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Thread: Obama's first State of the Union

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    Well, I have never heard a SoTU with less applause in the first 5 minutes. Not one round yet when there are usually a half dozen already. I put this down to the tone Obama has started with...there has been no natural break for applause yet. Alternatively, I wonder if Congress has decided to tweak the traditional yo-yo ovations.

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    Well he is only getting around to saying anything after 10 mins! Bonuses are bad the banks will pay! What was the first applause for anyway?

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    Nah, the SoTU is usually very formulaic in having dozens of standing ovations. It is the tradition. During Bush's SoTU's it was an ovation after every line. I notice tonight that the miserable refusnik GOP are as graceless as ever when things aren't going their way. It is shockingly poor form the way they are not honouring the tradition of the SoTU in applauding POTUS. They are becoming more like a mid-80's era Ulster Unionists by the day.

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    well they are making up for it, it has been nothing but applause for a bit. I think that is a bit silly, I am watching, looking for what he actually plans on doing.

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    Looks like another stimilus

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    He's hitting his stride now. This is shaping up to be a beautifully crafted speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.R. Haldeman View Post
    He's hitting his stride now. This is shaping up to be a beautifully crafted speech.
    Would prefer substance ...
    Looks very ambitious but nuclear power, high speed rail but will it work? New offshore oil and gas!!!!

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    Christ, they're like trained seals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob111 View Post
    Christ, they're like trained seals.
    Dems were not anxious about nuke power though ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamfoley View Post
    Would prefer substance ...
    Looks very ambitious but nuclear power, high speed rail but will it work? New offshore oil and gas!!!!
    No word about the deficit. Enough said.

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