Monday, January 27, 2014

Will anyone Be Listening to the State of the Union Address ??

White House Spokesman Blames Congress
Jay Carney
Americans' confidence in President Obama's leadership is slipping as he prepares to deliver his sixth State of the Union Address on Tuesday.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that 50 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as president; 55 percent disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy; 59 percent disapprove of the way Obama is handling the implementation of the new health care law; 62 percent think things in this country have "gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track"; 51 percent say Obama is not a strong leader; 52 percent say he does not understand the problems of "people like you." And 63 percent have low -- or no -- confidence in Obama's ability to "make the right decisions for the country's future."
"How can the president lead when barely a third trusts his ability to make the right decisions," Jon Karl, the fill-in host of ABC's "This Week," asked White House spokesman Jay Carney on Sunday.

"Jon, I think what we saw last year in 2013 was a Washington that did not deliver for the American people. And the president sees this as a year of action, to work with Congress where he can and to bypass Congress where necessary to lift folks who want to come up into the middle class," Carney said.
Karl noted that President Obama, in last year's State of the Union, called for a higher minimum wage, immigration reform, and expanded background checks for gun buyers -- and none of it happened. Why would 2014 be any different,he wondered.
"Those were calls for action that involved Congress," Carney responded. "The president is very disappointed that the Senate failed to heed the will of the vast majority of the American people when it came to expanding background checks.
"On immigration reform, we're actually optimistic that 2014 will be the year that Congress delivers to the president's desk a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform bill that meets the principles he laid out and that he can sign into law."
As for Americans' disapproval of Obamacare implementation, Carney said "it is absolutely worth it, no matter what happens politically."
"I just disagree that Republicans are going to have a winning issue on this, if they decide to run on it, because they got to explain what repeal means," Carney said.
On another topic, income inequality -- which is expected to be a key element of Obama's speech -- Carney said it's a problem  that's been in the making for "over 30 years."
And he said Republicans who blame Obama for pushing millions of Americans into poverty are overlooking "the worst recession since the Great Depression, which was in full bloom when President Obama was sworn into office."


  1. Americans have had enough empty promises... when will the politicians take their heads out of their asses , Americans don't care which party has the biggest balls .
    Politicians should realize that the American taxpayers pays their salaries ... the same level that was pulled to vote them in will also be pulled to vote their sorry asses out .
    remember that the pen is more mighty than the sword .

    Oh Mr. Carney , the foolish Republicans don't know what a recession is because most are rich or looking for ways to get rich at the taxpayers expense .

    Yes I will listen to the State of the Union speech ... to see how many more empty promises we will here .... hey that's just me and the way I roll .

  2. Seems like Obama has let a lot of people down who were relying on him to rectify the blunders made by the last administration, rejuvenate the economy and clean up Bush's mess in Iraq and Afghanistan. He made a good start then lost steam. Running head first into the wall the Congress put up against any reforms he wanted to make seems to have knocked the courage out of him and made him weaker. No one wants a weak, wimpy leader.
    I hope he doesn't make a new batch of promises in his address.

    How are you PIC? You seem feisty as ever ...luv ya

  3. I am mad as a wet hen with her tail feathers jerked out , but I am back in gear and ready to roll .

    I understand people say things with good intentions and something happens that they can't keep their word , that I understand ...
    I know someone that holds a grudge for that very reason ... but to just intentionally lie , because you want to look good to others is not a reason to flip-flop all over the place .
    Obama knew the job was stressful when he went in there , I for one thought he was going to be a strong leader , but he just jump all over the place looking for greener grass . Some of Obama Democrats are jumping ship because they know it's sinking .

    How are you PIC ? are you melting any ...luv ya

  4. PS: PIC ... did you get the answers to your riddles Hahahaha!!!

  5. I got the answers to my riddles but I bet 10 cyber bucks that old rascal looked them up on the internet...Hahahaha!


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