State of the Union roundup from around the web

Human Events Staff Writer, Jarrett Stepman, rounds up the best commentary about Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. Also below are videos of both the State of the Union Address and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels response.

Yuval Levin
National Review
A State of Denial

Toward the end of his State of the Union address, President Obama delivered a paragraph that was so blatantly absurd and self contradictory as to actually become clarifying—so incoherent that it shed a bright light on his thinking and his grave dilemma.

Calvin Woodward
Associated Press
FACT CHECK: Obama pushes plans that flopped before

It was a wish list, not a to-do list.

Orange County Register
Obama’s focus on fairness, not on a foul record

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message Tuesday predictably sounded like a campaign kickoff. In this election year he used the bully pulpit to advance political strategy, rather than give an even-handed accounting of where he has brought the nation.

Mark Hemingway
The Weekly Standard
What Obama Didn’t Say in the State of the Union

Obama’s State of the Union might be most notable for what was not said. There were 44 words dedicated to health care reform. There was no mention of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aka stimulus bill. That is rather telling, considering that these are Obama’s two largest policy achivements, and they remain political kryptonite even years later.

Mike Brownfield
The Heritage Foundation
State of the Union 2012: Heritage Reaction Roundup

Commentary from the top minds at the Heritage Foundation.

Mike Brownfield
The Heritage Foundation
Obama’s State of Omission

The President essentially redelivered his 2011 State of the Union address — complete with the same empty rhetoric, class warfare cloaked in “fairness,” and proposals for massive tax and spending increases.

Susan Crabtree
The Washington Times
Obama challenges Congress to act for middle class

President Obama mixed conciliation with confrontation in an election-year State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night, attempting to set the tone and the agenda for a year that the White House is calling a “make-or-break moment for the middle class and those trying to reach it.”

The State of the Union Address:

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels response to the State of the Union:


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