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The Obama Morning News || January 21, 2015

Obama delivers defiance . . . President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone for his dealings with the new Republican-led Congress on Tuesday, calling on his opponents to raise taxes on the rich and threatening to veto legislation that would challenge his key decisions. Reuters

Exit stage Left . . . Emboldened by a stronger economy and a series of recent policy initiatives, President Obama on Tuesday night made clear that he is committed to cementing a liberal legacy and aimed to reframe the broader debate on what constitutes American success. Washington Post

GOP: Speech divisive . . . Republicans charged Obama with putting forth a highly divisive State of the Union speech that offered no new proposals and included a plan to raise $320 billion in new taxes that had no chance of passing Congress. “He’s just being confrontational,” said Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots. “He knows that’s not going to pass either chamber of Congress. Newsmax

Ernst: The GOP feels your pain . . . The Republican Party toned down partisan rhetoric in its official response to the President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night, focusing on the party’s plans and ideals instead of directly responding to the administration’s agenda. Washington Examiner

Election? What election? . . . President Obama wasn’t about to let last year’s election results damper his second-to-last State of the Union address. In fact, the president led what appeared to be something of a pep rally during his hourlong speech on Tuesday. The Hill

Obama touts pacifism . . . President Obama, in his annual state of the union speech, defended six years of pacifist, diplomacy-dominated national security policies that he portrayed as aimed at defeating new threats and protecting the planet. Washington Free Beacon

Lack of grace . . . President Obama made no mention Tuesday night of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s recent ascension to majority leader, even though he will likely play a major role in congressional negotiations this year. The Hill

Obamacare website sharing private info . . . The government’s health insurance website is quietly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing. Washington Times

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8 Responses to The Obama Morning News || January 21, 2015

  1. “The U.S. should go to war only when necessary,”. Obama feels we should sit back and watch our enemies movements from the sidelines, it’s absolute insanity. How has it worked out? The scary part is that Obama believes it’s working. No American wants to send anyone to war, but a nation needs to project strength and the ability to back it up. How I wish we had a real man/woman in charge, someone who sought wisdom from intelligent, fiscal and patriotic advisors. We won’t survive as a nation. Obama has set us up for disasterous consequences and war will become a reality.

  2. You know, if George W. Bush had gone up there in 2007, after Democrats took control of both chambers, and proposed 320 billion dollars worth of tax cuts, he would have been laughed out of the House chamber, and been accused of being so far out of touch with reality that he was mentally unfit to continue in office. There would have been a HUGE hue and cry for the 25th Amendment to be invoked.

    That’s not in any way a suggestion, it’s just a minor observation.

  3. After last nights arrogant rant from a president that is famous for antagonizing his opponents, we can only hope that the GOP makes a major effort to take him to the woodshed.
    We did our part in getting them into office, now they had better keep their promise to stop Obama’s progressive policies from destroying our Country.

    Much of his rhetoric last night is even being questioned by NPR.
    It appears that a modicum of common sense is creeping into the bastions of the liberal media.
    It’s about time.
    If the media turns on him, he will be in dire straits.

    What we have seen for years is finally being broadcast on the networks that the low information voter sees as bible.

    If the GOP does take him to task in the next year, I will look forward to the SOTU address in 2015.

    • What was really weird was the high pitched tone, the pleading voice he used when trying to sell his ideas. That was really skin-crawling stuff. Made my dog start barking. He thought the was a burglar at the door, I guess.

      • I think that he uses that tone when he realizes that he has to drill down on the fact that he is the president and we are the peons.
        Squealing at intelligent people only makes him seem more weak and desperate.
        Standing in front of a congress that can nix any and all of his policies for the next two years has his panties in a knot.

        We witnessed a bully last night that thinks that he can overcome any opposition that comes his way just by telling us what he has done, and now he is flying all over the Country reminding us that he is the one that made all this happen.

        It seems to me that he is desperate to renew his popularity.
        Poor little Barry, it took more time than it should have, I hope he can rebound from the obvious influx of common sense and the resulting rebound from the mistakes made by electing you in the first place.
        We shall see.

  4. Defended national security. He “should” be ashamed of himself, as well as everyone who clapped for him. One of his main jobs is to protect.