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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:05 PM

Please grade Pres. Obama's SOTU Speech

A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F+
F

I would say A to A-

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Reply Please grade Pres. Obama's SOTU Speech (Original post)
gopiscrap Jan 2012 OP
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Homer12 Jan 2012 #1
Blaze Diem Jan 2012 #15
renie408 Jan 2012 #2
lapfog_1 Jan 2012 #3
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la la Jan 2012 #4
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Robbins Jan 2012 #5
ForgoTheConsequence Jan 2012 #6
RKP5637 Jan 2012 #7
MrSlayer Jan 2012 #8
cyberspirit Jan 2012 #9
AnOhioan Jan 2012 #10
ellisonz Jan 2012 #11
DippyDem Jan 2012 #12
Old and In the Way Jan 2012 #13
DesertRat Jan 2012 #14
s-cubed Jan 2012 #16
JDPriestly Jan 2012 #17
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musicblind Jan 2012 #18
jillan Jan 2012 #19
rocktivity Jan 2012 #20
one_voice Jan 2012 #21
DinahMoeHum Jan 2012 #22
PADemD Jan 2012 #23
Voice for Peace Jan 2012 #24
gateley Jan 2012 #25
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lovemydog Jan 2012 #26
Bob32 Jan 2012 #31
Bob32 Jan 2012 #33
JTFrog Jan 2012 #39
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grantcart Jan 2012 #27
Ravens Light Jan 2012 #28
davidpdx Jan 2012 #29
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JoePhilly Jan 2012 #30
PRETZEL Jan 2012 #32
greiner3 Jan 2012 #34
IFOWONCO Jan 2012 #35
WI_DEM Jan 2012 #36
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2012 #37
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MineralMan Jan 2012 #38
WCGreen Jan 2012 #40
Lost-in-FL Jan 2012 #41
HappyMe Jan 2012 #42

Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:06 PM

1. A

It was good. He put the rethugs in a multi-dimensional box.

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Response to Homer12 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:14 PM

15. haha..They have problems with multi-dimensions..

 

Choosing one of their wise congressional leaders to respond, should keep them in their usual circular firing squad.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:06 PM

2. I would go with A-. The start threw me a little. n/t

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:06 PM

3. A - n/t

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:08 PM

4. A

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:08 PM

5. A

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:08 PM

6. A+ No doubt.

A+, knocked it out of the park. The guy I voted for and the guy I hope to see over the next 9 months.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:08 PM

7. I go with A

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:08 PM

8. A. But he always gives great speeches.

 

Just about none of what he spoke about will get done.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:08 PM

9. A+

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:10 PM

10. C- A few nice ideas but then he also rattled the saber and gave away more public lands to...

gas and oil extraction...what about fracking does he think is "clean"?

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:11 PM

11. B+

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:11 PM

12. A He's a master of great speeches!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:11 PM

13. A - Assertive, in command, hopeful, and solid.

He was totally in control. I'm thrilled that we have a guy who can inspire.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:12 PM

14. A+ Powerful and populist. n/t

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:14 PM

16. A+. Nt

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:34 PM

17. A-

Best State of the Union of my lifetime, but fracking on public lands should not be allowed.

Other than that, perfect.

Other alternative energy production on federal land would be great, and he talked of that too.

Oh, on edit again, I do not agree with Obama on the payroll tax cut.

The payroll tax cut is a way to get around the government's obligation to the Social Security Trust Fund. It's bad for seniors. Republicans are going to use Social Security and Medicare for their campaign. Obama is not strong enough in defending those programs. He says he is, but he is not.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:39 PM

18. A

I would say A+ but you can always do better at anything.


He did a great job, and I think he scared the shit out of the republicans. So definitely a solid A.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:43 PM

19. I'm going to give him an A for going after Newtomaniac and Romney without saying their names.

He went after the rich not paying their fair share of taxes and
he said that anyone that thinks America is worse off in the eyes of the world doesn't know what they are talking about

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:44 PM

20. I had to deduct the plus from the A

because he didn't call the Repugs a bunch of self-serving cruel greedy treasonous bastards!


rocktivity

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:46 PM

21. Yeah, I'm gonna have to go with a "f"

FANFUCKINGTASTIC

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:10 AM

22. Fuckin' A-

The minus is for the fracking issue - other than that, he gave the GOoPers a bigass kick in the face.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:48 AM

23. A+

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:19 AM

24. A-

a lot of brilliant common sense. imo

three thumbs up:

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:44 AM

25. A (give him something to strive for)

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:52 AM

26. A

Optimistic, forcefully presented his policies.

