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America's Dire State of the Union


By Stephen Lendman - Posted on 27 January 2011

America's Dire State of the Union - by Stephen Lendman

Like last year, Obama's address was empty rhetoric, signaling business as usual with a twist - more than ever embracing reactionary extremism, promising harder than ever hard times on Main Street.

Last year, an earlier article discussed his first State of the Union address, accessed through the following link:

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/01/obamas-outreach-to-americans-empty...

Results again this time were predicable. Democrats loved it. Time magazine called the Republican response "frosty," saying "Stand-up comics call it a tough crowd."

Released prior to the address, Rep. Paul Ryan's response stressed "work(ing) with the President to restrain federal spending," saying "(o)ur debt is out of control. What was a fiscal challenge is now a fiscal crisis."

His message was clear - reward the rich, soak working Americans, and fund America's war machine generously, an agenda enjoying bipartisan support, very much so by Obama clearly signaled in rhetoric and policy.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's response following Obama was also predictable, saying:

"What government should not do is pile on more taxation, regulation, and litigation that kills jobs and hurts the middle class....Today the federal government is simply trying to do too much....The circumstances of our time demand that we....restore and proper, limited role of government at every level."

Like Ryan and Obama, he's pro-business, pro-elitist, pro-war and anti-populist, but so are most Democrats - together responsible for harder than ever hard times for working Americans they plan to worsen, not ease.

Predicable Media Response

Newsweek editor Jon Meacham said, "There (were) least three moments where (Obama) expressed explicit humility." He and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos called his speech Reaganesque. NBC's Matt Lauer and Washington Post columnist Tom Shales also stressed humility, Shales saying, "Obama does have the ability to snatch humility from the jaws of hubris." He also mentioned his "directness, candor (and) neighborliness."

MSNBC's Chris Matthews caalled Obama "seductive" while Rachel Maddow said his address was "more of a CEO-style pep talk/prayer to the free market, to the nation building in our own nation." She added that he defined the political center "not so much by what's wrong with both sides, but by what Mr. Obama likes from each party's wish list." Other MSNBC hosts and analysts also expressed strong support.

So did Washington Post columnists Anne Komblut and Scott Wilson headlining, "State of the Union 2011: 'Win the future,' Obama says," adding:

"President Obama sought to rouse the nation from complacency....urging innovation and budget reforms that he said are vital to keep the United States a leader in an increasingly competitive world."

WP columnist Eugene Robinson headlined, "Hard to argue with Obama's State of the Union address," calling it "eloquent, post-partisan, (and) unit(ing)-not....divid(ing)."

A New York Times editorial headlined, "The State of the Union," saying:

"Mr. Obama's speech offered a welcome contrast to all of the posturing that passes for business in the new Republican-controlled House....At times, (he) was genuinely inspiring with a vision for the country to move forward with confidence and sense of responsibility. Americans need to hear a lot more like that from him."

Nation magazine writer John Nichols headlined, "Obama's 'One Nation' Speech: A Little FDR, A Little Reagan, A Lot Like Ike," saying:

While he wasn't entirely progressive, he was "far less deferent to conservative demands than had been predicted just a few days ago," stressing "One Nation" unified "behind a 'winning the future' agenda."

In contrast, Fox News hosts and guests panned his address, as well as through Fox Nation's live chat while he spoke, sharing largely critical Twitter comments.

A Wall Street Journal editorial raised doubts about a business friendly president, saying:

His address "can't erase the fact that in his first two years (he) has overseen an historic expansion of government," including increasing federal spending "to as much as 25% of the economy from a modern average between 20% and 21....A better economy requires policies that reward work and innovation, while letting capital flow to the companies and individuals with the best ideas."

Writer Robert Scheer's assessment was accurate, saying:

"What is the state of the union? You certainly couldn't tell from that platitudinous hogwash (Obama) dished out Tuesday evening....he was mealy-mouthed in avoiding the tough choices that a leader should delineate in a time of trouble....He had the effrontery to condemn 'a parade of lobbyists' for rigging government after he appointed (JPMorgan Chase's) top" one as new chief of staff."

His speech "was a distraction from what seriously ails us: an unabated mortgage crisis, stubbornly high unemployment and a debt that spiraled out of control while the government wasted trillions" bailout out rogue bankers that caused the economic crisis. Our nation is "divided between those who agree with Obama that 'the worst of the recession is over,' and the far greater number in deep pain" he's ignoring.

A Reality Check

As a candidate, Obama promised change, a new course, progressive reforms, addressing people needs, ending US imperial wars, assuring a better future for working Americans, and much more he reneged on in office.

