Obama will challenge Congress in ambitious State of the Union
January 24th, 2012
07:33 AM ET
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Obama will challenge Congress in ambitious State of the Union

Washington (CNN) - If history is any guide, President Obama will reach for the stars during his State of the Union address tonight. But in the end, reality will bring his plans back down to Earth.

Obama's "blueprint" for 2012 may run into similar partisan roadblocks that trimmed his lofty hopes for last year.


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  1. Willis

    The only way Obama can get work done is to get a whole new congress that's willing to work for their paycheck and insurance. If I set around my job everyday just saying no to everything, I would be fired!

    January 24, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  2. Fair is Fair

    So in typical Obama fashion, we're going to get the same old "it's not my fault" dog and pony show from the president. It's getting old.

    January 24, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  3. Keith in Austin

    Obama's speech will again be laced in flowery rhetoric, attacks and blame on Congress and his typical 99 percenter division! The FACTS are that he and his policies have been terrible for America and this will be the LAST State of the Union speech we'll have to listen to from this 1-term president!

    January 24, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  4. kennet hauck

    Mr.President,You must hit the GOP hardball we are coming back,jobs were would we if I did want they wanted. From the day you took office the only word they knew is "NO".They said they wanted to deal with jobs,they only wanted to deal with my goblet the people know no other president in history had to deal with a GOP/tea party as you have ask "WHY"? There president left you a super mess,they act as if you brought it with yourself if they do not respect you;(walking out of meeting,talking out while you were talking act)respect the offices your message an hit hard and loud;(go to church on them).Have people who are hurting while they talking about how much money an housing;in the stand tonight (real people).With each ad a bout what you are during ask what the done other then tell you its our way are the highway. Hit the GOP leadership Hardest to the people from your heart get very emotionally the people know you feel their painful who want your job have done nothing but have big pack to buy the election an your sympathy

    January 24, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  5. gt

    obama has been running for the last 3 yrs. no news here

    January 24, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  6. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    if he is going to bring up the tax the rich thing again he is beating a dead horse because it is NOT going anywhere. All Obama can basically do at this point in try to show that the GOP is willing to let the economy flounder so they can possibly take the White House in 2013 than to do something about it. But with the clown car they have trying to do that right now Obama may not have to do much unless the only people that go to the polls in November are far right evangelical Republicans.

    January 24, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  7. ChumBucket

    They State of the Union address is nothing but a washing machine stuck on spin cycle. A big political game, and that is it.

    So stupid I don't even watch it anymore.

    January 24, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |