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  • 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s embrace of executive action to move his agenda forward on Sunday, saying the president’s 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 Obama’s SOTU address on January 28, Americans couldn’t 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 Obama’s 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 we’re doing nothing. We’re 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 doesn’t,
  • Black activists unload! Obama ‘more hurtful to the black race’ than helpful; ‘Just quit!’ [VIDEO]

    01/31/2014 2:34:12 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 1/31/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    Black activists from Chicago — perhaps the president’s most obvious supporters — savaged President Obama after his State of the Union Tuesday, expressing abject frustration at an administration that “doesn’t care” and “ain’t never done anything for the community.” Rebel Pundit interviewed the small group of black community organizers moments after the conclusion of the president’s address on Tuesday. The activists universally panned the speech, which one referred to as “the same old, same old. A bunch of talk. A bunch of talk and rhetoric to give faith to a dying economy in America.” A young woman claimed the State...
  • Black Activists in Chicago Tell Obama to ‘Just Quit’ After Watching State of the Union

    01/31/2014 3:06:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Tuesday night, activists in Chicago were interviewed shortly after the President delivered the State of the Union address, offering their perspective and feedback on what the President had to say. Rebel Pundit has released video of those reactions, including remarks from J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Joe Watkins, Founder of V.O.T.E. (Voices of the Ex-Offender), and Mark Carter, of V.O.T.E., among other activists. Mark Carter commented, “We’d be better of with you cutting off your presidency right now. Just quit.” Obama’s blame game is not selling, with Fleming saying “the reason why our economy is dying is because...
  • A Reconciliatory State of the Union

    01/31/2014 3:44:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | January 30, 2014 | Rev. Arthur L Jones III, D.D.
    I love my President. I love our President. You should love him, too – even if you disagree with some (or even all) of his policies. You should love him, too – regardless as to whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent. You should love him whether you subscribe to a system of faith – or not. When you get right down to it, that’s what America is. America is about inclusion rather than exclusion. America is a place of exceptionalism rather than extremism. America needs much more magnanimity; and much less megalomania. Last Tuesday night, President Barack...
  • Jimmy Kimmel & Lie Witness News - State of the Union Edition (before it happened)

    01/31/2014 4:56:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/29/14
    Lie Witness News - State of the Union Edition
  • Obama threatens to veto new sanctions against Iran

    01/28/2014 9:36:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 11:34 PM EST | Lara Jakes
    Any new economic sanctions that Congress tries to impose against Iran during international negotiations to limit the Islamic republic’s nuclear program will be vetoed, President Barack Obama warned lawmakers on Tuesday, even as he acknowledged the ongoing talks are difficult and may not succeed. It was the sharpest part of a State of the Union speech that overall was skimpy on details for his foreign policy agenda for the year.Obama also briefly re-affirmed his promises to end the war in Afghanistan this year, pursue al-Qaida with limited strikes and support Syrian opposition groups in their bloody three-year quest to push...
  • Tension in Democratic Party after Obama speech

    01/30/2014 8:34:58 AM PST · by Din Maker · 20 replies
    Associated Press / Yahoo News ^ | January 29, 2014 | Steve Peoples
    Tensions within the Democratic Party were on display in the living rooms of Massachusetts, where liberal activists watched President Barack Obama's State of the Union address with skepticism. "I think he offered some good things," said party host Josh Tauber, a software engineer and Democratic activist who volunteered for both of Obama's campaigns. "I would get more excited if I believed those things would happen." Liberal leaders across the nation shared Tauber's mixed response, expressing optimism about Obama's focus on economic inequality, but also frustration with a president some think hasn't fought hard enough for liberal policies on health care,...
  • Chuck Todd, NBC Compare Barack Obama to an Injured War Hero

