24
Jan
12

state of the union, part 1

See the ‘enhanced’ version of the SOTU at the White House site or at YouTube

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I’ll update with photos as they come, and I’ll start a new post when this one gets a little crowded.

Fired up?

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Bershire Hathaway Assistant Debbie Bosanek, left, talks with Steve Jobs widow Laurene Powell Jobs

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383 Responses to “state of the union, part 1”


  1. 4 donna dem 4 obama
    January 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    TOD Roll Call for the SOTU

    Maryland in the House!

  2. 27 Renegade522/AuntSis
    January 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    South Florida in da house!!!

  3. 29 collegekay
    January 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I’m ready! I’m always nervous when he gives speeches but for this one I am particularly nervous 😀 😀

  4. January 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I’m fired up and RET to go!!

  5. January 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Michigan is in the HOUSE!!

  6. January 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I’m starting to like Josh Marshall more. He seems to be all in.

    Over the last year and especially after the debt ceiling debacle of late summer, the White House has been trying to refocus the national debate away from budget cutting and retrenchment toward job creation and tax equity. The Buffett Rule, the endlessly repetitive hawking of the president’s Jobs Bill (legislatively futile, politically powerful), welcoming a fight with the Republicans over an extension of the payroll tax holiday. We can see them all of a piece, staking out a policy agenda and converging on early 2012 as a platform to set the terms of the national debate.

    It’s striking just how much they’ve been able to accomplish in this regard. Some of it is a conscious repositioning on the part of the President. Another part of equation is the fortuitous appearance of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Some is a simple organic and difficult to pinpoint shift in the national mood. But the difference is there nonetheless. And the President is further buoyed by small but now consistent signs of an improving economy.

    Tonight the President appears poised to concentrate these different lines of argument — the Buffett Rule, tax equity, job creation — into a focused election message. And it would seem that only the luck which has always followed Mr. Obama can explain the fact that the speech comes on the very day his likely opponent Mitt Romney revealed that he paid 13.9% tax on more than $20 million of income last year. It’s the sort of plot turn that would not be credible in fiction.

    Link here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/01/a_few_thoughts_on_where_we_are.php

  7. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    C-Span just showed POTUS and FLOTUS getting in their car for the ride over. Wait until you see the color of her dress!

  8. January 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    so josh marshall made a gr8 point on twitter. that romney campaign thought by releasing the tax forms today that they’d get buried in the SOTU coverage but…not knowing POTUS would be discussing fair tax and equality, and the Buffett Rule…by releasing the taxes today, Romney just became the poster child for the Buffet Rule…

  9. January 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    FiredUP over here.. I get so excited when he’s about to give a speech like this. He speaks for me everytime, he gives voice to how I think & feel so perfectly. And yes I’m nervous too 🙂

  10. 42 collegekay
    January 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    FLMO looks gorg in her blue dress.

  11. 43 Renegade522/AuntSis
    January 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Ok, I am getting nervous. Going to eat some cookies and try to calm down.

    • January 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Renegade, I’m like you. I’m one of those ‘Nervous Nellies’ too. I will read comments on TOD and watch afterwards! I do this all of the time. It’s like seeing my own man, I mean, child on stage speaking. 😳 So I cant watch live. Will see later on TOD or youtube. 🙂

      • 45 Left-Indie
        January 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

        Geez NCW, I do the same. Since his early days debating Hillary. And I thought I was tougher than that.

  12. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Members of Congress and their “dates” are walking in.

    Manchin is walking with Kerry – hope John is giving him some tips on how to be a Democrat!

  13. January 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    SWEET HOME ALABAMA IN THE HOUSE!!!

  14. 49 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    INDIANA IN THE HOUSE…PLEASE BE ADVISED …I CERTAINLY DID NOT INVITE ‘DITCH MITCH’ TO SPEAK TONIGHT…I’D RATHER LISTEN TO MY DRYER HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! YOU GO PBO!…AM ROOTING FOR YOU…AS ALWAYS I MIGHT ADD. I’VE BEEN WITH YOU A LONG TIME…I SHOULD BE VARNISHED!…:)

  15. 50 Proud Former White House Intern
    January 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Bowie Maryland in the house I am fired up and ready.

  16. 60 hopefruit2
    January 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    VP Biden is all smiles – as usual!!

