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  • Supreme Court Justice Kagan uses Dr. Seuss in case argument

    02/26/2015 6:52:24 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/25/2015 | By Phillip Swarts
    When the Supreme Court announced its decision Wednesday on whether a fisherman should be charged under Wall Street regulatory laws, Justice Elena Kagan decided to include an unusual judicial argument: Dr. Seuss. In 2007 in Florida, law enforcement officials confronted fisherman John Yates, saying he had caught several red groupers that were too small. Mr. Yates then tossed the fish overboard. But he was charged under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which sought to punish the destruction of physical evidence in wake of the Enron scandal where accountants shredded thousands of documents. In a 5-4 decision announced Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled...
  • Oil Industry: Obama’s Energy Tax ‘Would Thwart the Very Goals Expressed in His SOTU’

    02/04/2015 9:02:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 2, 2015 5:35pm ET | Craig Bannister
    “President Obama’s call for a $95 billion energy tax hike would thwart the very goals expressed in his State of the Union address,” American Petroleum Institute (API) Pres. Jack Gerard said today. “America’s oil and natural gas renaïssance has done everything on the president’s State of the Union wish list for the middle class,” Gerard said, responding to Obama’s proposed budget. “Opposition to President Obama’s proposals is strong and bipartisan. The president’s annual call to raise taxes on U.S. oil and natural gas development would hurt job creation, infrastructure investment, the federal deficit, seniors on fixed incomes and domestic manufacturing.”...
  • No Lame Duck, but a Lame Dove!

    01/26/2015 6:57:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President ObamaÂ’s State of the Union Address made it clear he is no Lame Duck. Despite his midterm election drubbing, the President came out swinging. The economy has come off the mat. Ironically enough, he is benefiting from crash of oil prices. But in his case, he did everything he could do to prevent the surge in domestic oil and natural gas production. It reminds us of what Adlai Stevenson once said about Richard Nixon: HeÂ’s the kind of man who would chop down a redwood, then mount the stump to...
  • Obama’s Free Stuff Army

    01/26/2015 6:43:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Robert Knight
    The lure of something for nothing grows as morality crumbles Fresh from offering “free” health care, “free” phones and “free” food to the masses, he’s upped the bribery to “free” community college tuition and “free” child care. It’s not that the Clintons oppose any of these; they just need to affect moderation in case Hillary runs for president and has to knock back boilermakers again with the good old boys in Pennsylvania taverns. Since someone has to pay for these expensive, new entitlements to the Free Stuff Army, Mr. Obama has proposed yet another “tax the rich” scheme that,...
  • Running for Daylight (Obama, Not Brady)

    01/25/2015 12:45:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 24, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    THE talk up in Boston is all about deflation while the talk down here is all about inflation. Our sleek, techie president, whose battery dies faster than an iPhone’s, was fully charged Tuesday night for the State of the Union. He was so puffed up, with such a bristling sense of self, that it was hard to believe this was the same guy who spent the last year clenched like a fist, beset by ISIS, beheadings and Ebola, shunned by his own party and slammed by the other party in the fall election. The murmur went up from grateful Democrats...
  • President Touts Expansion of Welfare State to Boost “Middle Class” [semi-satire]

    01/25/2015 9:21:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    In his 2015 State-of-the Union address, President Obama lamented the unfairness of a society where only the few do spectacularly well. He proposed to rectify this injustice by expanding government programs that would offer pittances to a broader number of people who comply with specified behaviors. One stark example was the President’s proposal to penalize individuals who set aside money for their own children’s education with higher taxes that would be used to partially fund community college for all. “Why should those who have the means to finance their own children’s college be permitted to do so when the children...
  • The Jerk(s) are Pouting

    01/24/2015 5:04:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | John Ransom
    Obama’s pouting again. The jerk’s in a snit because the media is finally being critical of Obama in a way nobody on the Left side of the aisle has ever been. It would be funny, if it weren’t so serious. “There was a general tone of suspended disbelief when he started talking about foreign policy,” said NBC’s Richard Engel in regard to Obama’s State of the Union Speech. “There are not a lot of success stories to be talking about in foreign policy right now. And the general tone, which was, moving on, starting again, starting a new chapter, moving...
  • 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...
  • Obama Still Reading From the Same Old Script

