Confirmed: Divisive president to deliver “aggressive” SOTU speech

posted at 10:41 am on February 11, 2013 by Allahpundit

This doesn’t mean it won’t be overlong, enervating, and instantly disposable like the last four were, just more peevish than usual. It’ll also be an occasion for O to “pivot to jobs” for the seventh or eighth time in his presidency, which I take it means 15-20 minutes about the middle class and the latest iteration of the Buffett Rule before he gets back to the stuff that really drives him, like banning assault weapons and creating an earned amnesty for illegals.

Emboldened by electoral victory and convinced the GOP is unwilling to cut deals, Obama plans to use his big prime-time address Tuesday night to issue another broad challenge at a Republican Party he regards as vulnerable and divided, Democrats close to Obama say…

When POLITICO asked how Obama is approaching the speech compared with his previous State of the Union addresses, a person close to the process of drafting the speech replied with a 2,500-year-old quote from Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu:

“Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.”…

That strategy could be dangerous. If Obama is perceived as too partisan, he’ll lose some of his personal popularity, which is the source of his political capital. But congressional Democrats actually fret about the opposite scenario — with several senior party aides telling POLITICO they fear Obama will fold on key issues, like entitlement cuts, if the GOP decides to bargain with him.

He won’t lose popularity, or at least not because of this. One of Obama’s few real rhetorical gifts is his knack for dumping on opponents stridently while not sounding strident. He’s always cultivated a cool-headed, above-the-fray, “adult in the room” image — it was key to his post-partisan shtick circa 2008 — and he does a solid job of maintaining it for the benefit of low-information voters who don’t follow politics closely day to day. There’ll be plenty of “we are one America” in this speech to cushion the “Republicans are destroying America” verbiage, and that’ll work just fine for casual watchers. Plus, if he throws some red meat to the left, he can count on some flattering post-speech coverage no matter how dull the proceedings get. There’s already buzz in political media about him taking on climate change tomorrow night. That’ll go nowhere in Congress, but luckily the press has had a revelation about the benefits of unilateral executive action since he took office.

Here’s Rand Paul previewing the tea-party rebuttal to O’s speech and addressing his perceived rivalry with Rubio. Exit question: Does Obama’s aggressiveness give Rubio more room for counter-aggression in the GOP response? Per Politico, “With Obama signaling a more confrontational approach, Rubio has apparently scrapped his first draft and settled on a tougher tack, according to former Bush administration operative Nicolle Wallace, appearing on ABC’s ‘This Week.’”


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Please, be tough, Mr. President! Show everyone your stripes!

unclesmrgol on February 11, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Tomorrow night, huh? I can’t wait for the open thread!

22044 on February 11, 2013 at 10:44 AM

He’s been granted that by the media bias…he is a divisive dork.

harlekwin15 on February 11, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Take 5 of the ongoing saga of BHO.

chemman on February 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Is that a typo in the headline? Should it not read, “Progressive SOTU speech?

Syd B. on February 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Why does anyone care what this liar says anymore?

karenhasfreedom on February 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Per Politico, “With Obama signaling a more confrontational approach, Rubio has apparently scrapped his first draft and settled on a tougher tack, according to former Bush administration operative Nicolle Wallace, appearing on ABC’s ‘This Week.’”

Thank you. What the hell are they so afraid of? When Republicans(pressured by the Tea Party) held their ground against Obama as much as they could in the first 2 years of his Presidency, they were rewarded for it in the 2010 midterms. When they caved on issue after issue after that, they were shocked to find the base didn’t turn out for them in 2012 to the degree they’d expected. So which political strategery sounds wisest moving forward?

Doughboy on February 11, 2013 at 10:49 AM

I think Obama is trying to incite rebellion to give him an excuse to just start executing his political opposition.

Not that there is much of that going on in the GOP…

wildcat72 on February 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM

… he does a solid job of maintaining it for the benefit of low-information voters who don’t follow politics closely day to day.

Those low info voters are about to get a wake up call.

