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Feb
13

State of the Union …. it’s time

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441 Responses to “State of the Union …. it’s time”


  1. 1 carolmaewy
    February 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Time flys!

  2. 11 Lana
    February 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    woo hoo! here we go!

  3. 13 carolmaewy
    February 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Time flies!

  4. February 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Anyone know what the green ribbons are about?

  5. 18 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    February 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Here we go!

  6. 19 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Anderson Cooper is a bloody asshole. Who the hell asks such a disgusting prejudiced question? This is not Fox News….it’s CNN. What the hell?

  7. 23 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I’m ready….I think….

  8. 24 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    “Supreme court,…..not so much

  9. 25 carolmaewy
    February 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Is kitty home yet? Will she interrupt SOTU?

  10. 26 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    serial wifer newt on teann panel. of course they would.

    waiting for bbc/aj feed. Hope they carry it

  11. 27 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    FLOTUS and Dr. Jill in the house!!

  12. February 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    STUNNING FLOTUS!!!!

  13. 30 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    SOS John Kerry front and center!

  14. 31 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    yay, both bbc and aj are carrying it.

  15. 33 carolmaewy
    February 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Wish Hagel could have been part of the Cabinet NOW! Great to see Kerry.

  16. 34 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    FLOTUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS,,,,she looks beautiful

  17. 35 sherijr
    February 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I love this… except for Boehner standing there looking like he’s gonna cry.

  18. 37 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Our First Lady is gorg. Loving that outfit :)

  19. 38 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    The Energy Secretary will stay behind
    Share
    Energy Secretary Stephen Chu will be the Cabinet member not in attendance tonight. As per tradition, he will be at an undisclosed location “so the country would have a leader in the event of a catastrophic disaster.”

    ThinkProgress…

  20. 42 GGAIL
    February 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I’ll be watching my President speak now…

  21. 43 anniebella
    February 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Just saw our FLOTUS.

  22. 44 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    okee dokee here we go!

  23. 45 PoliticalJunkessa
    February 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Present and accounted for! :mrgreen:

  24. 51 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I can’t wait……

  25. 52 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    This part is funny…what do they have to say to each other aling aisle

  26. 53 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    what’s with the green ribbons the thugs are wearing?

  27. 58 mtmarilyn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    What are the green ribbons?

  28. 62 Vicki
    February 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Justices Alito Thomas and Scalia not in attendance.
    Secty Solis not present and neither brennan nor Hagel spotted so far, or Lew

  29. February 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Robert Gibbs is new MSNBC contributor!

  30. 65 Vicki
    February 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Green ribbons are Newtown

  31. February 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

  32. 68 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-new-traditions-state-of-the-union-20130212,0,1946495.story

    Some new traditions have taken hold amid the familiar rituals of a State of the Union address, and they seem to have a common goal: drawing some of the spotlight away from the president and on to his audience.

    The newest push on the part of lawmakers revolves around a clothing accessory – an attention-grabbing orange lapel pin that more than three dozen lawmakers will wear to signify their intent to “put their country first – ahead of party.”

    The initiative by members of the self-described “Problem Solvers Caucus” is sponsored by the group No Labels, a non-profit involving Democrats, Republicans, and independents, and is the latest attempt to restore some collegiality in the ultra-polarized atmosphere inside the Beltway these days.

    Another ubiquitous clothing accessory was a green ribbon being worn by many lawmakers – mostly Democrats – in support of Newtown, CT.

    • 69 theo67
      February 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      No Labels is a right wing piece of machinery, just like Huffington Post was. And Arianna was there at the beginning of both of those endeavors. I got sucked into the potential for No Labels at the beginning, until I learned who was involved. Right wingers everywhere. The one percenter kind,,

  33. 71 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I did not see Clarence Thomas among the Supreme Court justices..is he there

  34. 79 cindysweatt
    February 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Watching on cspan. I do not like that Lindsey Grahm

  35. 81 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Wanna bet The Pres has his eyes fixed on Ca. The man can micro and macro manage at the same time

  36. February 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  37. 83 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    me likey aj coverage. reporter skewering thugs on immigration

  38. 84 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Watching VP Biden…talk with Boehner…wonder what is being said

  39. February 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Yeah! I made it home right before all teh festivities begin! My apologies to all those who were on that last stretch home to whom I threw many dirty glances and secretly shook my fist to get you moving a little faster… I made it!

    Here’s to a fantastic, uninterrupted, inspiring speech from President Obama. Let those who will hear, hear.

