The State Of The Union Address

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    Will you be watching? Why or why not? ( optional )

    I won't be watching this great orator give a great speech. I don't trust anything President Obama has to say, because I don't trust the man and his vision for our country. However, in general, I have not watched many of the speeches by other presidents either, because I know it is all fluff. Had to learn that the hard way.

    What a president does, ater the speeches, are the things I want to know. I will be watching the pundits analysis of the speech, only. I do know that when Obama starts talking about "investing" he is really talking about...spending. We don't have any money. Presidents ratings usually rise after a good speech, as the president did so well with, in Tucson.

    Speechwriters have a hard time writing State of the Union speeches and they usually do a great job trying to please all of the people. From NPR:

    "For a White House speechwriter, there is a conflict in the State of the Union address. It's the speech that gets all the attention, where the president lays out his legislative agenda for the year ahead. But as far as poetry, arc and theme, it can also be the clunkiest.

    "They can be an absolute legislative laundry list," says Mary Kate Cary, a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush. "And that doesn't make it very fun to write.

    "On one hand, it's nice to have the glory of saying, 'Well, I wrote the State of the Union address,' " she says. "But really, you'd rather want to be known for writing the inaugural address. That's where the poetry is, and the State of the Union is a bit of a slog, I think."

    Writing State Of The Union Speech: A Juggling Act : NPR
     
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    Won't.

    I'll get all of what's worth talking about in it right here.
     
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    *yawn*..the whole thing has become one big campaign speech. Unicorns galore. And the rebuttal is stupid. its the SOTU addy, why does the party out of power get to respond? whats the point?

    I'll read it, I won't watch.
     
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    If I wanted to watch a bunch of vain, self-righteous, over-privileged clowns applaud eachother every other minute, I'd watch the Golden Globes. At least there the camera will occasionally pan to a hot woman.
     
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    or you could always come here.....;)
     
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    Lol, well that is a huge FACT!!! Poor moddies, sometimes...:lol:
     
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    Here's the speech:

    I inherited this mess, but I'm making it all better, let's work together and did I mention, I inherited this mess?

    There.. now you can watch Family Guy or something similarly meaningful.
     
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    But, but, both parties are supposedly going to be sitting side by side? ( if they choose ) Date Night. At least this year, Boehner will be sitting behind the president and listening. Then would be a really good time to start weeping???? :lol:
     
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    ...and we're going to spend like mad...er....I mean invest on good things and stuff.
     
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    And those darn BUSH tax cuts, I had to bow to, instead of another world leader.darn!!! :lol:
     

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