SOTU

So Democrat Drooling Joe Kennedy III gave the SOTU response and talked about Trump’s Wall

by Skip February 6, 2018

Well now: Again, bring out that old saw about Democrats and Double Standards… (H/T: Powerline)

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Democrat Hearts and Faces of Stone

by Mike February 2, 2018

The comparison to Easter Island draws itself!

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The Deplorables: President Trump Rocks His First State Of The Union Speech

by Steve MacDonald February 2, 2018

  In keeping with the try a podcast theme, here’s another one I stumbled on. It’s called the Deplorables, whose host (in this episode) gives his take on the State of the Union Address. Give it a few minutes then let us know what you think. Listen to “President Trump Rocks His First State Of […]

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What we learned in Kennedy’s SOTU response…

by Steve MacDonald February 2, 2018

  What we learned in Kennedy’s SOTU response last night is that Democrats don’t appear to have a vision for America — or even a coherent policy proposal to offer.  TH.com

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The Night The Democratic Party Committed Suicide!

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2018

 Wayne Allyn Root describes what he calls the suicide of the Democrat Party during President Trumps State of the Union. He’s also got some polling to share. And you can get all of that in the first 10-11 minutes. Trigger warning to Libs, progs, and trolls.

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Blogline of the Day – Perfect worded and so appropriate!

by Skip February 1, 2018

In a Perfect Metaphor for Socialism, Bernie Sanders’ State of the Union Video Response Craps Out Self-identified “national socialist” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) couldn’t let Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) speak for him in the Democratic response to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. But, in a perfect metaphor for his economic system, […]

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ACLU Objects to Use of ‘American’ In SOTU Speech

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2018

When I hear the President use the word “American” it means, you, me, us, the United States, that sort of thing. When the ACLU hears ‘American,’ at least coming from Mr. Trump, it means something else. “Tonight, President Trump said the word ‘America’ more than 80 times in his speech. Yet, after a divisive first […]

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Uh-oh – last night’s Trump SOTU address was NOT good TO Democrats

by Skip January 31, 2018

Obama was right: “I won”…”You don’t like my policies? Go out and win an election“.  So, the Republicans did and Trump has certainly changed policies.  Pretty much all of them.  And made sure that everyone knew it – good news for us that voted to sandbag the Socialists None of those programs have been Progressive/Socialist in the […]

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A Taste of the SOTU: ” Americans are Dreamers Too”

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2018

“As President of the United States my highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, my constant concern is for America’s children, America’s struggling workers, and America’s forgotten communities.” He continued, “I want our youth to grow up to achieve great things. I want our poor to have their chance to rise. So tonight I am extending an […]

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Club for Growth on Obama’s SOTU

by Steve MacDonald January 21, 2016
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Doug Sachletben from Club for Growth joins us to chat about Obama’s last State of the Union address.

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Is the GOP telling English speakers one thing on immigration and Spanish ones something else?

by Skip January 18, 2016

In essence, are they trying to “calm” (at best, mislead at worst) their base while appealing to the new electorate that they want?  Quite disturbing this – that Nikki Haley (Gov, R-SC) said one thing about immigration in English while Mario Díaz-Balart (Congressman, R-FL) said the opposite when they gave the response to Obama’s SOTU address. […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! Saturday, January 16th, 2016 [Update]

by Steve MacDonald January 15, 2016
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You can join us right here, Saturday morning from 9-11 am Eastern time, for another edition of GrokTALK! Jorge Mesa-Tejada will join us to talk about the kerfuffle in Hampstead over some remarks he made in a committee meeting. He’s not talking to any other media but us. Doug Sachletben (Club for Growth) comments on […]

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SOTU tweeting tonite

by Skip January 12, 2016

Per usual with these political TV events, I’ll be trying to let my thoughts be known.  If things work out the way I want, follow them at our Twitter feed: @GraniteGrok UPDATE: Yeah, this is a pretty good summary: UPDATE: Steve Green concludes his SOTU drunkblogging with a quick one (appropriately enough): This was Obama’s […]

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Breaking: Iran “makes nice” on Obama, captures 2 small US Navy boats

by Skip January 12, 2016

It is not clear why type of craft were taken by the Iranians but reports say 10 sailors were being held.  Iranian Supreme Leader must be laughing his ass off.  Wonder what this will mean for the SOTU tonite. As one site said: “The Carterization of Obama is complete” Couple of links: AP Instapundit

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So, Republicans SOTU responses tell English speakers one thing on Immigration, Spanish another?

by Skip January 21, 2015

It seems like the Republicans may be looking at us in the base as being all LIVs (Low Information Voters)?  Haven’t they’ve seen what has happened to others in the past that tried this stunt? Reformatted, emphasis mine: Pro-amnesty Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), in delivering the Republican’s Spanish-language response to the State of the Union […]

