10 Provocative State of the Union Headlines
The State of the Union Address is tonight. As the number of outlandish headlines demonstrates, the cynicism surrounding what the Washington Post dubs President Obama’s “most important State of the Union address” is substantial.
- National Journal: SOTU is a Fundraising Opportunity
President Obama may use the State of the Union address to speak on behalf of fundraising campaigns tied to promoting the policies he outlined in his speech. He’ll take the opportunity to garner public support of his ideas, which he believes will help him to pressure Congress. That’s peculiar; after all, the President has proven very light on his feet when it comes to sidestepping Congress when he doesn’t get his way.
- Politico: Stalled: Obama’s SOTU housing ‘stunt’
Here’s a reminder of the President’s last SOTU address wherein he promised to hold accountable those who supposedly acted lawlessly and recklessly when they sold bad mortgages as good investments. Yet, his Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group has struggled to meet its mandate.
Yes, this headline is as absurd as it sounds. A better question though is how can President Obama be in favor of a “balanced” if he doesn’t believe we have a spending problem?
The long and short of this article: Obama will promote the same failed policies he’s always promoted. More money for infrastructure, green energy technologies, and expanding access to early childhood indoctrination, er, education!
- National Journal: Obama Begins New Push on Climate Agenda
President Obama’s global warming agenda would be more aptly named his bureaucrats-micromanaging-and-destroying-the-economy agenda. Remember, he avoided further action prior to his reelection push.
- The Daily Beast: SOTU Advice: Hammer GOP
That’s pretty sound advice. The President should hammer “recalcitrant Republicans and cowardly Democrats” who want to do something about our debt and deficits. Because they’re the ones who are fooling the American people, not President Obama. Well, Heritage points out that based on the last State of the Union, the President has done a pretty good job pulling the wool over America’s eyes.
Go big or go home, right?! Because his 2,000-plus page healthcare law and $800+ billion stimulus wasn’t big enough, so he should seize the day now. Now we get to enjoy the ride as the President coercively shares his plans for immigration reform, guns, and his concept of debt reduction with us.
- NBC Chicago: SOTU Guest List Makes Statement on Gun Violence
No surprise here. It is part and parcel of being liberal to exploit emotional scenarios to one’s advantage.
- BuzzFeed: Obama Prepares a Fighting Speech
No surprise, the President’s “new, take-no-prisoners approach is expected to be on full display.” It will paint a picture of his “bold legislative agenda.” Well, laying out a plan that would actually work would be better than a bold speech laying out promises he will fail to fulfill yet again, but we don’t doubt it will be bold.
A year’s time will tell whether headline this proves accurate, but in a matter of hours, we’ll see just how rigorously the President lays out his “aggressively liberal and partisan agenda for the second term.”
Welcome to the future.