Ambitious Obama State Of The Union Speech Promises To Rid World Of Everything Bad, Including Conservatives

February 11, 2013 3:11 pmViews: 1716

Obama State of The Union Speech


Fresh off of his $220 million inauguration extravaganza, on Tuesday evening President Obama will deliver his first State of The Union speech of his second term. The President will lay out an ambitious domestic agenda addressing measures on immigration, gun control, climate change, education and will most likely set his usual tone of compromise and "willing to work with republicans" for the next 4 years by taking a few pot shots at the evil obstructionist party of right wing obstructionist zealots.

Usually when giving a State Of The Union Address, it is customary for the President of the United States to lay out his budget proposal for the next fiscal year as well. But since everyone knows Mr Obama doesn't think we have a spending problem, he won't be adhering to protocol. At the rate Obama is driving us into debt in this nation, it is possible the President doesn't think we need a budget as well since he seems to be able to print money whenever he wants it and throw wads of taxpayer's cash at any situation that supports his agenda.

Of course, no thinking American is expecting the never ending Obama campaign to come out with anything different with this speech, so we are pretty sure we will hear the same old onslaught of tired slogans such as, "road and bridges," "ask the rich to pay their fair share," "balanced approach," and "make no mistake" even though we can guarantee the President will make plenty of mistakes when it comes to facts, accuracy and truth of most of what he says Tuesday evening.

We will be watching tomorrow evening just to count the billions of dollars he spends with every promise of more government goodies and handouts for everyone, that will unfortunately and eventually be at the expense of everyone as well. The only thing we really have to look forward tomorrow night is Marco Rubio's rebuttal to Obama's socialist rhetoric.

Read more on this story from the Wall Street Journal below:

The speech will open a limited window for Mr. Obama to accomplish his objectives before the politics of the 2014 and 2016 contests overtake his term. Complicating matters, the address comes as the threat of spending cuts known as the sequester dominate the discussion in Washington. Usually, a president delivers the speech in tandem with releasing his budget proposal, giving detail to his policies. This year, Mr. Obama isn't expected to send Congress his budget until mid-March.

The president has made clear immigration, gun control and climate change are top priorities. One former administration official said Mr. Obama in his speech would discuss reducing greenhouse gases in an effort to address climate change.

Obama administration officials also have signaled plans to focus on the "bookends" of education—early childhood and college—during the second term. Education leaders say they expect Tuesday's address to underscore those priorities.

This week, the Center for American Progress think tank, a White House ally, laid out a plan to improve access to preschool education and child care. The group's officials shared the proposal with the administration, and Neera Tanden, the center's president, said she is hopeful the president would lay out similar goals in his speech.

The administration focused over the past four years on education policies for kindergarten through 12th grade, such as its signature Race to the Top competition, which prodded states to pass laws linking teacher evaluations to student test scores and expanded the number of charter schools. In his 2012 State of the Union, Mr. Obama spoke of stemming skyrocketing tuition expenses.

Terry Hartle, senior vice president of the American Council on Education, said he expects the president Tuesday to build on his earlier promises to make college more affordable. While he isn't anticipating a big new policy proposal, Mr. Hartle said the speech could make clear that reining in higher-education costs remains a priority while filling in some of the details of objectives already outlined.

Military officers and defense experts will be listening to the address for hints about Mr. Obama's decision on the long-term U.S. presence in Afghanistan when the mission concludes at the end of 2014. While military officials once envisioned a long-term force of 15,000 or more troops in Afghanistan, the White House requested the Pentagon provide options ranging from 3,000 to 9,000.

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