As a result, hope became disillusion, frustration, and anger for growing millions facing harder than ever hard times, including lost homes, jobs and futures knowing what pundits and politicians won't say - that Obama (like most Democrats and Republicans) represents business as usual, a reality speeches can't change.

State of the Union rhetoric aside, his agenda embraces:

-- power and elitism over popular needs;

-- austerity and harder than ever hard times for suffering millions, including middle class Americans targeted for destruction;

-- the worst of predatory capitalism, including freeing business from regulatory restraints;

-- generous tax cuts for corporate America and the rich;

-- rewarding Wall Street and other corporate favorites at the expense of Main Street;

-- cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social benefits;

-- sacrificing full-time high-paying good benefits jobs for part-time low-paying ones without them;

-- increasing unemployment, homelessness, hunger, and despair for growing millions getting little or no government aid;

-- crushing unions;

-- destroying public education by making it a business profit center;

-- letting oil giants and other corporate predators pollute freely;

-- continuing America's imperial wars;

-- planning more perhaps to divert public anger from dire economic conditions at home; and

-- letting public need reach levels unseen since the Great Depression, pretending he cares when he doesn't.

That's the real state of the union. For growing millions, it's dire, desperate, worsening, and repressive with no public agenda for progressive reforms and promised change because bipartisan support rejects them.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

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Hey kidz!!! State of The Union??? . . . We're ALL Palestinians now!!! . . . ;-)

(link to video - approx 1 minute)
"President Obama Jokes about TSA Groping In his SOTU speech."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oemoxvrbk2Y

Was this Obama's defining "Dubya" moment?

(link to video - approx. 2 minutes)
"Bush Jokes about WMD at White Correspondents Dinner 2004"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKX6luiMINQ

In both cases, listen to all the Zionist laughter . . .

But some of us aren't laughing . . .

(clipped headline and article from Raw Story)
"Obama’s TSA pat-downs joke infuriates ACLU - Obama said, 'For some trips, it will be faster than flying – without the pat-down.' Awkward laughter and a scattered applause followed as Obama smiled and chuckled."

(full story)
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/obamas-tsa-patdowns-joke-infuriates-a...

Of course the "topper" to this Zionist "let's shred the last bit of the 4th Amendment" joke is that everyone in the room knows what the Neo-Stasi "Department of Homeland Security" roll out plan is for these body scanners and illegal search points . . .

(clipped headline and article from Anti-War dot com 25 Nov 2010)
"Napolitano Eyes Full Body Scans for Trains, Ships, Mass Transit - In the course of condemning public opposition to the full body scans and invasive 'enhanced patdown' procedures and admonishing its opponents to 'share responsibility' for security, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano suggested that the controversial methods may be coming to a myriad of new locations."

(full story)
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/11/25/napolitano-eyes-full-body-scans-for-t...

Cui bono? Who benefits?

(clipped headline and article from Huffington Post 23 Nov 2010)
"Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience - . . . Almost unmentioned in these appearances: Chertoff has a lot to gain financially if some of these measures are adopted. Between his private consulting firm, The Chertoff Group, and seats on the boards of giant defense and security firms, he sits at the heart of the giant security nexus created in the wake of 9/11, in effect creating a shadow homeland security agency."

(full story)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/23/fear_pays_chertoff_n_787711.html

Ah, yes, good ol Zionist Michael "I Got Those Dancing Israelis Home Safely After 9-11" Chertoff . . .

(link to video - approx. 3 minutes)
"Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9/11"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRfhUezbKLw

Funny thing about those Zionists . . . they just always seem to know what's going to happen . . . From Master Sleuth Jerome "Answer Man" Hauer who "figured out" the entire official 9-11 story before the first tower fell . . .

(link to video - approx. 10 minutes)
"The 9-11 Solution - How the myth was sold"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GDa-L4hHHo

. . . to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud "Wanna buy some Thermite?" Barak who told we "Goyim" on 9-11 what kind of "security" measures we would have to learn to accept in the future if our "Masters" were going to be able to keep us "safe" from those mean ol' "Islamo-fascist" TERRORISTS . . . ;-)

(link to video - approx. 9 minutes)
"Ehud Barak interview, BBC, 11:29, 9/11"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4Zj1fnGtjk

Amazingly, Ehud "Wanna Buy Some Thermite" Barak also knew the entire official 9-11 story line within minutes of the WTC towers collapse. . . and he just happened to be in London at the time.

What a "co-winky-dink", eh, kidz???? . . . ;-)

Want to see the Zionist "We Have A Dream" future for America, kidz?? Check out this trailer for the documentary "Israel vs. Israel" which I saw the other night on Russia Today. Look closely at the "check points" starting at 3:00 in the video. . .

