Obama to call for equal opportunity for all in State of the Union
January 24th, 2012
06:37 PM ET
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Obama to call for equal opportunity for all in State of the Union

Washington (CNN) - In what could be his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will call keeping alive the American dream "the defining issue of our time" and pledge to fight obstruction by congressional Republicans.

The speech to a joint sitting of Congress is an annual evening of political pageantry, but the stakes are higher this year with Obama's re-election on the line in November.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Let's hope that the Republicans can show the office of POTUS that it deserves. When Rep. What-his-face [sorry, his name escapes me at the moment] had shouted out, "You lie," you can hear his voice shouting it out several times before everyone suddenly fell silent and his was the lone voice. Play back the tapes. He had shouted it several times.

    January 24, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  2. Hammerer

    And just what is obama's vision of equal opportunity?

    January 24, 2012 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  3. Keith in Austin

    @ Rudy: When Senator Nelson shouted "you lie" during Obama's prior State of the Union speech, it was subsequently PROVEN CORRECT! Just for the record OK! Oh that's right, records don't matter to Obama Liberals do they? It's Bush and the evil wealthy's fault!

    January 24, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  4. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    Since the GOP have no respect for the President, the office of the President or the American people, don't let them in to hear the SOTU speech.

    January 24, 2012 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday will call keeping alive the American dream "the defining issue of our time" and pledge to fight obstruction by congressional Republicans.
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    ...and because he will never accept responsibility for his own programs that did not work he would be destined to repeat them with the same results. Except he will not get the opportunity. Mitt Romney is one of very few people with the capability to step up and clean up this mess of a neglected economy and stratospheric debt.

    January 24, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    “A tax code that lets the Bush tax cuts expire and the wealthy pay more” I agree

    Working 50 to 80 Hrs week , 9 full time employees paying more tax rate then Romney frustrating . TODAY one moment I thought sell the business go work for some one.
    Less money more time with family then I thought 9 employees also my family

    January 24, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  7. willie floyd

    That was Joe (dumbo) Wilson from SC that shouted you lie. I called his office today and asked one of his aides to tell him to be quiet tonight-he has embarrased our state enough. We're blessed with some real geniuses down here! NOT!

    obama/biden 2012/ ELIZ. WARREN/ 2016

    January 24, 2012 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  8. Fat Rat

    Its amazing america still exists!!!!!!!

    January 24, 2012 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  9. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    equal opportunity for ALL? Yep Boehner's right sounds UNAMERICAN to me!

    January 24, 2012 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  10. Keith in Austin

    Translation: Class Warfare!!! Hopefully, everyone will recognize Obama tactfully employ classic Saul Alinsky-style community organizing. "Divide The People" tactics tonight and playing on the Human weakness of envy. All for votes! Divide and conquer is his mission. The blueprint for seeding Socialism. Don't succumb to the flowery words folks! His agenda is apparent!

    January 24, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  11. kayla

    go get them prez, see you in the next 4 years

    January 24, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |