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State of the Union:
Obama challenges divided
Congress to back his proposals

Chicago Tribune & Wire Services, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/12/2013 9:32:55 PM

WASHINGTON – Rebutting criticism that he’s a big-government liberal, President Obama advocated an array of modest second-term initiatives Tuesday night that he said wouldn’t bust the federal budget. “Nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. It’s not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth,” Obama said, according to the prepared text of his State of the Union address. Hours before his speech before a joint session of Congress, the administration leaked the news that Obama has decided to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scribelus, 2/12/2013 9:41:40 PM     (No. 9173229)

It´s a pleasure watching an accomplished liar performing before an audience of hopeless boobs and cowards.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CEP, 2/12/2013 9:50:30 PM     (No. 9173243)

Sorry I don´t feel pleasure watching, I feel very sad that this is what is passing for our elected officials. They just keep making things worse and worse. They are doing things that were never envisioned when the word Freedom was spoken at the beginning of this country, they are doing everything they can to dismantle all our freedoms just to say they are doing something.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: CEP, 2/12/2013 9:53:42 PM     (No. 9173251)

Please pardon my second post but what exactly are those green ribbons they are wearing for?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: valinva, 2/12/2013 9:55:23 PM     (No. 9173254)

Who in the heck ever thought that Obama was a good speaker? He has the most annoying cadence and annunciation of anyone accept maybe Harry Reid. (Well maybe Nancy Pelosi)His proposals are more of the same big government solutions to nonexistent problems. I hope the fact checkers do an honest job on this pack of lies.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 2/12/2013 9:56:17 PM     (No. 9173256)

I wondered about the ribbons, too, and have seen members from both parties with them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jl80863, 2/12/2013 9:57:03 PM     (No. 9173258)

as far as his oft repeated "not a single dime" line is concerned; YOU LIE!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kate318, 2/12/2013 9:58:23 PM     (No. 9173259)

Ugh, make it stop.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jl80863, 2/12/2013 10:00:58 PM     (No. 9173265)

The green ribbons are worn by gun control idiots.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/12/2013 10:06:31 PM     (No. 9173271)

The man can´t keep a straight face while speaking this tripe and trying to keep from laughing. Is he on drugs ?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/12/2013 10:10:20 PM     (No. 9173279)

I did not watch the speech because it would have made me angry. I can´t even watch the analysis on Fox. It puts my teeth on edge to hear even the GOP pundits preface their remarks with, "I thought it was a really good speech."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: westcoastette, 2/12/2013 10:19:19 PM     (No. 9173285)

He´s just ended the seemingly endless string of lies and BS.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/12/2013 10:28:03 PM     (No. 9173297)

I cannot watch the man any more. And I am disappointed that members of the U.S. supreme court showed up. (I wasn´t surprised to see the three women on the court waddling down the aisle, but I did see Roberts, and that´s just more confirmation of my opinion of him.)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bassman, 2/12/2013 10:29:57 PM     (No. 9173300)

Oh, is it over? Good, I can turn my TV back on now.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/12/2013 11:07:58 PM     (No. 9173355)

I watched the WKC dog show but that was a big disappointment. The winner was a little ratty black thing that didn´t even look like a dog. The other little ratty black thing was apparently giving a speech.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mfm, 2/12/2013 11:18:07 PM     (No. 9173366)

Bama/ND replay is terrific..too many people over game night in January, was saving replay for tonight..its half time..unfortunate for the country.. its crunch time...every morning I await the news of more executive orders...drip drip....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MickTurn, 2/13/2013 9:32:15 AM     (No. 9173872)

As soon as you, Obie, make proposals that are not fantasy or unfunded, we´ll consider them...then throw them in the trash as totally unworkable.

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