    01/23/2015 11:02:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's hard to believe that was only President Obama's sixth State of the Union address. It feels like he's given so many more. Maybe that's because the man seems to be constantly talking. And talking. The talking is the background noise of much of the last decade, auditory wallpaper that seems to line the corridors of everyday life. And when he talks, he's often talking about himself -- particularly about things he's said on other occasions when he was talking. Like many liberals today, Obama has a particular weakness for the logical fallacy known as the argument from authority, and...
  • Obama Touts Redistribution Built on Fallacies

    01/23/2015 6:48:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Libertennial ^ | 01/22/2015
    It seems that the sole purpose of SOTU is to seduce America with grand promises of sugar-coated interventions to be undertaken with other people's money. For libertarians, sitting through this kind of speech is naturally a dark experience. For libertarian Millennials, the takeaway from this particular speech is that the President sees economic growth as an invitation to redistribute income through schemes that we will ultimately pay for. But Obama misleads us when he attributes favorable economic conditions to his own policies. As it turns out, the stimulus package and the redistribution that Nancy Pelosi famously championed as a job...
  • The Most Insidious Line In The State Of The Union Address?

    01/23/2015 5:46:33 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 22, 2015 | George Leef
    President Obama’s penultimate SOTU was notable for its audacity in demanding an even more expansive role for the federal government. Although trust in government has plummeted during his relentlessly statist administration, the president wants Americans to rally behind his belief that more federal mandates and spending will “turn the page” and make the country great. I would like to single out one especially wrong-headed idea – that Congress should amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, requiring employers to pay many workers more. Obama supports increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. In his speech, he argued for it...
  • Hard-hit worker wonders where the economic resurgence is (AP?)

    01/22/2015 7:28:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and you'll get a sigh and a shake of his head. "I don't see it. If it is, I don't know where," he said. Lately, everyone from economists to President Barack Obama himself are bullish on the economy. Labor Department statistics this month showed that a healthy month of hiring in December capped the best year for U.S. job growth since 1999, with nearly 3 million...
  • This is what happens when the White House does a YouTube interview

    01/22/2015 4:50:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Jaime Fuller
    President Obama met with three YouTube stars -- each with millions of followers -- to discuss his State of the Union address on Thursday. The White House hoped to reach new audiences with the move, and it definitely felt different than most high-profile presidential interviews --especially when GloZell Green told the president that Fidel Castro"puts the dick in dictatorship." (Important note: Obama did not see the questions before the interviews.) This is how Obama reacted to that line:
  • Obama's Doubly Deceitful SOTU

    01/22/2015 1:27:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 23, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    It was an otherworldly experience to watch President Obama delivering his State of the Union speech. Even after watching him for seven years, I can't decide who the primary victim of his deceit is, him or us. Is it even possible for this guy to extricate himself from campaign mode? Is there ever a time when he's not puffing his product? His incessant salesmanship would be bad enough if he truly had a stellar record. If we give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he is just self-deceived, then the culprits are probably his blinding ideology and his...
  • State of the Union Drew Lowest TV Audience in 15 Years

    01/22/2015 9:01:10 AM PST · by xzins · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | 21 Jan 15 | Byron Tau
    And it’s the second-smallest State of the Union audience since Nielsen started collecting the data in 1993. Only Bill Clinton‘s 2000 speech drew a smaller television audience than Mr. Obama’s this year, with about 31.5 million views. In addition, a number of websites and media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, offered their own streams of the speech—increasing the total number of viewers well beyond the television audience. But the lower audience share is part of a broader decline in interest in the speech.
  • The Language of the State of the Union