  17. January 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Coming to you from the state of Virginia, here.

    Can’t wait to see FLOTUS!!!! and her husband, too. :mrgreen:

  18. January 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Jersey in the house

  19. January 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Hi, I’m in from the UK! Surprisingly easy to drag myself out of bed!! Super excited to see PBO’s SOTU.

  20. January 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Try checking into http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/ now. I LOVE OUR tech and social media team!!

    • 72 Ladyhawke
      January 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      These videos are just amazing. What a stroke of genius to have them playing at whitehouse.gov tonight. You can just imagine the many Americans who have not seen these videos and will be saying to themselves….GEE I DIDN’T THEY WERE DOING THAT. Brilliant.

  21. January 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I’m not nervous. I’m anxious with anticipation. The hype is warranted. This is where Obama calls the nation to struggle. Nothing less than the future of this Republic is at stake this year.

  22. 78 iamwomanofcolor
    January 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    L.A. is in the house…fired up ready to go and do whateva it takes to re-elect this great and awesome President Barack Obama…
    and the man can SING!! amongst so very many other wonderful things… thanks to Chipstick for this amazing place for those
    of us who believe and who KNOW and espouse the true truths about his presidency!!!

  23. 80 vero804
    January 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I, personally, know someone who was able to get a ticket to the SOTU speech tonight. So jealous, but happy for him!

  24. 85 carolyn
    January 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Oklahoma ….in the house!

  25. January 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    OH MY GOSH, FLOTUS looks fantabulous!!

  26. January 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Bershire Hathaway Assistant Debbie Bosanek, left, talks with Steve Jobs widow Laurene Powell Jobs

  27. January 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Sydney, Australia logged in. Hi TODers.

  28. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  29. January 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Texas is logged in!

  30. January 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hey, the whole world is in this thread, welcome everyone!!!!!

  31. 114 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I ALWAYS LOVE IT WHEN THE PRESIDENT ENTERS…I’M THE ONE STANDING ON THE RIGHT WITH THE TONGS AND THE SUPER GLUE…YES FOLKS…AM GOING TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO TAKE HIM HOME..BUT FIRST…I’LL LET HIM GIVE HIS SPEECH!..:))))))))))

  32. 117 Canuck Joyce
    January 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Hello Chips and family!

    I left work early so I could get everything done before the SOTU starts. I’m now ready with my TV tray. Everything at hand? yes!

    Hope everybody is doing well!

    I’m grateful to be invited to TOD SOTU party!

    Love you Chipstick 🙂

  33. 118 criquet
    January 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Hello everyone, I’m in.

  34. 119 brian
    January 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    hawai’i in the house! can’t wait!

  35. January 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Baltimore Maryland in the house. Here we go.

  36. 122 Ceb
    January 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    North East Florida in the house!

    Logging off temporarily to listen, watch and take notes. Will rejoin the party after the speech.

    Just enough time to pour a cup of French Vanilla Cafe. See y’all later.

  37. January 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

  38. 126 #1 obama fan
    January 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    LET’S STAY TOGETHER..WE GOT UR BACK PRES OBAMA !

  39. 127 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    How beautiful you are, Dr. Biden! Inside and out!

  40. 128 donna dem 4 obama
    January 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    We need all 50 states to represent

    Come on Lurkers roll call with us 😆

  41. 129 ChristiMTL
    January 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    FLOTUS is WOW…..she is gorgeous

  42. 130 hopefruit2
    January 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

  43. 131 donna dem 4 obama
    January 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Okay I am starting to get a little nervous. Going to the CERB (Chips Emergency Response Button)

  44. January 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    The speaker looks like a cat on a hot stove.

  45. 134 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Jill Biden looks lovely as always. She is a real genuine and sweet person. Oh—-teacher meeting teacher—-just saw her shaking hands with Sara Ferguson, the teacher who worked for no pay.

  46. 136 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    #PRESSON

  47. 137 donna dem 4 obama
    January 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    {{{{{Gabby}}}}}

  48. 140 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Oh—Gabby! Getting a really warm and joyous response from all.

  49. 142 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    WOW…SUCH BEAUTIFUL APPLAUSE FOR GABBY! AND SHE DESERVES EVERY BIT OF IT! WHAT AN INSPIRATION!

  50. 143 Puddin'
    January 24, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Oakland, CA in the house!

  51. 144 Starmm
    January 24, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Starm in the house, hi everybody. How you all doing? Can’t wait to hear our president’s SOTU speech.

