Is Obama as good as his word?
January 24th, 2011
03:08 PM ET
12 years ago

Is Obama as good as his word?

Washington (CNN) - President Obama makes his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, which will be his fourth address to Congress.

How did Obama's deeds measure up against his words in last year's address? Here are 10 key statements Obama made in his 2010 address and how events played out over the year.


Filed under: President Obama • SOTU 2011
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  1. Me

    Is he as good as his word?
    President Obama hasn't written any of the bills that he has signed. Congress produces the bills and so far they have produced
    Health Care Reform
    Financial Regulation after a global financial meltdown
    Lending Reform
    Economic Stimulus
    Equal pay reform
    Repeal of Don't ask don't Tell
    Healthcare funds for 9/11 First responders
    And more.
    In spite of the hate and the unified opposition of the Republican Party
    Obama is Good

    January 24, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - John "The Weeper of the House" Boehner

    The President is living up to his campaign promises. He may have not shut Gitmo down yet, but I'm sure he'll eventually get around to it.

    January 24, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  3. Whit

    Obama's reality vs his rhetoric is worse than most politicians. Whats amazing is people actually believe him. The only thing that is verifiable that he did is Obamacare and half of us know that is a loser. He is tacking to the midddle to get re-elected with the extension of Bush tax rates and other assorted conservative ideas which is great. All of this just confirms what we knew for two years hos plans wege not going to work. All of this said If he follows through and works with Congress and the economy improves he will most likely get re-elected.

    January 24, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. Dean

    How can you tell Obama is lying? The teleprompter is scrolling.

    January 24, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why yes he is.

    January 24, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  6. Albo58

    Practically mirrored...only 180 degrees out! The President is first and foremost a politician who will do and say anything to get re-elected and he's never been a big advocate of honesty anyway!

    January 24, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |

    Washington Post, President Obama will not cut Social Security or raise Retirement age.

    January 24, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    As good as his word???

    Depends on what the meaning of the word "as" is...
    Depends on what the meaning of the word "good" is...
    Depends on what the meaning of the word "his" is...
    Depends on what the meaning of the word "word" is...

    They all speak with forked tongue...

    January 24, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  9. Tired of the nonsense

    He's tried to keep all of his campaign promises. He got us health care reform. I'll be glad when he repeals the Patriot Act. He's for the American people which is something we didn't have for the 8 years before he got into office. His word has been good so far, and he's done a lot to bring America back from the brink of Bush's destruction. This guy is a winner, and thank goodness we'll have him in office for the next 6 years. Maybe he'll be able to undo all of the Bush nonsense in that time.

    January 24, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |