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    Bit disgusting how these politicians all prop up some shot-to-shit veteran as a bookend for their political bullshit.

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    The State of the Union address is a disgraceful embarrassment.

    It's based on a 200 year old tradition and not relevant anymore in our age of technology.

    Nothing is actually said: speech writers write, and re-write.

    Abstract noun, after abstract noun.

    It's so archaic, it should be shelved.
    ............

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    ^^^^
    agreed

    along with those phony standing ovations and shit...

    didn't watch it.... Had to watch Princess Sofia with my little girl for the 200th time...

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    Still sounds useful if it is being used to sway votes his parties way in the next election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro
    It's based on a 200 year old tradition
    No it is not, it is part of the POTUS job as per the Constitution:

    He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. - Article II, Section 3

    Fun trivia: All Prezes from Jefferson to Wilson just sent in a written message to Congress, Carter did that once too.
    bibo ergo sum
    If you hear the thunder be happy - the lightening missed.
    This time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro
    It's based on a 200 year old tradition
    No it is not, it is part of the POTUS job as per the Constitution:

    He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. - Article II, Section 3
    Thanks for the info, GC

    Fun trivia: All Prezes from Jefferson to Wilson just sent in a written message to Congress, Carter did that once too.
    Going back to a written message would be a good start.

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    I just read that BO wants to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership which is another contradiction about this "inequality."

    TPP (apparently) is just a footnote to the other deals that have been made over the decades.

    But it reinforces that Obama is just another shill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla View Post

    Fun trivia: All Prezes from Jefferson ..... just sent in a written message to Congress, Carter did that once too.
    "Just got a good deal from the French on some land"

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro
    But it reinforces that Obama is just another shill.
    Can you name one modern US president that wasn't?

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    Lowest viewership since year 2K?

    Well, guess that's what you get when you've been massively lied to for so long it's really hard to listen to his outright fabrications any more.

    Don't call him the Sham Wow president for nothing, eh?
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    Check it out - these folks may not be reciting a libertarian manifesto, and they may not be a representative sample, but it does show that some folks are gettin’ a mite tired of the prog-lib-Dem hypocrisy:

    A Deplorable Bitter Clinger

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