No One Cares to Listen to Barack Obama’s Lies Anymore … Nielson Ratings for Obama’s 2014 SOTU was Lowest in 20 Years
Hey Barack, there just not that into you anymore, America tunes out President Obama, his promises, his agenda and his lies.
It is safe to say that America has grown tired and weary of the Obama presidency. According to the Nielson rating for Obama’s SOTU Tuesday night, was the lowest in 20 years. According to Neilson, the State of the Union Address registered only a 20.7 household share rating. That is a far cry from Obama’s 2009 SOTU ‘Hope & Change’ address where he garnered a 32.5 share. As Doug Ross opines, I guess whiny, depressing liars aren’t good for ratings.” Obama fatigue has officially set in.
Even Biden Fell Asleep
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 President Barack Obama delivered his second State of the Union address of his second term in office. The address was carried live from 9:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on 13 networks and tape-delayed on Univision. The sum of the average audience for those networks was 33,299,172 viewers with a combined household rating of 20.7. The networks carrying the address live were CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera America, Galavision and Mun2.
2014 – 20.7
2013 – 21.8
2012 – 24
2011 – 26.6
2010 – 29.8
2009 – 32.5
2008 – 24.7
2007 – 29.6
2006 – 26.9
2005 – 25.2
2004 – 28
2003 – 38.8
2002 – 33.6
2001 – 27.6
2000 – 22.4
1999 – 31.0
1998 – 37.2
1997 – 28.4
1996 – 29.6
1995 – 29.5
1994 – 32.9
1993 – 44.3
Tea Party Response to Obama’s SOTU from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) … Calls Obamacare an “Inequality Godzilla.” that Has Robbed Americans of Their Insurance, Doctore, Wages and Jobs
I hate to say we told you so America, but we told you so …
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) provided the Tea Party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address blamed big Democrat, progressive, liberal government for the problems that Americans face and no greater example of out of control, over-reaching, over-spending and over-stated than the presidents signature piece of legislation, Obamacare. Lee referred to Obamacare as an “Inequality Godzilla, that has robbed working families of their insurance, their doctors, their wages and their jobs.” Kudos to Senator Lee for also placing blame at the hands of establishment Republicans as well for the problems we face as he stated, “they can be just as out-of-touch as the Democratic Establishment.”
“This inequality crisis presents itself in three principal forms,” Lee (R-Utah) said. “Immobility among the poor, who are being trapped in poverty by big-government programs; insecurity in the middle class, where families are struggling just to get ahead, and they can’t seem to get ahead; and cronyist privilege at the top, where political and economic insiders twist the immense power of the federal government to profit at the expense of everyone else.”
“Obamacare – all by itself – is an inequality Godzilla that has robbed working families of their insurance, their doctors, their wages and their jobs,” Lee said. “Many Americans are now seeing why some of us fought so hard to stop this train-wreck over the last four years.”
“I believe we need to do what Americans have always done – come together and press for positive change. Protesting against dysfunctional government is a great American tradition, going back to the original Tea Party in Boston, about 240 years ago,” Lee said. “Americans have a natural instinct to stand up and speak out when they know something is wrong. … Unfortunately, in recent years, we have had no choice but to engage in a number of protests against our current president’s Washington-centered agenda.”
The truth of the matter is that income inequality has risen under Barack Obama.
At SOTU Emperor Obama Says He Will Bypass the Congress & US Constitution … US ‘does not stand still’ and ‘neither will I’
If I can’t get people to agree with me, I will tear it down myself … 2014 Will be a Year of Action whether you want it or not.
Last night at Barack Obama SOTU he stated, “the US ‘does not stand still’ and ‘neither will I.” Of course this was code for the Congress, the US Constitution and the separation of powers be damned … he have less than a year to destroy America and remake it into his twisted vision of a socialist Utopia . However, with Obama’s poor approval numbers, not only will Republicans not back any of his agenda, neither will Democrats heading into the 2014 midterm elections. Rather big talk from a president who terrible job approval ratings, Obamacare disapproval at an all time high, and a president who is no longer trusted by “We the People.” The people have lost complete confidence in Barack Obama to do the right thing, so he is going to do it any how and go it alone. What a complete and total ineffectual leader.
President Barack Obama won’t wait for Congress to take action on his agenda, vowing in Tuesday’s State of the Union address to use executive powers to sidestep Republican roadblocks on Capitol Hill.
