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SOTU in a Nutshell

Home - by - February 13, 2013 - 18:45 America/New_York - 8 Comments

by William L. Gensert, American Thinker


“John F. Kennedy,” then quote Kennedy, then blah, blah, blah.  Pause…look around, turn and resume speaking.

“After a decade of grinding war” the fighting is over because of me.

“6 million new jobs” have been created, because of me.

There are more “American cars” and less “foreign oil,” because of me.

“Our housing market is healing, our stock market is rebounding, and consumers, patients and homeowners enjoy stronger protections than ever before.”

…Because of me.

“Corporate profits” are up, but “wages and incomes have barely budged.”  Profits — all me, wages and income that’s their fault.

Talk a little about the budget, fake spending reductions and real tax increases.

“Republicans, business leaders and economists have already said that these cuts, known here in Washington as “the sequester,” are a really bad idea.”  Don’t mention it was my idea.

Throw in the straw man on defense cuts.

Make a false argument about starving “seniors” and “working families” to pay for their spending.  Propose “balance.’

Talk about raising taxes, but call it “getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions for the well-off and well-connected.”

More spending, but call it “job-creating investments.”

Green energy = “control [of] our own energy future.”

“[F]or the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.”

Green energy = jobs.

“I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.”

Propose a new department for taking oil profits and spending them green.  China, China, China.

Talk about new “roads and bridges,” and “high-speed rail and internet; high-tech schools and self-healing power grids.”

Propose a new program for infrastructure, mention bridges again.

Talk about forcing mortgage companies to refinance homes at lower rates.  “What are we waiting for?  Take a vote, and send me that bill.”


Read it here.

Dang, wish I had know he was going to post this. It would have prevented my ears from bleeding last night listening to Obama whistling through his teeth and using that pretend breathy “I’m concerned” voice.


  1. Obama is a

    February 13th, 2013

    Scam artist
    used car salesmen

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  2. Left Coast Dan

    February 13th, 2013

    One thing I have noticed is a complete lack of liberal support from my Facebook friends, and plenty of negative commentary from conservatives. I don’t think many are buying it any more, although they won’t necessary badmouth the big Zero.

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  3. bubba

    February 13th, 2013

    bubba says that the american thinker is the second Web site he checks daily.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 13th, 2013

    I thought the State of the Union address was to tell everyone the state of the union. You know, such as, “After 4 years of my Marxism and socialism, we’re headed right where I aimed, towards the crapper.” I didn’t know it was a commercial for Dr. Feelgood’s Hair Tonic, Boot Polish, and Elixir that will cure what ails you.

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  5. KF

    February 13th, 2013

    I’m amazed but not surprised by how many of my lib friends and relatives wait for someone to do their thinking for them. I watched the SOTU at my cousins’ house on a separate TV from the Libs. After Rubio rebutted, they didn’t say anything substantial until hearing the blabbering from such intellectual midgets as Bill Mahr or PBS’ bureau of truth 0bamanite propagandists. I don’t think this is limited to Libs, there are plenty of so-called republicans and conservatives that follow Eric Ericson or some other RINO squish and wait to form their opinion until they read other thoughts. But liberalism seems to require MUCH more of this especially among the more ardent 0bamanites. They’re also very intolerant of any criticism of their messiah or personally.

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  6. Brian in BC

    February 13th, 2013

    You know your SOTU isn’t going well when my 8 year old asked me how the President can stand there and lie like that, with the remedy that someone should just fire that guy…out of the mouths of babes.

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  7. SOTU by

    February 13th, 2013

    Mr. Shyster,

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  8. bitterclinger

    February 13th, 2013

    Oh, to return to the halcyon days of the State of the Union when it was delivered to Congress in the form of a letter.

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