President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address

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Join 3 Chics for live-blogging tonight. President Obama delivers his FINAL State of the Union Address to the nation. Live coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 P.m. CT

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72 Responses to President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address

  1. Ametia says:

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  2. Ametia says:

    Hope Souza got some great shots of POTUS last night.

    Remember this? Malia has to REMIND Pete Souza to grab a photo of POTUS leaving this arena for the last time as a sitting POTUS.

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  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Love these photos of our Presidents and First Lady:


    (from Slate article)

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  4. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    God has blessed America…He has blessed us with President Obama.

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  5. rikyrah says:

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  7. vitaminlover says:

    This is so bittersweet.

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  10. rikyrah says:

    FLOTUS looked beautiful

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  11. rikyrah says:

    Thanks for this guys. I was on the train home. I did get to hear the national security part as I was warming up the car so that I could go home. I’m glad that I recorded it.

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  12. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Meet My Guests: The First Lady’s State of the Union Box”
    View story at Medium.com

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  13. White Americans are the biggest terror threat in U.S.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/white-americans-are-biggest-terror-threat-u-s-study-n380931?cid=sm_tw&hootPostID=286087e8a44bc73516c0825c60699e68

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  14. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    The President has encouraged us to reach for the best within ourselves in order to help our country and our fellow citizens.

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  19. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Our future depends on your willingness to uphold your obligations as a citizen. To vote. To speak out. To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable.”

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  20. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “I think we have to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters, and not the other way around.”

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  22. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “The future we want…all of us want…opportunity and security for our families, a rising standard of living and a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids…will only happen if we work together.”

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  23. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion.”

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  24. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “So if you want to consolidate our leadership and credibility in the hemisphere? Recognize that the Cold War is over. Lift the embargo.”

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  25. Look at this ISH

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  26. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Fortunately, there’s a smarter approach, a patient and disciplined strategy that uses every element of our national power.”

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  27. vitaminlover says:

    Did you guys hear about President Obama paying for VP Biden’s house so that he wouldn’t have to sell it to pay his deceased son Beau’s medical bills? How precious!

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  29. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “We’ve protected an open internet, and taken bold new steps to get more students and low-income Americans online.”

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  30. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Food Stamp recipients didn’t cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did. Immigrants aren’t the reason wages haven’t gone up enough; those decisions are made in the boardrooms that too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns.

    “It’s sure not the average family watching tonight that avoids paying taxes through offshore accounts.”

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  31. vitaminlover says:

    That smirk on that buzzard’s face while my President speaks is about to make me say a bad word!

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  32. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “And finally, how can we make our politics reflect what’s best in us, and not what’s worst?”

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  34. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “And I’ll keep pushing for progress on the work that still needs doing. Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage. All these things still matter to hardworking families; they are still the right thing to do; and I will not let up until they get done.”

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  39. Flotus hair!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. If any GOP clowns tonight I hope Potus lays a blistering smackdown on them. Like this one.

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  41. yahtzeebutterfly says:

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  44. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Excerpt from the Washington Post’s Live Updates page:

    Kelsey Snell · 7:52 PM
    POWER POST | When President Obama speaks to the country Tuesday night in his final State of the Union address, members of the Congressional Black Caucus hope the first African American president will seize the chance to make a statement about race and inequality in America.

    They also want the president to directly address young activists who they believe are the new civil rights vanguard as part of Black Lives Matter, a movement that has aggressively inserted itself into the political debate after several high-profile killings of African Americans by the police.

    “I hope that he will acknowledge that this is the civil rights issue for this generation,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). “The generation that is addressing the Black Lives Matter movement are already in the door, they’re just trying to stay there.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics-live/liveblog/live-updates-state-of-the-union-3/

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  46. Why was Hillary on CNN? I don’t want to see her tonight.

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  47. rikyrah says:

    I will be making my way home from work when the speech is happening, but I can’t wait to read your posts and look at twitter after I get home.

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  48. rikyrah says:

    Luvvie!!! #TeamPetty

    Why I hope Pres. Obama goes full #TeamPetty in his final SOTU speech

    When President Barack Obama began his second term, I was excited because he was officially on lame duck status, and that meant he could take more risks. He could be bolder, and he could give the absolute minimum about people’s feelings.

    Being the first black president of the United States of America ain’t been no crystal stair for him, and he has faced more death threats than any other president ever, a record level of hateration from the public and complete disrespect from the people who should honor the office the most: Congress.

    So the fact that Michelle’s husband still has ANY decorum and behavior left is a testament to his upstanding character, and to a high level of patience. Even the biblical Job is like “you’ve done good.” However, in this last year, we’ve come to see that everyone has a limit, because Barack has had a good number of “f*ck your feelings” moments, and I’ve been so proud. From last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where he says he now has a list that rhymes with “bucket,” to talking about how folks keep “popping off” to basically calling the Republicans immature.

    I need Petty Barack to come out ALL THE WAY, and tonight’s State of the Union address might be that opportunity. It is his last SOTU, so he has to make it count. He knows that, too, because the official publicity photo for the address is of President Obama in an untied tie, with his mouth in the air looking like he’s saying “COME AT ME, BRO.” I think it might be safe to say that he’s going to leave a couple of dambs (yes, with a B) on that stage, making sure he has none left to give.

    First of all, I want our President to be unapologetically black on that stage. He should walk in as Kendrick Lamar performs, since they’re besties now, and he had him come to the White House for a private meeting in December. Kendrick gotta make sure his cornrows are freshly done though, and we won’t even mind that they don’t touch his neck. We’ll just pray and hope they don’t stay that same length for years, like that dude Brian from Day 26.

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  49. rikyrah says:

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  50. Ametia says:

    LOL Where are you, Liza?

    Obama Celebrates Last Time He Has to Talk to These Bastards
    BY ANDY BOROWITZ

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Looking ahead to his final State of the Union address, Barack Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer that he was “celebrating, just celebrating the last time I ever have to talk to these bastards.”

    “I’ll be going over some of the accomplishments of the past seven years and outlining some of the challenges for our nation that remain ahead,” the President said, in an interview taped for NBC’s “Today” show. “But inside, I’ll be like, ‘Good Lord, I never have to so much as look at these horrible people again.’ ”

    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/obama-celebrates-last-time-he-has-to-talk-to-these-bastards?mbid=nl_160112_Borowitz&CNDID=24441272&spMailingID=8425974&spUserID=MjczNzc1MzAwMzUS1&spJobID=841349688&spReportId=ODQxMzQ5Njg4S0

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