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President Obama's address to Congress

SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
I think he's doing really, really good. I haven't heard a State address this good in a long time. I love what he said about the responsibility of everyone to go beyond a HS education.
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  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    Loved it.

    Watching Jindal now...
  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    I love how someone on Fox news said that Jindal is the Republicans' answer to Obama. Something like that.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    CurlyGina2 wrote: »
    I love how someone on Fox news said that Jindal is the Republicans' answer to Obama. Something like that.



    Pfffffftttt...they wish. Jindal is a joke.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    He's the next Brown Republican :-D Piyush sounded like a used car salesman.
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  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    I like how Obama emphasized that we should not torture...or we do not torture..I'll have to watch it again tomorrow, or read it. I was typing something for work, only caught some of it.
  • TrenellTrenell Posts: 3,562Registered Users
    He's the next Brown Republican :-D Piyush sounded like a used car salesman.

    haha. My hubby said that he had "David Maus presence" For you non central floridians /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPxjuKvnDGkI" class="Popup he is a huge source of amusement in our house, espcailly when he gets his highlights done and rocks his shiny shirts.
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    :thumbright: The man did what he had to do.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I was at work, and I'll have to watch it later on line.

    With all of the hype for Jindal, I was surprised to see that even Fox News didn't seem too impressed by his speech.

    Krauthammer rating Obama's speech making abilities as Reagan-esque is quite the compliment.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    With all of the hype for Jindal, I was surprised to see that even Fox News didn't seem too impressed by his speech.

    My favorite CNN/FB comment about it:

    "Mr. Jindal's neighborhood — Would you be mine?"
  • wavezncurlzwavezncurlz Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    I love having a great orator in the office of president.

    Jindal - what has he done that's so great? I have to read up on him. But so far, I'm left less than impressed.
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  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
    I fell asleep during Jindal's speech. Who the heck coached him?!
  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    ^^^^^ nobody? LOL

    Seriously, he said that his mother was pregnant when his parents immigrated to this country meaning that he was conceived out of the country by non-Americans? If life begins at conception, is he really a natural-born American citizen? Should there be an investigation of his eligibility to run for president?
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I love having a great orator in the office of president.

    Jindal - what has he done that's so great? I have to read up on him. But so far, I'm left less than impressed.

    I first heard about him becuase his parents immigrated from India, IIRC, and it seemed to be big news to have a prominent brown Republican.

    I beleive he also had the "secret Muslim" card played on him the way Obama did.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    Myradella3 wrote: »
    ^^^^^ nobody? LOL

    Seriously, he said that his mother was pregnant when his parents immigrated to this country meaning that he was conceived out of the country by non-Americans? If life begins at conception, is he really a natural-born American citizen? Should there be an investigation of his eligibility to run for president?

    Ha!

    Were the tables turned, you know it would happen.

    And I'm not fond of that type of assumption in a political debate — it's such a tired and ineffective way to make one's point — but in this case, you just know it's true.
  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I didn't watch the speech, but I printed out the text and plan on reading it at lunch (forgot my book). I find reading it takes the "Geez, I really like him" factor out of it for me. I still like him when I read it, but it's easier for me to focus on the message and the policy when I read.

    Hopefully Baja Fresh won't be too loud/crowded for me to focus and I'll be able to effectively comment on it. Whee!!
    "And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
    Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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  • AmandacurlsAmandacurls Posts: 6,252Registered Users
    Anyone see Biden during the speech, it looked like he was texting under the table. He had both hands under the table and was looking down. It made me giggle. I can just imagine he's like "Honey, whenever Barack stops talking I'll be home for dinner".
  • TrenellTrenell Posts: 3,562Registered Users
    Anyone see Biden during the speech, it looked like he was texting under the table. ".

    I totally said that to my husband!

    I think he was just reading the program, though.
  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
    I think Pelosi had a tack in her chair.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    gemini wrote: »
    I think Pelosi had a tack in her chair.

    :lol:

    Call me bad liberal, but I'm not a huge Pelosi fan.
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  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
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    You know, when he said it, I thought, "Hm, Germany would beg to differ."

    I'm not a huge Pelosi fan either.

    It was interesting to watch this last night, but I really did fall asleep about 5 minutes into Jindal's rebuttal.
  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    gemini wrote: »
    I think Pelosi had a tack in her chair.