  40. 86 Sam UK Obama Supporter
    February 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Can’t wait to see POTUS’s address. Thank goodness the alarm went off!

  41. 90 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Present.

  42. February 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  43. 92 donna dem 4 obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I get the chills when they announce him. I Love My President!!!

    I’m praying for a successful speech tnight that the country finds informative and are open to his policies.

  44. 94 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    John Boehner looks seriously depressed. VP Biden – just the opposite. And I’m okay with that.

  45. 96 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    The President of the United States………!!!!!!!

  46. 97 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Is some woman crying??? What IS that????

  47. 98 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    aj reporter ryaa on emmessem’s poster boy rubio’s “rebuttal”. The past rebuttals either were a disaster or totally forgettable. If he gets a totally forgettable, it’s a wiin-win for him. :)

  48. 99 Ladyhawke
    February 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    There’s our sweetheart. He’s just as sweet as he can be.

  49. 100 Betsy
    February 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Who is screeching?

  50. 101 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Thereeeeeeeeeeeeee he issssss!!!!!

  51. 102 Anna
    February 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    POTUS arrives, Biden beams, Bohner looks tense, ? worried, scared, he should be.

  52. 104 cman
    February 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Is there a banshee loose in the hall?

  53. 106 donna dem 4 obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    What a wonderful smile. There has been no better politician in my lifetime.

  54. 109 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Aaaaw! SHE gets to brush his face off. That would have been my job!

  55. February 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

  56. 112 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    What the he// is cantor’s creepyass face doing there?

  57. 113 sherijr
    February 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Okay check out the ladies in Congress w/ matching red/ blue & looks like violet/purple clothing.

  58. 114 vitaminlover
    February 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    OK, President Obama—BRING IT!!!!

  59. 115 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Lawddddddddddddd…what do these folks have to say

  60. 116 purpleshoesla
    February 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    What the F is Eric CAN’T-OR doing walking in after our illustrious Prez?????

  61. 118 LunarSea
    February 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    So glad I got done with my shower just in time to watch FLOTUS enter. Have CSPAN on mute and Youtube.com/whitehouse on a tab. That channel has over 119mil views lol

  62. February 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Seeing Gabby Giffords just overwhelms me …

  63. 122 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Our President is one smooth handsome fella. My goodness.

  64. 123 anniebella
    February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    So much hugging, shaking hands, kisses, is POTUS ever going to make it to the stand?

  65. 125 Bill R.
    February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Boehner looks like he has a terminal case of constipation.

  66. February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Bonehead is in agony seeing all this praise for our President.

  67. 128 Pamela
    February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    They SO want to be him! All of them.

  68. 129 squarepeg
    February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

  69. 130 LunarSea
    February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Bonehead’s gonna crrrrryyyyy

  70. 131 cman
    February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Ha! Exploding dap! My president is too cool!!! :cool:

  71. 132 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    flying kisses from flotus. how is that for alliteration ?

  72. 134 donna dem 4 obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Nervous energy, Nervous energy, Nervous energy….breathe donna breathe!!!!

    • 135 vcprezofan2
      February 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Funny, DD4O, I was just peachy keen while he entered and before he started, then suddenly my stomach started jumping. I wonder why that is? I’m not usually nervous when he speaks.

  73. 138 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Here is he p

  74. February 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

  75. 141 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    ok settling in to listen to PBO! :-)

  76. 142 utaustinliberal
    February 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    VP Biden with the glasses. Hahaha. Cute.

  77. 143 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    opens with a zinger. partners for progress, not rivals for power.

    • 144 relellit
      February 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      I cracked up when President Obama quoted JFK about the Constitution being a document for compromise (paraphrasing). Anyhow Boehner turned red; bite his alcoholic lip; and dropped his head. The truth hurts, huh? You know the repuubliCons think they know everything about the Constitution.

      • 145 relellit
        February 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

        Stand up Boenhor. Everyone else is standing and clapping as PBO says let’s agree to pay our bills, Already Boehnoer is showing how disagreeable he is. No, take that back. Boehnoer is showing how cowardly he is.

        • 146 theo67
          February 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

          I couldn’t believe that Boehner refused to applaud for paying bills on time and not putting the full faith and credit of the US in jeopardy. What was he thinking? Will the media pick that up and report it?

  78. 147 hopefruit2
    February 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Biden looks sexi in his new sparkling specs.

