January 18th, 2010
05:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama to give State of the Union address January 27

Washington (CNN) - Senior administration officials confirm President Obama will deliver his State of Union address on January 27 at 9 p.m. ET.

The decision for Obama to deliver the nationally televised speech next week was made Monday, offficials said.

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  1. rmena

    I am not angry or ignorant, you don't know me. Bush screwed up, and Obama is screwing up 10 times more. One was bad, the next is worse. I don't like either one. For some reason, because I don't like Obama, some think I am angry or a racist. You don't even know the color of my skin. You are the racists, Bob Peters and Aunt Bee. How can spending more money improve our ecoomny? That does not make sense. If you are behind in paying your bills, and collectors are banging on your door, do you spend more money with credit cards? That is exactly what Obama is doing, and he is doing it with our money! I don't care what color his skin is, just get your hands out of my wallet!

    January 18, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  2. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    The state of the union can be summed up in two words:

    Screwed up.

    Unemployment the country hasn't seem in decades, a Congress wildly out of control spending money the country doesn't have, a Congress bent on tyrannically imposing social and economic changes a majority of us don't want, a Chicago thug as President...

    Thanks, Barack: Just the "change" the country needed...

    January 18, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  3. Paul H

    Obama is on the fence about so many things. When he speaks to a crowd he caters to the wants and needs of that crowd he's in front of. He soothes the masses with words, and pushes a far left leaning agenda that most working class people (regardless of color, or religion) don't want.
    The luster, and the magic of having our first African American President is being over shadowed now by the heavy burden and reality of bigger government, and far left spending. We are sinking into a sewer of wasted spending, and oppressive government! Giving freedom away one entitlement at a time.
    Please no more bailouts, and stop the cap and trade (tax) crap.

    January 18, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  4. mac nerren

    I think President Obama needs to spend more time on being President of this once great nation and its problems, and less time on Letterman, television talk shows, twitter, etc. If he wanted to be a movie star, he should have moved to Hollywood, and tried out for an acting job, not run for President.

    January 18, 2010 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  5. Erik in Houston

    Still glad that the politics of "fear and obey" of the Republicans is gone. At least we're moving forward again since the dark and evil Bush and Cheney days.

    January 18, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  6. Sick of Dirty Obama

    Tomorrow is the beginning of the end for Obama!!

    Scott Brown wins big in MA and that is the shot that will turn most moderate Dems against Obama and his leftist allies.

    Remember, without Jimmy Carter there would have been no Reagan Revolution.

    Thank You Obama for ushering in a new era of conservatism!!

    January 18, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  7. Rob

    I think President Obama will be a better President when there is no longer a democratic majority in Congress and he HAS to reach consensus with Republicans and Independents to make things happen. Clinton proved that in 1994. It will make for a balance of power that has been missing this first year of his term.

    January 18, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  8. Ant

    "Well let me see ummmh........ we need another stimulus.... READY OR NOT I AND MY FELLOW PARTY WILL SHOVE IT THROUGH, AS YOU HAVE REALIZED BY NOW WE CONTROL BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE............................healthcare reform has never been so easy....."

    January 18, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  9. Gary Penley

    Who is Obama, and why would anyone watch him on TV?

    January 18, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  10. ObamaIsIncompetant

    Obama is a liar. He may not like being called one, but he is. As for the shameful actions going on in Mass., if ain't Kennedy's seat, it's our seat, and we'll decide who sits in it. Coakley ruined George Amirault's life and his family's. If a DA is as incompetent as that she shouldn't be put in charge of the cookie jar. Obama and Coakley, what a pair of morons.

    January 18, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  11. PJ

    Enough with all the kvetching people. We are ALL part of the problem. What is wrong with America is not specific to any political party, race, or religious group. Whatever happened to the individual? Everybody is so busy hiding behind their affiliation of choice that no one apparently has the balls to stand out in the open.

    It's always easier to be the cowardly lion or the Great Oz. But at least at the end of that story each character realized that their perceived shortcomings were no one's fault but their own. Stop hiding behind your groups and your organizations and sack up people. Jeesh!

    January 18, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  12. Tony T

    I guess he knows that Healthcare is dead. Because there is no way, healthcare gets done by then. Nicely done Massachusetts and normal thinking American who believe in the constitution.

