On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer predicted that tomorrow night’s State of the Union address will be the political counterpart to President Barack Obama’s fundamentally “ideological” inaugural speech. “Well, I’m not sure it will be a speech about ideas or programs,” Krauthammer said. “In fact, if the inaugural address was this sort of extraordinarily ideological address, I think the State of the Union is going to be extremely aggressive and partisan. Obama is still campaigning. He hasn’t stopped.
Comments: Obama isn´t interested in the economy. It´s going to be guns and immigration, chocked full of anti-Republican vitriol.
Will not be watching. I have to muck out the barn then. My head is about to explode. Can there be a day without bammy in my face? My goodness, dear hubby said that there isn´t enough booze to get make him watch the kenyan lie to us for an hour.
Paul Ryan gave his first political speech since the election at his home district´s Lincoln Day dinner. He said that despair is a mortal sin and he´s giving up despair for Lent. I am going to try to do the same.
Cannot and have not watched the President for over two years. History will show he may have been the worst President in our history. Has no idea he is supposed to be leading the WHOLE Country, which means everyone. he is a law unto himself.
The complete transformation of this country is an Obama pipedream because at least half the country is against him. Secondly he doesn´t have the money to buy off every voter and money will be come more scarce once Obamacare starts killing jobs.
Bernake is maxed out on money creating gimmicks. All he´s basically doing right now is adding zero´s to the feds accounts to mask the deficit.There´s no hard backup to Bernake´s printing,in fact he should just resign.
Obama has miraculously avoided a tipping point action so far.Even though he hates republicans,he wants their fingerprints on his schemes.
One thing that´s puzzling to me is republican ran states seem to be doing fine but it´s not helping the party image overall. How could states like Wisconsin,Michigan and Ohio elect republican governors then turn around and re-elect Obama unless it´s pure cheating.An Ohio poll workers bragged about voting for Obama twice and no eyebrows raised.
Somebody suggested in a column that Republicans ought to get up and walk out en masse if he uses the occasion to excoriate them. I agree. But they won´t. Instead, Obama will make an outrageous claim, some House guy will not be able to contain himself and yell, ´´That´s BS,´´ and Obama plays the victim.
Surprise me, Pubbies: if this turns out to be a campaign speech full of scorn and derision, stand up, turn your back on the creep, and leave.
Charles, with all due respect, put a sock in it. Until you come out and say you were wrong about Obama -- wrong, say it, Charles: "I was wrong" -- I don´t want to hear from you. Krauthammer, Noonan and Parker: a triumverate greatly responsible for the state we are in now. Thanks loads.
Gee his air time has conflicted with Jeopardy. I will not be able to see the High School Competition final now. I rather watch smart and bright teen agers than a POTUS who has divided the USA ethnic groups, he and congress has spent us into oblivion and hear his lies along with his propaganda cohorts in the MSM and with a crowd of gunshot victims.(My greatest sympathy). IMHO BHO is a waste of time. I need to paint the loft ceiling anyway.
Doc is probably right on this one. What would benefit Obama most? Of course, it is that which has benefited him in the past -- class warfare and scare tactics.
What better venue to disseminate his socialist, anti-capitalist, anti-white agenda than to stir the racial and class pot? He will talk about starving children, killing off granny through medicare cuts, riots in the streets, bridges and roads that fall apart and kill people, "the rich" who protect their $ in the Caymans (as he does), "workers" of America not being given a "fair shake" -- in short, Hitlerian rhetoric aimed at dumbed-down, low-information citizens, legal and illegal.
Obama wants war on our soil, preferably, black against white, unions against non-union workers. Taking away guns is central to his war room plans.
I´ll give Doc this one, even though he sometimes gets it wrong.
And nobody will give a damn! The Press certainly won´t. One has to wonder what it would actually take to shake a Brian Williams, or Diane Sawyer or Bob Scheiffer et al. from their slobbering agreement on any and all. We already know how Chris Matthews stands (still on the air despite ratings that pretty much encompass his family and a few zealots).
I already know the state of the union. I don´t need someone with a God complex to lie to me about it. Therefore, I will not be watching. Obama will be lauded by the media as a president with vision and boldness. I know what he is and what he is trying to do. He is attempting to do what the communists promised they would do, destroy us from within. My heartbreak is realizing that there is no one with the courage to oppose him. There is so much infighting in the Republican Party over who will wield power that they are ignoring the real threat to this country. They should be ashamed. Obama is winning because we have no army on the battlefield.
The Republicans have him in a vice on sequestration. The only way out he knows is to successfully lay the blame on them. That will be the single theme of this SOTU. How he does it is open and unimportant.
I´ve never watched zippy give any sort of speech and I certainly don´t plan to start now. That said, I wonder if he will mention North Korea and their nukes and threats. Probably not as it doesn´t serve his own self interest.
If I were going to watch it I would go back to Rush´s suggestion for the SOTU from the Clinton Era - put a sign across the bottom of your TV screen saying, "This man lies".
Two Americas indeed; those who support Obama and those who oppose.
Remember how under the Eastern bloc and the Soviet Union, if you did not fully support the State you became an Enemy of the State?
It still annoys me that so many of the talking heads on "our" side rarely (Mark Levin being the exception) if ever, come right out and say that Obama is intent on changing/destroying this country for the worse; he´s not in over his head, ignorant about economics, etc. He´s destructive.
"He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient;" - U.S. Constitution Article 2 §3. Remember that the Constitution only requires notification, not necessarily a formal speech where Congress is required to attend.
I would change my opinion of the GOP if they would stand up and walk out - or not show up in the first place. If only we conservatives had a party with a spine to represent us.
Our local ABC affiliate was playing a teaser just before they went to national coverage. They asked if you could guess which person in the Line of Succession would be absent at the SoTU show tonight. I didn´t care enough to guess.
I won´t be watching. I have watched any of his speeches and doubt if I could make it all the way through one if someone forced me to listen.
I would be thrilled if even one Republican walked out. I would be even more thrilled if none of them went in the first place. They could hang out in the hallway to be seen, even go in, but leave to go to the restroom and never come back. What a waste of time and effort. I´ll be watching some movies on the DVR. It´s much better for my blood pressure.
"The state of the nation is good!" Will be the biggest lie in American history. North Korea just gave the world a wake up call that they have a nuke and they will share the technology with the highest bidder. At the same time Obama will vow to cut our nuclear arsenal and push his Marxist domestic agenda. At what point do the adults take over? ... Maybe after a mushroom cloud over DC.
You can ask me to expect any number of things, but I will most definitely not be listening to Fauxbama´s lies. Anyone who consistently and flagrantly contradicts himself is not worth listening to; he´s not a serious person, just an ideological hack, manipulating LoFo´s and takers.
Here´s another citizen who won´t be watching. But I will say that the President speaks in the House at the invitation of the Speaker. Rather than getting up and walking out en masse as some have sugested, what should be done is that the moment Barry´s TelePrompter reading turns partisan, the Republicans who control the House should immediately cut the power in the House, bringing the whole affair to a screeching halt, and then they should chuck Barry´s scrawney behind out onto the Capitol lawn. But alas, we all know Boehner lacks the gonads to take such a bold stand.
I´m with you #41. Having to listen/watch this profound hate America muslim liar as cameras pan to Big Moo with her lantern jaw and six inch teeth benevolently smiling at the masses while her cold as ice eyes sweep the room is more than I can handle. I´ll be watching the Westminster Kennel Club. I´d far rather see the wonderful dogs competing at Madison Square Garden than see the curs competing in DC at the SOTU.
Sidebar: Anyone who brings an ILLEGAL alien as a, ´guest,´ to tonight´s State of the Union Speech should be immediately arrested for breaking EXISTING Federal Immigration Law. It is currently ILLEGAL to transport ILLEGAL alines!
Enforce EXISTING FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW. ...That is not too much to expect, especially inside the beltway and in the American citizen´s very halls of Congress.
Obama has made it very clear that he is not really the President of the United States. He is the Messiah to the liberal toadies and low information masses who are dumb enough to believe him. Count me out.
"Extremely aggressive and partisan" Chuck? Really. Jeepers Chaz, I could swear that´s what you called those of us who tried to expose Obama for what he was, is, and will always be back in early 2008. Thanks to you, Kristol, Barnes, Noonan, Will, ad infinitum at the Weekly Standard, unbelievably brilliant ones, you get to tell us what we´ve known and warned about since 2007. That Lincoln chalice just keeps on giving.
I did not listen to the speech. He is still lying every time he opens his mouth, so why bother? Obama is in an "I won" mode and he thinks he is the greatest thing ever, in this country. He thinks he is MR. PRESIDENT OBAMA now and no one can take that feeling away. He is going to rule like a king and no one will stop him. The Republicans act like scared mice and are running for the hills and saying nothing, nothing...absolutely nothing......
Obama gave old Krauthammer a head fake. Obama´s mission with his speech was not to come over as being extremely aggressive and partisan as Krauthammer supposed, but to come over as a reasonable politician who cared more about the average American then the wimpy Republicans. Just claiming that the minimum wage should be raised to $9.00 an hour will get Obama the votes of millions of low information people, even though it is not politically doable, and if enacted would cause employers not to hire more workers and to layoff a lot of people.
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