GarandFan on February 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I’d rather sit through a Pauly Shore movie than listen to him lecture the rest of us on how much money we make and what cars we should be driving. The state of our union isn’t so great these days, and whatever he suggests will make it worse.

changer1701 on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

To bad we don’t have a opposition party. A strong GOP would turn this on Obama.

When is the speech, not that I’m gonig to watch it. I can no longer stand the sound of his voice and his arrogant tone.

Oil Can on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Bring it on Barry…….

redguy on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Obama’s speech:

1) We need to increase taxes even more so we can throw money at education, infrastructure, and bullshit green energy projects that will bear no fruit

2) Republicans are too blame for everything that’s wrong.

There, I just saved you 55 minutes.

Kataklysmic on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Alternate headline: “Political politician to get political in political speech”

Bitter Clinger on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Why does anyone care what this liar says anymore?

karenhasfreedom on February 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM

The wife cares….that the latest Happy Endings episode will be preempted by this nonsense.

Doughboy on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

He’s going to bite the head of a bat off..
I just know it..

Electrongod on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Hee.. One of Barry’s few actual rhetorical gifts. AP snark. :)

As for Rubio, I’m not sure what he gains by going overtly aggressive. This is really all about introducing Rubio to the rest of the country. He has to play sunny Latino version of Reagan, not strident attack dog. Although probably the best SOTU response in recent memory was Ryan’s 2011 one and if I remember correctly it did take Obama to task quite a bit.

Illinidiva on February 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Nicole Wallace, in the know or conjecture?

Cindy Munford on February 11, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Screw him and the R’s that plan a lame response.

Mr. Arrogant on February 11, 2013 at 10:54 AM

The whole speech will be a “jobs speech”. Didn’t you know, guys! ALL of Obama’s initiatives are jobs initiatives.

Like how the health care bill was a jobs bill, despite the fact that it chilled hiring and reduced hours in anticipation of its implementation. And like how investing in green boondoggles is a jobs initiative… at least until the companies fold.

Just watch: tax increases on higher incomes will be “for the jobs”; immigration reform will be “for the jobs”, though it will be interesting to see how he spins the addition of millions more laborers for the same available positions is good for jobs; regulating evil global warmers will be “for the jobs”; banning “assault” weapons will be “for the jobs”. It’s all for the jobs, sheeple!

The Schaef on February 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Prediction:

The Hopey/Copey SOTUA Speechy will be a Rallying Call,
a Rabble Rouser,directed at `His People`,er UnionGoonions,
Wall Street Occupationers,

and the rest of the Socialist Sh*t-Distrubers ILK!!

canopfor on February 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Yes, please come out and berate the few Americans that still have jobs in your economy, that we’re all selfish, lazy people that not only should be happy and thankful for the Government’s money we’re allowed to keep for our own greedy uses, but that we should be eager for him and his cronies to keep even more of their money so they can redistribute it to their friends and moron voters that keep them in power.

Meople on February 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Nicole Wallace is speaking for Rubio? Really?

conservative pilgrim on February 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Rumor is he is gonna finish off the US economy in the name of “climate control” via EO openly….

I hope this leads to divorce.

harlekwin15 on February 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM

This doesn’t mean it won’t be overlong, enervating, and instantly disposable like the last four were, just more peevish than usual.
=================================================================

AP,i`m thinking this Speechy,will be thee best yet,
Full-Bore DEMONIZATIONAL OverLoad!!

canopfor on February 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I for one can’t wait to sit through a 45 minute scolding for daring to live the american dream.

antipc on February 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM

“Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.”…

But he didn’t build that……

Bitter Clinger on February 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM

There, I just saved you 55 minutes.

Kataklysmic on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

More like 8 years….

Gatsu on February 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

And this speech comes complete with a “victims” gallery who had tragedy because of those evil guns….

sandee on February 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I for one can’t wait to sit through a 45 minute scolding for daring to live the american dream.

antipc on February 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Only 45 minutes? Man, are you the optimist.

Doughboy on February 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Heres one of the lines in Hopeys SOTUA……(sarc)

So,Let me be Clear,

if you want the same as the last six years,than you
have got to git in there faces,and stop the GOP from
putting DOOR STOPS at my every move!!

canopfor on February 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Rubio can come out a giant winner in all of this.

