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Wonder what he will focus his laser like attention on this evening.canyon

“It would be déjà vu, at this point, for Obama to use a high-profile speech to  talk about jobs, the economy and the middle class — he’s been doing that for  four years.

The big question is not whether Obama will mention his gun push but which part  of it he will emphasize — and how much the issue will dominate the night.

So he has to find a way to do both: Make a robust case for limiting guns,  overhauling immigration and protecting entitlement programs but without  alienating the party that controls the House and the ability to filibuster in  the Senate.

Finding that balance is nearly impossible.

The West Wing would no doubt prefer to use the speech to remind Republicans  that elections have consequences — and, by the way, Obama won.

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Got news for the left, BO has alienated a huge portion of the country already. Is it possible they haven’t noticed?

From Reason…..

In the face of still unpleasant unemployment figures (7.9 percent) the president told House Democrats he would be focusing on creating jobs. In typical Keynesian fashion, his argument for protecting government spending (or “investment” as he’ll likely call it) will focus on creating or protecting jobs for middle class Americans.

The Reality

The president’s Keynesian economic policies are really a cover for crony capitalism coming from the left rather than the right. The president will talk about eliminating tax policies and loopholes that benefit “the rich,” yet will push forward government loans or subsidies to the private sector in areas like green energy and high-speed rail, industries run by wealthy folks with a tendency to give significant donations to Democrats.

In fact, the Obama Administration’s regulatory pushes may make a bad situation worse.

If he’s truly committed to helping create jobs, the administration needs to stop trying to pick winners and losers and using competition from China (which is likely taking a financial beating in its own green energy efforts) as an excuse to line the pockets of his donors and union buddies with government money.

I’m not sure why they don’t just play show tunes for this SOTU. “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables would be the most likely tune to cover what’s happened to our country under the Progressive banner of lies and hubris. BO will drone on and on and, as always, the same talking points will be repeated in the same star struck media by the tingling talking heads to the low info voters. From Weasel Zippers

President Obama will have lunch Tuesday with several TV anchors and hosts, fulfilling a White House tradition held the afternoon before giving the State of the Union address.

The annual lunch, which is off-the-record, allows the president to frame his upcoming speech before influential figures in TV news, all of whom will be leading or part of their networks’ coverage later on. While Obama will personally give anchors a sense of what he’ll outline in the address at the 12:30 p.m. lunch, White House aides have already been speaking to reporters for days — typically not for attribution — about what to expect on Tuesday night.

The anchors of all three broadcast evening newscasts — NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’s Scott Pelley — will be in attendance, The Huffington Post has confirmed. Some cable hosts will also be on hand, including MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. George Stephanopoulos, co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” is attending, too.

Expect a lot of I, Me, Mine, but little in the way of solving any of the difficult issues facing us. And….btw did you know BO killed bin Laden? And…..he WON?  I am sure we’ll hear about it tonight. What we won’t hear is any new ideas, he hasn’t any.

open thread…..

UPDATE….MO at the SOTU michelle-obama-sotu-crop-470 h/t Adrian


  1. Things not yet resolved….

    “There’s a substantial number of very serious, crippling cases of post-traumatic stress disorder exacerbated, frankly, by what the Army and the Defense Department did in this case,” said Rubinstein. “We have a couple of cases in which the soldiers’ command accused the soldiers of malingering, and would say things to them that Fort Hood really wasn’t so bad, it wasn’t combat.”

  2. Resolving this issue would be a good start…..

    […]Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain.

    “Now is the time to act boldly and wisely – to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity,” said Obama during his first joint session address to Congress on Feb. 24, 2009.

    Since then, the number of participants enrolled in food stamps, known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), has risen substantially.[…]

  3. I can’t watch or even listen to the sound of his voice. He and MO make me nauseous. I can’t stand the creepy Pelosi and the other left nuts applaud this POS. I will get my analysis/news from sites like this and other conservative talk shows and blogs. UGH….

    • “Saturation” was key to this SOTU

    • Sorry to say I’m the same way. I’m particularly tired of the ‘folksy’ sing song cadence of some of his speeches. I’ll read the speech. For me, speeches are much better read than orated… Well, better than being read to me in an oratory fashion, I should say.

  4. Rubio is hot!!
    BO basically said it’s his way or no way…..refuses to admit his tax and spend is not working

    • Thanks. It helps me avoid the southern preacher la data day, the forced applause and the rapid fire blinking of Biden.

