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Will you watch the State of the Union address live?

Response Percent Votes
35% 345
33% 327
I won’t watch at all
25% 254
Not sure
5% 54
Total 980


Reuben Turner 8 years ago

yes i will. that is my president speaking and i'll be looking forward to hear what he has to say.

Pete_Schweti 8 years ago

Yes, in the same spirit in which I watch FAIL videos on YouTube.

promitida 8 years ago

I assume those responding, "no" will catch the Faux news summary of his speech?

Maddy Griffin 8 years ago

I'm with cletus! I love listening to him speak. I'd like to hear what he has planned in the way of job creation.

jonas_opines 8 years ago

You could watch it undead though.

Flap Doodle 8 years ago

Dear Leader has already won an Emmy for this speech. Hopenchange!

leedavid 8 years ago

No I won't watch it. What will he say that he hasn't already said? Here is his speech, "When I took office it was so bad....blah, blah, blah. It took 8 years to dig this hole its gonna take a while to get us out. It is Bush's fault." Then list a bunch of accomplishments that are unbelieveable. Like how he created or saved millions of jobs totally ignoring millions have lost their jobs under his administration...but again it's Bush's fault. He is a gifted speaker. What we need is a gifted leader. If I wanted to see a gifted speaker, I would watch a movie.

BigAl 8 years ago

Obama's biggest mistake was underestimating the damage that the Bush/Cheney administration inflicted on this country.

Stuart Evans 8 years ago

Obama hasn't made any mistakes. But the electorate totally dropped the ball.

leedavid 8 years ago

BigAl (Anonymous) says…

Obama's biggest mistake was underestimating the damage that the Bush/Cheney administration inflicted on this country.


See I knew it....did you write his speech for him? Obama's actions are more important than his words and he has created a nice mess for himself.

Stuart Evans 8 years ago

Tom, I can't believe I read every line of that. I kept hoping that it would change.

leedavid 8 years ago

Tom, love ya like a relative, but its 4 million jobs lost this past year under the president. Good news is he saved or created 111 million jobs....the economy is improving in Zip codes that do not exist and sometime next year we are going to do something about Afghanistan. Hang on troops, just a couple more months, help is on its way.

Stuart Evans 8 years ago

The latest figures from the white house show that they saved or created 15.3 Bajillion votes...err jobs.

K_Verses_The_World 8 years ago

But even the President of the United States Sometimes must have to stand naked.

Bob Dylan - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

Jeff Cuttell 8 years ago

Are those talking about Obama reading a speech like that is a bad thing saying Bush never did that? He did read ( which is surprise to many that he could) his State of the Union speeches. Of course there much smaller words in his speeches.

Mel Briscoe 8 years ago

wow, tommy has jokes today. its too damn early in the morning for his jokes.

i actually agree w/ autie... i'ma read all about it up in here anyway... i won't be missing out on anything by not watching it on TV.

Mariposa 8 years ago

President Obama possesses both style and substance. He is quite comfortable at town hall meetings chatting up the people in the hall.
He has a delightful sense of humor which he is going to need.

blackfox 8 years ago

Whats the point. If his mouth is moving, he's not speaking the truth!

leedavid 8 years ago

TomShewmon (Tom Shewmon) says…

I stand corrected LD. Have you seen the latest poll?

Yeah, if a vote were held today, 47% say they would vote for someone else besides Obama, 43% say they would still vote for Obama, and the rest say they still think it's too early too decide. I'm guessing that 9% have decision-making issues–OK, fair enough. The 43% likely were big fans of Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street. The 47% are the teabagging, astroturfing, redneck nazis. Sheesh, what's this nation coming to?! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thank God I am in not in one of those groups. The state of the economy figures coming from the CBO are grim and should impact his job approval rating. He seems to be a nice fellow, and a gifted speaker. In this case he is in a job that is way over his head. One that he is ill prepared to undertake. I think the allies he thought he had in congress turned on him and he was not ready for that. Seriously, who thought Reid and Peloski had effective leadership skills.

Whoops got to go, tea is ready....reminds me I got to get some tea bags today.


Flap Doodle 8 years ago

Dear Leader will proclaim "all power to the soviets!" Or he may wait until next year for that.