    01/22/2015 7:54:05 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-18-15 | Benjamin Schmidt and Mitch Fraas
    Since 1790, every president has made an annual report to Congress, highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing the nation. Presidents from Jefferson to Taft dispatched lengthy written addresses; since Wilson, most have emulated Washington’s example and delivered shorter remarks in person. Using the Bookworm platform for text analysis, we’ve combed through the full texts of all 224 State of the Union addresses and ranked the frequency with which each president used each word. We invite you to explore these speeches. Click on any individual word and observe how frequently each president employed it. Sort by DATE to see how the...
  • The State Of Our Union

    01/22/2015 6:13:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    So I just watched President Barack Obama deliver his sixth State of the Union address. If it didn’t involve my job, there is no way on God’s green Earth I would watch this thing, ever. Obama’s speech was like listening to a grown man sit on Santa’s lap, listing everything he wants and threatening a temper tantrum if he doesn’t get it. What doesn’t the president want? That’s not a rhetorical question. I have no idea what he doesn’t want government to do for people. Community College? That should be “free!” And by free I mean other people should be...
  • A Speech and a President, Unbounded by Reality

    01/22/2015 4:28:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Enthusiastic, entertaining, energized and eminent, President Obama's demeanor and delivery at the State of the Union belied his political reality. Unbowed, unbroken and possibly unaffected by the recent midterm Republican wave, Obama displayed his great skill by delivering an emotional teleprompter-driven speech that was a throwback to his first election. Varying tempo, pitch, passion and inflection, his speech was more a theatrical performance than a delivery of a prewritten, pre-released text. He was unbounded by his political reality. Possibly no one in his staff had informed him that he had 90 fewer elected Democrats in his audience than has any...
  • Grapevine: A tale of two SOTU responses

    01/22/2015 2:54:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 201 | Bret Baier
    Obama: Many of you have told me that this isn’t what you signed up for—arguing past each other on cable shows, the constant fundraising, always looking over your shoulder at how the base will react to every decision. Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.Well, that “different” he mentioned didn’t last long. Less than an hour after the speech, a fundraising e-mail from the Democratic Party went out, signed by the president. One frustrated tweeter wrote—quote—“You can’t be serious. After taking a dig at constant fundraising, Obama sends out a fundraising...
  • Governor Sarah Palin Issues Strong Response to President Obama’s State of the Union

    01/21/2015 8:45:12 PM PST · by Bratch · 50 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 21 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Sarah Palin issued a strong response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech: Sarah Palin Politician · 4,499,372 Likes · 18 hrs ·  Despite all the happy talk and rainbow kisses in his second to last State of the Union address, President Obama has utterly failed middle class Americans who are making less and spending more to survive in his economy. And he has no real plan to help them.I’m no special pleader for the super rich. They can take care of themselves, and Barack Obama has been the friend of every crony capitalist on Wall Street attending his $30,000-a-plate fundraisers....
  • Americans Prefer 'American Sniper' Over Obama's Empty Chair

    01/21/2015 5:59:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Editorial
    Valor: When Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair at the 2012 GOP convention, many thought he'd lost it. Now more Americans are watching his story of hero Chris Kyle than saw the State of the Union. There was a sense of irony in President Obama praising himself for a "persistent, steady resolve" in fighting an Islamic terrorism he refuses to call by name. He delivered his State of the Union speech just as the U.S. military was moving the assault ships Iwo Jima and Fort McHenry into the Red Sea to evacuate American personnel, if necessary, from...
  • It's official: Obama refuses to recognize the 2014 election results

    01/21/2015 11:37:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Herman Cain
    And he doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks.It's hard to imagine a more complete shellacking than the one Barack Obama took in the 2014 mid-term elections. Yes, I know, his name was not on the ballot. But his policies were, as he himself told us. And Democrat candidates for the House and Senate got their clocks cleaned across the country for supporting these ill-conceived policies.With a loud and clear voice, the public elected a Republican majority as a way of saying, "Enough!"Enough wealth redistribution. Enough government health care. Enough regulation. Enough hostility toward business. Enough class warfare. Enough...
  • Joan Walsh - State of the GOP is broken: I thought Joni Ernst was bad. Then I watched Ted Cruz

