The president delivers his first State of the Union address this week. We're asking listeners, guests and readers to give us their own impressions: Describe the State of the Union in six words or less.
When no clear option, do nothing.
Congress shouldn't get paid for filibusters
Obama's threats to reign in Wall Street were belied by his physical embrace of Timmy Geithner before Congress and the world: the Wall Street Candy Shop will remain open, no real regulation of the banker's greed and no real help for Main Street.
Maybe the monetary system is obsolete.
Republicans surging. The President keeps urging.
Another batch of lies, thanks O.
"That moment you know you're F*#@ed."
Spring Awakening ?
Nah, Bleek House.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Be honest about required sacrifices.
Fix the banks or we're done.
(4 words) Democrats, GET IT TOGETHER!
Stop spending billions on the wars!
Republicans usurp democracy abetted by Fox News
Obama does not walk on water.
Stop telling us what we think!
(This is focused primarily towards the Republican spin machine.)
Without a vision we are lost!
Wake up and smell the coffee!
Or is it:
Wake up and smell the warming!
Need a groundswell of middleclass participation!
Helping the poor=fighting for equality
Standing around, unemployed; waiting for "collapse."
1) Takes time to turn a ship.
2) Complex problems are not solved overnight.
People need honesty and respect now.
political compromise shunned; oneupmanship in vogue
Dems flee progressives, sink to center.
Start thinking about everyone else, nitwit!
I mean, we've become so narcissistic that we have to make it a federal crime to make people realize it's a bad idea to text while DRIVING A TRUCK!
I've spent billions, now let's stop
Business as usual. Obama still insider
State of the Union in Six:
1) United we stand, divided we fall
2) Republicans: Party before God and Country
run by corporations;for corporations
Obama campaigned on lobbying and the government and then bailed the big banks (clients of the lobbyists) out so my 6 words are:
Cleaning up Washington; what happened????
Republicans, sit down and shut up.
End our hunger; eat the rich!
Ongoing redistribution of wealth to the ruling class.
Free the markets; free the people
Presidents, different colors, same dance.
at *every* ceo and politician I hear (esp davos attendees):
1. liar, liar, liar, patronizing, pathetic transparent liar
2. how can you sleep at night?
Smoke and mirrors shuck and jive
State of our Union 2010unintelligent. unhealthy, uncooperative, fearful, indebted, consumers.
6 words state of unionUse profits for jobs not bonusesLimit salary and hours, create jobsBig business buys votes, hijacks government
We the corporations of the United States....
I decided to pose this prompt to students in my 10th grade advisory. Here's what they came up with:
Big mess, mass chaos, cleaning timeBad economy, no one is actingPick up our mess, become oneWhat the hell is going on?!Lazy get fat, smart get strong
No one acts for the greater good.
Hope dimmed by backroom backwash.
We're So Screwed. Oh So Screwed.
Obama has squandered the public's trust
"Who is John Galt?"
Narrow self-interest makes us stupid
kabuki by campaign contributors curren whitehouse occupant.
STATE OF THE UNION
"At first I collected and spent a heap of money,
And it was fun but now it s no longer funny.
Folks out there are grumping about the banks
And how those bonus bigshots owe me thanks,
So I'm proposing help for the middle class
Which gripes that it is running out of gas.
The deal is this, and people, hear me well
In city, state, in factory, farm and dell:
Everybody voting, in school or tent,
Gets a tax refund of 25 percent,
While those who go and vote straight Democratic
Will have a half returned--that's automatic!
The aim is that YOU spend. Go on a spree.
Isn't that the essence of green democracy?
My friends, you soon will have the means to cope.
Chill out and hoist a coupla beers to hope."
You voted change. Got same old.
It's a constant work-in-progress.
Stop blaming others, take responsibilty America.
Read my lips, mo' new taxes.
End corporate personhood and corporate welfare.
The wind blows and congress follows
Socialism for the top three-percent.
Change isn't instaneous; change takes time!
State of the Union:Watch you back my fellow Americans
Who brought us here? Bush Republicans.
