January 27th, 2010
11:45 PM ET
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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. GI Joe the plumber

    yea I know, why don't tea party n thier follower suck Obama's stick? where are all y'all tea baggers whn my man "W" was messing up da union? oh he cool bcos he was a rite-wing nutjob like y'all

    January 28, 2010 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  2. magicmom23

    gop is a bunch of 2 year olds stamping their feet and saying"NO".

    January 28, 2010 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  3. don

    The most unimpressive thing is the tiresome unabated whining of the Tea Party, devoid of any ideas and bloated with unwarranted contempt.

    January 28, 2010 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  4. Mama Panda

    Yawn.

    January 28, 2010 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  5. griffy

    Awesome!

    January 28, 2010 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  6. Proud American

    Morons..........

    January 28, 2010 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  7. Richard in Oakland

    The more mad the tea partiers are, the more you know Obama is on the right track. Republicans in the senate are the entire reason more has not gotten done. Everything Obama said about the staggering mess he inherited is true. Given how bad Bush and republicans made things, we're doing great to be back to where we are after only a year. it will take time to clean up after them, and will happen faster if the repubs get out of the way.

    January 28, 2010 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  8. Granny Brooks

    Where were the Tea Party Republicans eight years ago when Pres. Bush , Dick Cheny and Wall street was spending out of control? Do you not understand that President Obama inherited a mess. You can not fix in one year what has taken eight years to destroy. The President has our support for many years to help clean up the trillions of dollars that the republicans put us in. Any person that continues to vote for a republican will see this country go down the toilet.

    January 28, 2010 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  9. MARGIE HARMELINK

    I would like to join the Tea Party movement. Is it coming into NW Iowa, Sioux Falls, SD, or Sioux City, Iowa? What is involved in joining, and how large a block of time would it take.

    January 28, 2010 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  10. dave

    The tea partiers are a laughing stock. They're all in bed with rush bozo. The REAL problem here is 8 years of bush who nearly managed to destroy our prosperity and our Constitution. It will take time to fix that kind of damage, but the Party of No has nothing in mind but to obstruct at every turn.

    People are actually pretty smart. They'll see the tea party clowns for what they are.

    January 28, 2010 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  11. John

    Charming – what a bunch of jerks.

    January 28, 2010 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  12. LMC

    The out-of-control spending and growth of the government happened in the LAST administration! The president is clearly trying to bring change, but there isn't much cooperation. It took eight years for Bush to ruin the economy and it will take a while to bring things back. Have a little patience for heaven's sake!

    January 28, 2010 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  13. tom

    Obama could cure all the problems in the country and still it would not be enough for these clowns,because thats not whats on there mind.

    January 28, 2010 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  14. NotFooledTX

    Tea partiers? You mean that block of the republican party that also has no solutions just complaints?

    Until they come up with more than that, they just really don't matter.

    January 28, 2010 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  15. Obama is Boring

    Why do so many say Obama is a great speaker? I think his speeches are flat, monotonal, and boring. You hear one Obama speech, and you've heard 'em all. His speeches also do match up with deeds, so they are not just boring, they are empty and boring, and very forgettable.

    January 28, 2010 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  16. Daniel

    *sigh* Oh, Tea Party. When will you learn that you're not even real.

    January 28, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  17. Ethan

    We're on the Jobs Express. The Tea Partiers, not so much, just a totally hollow critique. Does their "statement" have ANY prescriptions that would help the MIDDLE CLASS? No. Not a single one. The train has left the station. The future calls. We do not have time for lies and ignorance. We need action and change. We need jobs and reform. We need Obama's agenda to succeed. And if the Tea Partiers and Republicans bring it down, then THEY owe a share of the real responsibility of a staggering, sputtering, ailing economy and a damaged, broken Middle Class. And if you are for that, I'm sorry but there's no other word for it, but you are anti-American and that will be made ABUNDANTLY CLEAR come November, don't you worry. Thank you President Obama for your incredible leadership.

    January 28, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  18. rex ted

    Oh the change! The same change I get to pay for, and is not cheap.

    January 28, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  19. Carleton Wade

    I am a Black teacher in California's Central Valley. If the "Second-Coming" occurred, Jesus Christ would be attacked simply because he wasn't republican. It seems that the republicans sole purpose is to oppose President Obama and the Democratic Party regardless of the affects on the very constituents whoms interests they were voted in to represent. Republicans were in control for eight years. They never addressed any of America's domestic ills other then to throw more money at the rich, Wall St., and big business! They took America for surplus to deficit. Now they criticize and hinder President Obama because he couldn't, in one year, repair the economic devastation it took them eight years to create! The middle-class will die waiting for republican bipartisanship to help a democrat!!!

    January 28, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  20. jim

    he talks well as usual, but has nothing but general feel good statements.it is like some people believe going to church makes you a good person,as we all know that is not always true.i can listen to him but having to watch and see nancy peloisi, thru his whole speech ,makes me rush for alka seltzer,she is a complete phony,has had so many lifts it is terrible.she is a real minus to the pres who is trying to be a plus.the two parties will never be able to work together on anything as long as she is there.the good thing is that once she leaves politics ,after a couple of years,no one will remember her , thank goodness.the pres should write a draft bill on something he wants ,let all us know/see it on web , then send to congress and say this is what i want.we then will all enjoy the machinations of the ants in the antpile.,congress.

    January 28, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  21. Carleton Wade

    I am a Black teacher in California's Central Valley. If the "Second-Coming" occurred, Jesus Christ would be attacked simply because he wasn't republican. It seems that the republicans sole purpose is to oppose President Obama and the Democratic Party regardless of the affects on the very constituents whose interests they were voted in to represent. Republicans were in control for eight years. They never addressed any of America's domestic ills other then to throw more money at the rich, Wall St., and big business! They took America for surplus to deficit. Now they criticize and hinder President Obama because he couldn't, in one year, repair the economic devastation it took them eight years to create! The middle-class will die waiting for republican bipartisanship to help a democrat!!!

    January 28, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  22. CG

    What else would one expect from this group's response? It was probably written before the POTUS speech.
    Give me a break!

    January 28, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  23. brian charles martin

    hay anything obama says the republicans will downplay and say he sucks .i am no full i all ready knew they were going to bad mouth the president before that tea party member opened his mouth .

    January 28, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  24. Oolong Idiots

    "In our opinion, the best part of this speech was the end."

    Who are these people, a bunch of 6 years olds?

    January 28, 2010 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  25. Sniffit

    Nothing ultra-conservatives hate more than being outargued by reality...

    January 28, 2010 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
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