The State of the Union: Six down… and two to go.

posted at 11:21 pm on January 28, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

As was widely predicted, that was pretty much a nothingburger of a State of the Union, full of phantom executive actions, rehashed policy proposals that have yet to find any footing, pleading with Congress to “do something,” and the flailings of a president fighting against the imminent onslaught of lame-duckery — and kinda’ middling on some of the hardcore red meat for which some factions of the progressive base were hoping (although I have no idea where the whole “close Guantanamo” revival came from. Wut.).

There will be plenty of in-depth parsing of the speech circulating tomorrow, but in the meantime, I will say that I was wondering how the president would handle his crowning legislative achievement and its subtextual lack of popularity among both the American public and a very specific handful of Senate Democrats. Nutshell version: No, I do not apologize for ObamaCare’s shortcomings; I’m basically just going to repeat all of the usual Democratic talking points about the law’s awesomeness; and you should really go sign up.


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OmahaConservative on January 29, 2014 at 12:41 AM

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OmahaConservative on January 29, 2014 at 12:41 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Upthread ^ about 5 or 6 comments.

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Lanceman:Got’td it:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Barack Obama, toggling back and forth between Joe Isuzu and Professor Irwin Corey.

And it would be ‘interesting’ to give him a test on “his own” speech as I doubt he even knew much about what was in it.

VorDaj on January 29, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Well, I wanted to hit the QOTD, been awhile, but I’m tired of waiting. Bubble bath time.

HornetSting on January 29, 2014 at 12:43 AM

This is The Matrix.

We are not Real.

We are not Here.

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Nite Hornet – it was good to spot you.

Hurling-excerpt from Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON –- The polls say that President Barack Obama is at a low point, but you couldn’t tell it from the tour de force of his State of the Union speech.

He was standing at the podium, but seemed to have a spring in his step. His smile was winning; his enthusiasm for America’s future infectious.

Masking the modesty of his proposals in the energy and confidence of his presence, the president launched the pivotal year of his second term with a shrewdly relentless focus on the use of his own power to change policy and convene, shame and inspire other sectors of society.

With the exception of a few minutes on foreign policy –- the core of which was to declare an end of the era of “permanent war” –- Obama zeroed in on proposals to extend the economic recovery to all Americans, not just to Wall Street investors and CEOs.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 12:43 AM

HornetSting on January 29, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Enjoy!! God Bless and good night to you!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Michelle looked like a parachute.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Well, I wanted to hit the QOTD, been awhile, but I’m tired of waiting. Bubble bath time.

HornetSting on January 29, 2014 at 12:43 AM

I think this is substitute for the qotd, very unsatisfactory…

OmahaConservative on January 29, 2014 at 12:44 AM

RedNationRising ‏@RedNationRising 43m

Check out @SenMikeLee’s response to Lame Duck’s #SOTU by @TeaPartyExpress –> http://youtu.be/SCbxIRjOGe4 #RedNationRising #TeaParty
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VIDEO:(12:09)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCbxIRjOGe4

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

OmahaConservative on January 29, 2014 at 12:44 AM

It can’t be too bad we are on page 2 already!!

(Smile)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Well, I wanted to hit the QOTD, been awhile, but I’m tired of waiting. Bubble bath time.

Better wear a swimsuit. The NSA is now monitoring through shower heads. Only ‘metedata’, of coruse.

VorDaj on January 29, 2014 at 12:46 AM

I do believe the gentleman is PISSED OFF!


@BradThor 3 mins

Psssst @GOP — (If you can’t sell liberty and freedom, you suck.) via @AndrewBreitbart


In other Twitter news
, Mike Lee seems like he’s only a few tweets away from announcing his candidacy for the Tea Party Presidential nomination.

Mike – I think you are doing great work but you might want to dial it back just one degree … at least until we hang the GOPe out to dry.

PolAgnostic on January 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Michelle looked like a parachute.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 12:44 AM

It was the special lens camera that made her look that way. Otherwise she looks like a circus tent.

VorDaj on January 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM

PolAgnostic on January 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM

I think they should come out all spit and venom and full of fire and hail and toranadoes and volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and wake the people up for petes sake!!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 12:49 AM

This is The Matrix.

We are not Real.

We are not Here.

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 12:43 AM


This is truer than you think …

… but I can’t prove it until I get the “twisting something 90 degrees from everything else” part down pat.

