January 18th, 2010
05:30 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to give State of the Union address January 27

Washington (CNN) - Senior administration officials confirm President Obama will deliver his State of Union address on January 27 at 9 p.m. ET.

The decision for Obama to deliver the nationally televised speech next week was made Monday, offficials said.

soundoff (130 Responses)
  1. joe

    Thank you President Obama, for leting the world know that America , the USA, is a country that cares from the heart and is not a racist nation. that it cares for the poor, the rich and every soul in this world.

    January 18, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  2. James

    If this was a Bush state of the union address those on the right would be demanding everyone stand up and cheer. But since it is Obama they want everyone to stand up and boo the president.

    The same POP party that puts party first and country last. Shameful and they have the nerve to call themselves Americans. Anit-Americans it more like it. IMO.

    January 18, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  3. lefty?

    Bob please don't use the education attack again... your giving us a bad name.

    K thanks!

    January 18, 2010 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  4. mass maniac

    I'll get back to you tomorrow when Mass elects a Republican into the senate...... Get the hint America, stand up and vote and let your voice be heard.....guess you'll just watch and follow like the rest.

    January 18, 2010 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  5. Mark In Idaho

    Let's all hope that his speech is one of true realizm and not all 'gumdrops and rainbows' as his campaign was. Contrary to belief (possibly his own) he is not the Messiah. When all is said and done, years from today, and Obama is out and about on some golf cart in Hawaii with Clinton and George Bush, we will all still be in the same boat... sailing or sinking with no political "Savior" to depend on to bail us regular, hard working folks out.
    "Help is on the way, America!" he proclaimed during his campaign... a year later...what help?
    I have not lost faith in Obama, mainly since I did'nt have any to begin with.

    January 18, 2010 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. gary davis harbor oregon

    the president will be truthful and will give us hope . not like the purist party of NO would be doing lies lies and threats .
    so on Jan. 27th we will hear about hope and maybe even a health care program that the insurance industry doesn't have control of any more .. the world is changing every day . this country is on a path of freedom and respect for people and rights .. GOD BLESS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES down with the republican purist party of NO ! :)

    January 18, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  7. William

    Where were all of these idiots when Bush and Cheney were lying to America about weapons so that they could bankrupt the nation and murder thousands of innocent people? How can anyone with anything above a sixth grade education think that our country was in good hands from Jan. 20, 2001- Jan. 20, 2009?

    The "Tea Party" crowd is a bunch of uneducated, racist, hate-filled simpletons.

    At least if Obama reads from a teleprompter, he can read. Obama has written a few books as well. I wonder if George W. Bush has read even one book???

    Finally, when an idiot like Bush destroys the economy, the only "quick fix" to avoid a depression is government bail-outs and interventions. When that happens, the idiots who created the mess scream "Marxist" or "Socialist". You are fools. The right wing nuts in this country are fools. They always have been and always will be.

    January 18, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. mavcal

    I won't be watching.

    January 18, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  9. RustyShunt

    A pretty big day in our country's history, January 27th

    State of the Union Address after Year One of the Obama Administration
    And Apple will release it's Apple "iTablet" to the world
    Should be a very interesting day
    Rusty

    January 18, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  10. Sheila

    Constitution says he has to make the speech. Nothing says you have to listen to it.

    January 18, 2010 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  11. Beth

    The Dems control the White House. The Dems control the Senate. The Dems control the House.

    It amazes me how they will still blame the Republicans for Obama's failed policies including sky rocketing unemployment and an unpopular heath-care takeover attempt. People are against Obama's current policies and the corrupt actions of the current Congress. Time to take off the blinders people!

    Obama is finding out that it takes more than being a motivational speaker to make someone a true leader.

    January 18, 2010 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  12. Patrick

    God bless President Obama. Never before has a president done so many things in his first year, and President Obama gets even more credit for accomplishing that much despite the wave of ignorance and simple-mindedness that swept this country following his election. Keep it up, Mr. President!

    January 18, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  13. William

    I, too, would like to apologize to the rest of the world for the Bush era. I didn't vote for him. Of course, a majority of Americans who voted, did not vote for him in 2000. We should apologize to the world for allowing our democracy to be undermined with a stolen election in 2000.