Flapjackmaka on February 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Aggressive? When it comes to Obama, I think more in terms of ‘petulant’. In any case, I doubt he’ll be inspiring.

Liam on February 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

As for Rubio, I’m not sure what he gains by going overtly aggressive. This is really all about introducing Rubio to the rest of the country. He has to play sunny Latino version of Reagan, not strident attack dog. Although probably the best SOTU response in recent memory was Ryan’s 2011 one and if I remember correctly it did take Obama to task quite a bit.

Illinidiva on February 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM

The responses to these things hardly warrant the attention they’re given; doubt anyone pays them much mind outside the Beltway. That said, he can be the sunny Reagan while drawing an explicit contrast with Obama on a host of issues. That’s what is needed. The GOP can’t expect people to buy into whatever they’re selling if they don’t say why what we’re doing now is so terribly wrong.

changer1701 on February 11, 2013 at 11:01 AM

It would be nice if not a single Republican opted to attend. I know that is rude but let the filthy rat-eared bastard speak to a half-filled room to represent that he only is interested in working for half the country. Let them round up the greedy stupid parasites that voted for the traitor to act as seat fillers.

Personally, I’m opting out. I can’t stand seeing the man his fat-arsed mooch of a spouse, either of the mini-moochers, or the Bidens. I’m certainly not going subject myself to an hour the bastard talking about himself- especially when all the good parts have already been leaked to the media.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2013 at 11:01 AM

There’s already buzz in political media about him taking on climate change tomorrow night.

It’s about time he did something about those damn asteroids.

BacaDog on February 11, 2013 at 11:01 AM

One of Obama’s few real rhetorical gifts is his knack for dumping on opponents stridently while not sounding strident. He’s always cultivated a cool-headed, above-the-fray, “adult in the room” image — it was key to his post-partisan shtick circa 2008 — and he does a solid job of maintaining it for the benefit of low-information voters who don’t follow politics closely day to day

Perfect summation of Obama’s schtick. Don’t let the left hand (low information voters) know what the right hand (his Progressive, Marxist policies) is doing all with the help of a sycophant media. His demagoguing isn’t leadership or peaceful. He’s all about division with his policies and rhetoric with us vs. them, which is terrible for our country.

conservative pilgrim on February 11, 2013 at 11:01 AM

The straw man cometh

Lsm just loving it natch

cmsinaz on February 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM

antipc on February 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I am going to get drunk and play video games instead. Seems like a better use of my time.

BigGator5 on February 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM

I can’t watch. I might get the Husband to let me know when our team is up but I’m not watching that narcissistic azzhole.

Cindy Munford on February 11, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Hey, how come no one calls him passive aggressive?

Cindy Munford on February 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM

If the Republicans were really fighting for the American people, as soon as Obama started pulling his divisive stuff and blaming THEM for everything, they should just get up and walk out. Oh yes, it would set a precedent, but so did Obama’s inaugural address. Obama needs to submit a budget as does the Senate, which will solve all of the problems because budgets can be worked out and only need 51 votes in the Senate. If he’s not willing to do that, and only put on a partisan display on national television, yes, they should get up and walk out and send a message, they’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it any more.

bflat879 on February 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Looking forward to the thread cuz i won’t be able to tolerate seeing it

Tingles getting ready to swoon

How many interruptions?

cmsinaz on February 11, 2013 at 11:07 AM

bflat879 on February 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Yes, I for one, wouldn’t give a rat’s butt about it never having been done before, I’d walk right out of there.

Meople on February 11, 2013 at 11:09 AM

As for Rubio, I’m not sure what he gains by going overtly aggressive. This is really all about introducing Rubio to the rest of the country. He has to play sunny Latino version of Reagan, not strident attack dog. Although probably the best SOTU response in recent memory was Ryan’s 2011 one and if I remember correctly it did take Obama to task quite a bit.

Illinidiva on February 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I disagree. Go back and listen to Reagan when he ran for President in 1980(and even 1976). Dude was uplifting and optimistic, but at the same time, he took it to the Democrats and particularly Jimmy Carter. We can’t win over swing voters and disaffected Dems by constantly refusing to go after Obama and his party because we’re afraid of the potential fallout. If you first don’t get people to realize that Obama’s agenda is the problem, how in the hell can you get them to accept your own policies as the antidote? That was Romney’s biggest failure in 2012.

Doughboy on February 11, 2013 at 11:09 AM

This should be as dull as usual.

We are one America, and I am Lord President of all Americans. If you bow down to my awesomeness we work together in the spirit of bipartisanship I can further enslave you we can achieve lasting and meaningful change.

I am not saying that the republicans want to poison your drinking water, murder granny, perform sex acts on evil big business, burn gays, or torture women – but I know that’s what the country believes.

*Tingles wets himself
*Media swoons
*Paramount greenlights new biopic comparing Barky to Jesus

CorporatePiggy on February 11, 2013 at 11:09 AM

When people with authority act like Barry, it’s a sign of fear.

He sees reality coming, so his only answer is to push every political button he can and start a cultural war that he hopes will carry into the mid-terms.

Simply put, the guy said he was going to campaign throughout this next term, and now he’s doing it.

And he knows, he knows, even if the MSM calls him out on it, they’ll do it in such a timid fashion that it won’t carry forward, and his apologists will go in full-attack mode.

———————————————————————–
As for Rubio, anyone who believes this guy is going to step away from his missionary tone and tack hard, is deluding themselves. Marco is not a tough guy. His re-write is really because Rand will show how soft Marco actually is.

I like him, but he’s still too afraid of being labeled “the guy” who spearheads a social war between the black and latino communities.

Sad thing is, that very timidity is why he can’t make inroads with western Mexicans. They’re more than willing to believe Obama is a conman, but someone has to make the argument.

……………………………………………………………

So Rand Paul ftw tomorrow night. If he holds true, he’ll destroy Barry.

budfox on February 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Darnnit! I’m busy that night trimming my toenails and cleaning my guns. I guess I’m going to miss it.

VegasRick on February 11, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I’ve already decided that I can’t watch it. And I’ve watched them all since Jimmah Carter, as a civic obligation. But for my own mental health I just can’t watch tomorrow.

rbj on February 11, 2013 at 11:11 AM

they should get up and walk out and send a message, they’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it any more.

bflat879 on February 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM

+1,000. I’d be proud of them if they would do that.

VegasRick on February 11, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Any conservative who will watch or listen to his speech is an IDIOT… Do not give this socialist fool any ratings… His speech will be what he said one trillon times already, empty socialist rhetoric, more taxes, more spending, blaming Republicans for all the ills under the sun, etc….

mnjg on February 11, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Will all the SCOTUS judges attend?

conservative pilgrim on February 11, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Paul Ryan did not take it to Obama.

Ryan laid out basic facts, but his tone was his usual Altar Boy routine.

Rubio will do the same thing.

Yet, none of these geniuses realize people are freaking tired of listening to the earnest/pleading passive-aggressive speeches. They are tone-deaf.

Call Bary out – not on straight economic facts, but his tactics, his words. Expose 0 for being a fraud who says the same thing over and over and the MSM will have to cover it so they can put on the righteous indignation act.

budfox on February 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Well at least the SC should be off the hook, bho already slammed them in a sotu address!

I plan to let y’all that have the stomach to watch and listen to that forked tongue lying snake bho, give what the lies are! Wonder if someone will count all the ‘I’s, me’s’ in his speech?
L

letget on February 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Any bets on who Obama will publicly demagogue this time? I say Boehner and the House. Boehner will be sitting behind Obama and visible throughout the speech. What better way to remind the LIVs that the “evil” Republicans are responsible for the dire predicament our sanguine, patriotic President faces?

conservative pilgrim on February 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM

they should get up and walk out and send a message, they’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it any more.

bflat879 on February 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I’ve imagined that in my head countless times, but ultimately that plays into Obama’s “Republicans are obstructionists” narrative too much. I’d much prefer they just sit there and never once applaud(aside from the obligatory first two rounds of applause for POTUS).

Doughboy on February 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I hope a fly bugs him the whole time..
It would be worth watching that..

Electrongod on February 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Confirmed: Divisive president to deliver “aggressive” SOTU speech

More like “offensive” … as usual.

And stupid, too. How many major factual errors will be made in this one?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM

I’ve imagined that in my head countless times, but ultimately that plays into Obama’s “Republicans are obstructionists” narrative too much. I’d much prefer they just sit there and never once applaud(aside from the obligatory first two rounds of applause for POTUS).

Doughboy on February 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Oh! I’d have them sit there with signs. Stuff like:

Due Process for All Americans- No to Drones.

Where were you when Benghazi burned?

My Second Amendment Rights are not up for negotiation.

So… While the mindless idiots of the left are cheering sodomy or the free stuff for Sandra Fluke’s womb the GOP can send a message of their own.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM

That Nicole Wallace might be in the know about Rubio’s thinking speaks poorly of Rubio.

She should be a pariah.

commodore on February 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Nicolle Wallace shouldn’t be anywhere near anyone who knows anything about Rubio’s speech.

besser tot als rot on February 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I’d much prefer they just sit there and never once applaud(aside from the obligatory first two rounds of applause for POTUS).

Doughboy on February 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I wouldn’t attend. There’s no reason to legitimate anything this miserable dog-eating imbecile does. Besides, Barky’s SOTU rantings are nothing but worthless rounds of idiotic anti-American drivel.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Oh! I’d have them sit there with signs. Stuff like:

Due Process for All Americans- No to Drones.

Where were you when Benghazi burned?

My Second Amendment Rights are not up for negotiation.

So… While the mindless idiots of the left are cheering sodomy or the free stuff for Sandra Fluke’s womb the GOP can send a message of their own.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM

They did do something sort of like that during the Obamacare debate. I think they went in there with large bills in hand and held them up whenever Obama said the GOP hadn’t proposed their own alternative.

Doughboy on February 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM

*ahem…

meh

ted c on February 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I hope a fly bugs him the whole time..
It would be worth watching that..

Electrongod on February 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Boehner should be driving one of those micro-drones around his face the whole time. Annoying for the rat-eared one and more than a little ironic that his big speech is spoiled by a drone “attack.”

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Barky’s SOTU rantings are nothing but worthless rounds of idiotic anti-American drivel.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Recycled worthless rounds of idiotic anti-American drivel. Remember last year’s speech. Virtually the same as the year before down to the same jokes and same speech patterns. The man is too lazy and stupid to come up with new material. I have no doubt that this one will be some variation of his campaign stump speech talking about the successful needing to pay more so that the valueless parasites who support the bastard can continue to loaf around and chat with one another on their Obamaphones.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM

O to “pivot to jobs” for the seventh or eighth time in his presidency

By August 2011, he had made that pivot 15 times…

Awesomely Awesome News! Awesomely Awesome Obama Plans An Awesomely Awesome “Pivot” To Awesomely Awesome Jobs For The Awesomely Awesome 15th Time!

Resist We Much on February 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM

And the “Republican response,” probably from that Rubio dude (who Nicolle Wallace now thinks is pretty cool, so there’s that), will be an immaculately articulate and instantly forgettable porridge of ineffectual reproof. And so the game will go on just as usual as the Left puts another boot down, its media consort applauds and the GOP fades silently and docilely into the sunset of irrelevance.

rrpjr on February 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

It looks like I’m going to miss it. I just called my doctor to schedule elective brain surgery.

Mason on February 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

The only thing that this guy could say that I would even remotely be interested in is, “Effective immediately I am resigning the presidency of the United States.” I will be reloading with what little components I have left, getting ready for prarie dogs.

kam582 on February 11, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Please, be tough, Mr. President! Show everyone your stripes!

unclesmrgol on February 11, 2013 at 10:42 AM

By the smell, he only has one stripe. A white one, starting from his forehead and going down his back.