    01/29/2014 5:51:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | January 29, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Bias? What media bias? In its post-SOTU First Reading today, NBC News compares President Barack Obama to the injured war hero whom Obama lauded during last night’s speech. *** “America has never come easy”: Last night’s speech also ended on an emotional — and upbeat — note when Obama recognized Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, who was almost killed in Afghanistan and continues to recuperate from a brain injury. “My fellow Americans, men and women like Cory remind us that America has never come easy,” the president said. “Our freedom, our democracy, has never been easy. Sometimes we stumble, we make...
  • Sarah Palin Disrespects President Obama with Jealous, Racist SOTU Rant (Hurl, you will)

    01/29/2014 10:02:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | January 29, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    Sarah Palin was very busy last night. Too busy and important to watch the State of the Union, but she did catch it on her “truck radio” and she’s very concerned about that man in the White House. He’s arrogant and dangerously full of hubris. He dared to act like a President and use presidential powers. Something must be done! She warned her flock on Facebook today, “We the People” don’t have to be “We the Sheeple” and just get shepherded towards a fundamental transformation that’s against America’s will.” To remedy this horrible, big government intrusion, she says we can...
  • President Obama’s Block(head) of Cheese

    01/30/2014 3:38:19 AM PST · by rhema · 3 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 1/29/14 | John Goerke
    Last night was the State of the Union and like most sensible people, I didn’t watch it. It could be that I have a respect for oratory. Lincoln said, in two hundred and seventy-two words and a couple of minutes, more at Gettysburg than has been said by this President in his combined hours in the House Chambers. Also, the purpose of the speech escapes me. In our overly technological age, I know what the President’s agenda is almost as soon as he sets it. I don’t need a speech full of bureaucratic boilerplate to tell me what I already...
  • BBC Reporter Reminds Obama About Constitution: ‘The Audacity of Hope Became the Reality of Limits’

    01/29/2014 9:52:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    gopthedailydose ^ | 1/29/14 | Bubba Atkinson
    “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” – Obama, State of the Union 2014 That’s a polite way to say he doesn’t have the leadership skills to unite Congress to get anything done, so he’s going to use a loose interpretation of the Constitution to attempt to get his way and he’ll mask that statement with a rational sounding emotional appeal to American families.
  • The Work Ethic - Obama is betting that Americans will side with labor over capitalism. He’s right.

    01/30/2014 5:03:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | January 29, 2014 | William Saletan
    The central word in President Obama’s State of the Union address wasn’t equality or opportunity. It was work. People will tell you this was a boring speech. Don’t believe them. It was a speech with a sharp edge. It distinguished the free market, represented by Republicans, from the work ethic, represented by Democrats. If that’s the debate in 2014, Democrats stand a good chance of winning. Here’s the basic idea. Many people who vote Republican don’t really believe in the free market. What they believe in is the work ethic. These two things aren’t identical. Sometimes the free market betrays...
  • The State of the Yawn-ion

    01/30/2014 5:12:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 30, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    A lot of political pundits make a lot of money talking to an every-shrinking audience. Most Americans these days simply can’t stand politics, and after watching Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and the Republican response, it’s easy to understand why. President Obama’s speech was empty calories, a greatest hits record from a local band that never had a hit. I had to check my DVR to make sure I hadn’t accidentally replayed a previous year’s speech. I hadn’t, but I still want to know where to go to get those two hours of my life back. The buzz leading...
  • Chicago Grassroots React to State of the Union--Obama

    01/29/2014 7:55:15 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/29/14 | Rebel Pundit
    Chicago Grassroots React to State of the Union--Obama, The Big LET DOWN! Published on Jan 29, 2014 This video is about Chicago Black Grassroots Response to SOTU
  • Holder: ‘I Don’t Know Anything’ about Political Activities of Those Involved in IRS Investigation

    01/30/2014 9:58:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2014 - 11:26 AM | Melanie Hunter
    At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder denied knowing that a top Democratic donor is leading the internal investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups. “No, I don’t know anything about the political activities of any of the people who are involved in this investigation,” he said when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned him during a Justice Department oversight hearing. “I must tell you I find it astonishing that the Department of Justice appointed a major Obama donor to head this investigation, so the first question I want to ask is did you know that...
  • Debunking the top three myths about income inequality

