FACT CHECK: Obama pushes plans that flopped before - Boston.com Fact-checking the 2012 State of the Union speech - The Washington Post FactCheck.org : The State of Obama’s Facts State of the Union: Fact Checking the President - ABC News Fact check: Obama's State of the Union Address 2012 One common note in many of the quibbles is that Obama seems to take credit for things which could actually be blamed on the lousy economy: we're using less gasoline because we can't afford it, illegal immigration is down because we have fewer jobs, .... His rosy statement about the Taliban tripped some meters. The credit he took for saving the auto industry, especially but not only the reference to Ford caught eyes. How unified the world is about Iran came into question. Et cetera. Fun stuff.