  52. 145 Starmm
    January 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    ATP in the house

  53. 146 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    HERE COME THE JUSTICES…AKA…FILL IN THE BLANKS FOR THAT DESCRIPTION!

  54. 147 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    First Lady in the house!

  55. 149 Starmm
    January 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Sorry ATL in the house

  56. January 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    *** deleted ***

    Ron Paul-supporting dick

  57. January 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    FLOTUS – nice! that’s a great color on her!

  58. 153 CTGirl
    January 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    FLOTUS is beautiful!

  59. 154 hopefruit2
    January 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    WOW – FlLOTUS looks amazing!

  60. 155 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Flotus got a very warm reception.

  61. 156 #1 obama fan
    January 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    GABBY LOOKS GREAT ! OH MY FIRST LADY..LOOKING GOOD IN BLUE

  62. January 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Our First Lady looks fantastic.

  63. 158 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    OUR FIRST LADY GETTING SOME WONDERFUL…WELL DESERVED APPLAUSE..JUST BEAUTIFUL IN HER BLUE DRESS!

    • 159 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      THERE’S PROBABLY ALOT OF WOMEN IN THAT ROOM LOOKING AT MICHELLE AND WISHING THEY HADN’T EATEN ALL THOSE CHEESE BLINTZES!…LOL!

  64. 160 AnitaW
    January 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    What’s with all the empty seats? Did that many congress critters stay away?

  65. 161 Lorraine
    January 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    First Lady Obama is looking something fierce!

  66. January 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I made it!!!!!!!! Now LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!!!!!

  67. January 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    FLOTUS looks radiant! Gabby looks beautiful and so resilient. So proud of her.

  68. January 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Nancy Ann looks good….owwww so does Miche!! 🙂

  69. January 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Hey folks, FLOTUS is looking swag in power blue!!!

  70. 167 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Rachel saying Daniels response is “pugnacious” and highly partisan. In other words, nasty, as expected.

  71. 172 Cman
    January 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Lurker here.
    Dang Donna gotta call us out eh. New York in the house.

  72. 174 Starmm
    January 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I think I love Ray Lahood

  73. 175 vero804
    January 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Wow…this must be so overwhelming for Gabby. Good for her, but this is a lot.

  74. January 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    TN here in the house! May God bless every word he says. Amen.

  75. 177 halo
    January 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    HERE WE GO!

  76. 178 vero804
    January 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    All MSNBC hosts are talking, quite candidly, about how partisan the Republicans have been since Day One. This is the BIG story of the Obama presidency.

  77. 179 yardarm756
    January 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    All set. 2 channel on tv and enhanced on the pc. 1 mug o’ rhum and coke at the ready.

  78. January 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    so rachel says that Mitch Daniels response is extremely partisan…color me not suprised

  79. 182 Puddin'
    January 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    FLOTUS IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS…SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!

  80. 183 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Who was the cute guy walking in behind Amb. Rice? I know that’s a shallow question, but he was cute.

  81. 184 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Alito, Thomas and Scalia are no shows. Not shocking.

  82. January 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Rep. Giffords is looking beautiful – love that lady in red.

  83. 186 Pamela
    January 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    So! Finally made it to the current thread! Hanging on mute so I don’t have to listen to Brooks and Marcus tell me what POTUS has to do, as if they have any clue! Bye for now!

  84. January 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    sounds like he’s a coming!!!

  85. 190 ChristiMTL
    January 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Seriously…what’s with Chris Matthews today? He is making sense………this man is impossible to understand…..I give up

  86. January 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    PBO’s hair is TIGHT! Barber hooked him up right.

  87. 193 ChristiMTL
    January 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Woohoo President Obama

  88. January 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Dayton, Ohio in the house.

  89. January 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    A huge smile is on my face. Must mean the Pres is in the house!

  90. 196 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    There’s our great President Obama! The best ever!

  91. 198 Starmm
    January 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I love him

  92. 199 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Rockstar. So many people trying to touch him. lol

  93. 200 AnitaW
    January 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Okay Boehner looks like he’s weaving while standing up. Is he drunk?

  94. 202 hopefruit2
    January 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    My President looks GREAT!!!

  95. January 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    who’s the old lady in red grabbing PBO?!

  96. 204 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    The President looks FIRED UP!

