January 27th, 2010
11:45 PM ET
13 years ago

Tea Party Express blasts Obama's State of the Union address


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. Ted in Minnesota

    Weren't these tea-baggers dumped into the Boston harbor a couple hundred years ago? Were some missed?

    January 27, 2010 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  2. sara

    And what have you done for America lately.....and THE president, Barack Obama needs everybody to get this country back on track after 8 years of sliding over a clift. Join Him.

    January 27, 2010 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    couldn't agree more

    January 27, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  4. Mary

    For all of you who want only what's good for yourselves, not what is good for the whole community, I'm tired of your whining distraction. I think that you wake up every day, miserable in your own life, and do everything that you can to spread your misery around. Go find remote island somewhere and let the rest of us who care get on with the progress that we desire.

    January 27, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  5. kas

    3 more years of this fool. God help us.

    January 27, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  6. Steven Osgood

    I agree with the tea party response.

    January 27, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  7. pamela

    Tea baggers more like coffee grinds! lets face it if you all had such great ideas about how to run this country why did'nt you all suggest it to Bush why wait til now.....it did not take a yr for this country toget to this point did'nt your mother ever tell you Rome won't built in a day!!!

    January 27, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  8. David Handel

    I'd call the speech "blah, blah, blah, blah, blah". First, spend us into bankruptcy like it's nobody's business and then say "now it's time to watch how we spend our dollars". Thanks a lot Mr. President.

    January 27, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  9. No Party Affiliation

    There will be no change in America until all of the elitist talking heads are removed from office and common sense people replace them. We need people in D.C. who care about what American citizens want and strive to affect real change that will benefit all American citizens rather than a select few. American citizens want our jobs back by repealing the free trade agreements. We want health care costs lowered, not the government takeover of our health care systems or benefits afforded to illegal immigrants whose abuse of our health care systems are what drive our costs up. We want lower energy costs by re-regulation of energy companies, domestic drilling (which creates American jobs), the end of tax breaks and subsidies for big energy companies, and an end to energy market speculation on Wall Street. While American citizens suffer, the elites in D.C. and elsewhere in America continue to reap the benefits of a faulty system that rewards the rich and penalizes the middle class and poor.

    January 27, 2010 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  10. Joan

    Absolutely. All show, no go as usual. Polarizing and insitgating the right is making things worse. His fake show of wanting to unify everyone is baloney. He used "we should" instead of "I did" too many times. He talks about what he'll do if we believe him again but he doesn't really implement anything. I want to feel safe from terrorists and have a job. He has failed me personally on both fronts. He is still campaigning. Don't think anyone is buying this time around. Same old, same old but no results. I feel sorry for people who pin their dreams on his empty rhetoric.

    January 27, 2010 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  11. Anderson

    Folks who call themselves "tea party" need to GROW UP. What have you contributed to the country lately? Nothing but lots of HOT AIR. That's right. The exact same comment you made regarding Obama's state of the union address. At least he is working to serve the nation. This tea party nonsense is doing absolutely nothing for our great nation.

    January 27, 2010 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  12. Brent

    Obama means well and would love to go thru with his spoken words for action. But the party of 'NO' will not allow him to get anything done. These tea baggers have no idea what they are talking about.

    January 27, 2010 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  13. no tea bagger

    I expected no less from the Tea Party. Just a bunch of cranks without any positive ideas.

    January 27, 2010 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  14. Marty, FL

    And yet, teabaggers, President Obama is still working hard to represent you, too, in a more positive approach than often reciprocated. Our nation can surely do better by working together in united fronts, which our president tried to convey to each of us in his address this evening.

    January 27, 2010 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  15. mario ca

    Those with a tea bags on their hat

    January 27, 2010 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  16. Anthony

    BUSH spent more money that all of the previous presidents combined. Secondly the republicans are for handing our country over to big corporations, as was shown clearly when they didnt applaud punishing companies which ship jobs overseas. You dont have to like Obama...but where is the alternative. You think the republicnas have any real plan to rid the country of a 12 trillilion national debt that was doubled under there watch???? HA If so the tea partiers are unpatriotic. Start a REAL third party or Corpocracy here we come.

    January 27, 2010 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  17. Hal Summers

    No matter what the President said these hate mongers would have been incensed. I'm surprised they weren't against his statement that he wouldn't settle for the USA to be number 2.

    And speaking of number 2, the teabaggers words could very well be used to fertilize my garden.

    January 27, 2010 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    These folks are just plain crazy and hate filled.

    January 27, 2010 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  19. jherman

    Forgive me, but who is the Tea Party Express and why do I care about their views?

    January 27, 2010 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  20. Matt Svinga

    Teabaggers: Sorry. Tired. Stone age rhetoric from played out hacks.
    Your President is trying to show a new way, to forge a future for your country ... and you refuse to see it. Good Luck with your obstinance and negativity ... it wont get you far. The rest of the world is passing you by.

    January 27, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  21. Peter s

    The best speech ever! It gave me hope!!

    January 27, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  22. vwrtb

    Tea baggers are morons! Who cares what these fascist think... We might as well hear what communist think too to balance out this radical Nazi right wing propaganda!

    January 27, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  23. Raul Texas

    Who cares what the tea party has to say, what the hell do they know?
    A bunch of racist americans who are angry that a black man is president. Enough said!

    January 27, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  24. barb

    Citizen O gave a hot air speech. He seems to think that he can say things and that makes them true or at least if he says them enough times people will believe them as true. All he has appointed has been lobbyists.
    VERY low class to slam our Supreme Court in the state of the union and esp when they were sitting right in front of him. Disgusting.

    January 27, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  25. Robert Levinson

    Do we expect any intelligent comments to be made by the storm troopers for the far right wing of the Republican Party? Why did they not raise their obnoxious voices to the spending of the Bush administration, which dwarfed any known spending to date, yet decried the Clinton administration, which balanced the budget? The so-called Tea Party is just a hit squad for Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck and has no non-partisan purpose.

    January 27, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
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