PolAgnostic on January 29, 2014 at 12:49 AM

SOCIALIST BATSH*T RESPONDS:

YOU HAVE BETRAYED 10′S OF MILLIONS OF YOUR OWN VOTERS!!!!!!!

Councilmember Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

Streamed live on Jan 28, 2014
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Socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant will be broadcasting a live response to Obama’s State of the Union address tonight. We expect to begin between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
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VIDEO:(8:27)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh7LBtrBq1g

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Michelle looked like a parachute.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2014 at 12:44 AM

It was the special lens camera that made her look that way. Otherwise she looks like a circus tent.

VorDaj on January 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM

She looked like a fat wide load to me. Reminded me of a Macy’s parade blimp…

OmahaConservative on January 29, 2014 at 12:51 AM

“Tour de force”?

Sure sounds like shill Howard Fineman is struggling to pimp a Iron “one hit wonder” Butterfly album.

viking01 on January 29, 2014 at 12:54 AM

PolAgnostic on January 29, 2014 at 12:49 AM

That’s the sticky bit, bothers me too ;)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Jeff Archer ‏@jeffarcherwvlt 12m

I don’t see “Omaha”. “@GageArnold: The #SOTU was tonight, and I compiled Pres. Obama’s transcipt into a word cloud. pic.twitter.com/LDYyg8SIMu”

https://twitter.com/GageArnold/status/428401563472625664/photo/1/large

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:54 AM

I think they should come out all spit and venom and full of fire and hail and toranadoes and volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and wake the people up for petes sake!!

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 12:49 AM

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The bulk of the people are already overloaded with stress from their “tow the company line or else” jobs, the real & out of control inflation that is rapidly eating away their financial status and the “oppressive effect” which results from listening to propaganda.

Propaganda is not effective because people BELIEVE it. It is effective becasue people KNOW they are being LIED to and are aware it means things are dangerously close to falling apart.

PolAgnostic on January 29, 2014 at 12:55 AM

It was the special lens camera that made her look that way. Otherwise she looks like a circus tent.

VorDaj on January 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM

I thought I saw Ringling Brothers at the arm holes…

viking01 on January 29, 2014 at 12:56 AM


Grimm,..

And,..according to Boehner,……….Hopey is out of IDEAS,
……………….NO SHIT:

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Chad Pergram ‏@ChadPergram 3m

Boehner: Unlike the president, Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered a personal message that transcended politics. #SOTU
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Boehner: Americans heard a president more interested in advancing ideology than..solving the problems regular folks are talking about #SOTU
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Boehner on #SOTU : After five years, President Obama is clearly out of ideas.
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Grimm: I verbally took the reporter to task and told him off, because I expect a certain level of professionalism and respect..
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Grimm: The reporter..insisted on taking a disrespectful and cheap shot at the end of the interview..
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Grimm: The reporter knew that I was in a hurry and was only there to comment on the State of the Union..
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Grimm: I was extremely annoyed because I was doing NY1 a favor by rushing to do their interview.. The reporter knew that I was in a hurry
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canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Sebilius looks like an old Halloween skeleton when she gets up to applaud. I bet Tiller the Killer applauds her from hell…

OmahaConservative on January 29, 2014 at 12:57 AM

PolAgnostic on January 29, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Yes.

And it when the vast majority start to bury their heads in the sand.

It is overwhelming… we cannot cope with the overload.

We enter a fight or flight mode and many will choose flight…

TV shows will now portray Obamacare in a good light.

Hollywood is doing their part, hence I no longer watch cable TV.

Or watch current movies…

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 12:57 AM

I guess poor ol’ libdie must be worn out from all that ‘gagging’.

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Results for #SOTU

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SOTU&src=hash

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:58 AM

US State of the Union address 2014
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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio on State of the Union address: ‘After five years, President Obama is clearly out of ideas’ – @ChadPergram

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:59 AM

KA2: He’s got juices flowing down his chin! / s ;)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 1:00 AM

It will be interesting at the UAW shop when I go to work in the morning. Lots of drones.

Murphy9 on January 29, 2014 at 1:00 AM

I didn’t bother. I gave up on this nation when it re-elected him.

flataffect on January 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

https://twitter.com/whpresscorps

Hadas Gold ‏@Hadas_Gold 12m

So a Bush speechwriter said Obama plagiarized bush…

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/01/bush-speechwriter-obama-plagiarized-bush-182184.html … and gave me some good advice about getting some sleep

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Obama will streamline the permitting process, reduce red tape, eliminate needless bureaucracy and streamline the tax code to promote jobs.