  97. 205 GGail
    January 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Couldn’t POTUS get a leg cramp and back kick Cantor?
    Just asking….

  98. 208 donna dem 4 obama
    January 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    All these woman better back up off our President 😆

  99. 209 atoilune
    January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I’ve been clapping like a maniac. I’ll be watching with TOD tonight. He looks refreshed.

  100. January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Sorry, I’m Sammy 1 – failed to correct login

  101. 212 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    All the ladies are trying to get an Obama smooch, R ladies too.

  102. January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Rusty Boner looks much put upon! ha!

  103. 214 Renee / Aunt Sis
    January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Looking at FLOTUS, I regret eating the chips ahoys. It was the mini ones but I did eat the whole container. I am watching on PBS.

  104. January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    being followed by that Evil Child cantor…..

  105. 217 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I AM NOW GOING TO CONCENTRATE ON THE MAIN ATTRACTION!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!

  106. 219 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    We are with you all the way, Mr. President! Thank you for agreeing to be 44!

  107. January 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I swear I am sitting here wtih my silly grin watching the president.

  108. 221 Ladyhawke
    January 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I just melt when I see Justice Ginsberg throw both arms around President Obama neck. Too cute.

  109. 223 Dakota
    January 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Hooray for Mr. President!!! Just love that man!

  110. 225 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    January 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I’m late but…VA is in the house!!

  111. January 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    More kissing going on than ever before at a SOTU – nice haircut, Mr. President. Ohh, love the Gabby hug.

  112. 227 collegekay
    January 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Awww PBO is such a sweet man. That was great.

  113. January 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I want one of those hugs.

  114. 229 Canuck Joyce
    January 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Freinds, quick! give me another link for the SOTU as it`s cutting out on WH live

  115. 232 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    OMG—-the most emotional, heartfelt hug between PBO and Gabby! What a moment!

  116. January 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    PBO looking feisty tonight!!!

  117. January 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    JOYOUS at the love and respect shown to our beloved POTUS from all quarters. His hug for Gabby brought tears to my eyes.

  118. 235 Ladyhawke
    January 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Alright, that did it. President Obama hugging Gabby brought on the flood gates. Weeping like a bably now. That was beautiful.

  119. 236 atoilune
    January 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    This is too emotional for me. Gosh, all the ladies get a kiss. Justice Ginsburg goes for a big hug. And Gabby gets 3 kisses a huge hug.

  120. 238 vero804
    January 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Shit…that was an awkward handsake between the president and Boehner, huh?

  121. 239 hopefruit2
    January 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Can you imagine Mitt Romney generating this much excitement, inspiration and energy?

    Please be honest.

    • 240 vero804
      January 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      “My friends, good evening. This speech is intended to be a status update with regards to our Union. After reviewing the position statements of my cabinet, as well as the outlays for the next year, I will now outline what I believe we need to do in order to maximize our country’s capabilities.”

    • 241 Starmm
      January 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      No, hopefruit, Miit is too stiff

  122. January 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I’m SOOOO proud of him. Love him… (Sorry, did I miss the Sargeant at Arms announce the President? I heard the Cabinet called in but not the him.)

  123. 246 halo
    January 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    GABBY AND PBO SHOT WAS AMAZING!

  124. January 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Alright…let the fun begin! 🙂

  125. 250 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Welcome Home …. great start …. 1st time in 2 decades OBL is not a threat to this Country … bam bam

  126. 253 Starmm
    January 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    OSama is gone for good

  127. January 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Well deserved applause about bin Laden.

  128. 256 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    that is right. follow the military’s example. Work together.

  129. 258 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Boehner’s sitting there thinking, “Hell, this is all the truth.”

    So glad the President started his remarks with the example of the military!

  130. 259 GGail
    January 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    That’s right POTUS – toot your horn!

  131. 261 vero804
    January 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    He’s nice an animated. Me likey!

  132. 264 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    He is sucking every oxygen molecule out of the GOP/TeaParty …

  133. January 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    What a powerful, touching, authentic moment. When she laid her head on his shoulder….tears…

  134. 269 collegekay
    January 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    BOOM!

  135. 271 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Tell them about American values PO. Folks act like they forgot what that means.

  136. January 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    He came outta the gate STRONG!!!

  137. January 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    California _ Oceanside in House!!!!!

  138. 274 Desraye
    January 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    My tv was on mute as PBO came in. I did not want to hear the media blathering. FLOTUS dress was pretty and I like Hillary’s hair.

