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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28 2014 8:45 p.m. MST

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Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Remember when barack told us he'd keep unemployment below 8% if given his first(of many) spendathon of 787 Billion?

or that he'd be a one term president if he didn't cut the deficit in half(not only didn't he cut it in half, he didn't cut it at all, he increased it)

Barack has added more to the national debt than almost all other presidents in the history of our country combined.

Barack is only president to cause the USA to lose our perfect AAA credit rating in the history of our country

Dr. Thom
Long Beach, CA

He would do a whole lot better if he just resigned.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Experience should have taught us by now that you cannot believe a single thing that Barack Obama says. He will say anything to tel people what they want to hear.

Instead look at what he actually does, and that is usually the exact opposite of his pious words and soothing rhetoric.

He only wants to fundamentally transform our country by destroying its economic foundations, cultural foundations, our military strength and the very concept of the rule of law. That is proven by the actions of the President himself and his band of untrustworthy Chicago cronies.

If he speaks of unity, he will be busy driving wedges and thwarting cooperation by every means possible. It is ALWAYS his way, or nothing at all.

Morraine
Puyallup, WA

Whoever wrote this article must have had their head in the sand for the last five years.
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Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Black Panthers, IRS, 6+ trillion in debt DURING his admin, Obamacare (ACA)destroying what is left of American medicine - no thanks to the churches who are allowing this to go on without saying a darn word.
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It has been prophesied that Salt Lake City will be destroyed as corrupted centers of God have in all of history - and our own scriptures tell us it will happen.
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With this kind of "hey, I am going to go bury my head in the sand over here" attitude, it's apparent that we're much closer to the stroke of midnight time-wise than many will ever admit in Salt Lake City or anywhere in the US while we all burn and the Constitution lays bare at the hands of evil and base cowards.
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Too bad even Deseret News can't stand as the Stripling Warriors of old DID.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

Is it in a spirit of unity when all he does is race bait and call anybody who doesnt like him a racist? This guy is a total obscenity.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

I love how they deflate the unemployment numbers and dont even count those who arent looking for work and forced onto welfare as being unemployed. The real unemployment is 36%. We have been in a depression since bush and they use these 3 month temp jobs as examples of job creation.

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

"This guy is a total obscenity."

If anything qualifies as an obscenity it's the knee-jerk negativity of today's conservatives as exemplified by the first four comments to this article.

Unemployment is lower than when Obama took office. Deficits are falling fast. The chief cause of the deficits incurred since 2003 are two unpaid for foreign wars and tax cuts that had little or nothing to do with Obama.

Corporate profits and share prices are at record highs. American corporations have _never_ been sitting on so much cash.

A small but powerful group of the wealthiest Americans are owning a rapidly growing portion of our nation's wealth. Meanwhile, the buying power of today's minimum wage is less than the buying power of the minimum wage of the 1970's, and in real dollars over the last 20 years middle income wages have stagnated at best, and declined for many Americans. That fact alone should tell you that "trickle-down" economics were a fallacy.

Howl with rage all you want about how much you detest Obama, but here's the fact - he's your president, and the way the GOP is conducting itself Hillary is a shoe-in for 2016.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Unify?

No!

Obama doesn't solve problems. He condemns groups of people instead.

David
Centerville, UT

But when has Obama tried to unify the country?

When he charges racism against a police officer that arrests a law-breaking college kid?

When he tries to divide the nation on the 2nd Amendment?

When he divides the nation over gay marriage?

When he divides the nation with a healthcare law that was wholly Democrats creation?

When he divides the country by trying to force religious organizations to pay for birth control and abortions?

When he divides the nation by threatening to go around Congress?

When he divides the nation by eliciting class warfare through tax debate?

When he gives cash to his friends in green energy?

When he shuts down the opportunity for a Canadian oil pipeline and shovel-ready jobs?

When he tries to enact cap and trade energy policies to combat "global warming"? Oh wait, now its "climate change".

When he lies about Benghazi?

When he lies about government spying on its citizens?

When he lies about healthcare, "You can keep you plan if you like it, you can keep your doctor…"?

When has he worked to unite our country?

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

class warfare
race warfare
gender warfare
how does that qualify as unity?