But gov’t isn’t too big, too intrusive or the problem… Gawd the left is just plain STUPID.

old school on January 29, 2014 at 1:02 AM

TMI

viking01 on January 29, 2014 at 1:02 AM

I gave up on this nation when it re-elected him.

flataffect on January 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

For all intents and purposes, so did I.

Voter fraud aside, 40 million people voting for this a$$hole is way too many stupid people. Public ‘education’ has done its job.

Lanceman on January 29, 2014 at 1:02 AM

old school on January 29, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Bigger Government; It’s what the Left wants, it’s got electrolytes in it :)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 1:04 AM

I think,…..the Democrats who are close to Hopey,…THE TRUE BELIEVERS,
will weather this crap through,

however, judging by that nutjob Socialist,..I really think, the tipping
point is now here,..for the HopeyBotBelievers!!

Nothing, has changed for five years, and Hopey has repeated the same mantra
in every SOTUA,

in that Congress is Door-Stopping any implementation
of Changeys Policies, and the EvilGop are mean to him.

So, his ObamaVoterBots are seeing through him, that he is
full of political sh*t!!!!!

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 1:08 AM

TV shows will now portray Obamacare in a good light.

Hollywood is doing their part, hence I no longer watch cable TV.

Or watch current movies…

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 12:57 AM


Honestly, I doubt it.
See my first comment on page one.

We had a number of obvious Democrats on the Teleconference Townhall tonight – exactly ZERO of them said anything about Obamacare but it was the number one topic brought up as a negative by people commenting or asking questions.

The MSM has gone back into “See, Hear, Say Nothing” mode but the reality is still out there.

I have been telling people since last spring that the Obamacare roll out was going to be the single biggest disaster for the economy since September 2008.

Obamacare literally decimates discretionary spending on a preemptive basis – the people who would otherwise spend money they HAVE are incentivized by Obamacare NOT to spend because doctors and hospitals are now demanding your insurance card, medicare/medicaid card or credit card BEFORE they will provide service.

And this is happening to LOTS of people in the media as well.

PolAgnostic on January 29, 2014 at 1:09 AM

What happens when people have reduced discretionary spending? Is that when the unicorns come out to pway?

It will be a rollicking good time in the economy. Say how is retail space faring these days?

Murphy9 on January 29, 2014 at 1:13 AM

PolAgnostic on January 29, 2014 at 1:09 AM

I shall remain open on Hollywood and tv show producers, I heard today that much is in the works at the moment…

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 1:13 AM

WhiteHousePressCorps ‏@whpresscorps 10m

RT @dcexaminer: Mike Lee: Obamacare is an ‘inequality Godzilla’ http://washex.am/1k4TRM5
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Mike Lee: Obamacare is an ‘inequality Godzilla’
By Charlie Spiering | JANUARY 29, 2014 AT 12:14 AM
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During his Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, pointed out that Obamacare was among the government programs causing economic inequality.

“And of course, Obamacare – all by itself – is an inequality Godzilla that has robbed working families of their insurance, their doctors, their wages and their jobs,” he said. “Many Americans are now seeing why some of us fought so hard to stop this train wreck over the last four years.”

Lee pointed out that Obama promised an economy for the middle class, but was only serving the “middle men” with his economic agenda.

“And tonight his party cheered as he asked for more of the same, as if the solution to inequality were … well … more inequality,” Lee said.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/mike-lee-obamacare-is-an-inequality-godzilla/article/2543066?custom_click=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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Blue Oyster Cult – Godzilla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln8-Y-fIbqM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 1:13 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Can’t happen fast enough!!

I hope all our prayers can make a difference…

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 1:14 AM

going to other thread :)

Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Scrumpy on January 29, 2014 at 1:19 AM

So – the female version of llahpund is doing this, now…..

williamg on January 29, 2014 at 2:05 AM

It will be a rollicking good time in the economy. Say how is retail space faring these days?

Murphy9 on January 29, 2014 at 1:13 AM

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williamg on January 29, 2014 at 2:07 AM

Barack H. Obama reminds me exactly of a crooked cop.

And there is nothing worse for a community… or nation.

Because it means the law is rotten.

And when that occurs, you no longer have a democratic republic, but a banana republic.

(Mellow Yellow streaks run up the backs of the self-gelded ‘opposition’ …which allows this creeping despotism to “progress”.)

We need the people and their real representatives (and not bought off clowns destroying America to feather their vulture’s nests)- to hector this idiot off the world stage as the transparent bunco artist that he is.

A bad cop-In-Chief.

profitsbeard on January 29, 2014 at 2:26 AM

US State of the Union address 2014
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1.7 million tweets sent about the State of the Union address through the conclusion of the Republican response – @gov
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Responses to the 2014 State of the Union
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | By Bridget Coyne (@bcoyne), Government Team [05:16 UTC]
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The first State of the Union took place in New York City. It then moved to the provisional capital in Philadelphia, and for over a century it was delivered in writing. Since Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, the State of the Union has taken place annually at the US Capitol. Tonight, it also unfolded in real-time on Twitter and Vine.

From the start of the State of the Union through the conclusion of the official Republican response, there were 1.7 million Tweets. During the course of the State of the Union address (9:10pm-10:20pm EST), members of Congress sent 750 Tweets.

These were the moments that spurred the most conversation, measured in Tweets per minute:

Mad Men joke about equal pay – 33,555 TPM
Call to increase minimum wage – 29,859 TPM
Discussion of the Affordable Care Act – 25,990 TPM
Discussion of climate change – 22,768 TPM
“Son of a barkeeper” reference to @SpeakerBoehner – 20,425 TPM

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https://blog.twitter.com/2014/responses-to-the-2014-state-of-the-union

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canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 4:13 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 4:15 AM

morning HA….
don’t know if anyone watched Cruz with Tapper last night post speech…he was awesome!!!
tapper trying to play gotcha with ‘well bush signed more executive orders than obama so why are you so upset with obama now’….
cruz said its not the number of EOs signed but what the EOs are…BAM! and then proceeded to tell tapper the overreach by this president…loved it…

GO CRUZ!!!!

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 5:09 AM

Amazing! Obama’s purpose in studying constitutional law must have been to find the loopholes.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on January 29, 2014 at 5:19 AM

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on January 29, 2014 at 5:19 AM

Know thine enemy.

OldEnglish on January 29, 2014 at 5:34 AM

Msdnc did not disappoint… via mediate….they thought it was .masterful and moving

Mika and joe will probably say the same thing this am

And Alex Wagner mocking Cathy’s response with where is her needlepoint….. classy Alex
Via mediaite again

And the gop has a war on women
Puhleeze

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Good for mike Grimm…. lsm not too happy with him…heh

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 5:41 AM

via mediate
cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Consider the source :)

kcewa on January 29, 2014 at 5:44 AM

CNN poll of people who watched the SOTU (so it leans democrat):

*Less than half of those surveyed who watched President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address reacted very positively to it,

*only three in 10 said Obama should make unilateral changes to deal with major issues.

*The 44% who said they had a very positive reaction is down from the 53% who said the same thing following the President’s 2013 State of the Union address.

*And it’s slightly lower than the 48% who said they had a very positive reaction to then President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in 2006, as he began his sixth year in the White House.

kcewa on January 29, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Goooooooooooooooooooooood Morning Vietnam AC first broadcast

er,…..AMERICA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuk8AOjGURE

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Heres where the TONE was SET:

Angel Rankinposted toSarah Palin
November 1, 2012 at 3:44pm ·

“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay.

Congress won’t be a problem for us this time.

No election to worry about after this is over

and we have two judges ready to go.”

Valerie Jarret http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/11/01/valerie-jarret-after-we-win-this-election-its-our-turn-payback-time-wsi/

Valerie Jarret – “After We Win This Election, It’s Our Turn. Payback Time.” (WSI) – The Ulsterman.
theulstermanreport.com
Openly declared as “Obama’s Brain”, and the figure whose second story West Wing office has been described by political insiders as the true Oval Office of

https://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/422038854517726

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Heres the Photos,..Hopeys Pawns,..and Duck Dynasty:

‘He never gives up and he does not quit’: President honors war hero injured on his 10th tour of Afghanistan in State of the Union address before leading emotional standing ovation in his honor

