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. RMacca

    The only specific thing they found was lobbyist appointments... they only hear what they want to hear . "Out of control spending and unparalleled growth in the size and power of government" is the standard radical right-wing conservative mantra no matter what Democrat is in power. I find it amazing that they won't even acknowledge that such a statement applies more to Bush than Obama. The president inherited this situation and a "do nothing" approach will do nothing. "The best part of the speech was the end" because they will never listen to anything other than their own pre-conceived notions.

    January 27, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  2. k martin

    more visceral, emotional, and snarky taunts from the crowd who thinks "he who yells the loudest wins".

    how about something constructive once in a while? this is why no one takes this movement seriously.

    January 27, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  3. T'SAH from Virginia

    "We'll start to believe Barack Obama when his actions match his words. Until then, it's just more empty promises..."

    YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID:
    "WE'LL START TO work with BARACK OBAMA so that HIS ACTIONS can MATCH HIS WORDS so our economy could get back on the right track and the unemployment rate will drop. Therefore, the promises he made to the American people will no longer be filled with JUST MORE EMPTY PROMISES.

    The TEA-BAGGERS are so trapped in their racists surrondings, they cannote even address our president as President Obama!!!

    January 27, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  4. Nate, OLY

    Where were these clowns when bush was spending us into oblivion? Good job Mr. Pres, you have my RESPECT.

    January 27, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  5. Tom

    With the exception of Chris Matthews and the rest of the die hard liberals, no-one believed a word of it. This is his same, recycled speech of a year ago. What's been accomplished? The man is so egotistical he is still trying to force a bill down the throats of Americans who DO NOT WANT IT. I know he's not stupid, so he must be incredibly egotistical. He just cannot take NO for an answer. He and his administration are corrupt to the core.

    January 28, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  6. Lee

    Nothing like a litle tea bagging.

    January 28, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  7. jack

    It is becoming more evident that Mr. Obama exploited the public by promising the Holy Grail!

    I ate the bait and voted for him, but unfortunately, I prefer democracy versus socialism and biased liberalism.
    Everything has its price, and if myself being uninsured is the price for Democracy, I'd rather be uninsured.

    I would much prefer leaving the system the way it is than having an arrogant demagogue preacher with zero experience, coming out of nowhere to regulate in a reactionary fashion the very symbols of our Freedom, let alone being at "war with them."

    Mr President Obama:

    please climb back to the hole you came from and leave the American people alone. You have committed a crime to society, and to the American people especially, by wantonly misleading us at a time of great peril just to promote your own agenda. You know very well that you were, and are not, qualified for this job.

    From now on you are officially dubbed the "Lame Duck Holy Grail President."

    Good luck

    January 28, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  8. Matthew Maxwell

    "Tea Baggers" are just stupid rednecks that are upset they lost the election, so they blame everything on Obama and the dems. I remember when Bush was in power that if you disagreed with any of his policies you were told to "leave the country if you don't like it".
    To Tea Baggers; LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT,,, please?lol

    January 28, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  9. jim

    Who cares what teabaggers think? Does every group of cranky old loons in the US get CNN to publish their moronic statements?

    January 28, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  10. mikl

    96 time He said-me,me,me,me,.

    January 28, 2010 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  11. liberal wingnut

    Obama lied about transparency and lobbyist that's for sure!

    January 28, 2010 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  12. dun

    The POUS, can lay claim to be a great orator.

    However his is still in belief, that the bigger the ly,the better poeple will believe it.

    What a disgrace for a POUS!!!!!!!!

    January 28, 2010 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  13. Sharon

    Worst of all is the hypocrisy of the right wing which has created a division in this country when, as Obama points out, we all basically embrace American ideals (some more than others, of course.)

    January 28, 2010 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  14. rich

    Does it really matter what these hate filled racist fear spreading whiners think? They should buy a small island and move there if they hate whats going on in our country.

    January 28, 2010 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  15. Socrates

    Tee Patties do not speak for me or for other Americans.

    January 28, 2010 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  16. Shaylo

    I have to agree, blah, blah, blah, blame, blame, blame, spend, spend, spend...s.o.s....sounds like his campaign speech.

    January 28, 2010 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  17. Bill O really

    I like to drink tea.. I do drink green tea. Its good for you they say. Cleans your body of any toxins. The tea party express should use their real name KKK and not a psuedo name. They should try drinking some green tea, maybe it will cleans them of sin aswell...I know their toxicity level is to high for any tea......................Ha ha ha!!! I like Sarah, she is hot.. Got no brains but she's hot.

    January 28, 2010 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  18. Tom

    tea party = looser= GOP

    January 28, 2010 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  19. Harley, Las Vegas, NV

    Why is CNN even giving these idiot tea-baggers any coverage at all?

    January 28, 2010 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  20. JHW

    Re: CNN coverage. Click. That is the sound of me turning off CNN after Carville blasts Alex for his comments on the Alito mutterings. If you want a useful debate, you have to remove the old guard pundits. All James wants to do is argue. Give me more Gergen! I am an Obama supporter and yet in that exchange, I am embarrassed to be on the Dem side. IMO, people want analysis and meaningful debate, not theatrics.

    January 28, 2010 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  21. Tea Bag Express

    These know-nothing blowhards are nothing but the fringes of the GOP: all-white, racist, and conspiracy theorists. They are psychotic scum whose departure from the news cannot come soon enough.

    January 28, 2010 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  22. Barleyman

    It shows that the Tea Partiers are just rabid Partisans, without regard to substance. They are not willing to work toward a solution, and their sole desire is to stand in the way of progress.

    January 28, 2010 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  23. Troy

    Classy....

    January 28, 2010 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  24. can't respect you either

    well the teabaggers should be used to hot air, as this is all we get from them. way to be a bunch of bratty whiners. patriots? not them.

    dig a hole and get in it teabag express.

    January 28, 2010 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  25. MIckeysmom

    We don't give a crap about the tea party. Old news. Move on CNN. The only difference lately these days between you and FOX is the number of channels on my television set. What's happened to you???????
    Who cares.

    January 28, 2010 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
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