Sue McDaniel 8 years ago

I am so glad I have plans tonight or I might tune in just for a laugh...I am sure his writers and campaign manager and teleprompter are full of it......all about the "Hopenchange" that are not working and will never....

Ricky_Vaughn 8 years ago

A lot of disrespect in here for the prez....where's the patriotism?

Even if you hate him, don't you want to watch so you can call him on his B.S. and build a stronger case of why he stinks? You people confuse me...

monkeyhawk 8 years ago

Really good stuff on CNBC right now. Geithner, the tax cheat, is being grilled for being a sneaky, lying weasel.

avoice 8 years ago

If I'm still alive, I'll watch.

BigAl 8 years ago

leedavid (Anonymous) says…

BigAl (Anonymous) says…

Obama's biggest mistake was underestimating the damage that the Bush/Cheney administration inflicted on this country.


See I knew it….did you write his speech for him? Obama's actions are more important than his words and he has created a nice mess for himself.

I agree that something needs done. But, did you really think that Obama was going to fix everything in a year?

Like it or not, this economy was in the tank and sinking fast when Obama came into office.

diplomacy205 8 years ago

"RETICENT_IRREVERENT (Anonymous) says…

I surely can not watch it dead."

The best post on the thread!

Flap Doodle 8 years ago

“…Mr. Obama's major contribution to deficits has been a record spending spree. In 2007, before the recession, federal expenditures reached $2.73 trillion. By 2009 expenditures had climbed to $3.52 trillion. In 2009 alone, overall federal spending rose 18%, or $536 billion. Throw in a $65 billion reduction in debt service costs due to low interest rates, and the overall spending increase was 22%. In one year. CBO confirms that Democrats have taken federal spending to a new and higher plateau: 24.7% of GDP in 2009, 24.1% this year, and back to an estimated 24.3% in 2011. The modern historical average is about 20.5%, and less than that if you exclude the Reagan defense buildup of the 1980s that helped to win the Cold War and let Bill Clinton reduce defense spending to 3% of GDP in the 1990s. This means that one of every four dollars produced by the sweat of American private labor is now taxed and redistributed by 535 men and women in Congress…” Hillary wouldn't have made such a hash of things.

dizzy_from_your_spin 8 years ago

"But, never having a real job with measureable goals before, I didn't know being President was going to be sooooo hard....waaahhhhh."

jackpot 8 years ago

spending freeze? This is after he upped it 8% in Jan and 12% in Dec!

Moderateguy 8 years ago

I would watch it except for the requirement of seeing Nancy Pelosi stand up and smile and clap every 20-30 seconds. That I can't begin to stomach. I like to stay informed, but not at the cost of a smashed television.

Flap Doodle 8 years ago

"Posted by Jay Tea Published: January 27, 2010 - 1:00 PM Tonight, President Obama gives his first State Of The Union address. And while I'm a non-drinker (medical reasons, coupled with an extensive family history of alcoholism), I "feel the pain" of others who will have to sit through the speech. So, to lighten that burden, I'm proposing a SOTU Drinking Game. First up, a tribute to TOTUS. Two drinks, one for each of the TelePrompter's screens. Then, once Obama starts speaking, here are the rules: Tiny sip: Every time Obama refers to himself (let's not get hurt here, folks) One Drink: "Unprecedented" "I will not sleep" "Let me make this clear" "I will fight for you" Two drinks: Indirectly blames Bush for his problems Blames "Wall Street" for problems Chug: Claims Scott Brown's victory as an endorsement of himself, and not a repudiation Talks about cracking down on tax cheats, and camera goes to Timothy Geithner Specifies who he's going to fight against when he's "fighting for us."..."

Satirical 8 years ago

Why should I watch the State of the Union speech when I already have a copy of the talking points Dear Leader wants me to use tomorrow...

"'Hannity' Obtains Copy of Pre-State of the Union Talking Points",2933,584083,00.html

Satirical 8 years ago

Agnostick at 3:12 FTW!!!

Forget what I said before, I am definitely watching now!

Richard Payton 8 years ago

When your old it just DEPENDS on how full it gets if I watch.

