244 Responses to “The State of the Union, Part 4”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    January 28, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Way to go!

  2. January 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    • 10 No Child Left Behind
      January 28, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      The 5 stooges will not find an ounce of me to listen to their rants.

    • 11 99ts
      January 28, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      While chatting back a thread or two – Great that they have to wait for the President – getting more nervous by the minute – and having no idea what the President said. I may listen a little just to hear the difference. The President is honest and heartfelt – hard to imagine ANY woman disagreeing with his words.

    • 12 57andfemale
      January 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      I watched Miss Walla Walla for about 5 minutes. I would have gotten a “D” in 7th grade debate class.

  3. 13 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Where is my COFFEE?

    A genius performance.

  4. January 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Can’t believe the first comment mentions the stupid ACA roll out.

  5. January 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm

  6. 30 99ts
    January 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    LAST? – like I was on the last thread

  7. 31 donna dem 4 obama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm

  8. 35 No Child Left Behind
    January 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Now that my POTUS has delivered his speech, I am waiting for the MSM to translate it into English for me and TOLD ME what the PRESIDENT said.

  9. 38 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:24 pm

  10. 39 Dakota
    January 28, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I Love My President!

  11. 40 desertflower
    January 28, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Excellent speech! BELIEVE IT!!

  12. 41 GGail
    January 28, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Chipsticks – this is why I LOVE YOU! You have kept up with us and provided us ample space to share this moment together.

    {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

  13. 42 Ladyhawke
    January 28, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    The opposition party just got pummeled. Big time. President Obama was clearly on his game and he was not playing. Who in the world could disagree with anything President Obama said tonight. The only adult in the room was frisky tonight. It was a thing of beauty.

  14. 44 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Biden and boner still standing at the podium for the Prez to leave? Nice gesture.

    • 45 jacquelineoboomer
      January 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Yes, the formalities are all still there – they have to close the session, but boner can’t close it or leave to head to the pub until the Prez leaves, which I find wonderfully amusing.

  15. 47 sam uk obama supporter
    January 28, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    brilliant. worth staying up for

  16. 50 jackiegrumbacher
    January 28, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Our president hit this SOTU out of the park and over the crowd. This one is the best I can ever remember from ANY president ever. If there was a human being on the planet who believed the crap that this is a lame duck president, they woke up tonight. There is nobody like him. He puts former presidents to shame and sets a bar so high for the future that I can’t even imagine who could match him. All I can say, is “hot damn” was he on fire!!

    • 51 57andfemale
      January 28, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      ditto, jackie.

    • 52 desertflower
      January 28, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      There certainly was a confidence and self assuredness about him tonight…it was wonderful to see in this venue. I think he’s ALWAYS like that, but to see him relaxed and confident here tonight, confident in his hard fought success’ over these past 5 years, was really, really great. Deserves HUGE, HUGE thanks for getting it done for the American people and pointing out RW pettiness.

  17. 54 CEB
    January 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I have never seen anything that has even come close to this. PBO was not playing. I love how he always says exactly what he needs to say right in his opponents’ faces, no matter where he is. I also love how he uses his voice to create emotion and emphasis and to pace the speech. He is a master. Well, click;n no need to listen to the repubs.

    • 55 amk for obama
      January 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Yup. He was in-your-face gop but with master class. A genius.

    • 57 vcprezofan2
      January 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      “I love how he always says exactly what he needs to say right in his opponents’ faces, no matter where he is.”

      THIS, CEB, is one of the characteristics of this president that gives me a ‘tingle up my leg’. For me it is absolutely a sign of a man who is confident, honest, and …..strong.

  18. January 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    So I have shut off the sound and I’m just enjoying watching PBO a little bit longer. I was hoping the cameras would show Carl and Sander Levin sitting next to each other for the last time. They have watched 35 SOTUs sitting next to each other and Carl Levin is retiring. I am so sad about that. He has been my senator forever.
    Now I’m going to watch more St Bauktar Trek Enterprise. Like that Scott Bakula and I’m not watching any of the Republican after-mess.

  19. 60 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 10:28 pm

  20. January 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    The BEST PRESIDENT EVAAAAH! Excellent SOTU.Will the GOP please sit down and not waste your time responding.

  21. 62 dotster3
    January 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    No president will ever compare to this president. Or ever even come close to delivering a speech such as this. It was a beauty, perfect in tone, style, content, scope, and delivered with such ease.

  22. January 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    One thing, the Republicans will come off sounding like they’re talking don’t America after this blazing powerful speech. “No We Can’t” is the only thing they’ve got. President Obama spoke to give people hope and the only thing the opposition can do is take it away.

  23. 64 carolyn
    January 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    All I know is……I don’t want ANY ONE ELSE EVER TO BE PRESIDENT!!!