    :lol:

    Call me bad liberal, but I'm not a huge Pelosi fan.

    +1!
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    Sorry, but Bobby Jindal sounded like he was reading a book to a bunch of pre-schoolers rather than addressing the nation. I actually said out loud, "Is this for real?" when he first started.
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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    So, I read it. And loved it.

    Some bits I particularly loved, if anyone cares:
    In other words, we have lived through an era where too often, short-term gains were prized over long-term prosperity; where we failed to look beyond the next payment, the next quarter, or the next election.
    Well stated. A call, I think, for bipartisanship.
    Now is the time to act boldly and wisely - to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity.
    Exactly!! It's not about a quick fix that'll make people happy go lucky for the next two months, which is effectively a bandaid on a broken arm. It's about setting the arm and giving it time to heal naturally.
    I intend to hold these banks fully accountable for the assistance they receive, and this time, they will have to clearly demonstrate how taxpayer dollars result in more lending for the American taxpayer. This time, CEOs won't be able to use taxpayer money to pad their paychecks or buy fancy drapes or disappear on a private jet. Those days are over.
    Here, here!! Why the GOP is acting as though banks who's received government assistance shouldn't be held accountable for what they spend that money on is unfathomable to me.
    That is why we will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and meet a new goal: by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
    A noble goal. I'm really tired of people who act as though education is a luxury. It shouldn't be.
    In this budget, we will end education programs that don't work and end direct payments to large agribusinesses that don't need them. We'll eliminate the no-bid contracts that have wasted billions in Iraq, and reform our defense budget so that we're not paying for Cold War-era weapons systems we don't use. We will root out the waste, fraud, and abuse in our Medicare program that doesn't make our seniors any healthier, and we will restore a sense of fairness and balance to our tax code by finally ending the tax breaks for corporations that ship our jobs overseas.
    Money in the Defense budget that gets wasted pisses me off more than anything. This is money that should go towards giving our armed forced the tools and protection they need to do their jobs, and it goes to waste. Makes me sick. There shouldn't BE no-bid contracts when it comes to military, that always seems to be where the big bucks mysteriously disappear.
    ... we will also end the tax breaks for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. .... In fact, the recovery plan provides a tax cut - that's right, a tax cut - for 95% of working families
    In case anyone wasn't paying attention, that means your average household is going to see tax CUTS. Only the super rich are going to see changes.
    And to keep our sacred trust with those who serve, we will raise their pay, and give our veterans the expanded health care and benefits that they have earned.
    Good for him. Cutting benefits to armed forces isn't the way to keep them well staffed.
    To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend - because there is no force in the world more powerful than the example of America. That is why I have ordered the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and will seek swift and certain justice for captured terrorists - because living our values doesn't make us weaker, it makes us safer and it makes us stronger. And that is why I can stand here tonight and say without exception or equivocation that the United States of America does not torture.
    That we tortured is bad enough, IMO. That, on top of that, we held people without due process, is offensive to me as an American. We can't cast aside the values that separate us from our enemies.
    We cannot shun the negotiating table, nor ignore the foes or forces that could do us harm.
    Heh, a rather pointed remark about the previous administration's attitude toward the rest of the world. Dig it.

    And the last few paragraphs made me well up. I'm thoroughly impressed.
    "And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
    Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
    MizKerri wrote: »
    Sorry, but Bobby Jindal sounded like he was reading a book to a bunch of pre-schoolers rather than addressing the nation. I actually said out loud, "Is this for real?" when he first started.

    My husband and I were more like, "What the hell?" Then we laughed. Then I was conked out.

    I don't even read to my 3 year old like that. :lol:
  • EllaElla Posts: 392Registered Users
    Tried to watch a little of it, but there was the "Dirty Jobs" 200th show special and I'm thinking "Giant room full of politicians,or an hour of Mike Rowe, possibly with his shirt off?" Not much contest there:love7: wp1_800.jpg
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  • wanderlustwanderlust Posts: 650Registered Users
    eche428 wrote: »
    gemini wrote: »
    I think Pelosi had a tack in her chair.

    :lol:

    Call me bad liberal, but I'm not a huge Pelosi fan.

    +1!

    +2
    LMAO @ tack gemini! :laughing5: I was thinking that Biden was like Nancy if you don't stay yo azz down!
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