    When we ceased to be a democracy in 2000, we should apologize to the world for being hypocrites. We force democracy in other parts of the world while denying it to our own citizens.

    January 18, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  14. chris

    Throw stones and blame other people? Funny, everytime Obama opens his mouth "Bush did it" falls out. Hows that Hope and Change working for you?...can't wait until my taxes go up and prices sky rocket when the administration raises taxes on businesses...Yeppie

    January 18, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  15. Mary Kay

    Thank you, President Obama, for your leadership and strength.

    January 18, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  16. RO

    What amazes me that Americans will not look back into our history... never has a President had to deal as much as Obama has to deal with at once. The last Great Depression happened during peacetime..We are dealing with high recession, which was started before Obama became President... we are dealing with TWO wars and we are also dealing with terrorists ,, not counting the problems with Wall Street. I haven't agreed with everything he said or did, but I certainly haven't agreed everything my husband said, either! I am giving him high marks for what he's dealing with. THings aren't taken care of overnight.

    January 18, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  17. Happy N***** Day

    When is the next election...Hmmm

    January 18, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  18. JohnD

    Before you judge Obama just look at the polls in massachusetts. The republicans are going to win the vacated seat of the late Ted kennedy. How is that possible? Its possible because Amercians are tired of the thoery that govt can fix everything. For those that belive the governemt can run health i think your sadly mistaken. History has shown us
    they cant even run the VA hopsitals properly. The cant run the post office profitably,they cant even balance a budget. . We are so heavy in debt and deficits but yet we spend spend spend and nothing gets fixed. This president is just making it worse....

    January 18, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  19. Adam

    Ought to be an interesting State of the Union once Scott Brown takes the seat vacated by the royal family of Kennedy.

    January 18, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  20. Alray

    Good luck Mr. president.

    January 18, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  21. warren in Houston

    Well, it looks like the vote for health care will be Jan 26th. I wonder if they are going to drag their feet on certifying Brown?

    January 18, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  22. joey

    I voted for Obama and I can't wait to never hear his lies again. He promised transparency, and the dems have been writing healthcare bills behind closed doors since summer; when they tried to cram the first one through. He is the first President to double dip in the Middle East. He is selling weapons to Israel and to Arab states... (F-16 to Egypt & Morocco. Anti-arm and anti-tank weapons to Saudi and Jordan). Why wouldn't Mr. Self-righteous just not sell weapons to ANYONE, Israel included. THERE'S AN IDEA!!... And after appointed Van Jones (who has a law degree) as the Clear job czar; ill never over for a Dem again. Those social-elitist are the worst thing for this country and this world. Ill put my trust in "my God" because the social-elitist in this country and world; simply can't be trusted.

    January 18, 2010 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  23. jake

    I'm just happy we don't have to see the arrogance dripping from GW's smirk anymore... Or at least during the State of the Union. Didn't they start airing the last couple State of the Unions he gave on the Comedy Channel???

    January 18, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  24. Kevin

    All the people making over $150,000 a year, its killing you to have to pay more in taxes now that the Bush Administration is gone! This guy is fighting for us little people that weren't born with a silver spoon in our mouths like you!!!!! Haha! Pay your money!

    January 18, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  25. mark johnson

    Obama has effectively killed any hope of the U.S. remaining as a superpower. But it's okay, all of the people in this country who don't want to work can have free hand-outs for life.

    I hope the Chinese and the Saudis realize investing in America is like investing in an igloo in death valley on a summer day, it looks comfy now, but you'll be left with nothing but vapor by the end of the day.

    This will result in our country being sent into a catastrophic economic collapse, making the great depression look like christmas. Unfortunately, this time, the country will not be able to recover because it has lost its diligent citizens and replaced them with beggars who live beyond their means. Those with education and skills will evacuate the country until they are unable to take refuge in Europe and Canada. Europe will rise to power with a central, powerful leader who will no longer support Israel. The middle east will become increasingly unstable with Israel conquering more land to secure their territory. The middle east will form a strong alliance, surprisingly with the support of Europe and will once again attack Israel...I could tell you the rest, but I don't want to spoil the end, Obama is simply a means to an end.

    January 18, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
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