While I was able to manage keeping my dinner down throughout Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) speech last night, I was not able to watch it all. I simply didn’t want to purchase another television set after our remote control or a lamp was heaved through the screen. So I know my limits…and turned it off a few times just to keep my sanity and TV screen intact.
But I saw enough. Obama behaved as someone lecturing Americans, berating his Republican counterparts, attempting to intimidate the justices of the Supreme Court…and he said nothing new. Above all his speech showed that he intends to continue his anti-Constitution, anti-Capitalist, anti-freedom assault on this country AND he lied at almost every turn of his speech. I heard Mitch McConnell say on Fox News this morning that he was wrong to expect Obama to “pivot” or to move to the center in his speech. He went on to say (paraphrased) that Obama has doubled down on his far Left agenda…quite the opposite of a sensible man’s “pivot”.
Another takeaway for me was now Obama’s speech portrayed his ideas will now have focus as if the last year never occurred. Where was the focus last year on jobs? on deficits? on spending? His words came out as if he were just beginning his first year in office….as if the last year never happened. Astounding how Obama overlooks his unprecedented deficits and spending while saying he will “focus” on those issues. It’s as if we lost a year…and Obama gets a restart.
And it wasn’t just what Obama did say and do, but the areas of the “state of the union” that he left out—-No mention of victory in Iraq. No recognition to the brave men and women who have fought and, yes, won that war! Ace of Spades addressed this best:
What words didn’t he use? Victory. Freedom. Or anything that recognized the fruits of the incredible sacrifices millions of men and women in our military and their families made to make it possible.You see, the war is just “ending”. …….Oh and this ‘ending’? Yeah, he inherited that from Bush too but you don’t hear him mention that do you?
I doubt W. cares much about what this CHILDISH little man says or thinks about him. Bush signed up for the big leagues and if Obama can’t do anything but bitch about him, well, that’s part of the deal. Besides, Bush only looks better by comparison.
But for a serving Commander in Chief to fail to acknowledge the victory of American troops is beyond shameful, it’s unpardonable and even un-American.
In a nutshell, what we saw was the tone of an arrogant, Bush-blaming, tin-eared, far Left ideologue who believes he is all-powerful.
All-powerful you say? There are three EQUAL branches of government. Obama managed to “lord it over” the other two last night in a very DISTASTEFUL way. While Obama lectured Congressional Republicans (EQUALS) about holding “41 votes” makes them responsible (or something condescending like that), Obama purposefully tried to intimidate the Supreme Court justices who sat neutrally by throughout the speech. With one exception— when Obama decided it was time for demagoguery and idiotic, Constitution-despising Democrats, like Chuck Schumer, applauded over the heads of the sitting justices, Samuel Alito reacted. Obama’s words and behavior toward the Supreme Court justices was truly revolting (and nearly unprecedented). Obama said:
“With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the flood gates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.”
Justice Samuel Alito mouthed the words “NOT TRUE” (video here) while Schumer and company grandly rubbed it into the faces of the justices (you know, the EQUAL branch).
Isn’t it fascinating that the lengthy, amplified, magnified speech of the most powerful man in the world with his big captive audience — in the magnificent room and in smaller rooms all over the country — are outweighed by one man’s headshake and silent mouthing of 2 or 3 words?……
It’s not how much or how loud you speak that counts, is it?
The attack on the Supreme Court exposes the INTOLERANCE of this President. The politician who campaigned and allegedly champions the rule of law actually has very little use for the rule of law when it does not advance his political agenda.
Last night was an attempt at INTIMIDATION, a chance to work the referees on the sideline during a home game with the guarantee of crowd approval.
The president’s statement is false.
The Court held that 2 U.S.C. Section 441a, which prohibits all corporate political spending, is unconstitutional. Foreign nationals, specifically defined to include foreign corporations, are prohibiting from making “a contribution or donation of money or ather thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State or local election” under 2 U.S.C. Section 441e, which was not at issue in the case. ……….
This is either blithering ignorance of the law, or demogoguery of the worst kind.
