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Will Anybody Watch Obama?

U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. this evening … but will anyone be watching? And assuming they are, will they be receptive to his agenda? Viewership for Obama’s annual address to Congress has plummeted precipitously since 52.4 million Americans tuned…

U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. this evening … but will anyone be watching? And assuming they are, will they be receptive to his agenda?

Viewership for Obama’s annual address to Congress has plummeted precipitously since 52.4 million Americans tuned in for his first State of the Union in 2009.  Last year only 33.5 million Americans watched Obama’s address – the second-lowest total since Nielsen began tracking the data in 1993.

Obama is in real trouble heading into 2014 …

According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released this week, 51 percent of Americans disapprove of the president’s performance in office compared to 43 percent who approve. Among modern presidents, only George W. Bush had worse numbers heading into his sixth year in office.

Underscoring Obama’s problems, 33 percent of those surveyed said they are “pessimistic and worried” about how he will do over the remainder of his term.  Another 26 percent were “uncertain and wondering.” A year ago those numbers stood at 27 and 21 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, only 16 percent of respondents said they were “optimistic and confident” about Obama’s remaining time in office – down from 24 percent last year.

Frankly, we can’t believe Obama’s numbers are as good as they are …

For starters, his economic “recovery” has been exclusively confined to the super-wealthy, with the top 1 percent of American earners seeing their incomes rise by 31.4 percent between 2009 and 2012. Everybody else? Their income growth was stagnant …

And this guy wants to lecture us on wealth equality?

Please … Obama has built his cult of personality on being a “middle class hero,” but the numbers expose him for what he is: A “Middle Class Zero.” He’s also been a disaster for the working poor.

Oh … and then there’s the fact he’s spying on us. And lying about it.

And don’t get us started on his socialized medicine law … 

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43 comments

Another 5 year plan January 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

“WILL ANYBODY WATCH OBAMA?”

Not me. Various media with sift through his bullshit and highlight the “important” points the day after.

My life is too busy for the nonsense of sitting down to watch Comrade Obama tell me the new 3 or 4 Dictats he’s going to issue to make everything “better”. (in addition to the 40,000 other laws on the books to “make my life better”)

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Another 5 year plan January 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

Ok, so I made a mistake…the media is reporting 11 or 12 Diktat’s…not 3 or 4…my bad…I was being optimistic.

I’ll never make that mistake again.

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idcydm January 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

If you like your plan you can keep your plan.

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Smirks January 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

State of the Union speeches are useless and should just be retired. People who are informed know a helluva lot more than what some stupid speech is going to tell them (which undoubtedly redacts anything that the sitting president would rather stay mum on, especially regarding things that would piss off his own supporters), and people who aren’t won’t watch anyways. It only serves to allow the corporate media to masturbate over trivial bullshit for a day. What a waste.

I’ll continue my tradition of watching paint dry instead.

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MashPotato January 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm

SOTU speeches aren’t useless, the people making them are.

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Elfego January 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

Maybe the Senate will treat him like Caesar. Now that cant be because the Senate is controlled by Democrats.

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Frank Pytel January 28, 2014 at 9:05 am

Maybe the Ides can be revisited. Hmmm…..

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BrigidBernadette January 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

Hilary will be his Brutus, she is the only one positioned in such a way as to run against his record. Unless and until there a Republican nominee who can actually differentiate him or herself from Obama and manage to choke out a coherent policy, Hilary is the only one with testicular fortitude to drag his affirmative action abortion of a presidency through the Occutard porta potty that is Obama’s America. In 2008, she was the ONLY one to call him out on Rezko and his Chi-town third rate alderman lack of professional background. With Bill pissed off at her side, they will rip zero’s ‘legacy’ with both barrels in order to elevate Hilary. It will all be bullshit, but it will be delightful to watch Hilary bite the heads off chickens so she can keep her pantsleg clean from the mudhole of Obama’s regime.

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GrandTango January 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

Very interesting: The media desperately wants her, but she will have to do just as you say, and put distance between her and Obama…Wonder what the media does when she begins to blaspheme their god…

ALL candidates will have to separate from the disaster Obama has left, if they want any credibility…My bet is the country is slow to get it.. but they have finally figured out that democrat gov’t is synonymous w/ failure and waste.