    January 18, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  13. nathan

    transparency (except when c-span would expose our backroom deals), bipartisanship (except when we have enough votes to steamroll the other party) economic growth (any positive trends are me any negative trends are bush) jobs (years down the road when the economy is so bad it has nowhere to go but up) sucess in Afghanistan (the politically correct war) fiscal discipline (I lie)

    January 18, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  14. phoenix86

    Thank goodness for DVR, I can record something more interesting and watch that instead of the teleprompter in chief.

    January 18, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  15. Sick & Tired

    What's the point of a "State of the Union" address from a president who has had more nationally televised press conferences in his first year of office than any other president in history. What is there new for him to possibly convey to the American people and the world. The overexposed Chief Campaigning Officer needs to spend more time actually working and not using the media to tell America of the progress of the meetings to plan meetings.

    January 18, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  16. I live in my parent's basement

    Come on man pass healthcare. I need my free healthcare. I get a decent check from the gumment now but I am always lookin for some more free stuff. I voted for Obama but so far he aint done much for me. I dont care about abortion and gays and all that I jus want free stuff

    January 18, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  17. MatthewDetroit


    The Health Care bill is a bad bill.
    The Cap and Trade Bill is a bad bill.
    Gore is a crock and a fake and a liar.

    America BELIEVES in the constitution.
    America BELIEVES in freedom.
    America is a Capitalist society and free trade works.
    BARACK stop lying cheating and stealing..... This guy is going to walk out of the white house the richest man in the world stealing everything he can along with cohorts Pelosi and Reid.

    January 18, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  18. MatthewDetroit

    Why dont you anounce how you have single handedly added 1.5 Trillion dollars to the National Debt.

    3 times as much as ANY other president ever.

    You are bankrupting the country...

    Get the money back from the Banks and from GM.
    Dont TAX the banks with some made up tax fee that we are going to pay. You gave them loans get that money back. IF they already paid it back then LEAVE THEM ALONE.

    Liar Cheat barack.

    January 18, 2010 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  19. bmw

    It's too bad that many folks don't recognize how rare it is for a US President to do what he thinks is right, even if it's not popular with his own base. In President Obama we truly have a thoughtful and independent leader, someone who is able to think long-range instead of focusing on quick fixes to satisfy the impatient among us. Unfortunately, wealthy corporations want to prevent him from getting in the way of their profits. They buy Republicans and the media, and organize groups like the teabaggers, to make sure that President Obama and America fail. Corporations only think about the next quarter's profits, not where America will be in ten years as a result of their greed.

    January 18, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  20. teacher

    It sure would be nice if the President could fire everyone, including Congress, who is just collecting a pay check and not doing anything to work with the President or the American people. Current Republicans would be gone. There would be a lot of job openings in Washington. I don't care in they are filled by Republicans or Democrats. Just get people in Congress who are going to do the job they were elected to do.

    January 18, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  21. Albo58

    I firmly believe the Democrats in Congress are going to try a vote on the Health Care garbage bill between now and then. Continue to ping your elected leaders and let them know that we, the majority, do NOT want this bill!

    January 18, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  22. Bill

    The State of the Nation.... The economy is recovering....our standing in the eyes of the world is beginning to recover...Health Care reform is almost passed...We are transitioning out of Iraq....We are putting the needed troops and emphasis in Afghanistan...The banks are paying back TARP Funds....The auto industry is coming out of bankruptcy....
    The State of the Nation??? So much better than the eight years we suffered under Bush/Cheney....

    January 18, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  23. William

    At least President Obama's trying to get us out of this mess. More than I can say for the one before him. If people thought this was going to be a quick fix, then I overestimated the intelligence of our readers. Most of this problem falls back to Reaganomics and deregulation. Now we just have a select few who make all the money and continue to buy out any competition.

    January 18, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  24. Brandon

    The only thing more hysterical than observing people constantly bash Obama on CNN's forums, is knowing that most of those same people are ignorant enough to believe Sarah Palin could have been doing a better job... Talk about credibility issues...

    He's doing fine; I agree that the health care plans need to be modified, but issues of that scale will be flawed, and if they are flawed enough, the people won't stand for it. That's what makes this country great. The pendulum will eventually swing back to the right and the whining will shift along with it.

    January 18, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  25. Dank

    Mass. is going to send a republican senator to congress in hopes that health care is not passed. Thats how serious things are. Mr Obama, for the good of our country please step down.

    January 18, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
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