  79. 148 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    first standing ovation for “men in uniform are coming home after a decade of war.”

  80. 149 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    The atmosphere in the chamber is uplifting IMO!

  81. 150 sherijr
    February 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Oh loving the split screen at whitehouse.gov well done Obama administration!

  82. 151 Dona
    February 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Paul Ryan looks glum.

  83. 152 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    nancy smash!

  84. 153 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    they do expect us to put nation’s interest before party

  85. 154 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    “Put the nation’s interest before party…”

  86. 155 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Oh yes.! A thriving middle class

  87. 156 auntsis522
    February 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    ok…I will be the first. Our President is sooo handsome!

  88. February 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    He’s bringing if for sure ….

  89. 163 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    what is the green ribbons about

  90. 166 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    cutting medicare/ss is worse idea. standing ovation.

  91. 167 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    susan rice is there

  92. 168 auntsis522
    February 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    read on titter that the green ribbon represents Newtown

  93. February 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm

  94. 170 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    even boner is applauding. must rub the thugs the wrong way.

  95. February 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Tom Coburn trying his darnedest to pull off his Sigmund Freud imitation.

  96. 173 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Balanced way to budget

  97. 174 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    did you see paul ryan shaking his head yes

  98. 175 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    tax reforms – another s.o.

  99. 176 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    If you want to read along…

  100. 178 vitaminlover
    February 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    How much do ya’ want to bet that there are about 7 Secret Service Agents “in the vicinity” if Turd Nugent?

  101. February 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  102. February 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    He’s laying the smack down.

    • 183 carolmaewy
      February 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      What’s the situation in Cali? I have to wait for hubby. I’m going crazy alone! Waiting. Representing SD, NC, ND, WY, in that order. Like you want to hear from me? ;)

  103. 184 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I like what he said about the manufactured crisis’

  104. February 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  105. 186 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    He’s so cool, calm, collected — in the zone…

  106. 187 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Tax reform without manufactured crisis

  107. 188 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    deficit reduction along is not an economic plan. Jobs plan should be the guiding north star

  108. 191 Dona
    February 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Boehner looks like the student whose parent came to school today and slapped him upside the head for skipping class.

  109. 192 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    GO MR. PRESIDENT!! “A Smarter Government”

  110. February 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

  111. February 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    3D printing! Holla to the future geeks!

  112. 198 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Well, our POTUS is not backing away from anything that he has said during the campaign and in other speeches. He is going there; giving the smack down. So cool, so confident and he is not caring about the repub. obstructionist. These are the “gut”s that the Orange man said three times that he does not have.

  113. 200 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Reminding them of #AJA – presented over 18 months ago. Go PBO! Go PBO! Go PBO, GO!

  114. 202 Maubyandice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Boenher looks like he had in a few already.

    • 203 vcprezofan2
      February 12, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      He also looks like he wishes the water(?) in his glass was something else.

      • 204 theo67
        February 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        It probably is something else, VC.

        • 205 vcprezofan2
          February 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm

          ;) You think Boehner would dare? Nah. He doesn’t have the Chutz-pah (a la Bachmann)

          • 206 theo67
            February 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

            Just think – they’ve got Ted Nugent in the stands. They won’t hesitate to stoop to new lows.

            • 207 vcprezofan2
              February 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

              Oh, we decided earlier that we weren’t going to mention HIM in the village – striving to keep the taint out of our village on this very special night, don’t you know!

              • 208 theo67
                February 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm

                My apologies. I came in late. Thanks for the heads up – very good rule. Just ignore my last comment.

                • 209 vcprezofan2
                  February 12, 2013 at 10:04 pm

                  Isn’t the ‘BOSS’ on a roll? I love how he is moving right along, and not just uttering platitudes but offering real suggestions. I sure hope the GOPs are listening, really listening.

                  • 210 theo67
                    February 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm

                    They’re rejecting. Really rejecting. Even Paul Ryan refused to applaud an item off the agenda he just finished running on last November.

                    • 211 vcprezofan2
                      February 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

                      I don’t mind #GOP not applauding. In fact, I prefer them showing what they really feel so that the additional audience members watching SOTU can SEE for themselves. Let them show who they really are and what they really believe. It might make it easier for another American voter to realize that they do not represent his/her own beliefs.

                    • 212 theo67
                      February 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

                      Excellent point!

  115. 213 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    He is fucking nailing them, point after point.