    What a wonderful speech, in content, delivery, tone, execution…….I loved it. He had some beautiful, graceful digs at the Republicans……!!!

    He’s got some wonderful executive actions coming up.

    Now I’ll go back and read comments and tweets. We watched it on our large screen TV…..the better to see him with!!!

  24. 65 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    OMG!! He was fantastic!!! He got several standing ovations here in my house!

  25. 67 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I loved it he was kinda smiling bemusedly throughout the speech.

  26. 68 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    That was pretty fantastic. I get a bit jaded about all these and haven’t seen POTUS shine in these before. He knocked it out of the park for real tonight.

  27. January 28, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Interesting that Chris Mathews is anchoring MSNBC tonight instead of Maddow…I wonder what that is about!

  28. 70 CEB
    January 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Is Nerdy Wonka on Twitter? I missed having her as part of the discussion in real time.

  29. 71 anniebella
    January 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Dam proud of our President. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. January 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    What an incredible speech!!! OMG. I’m just…..Wow!!! So much goodness and it’s a major speech that so many millions of people watch. There he is in his strong voice giving the facts simply and clearly so anyone could understand. Did I say wow before? Wow!!!!

  31. 76 No Child Left Behind
    January 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve just switched to WH.gov/SOTU because, following POTUS’s superb speech, the first GOP clown took the stage at MSNBC.

  32. 78 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    And please don’t bring the cable noise crap here.

  33. 80 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    You gotta be kidding on me!?!?!? SHE’S SITTING ON A CHAISE LOUNGE?!?!? How embarrassing. lmao!!

  34. 85 Betsy
    January 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    This Cathy lady is an idiot, talking like an idiot.

  35. January 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Somehow David Gregory trying to conjecture that PBO is having a bad year is just too much. LOLz!

  36. 87 PrayerWarriorforObama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    America, on behalf of the rest of the world, I truly love you president and first lady. They are simply the best.

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  38. 89 hopefruit2
    January 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    So Tweety is not the only one getting tingles for Pres Obama’s speeches.

  39. January 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Is anyone even watching that Repub response??

    • 91 LunarSea
      January 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      nah, why mess with a good thing? I’m riding high on cloud nine and thinking of how to pull a Bloomberg. We cannot let this guy go. Eight years just isn’t enough

  40. 92 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    What the hell is she talking about?

  41. January 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

  42. 98 Dudette
    January 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

  43. 99 4morefor44
    January 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    ahhhhhh!!!!

    jindal II: electric boogalooser!

    cathy, it isn’t about you, you maroon!!!

    • 100 Dudette
      January 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Somebody told her it was, so she went with it. LOL!

    • 101 majiir
      January 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Her speech was written before PBO gave his. That’s why it was sooooo bland and full of nothing except general comments. I can imagine that not one GOPer could give an off the cuff rebuttal to PBO’s speech.

  44. January 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  45. 103 MadameSoph
    January 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    That’s my President!!

    Hi TODers, I’ve been lurking only lately, busy moving to a new house and cleaning up the old one.

    Just finished watching our once-in-a-lifetime leader give what I think is his best-ever SOTU speech. I am uplifted, inspired and energized!!

    Did you notice how President Obama’s strength and confidence practically radiated out of the TV?

    I am soooo excited for the next 3 years! Amazing things are about to be accomplished (on top of all the other accomplishments already achieved)

    So happy to be alive now, with this amazing man as our leader!

  46. 104 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

  47. January 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Oh my God, I love this man. He was born to be president. His life will make the world a better place.

  48. 107 Dudette
    January 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Ha! I can’t agree or disagree bcz I refused to watch GOP drivel, but LOL!

    • 108 amk for obama
      January 28, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      Yup, as I said before, the thugs got shellacked. Whatever their ugly plans they had for today just went agley.

    • 109 jacquelineoboomer
      January 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      I’m just lookin’ at the after-drivel, because I refuse to watch any of the GOP crap, also, too!

    • 110 99ts
      January 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      I’m Watching the response because it is SOOOO weak. Just wanted to know. 8 minutes long – and 4 of them are about Cathy. No substance – nothing. As usual exit right anyone who tries to respond to PBO

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  50. 116 Joy
    January 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Holy Crap! An infomercial courtesy of Cathy McMorris REPUBeican of Washington. I’m waiting for her to start working out on a stair master or run to the kitchen and bring out the george foreman grill and start cooking.

  51. 120 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I’m actually listening to the gold couch sitter woman. It’s a Sarah Palin word salad but without the shitstorm of craz;y.

  52. 124 4morefor44
    January 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    that last 5-10 minutes was one of the most amazing moments in not just SOTU history, but in the history of all speeches. especially TV history. wow.