    01/21/2015 4:55:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | January 21, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Watching Sen. Joni Ernst Tuesday night, I found myself thinking: If there’s a GOP establishment, it must consist of secret Democrats, because they so reliably sabotage their rising stars by assigning them the reply to President Obama’s annual State of the Union address, way before they’re ready. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. Marco Rubio moved from 2016 contenders to punch lines in moments. Ernst seemed headed the same way, with her robotic sing-song delivery and her head-scratching anecdotes about bread bags on her shoes and working the biscuit lines at Hardees. She was clearly working to show voters that she’s...
  • 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-aware politician...
  • State of the Union Television Ratings Drop to 15-Year Low

    01/21/2015 4:23:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 21, 2015
    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew the second-lowest television viewership in 15 years. According to Nielsen data, 31.7 million viewers watched Tuesday night's prime-time address on broadcast and cable networks. That's the lowest television viewership for a State of the Union address since President Bill Clinton's final speech.
  • Obama Used Former Democrat Staffer as Fake "Real Person" in Speech

    01/21/2015 2:42:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Snerdley, I forget, did you watch this or not? (interruption) You did not. They had this woman up -- they always do, some hero sitting next to Michelle (My Belle), the first lady, or a series of people that are heroic. (interruption) What was that you said? (interruption) No, not the illegal woman. This is a woman who had a hard, tough life, and she just had overcome all kinds of obstacles. It was a testament to the American spirit. I mean, she got an excrement sandwich in her life every which way she turned. In fact, if you...
  • Star Tribune Fails to Reveal Local Woman Featured at SOTU Was Democrat Operative

    01/21/2015 2:31:16 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    What a sweet story. A local struggling mom writes a letter to the President and she gets not only a lunch meeting with him but later gets featured in his State Of The Union speech. A very touching story about a regular woman...who "coincidentally" was a Democrat operative. However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune very "mysteriously" left this very important fact out of the story about her written by Allison Sherry. This prominent background fact was not exactly hidden from view. Ms Sherry could have googled the woman in question, Rebekah Erler, and found a Reuters artcle from last June that...
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

    01/21/2015 11:35:39 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/21/15 | Steve Berman
    Taxing Section 529 tax-free education plans is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea. Of all the lying, broken campaign promises,and studied burglary President Obama has committed over the past six years—seven really, if you count his first campaign—this has to be the worst. He who can’t help but toot his own horn (tooting his horn was his only moment of clarity in the whole State of the Union Speech), said this last night: Of course, the education race doesn't end with a high school diploma. To compete, higher education must be within the reach of every American. (Applause.) That's why we've ended...
  • Woman Showcased by Obama in SOTU is a Former Democratic Campaign Staffer

    01/21/2015 10:00:44 AM PST · by tje · 35 replies
    The Beacon ^ | January 21, 2015 12:07 pm | Brent Scher
    The woman whose story of economic recovery was showcased by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address is a former Democratic campaign staffer and has been used by Obama for political events in the past. Rebekah Erler has been presented by the White House as a woman who was discovered by the president after she wrote to him last March about her economic hardships. She was showcased in the speech as proof that middle class Americans are coming forward to say that Obama’s policies are working. Unmentioned in the White House bio of Erler is that she...
  • Obama in State of Union: Same-Sex Marriage is ‘America at Its Best’

    01/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2015 - 9:07 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When he was running for president seven years ago, and appearing in a nationally televised forum held by a Christian pastor at a Christian church, Barack Obama said he believed that marriage was a “sacred union” that was “between a man and a woman.” On Tuesday night, in his State of the Union Address, Obama said that legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States is one of the things he has seen that represents “America at its best.” …
  • Huffington Post Publishes Laughable 'Scoop' About Ted Cruz SOTU Response

