State of the Union – January 2010


Overall analysis: There are very few reversals in this speech that can be documented. This usually indicates the speech is highly prepared and has little, if any, spontaneity. Barack Obama is primarily incongruent and shows disrespect for the process. His policies, according to the reversals, are going to do more harm than good. However, this analysis is gleaned from only a few reversals and more reversals are needed to get an overall accurate analysis. We will find these over the next few weeks in other Obama speeches

(With thanks to Shawn H Smith for his help is this analysis)

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"Members of Congress, [distinguished guests], and fellow Americans." Side show listen

"[Our constitution declares] that from time to time the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. For 220 years our leaders have fulfilled this duty." Misuse the saga

"What they deserve is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences, [to overcome] the numbing weight of our politics." I mock the Lord

"Experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act [we might face] a second depression, so we acted immediately and aggressively." See it damn you

"First responders – and we’re on track to add another [one and half] million jobs to this total by the end of the year. The plan that has made all of this possible from the tax cuts…" They had to know

"We need to encourage American innovation. Last year [we made the larg]est investment in basic research funding in history, an investment…" I will damn you

"An investment that could lead to the world’s cheapest solar cells or treatment that kills cancer cells but leaves healthy ones untouched." The loss a bit slow with it

"[This cant be one of those] Washington gimmicks that lets us pretend we solve a problem." I know we made sin

"Yesterday [the Senate blocked a bill] that would have created this commission, so I will issue an Executive order that will allow us to go forward." I was told the lesson

"Thank you. God bless you [and God bless the United] States of America." I need some bugger