View Poll Results: What is your opinion on the SOTU

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  • It was excellent

    21 23.33%
  • It was pretty good

    7 7.78%
  • It was fairly good

    5 5.56%
  • No opinion either way

    0 0%
  • I think it was fairly terrible

    6 6.67%
  • I think it was pretty terrible

    10 11.11%
  • I think it was awful

    29 32.22%
  • Other

    2 2.22%
  • I don't care

    10 11.11%
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    Re: SOTU Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The major promises, the ones that got him into office, have not been met. This includes getting us out of Iraq, closing Gitmo, fixing health care, etc. The things Politifact mentions that he's done are not the things he campaigned on, but things he mentioned once or twice.

    "Working on it" doesn't mean squat. Let's see him actually ACCOMPLISH something.
    Fair enough. Thanks for clarifying.

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    Re: SOTU Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Fair enough. Thanks for clarifying.
    Besides, it's well-known that Politifact, an arm of the St. Petersburg Times, has a serious liberal bias anyhow. It's no wonder that they don't criticize Obama (or most liberal politicians) to the same degree that they would a conservative politician. It's in their nature.
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    Re: SOTU Poll

    The speech itself wasn't bad. The fact that he continuously fails at actually doing any of the things he says is what makes it terrible.
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    Re: SOTU Poll

    I don't think you can really blame half of the stuff not done on Obama. I personally feel its the Congressional Democrats' faults. They have one of the largest majorities in decades yet the idiots still cannot get anything done. They should all be impeached for incompetence, and sent to jail...

    But Obama's speech itself wasn't bad. He said what he was going to do, and if he (by which I mean Congress) can get it done, then good for him. But I really doubt that anything will happen. The Congressional Democrats are being real wusses, and its really freaking pathetic.
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    Re: SOTU Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Besides, it's well-known that Politifact, an arm of the St. Petersburg Times, has a serious liberal bias anyhow. It's no wonder that they don't criticize Obama (or most liberal politicians) to the same degree that they would a conservative politician. It's in their nature.
    Lately I have yet to see a source that someone does not accuse of bias, so unless you have a conservative version of the website, its the best tool we have.

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    Re: SOTU Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    How do you think Obama did last night?

    He got 83% approval from this CBS Poll.
    The message was dumb, and bad. It's basically not saying anything and pulling out of politically hot topics. But I can listen to Obama speak which is an improvement over our last President, so I gave him a bit of a + for that. Over all, I rate it as pretty terrible.
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    Re: SOTU Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The message was dumb, and bad. It's basically not saying anything and pulling out of politically hot topics. But I can listen to Obama speak which is an improvement over our last President, so I gave him a bit of a + for that. Over all, I rate it as pretty terrible.
    Except for what I bolded I agree. I personally can't stand Obama's delivery, it reaks of arrogance and says nothing. I don't care how bad someone's diction or pronunciation is, I will take an ugly speech with substance over pretty and vapid any day of the week.
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    Re: SOTU Poll

    I had a particularly sour taste in my mouth after this speech, it was pretty awful.

    It was sad actually, it seemed like Obama was just bowing down to the GOP every 5 seconds. "Oh thank you sir may I have another?"

    This will certainly be another luke-warm year of Obama reaching out and not delivering, and of course the GOP will not even budge no matter how "centrist" they want him to be.

    Then I saw some GOP members on the news saying that Obama needs to move more the center? HA! If he moves more to the right he might as well be a Republican, considering how much he has been polishing the shoes of the GOP.

    This presidency has been such a failure ever since it began.

    Also I would like to take a minute and laugh at the OP for the poll options. "Pretty" terrible versus "fairly" terrible? Good luck with that one.
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    Re: SOTU Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Disappointing. He didn't even get to health care until 35 minutes into the speech (after he found the time to talk about community colleges), and then spent a mere 5 minutes on the subject. His claim that he doesn't quit would have been a lot more believable if he had actually talked about the subject instead of just whisking through it as quickly as possible to get on to something else.

    I think he made it blatantly clear that he no longer cares about health care reform. If they don't pass a health care bill, I will not be voting this November.
    And if they do pass the bill, a lot more people will be voting this November for whatever candidate promises to repeal it. I think that this will ultimately stop them from passing anything but a small, bipartisan bill. Frankly I'm appalled that Obama called to keep going forward with what's on the table. It's as if the Massachusetts special election never happened to him, or was nothing more than a nuisance.

    Interesting how quickly the Republicans stood and cheered though when Obama said that if they had a better plan, he'd like to see it.

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    Re: SOTU Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    He got 83% approval from this CBS Poll.
    From the article:

    Perhaps predictably, Americans who watched the speech were more Democratic than the nation as a whole. Historically, a President's supporters are more likely than his opponents to watch State of the Union addresses. Forty-four percent of speech viewers in this poll described themselves as Democrats while only 21 percent said they were Republican.

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