Why didn't any any main stream media show Rand Paul's response to the 2013 SOTU adrress ?
Wasn't the official response to the SOTU address given by Rubio? I believe most of the main-stream media showed that. Rand Paul's comments were not a "response," but were a "reaction." So you could just as easily ask "why didn't Fox cover Dick Durbin's reaction to the address?".
Goals mentioned in President Obama's SoTU:
-Pass a jobs bill
-Get taxpayers their bailout money back through a fee on the big banks
-Pass health care reform
-Help small businesses with a tax credit
-Encourage American innovation
-Pass a comprenhensive energy and climate bill
-Double exports over the next 5 years
-Help families with college students--"let's take that money and give families a $10,000 tax credit for four years of college and increase Pell Grants. And let's tell another one million students that when they graduate, they will be required to pay only ten percent of their income on student loans, and all of their debt will be forgiven after twenty years – and forgiven after ten years if they choose a career in public service"
-Freeze government spending for 3 years starting in 2011 (national security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security not included)
-Begin pulling troops from Afghanistan in July 2011
-Reform immigration system
Did Obama's State of the Union Address and RNC speech hurt him more w/ the American people?
What this President did the night of SOTU. Was simply a look at a man who
just does not get it. Nor will he ever get it. Barack is intent on self destruction.
He is like JFK in so many ways. Kennedy up until his assassination was the
worst President this Nation ever had. And he paid for it with his life.
Obama on the other hand Makes Kennedy and Carter look Like a genius.
Nothing this man does anymore should surprise anyone, He is destructive.
He talks over people not to people, He plays the preacher role way to hard.
We do know what is better for us, We don't need for him
to tell us what he thinks is better for us. He is not our father,
He is our President, His role is to protect and serve the
people of this nation and uphold the Constitution, not a damn thing more. If he wants to lecture dumb asses who
swallow his liberal bullshit. Wait until after we throw him
out of office. Then he can go on the lecture circuit and
talk till it kills him.
Do you agree with Obama about the recession being over, like he stated in the SOTU address?
No! It's NOT over by far! There Surgar coating the facts for those who believe in this Policy as if it's working....
Facts are very clear and cut! Voter's across America in the past few months have grown progressively Negitive in reguards in the way Pres. Obama leadership skills are and Congress as a Do Nothing Congress. We all see thru there own activity and behaviors just what there really about and who players are as far as Blowing Smoke up our Butts! Mass- Voter's sent washington and Pres. Obama a very clear message last week in those Election's! Independents and even a few Democrates voted for this Republican b/c Washington is still in this fog of waiting around and looking as if there doing something but in all truth there hopelessly waisting another 4 more years! It's still the Same-ole-Same and the voters know this too be true... His SOTU was away too keep Moderates from Jumping ship in his own Party! It also was a Sales Job Speech too American Voter's across this country... This way he keeps his party intact and those American's confussed by his policies and leadership will think he is doing his job.... This man is about Charming you and I into his inadquet abilities as Believable or doable facts and truths!
Do you agree with the media geniuses that the President has moved to the middle?
His sotu had nothing new in it at all
It was still the same old garbage he was babbling about
in his 1st 2 months in office
It is still all about big government with this guy
He cannot giveup on this idea
that government is the be-all and end-all
He will never shift to the middle
Does anyone agree with the following observations on Obama’s SOTU Speech?
What do you expect. All Democrats always take both sides of every issue WITHIN THE SAME SPEECH.
Their formula is ALWAYS:
"We all have conservative beliefs and values and that's why we need to implement liberal policies."
ANY time ANY Democrat EVER mentioned "investment" it ALWAYS means "raising taxes." Likewise all Democrats always refer to any and all money not in government hands as "spending we can't afford."
Anyway, the Obama campaign spent weeks polling people to learn what he should say to get their support. There are always campaign elements in any politician's speech but for the FIRST TIME our SOTU was PURE campaign speech and was designed top to bottom to be nothing else.
What he said is this ...
"To make college more affordable, this bill will finally end the unwarranted taxpayer-subsidies that go to banks for student loans. Instead, let's take that money and give families a $10,000 tax credit for four years of college and increase Pell Grants. And let's tell another one million students that when they graduate, they will be required to pay only ten percent of their income on student loans, and all of their debt will be forgiven after twenty years – and forgiven after ten years if they choose a career in public service. Because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college."
When did the 2010 State of the union (gop response) start?
5 minutes after the SOTU was over. Good luck in APUSH.
Ted Kennedy's Car was a little harsh. Let me soften it up for you a bit:
Obama suffers from an extreme case of phylisophical liberalism. Economies function best when government limits its role to thoughtful regulation. John Maynard Keynes was correct in the same way as Marx: Looks good on paper but won't play out correctly in the real world with real people involved.
If welfare worked why do we still need it?
Give a hungry man a fish, and he's fed for a day. Teach a hungry man to fish and he's fed for life. Obama said he was going to increase school spending. That's the best idea he had. McDonnell agreed.
Here is a transcript of the SOTU 2012: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-of-the-union-2012-obama-speech-excerpts/2012/01/24/gIQA9D3QOQ_story.html
Here's another: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/us/politics/state-of-the-union-2012-transcript.html?pagewanted=all
You can watch the video here: http://www.c-span.org/SOTU/
How can anyone praise Obama's SOTU when it was full of lies?
despite the liberals commenting on this calling you an idiot, (exercising their right to free speech and demonizing you for exercising yours...typical liberals) I agree that Obummers SOTU was full of the typical BS.
Why did Obama's SOTU speech register an 8th grade comprehension level on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test?