Archivarix on February 11, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I’d rather sit through a Pauly Shore movie than listen to him lecture the rest of us on how much money we make and what cars we should be driving. The state of our union isn’t so great these days, and whatever he suggests will make it worse.

changer1701 on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

I hear ya, in fact I’d rather have a root canal WHILE watching a Pauly Shore movie instead of listening to Obummer, that’s how absolutely sick I am of the prez and his fawning groupies…

Liberty or Death on February 11, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I don’t know why bho just doesn’t come right out and say it, ‘I do not plan to work with congress or the courts and will do eo for anything I want done’?

At least he would be telling the truth for once!
L

letget on February 11, 2013 at 12:06 PM

The GOP should really piss off Obama, just ignore him. Act as if he doesn’t exist, no one in Congress should ever even speak his name, only put forwrd and discuss things which are important to the GOP.

BTW, Boehner has done a pretty good job of this sinde the “cliff” deal.

Tater Salad on February 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM

I updated my Zero BS Bingo card with phrases from prior SOTUs, thus guaranteeing a quick victory. Of course I can’t cash the card, as there is no way I will subject myself to watching the Lyin wannabe Hawaiian. Boehner should bring a laugh track to the proceeding, and play it frequently.

MrKleenexMuscles on February 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

And don’t forget, we have to bow down and be respectful of this destructive, America-hating sociopath.

Right Mover on February 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Comrade Chairman Obama will rail on and on about the evils of the wealthy and the GOP who are thwarting his glorious plan for a brave new United Socialist States of America, in the best traditions of the leaders of the now defunct Soviet Union.

I’m guessing The Boy King will overplay his hand and the GOP will pick up seats in the House and the Senate in 2014. But it will not get a majority in the Senate.

However, each day that passes without sane serious adults addressing the real economic problems the nation has the hole gets deeper from sheer momentum. It is already a hole that is probably impossible to escape from. The consequences only get worse each passing day.

So while preventing Dear Leader from digging the hole deeper and faster is a good thing, a great deal of damage has already been done. It is likely irreparable and the rot and malignancy of things like Obamacare grows each passing day.

Plan your life accordingly.

farsighted on February 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Rubio? Phyfft. I’m looking forward to Paul’s speech.

Mirimichi on February 11, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Predictions on how many view it?

Despite his reelection, I think even many of his supporters are tired of listening to him talk.

I hope those responses harp on the economy, the debt, the deficits, and Obamacare.

I’ll be turning my TV on at 10 pm EST tomorrow for Justified. I’ll let others suffer through Obama’s droning.

BuckeyeSam on February 11, 2013 at 12:36 PM

SOTU Drinking Game — easy version:

1) Take a drink every time Obama says “I” — guaranteed to have you tipsy within 5 minutes!

ProfShadow on February 11, 2013 at 12:40 PM

And don’t forget, we have to bow down and be respectful of this destructive, America-hating sociopath.

Right Mover on February 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Well, I’ll bow, facing away, pants down to my knees…..

It all depends on what your definition of “bow” is … like “focus” apparently has a new definition, akin to the beam of a floodlight, not a laser.

ProfShadow on February 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM

OMG! People will die of alcohol poisoning!

Mirimichi on February 11, 2013 at 12:42 PM

“Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.”…

I don’t think those words mean what they think they mean.

You build golden bridges for your opponent when you give them the opportunity to retreat from a position in the hope that instead of fighting to the death they will retreat in confusion. Obama never gives Republicans such opportunities. His idea of compromise, for example, is to allow Republicans to vote for everything he wants. A “golden bridge” strategy would be to offer them a few crumbs and watch the Rino’s break for the exits. Such a strategy would allow him to, you know, actually pass something in Congress, get the credit for the bill and still point to Republicans as obstructionist. But that’s not what he does. As he believes his concepts are perfect, in his all encompassing wisdom he simply allows others to support him.

My prediction: he won’t use a “golden bridge” strategy. He’ll just do what comes naturally. He’ll whine.

