Tag Archives: State of the Union

Gary Johnson: Statement in Response to the President’s State of the Union Address

From Gary Johnson on Tumblr:

January 12, 2016, Santa Fe, NM – Former New Mexico Governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson released the following statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“I applaud the President’s optimism. I too am an optimist. But I have a real problem with basing that optimism on what government has done over the past 7 years and what President Obama wants it to do in the future.

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Summerell: Special Benefits for Government Contractors

Press Release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (Jan. 29) – In response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, the chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina J.J. Summerell issued this statement:

“In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama announced special new benefits only for employees of government contractors.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA Response to the State of the Union 2012

Obama’s State of the Union – Too Little Too Late

by Stewart Alexander, 2012 Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate

The phrase that came to mind immediately upon hearing President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech is “too little, too late.” After spending the last few years coddling the banks and the richest 1%, Obama has the nerve to now call for “economic fairness.” To him, this means tweaking payroll taxes and making a rhetorical call to reverse the Bush tax cuts for the rich.… Read more ...

Video: Jill Stein State of the Union Response 2012

Video of Jill Stein’s State of the Union response:

People’s State of the Union: A Green New Deal for America from Jill Stein for President on Vimeo.

Text of Stein’s speech is here. Stein is one of the candidates seeking the 2012 presidential nomination of the Green Party, along with Roseanne Barr and several others.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: The State of the Union is Still a State of War

by R. Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (Jan. 27) – A year ago, after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message I wrote an op-ed entitled “The State of the Union is a State of War.” Lamentably, a year later, after his 2012 address I am compelled to write that the State of the Union is still a state of war.… Read more ...

Constitution Party’s State of the Union Response

Darrell Castle was the Vice Presidential candidate of the Constitution Party in 2008 and is now the Vice Chairman of that party nationally. He delivered the Constitution Party’s official response the Barack Obama’s State of the Union. The speech, in it’s entirety, follows:

Last night President Obama delivered his constitutionally required State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.… Read more ...

Text of Jill Stein’s ‘People’s State of the Union’ now available, viewing parties occurring nationwide tonight

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be delivering her own response to the State of the Union address tonight, in what she is calling “The People’s State of the Union.”  The text is now available – it can be read below and the original is here – and there will be about thirty house parties across the US tonight to watch Stein give the address. … Read more ...

Ralph Nader Letter to President Obama Re: The State of the Union Address

Posted by Ralph Nader at Nader.org:


Dear President Obama:

As you prepare your State of the Union address, please be advised that those who support you are very cognizant of what you do not mention in such annual presentations to the Nation. For example, last year, environmentalists were shocked that global warming-climate change received no attention.… Read more ...

Jill Stein to respond to President Obama with ‘People’s State of the Union’ on January 25

From JillStein.org:

state-of-the-union-jill-stein.pngOn Tuesday, January 24th, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. There will also be responses and commentary from the Republican and Democratic parties.

On Wednesday, January 25th, at 8:30pm Eastern, we invite you to participate in The People’s State of the Union: A Green New Deal for America.

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Update on Modern Whig Party: new website, new state chapters

The Modern Whig Party has a new website, Modernwhig.info.

From their blog:

“The MWP is proud to announce new state chapters in Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi, Florida, and Arizona. These chapters have been organizing since November of 2010. The MWP is also currently working on new chapters in Ohio and Delaware as well.… Read more ...

Green Ron Forthofer: State of the Union Speech Reflects U.S. Plutocracy

Greenpapers.Net:

by Ron Forthofer [former Green Party candidate for Congress and for Governor of Colorado]
first published at
Dissident Voice, January 26, 2011

The State of the Union speech has become a well-scripted event full of nice words but few ideas that will really benefit the public. This sad situation results from our political system being corrupted by big money.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: The state of the union is still a state of war

Liberty for All:

by R. Lee Wrights

What was glaringly absent from President Obama’s state of the union address Tuesday night, as well as from the response from both the Republicans and the Tea Party movement, is an admission that the real state of the union is a state of war.Read more ...