  139. 276 vero804
    January 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    THOSE ARE THE FACTS.

  140. 277 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Business have created more than 3 million jobs in the last three months.

    Last year they created more jobs since 2005.

  141. 278 atoilune
    January 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    The president told Leon P. “Good job tonight” twice. I can’t stop wondering about that as I’m listening…

  142. 280 GGail
    January 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    YEA, YEA, YEA!!!!!!
    POTUS is our man!
    Fight obstruction with ACTION!!
    WOOT!

  143. 281 cookemom
    January 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I’m liking this… PBO on fiyah! He’s taking it to them…#inyofacestyle

  144. January 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    yes! fight obstruction with action! GOGOPBO!

  145. 284 atoilune
    January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    “fight obstruction with actions” Badaboomm

  146. 285 collegekay
    January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    He’s killing it!!!

  147. 286 donna dem 4 obama
    January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    LHM this man is brilliant. I am smiling from ear to ear.

    How did I get so lucky to be alive during his Presidency!

    Wow Wow Wow!!!!

  148. 287 PurpleShoesLA
    January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    No we will NOT go back!!! gdammit

  149. 289 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    The State of our Union is getting stronger. I intend to fight obstruction with action. I will oppose any action that would return us to the policies that brought us to this point.

  150. 290 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    HE JUST KICKED BOEHNER, CANTOR , TeaParty to the CURB ….

  151. January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Scott Brown stood up, He knows he is in trouble.

  152. 294 AnitaW
    January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Did you see the look on Nancy’s face? She had a look as if to say “get off your asses and clap”.

  153. 295 Alycée (@jazziz2)
    January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Notice Scotty Brown is the only repub clapping? Elizabeth has the boy running scared

  154. January 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    That’s what I am talking about…

    “I will fight abstraction with action”

  155. January 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    He’s talking bout his accomplishments!!! waaaahhh!!!!! hella great!!!

  156. 298 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    MANUFACTURING!!!!!!!!!!!! GM # 1 and not because of most of the fools in that room ….

  157. 299 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Go General Motors.

    U S A U S A U S A

  158. 300 Sammy1
    January 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Ohio in the house.

  159. January 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    My enhanced WH live version has been cutting in and out. Is it only mine doing this?

  160. January 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    the american auto industry is back!!!!! yes!

  161. 309 elo4obama/biden
    January 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Go a’head call him by name – Willard, Willard, Willard and the rest of the repugs.

  162. January 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    MItt, do you hear that? The Auto Industry is back!!

  163. 314 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Did somebody yell out?

  164. 315 cookemom
    January 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Everything he says makes everyone think of Mittshap Romoney and what he stands for.

  165. January 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Damn, Boner is darker than Obama. Ew.

  166. 318 isonprize
    January 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    White house feed stopped working for me…. I’m now at C-SPAN.

    http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

  167. 319 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Ask yourself what you can do to bring jobs back and your country will do everything possible to help you succeed.

  168. 320 vero804
    January 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    What happened to John Kerry? Dayum!

  169. January 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Was that Scott B. standing up and applauding the Prez accomplishments? Man, he’s been put under ‘heavy manners’ since Elizabeth Warren declared her run! Poor Scott! 😦

  170. 329 AnitaW
    January 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    They are very quiet on the tax issues. They are very afraid of their masters.

  171. January 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Hit ’em on those taxes, Mr. Pres! Fairness, that’s all we ask.

  172. 331 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Companies can’t avoid paying taxes by moving jobs overseas.

  173. January 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    That’s what I am talking about ….. TAX Fight is ON and I welcome that message. Smack!

  174. 333 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Start rewarding companies creating jobs right here in America. Send me these tax reforms and I will sign them right away.

  175. January 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Look at Can’tor’s face!!

  176. January 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, the look on Cantor’s face. Sour puss!

  177. 336 collegekay
    January 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    You see Eric CAN”Tor?? Sour faced asshole

  178. 337 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Eric Cantor—-ewww—-stern face, looking MAD—–can’t stand that guy.

  179. January 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    bwahaaaa @ Cantor flaring his nostril.

  180. 339 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    PLEASE NOTE: POUTY FACE CANTOR…WHAT A HATEFUL EMPTY SUIT HE IS!

