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2012 State of the Union Address [LIVE BLOG]

9:21: I am out of here. Thanks for following along and I hope everyone had a good laugh! Good night.

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9:17: 75 minutes later its over. Mitch Daniels will have a response and the Tea Party response with Herman Cain. I wonder if Cain will anounce another non-endorsement.

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9:12: 70 mintues into this speech and most of America has changed it to the Kardashian divorce marathon. Wait, did he just quote a portion of, Eye of the Tiger?

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9:10: Are we on the Dollar General budget for the military?

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9:05: “The point is, we should all want a smarter, more effective Government.  And while we may not be able to bridge our biggest philosophical differences this year, we can make real progress.  With or without this Congress, I will keep taking actions that help the economy grow.”

I would love to hear what he means by effective government. Also, why doesn’t he need the congress? Checks and balances are there for a reason.

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9:03 I keep hoping for Ron Paul to show up yelling, “CONSTITUTION!!”

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9:02: I’ve started looking at twitter to see what the brain trust is saying.

Jonah Goldberg of National Review said about overseas jobs:

@JonahNRO: Why won’t he intervene in California to kill the condom mandate to keep good American porn jobs from being shipped overseas?

Joe Rogan, Fear Factor host and UFC analyst:

@joerogan Could you imagine if every time you said something lame and uninspired a whole room full of old a#@holes applauded? #SOTU

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8:53: Another unit of government? Oh wait, here comes the fair play line. This is my favorite part.

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8:50: Did he just make a joke about oil spills? I thought BP was still too soon?

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8:45:We are a rendition of Yakety Sax away to make this night complete. I have heard this song and dance before.

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8:44: More money for “clean energy”? What happened with Solyndra again?

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8:40“Over the last three years, we’ve opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration, and tonight, I’m directing my Administration to open more than 75 percent of our potential offshore oil and gas resources.  Right now, American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.  That’s right – eight years.  Not only that – last year, we relied less on foreign oil than in any of the past sixteen years.”

Again, I bring up Keystone getting nixed. Also, he isn’t mentioning the demand for oil has gone up more than we can produce. Small minded thinking again. When will PresBO mention the world “freedom”?

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8:38: PresBo is trying to play it cool like Congress is the problem and demanding a bill to sign. Can we have the Senate pass a budget? We haven’t had one for 1000 days.

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8:36:Obama is touting comprehensive immigration reform after lying about putting more boots on the ground. He wants to speed up immigration waiting too.

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8:33: More government spending on education when there isn’t a legitimate plan to reform how we teach kids.Oh, hey! He will outlaw kids from dropping out of school until they graduate. I feel like this will encourage more awkward moments just like the movie Dazed and Confused.

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8:29: I wonder if PresBO will apologize for selling guns to Mexico in this speech at all?

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8:27: Vice President Biden looks so bored right now. Did somebody forget to bring his coloring book?

President Obama is assuming he is going to tell off China by telling them they don’t play fair. Nobody will listen because you appear weak to the rest of the World.

“Tonight, I’m announcing the creation of a Trade Enforcement Unit that will be charged with investigating unfair trade practices in countries like China.  There will be more inspections to prevent counterfeit or unsafe goods from crossing our borders.  And this Congress should make sure that no foreign company has an advantage over American manufacturing when it comes to accessing finance or new markets like Russia.”

Obama announces the creation of another government agency which will cost more money and likely will alienate our biggest buyer of debt, China. I can see this plan going well.

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8:16:“The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive.  No challenge is more urgent.  No debate is more important.  We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by.  Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.  What’s at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values.  We have to reclaim them.”

I remember that part in the constitution about fairness for all. Oh, wait. Never mind.

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8:14: “Think about the America within our reach:  A country that leads the world in educating its people.  An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs.  A future where we’re in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren’t so tied to unstable parts of the world.  An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.

I wonder if he remembers the Keystone pipeline being nixed by him last week? So much for energy independence.

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8:11: Speaker Boehner introduces the President. Here we go with the speech. The speech will be under 7,000 words.

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8:06: President Obama has been introduced by the Sergeant at Arms and is met with applause and clapping. The usual mobbing of the President down the aisle by members of Congress and is painfully slow going. If this is any indication of how long this speech will be, we could be here awhile.

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8:00PM Central:The 2012 State of the Union speech will be taking place tonight and I will be live blogging the event. Follow along throughout the night from President Obama’s speech to the Republican response delivered by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

 

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