January 27th, 2010
11:45 PM ET
5 years ago

Tea Party Express blasts Obama's State of the Union address

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The Tea Party Express has issued a statement responding to President Obama's first State of the Union address. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

After the jump, read the full statement issued by the Tea Party Express in response to President Obama's State of the Union address:

State of the Union: We're Unimpressed, Mr. Obama

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

The Tea Party Express released the following statement in response to the president's State of the Union Address:

"Tonight was a night of hot air, delivered in a way too long speech that revisited pledges we've quite frankly heard from Barack Obama before.

"His comments in the State of the Union were similar in tone and substance to his comments made after he won the 2008 presidential election and during his inauguration.

"But actions speak louder than words, and this administration violated its promise for increased transparency. Lobbyists were appointed by the president to positions he swore would never be filled by former lobbyists.

"Worst of all, we've seen out-of-control spending, and an unparalleled growth in the size and power of government.

"We'll start to believe Barack Obama when his actions match his words. Until then, it's just more empty promises, and we've all heard far too many unfulfilled promises from the politicians in Washington.
"In our opinion, the best part of this speech was the end."

soundoff (546 Responses)
  1. Max Fury

    The Tea Party is just a bunch of Right Wing Loons

    January 27, 2010 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  2. stevetall

    Who exactly are these people? My advise: Get a job, get off my president's back, and see if you can make a POSITIVE contribution.

    We're all getting pretty tired of the white-trash approach the tea-baggers have been stuck on for so long.

    January 27, 2010 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  3. Tracy Muhlenbeck

    Here's an idea to help cut the deficit. How about Michelle Obama cutting back to one assistant from the 20 she has! How come all the First Ladies of the past have been able to make it by with just one assistant. Oh, except for Hillary, who needed three! Maybe they helped keep track of where Bill was spending his free time.

    January 27, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  4. cardog

    Let me be the first to say to the tea baggers the following: Most of America does not care what you people think. Don't you think you have done enough damage to the image of our country???
    Wave your flag, thump your chest, have a cook-out then simply fade away..pleeeez.

    January 27, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  5. rcage77

    Was this statement prepared before or after the address was made?

    January 27, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  6. ld117

    These people sound like they're still upset over losing the election in 2008... get over it already!

    January 27, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  7. Bob

    Tea Party Express = The KKK of the Republican Cult

    January 27, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  8. Taylor

    Wow such hatred. These policies benefit you t beggars. Everybody needs jobs, healthcare, retirement etc... Where was your outrage for the last eight years? Shame Shame Shame

    January 27, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  9. Mandemus

    Obama HAS fulfilled his promise of transparency in government.

    The day after he hires a CAMPAIGN MANAGER (???) a year into his presidency, suddenly appear all sorts of articles, speeches and assertions that he's been worried about spending all along?

    That's about as transparent as you can get. I can see right through that charade.

    January 27, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  10. points

    well their talking points are true.

    January 27, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  11. Randy Edwards

    Yes, I agree. Obama did nothing to help us keep our wealth. He keeps wanting to do things for people who don't have money...well they are inferior, so they don't deserve it.

    Cut my taxes, increase my wealth...that is what will make America strong. No more socialism

    January 27, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  12. Kris

    Way too long? Like totally!

    January 27, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  13. Tom B

    Tea Party Express says nothing new again...

    January 27, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  14. Jackson

    if barack obama could solve all your problems you still wouldn't be happy.

    January 27, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  15. Michael from Ventura

    It just shows that they have love real love for this country and her people-The President showed true leadership and logic in his speech- made me so proud. The baggers need to heed his words..."Just saying no to everything that comes before this house is NOT Leadership!"
    Bagger love their money- Most of us love America.

    January 27, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  16. gma

    I thought the President's speech was wonderful. The tea baggers should know that the majority of Americans – at least all that I know, facebook, etc., think the tea baggers are a bunch of crazies and racists, and underlings of the Republican party.

    January 27, 2010 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  17. Tom B

    Ah the Tea Party Express – for those Republicans who don't feel like pulling their Klan robes out of the closet.

    January 27, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  18. reconciliation now!

    teabaggers.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    January 27, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  19. Michael Hamann

    Weren't the "tea partiers" the reason we still don't have health care reform? Thanks.

    January 27, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  20. Albert K. L.A., CA

    Thanks to Republkicans for acting respectfully as your daddy told you to do. Now its past your bedtime. Good night.

    January 27, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  21. Nija

    Bunch of Bigots teabags

    January 27, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  22. Mike - Las Vegas

    Poor little teabaggers, you thought you had the upper hand with all your unhinged screaming but now you see what you're truly up against. Too bad all your Rushpublican allies are just selling you down the river now that your usefulness is nearly up.

    How about trying to make a positive difference instead of constantly trying to tear the President down. What exactly have you guys done to make any positive changes? Stop repeating the Rushpublican talking points you have drilled into your head by the idiots at Faux News and attempt to think for yourselves (as painful as that may be).

    January 27, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  23. Don

    Did they really use the phrase "in a way too long speech" in an official press release?

    LOL. Either they have no editors on staff that actually graduated High School english, or the person that does their press releases is actually a pre-teen Valley Girl.

    January 27, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  24. MW

    Who cares about Tea Party loud mouths. These are the folks who proudly proclaimed themselves as teabaggers and appropriately, they find themselves in constant hot water.

    January 27, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  25. KO

    Who cares what those dimwits think.

    January 27, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
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