Aside from the condescension, Obama was masterful with his lies and Bush-blaming last night. Sister Toldjah says this is what Obama tried to convey:
– I will lie and misrepresent my record on taxes and spending to the American people, while at the same time praising their courage and determination to make it on the lean budgets they have had to deal with since Bush’s recession started.
For anyone who hasn’t drank the “Hopey Changey” Koolaid, it is clear now that Obama’s words do not match his actions. In other words, he lies, he covers up, and simply changes (and invents) “facts” to suit his purpose. —(My ADD moment: I can see an advertisement/tagline for this Koolaid going something like this: “Oba-Kool-aid: The brand for hope and change–low on freedom. Caution: may cause blindness)”
For those of you who drink the Koolaid and for those who just like to have the truth handy in order to educate their liberal friends, many have fact-checked Obama’s speech last night. Obama’s PROPAGANDA is called out below:
On Obama’s Stimulus claims. From Gateway Pundit:
OBAMA: “But you don’t have to take their word for it. Talk to the small business in Phoenix that will triple its work force because of the Recovery Act.”
THE FACTS: The democrats gave $100 million to a company owned by prominent democratic donors who have created only 15 jobs so far with the stimulus money.
Even if you look past the Democrat’s crony capitalism…that comes to $6.67 million of our money to create one job. Does that sound like a logical way to “avert disaster” and sustain long term job growth? If you think so, you have larger problems than just the Koolaid you are drinking.
On the tiny little spending freeze. From Fox News Fact Check:
OBAMA: “Starting in 2011, we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years. Spending related to our national security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will not be affected. But all other discretionary government programs will. Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need and sacrifice what we don’t.”
THE FACTS: The anticipated savings from this proposal would amount to less than one percent of the deficit — and that’s if the president can persuade Congress to go along.
Some pundits also noted last night that Obama proposed this “spending freeze” and it does virtually nothing to cut the deficit as he claims. And then Obama turned around and proposed and pushed for additional massive spending on healthcare, student loans, “jobs” bill and more. ALL Of that spending will ADD to the deficit. So Obama’s drop-in-the-bucket proposal is for appearances only….not a serious call for reducing the deficit.
On transparency. Again from Fox News:
OBAMA: He called for action by the White House and Congress “to do our work openly, and to give our people the government they deserve.”
THE FACTS: Obama skipped past a broken promise from his campaign — to have the negotiations for health care legislation broadcast on C-SPAN “so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.” Instead, Democrats in the White House and Congress have conducted the usual private negotiations, making multibillion-dollar deals with hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders behind closed doors. Nor has Obama lived up consistently to his pledge to ensure that legislation is posted online for five days before it’s acted upon.
Perhaps one of the most infuriating claims by Obama is “what he inherited”.
Obama’s lie about who created our whopping deficit. From Gateway Pundit:
OBAMA: “By the time I took office, we had a one year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. Most of this was the result of not paying for two wars, two tax cuts, and an expensive prescription drug program. On top of that, the effects of the recession put a $3 trillion hole in our budget. All this was before I walked in the door.”
THE FACTS: For the record the federal deficit was $459 billion in 2008 when Bush left office not $1 trillion.
The STATISTS in our Union are in a revolution against the citizens of American, attempting to overturn our Constitution and usher in an era of Socialist economics and shove their far Left ideology and programs down our throats.
But, despite our America-loathing President and power-hungry Congressional leaders, the STATE of our Union will remain strong if the American people continue their defense in this revolution.
I am convinced that, unlike the historical debates of left versus right in the past, we are no longer in a debate of the best ideas for moving forward under our Constitution. We are instead in an unprecedented part of our history where the Left is in Revolutionary mode…they don’t want civil debate and good ideas…they want control, they want to overturn the Constitution, and they are working overtime to destroy the cultural, religious, and societal traditions of our country.
Literally I will let that happen over my dead body.
The “Scott heard round the world” was only the beginning. We must continue to fight those who wish to change America for their own gain.
May GOD BLESS AMERICA, in spite of our President and the Leftist Revolutionaries in this country.
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