  53. 125 GGail
    January 28, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Now, I’m about to have a Telephone Town Hall conference call with my Rep. Karen Bass.

    Thanks TOD family for sharing this momentous occasion with me.

    • 126 LunarSea
      January 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      good for you. Let them know we are all watching to see if they push this president’s agenda forward or just collect paychecks.

      • 127 GGail
        January 28, 2014 at 10:57 pm

        Hey LunarSea – I think that’s an excellent idea! Why don’t we ALL contact our House Reps tonight and let them know that “we’re watching”.

  54. 128 lockewasright
    January 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    The Arroz con Pollo was very good. The speachifyin’ was fantastic!

  55. January 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I just started looking for articles, ran across this one by Krugman that is from 1/26, but I like it and it’s relevant to POTUS’ speech tonight. He’s talking about that idiot billionaire that WSJ published.

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/obama-and-the-one-percent/

    ….Anyway, thinking about this sort of thing makes me realize that there’s a danger, especially for progressives, of confusing the proposition that Obama’s billionaire haters are stark raving mad — which is true — with the proposition that Obama has done nothing that hurts the plutocrats’ interests, which is false. Actually, Obama has been tougher on the one percent than most progressives give him credit for.

    Start with taxes. The Bush tax cuts haven’t gone completely away, but at the very high end they have been pretty much reversed; plus there are additional high-end taxes associated with Obamacare. The result is that taxes on wealthy Americans have basically been rolled back to pre-Reagan levels….

  56. 130 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Nice party, bt. We should do it again some time.

  57. January 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    It was great to see how much PBO was enjoying himself. Pity he couldn’t just drop the mike and walk off.

    • 132 CEB
      January 28, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. His words and strategic pauses was his form of mic dropping. PBO owned this moment and he knew it.

  58. 133 4morefor44
    January 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    wtf?!?! she uses a recently deceased soldier as a prop in her robot-talk?!? what a disgusting person!

  59. 134 Nerdy Wonka
    January 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm

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  61. 137 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm

  62. 139 LadyTNT
    January 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Am I not a good woman if I call this lady, deep throat. I mean, I really mean no harm, but I could hear her swallowing from a mile away!!

  63. 140 HZ
    January 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    My brother called me during the standing ovation, and he said the energy in that room was so powerful that no human being could deny that standing ovation. He said President Obama was glowing with seriousness and confidence. He said POB was brought an attitude of, “I am not playing, I have waited and waited, but the American people want action from us. They are tired of the games.” I was just crying, and my brother just calmly said, “It is going to be fine, just keep faith in your president.” HZ

    • January 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Beautiful. Your brother is correct!

    • 142 desertflower
      January 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Thank you, HZ:) Thank your brother, too!!

    • 143 LunarSea
      January 28, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      sweet. My young adult daughter was watching with friends in NYC. They were all pretty excited by it also. She had to text half way through she was so excited and knew I would be also.

      That made me feel good because they are the new face of America. All different colors, religions and socioethnic ppl comprised that group. And they get it!

    • 144 mtmarilyn
      January 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Oh HZ, this was a speech with attitude and energy. Now we have to do our part. We have to live up to being even 1/2 of what this President’s energy. I agree with your brother. We must keep faith in our President. You keep your prayers and energy, and all you bring to us here at TOD.

  64. January 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    This lady sitting on the chaise lounge…only thing missing was a mint julep and pearls for her to clutch. Gawd

  65. 151 desertflower
    January 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Gop response filmed in a funeral parlor seems to be what it looks like…. YIKES.

  66. 154 LunarSea
    January 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I can’t wait to listen to this again. There. Are. No. Words. Adequate. Enough. #sotu

  67. 155 Nerdy Wonka
    January 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

  68. 156 jackiegrumbacher
    January 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Now I so want a t-shirt or button that says, “Believe It.” Democratic candidates around the country–“You have your message,” Use it. Run with it. Believe it!!! It’s the new Yes We Can.

  69. 158 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    peeps here are watching gooper rebuttals???? Nutz to that.

  70. 164 jacquelineoboomer
    January 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Thought I’d hit up the buzzard after the fact, and confuse him.

  71. 176 Dudette
    January 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

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  74. January 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Love these guys

  75. 186 Jewelz
    January 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    This republican response is putting me to sleep. The republicans will never hold a candle to our amazing president. This country doesn’t know how lucky they are to have President Obama as POTUS in this time in history. I will miss him when he leaves the white house in 2017.

  76. 187 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Valerie Jarrett finally got a decent haircut instead of a bowl cut. Sorry…. She does look great tonight. Nice cut, nice color.

  77. January 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    So, I’ve removed Josh Foust, John Fugelsang, and someone else from my “Must Follow Accounts”.

