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. m smith

    the tea party express is a group of dimwitted christian extreamest trailer trash expatriots who should move to another counrty instead of making a shambels of this one. Most have the IQ of jello.

    January 27, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  2. Ed Young

    President Obama is doing his best for this country, but his best will never be good enough for some people.

    Forget the fact that he has a first rate mind, some people would prefer a fool running the country than a Black man.

    I guest it goes to prove what people of color have always experience; we have to be three time as good, and for some people it's never be good enough!

    January 27, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  3. Brian in California

    Wow! Was this statement written before the speech even took place? Sounds like the same ol' rhetoric.

    Yes, actions do speak louder than words, as does inaction and republicans know all about that don't they. Just say, "No" right guys!

    January 27, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  4. mary Flannery

    I support Obama; I am Canadian and believe that world peace is why the United States exists – many years ago discontented people went to a new country that had a promise of a new opportunity for a new land –
    you people should not "fraill" this up.
    You need Health Care –
    Obama is right !!-
    please get you act together and care about your neighbours –
    or continue to be small minded.
    I as most Canadians, care about our neighbours.
    Finally, You may need their help one day.

    January 27, 2010 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  5. joyce

    My gosh! Give the guy a chance! He is trying his best to be a good
    leader to America. He has to fight the Republicans who refuse to
    cooperate on anything. Maybe they will start showing some partisinship now and work to help America solve her problems. Tea
    party people don't do anything but complain.

    January 27, 2010 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  6. Nina

    I wish the the tea was boiling eight years before.

    January 27, 2010 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  7. Ariel

    I would like any person from the Tea Party movement to be transported, from their sheltered and naive existence, to the presidency and see how well they do. No matter whether the most conservative Republican or most liberal Democrat had been elected president, the issues would still be the same. Tea Party followers: Your actions speak louder than your words and all I hear are angry comments that are backed with no real solutions. The time for rhetoric is over. Your cause would be better served, not by political bickering and fingerpointing, and certainly not Sarah Palin, but by offering constructive criticism and fact-based solutions. Otherwise, history will replay itself. You will find yourselves to be the forgotten story and, given the types of statements and posturing that you spew, who could blame anyone for putting you on the lost fad list of 2010. One thing that holds true through history is that it's easier to criticize from the cheap seats.

    January 27, 2010 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  8. Shouterguy

    More all-wet lies from the Tea Bag Excess.

    January 27, 2010 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  9. Middle class

    Generations of men and women have given their lives to preserve the United States. The Teabaggers are willing to give exactly nothing to their country.
    The AMA has endorsed the Democratic health care bills precisely because they are sick of seeing people DIE or go without treatment because they lack insurance.
    It is time for the Teabaggers to look themselves in the mirror, stop exaggerating or lying about the Democratic bills, and grow some human feelings for those who are bankrupted or killed (45,000 a year) by the current system.
    Similarly, anyone who denies that the stimulus bill saved AND created millions of jobs is simply not working with a full deck.
    If we has actual journalism in this country, CNN would be out there interviewing the construction workers, teachers, police and firefighters whose job was preserved in these tough times by the stimulus bill last spring.

    January 27, 2010 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  10. chucky1169469

    what else did you expect teabaggers to say?

    January 27, 2010 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  11. notasocilaistmuslimpotus

    amen...the end.

    January 27, 2010 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  12. 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 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 27, 2010 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  13. Joe

    This group is so useful. I was thinking of making a list of the top ten things they have actually accomplished, but was unable to come up with anything outside of negatively influencing politics.

    Perhaps it's because they do nothing except whine?

    January 27, 2010 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  14. lifelong democrat

    Obama is an EMBARASSMENT! Who the hell is he to scold the judiciary branch of the government? I am ashame of Obama! SHAME ON HIM!
    He totally DISRESPECT the US SUPREME COURT! This man is NOT fit to be President, he should resign if he has any shame left in his bones.

    January 27, 2010 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  15. JD Ryan

    So, now, caring what the loony fringe has to say about anything is all of a sudden newsworthy? Nice try.

    January 27, 2010 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  16. ogwi;;iams

    president obama is beginning to sound like a republican. I think he knows he on a sinking ship. Why is he changing a lot of his views? He didn't include the republicans in the other behind the door deals why include them now. The man can not be trusted.

    January 27, 2010 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  17. sportsguydave

    Two words: Who cares.

    January 27, 2010 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  18. Robert Morse

    Okay, idiots: lesson one. You can't attack a speech for not being action. A speech, by definition, isn't action, unless you throw in some break dancing.

    January 27, 2010 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  19. Rick

    As if anyone cares what the "Tea Partiers" have to say about anything.

    January 27, 2010 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  20. john conville

    Just more hot air.

    January 27, 2010 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  21. Brian Rich

    Crazy rage much? Offer ANYTHING at the table, please. Until then just shut up, you sound like angry children.

    January 27, 2010 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  22. sharon

    As a Canadian I must say I am completely baffled by the constant barrage of negativity Mr.Obama faces in regards to health care reform . What is you problem there? We as well as England , France and many European countries enjoy universal health care and we would never think of giving up what we have here for your supposed " best medical care in the world " . You can have your debts and your recession which is largely tied to the condition of health care in your country . When are you people going to wake up and realize that the economy and health care are intertwined and that your president is trying to cure both .

    January 27, 2010 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Big Government ? you mean the way the Bush Administration expanded NSA wiretapping and the Patriot Act. Maybe Republicans are afraid the monster they created is going to bite them in the ass.

    January 27, 2010 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  24. Ladyvet

    Needless to say, the same ole rhetoric is coming from you Tea-toddlers again. Once more, President Obama didn't create the mess we're in - the last eight years of big government did. I guess no tea parties were held when Bush was in office because the tea bags were being sent to Iraq while Cheney was running to the Swiss bank with all his deposits.

    No matter what President Obama does, you will never be happy because you are still mad that he won the election. Get over it, he's got three more years and things will get better with or without your tea parties!!

    January 27, 2010 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  25. Carole

    The REAL Tea Party or the one taken over by Dick Army and company?

    January 27, 2010 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
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