Do you watch the State of the Union address?

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Do you watch the State of the Union address?
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Mon, 01-24-2011 - 4:24pm

Hi everyone. I haven't had a chance to get back here in the last week or so and I have a lot of reading to catch up on!! After all of the political stories and comments from the last few weeks, I'm really curious to see what President Obama is going to say in the state of the Union tomorrow night. I think it's important to watch, since it seems to be a time when most everyone is listening at the same time, but I am also a bit jaded about it ... maybe because of its carefully crafted nature and of course the commentary from the new shows immediately following. Anyway, I'm hoping that it can be a defining moment to outline the administration's plans for the next two years, addressing healthcare and jobs. And I do hope that there is some way for it to be a uniting moment, but that might be asking a bit too much! Do you make a point to watch it or do you just follow up afterward with the transcript? Anything you hope to see/hear?

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 5:31pm

Why would we need to have divisions?

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-28-2009
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 4:20pm
Well, I agree with you on that as well.
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Registered: 01-22-2000
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 4:16pm

I make no distinction in my disdain for politicos....I think they all stink.

Thats why I am so pessimistic about the prospects for our nation in the next 10 to 20 yrs.

Sonny

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Wed, 01-26-2011 - 12:43pm

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 11:36am

I am of the opinion that the evolution of the body politic has grown to NEED to keep us divided, so they have grown it to an art form...but thats just me.

Sonny

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 11:25am

No Labels is a group of moderates who came together to try to find common ground for the good of the nation rather than let the more strident voices of partisans/ideologues dominate discussion and policy making.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 10:03am

My daughter and son have maily teachers who run to the liberal side...some very much so. As they approach college, the slant and the delivery will only grow more and more liberal...just as it was when my wife and I were going through school. I am not overly concerned by it...so why would you say "be careful"?

I dont think it was someone else's game, etc. For theirs, the students were challenged to draw up their own BINGO cards with as many catch phrases, and or rhetorical phrases, that they could. They were to cross them off as they were spoken. Today in class they will compare their cards to see who was best(is that okay??? Seeing who is actually "the best"?) at guessing what words the President would speak. I look forward to hearing her report to me of their discussion.

Sonny

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 8:37am

SOTU bingo?

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 9:35pm

Watching it right now with my daughter, a Sr in HS who, for her AP Govt class, is playing SOTU BINGO. They each drew up bingo cards with certain catch phrases that they thought he would say. They cross them off as he says them. Tomorrow they will compare who got what....

Sonny

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 1:10pm

Yes, we will definitely watch. :) Have always done so. What we do after the President is done, however, is stop watching, LOL! :D And change the channel. We don't give a rat's patootie about all the reporters and posturing politicians all blathering afterwards, trying to tell us what we should think about it all. Just blah, blah, blah. :|


Blessings,

Gypsy

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