State of the Union – Watch Livestream Here and Share Your Reactions

The State of the Union (SOTU) is tonight at 9:00 p.m. You can watch President Obama’s sixth SOTU address LIVE above and share your reactions in the comments.

If you are following along on Twitter, #SOTU and #SOTU2015 appear to be the two major hashtags being used.

22 comments

    • MattMD says:

      Yeah, the NIT is a lot to live up to.

      It’s a hell of a lot closer to a tournament than Georgia football will see, I guess.

  1. naolslager says:

    I lost what little interest I had when the President confirmed his belief in raising a family on $15k/year. He said you couldn’t do it and he is correct. The minimum wage is an entry-level wage for unskilled workers.

    • Andrew C. Pope says:

      Tell that to the people still making “entry level.” Even when you’ve been “promoted” to $10, $12 an hour, its not as if $20-$25k a year is even truly enough to raise a family. Especially when your boss is actively trying to cut your hours so that you don’t qualify for healthcare.

    • Andrew C. Pope says:

      You forgot to finish the sick burn. “Because I won both of them.”

      Somewhere, Mitt Romney sobbed quietly to himself.

  2. TheEiger says:

    I also like the fact the Obama says global warming is our greatest threat. This as terrorists are killing people in Paris and taking over Yemen and Syria. I’m still waiting on my ocean front property in Valdosta so I don’t have to drive through Gator country.

    • androidguybill says:

      If global warming is real, then yes it is our greatest threat. The famines, diseases, floods etc. would kill billions and are a far greater threat than the occasional terrorist attack (which kill far fewer people than more routine maladies like car accidents and heart disease). The question is whether it is actually real or not.

      • TheEiger says:

        We have been having famines, diseases, floods and other natural disasters for thousands of years. I guess the earth has been warming for thousands of years as well. I wish our commander in chief would address things that he can actually change. Such as the spread of radical Muslim terrorists.

        • androidguybill says:

          @TheEiger:

          Allow me to restate. If global warming, caused by human pollution and particularly the release of carbons by the burning of fossil fuels, is real then

          A) it is our most pressing issue

          and

          B) it is something that can be changed.

          “We have been having famines, diseases, floods and other natural disasters for thousands of years.”

          Yes, we have had intermittent, localized famines, floods etc. Global warming would make them regular, far more frequent, far worse and on a global scale. It could easily kill off like 40% of the world’s population within a decade. Again, IF global warming is real. What you are doing is PRETENDING that Obama doesn’t regard global warming to be real, and that no one else regards global warming to be real either. But the people who do regard global warming to be real – I am not one of those people by the way – do take it very seriously, as well they should. The response should not be to tell these people that they should not take seriously something that could wipe out a large chunk of the population. Refusing to take something that poses such a threat to humanity would be immoral. Your response should be to convince them that global warming is not real. It is akin to the abortion debate. Instead of what the left currently does, which is dismiss people opposed to abortion as simply misogynists, they should take seriously the fact that anti-abortion people actually do regard abortion to be murder, and convince them that it is not murder.

          Claiming that Obama doesn’t REALLY believe in climate change and is just pretending to because he is too politically correct to stand up to radical Islam is simply ridiculous, and it only diminishes the person who makes the argument.

          And by the way, if you have any ideas how the president of the United States can stop radical Islam from spreading in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and anywhere/everywhere else that is outside our borders – the only place where the president has actual legal jurisdiction – I am all ears for your ideas. And even inside this country: stopping the spread of Islam is practically impossible without infringing on the 1st Amendment. The rubes who claim “the 1st amendment was never meant to apply to Islam!” or “Islam is not a REAL religion but a competing economic and political system!” … see the “it only diminishes the person who makes the argument” thing again.

          • TheEiger says:

            “Claiming that Obama doesn’t REALLY believe in climate change and is just pretending to because he is too politically correct to stand up to radical Islam is simply ridiculous, and it only diminishes the person who makes the argument. ”

            Where have I said I don’t think Obama believes in Global warming? Hell, I believe in it. I just don’t believe that it’s as dangerous and such a horrible thing as people want to believe. I’ll ask what are the policies that Obama wants to put in place to stop global warming? Cap and trade? We all know that’s a joke and won’t do a thing to stop carbon emissions because you can just buy bogus credits in the fake “carbon emission marketplace.” I would prefer they just call it what it is. A tax on carbon emissions that will raise everyone’s power and gas bill.

            Instead of harming our already fragile recovering economy with stupid ideas like cap and trade, why don’t we look to the actual market place. Cars are more fuel efficient now than they were 30 years ago. Why? Not because of government mandates but the market and new technology. If we really want clean energy why is that we are just now building a new nuclear power plant? The first in decades? We can look at France and see that over half of their power comes from nuclear. They have had a very safe track record. But instead we have people slamming nuclear because it isn’t their preferred method. Even six years ago, solar was not really a good alternative in Georgia because of our weather and the distance and loss of energy that supplemental solar energy from the mid-west would incur. But now with the help of smart grid technology it’s possible to “ship” energy from Oklahoma to Georgia without substantial power loss. Who did that? It wasn’t the federal government. It was private companies. If this president was serious about climate change or global warming or whatever they are calling it on a given day, he would reduce taxes for these companies so that they can put more money into research and development for new technology that works. He could quit threatening them with tax increases and scams like cap and trade. He’s not serious about global warming. He’s just campaigning for the Democrat nominee.

            “And even inside this country: stopping the spread of Islam is practically impossible without infringing on the 1st Amendment.”

            Reading comprehension can be difficult sometimes I know. I said, “Such as the spread of radical Muslim terrorists.” I didn’t even say radial Muslims or radical Islam. I said terrorists. I can tell you how not to stop these guy? It isn’t to cut hundreds of millions of dollars to the pentagon where we are tracking these guys or close down 15 bases in Europe that we all know our counter terrorism agents (shhh SPIES) are working out of for cover. It’s much easier to kill the terrorists and their families with a drone strike instead of capturing them and trying to get information out of them.

            Again, I said terrorist and not stopping the spread of Islam. That’s not the role of the federal government or any government for that matter.

            • Lea Thrace says:

              “Cars are more fuel efficient now than they were 30 years ago. Why? Not because of government mandates but the market and new technology. ”

              Going to have to correct you on that one. Cars are more efficient because of government set CAFE standards.

              • saltycracker says:

                A nice bump in the gas tax might boost a behavioral change. The mpg mandates cost the consumers many multiple times any possible gas tax.

                Cars are so small, flimsy and expensive now in a country of high speed highways, it takes thousands of dollars of air bags to keep us identifiable after a crash.

                Gas now is 1/2 the cost of milk, guess the milk cow is more complex to deal with than the refined dinosaur. You gotta love mandates traded for low taxes.

  3. TheEiger says:

    Not sure why Republicans can’t find someone to give a decent response to the State of the Union. The last person that did a good job is now in jail.

      • TheEiger says:

        She did an okay job. It’s extremely difficult to give a moving speech to a camera in an empty room. Bob McDonald did a good job but he was in front of a full Virginia state house. That should be the standard from now on. Need an audience. I’ve got high hopes for Ernst. I think she has the potential to be great.

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