Tonight: President Obama's State of the Union address

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        I am looking forward to President Obama's speech tonight, I am sure he will connect the dots and tell us how he plans to lead us in the upcoming months, what direction he will take, his hopes, his failures, his promises, and his opposition.....look forward to watching and the comments afterwards, please let us know what you think after watching or if you don't watch.
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        Should be very very interesting that's for sure.

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        the vegas line for the over/under is 15...

        15 being the amount of times he mentions president bush.


        everything is bushes fault after all. i'll take the over.
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        Right....
        He will blame Bush (by name, or by era)
        He will throw some bones as bribes to the middle class
        He will say NOTHING about HOW he will balance the federal budget
        He will bash the banks, cause the stock market to decline tomorrow

        I will return to this post to receive my score!
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        Wow looks like you have a copy of the speech? I will wait for the speech, words are like wind, blows are unkind.
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        dazz.....the speech has already been released PRIOR to the speech.......this happens every SOTU.
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        Theres one thing that i truely love about this man, that i have noticed.. i never see him looking down, reading from any notes, he is on topic and on point, and is educated about each situation that is going on... i've seen no other presidents do this...maybe there has been some.. i've just never seen them do as he does. Not one of is speeches have i seen him read from notes. He speaks to us.
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        Imagin....he never looks down because he is ready from two teleprompters....which are at head level.
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        ready = reading.  Sorry...typo!
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        If that is true it is never noticible, he never seems to be reading or to be prompted
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        Imagin......Oh, he is a great speech-maker.  Far better than "Dubya" did.
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        Okay....let's check my predictions....hmmmm

        Yep.....he blamed Bush.
        Yep.....tried to bribe the middle class with talk of a budget freeze...which, frankly, his "freeze" only effects 1/7 of the budet.
        Yep.....Gave zero info on how he would pay down a 16 trillion national debt.
        And....let's watch what Wall Street does tomorrow.....stay tuned!
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        Well, I caught it 20 minutes late. It was just before he dropped one HECK of a bombshell. Expanding use of Nuclear Plants and Drilling offshore. The ecologists are probably having fits right then. That's going to be ripping through the courts for awhile unless they get regs dropped and use "Executive Orders" to knock them down. (I actually applauded that!)

        He spoke about ending the war in 3 years. I'd want to hear that he had some people working on a withdrawl plan for the next 6 months, because that's going to be needed.

        I about cracked up laughing when he spoke about repealling DADT ("Don't ask, don't tell") NONE of the military stood and clapped. There's going to be trouble there..Still was a laugh seeing them sit stone faced.

        I am sad though he reiterated his previous promise of "transparency" but again, that was false in the beginning along with the lobbyists being allowed there. Not too mention he still wants the health bill as it is, to be approved. Nah, won't happen, redo it. No backroom deals period. But he didn't admit to that...

        The rest of it was OK, lots of little things and yes a bit of "Blame Bush" though it wasn't so pointed. Not that I disagree, though the deficit has hit 1 trillion, with his policies it's growing higher...

        Illegal aliens, yes strengthen the laws, but let's also get the borders set and when a illegal is found, then deport. No pleas, no whining or crying and they are told "Come back and get caught, it's 1-2 years in the slammer, then release. back to where they came from. More if they're caught again.

        All in all, I'd give him a 69 for the speech.

        As an aside. Yes, he is a VERY polished speaker. I would put him alongside Reagan in that caliber. But Reagan exuded calm, strength decisiveness. Obama is still seeming (From my feeling) a bit lost in the forest.

        NOTE: I went back to Yahoo and they reported he took a page from the Reagan playbook of "Stay the course" however in Reagan book, it was a good thing to do. I doubt in this case it is.
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        I see our Military coming home but they will be coming home to be unemployed..
        True as he said working the disaster, did not raise our INCOME taxes..
        Health care is and will be a tremendous task ahead, hope that works out.
        I don't see anyone in the lower area classes benefiting anything, he said.. the ones in poverty have stayed stuck in poverty..
        About the banks and all those biggies.. pay us back our taxes we paid to help them...it's not an answer.. i think that might put them back into "ruptcee" and the cycle will be on again.

        I give it about a 65.. my say is.. after a year, he is still talking...


        Theres 2 things personally i worry about, our children, and our elders..i, myself am actually doing all right, it's not been so bad, I'm not rich nor poor, im just in the middle..
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        I just wish that he had the power to do the things he wants to do. We would need to fire everyone in the senate/house/congress that over stayed their welcome and maybe we could have a change.

        Money has been ruling this country, we need to get back to basics...not an easy task.

        I admire about him that he is attacking the big problem (banks/lobeing), but probably not enough power to see it through.

        Most People don't realize, even though he is the President and has the right idea's, he is just a puppet on a string of some wealthy people.

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