  78. 199 hopefruit2
    January 28, 2014 at 10:50 pm

  79. 203 vcprezofan2
    January 28, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I missed his name, but that panelist (Josh Ernest?) on the SOTU panel is doing an excellent job explaining the president’s position.

    • January 28, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      Josh is Principal Deputy Press Secretary and second to Jay. He is terrific. He’s also the voice of West Wing Week!

      • 205 vcprezofan2
        January 28, 2014 at 11:35 pm

        Yea, Mata, I liked his presentation so much I looked him up. I found out he is also the White House Special Assistant to the President.

        PBO has some really good/qualified and very eloquent people in his Admin.

  80. 206 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    So do my ears deceive me? Joe Manchin on a tv interview NOT dissing his President? It’s gotta be a first.

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  82. January 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    OMG

  83. 213 4morefor44
    January 28, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    oh, “liberal” mark shields concludes by being dismissive and condescending toward the president’s speech, not mentioning a single positive point about it. gwen ifill and judy woodruff laugh and agree. the liberal p.b.s., my friends. the republican take-over every single bit of national “news” is complete.

    • 215 cos
      January 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      This is precisely why I don’t need these pundits to tell me anything about what I saw. I have my own opinion and I don’t let them bring me down. All of the pundits who are criticizing cannot hold a candle to PBO. It is sheer envy and jealousy.

  84. 216 desertflower
    January 28, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    REALLY??? Teh stupid hurts.

    igorvolsky ‏@igorvolsky 8m
    In Tea Party response, Sen. Mike Lee says that the poor are poor because they’re “trapped in poverty by big government programs.” #SOTU
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
    Expand

  85. 217 Joy
    January 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    SNL is going to have a hay day with Cathy McMorris. I can’t wait to see it. :-)

  86. 219 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    The MSNBC punditry loved the speech. Tweety, Rachel & Ed and their GOP Steve what’s his name McCain guy all thought he was great.

    • 220 Obama Grandmama
      January 28, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      I am glad I read your post cuz I taped the SOTU on both C-Span and MSNBC. I watched C-Span a little behind the Live feed. Then I started to watch MSNBC’s rendition right afterwards since I did not want to listen to the call in comments. I appreciated Rachel and Chris’ comments as the Cabinet members were entering, but got really mad at Steve Schmidt’s comment about how low PBO’s poll numbers were etc. So I stopped the tape not watching it, but did not erase it. Now I know I can go ahead and watch it from what you said was said by the moderators.

  87. 221 donna dem 4 obama
    January 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  88. 223 ouapiti
    January 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Excellent speech, vision and leadership from our President. I am still in tears about his tribute to Cory Remsburg. What a brave young man. And how I look forward to a future where, as President Obama say, we have changed our relationship to war in this country.

  89. 224 99ts
    January 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  90. 226 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  91. 232 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Give America A Raise was a better slogan.

  92. 233 forus50
    January 28, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    The only thing POTUS left out was a shout out to Washington and Colorado. :)

  93. 234 desertflower
    January 28, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Hey, Asshole! Can you go any lower? Who is this guy??

    http://crooksandliars.com/2014/01/rep-randy-webers-tx-repulsive-kommandant

  94. 235 amk for obama
    January 28, 2014 at 11:07 pm

  95. 236 anniebella
    January 28, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I did not watch her or any of the other GOPs. So how did Rep. Rodgers do?

  96. 238 donna dem 4 obama
    January 28, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve read about the couch lady so have the other gazillion Republican rebuttals taken place yet?

  97. 239 yardarm756
    January 28, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Imagine?

  98. January 28, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    What a ‘kick ass’ SOTU from our beloved President. Wonderful!

  99. 242 Anjo
    January 28, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    My opinion after watching cnn (just got cable) for SOTU and RWNJ response..The President was great, excellent, commanding and just priceless…The RWNJ lady wanted her name out there so she volunteered to speak from her living room, she will have a real response at the next SOTU..saw Ted Cruz for the first time and have no idea what he said as I was so struck by his look of being a human rat..Barbara Boxer said the lady introducing her living room is not ready yet and Ted ‘the rat’ Cruz was definitely NOT at the SOTU with those opinions..all in all a great Obama and Democrat night….OOPS hope those in the snowy south get home safe and sound

  100. 243 Sue in Seattle
    January 28, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Danny, tell your mama I think she’s awesome. Please save a cheesy puff for her because she provides a great home for you and all of us.

    I love President and Mrs. Obama. I love Vice President and Dr. Biden.

    We will never see such greatness again and we are lucky to have lived in the time that was President Obama and Vice President Biden with the two loveliest, smartest, most wise women who have ever lived. (Present company excepted, of course.)

    • 244 HZ
      January 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm

      {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ We love you very much Chips ,and we thank you for this beautiful home.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ


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