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« on: January 19, 2012, 10:21:35 am »
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I don't know if this belongs here or in General Discussion, but the 2012 SOTU address to a joint session of Congress will air at 9:00 pm EST on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from the House Chamber.

What will the rhetoric be in this address.  What new bright ideas will he come up with?

Also, will this be President Obama's final SOTU or will he be granted 4 more?
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 10:31:36 am »
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Obama will announce he's appointing Rick Perry as Secretary of Being A Bro, while making Mitt Romney ambassador to Utah.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 10:58:18 am »
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Mitch Daniels will deliver the GOP response.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 11:59:07 am »
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Mitch Daniels will deliver the GOP response.

This almost makes it worth watching.  I can't stand watching Obama speak, though.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 12:13:25 pm »
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Mitch Daniels will deliver the GOP response.

Damn, I usually like to get drunk while I watch the SOTU, but now I'm going to have to drink lots of coffee just to stay awake through Daniels response.
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"I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 12:18:44 pm »
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Mitch Daniels will deliver the GOP response.

Damn, I usually like to get drunk while I watch the SOTU, but now I'm going to have to drink lots of coffee just to stay awake through Daniels response.

At least it'll just be dull, not awkward and creepy like, oh, say, Bobby Jindal's.
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 01:08:07 pm »
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The GOP really need to get Christie or Rubio to be doing these things. Not boring, going-nowhere policy wonks.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 02:59:22 pm »
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He'll reiterate the jobs bill and will announce more streamlining of the government.

Fortunately he has four more of these.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 03:14:17 pm »
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Obama will announce he's appointing Rick Perry as Secretary of Being A Bro, while making Mitt Romney ambassador to Utah.

and Rick Santorum the director of Child Protective Services.  Wink  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 03:15:32 pm »
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Don't forget Ron Paul as head of the FDA. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 04:04:02 pm »
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... and Michele Bachamann as Surgeon General.
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"I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 04:13:16 pm »
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It would be quite awesome if my man Mitch used this to launch a super late entry. A man can dream.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 04:45:43 pm »
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Whatever he says, it's almost surely going to be out of touch with reality and therefore will make good material for anti-Obama ads.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 04:49:41 pm »
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If he endorses school uniforms, he might as well just not run again.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 06:14:27 pm »
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If he endorses school uniforms, he might as well just not run again.

Is this a pressing political issue?
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2012, 06:16:45 pm »
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If he endorses school uniforms, he might as well just not run again.

Is this a pressing political issue?

Clinton apparently thought it was.
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012, 06:32:32 pm »
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If he endorses school uniforms, he might as well just not run again.

Yeah, it would be hilarious to see him go all-out-Clinton and just give a laundry list of absurd (yet pointless/harmless and therefore uncontroversial) initiatives.
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2012, 07:16:32 pm »
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Mitch Daniels will deliver the GOP response.

Damn, I usually like to get drunk while I watch the SOTU, but now I'm going to have to drink lots of coffee just to stay awake through Daniels response.

At least it'll just be dull, not awkward and creepy like, oh, say, Bobby Jindal's.

I never actually saw the Jindal response. What was so bad about it?
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2012, 07:22:27 pm »
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He'll reiterate the jobs bill and will announce more streamlining of the government.

Fortunately he has four more of these. it's his last one.

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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2012, 07:33:54 pm »
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This is on the same day as the vote on SOPA/PIPA. Will Obama bring that up?
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2012, 12:48:06 am »
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Mitch Daniels will deliver the GOP response.

Damn, I usually like to get drunk while I watch the SOTU, but now I'm going to have to drink lots of coffee just to stay awake through Daniels response.

At least it'll just be dull, not awkward and creepy like, oh, say, Bobby Jindal's.

I never actually saw the Jindal response. What was so bad about it?

He sort of tripped over his response. The Governor later quipped "I couldn't read a teleprompter."
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2012, 01:22:28 am »
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http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/204435-obama-warns-left-you-will-not-like-my-budget

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Obama warns left: You won't like budget

Top White House officials are warning liberal and labor leaders to brace themselves for President Obama’s budget proposal.

In his first three years, Obama had a free hand to suggest spending levels for government programs in his annual budget blueprint. But that is not the case this year because the administration is constrained by the budget deal reached in August to raise the debt limit.

He must stick to the $1.047 trillion spending cap he agreed to with GOP leaders, which means he will call for less discretionary spending than he did last year.

Senior administration officials fear a backlash from the left and are trying to prepare their allies to expect a disappointing budget, sources say.

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