Both sides of the house give standing ovation to Afghanistan and Iraq veteran Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg
President Obama praised him as a shining example of bravery to Americans during his fifth State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening
In a touching gesture – Sgt. Remsburg acknowledged the applause with a thumbs-up
The president then replied with his own thumbs-up before giving the wounded soldier a salute
Remsburg was the guest of first lady Michelle Obama – who invited those whose personal stories can help highlight a particular policy or issue for the president
Also in attendance were Boston bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and Carlos Arredondo
Arredondo was the man seen wearing a cowboy hat carrying him to safety in a memorable picture from the terror attack

By James Nye and Meghan Keneally
PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 29 January 2014 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 29 January 2014
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2547839/He-never-gives-does-not-quit-President-honors-war-hero-injured-10th-tour-Afghanistan-State-Union-address-leading-emotional-standing-ovation-honor.html

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 5:56 AM

kcewa on January 29, 2014 at 5:44 AM

:)

morning K

let the fawning continue this am on the lsm….

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 5:56 AM

joe not there this am…i guess he didn’t want to have to praise obama’s performance….so mika and the rest of the mj panel will do it for him….

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:03 AM

so the burning question is where was boehner’s flag pin?

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:04 AM

They weren’t exactly praising o on the wall street journal radio show, but they never go after him either. its so frustrating to listen to.

Murphy9 on January 29, 2014 at 6:05 AM

January 29, 2014
Not as Many U.S. States Lean Democratic in 2013
Parties now about equal in state party leanings, 17 to 14
by Lydia Saad
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PRINCETON, NJ — Blue states outnumbered red states in the U.S. last year, 17 to 14, according to Gallup Daily tracking of party preferences. That three-state advantage for the Democrats is down from a seven-state lead for the Democrats in 2012, and well short of their 30-state lead in 2008 — Gallup’s first year of state measurement. Still, it’s larger than the near-tie in the party balance of states found in 2011.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/167030/not-states-lean-democratic-2013.aspx#2

http://www.gallup.com/poll/politics.aspx

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:06 AM

joe showed up…

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:09 AM

The Diminished State of the Union

By THE EDITORIAL BOARDJAN. 28, 2014
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Every winter since 2009, President Obama has stood at the podium of the House and pleaded for the cooperation of Congress. For the last three State of the Union speeches, he has largely been ignored. That has left a growing trail of unfinished business: background checks for gun buyers, immigration reform, a higher minimum wage, tax fairness, universal preschool.

This year was different. Mr. Obama’s speech on Tuesday night acknowledged the obvious: Congress has become a dead end for most of the big, muscular uses of government to redress income inequality and improve the economy for all, because of implacable Republican opposition. As a result, the remainder of Mr. Obama’s presidency will be largely devoted to a series of smaller actions that the White House can perform on its own.

“America does not stand still, and neither will I,” he said. “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.”
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/the-diminished-state-of-the-union.html?hp&rref=opinion

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:09 AM

State of the Union:

What he said, what he meant
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By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and REID J. EPSTEIN | 1/29/14 12:29 AM EST Updated: 1/29/14 2:14 AM EST
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For a State of the Union speech in an election year, President Barack Obama didn’t sound like he was offering too much red meat for his Democratic base.
But what looked like a speech aimed at showing he was more interested in policy than politics also included subtle election-year messages and clear warnings that he’s ready to move on from a dismal 2013. The GOP can do its part, Obama said, or get out of the way.

Obama portrayed Republicans as fixated on Obamacare, out-of-touch with Americans on raising the minimum wage, and intent on fighting losing battles, such as opposing a hike of the debt ceiling.
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http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/state-of-the-union-2014-president-barack-obama-102782.html

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/state-of-the-union-2014-president-barack-obama-102782_Page2.html

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:10 AM

…There was a speech?

TX-96 on January 29, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Biden…

kcewa on January 29, 2014 at 6:11 AM

…There was a speech?

TX-96 on January 29, 2014 at 6:11 AM

TX-96:

MIA eh,…..boy are you going to get a USS Hot Air Nasty
worded Displinary Letter!

(yes,…I’m Kidding)–:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:12 AM

joe on a tirade….mika not digging it…

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:13 AM

The Socialist Go’s Off on Hopey:

SOCIALIST BATSH*T RESPONDS:

YOU HAVE BETRAYED 10′S OF MILLIONS OF YOUR OWN VOTERS!!!!!!!