      • LOL 😀

  5. Every picture of MO that I’ve seen so far makes her look drunk/stoned. The dress was not flattering and her arms are way too “cut.” Plus, was she standing on a box to look even taller?

    • Updated to reflect your find…. Thanks! 🙂

      • You’re welcome. She needs to wash the wighat, too. This is not how a FLOTUS looks or acts. She should take notes not just from her predecessors, but from other leaders and their wives around the world.

        • Nothing worse than a woman going through a middle age crisis on the world stage… 😀

        • …and wth is going on with her lips?

          • I believe someone on our previous forum coined the term “Anus Lips” to describe that look.

            • LOL….fits 😀

  6. If you read nothing else about the SOTU campaign speech….
    […]It sure sounds presidential when Obama makes pronouncements worthy of Joe’s toothy smile that he “will do whatever [he] must to protect those who serve abroad” like our diplomats and intelligence officers. Given the recent testimony by Leon Panetta on Benghazigate, is there any doubt in anyone’s mind why Boehner would be scowling at this? Maybe the pure hypocrisy of claiming you’d do anything, when in fact you did nothing, could account for it.[…]

  7. Palin…still driving them crazy! 😀

    “What started as a condescending “cautionary tale” about Sarah Palin’s mixing of celebrity and politics quickly became a cautionary tale about mixing contempt for Sarah Palin with desperation for the traffic her name will generate.”

  8. Oh, my…..
    […]Barack might take a lesson from the lantern-jawed yet canny Michelle. Michelle has a face that is perpetually twisted into a scowl. So Michelle ordered her underlings to purchase her a new wig to help disguise the scowl. To some extent that strategy has been successful.

    Unfortunately Michelle’s new wig has helped with the scowl problem but created a new problem – buck teeth. The way the new wig cuts her face it looks like Michelle can chisel, unassisted, the Obama logo onto Mango seeds (for use as belt buckles?) with those buck teeth and give Alvin and his band-mates competition.

    Barack might borrow Michelle’s strategy of wearing disguises to trade problems. “Publicly, White House aides have been nonchalant about Rubio. Behind the scenes, they are intrigued by his every move. Does Obama acknowledge Rubio or continue to ignore him?” So don’t be surprised if Barack Obama shows up tonight wearing a sombrero in order to continue to gull Latinos even as he slaps down African-American dupes finally buying a clue about how Obama feels about them.

    Tonight Barack Obama will drone on about stuff he knows he will not get done. Like his many other fake promises at earlier State of the Union drone speeches Barack will lie and lie again. Us? We’ll be up to watch and listen to Rubio and jeer Obama. Isn’t that the sensible thing to do?[…]

  9. The race card has been taken to a whole new level. Sheila Jackson Lee never fails to disappoint.

    • That woman…along with Maxi Waters and DWS make me cringe when they speak….

    • srdem65

      OMG. She’s a “freed slave”. Someone should be arrested, slavery is illegal in the US.
      what an idiot.

      • Either that…or she’s rrrreeeaaallllyyy old.

        • I’m betting on reeeeaaaallllly stupid……how does she get elected?

  10. Uh-oh, Kirsten Powers thinks pretty much as we do on this mess of a speech….things you would hear at a 1960s sit-in. LOL 😀

    • srdem65

      I was a good citizen and listened to the speech. arrgh. Snooze-fest.
      He’s out of ideas. We’re out of money, anyway.
      Even our MO looked bored.

      • No party rockers in the house, of course she was bored. ….wasn’t about her doncha know.

  11. HAH!! BO used “I” 44 time s in his utopian, no-one-is-greater, droning, blah, blah, blah, overly long, prevaricating campaign speech to the dumbed down sycophants and drooling press. (that covers it nicely)

  12. The faithful over at Huff are out in droves, lavishing praise on Moo’s little girl party dress.
    One even posted “Michelle can do no wrong”..{a phrase that I thought only applied to God}
    I swear you can’t make this stuff up.

    • srdem65

      There is something so pathetic about their constant fawning and refusal to see the obvious.
      Those of us who admired other FirstLadies never felt the need to defend their clothing choices or anything. Of course, none of the other FLs dressed like our MO, for sure.

      I recall back in the days of the real Best Dressed list that the top 10 were rich (of course) but dressed conservatively.

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