“America does not stand still — and neither will I,” Obama said. “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”
Despite the congressional logjam, Obama declared, “I believe this can be a breakthrough year for America.”
“What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class, and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class,” he said. “Some require congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you.”
How is it that a Congress stands up and cheers when a president says directly in front of them that he is going to bypass them and do their jobs? Why are we paying anyone of those who stood and abdicated their legislative job to the executive branch?
Instead of apologizing to the American people for causing millions of Americans to lose their insurance thanks to the unpopular Obamacare law as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has suggested, Obama instead doubled down and said he would go it alone if the House and Senate did not agree with his unpopular agenda.
Just curious, how would the MSM be reacting today if a Republican president said he was going to bypass Congress?
Must See TV: Ted Nugent Will Attend Obama’s State of the Union Address as Guest of Rep. Steve Stockman … Previously Stated Obama Is “Piece of Sh*t” … Stockman to Fact-Check SOTU via Twitter #YouLie
POTUS will be giving the SOTU via the TOTUS tonight … #YouLie .
Rocker and pro-Second Amendment, gun rights advocate Ted Nugent is attending Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight as a guest of Congressman Steve Stockman TX-R) . How did he make it through the Secret Service background check? Nugent is famous for speaking his mind when it comes to Obama and his policies. During the 2012 president campaign, Nugent declared, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” A note to Nugent, Obama was reelected and the year’s still not up yet. One can only hope that he is miked for the event and a live streaming video is available as well. Stockman stated, “I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama. After the Address I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.” YA THINK!!!
As the Gateway Pundit reminds us, Nugent is never at a loss for words when it comes to Obama, he once in concert called Obama as “Piece of Sh*t”.
Outspoken musician and gun right supporter Ted Nugent will be Rep. Steve Stockman’s guest Tuesday night at President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Nugent is well known for his defense of the Second Amendment and for his criticism of Obama’s politics. Obama is expected to make gun control a central part of this address.
While appearing at a campaign stop for then-GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney last year, Nugent declared, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
The Secret Service later interviewed Nugent about his comments.
Steve Stockman announced that his office will run a live Twitter fact-check of the President’s State of the Union address tomorrow. Otherwise known as a “You Lie O’meter”. Following this on Twitter will be better than the SOTU speech, especially as Twitchy states that the #YouLie will probably be the order of the day.
Barack Obama’s State of the Union Speech Registers an 8th Grade Reading Level on the Flesch-Kincaid Test … 3rd Lowest SOTU Score Since 1934
Barack Obama, are you smarter than a 8th grader …
Barack Obama has been touted as the smartest President ever. So then why was his 2012 State of the Union speech register an 8th grade reading level on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test? Obama’s 2012 SOTU was the third lowest score since 1934. Obama’s SOTU average grade score of his three speeches is at an amazing 8.4, as compared to the 10.7 average if the previous 67 State of the Union addresses by twelve Presidents. Coincidence, I think not.
The University of Minnesota’s Smart Politics conducted an analysis on the last 70 State of the Union addresses and found that President Obama’s three addresses have the lowest grade average of any modern president. “Obama’s average grade-level score of 8.4 is more than two grades lower than the 10.7 grade average for the other 67 addresses written by his 12 predecessors,” they conclude.
“The Flesch-Kincaid test is designed to assess the readability level of written text, with a formula that translates the score to a U.S. grade level. Longer sentences and sentences utilizing words with more syllables produce higher scores. Shorter sentences and sentences incorporating more monosyllabic words yield lower scores,” the University of Minnesota’s Eric Ostermeier explains.
Obama’s use of simple language is in part a reflection of his audience: the American voter in an election year.
Is this the continued dumbing down of America? Kinda. However, it is telling to who Barack Obama is targeting his speech to. It has to be intentional to make a speech that much more simple than previous Presidents. 2.3 grade levels!!!
Is it any wonder why then that a President that would lower the reading level of a SOTU by so much would also play class warfare? Does anyone think that the targeted Obama speech listener actually takes the time to read and fact check what Obama says, or are they just blindly believing what The One says. I think we know the answer.
Just a note to Conservatives, the Tea Party and Republicans, don’t let any Liberal or Dem tell you that you are stupid. Not when Obama is having speeches targeted to an 8th grade reading level. Those who support Barack Obama should be insulted that the Obamamessiah feels the need to talk down to them. However, instead they will follow him blindly even though though “Hope & Change” was a monumental hoax.
Wow, Obama’s SOTU was not only flat and predictable lame, there appears to have been other issues with it was well.
