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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:44 PM

Why is the Corporate Media billing the SOTU as a "political campaign speech"?

State of the Union addresses are *constitutionally* mandated and are traditionally given around this time of year.


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Reply Why is the Corporate Media billing the SOTU as a "political campaign speech"? (Original post)
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 OP
elleng Jan 2012 #1
rhett o rick Jan 2012 #2
liberal N proud Jan 2012 #3
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 #4
joshcryer Jan 2012 #5
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 #7
joshcryer Jan 2012 #11
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 #13
loudsue Jan 2012 #14
SaintPete Jan 2012 #6
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 #8
SaintPete Jan 2012 #15
Cognitive_Resonance Jan 2012 #9
NYC Liberal Jan 2012 #10
TreasonousBastard Jan 2012 #12
Angleae Jan 2012 #16
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 #19
deacon Jan 2012 #17
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2012 #18

Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. They can't help themselves to facts;

politics in the air this month/week, that's all, folks.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:49 PM

2. I assume your question is rhetorical? nm

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:51 PM

3. Because the corporate overloards want the "librul" media to bill it that way.

The GOP has been setting this official function of the President as political for days.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:55 PM

4. Sadly MSNBC pundits have followed suit. I've heard both Tweety and Ed repeat the same LIE...

I mean...MEME...

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:55 PM

5. There are indications that the SOTU will be partisan. If so, it would be unusual.

SOTU is typically unity, not bashing the other side, etc.

I frankly don't believe he's going to be partisan, but that's how the media is spinning it.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:13 PM

7. Mitt Daniels is giving the rebuttal and it is said to be brutally partisan!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:25 PM

11. SOTU itself isn't partisan usually, the rebuttals always are. But I was wrong.

Obama's being fairly partisan so far.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:02 PM

13. He is not being partisan. There are a number of his proposals that are REPUBLICAN-supported

It's just that the Republicans suddenly have acted as if those ideas are not theirs.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:10 PM

14. In 8 years as president, George Bush NEVER gave a non-partisan SOTU

address.

Republicans have always been partisan. They have no identity by themselves.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:01 PM

6. Of course its political

it's crafted and delivered by a politician, and followed by a politicized rebuttal from an opposing party politician.

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Response to SaintPete (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:14 PM

8. I understand that, but that wasn't the question. SOTU's are always political but the M$M is going to

task to make it more than what it usually is.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:15 PM

15. I get you. I guess I'm getting jaded

because all I can think of is "of course it's political, and OF COURSE the MSM are propagandists"

I want to be surprised by the real "state of our union." I want to be angry, incensed, and disgusted by the negatives in our society, but bad news doesn't shock me anymore.

I wish to hell it did...

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:17 PM

9. Just following their orders. nt

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:19 PM

10. It's political, but it always has been. But it's only bad if you're a Democrat.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:35 PM

12. Yeah, but find me one that wasn't political, or...

a campaign speech in an election year.

Maybe Washington had a neutral one...

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:09 AM

16. Because they usually are, especially in an election year.

P.S. The "address" isn't constitutionally mandated. Only the report. It can be written and delivered by courier to congress. There is not requirement to POTUS to deliver it verbally or in person.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:44 AM

19. That is true. The manner in which the address is given is not mandated, but the president

IS required by the Constitution to address the Congress "from time to time."

Article II, Section 3:

"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 of the U.S. Constitution

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:43 AM

17. They are too lazy to discuss the issues. n/t

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:51 AM

18. Because it was.

 

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