Councilmember Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

Streamed live on Jan 28, 2014
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Socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant will be broadcasting a live response to Obama’s State of the Union address tonight. We expect to begin between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
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VIDEO:(8:27)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh7LBtrBq1g

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:51 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 1:16 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:19 AM

joe on a tirade….mika not digging it…

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:13 AM

cmsinaz:

Oh I knew Blow-Back was going to happen,…..REALITY is setting in,
as well as, no new policies,..because like Boehner said, Obama is out
ideas!!

And,..MJ is finally getting the SMALL BUSINESS problems,
caused directly, from Hopey’s Big Gov Plans after plans
and idiot regulations!!!

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Heres what Mika is yapping about the alleged assault:

OH SH*T:

http://grimm.house.gov/

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Grimm: I verbally took the reporter to task and told him off, because I expect a certain level of professionalism and respect..
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Grimm: The reporter..insisted on taking a disrespectful and cheap shot at the end of the interview..
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Grimm: The reporter knew that I was in a hurry and was only there to comment on the State of the Union..
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Grimm: I was extremely annoyed because I was doing NY1 a favor by rushing to do their interview.. The reporter knew that I was in a hurry
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Grimm after incident with NY1 rptr: I doubt that I am the first Member of Congress to tell off a reporter, and I am sure I won’t be the last
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canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:25 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:25 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:23 AM

*lightbulb*

:)

the others are still drinking the kool-aid, he can do NO wrong

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:25 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:25 AM

good for him…take no crap from them….let the lsm bash him…

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Grimm alleged Assault Video:

VIDEO:

Finally,..a GOP’r,…Smack talking a LeftyNewsDNCAgent:

US State of the Union address 2014
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More: Rep. Michael Grimm, R-NY, told reporter at State of the Union: ‘I will break you in half’ – @NBCNews
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http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/29/22488605-ny-congressman-to-reporter-ill-break-you-in-half?lite

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 12:27 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:28 AM

joe defending wendy davis now…

puhleeze

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:32 AM

From BachmannOverDrive TitaniumSpine:

State of the Union 2014
Michele Bachmann Wants to Sue Obama Over His State of the Union Speech
January 28, 2014
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Rep. Michele Bachmann did not react kindly to President Obama’s insistence that he will act unilaterally on a number of issues, threatening to sue him.

“If he wants to move forward with this unilateral activity, he better be prepared for the lawsuit that the United States Congress will bring to him,” she said

in response to Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday.

“He may think he’s king,

he may declare he’s a king,

but that’s not what he is under the constitution,” Bachmann added.

Rep. Steve King echoed Bachmann’s comments, noting that Obama has already overstepped the bounds of the executive branch. As an example, several conservatives cited Obama’s 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, which are currently under review by the Supreme Court.

“He knows what he’s saying. He wouldn’t have to remind Congress, ‘I’m going to use all my real executive authority,’ that wouldn’t be in the speech. What he’s saying is, ‘I’m going to use some of your authority.’ So I agree with her that we need to take him to court,” King said.

In addition to a lawsuit, King proposed bringing a resolution to the floor of the House formally disapproving of Obama’s actions “that lists all of his constitutional violations, or at least the clearest ones—there are very many, I don’t know that if we’d ever get to all,” he said.

King said he hoped that a lawsuit—which could take a while—as well as the formal resolution would encourage Obama to cease taking executive actions without congressional approval. “If the disapproval of Congress can’t do that, then we have to start looking at other steps,” he said.
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http://www.nationaljournal.com/state-of-the-union-2014/michele-bachmann-wants-to-sue-obama-over-his-state-of-the-union-speech-20140128

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:34 AM

joe defending wendy davis now…

puhleeze

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:32 AM

cmsinaz: D*mn streaming is cutting in and out,..arrgh:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:35 AM

squishy gop to cave on debt ceiling

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:37 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:23 AM

*lightbulb*

:)

the others are still drinking the kool-aid, he can do NO wrong

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:25 AM

cmsinaz:Lol,..and ya,…like Grimm,..GOP needs to stop playing nice,
Obama made it chrystal clear,..to the right, last night:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:38 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:38 AM

agree, no more mr nice guy

mika just called it psychotic….

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM

So,..an alleged assault,……and a WALK OUT of the SOTUA:

Barack Obama
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Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, walks out of President Obama’s State of the Union address, office says; was ‘deeply disappointed in the tone and content’ of speech – @dallasnews
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Stockman walks out on Obama
By Todd J. Gillman
tgillman@dallasnews.com
9:26 pm on January 28, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Confession: I looked and looked for Rep. Steve Stockman in the House chamber tonight and couldn’t spot him.

His office says he walked out on the president’s State of the Union speech.

“Tonight I left early after hearing how the President is further abusing his Constitutional powers. I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,” Stockman said through an aide.

The rest of the statement:

Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonight’s address.”

After five years in office Obama refuses to admit his policies have failed. He instead demands we double down on the bitter class warfare that has left Americans jobless and hopeless.

Obama’s plan for higher taxes and more spending is a blueprint for perpetual poverty. The last thing America needs is more of the Democrats’ class warfare that has left our economy a barren landscape.

Even worse, Obama has openly vowed to break his oath of office and begin enacting his own brand of law through executive decree. This is a wholesale violation of his oath of office and a disqualifying offense.

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2014/01/stockman-walks-out-on-obama.html/

canopfor on January 28, 2014 at 11:45 PM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM

squishy gop to cave on debt ceiling

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:37 AM

cmsinaz: Boinking Ugh:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:41 AM

At least we know Obama and his writers reuse and recycle.

And I believe a Senator once stated “Words, just words.” His deeds do not reflect his words. But then, he IS a Liberal.

ProfShadow on January 29, 2014 at 6:41 AM

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM

good for him….

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:42 AM

At least we know Obama and his writers reuse and recycle.

And I believe a Senator once stated “Words, just words.” His deeds do not reflect his words. But then, he IS a Liberal.

ProfShadow on January 29, 2014 at 6:41 AM

ProfShadow:Yup:)
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Bush speechwriter: Obama plagiarized Bush

By HADAS GOLD |
1/29/14 12:45 AM EST
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President George W. Bush’s former speech writer said that President Barack Obama plagiarized his former boss in Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

Speaking to Fox News’s Megyn Kelly, Marc Thiessen, the lead writer on Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address, said he found Obama’s speech Tuesday night “eerily familiar.”

“Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. Bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush,”
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http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/01/bush-speechwriter-obama-plagiarized-bush-182184.html

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:45 AM

squishy gop to cave on debt ceiling

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:37 AM

The GOP leadership wants to lose in 2014. Or, at the least, they don’t want big gains. They like things just the way they are.

And as for TSOTU… I didn’t watch. What’s the point.

JellyToast on January 29, 2014 at 6:46 AM

JellyToast on January 29, 2014 at 6:46 AM

*sigh*

didn’t watch it either, relied on the great HA family posts…but I did watch some of the post game analysis….

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:47 AM

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/alex-castellanos-obama-state-of-the-union-speech-like-sex-102775.html

Said the same thing 5 years ago?

Murphy9 on January 29, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Murphy9:

Wait a tic,..either:

Hopey’s Clone was doing the SOTUA,

or,

TOTUS was HACKED,..and the Bush Speechy was
inserted!!
(snark)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Murphy9 on January 29, 2014 at 6:44 AM

eeewwwww
i cringed when heard it live last night….

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:48 AM

JellyToast on January 29, 2014 at 6:46 AM

*sigh*

didn’t watch it either, relied on the great HA family posts…but I did watch some of the post game analysis….

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:47 AM

cmsinaz
JellyToast:

MIA eh,….oh you two are so in trouble,….nasty letters
coming!

(kidding)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:50 AM

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

NSA surveillance programs leaked
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NSA leaker Edward Snowden nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by 2 Norweigan politicians – @guardian
read more on theguardian.com

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Ooopsie Canopfor :)

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

I should have watched “Criminal Minds” last night. Same thing.

My take: SOTU 2014: Fifth Verse…Same as the First (Except With a Threat Thrown In)

kingsjester on January 29, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Ooopsie Canopfor :)

cmsinaz on January 29, 2014 at 6:53 AM

cmsinaz:Tee-Hee:)

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:57 AM

NSA leaker Edward Snowden nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by 2 Norweigan politicians

canopfor on January 29, 2014 at 6:51 AM

It would be more newsworthy if it were two US politicians. Nevertheless, Snowden is the toast of the anti-US crowd so it is small wonder that he’d be nominated. Though how these leaks contributed to peace is as unclear as giving the prize to a lazy stupid community organizer without any discernible accomplishments.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Did Obama even mention foreign policy last night?

kcewa on January 29, 2014 at 6:59 AM

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