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Am I the only one embarrassed after watching the "State of the Union"?

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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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Let me start off by saying that I rarely watch the state of the union addresses, mainly because I don’t like the feeling of all that smoke and rainbows up my butt. Seeing as this will be Obama’s LAST sotu address, I felt compelled to watch it.

I started watching about 5 minutes before our glorious leader made his grand entrance. But as soon as the court jester announced King Obama has entered the room, the awe at what our government has sunk to really hit home.

The first thing I noticed was that you could point out EVERY woman in the room. This was because all of them where wearing the loudest colored suits that they could find a bozo the clowns suit shop. I had to actually change the color setting on my T.V. so it would stop hurting my eyes.

The next thing that I noticed was that Obama check kissed EVERY woman that he passed by in the isle, except for one. He dove right in when kissing older black women, then he would wince when he would kiss the white women. Like I said he didn’t cheek kiss one woman, she was younger and relatively good looking. Do you think that he didn’t cheek kiss her because of her looks in fear of getting in trouble or was it just subconscious?
The fan fair lasted for 6 minutes, and then once he got to the podium he was announced again and one more time with the over exaggerated standing ovation. It felt like I was watching an award show. Maybe I’m a little jaded to this guy but I just can’t believe that almost everyone would act like the Beetles just got on stage.

Toward the end he really started to pick up the pace and rapid fire all these new things that he is going to be doing. There was a lot of misplaced and confused clapping. No one really knew if what he was saying was something they should clap for.

It just makes me sick to see the dog and pony show that is what passes for our government.

My favorite lines from tonight’s State of the Union:
I won’t let other countries like China slant the playing field in their favor. I promise if the playing field is level I guarantee we will win…… every time.
Ummm.. if you can guarantee that we will win EVERY time, then wouldn’t that mean its not a level playing field? :puzz:

I have gotten rid of laws that don’t make since. Like the one saying that a rancher must have a $10,000 policy incase of milk that could be spilled due to it being classified as an oil. Now I guess we could cry over spilled milk in that situation.
Hardy harr harr, did he just make a spilled milk joke.




posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Misleading thread title, to say the least, as the SotU address is still going on. I'll post more directly to your comments when it's over (and after I've had a chance, too, to see the Republican response that follows).

I will say this: It's telling that some of your comments reflect obviously what you say up front, that you're not someone prone to watching SotU addresses.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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I have to watch this joke of a speech tonight because I have a graded paper due in a couple days with a political analysis of Obama's take on the past year and the plans for the year to come. I'm sure I won't get a good grade for simply saying last year sucked and this year's plans are sure to suck even more. lol....

I'm not just embarrassed though...I really want to see this man and every last one he has working in his administration GONE from Government in 2012, and OUT of our system ever more.
I don't know how Boehner can sit there and keep a straight face...he's almost failed a few times, but he's a trooper. He's keeping up appearances...even if the idiot speaking in front of him can barely spell appearances.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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If you don't like the man chances are good you are not going to like the SOTU address so this comes as no big surprise. I am guessing you were not the only one embarrassed but I wasn't one of them that were. He got quite a few standing ovations from both sides in a few of them and Eric Cantor was clapping his little hands off. Over all I would give him a B.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by Forrest
reply to post by Talltexxxan
 

Misleading thread title, to say the least, as the SotU address is still going on. I'll post more directly to your comments when it's over (and after I've had a chance, too, to see the Republican response that follows).

I will say this: It's telling that some of your comments reflect obviously what you say up front, that you're not someone prone to watching SotU addresses.


I agree with this statement. I'll comment once Mitch Daniels is done with his response.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Another quote from the bit I watched:

" I'm a democrat; but I believe what Abraham Lincoln believed:govt should not do what the people can better do for themselves" Mix in a little American exceptionalism...
and My jaw hit the deck;
He sure speaks "pretty":

I'm just not buying any; lets judge his actions...
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by Forrest
reply to post by Talltexxxan
 

Misleading thread title, to say the least, as the SotU address is still going on. I'll post more directly to your comments when it's over (and after I've had a chance, too, to see the Republican response that follows).

I will say this: It's telling that some of your comments reflect obviously what you say up front, that you're not someone prone to watching SotU addresses.


Granted, that that it wasnt over yet when I hit the post button but I was ashamed at the way people were acting from the very begining. There was even a woman that acted like she was going to faint by his mear hand shake.
So the opening 10 minutes was what compelled me to say that. The rest just followed suit.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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Ha ha, your post made me laugh. Written like a true Texan: No bull here!

I can't watch Obomba anymore. I can't watch any of these orchestrated freak shows that pass for speeches and debates. I can't handle the lies, the baloney, and the choreography done exclusively for the good folks watching at home.

Nice catch on what the women were wearing. Of course it's all for show. Most women (at least, most classy women) don't wear suits in neon colors that hurt the eyes.

So I don't know if the speech is over or not, but it makes no difference to me. I'm watching American Dad....if I'm going to be douched in American craziness, I prefer it in cartoon form.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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My impression was he was saying what the people want to hear without any sincerity.

That small gov quote from Lincoln, come on...