Are you serious, did President Barack Obama rip off a Ford Motors ad during the State of the Union last night … America, Built to Last. The Daily Mail seems to think so. What is even more ironic is that Obama and his speech writers managed to plagiarize the one car company that did not take any government bail out money. It would appear that Biden is not the only gaffe prone individual in the White House.
“An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.”
“Tonight, I want to speak about how we move forward, and lay out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.”
“You see, an economy built to last is one where we encourage the talent and ingenuity of every person in this country.”
“An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody.”
“That’s an America built to last.”
The America we had lasted more than 200 years. It was built, in part, on the sweat and vision of Ford Motors Company.
And not on its slogans.
I pray that nothing lasts from this terrible presidency.
Full transcript of Obama’s SOTU.
Who needs SOPA/PIPA and on-line piracy when we have a US President plagiarizing a car companies commercial ad. I guess Obama can always blame the TOTUS.
Obama’s 2012 SOTU Address … Same As It Ever Was … Tired Old Empty Promises & the Promise of Jobs with Awkward Cheering
Obama’s SOTU … Same as it ever was.
For those pundits who want to spin and claim that President Barack Obama’s SOTU address last night was an inspiring great speech, think again. Obama’s address sounded like many that he delivered in the past, just with a bit more class warfare. So much for the great visionary Obama … sorry, but this speech was flat and disjointed where Democrats in many places had no idea when they were supposed to stand and cheer. Often during his speech you heard a single clap or none at all when on the teleprompter it obviously told The One to pause for ovation.
The general opinion of the SOTU, Too Long, Too Partisan, Too Barren of Policy. It was amazing that Obama never mentioned America’s out of control debt and the fact that he prevented jobs from being created by nixing the XL oil pipeline, yet defended the Solyndra’s that the government wastefully handed tax payer $’s to.
Seriously, how could any President talk about the State of the Union and not reference the United States’ out of control national debt, record number of people on good stamps and high unemployment? Oh, BTW … why did not Obama praise the crown jewel of his presidency … Obamacare?
Charles Krauthammer Not Impressed With Obama’s SOTU: “Obama Is Capable of Giving Great Speeches… This Was Not One” … But MSM Says it was ‘Reaganesque’
Obama’s SOTU … flat and uninspired.
Charles Krauthammer was not impressed in the slightest with President Barack Obama’s SOTU speech. Krauthammer stated that this is a president who is capable of giving great speeches and has … this was not one of them. He also went on to say that this was one of the weakest Obama speeches. I hate to break it to the liberal MSM, but the speech was hardly Reaganesque. The MSM will stop at nothing to shill for this president.
Video Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. The address was carried live from approximately 9:00 PM- 10:15 PM on 11 networks. The sum of the average audience for those networks was 42,789,947 viewers, with a combined household rating of 26.6. The networks carrying the address included ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNN, Centric, CNBC, FOXNC, and MSNBC. Viewership to last night’s address was down 18% from his address on February 24, 2009 and down 11% from his State of the Union address last year on January 27, 2010.
From Newsbusterscomes the MSM falling over themselves trying to compare Barack Obama to Ronald Reagan. Pretty amazing seeing that when Reagan was in office the Libs had nothing good to say about him. I think thou dost compare too much. Could the MSM be any more obvious and desperate?
On CBS, Evening News anchor Katie Couric touted how political analyst Jeff Greenfield thought it was “down right Reaganesque”
and that “some” have argued “this could be his Reagan moment.”
These people are absolutely pathetic … Thankfully no one of any sound mind finds the MSM credible anymore.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) slipped Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) a note in study hall asking if she would be his date to the State of the Union address. However, the former House Speaker said no and stated she’s already had a date. It was true heartache for Eric Cantor being rejected by little Nancy.
The invitation from Cantor was made Monday evening through staffers for the two leaders, spokesman Brad Dayspring said.
The pairing would have been among the more high-profile for an event that has in recent days been compared to a school dance, as lawmakers scurry to find cross-party seatmates for the president’s annual address. Instead of the traditional party-line seating arrangement, dozens of members have planned to sit with lawmakers from the other party as a symbol of renewed civility.
BTW, no Weasel Zippers you are not the only one that finds the “date night” SOTU a total irritating bunch of BS. It is not important are mean anything who you symbolically sit next to an a faux image of unity … IT MATTERS WHAT ONE STANDS FOR NOT WH YOU SIT NEXT TO!!!