Kontum1972 8 years ago

funny how among all the comment's no one said a thing about the bernie madoff....and how his company and family ripped off america, using the company credit card to buy personal items for their homes and and themselves not even using their own money...bernie and all his weasel friends are the one who bilked america, and i do believe it was under the bush/cheney watch.....the guys you republicans elected, your just as guilty as these two weasels. FYI it is going to take years to clean this up cards and living beyond your income, that the problem with america, I have one credit card and it is only for back up if i need it, i pay cash for everything and i am not hurting,.... dont live beyond your means, obtw i did have stock in AIG that i bought 19 years ago but i sold it way before the rip-off...

Satirical 8 years ago

I just pray that Obama doesn't congratulate KU on being the likely next #1 ranked team in the State of the Union. Talk about the kiss of death (Obama calling UK yesterday). It seems like everything Obama touches turns to stone.

Satirical 8 years ago

VA Governorship NJ Governorship MA Senate Seat KY vs SC Basketball ============== Obama Kiss of Death - 4 Sure things - 0

c_dubya 8 years ago

Every year my wife and I play the SOTU drinking game so I will be watching. We choose a phrase we think he's going to use frequently and then drink when he does. A few years ago we did 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' and got HAMMERED. Still trying to decide on a phrase for this one. Maybe you guys n gals can help?

So far we're working with

1) (not really a phrase but qualifies) Every time he blames Bush or references 'the last 8 years' 2) "I feel your pain" 3) "Failed economic policies" 4) "Haiti" 5) "Wall Street/Main Street"

Those are the top 5, although I'm pretty sure he won't drop the 'feel your pain' line more than once or twice so it's probably out.

Comments? Suggestions?

Calliope877 8 years ago

promitida (Anonymous) says…

"I assume those responding, “no” will catch the Faux news summary of his speech?"

You should never assume. I voted "no" because I'll be at work.

c_dubya 8 years ago

So I just scrolled up and saw snap crackle already posted a different drinking game. I suppose I'll just co-opt those rules it sounds like a good way to get a quick buzz.

c_dubya 8 years ago

Ugh, drunk and seeing two Obamas? I don't want to get sick or anything! I'm leaning more toward 'let me be clear' and 'transparent (or transparency.)' I think those two, plus any time Bush gets the blame, should be enough to do the job.

persevering_gal 8 years ago

Recording it so I can fast forward through all of the applauding while watching it.

jumpin_catfish 8 years ago

Here's my post speech analysis: You lie!

Sunny Parker 8 years ago

'Community Organizer' is not qualified to be the President of the United States. Nothing he will say will be the truth!

Pete Kennamore 8 years ago

No I will not be watching. Why bother? Obama will lie, followed by the lying Republican response, followed by lying analysis by media on both sides of the political spectrum. But then Entertainment Tonight will come on to tell me Britney's lastest exploites and everything will be just fine. Elrond

Mariposa 8 years ago

I watched the speech and as a student I was very happy to hear his remarks about higher education. This will make it a lot easier for me to pursue my masters in archeology. Thank you Mr. President!

leedavid 8 years ago

Used "I" 96 times, "me" 18 times....why put it on TV? He could have just spoke to himself about himself. He was so boring....

TopJayhawk 8 years ago

prochie. So what you are saying is the biggest accomplishment of the Obaminator was doing a job no one else in college probably wanted anyway? Sounds about right. What a fraud, and a mooch. Empty suit.
Gramady... You just keep telling yourself all that crap. Sweaty thighs for the Obamination much?

leedavid 8 years ago

NegroNancy: I should be ashamed???? Why? I'm not the one that got on TV before the world saying I promised I would have the troops out of Afghanistan by next year and that is just what I will do....knowing full and well it was President Bush that signed that agreement.

Seriously: "Put your money in local banks. Push our Kansas state representives to bring high speed rail through the midwest. Start making your home energy efficient and get the tax credit. Buy American! Work with your country, not against it."

All super ideas!!!!!!

purplesage 8 years ago

Can't believe he announced a pull out date for combat troops. Aw - I can't believe he's the president and I can't believe people think all those new taxes and unpaid for promises are good ideas. Too bad we can't fast forward 3 years.

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