    01/30/2014 7:21:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published: Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 12:11 PM ET | By: Robert Frank
    In his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama is expected to take sharp aim at wealth inequality. He'll propose a hike in the minimum wage, extended unemployment benefits, and more funding for education and skills improvement. He is also likely to contribute to several persistent myths about the increasing gap between the rich and everyone else. There is no question that income inequality in America is high compared with other countries as well as with the three decades in the U.S. after World War II. And a consensus is growing among business leaders, politicians and...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's executive orders

    01/30/2014 7:05:36 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 29, 2014 AT 1:56 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time. "I'll be honest with you, I have not seen -- I don't remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I'm not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied when Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked him to explain the nature of Obama's constitutional power to delay the mandate. Lee had based his question on...
  • Obama calls Beshear 'a man possessed' on health care, Ky. Republicans pan president's speech

    01/29/2014 11:21:33 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address once again highlighted to the nation the political dichotomy that the Affordable Care Act has created in Kentucky. One minute Obama was giving a mid-address shout-out to Gov. Steve Beshear over his implementation of the health care law. And the next minute, Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell was issuing a critical three-paragraph response to Obama’s speech focusing on the Obamacare section particularly. “Obamacare is wreaking havoc with Kentucky’s economy and for the nation’s economy and unfortunately the president’s doubled down on that,” McConnell said in his statement. “So, it’s discouraging to see...
  • 32 Statistics That Obama Neglected To Mention During The State Of The Union Address

    01/29/2014 7:27:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/29/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Show this article to anyone that believes that the economy has actually improved under Barack Obama. On Tuesday evening, Barack Obama once again attempted to convince all of us that things have gotten better while he has been in the White House. He quoted a few figures, used some flowery language and made a whole bunch of new promises. And even though he has failed to follow through on his promises time after time, millions upon millions of Americans continue to believe him. In fact, you can find a list of 82 unfulfilled promises from his previous State of the...
  • The State of the Union is Wrong

    01/29/2014 5:19:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 1/29/2014 | Benjamin H. Friedman
    As President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address provokes the standard exchange of press releases and talking points, it’s worth remembering that the partisan foreign policy debate is almost always shallow. The real gap is not between Democratic and Republican leaders but between the political class and the broader public. Consider the Pew Research Center poll late last year that demonstrated that the U.S. public is less interested than the U.S. foreign policy elite in trying to manage foreign affairs. This set off a predictable debate about whether the public was becoming isolationist.But hardly anyone pointed out that the results were nothing new: The American public,...
  • Will Obama Ever Play Hardball?

    01/29/2014 4:48:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    The executive order stuff was good, but Obama didn't go at the GOP in the way he should have. Was that really only the sixth Obama State of the Union address? Because somehow after watching this one, I felt I’d seen at least eight or nine and made the same complaint every time. It was...fine. There were moments, a few moments, where it was better than fine. The Obamacare section came across to me as the most spirited, the one part where he dropped the guarded formality that characterizes his approach to SOTU addresses and talked a little bit, just...
  • State of the Union draws 33.3 million viewers, lowest since 2000

    01/29/2014 3:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/29/14 | Ryan Faughnder
    **SNIP** Total viewership for the address, which aired live from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. PST on 13 networks and tape delayed on Univision, was down slightly from last year's. The 2013 State of the Union was watched by about 33.5 million people. The speech was covered live by CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera America, Galavision and Mun2. Among cable outlets, the Fox News Channel beat its rivals, as usual, with 4.7 million viewers.
  • Jackson Lee on SOTU: ‘Executive Orders are Legal,’ Obama Acting ‘On Behalf of the American People’

    01/29/2014 2:21:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 29, 2014 | Penny Starr
    ( – In reference to President Barack Obama’s pledge, during his State of the Union speech, to advance his agenda on climate change and the minimum wage by executive order, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said “executive orders are legal” and that he is “acting on behalf of the American people.” At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening, asked Rep. Lee, “What about the Republicans criticizing the use of executive orders when it comes to climate change and minimum wage – his use of executive orders?” Rep. Jackson Lee said, “As I was saying, [the address] was appealing to...
  • Ted Cruz, Eric Holder mix it up at hearing

