Americans liked Obama's speech

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  1. Doug_yvr

    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    The approval ratings for Obama's speech are very interesting in that they are so positive.

    53% had a "very positive" reaction to Obama's speech, only 25% had a negative reaction

    What's more telling is how his message was received. 68% said that the policies he outlined would move the country in the right direction. 68% is a very high number and I think it tells us that Americans generally believe that he is representing their views for a better country.

    Respondents also said his Presidency has fallen short of expectations. So who is stopping him from translating his words into actions? Congress, that's who, and Republicans specifically.

    Which is why they're going to once again fail to get the White House.

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    Alucard New Member Past Donor

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    Excellent post!
     
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    I didn't watch the speech. I hate being lied to.
     
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    Considering that about 57% of Democrats were "very likely" to watch Obama's SOTU, versus 33% of Republicans, I would say that a 53% "very positive" versus a 25% "negative" reaction is about right assuming that the reaction would split along party lines.

    http://ivn.us/2016/01/12/rasmussen-majority-voters-think-sotu-waste-time/

    You are reading WAY too much into a party line reaction that falls almost perfectly into line with the viewership split. Just because more Democrats watch the SOTU when a Democrat is in office, that doesn't represent any type of shift toward Democrat policies. It only shows that either political party is more likely to have more from their party viewing the SOTU when their guy is the one delivering the speech.
     
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    Yeah, Democrats celebrating other Democrats isn't anything new. That their policies don't work also is something lost to them.
     
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    Stevew Well-Known Member

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    I watched it and have to say Obama returned to his 2008 and 2012 campaign style speeches where he knew what people wanted to hear. The problem with all those speeches was, his actions didn't follow the speeches.

    Steve
     
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    I watched. All I saw was Obama praising himself for is failures. Sign of a true narcissist.
     
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    That is a little deceptive. The article also said:

    The poll is representative only of those who watched Tuesday's State of the Union, a group that tends to be more supportive of the President giving it than the population as a whole. Among those speech-watchers interviewed tonight, 42% consider themselves Democrats, 24% Republicans, a more Democratic tilt than Americans as a whole.

    That's reflected in their views of Obama's policies on several key issues, with majorities across-the-board saying they think the President's policies would move the nation in the right direction. Speech-watchers were most apt to say they would move the nation in the right direction on climate change (73%), with smaller majorities saying so about the economy (67%), gun policy (66%), terrorism (64%), health care policy (63%) and immigration (57%).

    But 48% of those who watched the speech said that overall, Obama's presidency has fallen short of their expectations, compared with just 18% who say the President exceeded their expectations over his nearly seven years in office. Another 33% said the President's time in office met their expectations.

    It represents those who watched meaning more Democrats than Republicans.There were many who tuned out. It had the lowest ratings since at least 2000.
     
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    i was watching QVC...they has a sale on toilet paper..very exciting...and how is the stock market reacting today to his speech?...oops..looks like the recession is going to happen now...
     
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    Where ... How ... Why.
    Animal,mineral or vegetable.
    I bet that source assed { asked } One animal and 2 mineral and three vegetable.
    , Plus Obama dint begin his Castro Speech { SOTU } with a prayer.
    That's Unamerican.
     
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    Geez, why the Messiah is just the Bestest Ever! I know cause the Messiah said so himself.

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    Was it the scented kind? I don't like my ass to smell of perfume after a wipe.
     
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    Yep he's all style and prose and nothing to back it up except more grandiose vague notions and lies to cover his inadequacies.
     
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    I listened to it for 20 seconds, got physically ill then changed the station.
     
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    Americans liked it because it is his last one. That alone is reason to celebrate.

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    Yeah, why would anyone want to be lectured by a serial liar.
     
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    WTF is a "Castro " speech ?

    Prayer ? Was this a prayer breakfast or SOTU ?

    Have any other POTUS 'S opened the SOTU with a prayer ? Is there precedence for that ?
     
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    I stayed awake for two of his. The first one and this one - the last. To be fair I also fell asleep during most of POTUS W's SOTU speeches.

    Did Cheney present them for George W ?
     
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    I watched the speech, you are correct there were a lot of lies.A whole bunch of them.

    But wasn't that how Obama got elected in the first place ?
     
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    :clapping: For a great speech!

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    The lies were what, and where is your proof?
     
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    " Where"? In Washington! "How"? With proper grammar and word usage! "Why" Because he knew he could, where others were incapable.
     
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    All you have to do is take your blinders off and look around you.

    Look at the condition of our military services under Obama.

    Look at the recovery of the economy, I know what recovery.

    Look at all of those new low paying jobs that were created and who actually got those jobs, not native born Americans.

    Look at all of the terrorist attacks that have happened on American soil while Obama has been in the White House.

    Look at Obama's failed foreign policies, that's easy to do by just looking at the Middle East.

    There's more poverty in America today than seven years ago.

    Federal deficit spending, more under Obama than all prior President combined. $20 Trillion Dollars by the time Obama leaves the White House.

    Remember when Obama said that our borders were secured ? That was a lie.

    The state of the Union is in worse shape today than it was in 2009.
     
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    Like a Roach on a porch, everyone of those claims can be squashed with ease, proving you are the one not telling the truth.
     
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    Probably the only ones watching it were Obama sycophants
     
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    Mainly Obama sycophants watched the speech, no surprise they liked it. But even those people say obama is a failed President. Better read the full CNN article before getting all "rah rah" over obama.
     
  24. APACHERAT

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    Lets start with the condition of our military. Go at it.
     
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    All politicians say what people want to hear; they are nothing more then glorified salesmen selling themselves to the public.
     

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