Whoever said 'none of it will get done' I respectfully disagree.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:17 AM

31. He may get some of it done.

 

I give him an A for the speech, even if I disagree with most of it.

But if his past State of the Union's are an example:


There may be many promises that he doesn't fulfill.

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Response to Bob32 (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:25 AM

33. Help

 

Ok, someone please school the new guy on inserting a link. Don't see a FAQ anywhere?

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:57 AM

27. A



The frozen faces of Boehner, McCain, McConnell and Cantor while they struggled to figure out if they should clap or not showed how he once again, boxed them in.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:57 AM

28. B+

 

pretty good
now lets see if he actually does what he says he will and get back to those first 2 years with a democratic majority in congr... oh
I also like how he says there are no Americans left in Iraq while paying contractors, many of which are Americans, twice as much as army personnel to stay there.
Also woohoo 32,000 people out of Afghanistan by Summer.
Oh whats that, lots of those troops aren't coming home but instead being strategically placed around Iran "Just in case" while the President vows to keep a nation from getting any nukes because they are supposedly insane and suicidal? (BTW that interview where Ahmadinejad supposedly said he would wipe Israel off the map was highly edited and they cut out the part where he talked about Palestinian democracy. )

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:36 AM

29. I missed it live, but watched it on Youtube

I would say A-. I liked most of what he said. I was a little irked at the part about opening up off-shore drilling and exploring for natural gas. Fracking is really bad and something I'd like to see end. I did like that he pushed higher education which is so underfunded. Having Buffet's secretary there was a nice touch.

Anyone know of Buffet himself got a ticket?

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:45 AM

30. A

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:22 AM

32. My grade, solid B+ to A-

His highlights of his past accomplishments (Bin Laden, getting troops out of Iraq as examples) coming right up front set a pretty good tone. Following that up by basically calling the R's out for their obstructionism put him up early.

I thought his ideas on corporate tax reform and incentives for companies to grow domestic manufacturing and high tech job retraining programs is good policy. I hope that is one area where Congress can get their heads out of their asses and realize the long term benefits of programs like this will have.

His energy plans I'm not so high on, but I really feel it's a necessity. I'm not thrilled by the opening up of public lands for gas exploitation especially since fracking is the technology of the day. In this case, I'm not sure the ends justify the means.

What concerns me in his wish list was the unfunded mandates to the states, especially as it relates to education. Granted I totally support his position when it comes to demanding high quality education and skills training, but as many of us know who are currently trying to live under some of the current R governors, I can see this having some severe repucussions for other areas of need especially in the public welfare sectors.

Overall, very realistic SOTU both over the last year as well as a not so over the top agenda for the coming year.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:38 AM

34. I give him an A+;

Mostly because he MADE the other side refuse to stand on some of the same ideas they supported in the past and MADE them stand and clap for several of the issues they are going to have to face in the elections.

I do not want to rewatch the entire speech and I did not take notes. For those who do not get my explanation of the above; Oops!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:41 AM

35. A-

Great speech, but the fracking and natural gas hooplah left a bitter taste.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:07 AM

36. B+--very good, but as with all SOTU speeches, way too long.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:47 AM

37. C+ I am around a lot of Republicans and they are vehemently against Obama for

two main reasons. Both of these opinions below are based on very little if no facts. I think
the President gave away a great opportunity to win some over if he had at least tried
to explain:

1. "Obamacare" is HORRIBLE ....These people actually think that the country is just going to
give everyone who doesn't have health care 100% free health care.

2. "Obama is creating a welfare state" They think the government's biggest expense is
welfare and unemployment and more and more people are getting paid for doing nothing. In
reality, these costs are only 9% of the total budget with the percentage ticking down over the
coming years to 7%

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:45 PM

38. A

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:04 PM

40. Although I agree with rattling the saber and opening more land for resource mining...

I still think it was a very solid A.

We have to admit that the president is there to work out the interests of all the people and not just those who vote for them.

It seems the democrats get this while the republicans only play lip service to it...

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:14 PM

41. A+ for speech

? once it is implemented. I sure as hell will be watching closely how that is going to turn out.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:27 PM

42. A solid A!

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