  181. 340 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I will go anywhere in the world to open new markets for our American products.

  182. 341 Dakota
    January 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Ewwww Cantor…GAG!!!

  183. January 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Whoa….going after China and foreign companies………….Love it…America will always WIN! You go Mr. President!

  184. 343 halo
    January 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    GTFO BEN NELSON!

  185. 344 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    If the playing field is level . . . America will always win.

    U S A U S A U S A

  186. 345 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    YES—If the playing field is level, I promise you, America will always win.

  187. 346 cookemom
    January 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Boner and Can’tor absolutely do not like PBO. They could chew nails….wait… Boner just clapped twice on the China restriction part, then he caught himself and re-clenched his boody.

  188. 349 Canuck Joyce
    January 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    POTUS is sexy when he’s on fire! Love him 🙂

  189. 351 Asher in Boston
    January 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Hi, Massachusetts in the hizzie.

  190. January 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    jackie’s example!!! what a great story for us all.

  191. 356 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Jackie Bray is nervous as a cat! Who wouldn’t be!

    • 357 Cathy from MN
      January 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      It is so great she was recognized in this way; good for her to have the courage to rebuild herself — it is so difficult!

  192. 358 Tally
    January 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm

  193. January 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Look at Jackie’s face!! she’s all for what PBO is saying. 🙂

  194. 361 dotster3
    January 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Rusty looks like he could combust any minute—his face is on fire!—beet red!

  195. 363 nospin
    January 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    So many teachers give to the kids even if it means reaching in their own pockets.

  196. 364 Andy46
    January 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Hello TOD, I hope you guys allow outsiders to post
    I am Canadian and huge fan of your President so I lurk here a lot Lol…and can I say I am so jealous(obvious reasons: your President is a compassionate and intelligent leader just to list a few) of you guys. And just so you know all the major News channel in Canada is carrying his SOTU address live.

    P.s I have family in Indiana, and they have all signed up as volunteers for his 2012 re-election campaign.

  197. 366 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I LOVE THAT…REQUIRING STUDENTS TO STAY IN HIGH SCHOOL TILL THEY GRADUATE…TOO MANY OF THEM DRIFT OFF AND QUIT..THEN THEY ARE LOST FOREVER WITH NO FUTURE.

  198. 367 Starmm
    January 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Stay in school peeps

  199. 368 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    AND HIGHER EDUCATION CANT’ BE A LUXURY! ABSOLUTELY…EDUCATION NEEDS TO BE A PRIORITY AND AFFORDABLE PERIOD!

  200. 370 PurpleShoesLA
    January 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    The Opponents to action have run out of excuses! OKAY REPUGNANTS?? ARE YOU LISTENING!!!??? you jackwagons!

  201. 371 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    IMMIGRATION…AMEN MR. PRESIDENT…WE MADE A PROMISE IN THIS COUNTRY TO ALL PEOPLE…THIS INVITATION NEEDS TO STAND!

  202. 372 elo4obama/biden
    January 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Mrs. Jobs is moved. I can only imagine her feelings at this moment. You feel so proud and maybe just really with your loved one was here. Yes, we are so inspired by Steve Jobs

  203. 373 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    INNOVATION…ENCOURAGE SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH…THE BACKBONE OF OUR COUNTRY! AAAAH…AMERICAN MADE ENERGY…!

  204. 374 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    OFF TO THE FLATSCREEN…WILL BBL..:)

  205. January 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Did you see Brian’s face when the camera found him? 😆

  206. 377 Puddin'
    January 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Boehner looks like he is about to bust a gut!!! Cantor looks like he is sucking on lemons…and Mc Turtle looks like he want to just scream!!! Po babies….they can’t stand it!

  207. 379 Asher in Boston
    January 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Hehehe, Potus is on fire. Tell them Mr. President.

  208. 380 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    January 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Big banks should repay that deficit of trust !!!!

  209. 382 miss pat
    January 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Harlem in the house. Great speech by the great Presidenet. The Repubs are so cold and frigid. They sat down and wouldn’t clap. Some of them clamoring for handshakes and autographs at the end. Hypocrites. Rusty look drunk and Cantor looks constipated. Michelle looks gorgeous as usual. Not going to even bother looking at the rebuttal by Daniels. Man should just go home, he can’t top this.

  210. January 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    lol Mitch Daniels Bush’s budget director!


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