Boycott the State of the Union Speech

Traditionally, the State of the Union speech was delivered in writing (from 1801 to 1913). This practice should be reinstated. It is supposed to be an outline of the administration’s accomplishments and plans for the next year.

With no accomplishments to mention and many, many failures, this president would be well-advised to simply deliver the short, short message in writing. With a favorable rating in the polls lower than any other president in history at this time of his administration, there should be a giant wake-up call. The humiliation of having to lie about your “accomplishments” in front of the nation and the legislative bodies present, when it is clear that there have been none, seems beyond what we could fairly ask of any man.

We could mention the 0-3 record in candidate endorsements, the total failure to close Gitmo, the senselessness of trying terrorists in civilian court, the record deficit, the absolute failure to enact any sort of health care reform desired by the people, the unbridled hubris, the excessive golf, the failed and humiliating Olympic loss after a personal effort, the humiliating and decisive Coakley loss, the complete failure of the automobile takeover, the agonizingly long “decision” process on Afghanistan and the ultimate half-baked decision, the closed door partisan approach to “governing”, the false belief that we need to do “something” about carbon, the doubting within his own party, and the smug, effete mannerisms that rub all this in our faces, but we won’t.

We will just simply say that if the speech is not presented in writing, as originally intended, then all Americans, including the legislative bodies, would be well advised to skip the whole sad, pathetic, meaningless spectacle.

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  • Anonymous

    Naw, I wanna watch the Usurper continue with his BS. Maybe someone will ask him how he got into Occidental College. Hmmm

  • Jack Roberts

    Originally, the state of the union address was given as a speech to Congress. Both Washington and Adams delivered speeches. Thomas Jefferson didn’t like public speaking and decided to just have a written report delivered. This continued until the days of Woodrow Wilson (which was also during the early days of radio).

    I would have hated to have missed eight terrific state of the union speeches by Ronald Reagan when he was president. The idea that we should roll back 100 years of history because you are mad at one president is pretty silly.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Jack. (but I still reject his global warming nonsense)

    The Obama speech will likely be a Scolding of the Union I don’t want to miss.

    Just like watching Olberman, Maddow and CNN are entertaining.

  • Rupert in Springfield

    In the wake of last nights election results…..Mr. Obama

    РРР> WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL < - - - Can you hear me now? People are not enthralled with Republicans, but they are mad at Democrats focusing on political deal making to form a hash of a health care bill that is more about political favours than helping them. The zeitgeist is that there is a mis focus of government. People are losing jobs while Washington flutters about with nitwitery such as health care, cap and trade, constitutional rights for terrorists and how to turn reimbursed TARP funds into slush funds. I, for one, intend to watch.... and laugh. Clinton had the political sense to get it in 1994, "the era of big government is over". Mr. Obama will not and thus the speech will likely prove more of a pi̱ata making party than anything else. Let the mirth begin.

  • George Martin

    I think maybe this boycott is a good idea. This guy is so full of himself he hasn’t even accepted the recent vote in MASS. If only the foolish Dems were in the gallery it just might wake him up, so it is worth a try.

  • leinad

    Hey Jerry, can you show me the all the posts that called for the SoTU to be a written document during the Bush years? Oh right, they don’t exist. So when a Republican occupies the White House again, you will call for it to be back on TV? Take your time figuring out the logic of your waste of bandwidth.

    • Jerry

      Not a problem at all if it is submitted in writing for the next 100 years!

  • Bob Clark

    Why start with the state of the union? I boycott Bama everytime he opens his mouth by simply turning off the station(s) upon which he appears. I do the same thing with Commissioner Randy Leonard, because he seems to have a block head mentality stemming from an education gotten from the Politbureau in the old Soviet union Moscow. I also boycott Mark Abrams by not listening to the otherwise illuminating Kremer and Abrams radio talk show. On the latter case, I stay at the Shilo every chance I get when traveling seeing how it’s a flash point for the government employee union hack lawyer.

    I don’t think I have a closed mind because of it. If you’ve heard the same B.S promulating from their mouths over and over again I think you have sufficient sample size to project what they will say next.

    I don’t always boycott Mayor Adams because it’s always kind of funny to see him wearing an elmer Fudd like hat when he’s doing the city Winter storm PR promo thing. He then looks like a character out of Northern Exposure. I guess given his dark side he could also be a character out of Twin Peaks.

    Well I am glad I am not a public figure, having people like myself critiquing things.

  • dartagnan

    “the unbridled hubris, the excessive golf … and the smug, effete mannerisms that rub all this in our faces”

    As I understand this, you’re saying Obama shouldn’t give a State of the Union Address because he irritates you. You don’t have to watch, you know.

    BTW what constitutes “excessive golf”? How many hours a week must one golf for it to be deemed “excessive”?

    Did George W. Bush indulge in “excessive jogging”?

    • Jerry

      I simply said it should be submitted in writing.

      • dartagnan

        If he didn’t go before Congress, you and Limbaugh and Beck and Hannity and every other right-winger would be saying he didn’t have the guts to face Congress or the nation. Whatever the man does you and your crew complain about it. Obama can’t do anything to please the right wing, so he should just stop trying.

        And I’m still waiting to hear what “excessive golf” is. ;^}

        • Jerry

          Anything over 28 rounds is excessive. Point of fact.

  • Gary in Texas

    A GREAT IDEA! Obama is a lying *LIAR* and this speech will be just like the others, devoid of reality and truth.
    Spread the word! Boycott the SOTU. Instead, meetup at the bowling ally, your favorite watering hole. or watch a Glenn Beck rerun like ‘Live free or die’ (1/22/2010).

  • Ralph

    Thanks Gary. I agree. This fool Dawson guy is an idiot.
    I love O and all that he has done and continues to do for us.
    Love him.

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