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    Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address As Prepared For Delivery : It's All Politics : NPR
    Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America's graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.

    An entrepreneur flipped on the lights in her tech startup, and did her part to add to the more than eight million new jobs our businesses have created over the past four years.

    An autoworker fine-tuned some of the best, most fuel-efficient cars in the world, and did his part to help America wean itself off foreign oil.

    [and so on...]
    Didnt see a obvious thread for this, so here ya go. No spin. Read the trancript, flame away. Personally the one clip saw where he basically said "if congress wont do what i want, Ill do it myself" seemed pretty tyranical. This govt was designed for congress to set policy, and the President to implement policy. And its a bit shocking to see some people in congress stand up and cheer when the President says such a thing. Reminds me of Ceaser right before he disbanded the Roman Senate.

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Other than the EO talk, I didn't find too much in that speech that was over the top....Typical lame duck speech.

    Next we will see clips of a bored Obama riding a bike in the halls of the West Wing.
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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    the XO remark was a line in the sand for congress
    work with me, or to the extent i am legally able, i will move things forward myself
    seems transparent to me


    felt sorry for the pizza dough kid who had to stand up beside his boss in front of all of America and look 'proud' that Obama had arranged for him to have a job that pays a whopping $20,000 per year
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the XO remark was a line in the sand for congress
    work with me, or to the extent i am legally able, i will move things forward myself
    seems transparent to me
    Yeah, does that sound like a constitutional, American thing to you? Threatening, "do it my way, or I'll do it without you"? I keep searching, and for the life of me I can't find the clause that says 'If congress won't do what the President wants to do, then he can act by himself.'....

    felt sorry for the pizza dough kid who had to stand up beside his boss in front of all of America and look 'proud' that Obama had arranged for him to have a job that pays a whopping $20,000 per year
    That is what we are told is the new norm.....No longer should we have this inequality right? Just bring everyone down to that level and we won't.
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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, does that sound like a constitutional, American thing to you? Threatening, "do it my way, or I'll do it without you"? I keep searching, and for the life of me I can't find the clause that says 'If congress won't do what the President wants to do, then he can act by himself.'....



    That is what we are told is the new norm.....No longer should we have this inequality right? Just bring everyone down to that level and we won't.
    Executive orders exist. Sorry if this is news to you.
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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    The incredible shrinking man.

    A hike in the minimum wage? Really? All the problems in this economy and he even has to spend 3 milliseconds on this non-issue?
    Well we all know why that is- it polls well.
    I just would expect the Presisent of th eUA to rise above this petty nonsense.

    Oh and this howler.
    You know, today, women make up about half our workforce, but they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment.

    Women deserve equal pay for equal work.


    This is why Obama sickens me. This stat is COMPLETe BS and worse, he knows it. Yet he still dishes it out.

    Hey, you know-gotta stop that 'war om women' (gag)

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, does that sound like a constitutional, American thing to you? Threatening, "do it my way, or I'll do it without you"? I keep searching, and for the life of me I can't find the clause that says 'If congress won't do what the President wants to do, then he can act by himself.'....



    That is what we are told is the new norm.....No longer should we have this inequality right? Just bring everyone down to that level and we won't.
    the power of the Executive office. the third branch of government
    another branch, the judiciary, will not allow him to exceed the scope of the authority of the Executive
    the third branch, congress, will see to that

    Obama put congress on notice that he was no longer waiting on it to work with him on those things he could do alone, via the legal authority of his Executive office
    he waited five years too long, but it's a start
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the XO remark was a line in the sand for congress
    work with me, or to the extent i am legally able, i will move things forward myself
    seems transparent to me


    felt sorry for the pizza dough kid who had to stand up beside his boss in front of all of America and look 'proud' that Obama had arranged for him to have a job that pays a whopping $20,000 per year
    A kid starting at $20K/year is not bad, by any means - some years I don't make that much.
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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Executive orders exist. Sorry if this is news to you.
    We're talking more about the ideology. The purpose of the Presidency is to execute the laws that congress makes and represent the country in foreign affairs. Not to make policy. Hes redefining the balance of power.

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    Re: Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2014

    The real sleeper was the Republican response where their token woman advised us that they have no plans for governance. It's too hard. They do however wish the country well. In the meantime they'll be busy preventing progress in any and all things.

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