Republicans unimpressed with Obama’s speech
WASHINGTON (AP) – At the dawn of an election year, congressional Republicans responded quickly and forcefully to President Barack Obama’s nationally televised vow to act on his own if lawmakers won’t cooperate on “creating new jobs, not creating new crises” in a nation with a yawning income gap. SOURCE
To call the State of the Union address given by Barack Hussein Obama *unimpressive* is being kind. I was sickened to hear the ad hominem nonsense that spewed from the mouth of the POTUS.
As expected, and right on cue, Dems stood and cheered, but remember this; Hitler also had a following who clapped behind him. Republicans sat in silence or offered, at most, an obligatory *golf clap*.
I have seen several comments on Facebook asking how many times Obama referred to himself in the SOTU speech. Well, a lot it seems, 74 times to be precise. That’s what happens when you have a mentally unbalanced narcissist in the Oval Office. Here’s the tale of the tape.
• “I” 50 times.
• “My” 11 times.
• “Me” 8 times.
• “Me” 3 times (including one “let me be clear”).
• “As president” 2 times.
To read the full text of the address click HERE.
One bright spot, at least for me, was the walking out done by Rep. Steve Stockman, and then NOT seeing an immediate apology from him for his honest expression of disgust at the LIES and abuse that this nation suffers under the REGIME of Barack Hussein Obama.
Stockman walks out of State of the Union
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Tuesday night he left President Obama’s State of the Union speech early after “hearing how the president is further abusing his Constitutional powers.”
“I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,” Stockman said in a press release shortly after Obama’s speech ended. “Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonight’s address.” SOURCE
You’ll remember that a few years ago, during the SOTU speech, South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson pointed at Obama and shouted *YOU LIE*.
That was one of the grandest moments in modern political theater in my opinion; a Congressional representative that had the GUTS to call Obama for exactly what he IS and for what he is doing.
Then Wilson’s spine apparently turned to jelly; he apologized almost immediately.
Last night, when Steve Stockman stood and walked out of the SOTU address I was once again inspired to believe that there truly IS hope for America and that there ARE men, and hopefully, women of character that will stand up to the *wannabe* dictator, Barack Hussein Obama.
My only disappointment was that the entire GOP delegation from Texas didn’t rise as ONE and walk out together.
The following is from MY U.S. Congressman, Pete Sessions.
Pete Sessions Responds to the State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, tonight released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“Tonight’s State of the Union address was a missed opportunity for President Obama to admit that his policies have failed to meet the needs of the American people. Instead, he promised a ‘year of action’ – even if that means circumventing Congress and the constitutional lawmaking process while making unilateral decisions through executive orders.
“Rather than promoting policies that divide Americans, the president should have made a commitment to working with Republicans to get our economy back on track. At a time when the labor force participation rate is at its lowest in 35 years, it is imperative that we work on real solutions for an economic recovery – not just contrived Administrative ‘fixes’ – to help the long-term unemployed. House Republicans have passed dozens of pro-growth bills that would reduce regulatory burdens, expand energy production, and reenergize the free enterprise system. It’s time for the president to join with us and recognize that job creation will come from a thriving economy, not Washington mandates.
“The president also failed to address how he plans to give Americans relief from ObamaCare. The disastrous health care law has led businesses to stop hiring and lay off workers – making it even more difficult for our nation’s unemployed to find work. Despite the president’s promises, ObamaCare also forced millions off of their preferred insurance plans, while causing premiums and out of pocket costs to skyrocket for families and businesses. Clearly, ObamaCare is a train wreck. It’s time to start over in order to actually give Americans access to quality and affordable health care.
“North Texans deserve better than another speech that is heavy on rhetoric and light on real solutions to the problems facing families across our nation. I will continue to hold the Administration accountable, fight to get Washington out of the way, and support common-sense proposals to expand opportunities and rebuild the American Dream.” SOURCE
My wife and I were part of a group of Rowlett residents that had breakfast with Pete Sessions last Friday morning and I have to tell you, Rowlett residents are FIRED UP. We are a politically motivated group and we don’t shy away from asking the tough questions and we expect direct, prompt and honest answers.
Pete has assured us that there will be a concerted effort made by the House GOP and that Obama is about to find out that he can’t rule this nation by executive order or fiat!
That seems to be the order of the day for most, if not ALL GOP members of the House.
On Tuesday night, January 28, 2014 we didn’t hear anything GOOD come from the SOTU address. We heard the same old tired LIES come from Obama; we heard the promises, the dreams and the out and out fantasies that fill his delusional mind. We heard Obama declare that he will act, on his own, and by-pass the Congress when HE believes it to be in the best interest of America. We were told, by Obama himself that HE will rule with executive orders and we had already heard his childish statement about having a *pen and a phone* that would be used to by-pass Congress.
That’s not how it works Mr. President, and YOU Sir and in for an education in the Constitution and in Constitutional Law that you should and would have already had and known … well, if that BS story about your college education and teaching wasn’t a lie too.
On Tuesday night, January 28, 2014 Barack Hussein Obama revealed himself to be exactly what he is and what Conservatives have long known him to be; an evil narcissist that wants to singlehandedly RULE a nation, not be a part of *governing* a nation.
Seems like I have heard that *You won’t let me govern* meme somewhere before.