" I'm a democrat; but I believe what Abraham Llincoln believed:govt should not do what the people can do better for themselves"


Talk is cheap. He does not mean it, but maybe it will get him re-elected.
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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Like I posted on another post I could only stand 5 minutes of the same old BS and turned it off. I am sorry but he has done no good for this country and do not think that will "Change" in the next ten months.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by 46ACE
" I'm a democrat; but I believe what Abraham Llincoln believed:govt should not do what the people can do better for themselves" Mix in a little American exceptionalism...
and My jaw hit the desk;
He sure speaks "well":

I'm just not buying any; lets judge his actions...
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Funny you should bring the Lincoln statement up because after I heard him bringing up the womens equal rights issue I told my wife " I bet he's going to make a free the slaves comment"

And low and behold he chose a quote from the man that did that very thing.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Ha ha, your post made me laugh. Written like a true Texan: No bull here!

I can't watch Obomba anymore. I can't watch any of these orchestrated freak shows that pass for speeches and debates. I can't handle the lies, the baloney, and the choreography done exclusively for the good folks watching at home.

Nice catch on what the women were wearing. Of course it's all for show. Most women (at least, most classy women) don't wear suits in neon colors that hurt the eyes.

So I don't know if the speech is over or not, but it makes no difference to me. I'm watching American Dad....if I'm going to be douched in American craziness, I prefer it in cartoon form.


Yeah I guess its just the Texan in me. I would be watching American Dad with yah during anyother SOTU but seeing as this was going to be his last one, I wanted to atleast see him off.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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So, your main complaints are that the women were wearing bright colored dresses, Obama kissed the women and they applauded him for a really long time, announced him one more time and they applauded him again...

Hmm... Okay. Why is that embarrassing to you?

As for the women's dress color. Get over it.

As for him kissing the women. Presidents do that. Shake hands with the men, hug and offer a kiss to the women....

As for the long applause... That happens with every president.

I don't like Obama either, but come on.... Are those really the things that embarrass you about our country?

That said, I agree that there is no such thing as a level playing field. Every government looks to stack the deck in their favor. If the US "wins"it's because the deck was stacked in their favor.

And yes, he made a joke about spilled milk....

There is a reason I rarely watch the state of the union. It's always the same from every president. Always. tons of applause and things are going to get better...

And at the end of the day, regardless of who gives the speech, things don't change all that much.

What I am trying to say is, I agree with you, but it's always been this way with the state of the union address... Always.
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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It's a little impossible to see if he is truly sincere in what he says in his speech. I think he hit on some major points or he has been hanging on ATS too long, with the views of the people. It was a speech that did deliver to the American people.

People may have been hired and gotten you out of the unemployment number, but those people are still practically unemployed when they are only part time, and don't get any hours. To get a paycheck, you need to work, and in order to work, you need hours.

Also, going after the banks and saying, stop playing with the clients deposits, and keep a detail record of your actions, because you won't be getting anymore bailouts and done with your cop outs.

Sounded sincere, but, I mean, one never knows one's intention, until the damage is done.

His joke was lame. "Crying over spilled milk"

Watching the response now.


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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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Problem is that"spilt milk (Joke)" (is a "toxic oil spill") thing was a real EPA call.!



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:37 PM
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Our entire government is nothing but theater. Don't waste time getting caught up in it. It makes no difference who is in the white house, they're all taking orders from the same boss.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
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So, your main complaints are that the women were wearing bright colored dresses, Obama kissed the women and they applauded him for a really long time, announced him one more time and they applauded him again...

Hmm... Okay. Why is that embarrassing to you?

As for the women's dress color. Get over it.

As for him kissing the women. Presidents do that. Shake hands with the men, hug and offer a kiss to the women....

As for the long applause... That happens with every president.

I don't like Obama either, but come on.... Are those really the things that embarrass you about our country?

That said, I agree that there is no such thing as a level playing field. Every government looks to stack the deck in their favor. If the US "wins"it's because the deck was stacked in their favor.

And yes, he made a joke about spilt milk....

There is a reason I rarely watch the state of the union. It's always the same from every president. Always. tons of applause and things are going to get better...

And at the end of the day, regardless of who gives the speech, things don't change all that much.
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Your right, some of my gripes are trivial but the show that was put on was on par with a welcome home to a super hero.
I guess Im just tired of the BS and had to vent.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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Daniel Mitchel's, Republican response didn't seem to inspire or hit on any of the main point views that Obama was talking about. The way he was talking seemed like he was talking from a script. His emotions was just not there. I found his speech pretty lame.

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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
Daniel Mitchel's, Republican response didn't seem to inspire or hit on any of the main point views that Obama was talking about. The way he was talking seemed like he was talking from a script. His emotions was just not there. I found his speech pretty lame.

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I agree. There was nothing even remotely exciting about it.
As far as I know, he was reading the phone book.

But, at least the response seemed calm and reasonable, and not filled with "SOCIALISM!" and "Al Qaeda."
So that's always nice to see.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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I have gotten rid of laws that don’t make sense.
"And I have also signed into law indefinite, secretive military detention of American citizens without a charge or trial"

I am just flabbergasted that people can actually stand listening to that teleprompter reading corrupted banker puppet go up there and spew a bunch of garbage.



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