By Uncle Dave
Tuesday February 12, 2013
Here are excerpts from his speech
State of the Union Speech
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Didn’t watch. Why bother. Am I a bad American for not caring about a SOTU speech.
3,270,000 results on a googly search.
New Honey Boo Boo episode ?
We don’t need to know that the only way for you to put down your sex toy is to watch & listen to your owner.
Meanwhile, in Canada, the Parliament was debating the zombie apocalypse. American politics sucks.
That’s coming next year. Canada is just a little ahead of the US with these topics.
Again you avoid the question. Of course Republicans WILL oppose Obama. You said you wanted them to change, return to fiscal responsibility. So SHOULD they oppose a budget that is not in balanced, even 10 years from now?
“We buy less foreign oil than we have in 20 years”
We buy 33% more than 20 years ago, but hey it’s just basic math.
Along with his deficit talk, he forgot to include, ‘Any company that dares to downgrade the US credit rating will be punished by my administration.’
S&P gets an SEC fraud suit, but none of its competitors who did the same thing.
Egan Jones was stripped of its accreditor status. It’s crime was that it advertised as providing ratings since 1995, but they did nto put their stuff on the internet in 1995.
“The people of Newtown deserve a vote”
So have Harry Reid schedule one.
From Philip Roth
The lying. A river of lies. Translating the truth into a lie. Translating one lie into another lie. The competence people display in their lying. The skill. Carefully sizing up the situation and then, with a calm voice and a straight face, delivering the most productive lie. Should they speak even the partial truth, nine times out of ten it’s in behalf of a lie.
From National Review:
Anyone who has been through this annual exercise at the White House would recognize the tell-tale signs. The phrase “I will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take,” which came quite early in the speech in relation to energy and environmental policy, is the policy staffer’s worst nightmare in a State of the Union address. It’s your boss saying you failed. It means that after months of meetings and dozens of memos, the White House, OMB, and the relevant cabinet agencies couldn’t even agree on executive actions to take, let alone on a proposal to include in the budget or to press for in Congress. I thought it was strange that Obama would put that declaration of failure so early in the speech. Why not raise your key 2014 budget proposals first—that’s generally what the State of the Union is for—and then do cleanup on the issues that some constituencies want to hear about but that you weren’t able to pull off? If you look at State of the Union addresses from the past few decades, that’s usually how they work.
As the speech went on, though, the reason became clear: There were no 2014 budget proposals. The president didn’t even mention his forthcoming budget—again, that’s usually a big part of what this speech is for. And he didn’t make any significant proposal for reforming any government program, for launching any new one, ending any old one, or doing much of anything in particular that he hasn’t been pushing unsuccessfully for years. It was like an eighth-year State of the Union address, not a fifth-year one.
You have to try to cover up such things, of course, especially if you’re a Democrat, and so the president did speak of all manner of obnoxious federal micromanagement initiatives with fancy names—manufacturing hubs, a “partnership to rebuild America,” a challenge to “redesign America’s schools,” an “Energy Security Trust,” and so on. But you know what these things are? They’re nothing. They’re the headings that the wonks in a Democratic White House put at the top of otherwise blank memos at the beginning of a process that, months later, is supposed to end up with a budget and a State of the Union address. And here they were at the end of that process with barely more meat on their bones than when they started. Some of these proposals might “happen” and some of them will not, but there won’t be any difference between the two.
Whaaa . I found a write up from a republican rag website and cut and pasted enough to make it look important and official. Whaaa
You sure do cry a lot.
No silly, I’m translating and helping to zero in on the key message. You’re welcome
You are doing a poor job of it then. Sounds like you are upset at our Führer.
Actually, I think that is a very fair review. Obama should have pulled out all the stops to get the filibuster vote changed back to what the Constitution imagined. He didn’t do that. He should have required what’s his name worthless bag of shit to prosecute the Banks. He didn’t do that.
Not being as bad as the Republicans, still is not very good as played out by Obama. He really is just a Republican Light. Thats sad. Country needs change…. hoping and rhetoric doesn’t cut it.
Tar Sands Pipe Line is line in the sand between Rhetorical Political BS… and the minimum standards for a leader to keep loyalty with those he leads. I do hope he vetoes it. Be nice if he annouced a series of Green Energy initiatives at the same time. Solyndra may be a dog whistle to the Right, but it is part of the bumpy road to energy independence and protecting the earth. Afraid of Bumps?===Then you are a Puke.
There really ought to be another choice: “Started to watch, but fell asleep.”
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