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. Liesel

    And we care...why?

    January 27, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  2. Jay

    These Tea Party people need to go away because they are destructive to the progress of this country. I wish we could ship all of them to help out those in need in Haiti.

    January 27, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  3. CAW in MD

    Who cares what the lunatic fringe thinks?

    January 27, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  4. Fox

    The "Tea partiers" need a good tea bagging

    January 27, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  5. Bob

    .Empty promises? I wish they would listen to themselves. At least Obama has worked to keep his promises, but has been constantly blocked by partisan politics. All the teabaggers do is yell and scream – no solutions – just yell and scream

    January 27, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  6. Bob

    Tea Party? LOL what a bunch of nit wit right wingers.How dare they they to associate them selves with the name they use

    January 27, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  7. Nathan

    I would love to see the Tea Parties govern... This country would fall apart in a day with them in power.

    January 27, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  8. Jason

    His actions are shot down by Senate Republicans. FDR responded with record spending after the Great Depression and created long term growth from it. The real issue here is the fact that when the economy is shot, all spending looks bad, but is the best way to revitalize the system. The Tea Baggers are unfortunately all high school drop outs that have never heard of FDR or understand the concept. As for health care, if you want to SAVE money, pass reform.

    January 27, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  9. nolabear

    Uh-huh. Well, I suppose the story here is that they consider themselves some kind of party and contender. Otherwise, it's a tantrum.

    January 27, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  10. teaparty

    Democrats are out !

    January 27, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  11. Hammel Teelottie

    Dear Tea Baggers,
    Shame on you all and your motives are full of hot air, nothing President Obama will do or say will satisfy you. Your water cynicism is very tepid stop being so anti-american and support your president the rest of the world is watching you unjustly tear down your leader.

    January 27, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  12. Super Human

    Why don't these teabagging racists refer to him as President Obama?

    And that's all they can come up with? Come on hop on the train and get teabagged!!! Teabaggs all around!!!

    January 27, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  13. Upset Democrat

    No matter what Obama does, he will get blasted from the far right no matter what. These "Tea Party idiots" need to ask themselves whose side they are on. This country needs JOBS, and he adressed this in many areas of the speech. Such cynics they are, it is so disgusting to be around or read.

    January 27, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  14. PAUL W.

    Wow, someone should be fact checking this statement. At least the spelling is correct, which is an improvement over most things put out by FoxNews, I mean the Tea Party.

    January 27, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  15. Yrret Fonisah

    You Americans are too hard on your Presidents. From up here in Canada, Obama's address looked like he was trying to heal a troubled nation, not damage it.
    You Tea Party people look like Martians or from some other planet from where we are watching and listening you... and we ain't a bunch of commie pinko socialists. We are North Americans, like you, and Mexico.

    January 27, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  16. Michele

    Yada, yada, yada...Sean Hannity took his opening tonight right from this tea bag hot air nonsense. In my opinion, the best part of the tea bag movement will be when you all take your guns and go home.

    January 27, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  17. Banjo53

    What a bunch of lead head losers. Always seeking the worst in everything. It's a good thing they are a small minority of Americans. I do not understand why they even warrant any kind of coverage. Where were they when George and his crew were raping and pillaging the American people. Must be kin folks.

    January 27, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  18. Dan

    undeniably true: actions speak louder than words

    January 27, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  19. Sage

    You Tea bags are full of hot air. The speech was great and you should help the President instead of grandstanding so you can hear yourselves speak. I am tired of your bad attitude and so are a lot of other people . Keep your mouth shut unless you can help Obama in a productive way. Hey, why would you want to help anyone except yourselves. Maybe line your own pockets at the expence of others. Yikes, you are snakes in the grass. Watch out or we all get bit and your vemon spreads. Creeps step aside and quit bullying everyone.

    January 27, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  20. chedar

    Tea party are just racist simple and period.

    January 27, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  21. dclistener

    I am not a Tea Party Supporter now and likely won't be in the future. That's being said, I agree that there was a significant amount of hot air in the speech. However, at least Obama had the stones to call out his own party and the other party to GET THINGS DONE. Elected officials have to get something done because why else do they exist? I respect his willingness to address some criticism placed upon him and embarrass the unproductive members of government on a nationally televised broadcast. More that and he might actually change something.

    January 27, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  22. concerned voter

    These psycho extremists are the one's full of hot air.

    January 27, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  23. Jan Persson

    You are missing the whole thing about health care reform. It's not about health care insurance reform, it's about Health Care Reform. Do any of you remember the hype about the hospitals, communities and clinics that lowered costs for health care?

    January 27, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  24. Brian

    Some people always seem to find it easier and/or more gratifying to tear down than to build up. This sounds like another obstructionist rant from those who don't have anything significant to contribute.

    January 27, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  25. Tony Bickert

    Bummer. I expected the tea people to be happy. Silly me.

    January 27, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
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