    01/21/2015 9:50:28 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Stop the presses! The Huffington Post has an incredible scoop about Ted Cruz's response to Obama's State Of The Union address last night. Your expectations will be understandably high when you see the headline they placed on the story: The Ted Cruz Speech He Did Not Want You To See. So what horror did Cruz commit in his speech that he "Did Not Want You To See?" Did he accidentally agree with Obama's tax and spend policies? Or perhaps he let out with a profane curse? Nope. Watch the video for yourself and it will put you in mind of...
  • Ratings: State of the Union Dips vs. 2014

    01/21/2015 9:16:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    TVLine ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Matt Webb Mitovich
    The Big 4’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s Sate of the Union address on Tuesday night amassed 19.4 million total viewers, down 6 percent from a year ago. Last year’s SOTU went on to total 33.3 million viewers with cable coverage folded in, marking a 14-year low.
  • Nine BIG Lies Obama Told In His State Of The Union Speech

    01/21/2015 8:39:18 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 34 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Relaxed and defiant are a few of the adverbs used by the mainstream media to describe the President’s 2015 State of the Union address. I have some adverbs of my own, but those words aren’t part of my vocabulary… Apparently, Barack Obama missed the midterm elections, and decided to continue to beat the drum of me, myself, and I am awesome… blah, blah, blah. Six years of the same old, same old. He did make a few Pinocchios though. Actually a lot of them. Here’s nine of my favorite big whoppers from the evening… 1. “Better politics isn’t one where...
  • Why 3 Supreme Court Justices Didn’t Attend the State of the Union

    01/21/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · by South40 · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 20 JAN 2015 | Tessa Berenson
    The wording in the Constitution is simple and straightforward: the President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” There's nothing in there about the Supreme Court justices and, accordingly, there's nothing simple and straightforward about their attendance. This year, six justices were in attendance, while three of the most conservative members of the court, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito were noticeably absent. In the modern era, custom has held that the justices would show up in their official robes and sit impassively. But in recent years, they've become...
  • SOTU 2015: Obama Shines Like a "Million Points of Spite"

    01/21/2015 8:08:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-21-2015 | MOTUS
    Well that was a spectacle to end all; words fail me. Butt not Big Guy, his words – and he had plenty of them – shined like a million points of spite. I was up all night trying to figure out how best to summarize the SOTU for those of you who were too busy to watch it for yourself. Succinctly: it was 50 pounds of bullshit crammed into a 1 pound doggie poo bag. Butt before getting into any of the insignificant points of the speech allow me to comment on a couple of the more superficial aspects of the...
  • Video: Sen. Joni Ernst delivers GOP rebuttal to Obama’s SOTU

    01/21/2015 7:24:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    First, let it be known that I am on the record many times declaring the tradition of the State of the Union and the State of the Union response as the worst monsters of democracy. I swear I would vote for anyone who promised to go back to sending a letter to Congress.If the SOTU is a dry, boring, laundry list of impossible goals and partisan cheap shots, the SOTU response is an even bleaker task. It has famously tripped up many a comer—Republicans more than Democrats, not because Democrats are any better but because the press is much...
  • Obama’s ‘Free Stuff for Everyone’ State of the Union Speech

    01/21/2015 6:47:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/21/2015 | John Fund
    A pollster at last week’s GOP congressional retreat summarized the proposals President Obama made last night as “free stuff for everyone.” Indeed, on everything from enhanced child-care tax credits to free community college the president was in a Santa Claus kind of mood in this month after Christmas. All of the proposals enjoy majority support in polls — although that support tends to fall after people weigh the price tag. Take paid sick leave. Obama mentioned that wherever the issue was on the ballot this fall it passed when people voted on it. But he was careful not to mention...
  • Pumping his arms, pointing his finger and firing verbal volleys: Obama ... means business