(link to video - approx. 4 minutes)
"TRAILER: ISRAEL VS ISRAEL - DOCUMENTARY SEPTEMBER 2010"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm95Wae10p4

I grew up on a North Cackilacki cattle farm . . . and this is how we moved livestock . . . well, we were never deliberately cruel and sadistic towards our "cattle" like these Zionist occupying "soldiers" are towards the Palestinians. . .

Who trained these young men and women to behave this way towards their fellow man? Why, the same folks that are training OUR Law Enforcement officers, of course . . .

(clipped headline and article from ADL's website)
"U.S. Police Chiefs on ADL Mission to Israel - Senior law enforcement personnel from across America recently traveled to Israel with ADL. They met with their Israeli counterparts and learned how to better predict, prevent and respond to terrorism."

(full story)
http://www.adl.org/learn/news/Mission_Israel.asp

And what is the Number 1 justification at the root of this World Zionist "full spectrum" asymmetric war on humanity???

THE HOLOCAUST(TM) of course!!!

So, have a "Happy" INTERNATIONAL THE HOLOCAUST(TM) DAY, kidz . .

. . . full of GUILT and SHAME for all we wicked and evil "Goyim" have done to the eternal VICTIMS!!!

Now, doesn't that make the "STATE OF THE UNION" easier to take?

We may all be Palestinians now, but because of THE HOLOCAUST(TM) and the BIG LIE of 9-11 . . . it is all "justified" . . . ;-)

Just like the attacks on the Isreali attacks on the Gaza Flotilla in international waters have been "justified" by the Zionist AIPAC controlled Obama Administration . . .

(clipped headline and article from Israel's Haaretz)
"U.S.: Israel's Gaza flotilla report is credible and impartial - The Turkel Commission investigating the legality of Israel's naval blockade on the Gaza Strip as well as Israel's May 2010 raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla conducted an impartial investigation, a top U.S. official said on Monday."

(full story)
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-israel-s-gaza-flotilla...

But, perhaps, kidz . . . just maybe . . there is another "State Of The Union" . . . hidden by the Zio-Media cameras and presstitutes . . . that is growing in strength exponentially every minute . . . ;-)

(link to music video - approx. 4 minutes)
"Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfRaWAtBVg&feature=player_embedded

And coming real soon!!! The film that CONNECTS ALL THE DOTZ!!!

(link to video - approx. 2 minutes)
"War by Deception 2011 Trailer"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCt4TWYt59Y&feature=player_embedded

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
- The Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776 A.D.

"Cuz we got a mighty convoy rocking thru the night
Yeah, we got a mighty convoy ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy, ain't nothing gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this truckin' convoy across the USA
Convoy"
- "Convoy" by C.W. McCall, Bill Fries and Chip Davis

peace.

Hey kidz!!! As promised, here is the latest film by Ryan Dawson

. . . "War By Deception 2011" . . .

WATCH IT FAST!!! . . .

. . . make copies and post them EVERYWHERE!!!! . . .

. . . our "Special Friends" are sure to censor this from YouTube as soon as possible . . . that's what they do, ya know . .

(link to video - approx. 15 minutes)
"War by Deception 2011 Part 1/8"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoUAaWv1L0U&feature=player_embedded

(link to video - approx. 15 minutes)
"War by Deception 2011 Part 2/8"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCY8fDbtXSA&feature=player_embedded

(link to video - approx. 15 minutes)
"War by Deception 2011 Part 3/8"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNxnEIdUFOc&feature=player_embedded

(link to video - approx. 15 minutes)
"War by Deception 2011 Part 4/8"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo1oVwB6mkk&feature=player_embedded

(link to video - approx. 15 minutes)
"War by Deception 2011 Part 5/8"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBqkbfMbhE&feature=player_embedded

(link to video - approx. 15 minutes)
"War by Deception 2011 Part 6/8"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgZ_1BYLlIg&feature=player_embedded

(link to video - approx. 15 minutes)
"War by Deception 2011 Part 7/8"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04XNzzm1Vo4&feature=player_embedded

Tune in next week for Part 8 of 8, kidz . . .

. . . same "Anti-Zion" Bat Channel . .

. . . same "Anti-Zion" Bat Time . . . ;-)

DVD will soon be available . . . details coming soon!!!

A Big ol' North Cackilacki "Tip Of The Hat" to film maker Ryan Dawson . . . North Cackilacki's own "David Cole" . . . ;-)

YOU ARE AWESOME, RY!!! . . . ;-)

"Take this message to my brother
You will find him...everywhere
Wherever people live together
Tied in poverty's despair
Are you...telling me the things you're gonna do for me
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)
Takin' it to the streets
No more need for runnin'
Takin' it to the streets!!!"
- "Taking It To The Streets" by The Doobie Brothers

peace.

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