The same is true for the GOP establishment. A hero will drowned out the moderates, beause we cannot afford anything less. The mess is too big. There is no margin of error for the next president. We’ll need a true American hero…not a pretender (or catastrophe) like Obama has been for 8 years…

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GrandTango January 28, 2014 at 9:10 am

Why???….He’d do (is doing) it to them…

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GrandTango January 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

Considering FITS, and all the loyal robots, will do as the Bible of Liberal Theology instructs them, why watch a show full of ignorant policy, delivered by a false and failed god????

The only order Obam-ites need, is to vote, and vote as many times as you can. Especially in OH, Penn. Fla. and Va. And if you know convicts and illegals, give us the contact info. so we can get them to vote…And remember: Hate and Revenge are your closest friends, so leisure and power can be mine….

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Friendly Advice January 28, 2014 at 9:21 am

If you get your disability check directly deposited, you can spend more time masturbating over your keyboard instead of having to shuffle out to the mailbox and then find a ride to the bank.

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GrandTango January 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

That free (and honest) speech sho’ do suck…don’t it….Hahahahaha…

If Obama didn’t have to deal with that stupid First Amendment, his idiots would never know a thing. would you????

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Rosebud January 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Hey, buddy! Would you like to go sledding with me today? I know most of your “snow days” don’t usually involve snow, but be a sport and hang out on Hemp Hill with me, bro.

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Smirks January 28, 2014 at 10:10 am

“The Lord Obama is my shepherd, I shall want from the rich. And yea, though I walk through the shadow of capitalism, I fear no job creator. Thy hammer and thy sickle, they comfort me.”

-What GrandTango actually believes liberals believe.

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GrandTango January 28, 2014 at 11:28 am

If Obama, or Rev. Wright, see that…you will be one of the few lucky people to land a job in this country in the last FIVE-plus years…I’m sure they’ll snap you up. You have the ability to understand them…perfectly…

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southmauldin January 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

I’ve gotta hand it to ya, T. You collect downvotes like Lindsey Graham collects buttplugs.

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GrandTango January 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

This is a very leftist-infested site. FITS fools some, but the readers know his heart, even if it’s subconsciously,

Leftwing radicals (those who still support Obama) HATE me w/ a passion. So do the all-over-the-road, no-core moderates, like FITS…

I am pertinent, where Obama has crashed and burned. There are no answers, except the ones us Conservatives espouse. And the sooner the GOP realizes that, the sooner we can fix this filthy mess, made by democrats and moderates…

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Hikki Naley January 28, 2014 at 9:42 am

Why watch and learn an alternative point of view?? My mind is already made up.

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euwe max January 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

Who cares what this dick says?

He failed to clean ALL of Bush’s shit off the carpet in the time allotted. That’s unforgivable.

He tried to provide healthcare for the nation despite Republicans committed to seeing that not *one* of his proposals saw an up or down vote – to me, that makes him worse than Joe Stalin.

The Republicans should get another chance to raid our retirement funds and pensions, and put another war on the credit card – just to spite this sand monkey!

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Alrighty January 28, 2014 at 10:38 am

*He failed to clean ALL of Bush’s shit off the carpet in the time allotted. That’s unforgivable.*

Ok, I guess you’ve suckered me in. Name me just one turd of Bush’s that Obama has cleaned up…just one…solitary…turd.

He promised to end the wars, he has not done that in either arena(despite the media reporting otherwise in one).

Has he closed Guantanamo as promised? No.

Has he brought fiscal sanity into office after decrying the deficit spending under Bush? No.

Seriously, give me just one of Bush’s turds that Obama has cleaned up with either his legislative poop scooper or by executive order, I might be missing something(seriously!).

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euwe max January 28, 2014 at 10:40 am

No… I hear you… you’re absolutely right. The shame of it all is how the Republicans bent over *backwards* to help that filthy Kenyan Communist!

Let’s elect ANOTHER Republican! That’ll show em! They’ll NEVER get that fucking carpet clean again!

Hahahahah! Libbat Losers!

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Alrighty January 28, 2014 at 10:41 am

Thank you for your honesty.