It is interesting to note that George W. Bush's SOTU speeches averaged about 10.5 on the same scale.
And to think that "The Messiah" and his supporters used to deride President Bush as dumb.
Who looks dumb now?....Just saying
... Sotu Africa, and establishing...
That comma .^. is the only thing I saw it needed, unless you plan on leaving ARE uppercased. But, yes, it's "are" (or "were" if past tense, dead or retired), not "is/was".
Well, it seems like you did not watch much of the SOTU, and had you have, you probably wouldnt be asking this question. From the few bits i've heard, read..what i understood is obama mentioned something about a mandatory gun buy- back, and you think this a new plan of histo take ALL of our guns, not just AR-15 type weapons.
Why don't you watch it and listen to the man?
Ozzfest is going to be lame this year because it's free and all the stupid little emo bands are going to perform. Reading the roster for it i only knew about 3 of the performers.
I looked up the rest and they were all F@G bands.
Ok. So you force kids to stay in school until they are 18. What is going to make them learn and actually get an education? How about we improve our failing school systems and find ways to help kids succeed so they don't want to drop out and they see the value in an education and the value to their economic future? I vote that we get rid of teacher tenure, reward good teachers, get rid of the bad teachers, lessen the power of teachers unions so that the education of our kids are the priority not protecting poor performing teachers. We should find schools with high success rates and model poor performing schools after them. Our kids deserve a good education and the opportunity at a good economical future.
In SOTU you said you want to consolidate government bureaucracy under the executive. How would this be done?
The bureaucracy is the de facto fourth branch of government, and, technically speaking, is already headed by the executive branch, regardless of which branch it directly serves. The president can issue executive orders which apply exclusively, but broadly, to the federal bureaucracy. For instance, if the President issued an executive order that the "United States" must use 30% less energy next year, it would apply only to the federal government, not to state, county, or local government, or private citizenry (those would be covered by Law, which is the purview of Congress, not the President). But, it would apply to all federal agencies, not just those directly serving the executive branch.
What the president was talking about was consolidation of certain agencies that have overlapping functions, something he has brought up a week or so before the SOTU. The entire idea is to have one agency doing the functions that are currently carried out by Commerce Department, Small Business Administration, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Export-Import Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Trade and Development Agency. This will reduce some of federal redundancy (albeit, in some rather small agencies), shrink the overall bureaucracy slightly, and save some tax dollars. Ultimately, the amount of power being transferred to the executive branch would be zero. The request for "power,".as it were, is the "power" to draft the charter for the unified agency (which Congress would have to approve).
Is it safe to say Rubio's SotU response will go down in history as the most famous?
No, it will be mostly forgotten, never completely.
Every year the opposing party gets to do a response to the president's SOTU. For some reason there seems to be a curse on the speakers the Republican Party picks for this job.
One time it was Michelle Bachmann. She was truly a rising star in the GOP, a person thought to have great possibilities. But all through the speech she seemed to be looking at someone beside the camera, and her eyes looked like she'd been hypnotized or something. And right after that she began to be seen as just a crazy Tea Partier. In fact her rhetoric after that got more and more crazy.
Then one time it was Bobby Jindal. Jindal was also seen as a possible candidate against Obama in 2012 because he was articulate, well-spoken, young and good-looking, and a MINORITY. I didn't think his speech was so bad, but the day after his ratings went down the toilet and stayed there. I don't think most Republican voters even know who he is today.
And then Marco Rubio. Lots of people wanted Romney to pick him as running mate last year. In fact a lot of them wanted him to run for president! Today he's no longer the GOP's fair-haired boy, no longer a Rising Star. The curse strikes again! People say 'Well, geez, all he did was to take a sip of water! What's so wrong with that?' Well, nothing I guess. But watch his popularity figures plummeting among REPUBLICAN voters!
Most people won't remember the SOTU responses of any of these people. I do because I'm a politics junkie. But they do remember that so-and-so was seen as the Savior of the Party one day and not a week later.
SOTU Speech: Was Øbama's attack on the Supreme Court during his SOTU speech unprecedented?
No one escapes Obama's wrath. He even wants to politicize justice without researching the facts before he does so. Facts don't matter to him. Its all about perception because he realizes how many people just take it all in at face value without finding out the truth. FDR was the last one to really rebuke the Supreme Court and try to bypass their decisions. I doubt he did that at his SOTU and even if he did, it was on the radio, not TV for the whole nation to really experience the moment of scolding them in a such a forum.
was the new york times piece on sotu, fair, calling it a disaster?
Oh, yes you might say that based on this startling revelation:
Obama Accused Of Plagiarizing
'Appearing on Fox News Channel with anchor Megyn Kelly after President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night, former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen said the president’s speech sounded uncannily similar to him.'
Parts of Obama's SOTU address were lifted DIRECTLY from the 2007 SOTU address that was delivered by President George W. Bush.
The State of the Union (SOTU) is the annual address the President is required to give. According to Article II, Section 3, Clause i, the President shall deliver to Congress a message regarding the State of the Union (the text is included in the link provided). The tradition of speaking before a joint session was done early on, but abandoned until Woodrow Wilson. Prior to Wilson, the President would deliver a written address which was read to both Houses of Congress (House of Reps. and Senate). Since Wilson's tenure, the custom has been a Joint Session of Congress.
The bulk of Obama's SOTU we have heard before - a lot of nice sounding rhetoric but with promises that were never kept. Obama does the talk, but not the walk. Again, tonight's SOTU was a collection of old speeches that date back to the 2008 campaign.