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

I thought part of Obama's speech was an admission of his failures; unemployment too high, economic inequality, etc.! But the solutions he offered were frightening; I will force my will through executive privilege, "because I have a pen and a phone". Isn't that exactly what every dictator in history has done, from Stalin to Hitler, to Castro to Mao ste Tung? Imagine the howls of protest from the left if a conservative president threatened to invalidate congress like that?

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Based on these comments, I would say the "unity" message fell on deaf ears.

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

President Obama has tried to be a unifying president but he has faced unprecedented opposition by a far right drifting Republican party.

His attempts at bipartisanship have been seen, by an obstructionist GOP, as signs of weakness so he has had no alternative but to govern by executive order so he can get SOMETHING done.

Maybe as the right comes to its collective senses and start heading back to the center we can start working together to solve our nations challenges.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

I cant understand why people call me a republican. They are just as bad as the Democrats. Bought and paid for by offshore special interest groups who are the real power structure of the country. The whole goal of these people is to inslave us.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

Blue

Deficits are falling fast due to inflation and fiat currency that devalues the dollar. Printing more paper money is whats killing the dollar.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

It is simple to judge whether what President Obama is doing is proper or improper. He has a job description given him by the people. It assigns him some very simple duties AFTER requiring him to swear an oath to faithfully execute the office of President and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

1. He is commander in chief. Benghazi?
2. He can make treaties with foreign nations with the consent of Congress.
3. He can fill vacancies during a "recess". His abuse of that is before the Court.
5. He shall report the state of the union - not some grandiose plan, but the actual state of the Union.
6. He shall see that all of the laws are faithfully executed - including those that he does not want to execute.
7. He shall commission all officers.

8. He shall be removed for failure to perform his duties.

FT1/SS
Virginia Beach, VA

Unify? When has he ever done that? Since beer gate about six months into office, all he's ever done is divide. The AP has an article on the 7 points of his campaign speech from last night where Obama continues to mislead the nation. Nice spin by Blue, every single friend I know that supported Obama when he came in office has woken up. They are now silent.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

The hatred runs deep with the radio fans.
There were 52 attacks on US embassies during the Bush administration. Where were all you "patriots" then?

"Stalin to Hitler, to Castro to Mao ste Tung" -and you expect to be taken seriously?

"It has been prophesied that Salt Lake City will be destroyed as corrupted centers of God have in all of history - and our own scriptures tell us it will happen." -I've also heard he's paving the way for the antichrist on Bill O'Reily's show last week

"Is it in a spirit of unity when all he does is race bait and call anybody who doesnt like him a racist?"
Because there are no racist? Even when it's clear there are?

You guys must of watched a different presentation or maybe your just getting the cliff notes from your radio, but I saw none of that last night.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Based on these comments, I would say the "unity" message fell on deaf ears.

You don't call for unity by telling them you're going to pass whatever you want by executive fiat, whether they like it or not, regardless of role given the Executive Branch vs the Legislative Branch in the Constitution.

You don't bring Congress into unity with you by threatening to walk over them and make them irrelevant.

You bring them into unity by finding common ground and working on that first.. and once you have found a way for BOTH sides to get some wins... then you go for some of your more controversial priorities.

You don't just cram the stuff with the most opposition down your opposition's throats, with no attempt at compromise, snd tell them their going to like it, or you're going to do it again and again.

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I was most disappointed at the half of the room that stood and applauded as he told them he was going to make Congress irrelevant.

It was like watching history reenacted. Like watching the Roman Senate applauding Caesar as he told them he was going to make the Senate irrelevant.

LiberalEastCoastMember
Parkesburg, PA

"It has been prophesied that Salt Lake City will be destroyed as corrupted centers of God have in all of history - and our own scriptures tell us it will happen."

Really? SLC destroyed? You don't say. Just as centers of God have been destroyed "in all history."? Do mean like centers of God like London (Church of England) Rome and Mecca?

Gee I must have missed the news of those great city's destruction.

Come to think of it I must have missed that chapter and verse in the scriptures where it talks about SLC's destruction either.

Sounds like someone has shall I say, a fruitful imagination.

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