    01/21/2015 6:24:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2015 | Corey Charlton
    Complete Headline: Pumping his arms, pointing his finger and firing verbal volleys: Obama's aggressive body language in State of the Union speech shows Republicans he means business Obama's body language avoided impression balance of power has shifted He gave his State of the Union address to Republican-controlled Congress But he refrained from being conciliatory with defiant gestures and barbs Contained within his speech were a host of threats to use veto powers Pumping his arms, pointing his index finger and gesturing with his hands, President Barack Obama's body language at last night's State of the Union speech was anything but...
  • Senator Joni Ernst Responds to Obama’s Night of a Thousand Lies

    01/21/2015 6:04:07 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Daniel Greenberg
    I’m Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight. A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his vision for the year to come. Even if we may not always agree, it’s important to hear different points of view in this great country. We appreciate the President sharing his. Tonight though, rather than respond to a speech, I’d like to talk about your priorities. I’d like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how...
  • Michelle Obama’s Chic Grey Skirt Suit At State Of The Union Speech

    01/21/2015 6:00:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 114 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | January 20, 2015 | Shira Benozilio
    <p>She can do no wrong! Michelle Obama was a vision in grey at the State of the Union address — she wore Michael Kors and looked fab!</p> <p>President Obama may have been the one speaking, however, all eyes were on the fashionable first lady Michelle Obama, 50. The first family came out to support Barack Obama, 53, during one of his last State of the Union Addresses in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20. Michelle looks SO amazing — don’t you agree?</p>
  • Russia Hits Back At Obama Over State Of Union Speech

    01/21/2015 5:52:59 AM PST · by edpc · 8 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 21 Jan 2015 | Gabriela Baczynska
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hit back on Wednesday at U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, saying it showed the United States believes it is "number one" and seeks world domination.
  • Why Didn't The Gop Have Ted Cruz Give SOTU Response?

    01/21/2015 3:32:38 AM PST · by Pajamajan · 57 replies
    If anyone saw Ted on Fox News with Megan K-He had the focus group laughing- He was only on for a minute. Imagine what he could have done with the whole response.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Appears to Fall Asleep During State of the Union

    01/21/2015 4:35:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to fall asleep during President Obama's lenghty State of the Union address.
  • Restate of the Union

    01/21/2015 4:34:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | John Stossel
    resident Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I've done is great! America is in a much better position. We've created a manufacturing sector that's adding jobs. More oil is produced at home. I cut deficits in half! Give me a break. The deficit is lower now not because of any prudence on Obama's part but merely because the $800 billion stimulus spending blowout didn't continue. All the president does is increase spending: free community college, free Obamaphones, free birth control, etc. Yes, our annual deficit is lower, but it's still...
  • Obama Quotes Obama In State Of The Union Address

    01/21/2015 4:20:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Charles Spiering
    During his State of the Union address, Obama recalled his glorious 2004 speech in Boston at the Democratic National Convention that nominated Sen. John Kerry for president.
  • Ted Cruz: "More Government" Is Obama's "More Cowbell"

    01/21/2015 4:01:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that President Obama believes “more government” is the only solution just as Christopher Walken’s Bruce Dickinson character believed “the only prescription is more cowbell” on Tuesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.
  • The President’s Address of Lies

    01/21/2015 3:51:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s previous State of the Union address claimed last year would be a “breakthrough year.” In this year’s State of the Union address he announced that he would turn the page.
  • The Top Five Takeaways From The #SOTU

    01/21/2015 3:09:54 AM PST · by absentee · 11 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/20/2014 | Caleb Howe
    Tonight the President delivered his State of the Union remarks. It was a grandiose speech with lofty ideals, delivered with all of the considerable rhetorical charms at his disposal, sure to go down in history as a prime exemplar of "how it's done." Wait .. hang on. I've just been informed that I was watching March of the Penguins. My bad. As it turns out, the President's speech was pretty humdrum and more than a little silly in places, delivered with all the contrived bluster of his considerable self-regard and gift for delusion. Eh, close enough. Nevertheless, in the spirit...
  • Here’s the Full Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

    01/20/2015 7:16:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    time.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    President Barack Obama delivered his 2015 State of the Union Address to Congress Tuesday laying out a new vision for what his administration terms “middle-class economics.” The full text as prepared for delivery: