigh4u2

Stop in the name of love...la..la..la......


13 posted on 01/24/2012 2:46:38 PM PST by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: Qbert

Will he give a shot out? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYldhOp1p34
Will he make fun of special Olympians?
Will he say the police acted stupidly without any evidence?
Will he mock the Tea Party?
Will he blame someone else for failing to turn around the economy?
Will he blame someone esle for increasing our debt almost 40%?
Will he lie?


14 posted on 01/24/2012 2:48:15 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Qbert

And, what can he possibly say about “jobs” that anybody would believe?


15 posted on 01/24/2012 2:48:36 PM PST by redhead (, , , comedian)
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To: ILS21R

Great choice perhaps the rest of us can learn from that and go dark tonight...imagine the power of the “least watched” in history.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 2:51:53 PM PST by colonialhk (Put them in green jails doing green jobs)
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To: Qbert
To know what the president plans to say tonight, take a look at the guest list

Or, just take a look at the name of the website that published the article.

17 posted on 01/24/2012 2:52:01 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: Leep

I won’t be watching. I can think of hundreds of things more productive than listening to this liar in chief go on and on about what he claims to have done when the facts show completely the opposite. This man is destroying America and I will not give him the time of day nor my time, EVER. IMPEACH HIM.


18 posted on 01/24/2012 2:57:36 PM PST by sgfan1212
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To: Drill Thrawl
Why do i keep thinking about the ending to “Debt of Honor”?

One of Clancy's best.
And yes, I remember to ending, no comment.

19 posted on 01/24/2012 2:58:03 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: redhead

To even speak to the greatest nation God ever created by this America hater is an act right out of the Twilight Zone.


20 posted on 01/24/2012 2:59:06 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: traditional1

6) allow banks to use taxpayer money to rent out houses and compete with the private rental property market (IOW federalize home rental markets ala fannie and freddie RENTAL corp)

7) eliminate bush tax cuts and tax all rich people. Rich defined as not recieving food stamps.


21 posted on 01/24/2012 3:00:31 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: traditional1

That’s about it...

“We need to tax millionaires and billionaires, blah, blah, blah... (clap, clap, clap)... blah, blah, uh, uh, “income inequality”... (clap, clap, clap)... I, I, I, I, blah, blah, blah... (clap, clap, clap)... “Buffett Rule”... pays less than his secretary, blah, blah.., (clap, clap, clap).. I, my program, me, mine, uh, uh... blah, blah... (clap, clap, clap)...”

And there you go.


22 posted on 01/24/2012 3:02:15 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: longtermmemmory
"Rich defined as not recieving food stamps"

There ain't too many left that aren't on them NOW !

23 posted on 01/24/2012 3:02:33 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Qbert

I have read the communist manifesto and rules for radicals so I have a pretty good idea. Avoid an aneurysm and don’t watch! That’s why Mark Levin gets paid the big bucks.


24 posted on 01/24/2012 3:04:51 PM PST by albionin
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To: redhead

He could say, “I am proud that Steve Jobs was a Democrat like me. It shows you that Democrats can be successful in job creation.”


25 posted on 01/24/2012 3:05:30 PM PST by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Qbert
My impression of an Obama state of the union:

Look left

Look right

Look left

Look right

Continue the above until end of speech or until teleprompter breaks.

26 posted on 01/24/2012 3:10:36 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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I’ve have only been able to make it about half way through Obama speeches, before passing out and having my stomach pumped at the local hospital. We play a drinking game where we all have to drink every time he sais “I, me, my, mine, Bush, or inherited”. Due to previous speeches we have even dropped down to using O’Douls, but even O’Douls has enough alcohol in it (0.4%) to cause mass alcohol poisoning during his speeches.


27 posted on 01/24/2012 3:10:44 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Qbert
In other words, he won't say a single thing about moving government toward its proper role.

Warren Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek . . .

Tax the rich, so that Reid will have more money to waste? No, thank you. We don't need more class envy, we just need responsible government.

Steve Jobs’ widow

So technology is key, and we need the government picking winners and losers as Obama did with Solyndra, instead of letting the free market identify companies like Apple.

Rep. Gabby Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly

Let's infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms? Again?

Adam Rapp, a cancer survivor that the Obama administration says was helped by Obamacare

Again, an expensive and unconstitutional extension of Obama's power over us "little people".

The bottom line: Obama has no plans to say anything that patriotic or productive Americans want to hear. Thank God that this is his last time delivering the State of the Union (if the GOP gets its act together - disappointingly big "if").

28 posted on 01/24/2012 3:11:26 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Qbert

Comprised of victims and shallow celebrities no doubt.


29 posted on 01/24/2012 3:15:11 PM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Qbert
...a cancer survivor that the Obama administration says was helped by Obamacare.

Obamacare isn't in effect yet. How could this be? The only change I have seen is that my premiums went up like a rocket.

30 posted on 01/24/2012 3:17:41 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: kjo
Prayerfully ... let us ask for guidance to make the Empty Suit’s tenure only one term. Don’t think the country can stand eight years.

"Here am I, Lord, send me" ... to be part of the answer to that prayer. T minus 287 days.
31 posted on 01/24/2012 3:20:43 PM PST by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: Qbert

Don’t need a drinking game for how many times he says “I”. I’ll puke anyway.


32 posted on 01/24/2012 3:35:51 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Pollster1

Blame America
Blame Bush
give me more tax money


33 posted on 01/24/2012 3:41:18 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory; All

Blessings and prayers to those of you brave enough to watch obama tonight. I do not have the stomach to watch.


34 posted on 01/24/2012 4:03:29 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Don Corleone
They are joined to him at the hip!

Yes, indeed. Nothing like a pep rally for the cause...


35 posted on 01/24/2012 4:21:15 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Qbert
"...what we learned from the Tucson shooting and the incredible story of Giffords’ recovery"

If Giffords' recovery was "incredible", why is that her husband is the one attending?

36 posted on 01/24/2012 7:14:58 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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