POTUS' Day Ahead: The State of the Union is...
January 24th, 2012
07:18 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: The State of the Union is...

Good morning from the White House. It's that time of year again when the president fulfills his constitutional duty to brief Congress on the country's state of affairs. Of course, the Constitution does not say when, or how often, the president must do this but in modern history it has usually come at the end of January.

The White House pledges the president's speech will be a substantive proposal of a slew of new policies on job creation, education, taxes, and the economy. But White House officials also privately and publicly acknowledge that the coming year will be the hardest so far for the president to score serious legislative accomplishments.


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  1. Trace

    Yep...its gonna be tough america. The president will be talking about education, that alone will make GOP/Tea Potty fools heads explode because they famously say.....We don't need to know anything, We don't need no facts, We just need Faux news lies so that we can constantly Blame Obama for not fixing the problems we created. In other words, blame the smart guy for our stupidity.

    January 24, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • jean2009

      I've always said the GOP/Teaparty is today's Know Nothing Party....they stand the same on almost every issue that party stood for of the 1850's. The only difference is the Know Nothing Party had to honesty to choose the right label.

      January 24, 2012 at 11:26 am |
      • Howard

        OBAMA vs BUSH
        (Just the Facts)

        FOOD STAMPS
        Obama – 46.2 million : Bush – 28.2 million

        CREDIT RATING
        Bush AAA – Obama AA+

        GAS PRICES
        Bush – $1.65 a gallon (End of term) : Obama – $3.40 a gallon (Current)

        UNEMPLOYMENT
        Bush – 4.71% (Average) : Obama – 9.4% (Average) – 8.5% Current

        NATIONAL DEBT
        Bush – Increased 4 trillion (8 Years) : Obama – Will increase 18 trillion (8 years, according to OBAMAS budget)

        DEFICIT
        Bush – $0.5 Trillion per year : Obama – $1,8 Trillion per year (Source:

        JOBS
        Bush – GAINED 3 million jobs over 8 years : Obama – LOST 6 MILLION JOBS IN 3 YEARS

        INFLATION:
        Bush +0.1% (End of Term) : Obama +3.6% (Current)

        HOPE and CHANGE – We HOPED for BETTER, and got a CHANGE for WORSE

        January 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
      • emmydogg

        i really don't understand republicans.They create the problem and then they blame the guy trying to fix it.

        January 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
      • emmydogg

        your idiot bush was losing 600,000 jobs a month when left the white house, Obama has stopped that.

        January 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  2. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Well,
    The Union is still here but about as shakey as it has been since the 1930's. Liberal's and Democrats will try to put a good face on the State of the Union but the cold hard facts are still there. And so you know, the Federal Government has no business in the Medical Business, The Welfare Business, and in most cases Collecting and Disbursing Money.The job of the Congress and Federal Government is to make the laws as fair as possible. The Union would not be in the shape it's in if the Liberal's hadn't put all the Big Social Programs in place. You were sold a Bill of Goods. And you bought it. Will Obama speak to it? Most likely not.

    January 24, 2012 at 10:07 am |
    • jean2009

      Obama-Biden 2012

      January 24, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • Trace

      Ray, how is that basement and rock you've been living under? 22 months straight job growth during Obama's terms. what do you say to that?.....Buehler, Buehler, Ray, anyone? Osama Bin Laden gone, Buehler, Buehler, Ray, anyone? Equal pay for equal work – Lilly Ledbetter act signed into law by Obama....Buehler, Buehler, Ray, anyone? Don't ask Don't tell gone...Buehler, Buehler, Ray, anyone? Reduction of Russian Nuclear War heads under Obama...Buehler, Buehler, Ray, anyone? 2 million americans now have health insurance that would have been dropped for a previous illness or are now on their parents insurance...Buehler, Buehler, Ray, anyone? Iraq war is OVER....Buehler, Buehler, Ray, anyone? Gaddafi a top killer of americans for decades, now dead and gone, without a single american lost in the effort to depose him...Buehler, Buehler, Ray, anyone?

      Its fools like you that make it even more important we encourage people to not only stay in school but at least graduate from the 6th grade...though I doubt you would get the facts even then.

      January 25, 2012 at 1:31 am |
  3. george of the jungle

    Obama Bidden 2012 the only bill of goods sold is to the repos who now have a choice between a rich tax evader and an adulter and his mistress. Family values be damed.

    January 24, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  4. NOvember 2012

    Blame congress, even though obama had both houses for three of the four years. Blame President Bush, even though he is retired and living the good life he built for himself before entering office. Blame successful Americans, even though he will gladly take their money. Blame, blame, blame. This is what children do and narcissistic power hungry politicians.

    Sorry Barry, you had your shot and failed...it takes more than speech making, and wealth redistribution to build a strong America.

    January 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • Trace

      wow is it the most opinionated people like you, NoBrain 2012, have the most to say? and always wrong as rain?

      1st – Obama never had a super majority in the Senate. You know that pesky thing about 60 senators needing to vote for cloture. Have you ever heard of a filibuster? Have you ever heard that legislation must pass all three (3)...the Senate, the House and the President, before it becomes law?

      2nd – Only idiots still use the Faux news talking points that Dubya came in with a surplus and left with two unfunded wars and total melt down of the economy. That actually happened!

      3rd – Obama is more successful than you will ever be. HE's SAYING RAISE TAXES ON GUYS LIKE HIMSELF. Obama is a multi-millionaire and by the time he reaches his 70's, he'll more than like be a billionaire. So, its not envy for him its called something that you wouldn't understand ...Pragmatism...google it or open a dictionary.

      4th – Obama will be re-elected because there are more thinking people in the electorate than the GOP/Clown brigade you would support replacing him. I mean come one....only people that lack the ability to think agree with you.

      January 25, 2012 at 1:42 am |