    01/29/2014 2:02:42 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Jan 2014 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pushed Attorney General Eric Holder for answers about the investigation into the IRS, with the Texas Republican saying he finds what has transpired in the last eight months of the probe “astonishing.” Cruz called on Holder, who was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to address why so little had been done since the inspector general report concluded that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups, tea party groups, pro-Israel groups and pro-life groups. “In the 280 days since that inspector general report, nobody has been indicted,” Cruz said. “Not a single person. In the...
  • Live! [Archived] Tea Party Response to SOTU by Senator Mike Lee

    01/28/2014 7:37:51 PM PST · by Syncro · 111 replies
    Tea Party Express/YouTube ^ | January 28, 2014 | Mike Lee
    Live streaming will start soon at the link above. Also live tweets are going on there now. It's also directly on You Tube with comments on the right side of the page. You Tube Link Also it is live streamed on the Free Republic Home Page! Free Republic Stream

    01/29/2014 7:17:54 AM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/2014 | Tony Lee
    In his response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address that focused heavily on "inequality," Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) slammed Obamacare as "an inequality Godzilla," symbolizing an administration that has favored Washington, D.C. while purporting to fight for America's middle class. In an address sponsored by the Tea Party Express on Tuesday, Lee spoke for "those individuals and families who work hard, play by the rules, balance their budgets, honor the Golden Rule, and don’t understand why their government in Washington can’t do the same." He said these Americans "may feel they have been forgotten by both political...
  • Senator Mike Lee’s Tea Party Response to the president’s State of the Union speech

    01/30/2014 3:43:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 2 replies
    Mike Lee Website ^ | January 28, 2014 | Senator Mike Lee
    Good evening. I’m Senator Mike Lee, from Utah. In the few minutes I have tonight – I’d like to speak especially to those Americans who may feel they have been forgotten by both political parties: Those individuals and families who work hard, play by the rules, balance their budgets, honor the Golden Rule … and don’t understand why their government in Washington can’t do the same. You are probably as frustrated as I am about an ever-growing government that somehow thinks it is okay to lie to, spy on and even target its own citizens. Many hard-working Americans are discouraged...
  • Valerie Jarrett: SOTU Is 'All About Action -- A Very Optimistic Speech'

    01/30/2014 3:48:46 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    cns news ^ | January 28, 2014 - 8:09 AM | Susan Jones
    "People around our country are hungry for action," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "And what you'll hear from the president tonight is going to be all about action -- creating opportunity -- and it's going to be a very optimistic speech." Jarrett said the president, in his sixth State of the Union Address, will "set forth very specific, concrete proposals that he things will move our country forward -- create opportunity for hard-working Americans who want to succeed." ... Asked about a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll showing that Americans are losing confidence...
  • House GOP to Obama: Let's Do a 'Year of Action' Together

    01/30/2014 7:49:44 AM PST · by gooblah · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2014, 7:29 | Jonathan Strong
    <p>CAMBRIDGE, Maryland--House Republicans responding to President Obama's State of the Union vow to move forward on a “year of action” with or without Congress say they agree – and want to partner with him.</p>
  • In Our Hour of Maximum Danger, We Get Bizzaro Jack Kennedy

    01/30/2014 4:55:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well it’s clear from president Obama’s State of the Union poetry that we’ve reached the terminal phase of the old deal that’s been foisted on us, also known as the New Deal. Back when the world was young president Kennedy told us that it was time for a new generation of leaders, “tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed…. who have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour...
  • Krauthammer Previews SOTU: Obama Is Admitting He Is A "Failure" (video)

    01/28/2014 4:11:16 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, listening to that excerpt from Ed Henry, you would think that's the campaign speech of someone running against Barack Obama. Obama is indicting the four years, the five years he's been president. He said the rich have done well, everybody else has stalled, inequality has increased. Well, the four years, the five years are his years. Essentially, he's saying my job now is to undo what I have done in the five years of my presidency. It's hardly sort of a ringing call to arms. I'm sure they now tested all of these words, inequality, opportunity, all...
  • 21 of the best "King Obama" memes and graphics

