Who's invited to the State of the Union
January 23rd, 2012
03:34 PM ET

Who's invited to the State of the Union

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced Mark Kelly, husband of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, has been invited to sit in the first lady’s box for the State of the Union address.   Giffords, who was shot in the head last year recently announced she is resigning from Congress.

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  1. NOvember 2012

    Now...this should be good. hahaha the dog and pony show...if you can't lead just razzel dazzle em!

    January 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • jean2009

      President Obama is a multitasker he can both lead and razzle-dazzle. BTW Are you implying that Congresswoman Gifford and Mark Kelly are dogs or ponies?

      January 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
    • Howard

      Maybe obama will impersonate Al Green again ... after all his impersonation of Al Greeen, is much better than his impersonation of a President !!!

      January 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
      • @ HOWARD


        January 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
  2. jason

    This article isnt even about the sotu address its about a mamber of congress who served her country and was viciously attacked and is forced to resign so the president along with members of congress approve of her husband taken her seat comments like that have no place in politics save it for the election and give the former congress woman some respect

    January 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  3. george of the jungle

    it is idiot remarks like the one above that has turned the repo party into a dog and pony show. The repos have already started bashing the speach . Speaker of the house orange man should show some respect for the office of president. Thats why many people have writtent the repo party off. No ideas just lying and name calling from people that at one time did nothing but preach patriotism and family values.

    January 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • NOvember 2012

      jungle eh? Figures.

      January 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
    • virgil

      I agree . When will the idots respect the office of the USA...This Preisdent is working for the people not the Business of the right. Thank GOD

      January 23, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
    • Howard

      OBAMA vs BUSH
      (Just the Facts)

      Obama – 46.2 million : Bush – 28.2 million

      Bush AAA – Obama AA+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      January 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
      • If I had a penny for every stupid Republican

        Fast forward to 2008 and tell me what those numbers were under George "DimWit" W. Bush? Your comparisons are so out of context given the financial melt down and the housing collapse which all began on Bush's watch and occurred because of his policies.

        January 23, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
      • jean2009

        Hello Howard.... George W. Bush lost 8 million jobs during his term, gained 3 million and lost 8 million...PLEASE! What is so great about that record? That is a 5 million negative. He left the economy in such a mess it will take 25 years for our country to recover...just like it did with Reagan.
        BTW Jimmy Carter created 10 million jobs during his term, and Bill Clinton created 22 million. and President Obama has created 2.2 million

        If you want to look at the raw figures:
        Jobs lost from the time President Obama took office to the bottom of the G.W. Bush depression trough.
        Jobs gained from the since the jobs market hit the trough.
        which is an actual raw figure gain of 1,017,000
        and these figures are from Molly's Middle America for November 4, 2011.
        Jobs have more to do with what is going on in the market....not necessarily anything a president does.

        Your numbers are just your normal bucket of lies.

        January 24, 2012 at 11:02 am |
  4. NOvember 2012

    When you dont have a plan you just talk talk talk....hope and change my A__...this marxist experiment is over and this state of the mess is a waste of everyones time.

    The democratic party is no longer viable...it should be called the marxist party...the GOP now stands center left (gingrich and romney)...so is the public going to vote with the dems..? NO!

    January 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  5. george of the jungle

    so tell me about your great candidates newt and mitt? What a joke the repo party is . whats the plan bash each other then what? your party has become what you accuse the democrats of. You are a bunch of immoral lying money grabbing tax evading corporate elite clowns, Why arent you telling us how great your candidates are?? even the repos can't stand them

    January 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  6. AMERICA 1st

    Why should anybody be invited? Just spew your governmental propaganda and get on with pretending to be a president

    January 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • jean2009

      He doesn't have to pretend he is the actually elected president...as opposed to a SCOTUS selected appointee.

      January 24, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • Trace

      ...what are you and NoBrains 2012 the Clown act for every article post. Geesh... there are at least two villages missing idiots. Any stragglers we should know about? as you two are about all that reality based people can stand

      January 25, 2012 at 1:56 am |
  7. James

    Finally–Something positive–A very clever Democratic Move–LOL

    January 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  8. Alfred

    President Obama is cleaning the mess President Bush left. President Bush had eight years to make the mess he left us. It is easy to forget when things are better than four years ago. We were heading toward a depression and the automobile industry was heading to the history books. We are not back yet but we are much better than four years ago. The automobile industry is coming back. Jobs are coming back from over seas. President Obama will get things done in spite of the Republican congress.

    January 24, 2012 at 7:06 am |