I wonder if the "year of action" will be as good at the "summer of
recovery"? Perhaps a better motto for 2014 would be the "year of
re-action" which Barack and his tiger team led by Jay Carney are experts at.
The term best suited for the state of the union - "stink, stank, stunk".
It truly amazes me that there are still people who do not recognize the complete
failure of this administration. When will they stop blaming everyone else and
simply admit that Obama is a disaster
The house doesn't control congress, as a whole the senate is more powerful
which the republicans held for the previous 12 year before 2006. If
the house had real power it would have their repeal of Obamacare would have
stuck - some 30 times.
I remember when republicans said the economy was fine even when we were losing
millions of jobs a year; the stock market was up and that was all that mattered.
They all said the economy was fundamentally fine - look away. Lots
of soldiers dying 2000 - 2008 ? For the glory of America. We were being attacked
every day somewhere and Bush never got blamed for any of it.Now they
don't care that the stock market has done well and they are finally loosing
sleep over the death of every American death. Good on that one at least. Too bad
it will flip flop as soon as they have the presidency again.
All I read is about the war Bush got us into. Do any of you know who controlled
the house when Bush was President. In case you forgot it was democrats DUH
"How many times have we voted to increase our debt limit... just in the past
few months? Seems like we are constantly doing it."Yes we are.
And that is because congress will only fund it for a few months at a time.
Am I better off than I was five years ago? Has my health insurance become less
expensive, as Obama promised ? Have I been able to keep my doctor and my
insurance plan, as Obama promised? Have our embassies and consulates become
safer? Have the troops been removed from Afghanistan? Does the world respect
the United States? Is terrorism a thing of the past? Is everyone who wants a
job fully employed and earning a wage that allows him/her to provide fully for
his/her family? Are our children better educated? Are more companies closing
foreign plants and reopening those plants in America? Can our children and
grandchildren even take a home-packed lunch to school without someone throwing
that lunch in the garbage claiming that only the government knows how to feed
children?Obama would be well advised to stay home tonight.
We've heard all the lies that we need to hear. His platitudes are nothing
but an exercise in futility.
I wonder if the constantly increasing debt will come up... and if he intends to
INCREASE, or DECREASE it?How many times have we voted to increase
our debt limit... just in the past few months? Seems like we are constantly
doing it. Even while we say that we know that there's a debt crisis
directly in our path.My family can't just increase our debt
limit multiple times each year whenever we run out of money. Yet my family is
funding a government that keeps doing it. And they know it will end badly.
But they don't care! As long as we don't crash or have to cut back
on services during THEIR administration.My family can't survive
when we can't even pay the interest on our debts by applying 100% of our
income towards our debt. Yet we think it's OK for our government to be in
that position.I suspect that government spending will not even come
up tonight. It's easier to just keep our heads in the sand (for now).
@mountainman. I have health insurance so I do not need to enroll in obamacare.
@JerryBall "After being pushed around by losers for about six years,
it's about time he took the reigns and he legislated from the Catbird Seat
he occupies, " Absolutely. From Obama I want more FDR, less Professor
Woodrow Wilson. Give 'em heck! I'd use stronger language, but this
is the Deseret News.
I'm just agasped at the amnesia of those forgetting the last 2 years of
BushCo.and STILL thinking what America needs is to get back to that...Housing values slashed in 1/2,The Stock Market lost 2/3 of
it's value,Unemployment quadrupled, gas was over $5 a gallon,
and Detriot went bankrupt becuase nobody wanted their cash cow,
gas-guzzling SUVs anymore... Do you Really want to go back the way
things were then?
Despite the sputtering and raised blood pressure of some conservatives who
ubiquitously go apoplectic with any view that doesn't jive with theirs, I
for one hope this is Obama's George Bush moment of "I'm the
decider." It's about time he became a force to contend with in
leadershp. After all, what has he to lose at this point? After beng pushed
around by losers for about six years, it's about time he took the reigns
and he legislated from the Catbird Seat he occupies, much to the angst of the
losers who have been nothing but doorstops for the past 4 years to the detriment
of the nation. I can already hear the cries of "Dictatorship" from that
delegation already. I can only say "Get over it already!"
We no longer have much of a union because of the unrelenting attack on social
security and pension systems. The super wealthy have desired to undo the New
Deal since its inception. Not only that but they want to impoverish retirees of
all types because they think they are a drag on their profits. This is trickle
down class war. Boomers in particular had better wake up an smell the coffee
soon, or their final years will be bitter (and impoverished) indeed.
To "xert" you are wrong. The state of the union is weakening as we
listen to Obama, Pelosi, Gore, and all of those that lead on the left.
Nationally wages have been decreasing since Obama was put into office. Fewer
people are working than we have seen since Carter was President. The divisions
on nearly every front are increasing as liberals/Progressives divide the US so
that it becomes easier to control.
Hey President!How are those Hawaiian vacations we pay for? How are
Michelle's birthday parties, trips to Aspen Colorado, and Spain working
out?Can you thank the American people in your state of our union?A thank you would be a polite thing to do.
Don't worry Anti Bush-Obama... he will be out of office in 2 years (whether
the ObamaFans like it or not). The big question is... what then?More of the same? Or a new direction?I know some will want more
of the same. I hope it's not the majority of Americans.Problem is... just electing Republicans doesn't guarantee a new
direction. Just as electing Obama didn't change the direction we were on
with Bush. For all the "Our ship must change direction or we
will run aground"... we got from the Obamafans during the campaigns... the
ship really didn't change direction all that much... did it?And
it won't if we get Hillary Clinton next. Or a Republican.After Obama and Bush I get the feeling it doesn't matter which party we
elect, or even which person we elect. Nothing changes.Something
else is controlling the direction of the country. Maybe George Soros, or Glenn
Beck, The Fed Reserve, or the people controlling our news content. I don't
know, but it's evidently not the President. Because for all his
complaining about Bush.. Obama has done the exact same things Bush did.