Dem or Republican, or “I”…none of it is the *solution*.

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euwe max January 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

Reality. It’s a bitch.

Why *not* vote in another Republican?

They’re taking everything anyway! Might as well make it easy for them. Flush out Congress and make them all Republicans too – at least that way, the Faux news anchors will report positive news for a change,.

GrandTango January 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

Yeah, those jobs, tax cuts, deflation, opportunity and prosperity under Bush were horrible…

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euwe max January 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

At least he was honest, and a born-again Christian.

west_rhino January 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

Only if Joe again says “YOU LIE” subsequently getting slammed for being truthful and correct, while the press covers up again…

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swampdonkey January 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

Obama has broken his promises to America over and over and over again…why would anyone want to listen to that LIAR?

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BrigidBernadette January 28, 2014 at 11:23 am

He’s spoda discuss global warming a total fantasy lie, and income inequality which has increased during his illegitimate regime, tonight. I look forward to the release of the text. I hope the Republicans or at least the Tea Party caucus stage a walk out. And that someone hacks into his teleprompter; Syrian Electronic Army, we are gonna need your hacking services tonight. He’s so unbelievably dumb, with no clue as to what his own policies even are, he’d never recover from a teleprompter disaster. I’m surprised he even bothers with SOTU, he doesn’t take his daily security briefing, he rules by fiat and an iphone, why stop there, just dispense with all of the trappings of the presidency. Maybe Gay-Z can come out and rock the mic instead. That would get viewers.

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WTF January 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

“Obama has broken his promises to America over and over again”! …TRUE
Ohaley has broken her promises to South Carolina over and over again also!
I did not watch her lying self and I won’t watch nor listen to Obama either!
I view them as one in the same, twins separated at birth!
Obama + Ohaley = Oshit!!!!!!!
Neither are capable, moral, nor ethical and should have never been entruated to public office. The Country and it’s voters screwed up re-electing Obama, let’s not make the same mistake with Ohaley, or we will be saying the same thing again…..Oshit!!!!
Obama’s approval and Ohaley’s are close and we have been duly warned. Heed the warning!
Now, all you lemmings(Dems and Reps) can get apoplectic!

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idcydm January 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

He should start the SOTU with one of the following:

Once upon a time…

or

This is no bull shit…

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norma scok January 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

“What had happened wuz….”

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idcydm January 28, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Yep and history repeats itself.

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Homie January 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

Not wasting my time. Can’t stand to hear him speak.

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scotty January 28, 2014 at 11:31 am

SOS different diaper.

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Arlen Cooper January 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Elect me your President and I will stop these annual show boating “expectations vs. results” speeches. If you want something have your people call my people.

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The Colonel January 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Article II, Section 3
“…[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States…”

Email them a PDF of you diatribe Mr. President – save us all the pain. The only thing Jimmy Carter did right as president was to send a written report to Congress in ’81 and avoid the whole charade.

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The Colonel January 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I have an idea for a contest – The “I’d watch if” contest.
Here are my entries:
I’d watch if Joe Wilson promised to forget his meds again (Joe was right by the way)
I’d watch if Joe Biden delivered the address to a group of blind, wheel chair bound folk (just for the comic relief, he’d probably name several of them and ask them to stand up so every body could see them…)
I’d watch if someone other than Joe Wilson would heckle him this year
I’d watch if the President would smoke a dime bag first

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shifty henry January 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

FIVE BOMBED..!! — HAH..

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Deo Vindice SC January 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I think it would be great to go Republican everywhere, Bring all the states and the US to SC’s level. People would feel good about themselves for a change! We all know SC has it going on.

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tomstickler January 28, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I’m gonna watch just to see the assplosions when Obama talks about his Executive Order raising the minimum wage on federal projects to $10.10 an hour!

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euwe max January 28, 2014 at 6:16 pm

What programming is it up against?

If it’s opposite “say yes to the dress”….

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euwe max January 28, 2014 at 10:18 pm

…all the data that I get indicates something is going on here – all the dynamism is on the Romney side.

Will he run again?

If not, will McCain embark on that dangerous mission?

Will goats and monkeys fly through the air, and teachers be slammed against the blackboards while children cower beneath their desks for cover????

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