  116. 214 Pamela
    February 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Do we think Boner knows he is on telly? He seems to be struggling to stay awake!

  117. 216 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    yes! Climate change!

  118. 217 Ladyhawke
    February 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    This is what leadership looks like……

  119. 218 theo67
    February 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    VP Biden is all business tonight. He’s even taking notes!

  120. 219 Dona
    February 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Revolutionize manufacturing! Hell even Boehner clapped for that. PBO is so excited and optimistic, even though he knows these turds pledged to derail his presidency by any means necessary.

  121. 221 cman
    February 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Um is the human copper production factory ok. He seems very surplussed.

  122. 224 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Investment in innovation

  123. 225 PoliticalJunkessa
    February 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Rock on, Mr. President. Rock on.

  124. 226 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Climate change; good PBO; carrying on the idea from the Inaugural address.

  125. 227 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    And segues into climate change. will the emoprogs stfu now?

  126. 231 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Climate change ….YES! Get together!!

  127. 232 PoliticalJunkessa
    February 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I like watching on YouTube — first time I’ve done so. The charts are nice…

  128. 233 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    “If they don’t act, I will.”

  129. 234 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    EO’s on environment protection. So there, rethugs.

  130. 235 smoothscotch
    February 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Made it. Go Mr. President.
    What’s the matter with cry baby’s face? looks like he swallowed a lemon.:-)

  131. 237 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Nice shift .

  132. 238 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I have seen those ribbon cuttings. Calling out the fucking hypocrites called the rethugs

  133. 240 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Dayum! “I know you want all of these businesses because I have seen all of those ribbon cuttings” he! he! he! PBO is off the chain!

  134. 241 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    POTUS to Congress: “I know you want all those job-creating projects in your district’s — I’ve seen all the ribbon-cuttings!”

    Bwahahahahaha!!! ROFL!!

  135. 243 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Damn.! I have seen the ribbon cutting

  136. 245 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Helping folks refi houses….that look on his face was priceless

  137. 246 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    PBO.is on Fireeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

  138. 247 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    The repubs. should not F_ _k with him. He told them that he was going to use his speeches to take it to the American public.

  139. February 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm

  140. 250 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    High quality preschool for every child.

  141. 252 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    boehner is such a slug

  142. 256 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Education. SO important.

  143. 257 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:46 pm

  144. 258 elo4obama/biden
    February 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    create hi-schools that equip students for jobs after graduation. race to the top part 2. college escalating costs. make better way to give out aid to colleges with better bang for the buck.

  145. 259 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    And now comprehensive immigration reforms. Eat that rethugs and rubio.

  146. 260 smoothscotch
    February 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    BEAUTUFUL lead up to Immigration reform.

  147. 261 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    immigration reform; the time has come; now is the time to get it done.”

  148. 262 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    immigration. Boehners clapping but he looks sick – oooo there’s Sen Durbin!

  149. 263 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Get
    your highest bang for your educational buck

  150. February 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

  151. 268 Maubyandice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t like the side-eye Boehner gave the VP.

  152. 269 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    gives credit to uncle Joe on VAWA.

  153. 270 Ladyhawke
    February 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    He’s tightening the screws big time……

  154. 271 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    “Good job, Joe.” Love our guys.

  155. 272 smoothscotch
    February 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    GO ALL THE WAY PBO. No point in holding back now….BIG STUFF.

    wooooottttt.

  156. 273 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    paycheck fairness. Some morose women there. What’s up with that ?

  157. 281 Maubyandice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Big up to Joe!

  158. 282 theo67
    February 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Republican women in Congress refused to applaud the idea of women being paid equal pay for equal work. What’s wrong with those women?!

  159. 284 cman
    February 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I think Cantor slipped a Zoloft in Bohner’s water.

  160. 285 Ladyhawke
    February 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Congress do your job……

  161. 286 prettyfoot58
    February 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

  162. 287 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    raise federal minimum wage to 9 dollars.

  163. 288 smoothscotch
    February 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    omygawd, the repubs are gonna cry. $9/hr….

  164. February 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    These Republicans are a freakin SAD pathetic bunch!!!!!!!!!!!!

  165. 292 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    PBO is so on fire, he is melting this mofo!!!

  166. 293 theo67
    February 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Paul Ryan even refused to applaud a position that the man at the top of his own ticket supported. They’re insane.

  167. 294 elo4obama/biden
    February 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    he says he and romney agreed to tie minimu wage to the cost of living?

  168. February 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Why?? Why do the Republicans automatically sit on.their.butts . . . .
    no matter WHAT the suggestion is? I know it’s a matter of form.
    but I tell you, it’s old and it stinks. Shame.on.them. ALL of them.

  169. 301 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Is anybody else’s WH.gov site cutting in and out, or just mine?

  170. 304 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Dayum!!!! went there about what real fatherhood is!!!! PBO is NOT playing!!!!

  171. 305 Anna
    February 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Smirking Paul Ryan doesn’t look like he agrees with fair pay to make a living, like he ever did a days work.

  172. 307 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Tie minmum wage to cost of living increase

  173. 308 theo67
    February 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    President Obama’s segues are beautifully done.

  174. 311 daisydem
    February 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I think he is knocking it out of the park … of course, he talked some about energy conservation in our homes – and he was talking to me. Yes. I am guilty. Oh, I recycle … and such. But man, do I use lights, paper, … way too much. So Mr. President, I hear you and humbly will try to do better. You Sir are awesome!

    • 312 Lynn
      February 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      I’m with ya, daisy.

    • 313 theo67
      February 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Once you get aware of how much you use, and start the habit of recycling, it becomes second nature. Just start with one thing – like using reusable bags (and remembering to put them in the car…) or giving magazines to doctor’s offices, or switching off your lights as you leave the house and turning down the heat. You’ll find that you start to become aware more often, and then you’ll find opportunities to save the planet all the time – like a super hero!

  175. February 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    President Obama on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at bolstering the cyber defenses of the country’s critical infrastructure. 

    The highly anticipated cyber order intends to improve information sharing about cyber threats between government and industry and establish a framework of cyber-security best practices that industry would elect to follow. The White House spent the last several months crafting the order after Congress failed to pass cyber-security legislation last year.

    During his State of the Union address before Congress Tuesday evening, the president mentioned his recent signing of the executive order and called for Congress to take action to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.

    The Hill-

  176. 319 Maubyandice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Boehner trying hard to hold down the acid reflux. He should quit drinking on an empty stomach. Hope he doesn’t throw up behind PBO.

  177. 321 squarepeg
    February 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

  178. 322 anniebella
    February 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I switch to CNN because WH.gov. was acting up.

  179. February 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm

  180. 328 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    yay SOS kerrry

  181. February 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm

  182. 330 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Oops. Gettin’ a bit wonky Mr. President.

  183. February 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  184. 333 Maubyandice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  185. 335 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Just look at his face, his body language, his voice, his stature; such a leader; such a man. PBO is unleashed and loving it.

  186. 338 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Trans atlantic free trade with europe

  187. 339 Maubyandice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm

  188. February 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm

  189. February 12, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  190. 342 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Yes YES he’s going for voting issues

  191. 343 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

  192. 344 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    A shout-out to Michelle, “Thank you, honey” re: service to military families.

  193. 345 CindyH
    February 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    The right to vote – our most fundamental right – NEEDS IMPROVEMENT!

  194. 346 Lynn
    February 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    “The right to vote…’

  195. 347 Jessica
    February 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Round of applause for Mental Health care for military vets. My hospital bill was 48,000, my family would have never been able to pay that.

  196. February 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm

  197. 353 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I see boehner not clapping for gun reform. insect

  198. 356 theo67
    February 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    The President was choked up on the gun control issue.

  199. 359 vitaminlover
    February 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    They deserve a vote!!!!

  200. 360 Maubyandice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Ok, I’m gonna cry.

  201. 364 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    “They deserve a vote.” Then he gives the list. OMG!

  202. 365 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    what are those guys shouting?

  203. February 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    He just BROUGHT.DOWN.THE.HOUSE!

  204. 372 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

  205. 373 smoothscotch
    February 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    did I miss the camera panning the Nugent? or was it rightly ignored.

  206. 377 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I stand up for Desilene!!!

  207. 379 Sam UK Obama Supporter
    February 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    what a great man. So compassionate. I am crying hearing him talk of the young girl killed in chicago.
    You tell congress Mr President!!

  208. 380 squarepeg
    February 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

  209. 381 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Call to unity and citizenship.

  210. 382 GGail
    February 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Ok, he made me cry!!!!

  211. 383 Dudette
    February 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Oh, I love My President!!

  212. 387 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Bravo, Mr President!!!

  213. 388 theo67
    February 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I could have listened to him speak for much longer – I can’t believe it’s already over.