    01/29/2014 9:26:19 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-29-14 | The Looking Spoon
    If you missed the State of the Union last night (which is a bit misleading, it was a snoozefest, so there was nothing to miss) here's the big takeaway... target="_blank">iOwnTheWorld)You could say the speech was really a self-coronation for the rest of us (we conservatives already noticed he already did it for himself back in '09), so I gathered up some of the best/my favorite "King Obama" memes on the internet starting with this one...
  • Fact Checking the 2014 State of the Union address

    01/28/2014 8:23:03 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 28 , 2014 | Glenn Kessler
    A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the president’s policies, so context is sometimes missing. Here is a guide through some of President Obama’s more fact-challenged claims, in the order in which he made them. At the end, we also examine one fishy fact in the Republican response. As is our practice with live events, we do...
  • Live Thread: President Obama's State of the Union Address 9 p.m. EST

    01/28/2014 4:09:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,252 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Tuesday night live on C-SPAN, President Obama outlines his agenda for the coming year when he delivers his fifth State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress. Leading up to the President's speech, C-SPAN sets the scene from the White House and Capitol Hill with perspectives from Former Speechwriter to President Obama Jon Lovett, Senate Historian Don Ritchie, and Gallup Editor in Chief Frank Newport. Following the State of the Union, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivers the Republican response. McMorris Rodgers is in her fifth term representing Washington’s Fifth District. C-SPAN's live coverage...

    01/28/2014 2:54:37 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 343 replies
    <p>“My fellow Americans blah blah blah blah blah blah ME blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah ME blah blah blah blah ME blah blah blah blah GOVERNMENT MUST blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah  blah blah EVIL TEA PARTY blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah LET ME BE CLEAR blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah EVIL REPUBLICANS blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah TAXES ARE TOO LOW blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I SUPPORT ISRAEL blah blah blah blah INCOME INEQUALITY blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah NEW IDEAS blah blah blah blah blah blah blah EVIL RICH blah blah blah blah OBAMACARE IS WORKING blah blah blah blah blah blah I blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah ME blah blah ME blah blah blah blah blah blah (LONG PAUSE) blah  blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah OBAMACARE IS WORKING blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah  GOVERNMENT CAN blah blah blah blah blah blah blah YOU NEED ME blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I WILL DO WHAT I WANT IN-SPITE OF CONGRESS blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah CARING blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah CHANGE blah blah blah blah blah blah blah TOMORROW WILL BE GREAT blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah (REPEAT 259 TIMES)”</p>

    01/28/2014 2:17:31 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 187 replies
    Jan 28, 2014, Tuesday | Yosemitest
    I'm not about to listen to the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF's "State of the Union Address" .And why should I? Everything he does to to destroy this country. Our side doesn't have the guts to Imp;each him, but maybe they'll boycott the farce.
  • Ft. Hood's Greater War

    01/28/2014 1:50:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 28, 2014 | Larry Provost
    Tonight is the President’s State of the Union Speech. Yet with the country at war there are heroes that will be forgotten in the name of political correctness. Recently I wrote about the forgotten heroes of Ft. Hood Terrorist Attack, One of those heroes, retired Army SGT Alonzo Lunsford will be in the gallery of the House of Representatives as a guest of Representative Roger Williams of Texas. SGT Lunsford was shot by the Ft. Hood terrorist seven times, including once in the face. He was preparing to deploy in the war against radical Islamic terrorism but instead was...
  • 11 Obama State of the Union graphics and memes from years past

    01/28/2014 12:31:04 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The Demperor without his clothes...
  • Obama 2007: "...we've seen an unnacceptable abuse of power at home." [GWB use of Exec. Orders]

