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View Poll Results: Obama's State of the Union
Utter Horsepucky! 18 81.82%
He made some good points but could have done better. 3 13.64%
He hit the bullseye! 1 4.55%
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Discuss the 2010 State of the Union Address

Just thought I'd open the ball for discussion. What do you all expect to hear in Obi's SOtU address? Will he change his tune now that America is in political revolt or are we looking at business as usual for 2010?
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Since it was presented by Obama, a habitual liar, who cares? Nothing he says is the truth anyway.
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I me. Me me me I. I me I me I me. Me I I I I and I.

*applause*

Me. Me Me. I. Me me I.

*applause*

Bush's fault.

*standing ovation*
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Very good.

I think you forgot spend, spend spend - tax, tax, tax.
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I expect him to spin away;

Massachusetts was a referendum on the pace of change in Washington. He hears loud and clear that the people want change faster. In other words, he is going to continue course as he has been all along, but will do it faster to purge George Bush from our collective memories.

The stimulus is working. I expect him to say this a few times. "By flushing those billions into the pockets of my supporters, we've saved countless jobs this past year". Sadly, just not YOUR jobs.

He might give a nod to men and women fighting in the wars overseas. He will remind his left base that he has already declared our surrender for next year so he has kept his promise to end the "good war."

He will stress that 2010 he is going to be really really clear that he hears the American people when it comes to jobs. He will announce some sort of empty initiative/board/commission/party boss gathering which will do nothing but think of ways to help the job situation.

If he mentions healthcare, he will explain how he worked REALLY REALLY hard all of 2009 to get it done for the American people, but his "colleagues on the other side of the aisle" did everything in their power to use their super-minority to stop him. "Its not my fault"

He has to talk about what HE accomplished last year, as he will feel obligated to defend himself. Cash for Clunkers, saving the banks, stimulus behemoth, and a "necessary" budget bill. He will acknowledge the spending deficits, but he plans to announce his silly petty cash spending freeze (effective in 2011) to try to make it appear they balance each other out. He may really push the envelope about mention how his administration personally saved that captain from Somali pirates.

I've not heard anything to this effect, but it wouldn't surprise me to hear him say he has some sort of treat/stimulus on deck for the middle class (paid out close to election time). Toss 'em a bone and hope the blast of cash buys a few votes later this year.

I really can't imagine this speech having anything substantive. Obviously I have set really low expectations.

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Indications are that he is not going to change his tune. Just hearing the apologetics on the MSM by Obama syncophants is astonishing to hear... I can only comment that they really DO live in la la land.

Things we can expect to hear:

1) He will "talk to" the American People about our "core values". (Thanks, Prof, but I already have a pretty solid basis of what my core values are, thank you very much.)

2) He will indicate that his agenda is not dead, because "he apparently didn't explain it well enough". (What an immense ego! What colossal arrogance! Us dummies don't "get his vision". The freekin' Elitist! Thinks he knows best for everyone. Typical Socialist style.)

3) He will attempt to rally some of the "hate" and discontent behind him and beat up on those "rich bankers" again. (Not that THAT tune hasn't been overplayed ever since this anti-capitalist got into office. YAWN!)

4) He will discuss his "monumental" efforts to freeze spending in his Administration. (I rather liked the comment made about that: "It's like going on a diet after winning a pie eating contest.")

5) He is going to go on for some length about "JOBS" and will not demonstrate one inkling of understanding as to how to go about creating them.

6) He will go on at some length about the economy and not demonstrate an iota of understanding the basics of it.

7) He will go on a bit about "bipartison" efforts to get legislation through..... after repeated "slaps in the face" to Republican efforts to have at least some input to the much fought over "Obamacare". (NOT that I think it will do him much good, he has shot himself in the foot fairly well now... while the public may not have a long memory.... politicians DO!)

I might even waste my time to watch him dance the dance, exhibit his "GREAT oratory powers!" (YAWN!), blow his smoke and rely on his HUD to "get his message" out to one and all.

If he does it well enough, maybe we can see a "born again Messiah" rise from the bitter ashes of his own incompetence. ()

Then again......... probably not. ()

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Very good.

I think you forgot spend, spend spend - tax, tax, tax.
Only after he expounds on himself for two hours.

heh....I was thinking about adding that. But, wait!

He's a fiscal conservative now!!


Obama to freeze discretionary spending for three years...

Surrrrrre he is...
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1) He will "talk to" the American People about our "core values". (Thanks, Prof, but I already have a pretty solid basis of what my core values are, thank you very much.)



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Obama will tell us how much time he spends with his dear Teleprompter. The only good thing about this is that at least he's not spending way too much time with....another woman.

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He will appoint one of his remaining criminal friends to be "Job Czar".
What jobs? If there are no new jobs, then how can one be a czar over something that's non-existent?

And...his friends aren't criminals, they're his loyal supporters!

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What jobs? If there are no new jobs, then how can one be a czar over something that's non-existent?

And...his friends aren't criminals, they're his loyal supporters!

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We're talking about Barack Hussein, who always appoints one of his backroom slicky-boys as a "czar".

Can't have a "Democratic" shadow government without those czars.
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Speaking of "appointees". Why does the First Lady need a staff of nearly twenty, a third of which have six figure salaries?

That's about five times the number found necessary by previous FLs.

Maybe Michelle's bunch are the hidden Czars of the "hope and change" depatment. Gotta keep 'em around somewhere, I suppose.

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Speaking of "appointees". Why does the First Lady need a staff of nearly twenty, a third of which have six figure salaries?

That's about five times the number found necessary by previous FLs.

Maybe Michelle's bunch are the hidden Czars of the "hope and change" department. Gotta keep 'em around somewhere, I suppose.

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Obama gave a speech? Damn, I missed it!
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