  214. 390 4morefor44
    February 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    this guy is an absolute genius.

  215. 391 vitaminlover
    February 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    May God bless these United States of America!

  216. 392 yardarm756
    February 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Now run and tell that. Awesome!

  217. 393 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Well, that’s the 2nd time tonight that Boner tried to rip the President’s arm off.

    • February 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      If he wanted to PBO could turn sniveling boner into a limp dishrag (limper than he already is) in .3 seconds. Ha, well politically he’s alreadfy done it!!!! (AND TO THINK, many rethuggs are MUCH WORSE than john boehner….)

  218. 395 globalcitizenlinda
    February 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    The families and victims of gun deserve a vote

  219. 396 CEB
    February 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Almost in tears. The greatest SOTU and the greatest President. He left nothing unsaid; dropped the mike.

    Click! no need to hear pundits and the repubs.

  220. 397 amk for obama
    February 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

  221. 398 vcprezofan2
    February 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    He’s done ALREADY? I was just settling in to listen.

  222. 402 vitaminlover
    February 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    He said what he meant and he meant what he said!

  223. 403 a4alice
    February 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    that was awesome

  224. 404 4morefor44
    February 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    LISTEN. EVERYONE TURN OFF YOUR TV RIGHT NOW!! DO NOT LISTEN TO A SINGLE SECOND OF “THE NEWS.” SERIOUS, AND PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT REPORT HERE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. PLEASE!!!!!

  225. 407 kathryn kivett
    February 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    All I can say is I love this man.

  226. 408 PoliticalJunkessa
    February 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    BRAVO!

    That’s MY President. MINE! :mrgreen:

  227. 410 desertflower
    February 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Keep watching WH.gov…they have Q/A and more info ….lots of good info

  228. 411 Gazelle
    February 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    WTF is w/ that handshake of Boner’s? Trying to yank PBO’s arm.

  229. 412 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Whose idea was it to re-elect this man, so we could all sit here cryin’ on a Tuesday night? Oh, God, I loved that speech.

  230. 413 Bill R.
    February 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    My goodness. Our President had me in tears with the finale. “It’s who we are.” I have lost a child. When I saw the faces of those parents, it really touched me, the sorrow on their faces. I know that sorrow.

    • 414 Sam UK Obama Supporter
      February 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Bill R I second your comments. ~I also know the sorrow of losing a child and my heart goes out to you and those parents present tonight along with ALL parents who have lost children. Bless you Bill.

  231. 415 anniebella
    February 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    You see when FLOTUS and Dr. Biden shake hands. Then POTUS said to FLOTUS thank you honey.

    • 417 Lynn
      February 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      When we lost RFK , I gave up. Thank you for this place, Ms. Chips, I have hope again.

    • 418 Sam UK Obama Supporter
      February 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      So do I Chipsticks, so do I. I love you too for giving us this haven of support, info and amazing coverage of all things PBO, uninterrupted by ‘noise’.

  232. February 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Seriously John Boehner did not stand to applaud a woman, a proud woman, a proud black woman who is 102 years old. I would applaud if nothing else that she is 102 years old. Her story is inspiring, her life deserves more respect than that.

  233. 420 dotster3
    February 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    An unbelievably powerful speech—-has to be the best SOTU speech by anyone ever. Every line—-every idea—–just beautiful. So many emotional moments. He is so far above and beyond all those stone faces in the room. Wow.

    • 421 theo67
      February 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Indeed – it was so full of truth. I’m almost tempted to listen to Rubio try and denounce anything that was said tonight. President Obama was full of common sense and patriotism.

  234. 422 theo67
    February 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I see Harry Reid wasn’t enthusiastic in his greeting of the President. Looks like he’s planning to betray him on gun control. I half expected him to Judas-kiss him on the cheek…

  235. 425 sabreen60
    February 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    WOW! President Obama is a gift to us here and to the world.

  236. 426 yardarm756
    February 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Oh pity. Tweety ain’t satisfied with the immigration part of the speech. Fuck you tweety! (excuse me mates.)

  237. 435 theo67
    February 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Michael Steele is a disgrace to the human race.

  238. 438 anniebella
    February 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I do not want to listen to Tweety and all the pundits run their darn mouth so I will stay with you guys tonight.

  239. February 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm

  240. 440 smoothscotch
    February 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    what is Rubio talking about? He is not even offering a competent rebuttal, reprising GOP talking points, did he actually listen to the speech, oh wait, it was written ahead. My bad.


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