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About That Empty Seat at the State of the Union

The White House has announced that there will be an empty seat next to Michelle Obama this evening at the State of the Union speech, to represent victims of gun violence. A White House official said the seat would be for “victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice – because they need the rest of us to speak for them.”

This isn’t all that surprising, considering the continuing war on guns and the 2nd Amendment that has been waged by this administration. Obama’s unconstitutional executive action on guns last week is just another assault on the right of citizens to be armed. The empty seat at tonight’s speech is a blatant appeal to emotion. Liberals have a history of using emotion, rather than pragmatism, to push their agenda and they’ve had success with that in the past. Pragmatism exposes liberal policies for the failures that they are and will never find a place in the liberal playbook.

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The State of the Union Show

After watching President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening it struck me what a sham this annual fiasco has become. What was originally intended to be information given from the president to the Congress has turned into a political sideshow. Celebrities attend as guests of Congressmen and the media takes glee in reporting who will be attending. One might almost expect Billy Crystal to step out from behind the curtain to announce who the next presenter will be. The president and first lady also have their own guests in the gallery; people they use for sob stories or to point to as successes for their programs. The carnival atmosphere is sickening as the Congress gathers ’round to hear the president tout his supposed successes, outline his agenda, make threats and pander to the electorate. With every other sentence drawing a standing ovation from one party or the other the address meant to provide the Congress with information has […] → Keep reading

State of the Union Address In A Perfect World

If things went as they should, President Obama’s State of the Union address to the nation this evening would be just a bit different than what he plans to say:

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens.

Tonight, I come before you to outline the reasons why the state of our union is poor. Very poor. I place blame on no one but myself. My policies have destroyed our economy, made unemployment skyrocket and raised our national debt by more than fifty percent.

For more than a year now I have lied to you about the events that transpired at our embassy in Benghazi. I knew within two hours that it was a terrorist attack but I ordered our military to stand down and, as a result, our ambassador and three other Americans were brutally murdered. I knew if the truth was known about my failure to act that it would severely harm my reelection so I […] → Keep reading

State of the Union Preview

Here is what we can all expect from President Obama in his State of the Union speech tomorrow night.