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Inaugural address on steroids

by John Gizzi from Human Events

President Obama is expected to emphasize jobs and the economy in his State of the Union address on Tuesday given the March 1 deadline for massive budget cuts known as sequestration. But, he will also weave in major themes from his second inaugural address, including gun rights, immigration and climate change.

obama-state-of-union-preview-2013We would not be surprised if he echoes the words press secretary Jay Carney used recently to warn that failure to come up with an alternative would mean “[a]cross-the-board cuts to education, to research and development would have damaging effects on our economy and our long-term economic prospects. They would also have damaging effects on border security.”

But, as both Obama and Carney have done numerous times, the president will very likely invoke the desired alternative as one of a “balanced approach … that reflects the kind of balance that allows us to make sure that the burden of deficit reduction is not borne solely by senior citizens or the middle class but more broadly; that asks the wealthiest, including corporations, to pay their fair share.”

In both his inaugural address and in several appearances before the White House press corps since his re-election, the president has touched on themes near and dear to his most fervent constituency on the left: tougher gun control legislation, the need to address climate change, and same-sex marriage.

In signing the 23 executive acts related to gun control and mental health Jan. 16, for example, the President Obama told reporters they were “in no way a substitute for acts of Congress.” He then spelled out the measures that the administration was going to work hard to enact: a universal background check for anyone trying to buy guns, a ban on military assault weapons, and a 10-round cap on magazines of ammunition.

One can “go the bank” on him hitting this hard on Tuesday, with some strong words against those who “have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear.”

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» 15 Comments

  1. KF

    February 11th, 2013

    I won’t be watching, I absolutely can not stand the sound of his voice.

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  2. scribble

    February 11th, 2013

    Too bad he wasn’t taking notes during Dr. Carson’s speech.

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  3. Anonymous

    February 11th, 2013

    “We have to fear but the Usurper himself.”

    AIDS won’t take him fast enough.

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 11th, 2013

    He has become irrelevant in terms of ferreting out anything good from his agenda.

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  5. norman einstein

    February 11th, 2013

    Bingo card?

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  6. Noodengr

    February 11th, 2013

    KF I am with you. will not waste my time or electricity to tune into this deceptive usurper in chief. Might have to rent the original Die Hard in anticipation of the new one.

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  7. Hotlanta Mike

    February 11th, 2013

    The most unaccomplished person to ever have assumed the office of the POTUS to focus like a laser beam on jobs for the upteenth time. Mr. Irony be thy name…

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  8. Dr. Tar

    February 11th, 2013

    Tammy Bruce has said she will provide a running commentary while to The Bum lies to America. I highly recommend it – you’ll laugh, and laugh and laugh (then cry for the country).

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  9. Team America

    February 11th, 2013

    KF, I’m with you. Can’t stand the sound of his voice. I’ll be watching the new season of Walking Dead that I recorded last night.

    Norman – good idea with Bingo Card.

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  10. McFartus Spontaneous

    February 11th, 2013

    Tell us something we dont know barry. Oh barry, hate to tell ya but in March or April the climate is gonna change to the springtime and im still gonna have my firearms and you are still gonna be in the closet..

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  11. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 11th, 2013

    [a]cross-the-board cuts to education

    That’s a start.

    would have damaging effects on our economy

    As opposed to 0bama’s first four years.

    and our long-term economic prospects.

    Notice Carney didn’t say an improvement in economic prospects. So what this means is just kicking the can down the road, no matter who gets elected in 2016, socialist or RINO.

    They would also have damaging effects on border security.

    What border security? Your statement implies that the border has some kind of security which it does not. What you mean is that your boss wants to continue the lack of border security.

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  12. McFartus Spontaneous

    February 11th, 2013

    With regards to barrys speech, If you want me to shit in a box and stamp guaranteed on it, i will..!

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  13. Houston

    February 11th, 2013

    @Norman

    The bingo card needs to be mixed with a drinking game. I need to be drunk as I watch the tools in Congress stand and applaud this no-class fraud for his lies.

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  14. Tracy

    February 11th, 2013

    HE ONLY HAS ONE SPEECH.

    They are variations on the same theme, redistribution. Expectt to hear about everyone paying their fair share. Gun control will be an in your face SOTU addition.

    To watch Obama speak for more than a minute is tough. It was a breath of fresh air to watch Dr. Carson blow his doors open, and I don’t mean his ears.

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  15. serfer62

    February 11th, 2013

    The “Peter Principle” on steroids

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