The State of the Union Address Halftime Show

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A review and commentary on President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address.

Where's the marching band?

On Tuesday night, January 20, 2015, president Obama gave his sixth State of the Union Address before the full Congress. It looked more like the halftime show at the Super Bowl. His speech was designed to entertain his fans. The only thing missing was a marching band and Obama was the only cheerleader on the field. His fans, the Democratic members of the House of Representatives and the Senate loved it. They stood, applauded and cheered numerous times. The Republicans sometimes applauded, rarely stood and otherwise sat in their seats mute. Camera shots of the event were careful to only catch those that stood and applauded. More media bias. The camera angle on the president included VP Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner sitting behind him. Boehner usually sat stoically and occasionally applauded none too vigorously. VP Biden did his best imitation of a Jack-in-the-Box, constantly jumping up and applauding.

Same old, same old lies.

The show sounded more like one of Obama's campaign stump speeches. It was full of his rhetoric, same old same old and was like the movie Groundhog Day, all over again. The prevaricator in chief even added some cleverly disguised lies.
The first lie came in his opening remarks when he said, "The shadow of crisis has passed and the state of the union is strong." The full eclipse has only just begun. It's going to get much darker over the next two years. The Union's state is not strong and has only been becoming weaker since Obama took office in 2008.
The second lie was, "I will send to Congress a budget filled with ideas that are practical, not partisan…" That means that he will use his pen to pass his executive actions if Congress doesn't cooperate. He's already threatened to use his veto power over any bill that the new Congress sends to his desk which he does not approve of. Something he did only twice in his first six years in office. But, that was when the Democrats had control of the house and senate. The stands are now full of the opposition fans.
The third lie was about Iran. He said, "… For the first time in a decade, we've halted the progress of its nuclear program and reduced its stockpiles of nuclear material." His lifting of the sanctions against Iran has actually had the opposite effect. There were other lies and half-truths also.

The Erlers

He mentioned race relations once. He posed the question, "Will we allow ourselves to be sorted into factions and turned against one another - or will we recapture a sense of common purpose that has always propelled America forward?" Is he talking about escaped slaves? He must be talking about the former because he and powerful people closely associated with him, (Al Sharpton and Attorney General Eric Holder), have been doing just the opposite.
He invoked the story of Rebekah and Ben Erler , newlyweds from Minneapolis. She waited tables, he was a construction worker. Their first child was on the way. Then the housing and construction markets collapsed. Ben's business dried up. He took what jobs he could find even when they kept him on the road for long stretches of time. She took out student loans, enrolled in community college and retrained for a new career. They suffered, worked harder and came out of it just fine. They have a new home and another son. She got a better job and then a raise. Ben is back in construction and home every night for dinner. Obama seemed to be crediting his policies as the reason. But, Obama wants to give everyone a free community college education. I wonder who will pay for it? Now we find out that Rebekah was a plant who worked as a staffer on Obama's original campaign.

Wardrobe malfunction

Obama said we're, "… pushing out into the Solar System not just to visit, but to stay. He mentioned a re-energized space program that would send American astronauts to Mars. What planet is he living on? We can no longer even get our astronauts up into space because he ordered the space shuttle program canceled.
His rhetoric had no end. It was a long speech. I tired of it quickly.
This halftime show needed a boost. He should've staged for Michelle to have a wardrobe malfunction.

Photo credits/References

Photo credits

Super Bowl Halftime

King Obama

Rebekah Erler



The State of the Union Address 2015


Lies, Michelle Obama, Obama, Rebekah Erler, Shows, Super Bowl Halftime

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author avatar Chip Greene
I am a retired police officer, baseball enthusiast, political junkie, and published writer.
My articles will focus on crime, politics, and baseball.

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author avatar Retired
22nd Jan 2015 (#)

Why is that no American can make a speech without a load of people sitting or standing behind him or her?

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
22nd Jan 2015 (#)

I did not watch, it seems like he is a puppet of the bankers anyhow.

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author avatar writestuff
22nd Jan 2015 (#)

The great thing about the good old U.S.A. is that elected public official can and do make public addresses regarding his/her agenda.. However, there is a lot of confusion regarding whether or not you are the audience he/she is addressing. Thus, many of those who do hear are always with doing so via some type of bias. Selective hearing is nothing new in the political arena.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2015 (#)

How do you know he was lying in what he said about Iran? Do you have proof? Speak it if you do rather than just throwing out the accusation with nothing to back it up.

Chip, you need to know this: Republicans in Washington do not represent you, unless you are belong to the one percent, which I suspect you do not. Otherwise, anyone who votes Republican votes for his own oppression. They fool a lot of people with their rhetoric about social issues. It's in fact truly amazing how many people they bamboozle into voting for them, people they could care less about.

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author avatar Chip Greene
23rd Jan 2015 (#)

Iran is enriching its nuclear material. The sole purpose of this is to make a nuclear bomb. We slowed its progress with sanctions. Obama lifted those sanctions. Its full speed ahead for its nuclear program. That is the main reason that the Israeli Prime Minister, is coming to Washington in March to speak to Congress, not Obama mind you.
Steve, you need to know this: Substitute the word Republicans with Democrats and re-read the 2nd paragraph in your post.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Jan 2015 (#)

"Obama not only lies about the economy or the war, he lies about his policies, he lies about his motives, he lies about what he did and what he said, and he goes on lying about what he intends to do. He lies boldly and he lies by omission. He lies gleefully. Even when he calls for bipartisanship and decency, he perverts those impulses by lying about his refusal to compromise or show any decency to Americans."

-- D. Greenfield, from

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author avatar Chip Greene
23rd Jan 2015 (#)

That's why I call him the Prevaricator-in-Chief.

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