He's just going to blame the other side for everything and do a lot of
political grandstanding. Also hide behind the victims of recent tragedies so he
can endorse NSA spying and Gun control. I'm so sick of this guy. He is not
leaving office. I think he is going to stay for life.
To the obamatons faithfully carrying Obama's water today... Can you name
one thing from Obama's State of the Union address last year that he
actually accomplished? I can't.===CBS News did a
good report on it this morning. You can read it online.Last year
he promised:-Gun Control-Lower Budget-Climate Change
(Previously known as "Global Warming")-Immigration reform-Minimum Wage-Taxes (Get rid of tax loopholes, reduce deficit)-Terrorism (end GITMO)-Iran "end their nuclear weapon
program"... what have we done?-Voting (no ID needed to vote)-Medicare... "I’m prepared to enact reforms"...-Education:
"working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every
single child in America"...-Housing: (bail out underwater loans)-Trade (boost American exports)What did he accomplish from his
list?===Would it have really been that terrible if
Romney had delivered the SOU with a new direction last year instead of the
same-old same-old for yet another year? How much worse could it
The state of the Union is pretty good. The economy is coming back nicely. The
wars are all but over. Health care is available to almost all (except in certain
troglodyte states like Utah). Now if we could just invest in our own people. For
example, we all know that education is the key to our future, but we are making
it as hard as possible for the young to afford a higher education. We now need
the equivalent of a GI bill.
It would be nice if anybody would give us the REAL state of our nation, instead
of just their party's spin on it.I don't know what the
state of our nation is for sure, but I KNOW I won't get it from either side
in the State of the Union or from the liberal media or the daily news. All you
will get is their spin. Same goes for right-wing media. So truth is hard to
@ Shaun. Did you get a waiver from Obamacare? I wasn't so lucky and
therefore I am FORCED to comply against my wishes and better judgment.
@mountainman. You give the president too much credit. My way of life does not
depend on one man but on me.
The state of the union? How can you ask the President such a question when we
see daily just how bad a do-nothing congress can be? Remember when the state of
the union was that we were first in the world in education? Remember when the
rich paid their fair share of the costs of running our country and still got
richer? Our President can't get support from half of congress because
he doesn't yield to constant threats, attacks, bullying and outright
dis-information. The state of the union lies in shambles at the feet of
those who would rather see the country fail than do what is right for most
Americans.And by the way, Mountanman, GWB led us into a useless,
unnecessary war that will take us many years to pay for, left the economy in
shambles, and left all his old cronies rich. Great pres.
Yea Obama what is the State of the Union. Try the truth for a change. That would
be a novel idea for you. The truth that is.
IMAPatriot2 said:"The best thing this POTUS could do for the country
is resign along with his VP. We don't need more government that is trying
to do for us the things that we should be doing for ourselves and that has
forgotten that they work for us NOT us for them.""They"
are us and we are "them" You'd think a patriot would realize
that.The State of the Union is getting better, no thanks to the GOP who
wasted time, blocked their own bills, and essentially have done nothing since
Obama took office except complain and try and spin semantics into treason. Why would he resign? I remember when your were labeled unpatriotic to even
question bush and cheney's war's.
JoeBlow; GWB presided over very good economic growth until the housing boom
caused by the government meddling in the housing market burst and collapsed our
economy. He lead us through 9-11 and was the first president to actually do
anything about terrorism. Your man Obama has presided over the weakest recovery
in the history of America and his policies have been so destructive that even
the Washington Post has warned that the Demos will probably lose the majority of
Senate seats in November! Proving you can fool some of the people some of the
time but you can not fool all the people, all the time. I can't wait for
November so we can begin repairing this failing nation!
Thid. Obamas approval ratings are not great. They are pretty much right in
line with George W. Bush's.Did you realize how big of a mistake
you made back then?
Given Obama's plummeting approval numbers, more and more Americans are
realizing we made a mistake electing this man. Everyone makes mistakes and its
time we all admitted that and do better next election! Our grandchildren will
The state of our union is strong and growing stronger as more and more young
people seek to distance themselves from the likes of Limbaugh and the becks and
Palins and Bachmans of the world. This administration is far from perfect, but
it did two things right, it has distanced us from the failures of the bush
years and it spared us mitt Romney.
When it is obvious that our nation is going down a dead end street, it is
imperative that we turn around in order to avoid an inevitable crash. Thus we
are being lead down a dead end street with income redistribution, Obamacare
train wreck, exploding national debt, massive job losses and ever bigger, more
intrusive government. Obama will tell us all we need to do is accelerate the
destructive policies that put us on the dead end road. In other words, as he has
in every other speech, he will tell us we must NOT turn back and that we have
come too far! Do we have enough time to change our coarse before we crash is the
question of the day?
The best thing this POTUS could do for the country is resign along with his VP.
They and their agenda are blocking this great nation from achieving it's
full potential. We don't need more government that is trying to do for us
the things that we should be doing for ourselves and that has forgotten that
they work for us NOT us for them.
I do not know about you but I am not going to waste my time on this. I have
better things to do with my life than hear the same things over and over again
Wait, one erroneous statement in a State of the Union address will condemn an
entire presidential term? Because I seem to remember something about Saddam
Hussein looking to acquire uranium in Africa.