Fred 2 on February 11, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Narcissistic charlatanic thug to be a charlatanic thug.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2013 at 1:01 PM

He won’t lose popularity, or at least not because of this. One of Obama’s few real rhetorical gifts is his knack for dumping on opponents stridently while not sounding strident. He’s always cultivated a cool-headed, above-the-fray, “adult in the room” image

…while any sand and informed person will know that he never was, nor ever will be, more than an underdeveloped teenager, who hates all who really are his superiors (which is just about anyone).

Dr. Ben Carson is a real mensch, and accomplished man, who put Obama to shame just by standing next to him. To watch the Punk’s face during the speech tells all one needs to know about the dreck which Obama was, is, and always will be.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2013 at 1:05 PM

He won’t lose popularity, or at least not because of this. One of Obama’s few real rhetorical gifts is his knack for dumping on opponents stridently while not sounding strident.

uh … no. Barky always sounds like the petulaent pr!ck that he is. The MSM just lies about him and lies often enough with enough diversions that his petulant obnoxiousness fades into the background. Barky has never given the impression of being a decent person. NEVER.

You do a disservice by continuing to propagate this obvious falsehood. Barky always sounds like a pr!ck. His supporters like that. The reporters love being locked in closets and kicked off of Air Farce One. But that doesn’t mean that anyone thinks that Barky isn’t the nasty piece of work that he clearly is.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 11, 2013 at 1:09 PM

The only thing that this guy could say that I would even remotely be interested in is, “Effective immediately I am resigning the presidency of the United States.”

Meh, Barry would never consider resigning as POTUS, unless it was to accept the invitation to be anointed Eternal President of the Known Universe (TM) once he’s deemed his mission of being POTUS done and both what remains of the nation and the office are no longer significant enough for him to trifle with.

hawkeye54 on February 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM

SOTU Drinking Game — easy version:

1) Take a drink every time Obama says “I” — guaranteed to have you tipsy within 5 minutes!

And likely passed out within ten minutes. Not that you’d miss anything from Barry’s STFU speech.

hawkeye54 on February 11, 2013 at 1:23 PM

By the end of his second term, everyone will hate him, especially his supporters.

Ward Cleaver on February 11, 2013 at 1:47 PM

I will watch with an open mind because President Obama has shown himself in the past to be a fair-minded and soft spoken leader.

Bishop on February 11, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I’d rather sit through a Hannah Montana marathon than watch this turd merchant. I’ll follow various conservative websites’ coverage of what Der Fuhrer has to say.

pdigaudio on February 11, 2013 at 1:54 PM

I will watch with an open mind because President Obama has shown himself in the past to be a fair-minded and soft spoken leader.

Bishop on February 11, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I like how he shows he cares about others. Not only in his policies, where he provides the best he can for as many as he can, but in his easy smile and relaxed, welcoming manner.

President Obama. What a guy. What a man!

Paul-Cincy on February 11, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Divider in Chief, Thug of the World

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Heck, If I were field marshall Rommel, I’d keep advancing since there is such puny opposition…seems their generals are killing off their own troops at times.

Don L on February 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM

I wonder if he’ll attack the Supreme Court again or praise Roberts for helping him get his oppressive tax and control Obamacare in?

Don L on February 11, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Why would anyone tell Nicole Wallace anything??

DavidW on February 11, 2013 at 2:29 PM

The Left had no shame in booing Bush when they disagreed with him. I believe the GOP should do the same (since the precedent has been set). How will the media react? When Obama goes on about green energy, education and/or infrastructure spending, the boos should rein down. (Maybe they can bring newspapers and unfurl them (or maybe unleash a collective yawn) when he brings up the same talking points as the last 4 SOTU.

djaymick on February 11, 2013 at 2:35 PM

The Left had no shame in booing Bush when they disagreed with him. I believe the GOP should do the same

The Left has no shame. Period. The GOP, at least, still has some….but evidently mostly of its own party. They as a whole would mostly be afraid of the LSM blowback in booing Barry. No matter what the GOP does it loses.

hawkeye54 on February 11, 2013 at 2:41 PM

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