January 28th, 2010
09:20 AM ET
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Beverly in NC

    President Obama did an outstanding job in his speech last night, It shows once again what an articulate and outstandingly strong leader he is. I applaud him for finally speaking openly and nationally about the obstructionist tactics of the Republican Party. If they don't want to help solve problems then they should resign so we can put real public servants into office to do the work of the People.

    The Republican official response was laughable. I laughed all the way through it. They said NOTHING and basically parroted Obama's words, never offered a single thought on any issue and wasted 10 minutes with just a jumble of disoriented thoughts. If this is the best Republicans can offer, then they should just stop the games, get out of the way, and let the Democrats finish restoring our nation. Democrats are the only ones doing any work anyway.

    I am thrilled the lunatic "tea baggers" hated the speech. Of course, they just repeated their same old worn out senseless statements. They are nothing but a hate group, full of racists, and uneducated FOX watchers. If this is the Republican base – how sad.

    The whole issue with Republicans is that they cannot keep up with President Obama. He does work and takes action. Republicans are used to sitting around accomplishing very little and they can't handle the Obama pace of change. They are just old white men who cannot comprehend all the issues, come up with solutions, or make reasonable contributions to anything. That is why they want President Obama to "slow down".

    They are not used to working for the People when we have a national crisis. It's no more obvious than with John McCain who is way past his prime and can offer nothing but criticism and irrelevant comments. He is the PAST and cannot grasp what it means to use new technology, new energy sources, or an America where we treat ALL people with respect, morality, and humanity. He is an old elitist who sees no reason to pass healthcare reform for the American People. After all, he has what he needs, so who cares about the people below his eltisit level?

    It's time for Democrats to join together and pass President Obama's progressive and smart agenda for making America prosperous and a world leader in many areas again.

    It's time to call out Republican liars and do-nothing obstructionists who care nothing about the People of this country, remove them from office and let them go back to their country club lifestyle (all Boehner does is play golf and work on his tan anyway) and let more Democrats get into Congress and keep doing all the real work for the People.

    January 28, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. Yas

    First of all I want to say I was impressed by the State of Union Address....however, after reading/listening to all the GOP ( I am ashamed to say I am a registered republican) responses you can tell that all they want to do is break the administration and not work with it for the betterment of our great country.

    WE need (yes us, the people, Congress' employers) to say enough is enough, STOP this pettiness, GROW UP, get to work....work together or get out, because what is happening now is NOT working, it is not getting the job DONE. And WE your employers are hurting out here.

    WE the people, yes your employers are PAYING you a good salary, GREAT health insurance (FOR LIFE, I might add), all your expenses, a retirement that would make an average person weep for JOY and what do we get???? A bunch of children pointing fingers at each other...AND I am sad to say the GOP are the worst offenders, AGAIN I say, GROW UP we lost in 2008 GET OVER IT and GET TO WORK.

    Maybe, like Corporate Upper Mgmt...WE, your employers need to start looking at YOUR compensation package and start making changes, like taking away your guaranteed health insurance, guaranteed retirement...etc.

    I am sure I'm not the only one who's sick of it....You all need to be FIRED especially in the SENATE!!!!

    January 28, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  3. Robert

    You can count on CNN to stretch the truth by puting up such absurd
    poll numbers as I saw in this video clip. If you poll in Harlem, you will get 100% positive for Obama.

    This man is a clown and totally ineffective. There is no way the the average American saw his speech as positive. Someone is on Obama's payroll. I think CNN

    January 28, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  4. LT. ROBERT

    LAME DUCK!! WHATS UP DOC.

    January 28, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  5. http://twitter.com/whybs

    Did you see that bipartisanship look in the eyes of every GOP attendee at the SOTU?

    Old farts are hardened! Bipartisanship is BS & reconciliation is the ONLY solution that would help move our country forward!

    January 28, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  6. TCM

    Axlerod, aka "Hitler clone," is now going to tell us, in his words, what Obama read off the teleprompter....haha...liberals, in the words of ACORNERS everywhere...." you go no game..."

    Obama, Axlerod, Napalitano, Reid, Pelosi, etc....thank you for supporting the newfound Conservative Movement by your repeated blunders. This allows the country of true Americans to see through the media-pruning of information and see for themselves the abundance of incompetence in the White House...thanks again for helping to make 2010 a year of "tossing out the liberal garbage."

    January 28, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  7. Capt. Snarky

    Axelrod is a total tool, no wait, he's a total TOOL! Obama is just a tool.

    January 28, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  8. Jamie

    Axelrod is dead on, we should all be so lucky to have Obama for a boss! Thank you Mr. President for firing it up last night!!! You don't have to do it the same way Reagan did, but understand what he did – and you demonstrated that remarkably in the SOTU.

    January 28, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  9. Chipster

    Got an email first thing this morning from GetHealthReformRight.org. It's no surprise that the list of members are insurance companies. It supposedly dispels myths, like the so-called myth that employers are dropping healthcare coverage. They cite percentages for large and medium companies but not small companies that have been hit the worst. Our organization's healthcare increase last year was 84%! Sure, we still have coverage but we're contributing more of our salary toward it and wonder if it will be dropped this year.