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Data Point – Medium Household Income

by Skip January 21, 2015

Obama said that we were “rising” as the recession has been over; “the shadow of crisis has passed”.  Er, facts are stubborn things and a lot of the middle class doubts his words of fealty to them as his policies have done them little good: Income is down for the middle class and that’s best […]

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BlogTweet of the SOTU address – kindness

by Skip January 21, 2015

I watched SOTU (State of the Union) address last nite so you didn’t have to.  Live tweeted out my reactions (more than a few of them, go to @GraniteGrok) as well as retweeted others that I caught (TweetDeck is REALLY humming fast!).  But this one caught my eye as a number of sites put up […]

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Middle Class Economics 101

by Steve MacDonald January 21, 2015
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I didn’t watch the State of the Union Speech last night because according to my on-screen guide it was a rerun.  But there are those who felt they had to endure the torture of listening to another speech by Obama about Obama.  They must not be on the short list for an iPod full of […]

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BlogHeadline of the Day: this is what you will hear at Obama’s SOTU speech tomorrow night

by Skip January 19, 2015

“In the face of irrelevance, Obama buys attention with other people’s money” (H/T:  Washington Examiner via Betsy’s Page) Alternate title: “State of the Union is taxes” In other words, now that the election is passed, Obama is about to prove Romney’s 47% remark to be true.  Oh yes, just like the #WarOnWomen and the gender […]

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Senator Shaheen – Tell Me again. What Exactly Do We Need You For?

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2014
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The most Partisan President rambles on in unspecific platitudes with but one exception.  He is prepared to act like a king to get what he wants if Congress won’t give it to him.  It’s his most consistent theme of late. So how does New Hampshire’s Senior Senator respond? While other Democrat Senators up for re-election […]

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Blogline of the Day – Erick Erickson

by Skip January 28, 2014

“Barack Obama is learning what it is like to be a tree falling in a forest. Only with the tree, no one is around to hear it. With Barack Obama, no one cares anymore.” – Erick Erickson, RedState Managing Editor, talk show host, lawyer

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Tweets / Observations / Snark from watching Obama’s 5th small ball State of the Union

by Skip January 28, 2014

You know, it’s been while since being on Twitter – good tool for times like this.  And a good workout for the fingers (which are pooped!).  A couple I need to follow up on for fun and adventure:  #GROK #SOTU #NHPOLITICS Yes, I am ready to rumbleeeeeee! What’s the over / under on the number […]

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The Realities of DemocratCare…. or ‘They Don’t Call us “The Right!” For Nothing.’ Part VII

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2013
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Congressman Joe Wilson Was Right Remember when Joe Wilson interrupted Obama's healthcare speech saying; "You lie"? Looking back.. Wilson was right. @CongJoeWilson #Obamacare — David McGuire (@TheDavidMcGuire) October 26, 2013

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Obama’s SOTU:“They deserve a vote,”

by Skip February 17, 2013

“They deserve a vote,” he intoned during the obligatory gun control portion of his speech. “They deserve a vote,” he repeated, just in case you missed it the first time. “Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote. The families of Oak Creek and […]

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Er, aren’t you part of the problem, sir?

by Skip February 13, 2013

Presumably, a sense of decorum kept senators and representatives from rolling in the aisles in laughter when the president uncorked this line: “The greatest nation on Earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next.” I had a bunch of tweets during SOTU on a bunch of things, but I […]

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Rand Paul’s Response to Obama’s State of The Union Address

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2013

Yes, I have always liked Rand Paul, in case you were curious, and he is my kind of Republican…so in keeping with that, here you go; Rand Paul’s response c/o the Tea Party (though not necessarily as the Tea Party) to El Presidente’ Obama’s State of Delusion the Union Speech.

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Looks like Ted had a prime seat…

by Susan Olsen February 13, 2013

                H/T @notoserfdom

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Sarah Palin Pwns Obama With #sotUGottaBKiddingMe – Via Twitchy

by Mike February 13, 2013

Sarah Palin launched a hashtag specifically for the purpose of poking holes in Obama’s straw men this evening, and with #sotUGottaBKiddingMe, she absolutely pwned him. Special thanks to Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy.com for aggregating Governor Palin’s comments – here they are: Obama: “There is much progress to report.” Oh really? Let’s see what the facts show… […]

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Status of the Union – a very sorry affair

by Skip February 12, 2013

I tweeted during the whole thing and I’ll put them up later on.  In quickly reviewing them, I think this one sums up the speech the best: There’s NOTHING that the Federal Government can’t do – and nothing that Obama won’t refuse to have it grab. #GROK #TCOT #NHPOLITICS #SOTU But you all knew that […]

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One man’s take on Obama’s SOTU speech (and not a good take either – we are in trouble)

by Skip January 26, 2012

I was still working on the video from Concord, so I did not live blog Obama.  However, I kept noticing the inconsistencies in what he was saying.  Sure, he talks a nice game, and if you are only partially listening, it sounded good.  If you are not politically aware, you might have thought the same.  […]

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