    01/28/2014 7:22:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    1/28/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama won't "sit and wait for Congress" --- but that is now, not 2007. Candidate Obama 2007, speaking against GWB use of Executive Orders: "These last few years we've seen an unacceptable abuse of power at home. We've paid a heavy price for having a president whose priority is expanding his own poawer." George W Bush's use of Executive Power (the pen and the phone) didn't even come close to Clinton's use of this.
  • Brilliant Leadership: Obozo's 2013 State of the Union proposals and how they turned out

    01/28/2014 7:07:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Vanity | January 28, 2014
    Note: This list was taken in part from the Washington Post article titled Obama’s 2013 State of the Union proposals: What flopped and what succeeded. You can check there for much more detail, and their take on Zero's brilliant leadership. Not surprisingly, I was a tad more critical of the Community Organizer than they were. Who's right ... well, judge for yourself. Zero's 2013 State of the Union proposals: Realize massive Medicare savings through reformsStatus: Obamacare is a disaster and he's out of other bright ideas. Close tax loopholes for the wealthyStatus: And spank the fat-cat donors that put these...
  • White House Warns Obama Ready To 'Bypass' Congress On 2014 Agenda [Boehner Cries?]

    01/26/2014 4:33:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 26, 2014 | Dan Roberts
    White House Warns Obama Ready To 'Bypass' Congress On 2014 Agenda Dan Roberts The year since President Obama's 2013 state of the union address has been marked by record legislative inaction. White House officials are setting the scene for a confrontational state of the union address on Tuesday night, claiming that President Barack Obama is preparing to “bypass” Congress with executive action on divisive issues such as economic inequality. However, in a flurry of last-minute appearances, advisers also hinted at a growing sense within the administration that the president's chances of securing more ambitious legislative reform before November's midterm elections...
  • State of the Union Preview: "President Obama Wanted You to Know This"

    01/25/2014 3:38:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 71 replies
    The White House official website ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Dan Pfeiffer
    Ed. Note: Earlier today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent this message out to the White House email list. If you didn't get it, make sure you sign up for email updates. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Every year it's the same: In the days leading up to the State of the Union, the phone rings off the hook with everyone trying to figure out what will be in the President's address. We're now just four days out -- and the President wanted you to get the first preview of what this speech is all about. As always, he'll be working on it right up...
  • A GOP Proposal.Ted Cruz Needs To Present An "Actual State Of The Union Address" On Tuesday.

    01/25/2014 8:20:50 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    Lets be realistic.We haven't had a real state of the union since 2008.And no need to go over what our current President hasn't spoken of in the last four.Ted Cruz should present the nation with a real state of the union discussing all of the issues we wont hear from Obama.(no need to list them,we all know what Obama wont bring up on Tuesday),although we will have a GOP Response, having Ted Cruz or Rand Paul getting behind the podium and going over all of the important issues right before Obama would wake up America and excite the GOP and...
  • Noonan: The Sleepiness of a Hollow Legend (Pres. Sham-Wow SOU speech)

    01/25/2014 6:56:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-24-14 | Peggy Noonan
    Because when I imagine Barack Obama's State of the Union, I see a handsome, dignified man standing at the podium and behind him Joe Biden, sleeping. And next to him John Boehner, snoring. And arrayed before the president the members, napping. No one's really listening to the president now. He has been for five years a nonstop windup talk machine. Most of it has been facile, bland, the same rounded words and rounded sentiments, the same soft accusations and excuses. I see him enjoying the sound of his voice as the network newsman leans forward eagerly, intently, nodding at the...
  • Obama’s Rough 2013 Prompts a New Blueprint (Podesta: Need to remember Harry Reid's not president)

    01/25/2014 3:22:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2014 | Scott Wilson with Karen Tumulty
    An internal White House assessment concludes that President Obama must distance himself from a recalcitrant Congress after being badly damaged last year by legislative failures, a government shutdown and his own missteps. Obama has said that his fraught relationship with Congress, especially after Republicans won the House in 2010, complicated his ability to promote his agenda. But for the first time, following what many allies view as a lost year, the White House is reorganizing itself to support a more executive-focused presidency and inviting the rest of the government to help. The new approach comes after weeks of internal White...