    Target reported cuts in health coverage last year and may actually drop all coverage. Other businesses are simply cutting jobs, leaving employees with no healthcare coverage or coverage that they cannot afford to extend.

    GetHealthReformRight.org has got it wrong if the must resort to trickery to convince people that all is well in their sick industry. We can no longer afford them.

    How much did your employer's insurance cost increase last year? If you're laid off, can you afford to pay COBRA? Can you afford private insurance or have a pre-existing condition? If you lose your job and have no health coverage, will one serious illness leave you bankrupt or homeless?

    January 28, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  10. Dar

    What else would Axeldork say but praises for his boss the lier in cheif.
    I cant beleive that people really think Odumbo is good for us, how did we allow our younger generation to become so stupid that they will follow Odumbo to the death of the American way.

    2010/2012 REAL Change is coming

    January 28, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  11. Enough

    This was nothing more than a recycled Obama campaign speech, full of empty promises. Love to hear that recycled line about cutting earmarks, when this man signed the porkulus bill. Love him scolding Republicans and begging them to work with him.............just a few short weeks ago, he kept them out of his secret health care meetings................Get lost Obummer, we can't take another 3 years of the same old rhetoric.

    January 28, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. Slider

    Mr. Axelrod, you are clueless.

    Have you ever heard of John McCain? He's a Senator, sir. He works with Democrats on many pieces of legislation.

    To the point where even Republicans have questioned his principles.

    Have you listened to McCain's comments today, Axelrod.

    You lost McCain. He thought the president's speech was ca-ca and gave 'common sense' reasoning for believing so.

    When you lose over-eager bi-partisan politicos like McCain, exactly just how effective do you think Obama was in unifying the country?

    Dems can't be happy; they've been pushed toward the edge of the cliff in just one year of total governance.

    Last night, Obama gladly put his foot over the edge. Funny thing about free-falling: the only thing that stops your momentum is the ground.

    January 28, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. Capt. Snarky

    Obama's speech was just a REhash of what he's been trying to shove down the electorates throat for a year now. Same old, same old.

    Did he get the Massachusetts message- yes, he realizes now that he has to focus on jobs, but he's too arrogant to admit that the U.S. is a center/right nation that doesn't want his uber-left agenda........

    Oh, yeah . And Axelrod is a total TOOL!

    January 28, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  14. Annie, Atlanta

    I have a reaction to a reaction during the speech. Justice Samuel Alito exposed himself last night as a political hack, and needs to be impeached. Justices are supposed to be impartial, or at least give the appearance of impartiality. The fact that he could not contain himself when the President spoke of that horrible decision last week letting corporations buy into American politics (as if they don't have enough pull already) was telling. He needs to go.

    January 28, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  15. Rex

    You don't even have to click on the video to know what he said – "Obama is the greatest thing since sliced bread; the wicked rich folks need to be taxed more; the wicked Republicans caused all of this mess; we will next have Obama riding unicorns onto the Mall to take Lincoln's place on the monument; blah, blah, blah. Don't these guys get it?

    January 28, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  16. Jack

    Anything that the tea partiers' say is just a reflection Dick Amery and/or Newt Gringrich

    As a former Republican, now Independent, please go back in to your hole and cover it up with a rock

    January 28, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  17. Obama Victim

    Goerbels speaks

    January 28, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  18. diridi

    what is there to react? He delivered a good speech. It is not about the speech we need to worry and fret. It is ablut the time to fix ailing "Health Care", "Economy" and "Energy efficiency" ok than all these nonsense. In my opinion, he should not quit about "Health Care". Well, Nation got messed up under Republican Thugs...i.e., Ronald Reagan, George Bush. Pres. Clinton left with huge surplus. Don't you know. Never be idiotic and act up....wake up and fix the problems. Than nagging about Machusette's win, idiots.....Fix the problems. We do not need wars. China and India are progressing not because of Wars, but because of Brains....Hire bunch of Indian dudes....they are smart.....ok...don't give hoot about American Diplomas, from these American Universities....Horward, Duke, and yale are in the verge of bankruptcy. I can analyze because, the way, Jeffrey Minors talk....already lost respect for these institutes...ok Horvard, what Horvard? nonsense....ok...duke, what duke???? Money sucking....ok....I am telling truth...Wake up....

    January 28, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. Personal responsibility, please.

    The speech was garbage:
    1) BLAME: Please Obama, stop blaming everyone else around you (including the past 8 years).

    2) LIES: Just because Obama's says something, doesn't make it true (foreign donors, inherited $1.3T deficit, millions of jobs created/saved...). It's sad, but he lies directly to the American people and there doesn't appear to be any consequences.

    3) DENIAL: Obama obviously didn't learn anything from New Jersey, Virginia or Massachusetts. The general population doesn't like the radical change that he's offering. We'd like improvements and real reform, but not a new country.

    4) POLITICS: He offered nothing of real benefit (a powerless committee, a symbolic freeze on his overspending [less than 1%] instead of cutting costs, demonizing opposition, ...).

    The man just doesn't get it.

    January 28, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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