Dying for change: don't blow it!
I will stop earmarks this time.
I've eliminated CTCSO* by Executive Order.
*CIA assassination team.
THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
MIDDLE CLASS VANISHESTHE NATION PERISHES
Mussolini's Corporate Fascism in America NOW!
Change not instantaneous; change takes time!
meditate on Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust God.
Apathy vs. Activism: activism always wins.
Widening chasm between haves and have-nots.
Takes strength. Takes support. Takes time.
Excesses of capitalism bad. Not capitalism.
"Doing nothing" is not being proposed.
People should stop watching Fox News.
Corporations still rule in Washington
Give a little, Get a little
I think we can only turn to the wisdom of George Clinton :"Get off yo ass and jam!"
Democrat or Republican; pick your poison
I'll proudly continue investing in America!!!!
We are all in this together
One man, against fear and negativity.
Mean people suck, Republicans are mean.
It takes more than one year.
Copy and paste last years Speech!
Took over Titanic, turned it around
I hope we still can...
Collapse of the American Empire
Terrible - we're stilling killing the unborn.
demotragics and republicants-----wah,wah,wah!
It's time to move to Canada!
Fellow Americans, We'll need more Shovels!!!!!
We're on the road to nowhere. (sing along)
promote oppertunity don't dumb us down
I bring more of the same
Resource pigs distraught-Earth will abide
"Fat Cats and Democrats" published 1972
4.5% Unemployment before Pelosi became Speaker
Politicians Believe in Corporate Welfare, But Not the Welfare of The Average American.
sick nation, no medicine in sight.
Let's hear "nothing but the truth"
Wall Street, one power in control
Any complex problem has a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. HL Mencken
The "State of the Union"
O - OverwhelmedB - Beat A - AnguishedM- Men, women and childrenA - And seeking change
A hot air mass continues overhead.
Throw out the bums! But which?
Run by and for big business
Going to hell...blame Pat Robertson
Rich get richer.....poor get poorer!
Voters in the center not extremes.
No more slimy deals behind closed doors
"I love America." Signed - Emancipated Corporation.
No more pork or politics-as-usual.
I still believe in Barack Obama.
Corrupt congress sinks below waterline: glub!
Rich get richer, poor get poorer! This is the true state of the union.
F this. I'm moving to Canada.
Change takes time. Americans need patience.
Never hope more than you work.
On The Brink of Civil War.
Dragging Republican anchor, but inching forward!
Tell me when to celebrate
Jobs,jobs,jobs; jobs produce confidence.
Spiraling into entropy; both sides culpable.
ABC News: "There Aint Gonna Be No Money For Nothing"
Mr. David Obey
Regarding Paying For The Afghanistan Wars.
The powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee has a stark message for President Obama about Afghanistan -- sending more troops would be a mistake that could "wipe out every initiative we have to rebuild our own economy."Share
Rep. David Obey, D-Wisc., talks exit strategy, compares Afghanistan to Vietnam.
"There ain't going to be no money for nothing if we pour it all into Afghanistan," House Appropriations Chairman David Obey told ABC News in an exclusive interview.
"If they ask for an increased troop commitment in Afghanistan, I am going to ask them to Pay For It."
"If I Wanted to Increase My Poll Numbers, All I have To Do, Is Do Nothing"
At last Week's Ohio Rally
President Barack Obama
John & Celeste...
The Republican Mantra has been since President Obama's Election, To Kill His Re-Election, by Doing Nothing and oppose Everything He does [Obstruction]
The Only thing the Republicans Support is National Defense, Homeland Security and Borrowing Billions, from Communist-Socialist China, which has Added to our Debts in such a Major Way, yet Republicans say their "Against Generational Theft & Debt" ?
The Republicans Never Paid for these 2 Wars, in their 8 Years of Power. We Owe China Big Time with Interest, China Owns Our Government [Bonds] yet Republican Radio & TV Omit these Glaring Facts.
Please Start Emphasizing Our Debts to Communist-Socialist China, People Really Need to Know.
Challenging Both Sides To Action Over In Action.
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