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Americas Tea Party Party Responds to State of the Union Speech

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Lancaster, PA (Jan 28, 2010) The fast-growing Constitution Party, America’s ‘Tea Party Party’, is calling President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech a desperate attempt to calm America’s outrage at an out of control Federal government by offering too little, too late, and more of the same failed programs that provoked America’s ire. The Constitution Party pointed out that in addition, each and every “solution” proposed by the president is unconstitutional.

 The president’s speech contained countless contradictions and as one Philadelphia focus group member said “This speech shows Obama is the greatest conservationist on earth-  he recycles all his campaign speeches”! 

“The State of the Union Address shows Obama’s Leftist cabal is now on the defensive. There’s no getting around the roiling discontent that’s been  percolating through the growing Tea Party movement, Town Hall meetings, the recent upset election in Massachusetts and widespread anti-incumbent sentiment,” said Constitution Party National Chairman Jim Clymer  who pointed out that Obama, whose approval rating is the lowest of any president since Nixon just one year into a term, was playing to a nation he knows wants his Big Government spending party to end“.

Wednesday’s State of the Union address was a reluctant acknowledgement that Americans won’t accept further out-of-control spending and increased debt, however Obama continued to pound the ‘more government is better’ drum. The Constitution Party has been sounding the alarm on spending, unconstitutional programs and the ever increasing power grab going on in D.C. for years.

However, the Democrats have no monopoly on spending since the Republicans have outspent the Democrats for decades each time they had control of the White House and/or Congress! That’s why, regardless of which “Big Box” party is in power we’ll continue to watch  the American people gradually become slaves in their own country unless and until we break out of the two party stranglehold”, added Clymer. 

Clymer pointed to Obama’s call for “spending cuts” to help the middle class as a “disingenuous smokescreen” adding, “ Obama’s recent  plans to “help”  the  middle class he called "under assault" is  tantamount to a robber offering to “give” his victim  a few dollars from the wallet he had just stolen from him! And timing is everything. Obama called for ‘relief” for taxpayers just two days before he got up to give the State of the Union Address! 

 The “spending freeze” Obama trumpeted to alleviate the “burden” on the middle class would apply only to a  small portion of the federal budget and that “freeze”  actually includes funding increases for some agencies in a budget that allocated up to 10% more money for some programs.

“Obama’s political self-preservation is behind these phony budget and tax cuts”, Clymer claimed. 

President Obama continued to advance Leviathan government by overstepping the Constitutional boundaries around the Federal government. Proposals outlined in the State of the Union speech - like requiring employers to provide retirement savings programs and healthcare for employees and further wading into the student loan miasma are all unconstitutional federal encroachments.

”Obama’s “I feel your pain” rhetoric is falling on deaf ears”, noted Clymer who called on Americans to consider the president’s actions in the year since he’s been in office and weigh those against the promises he made during his campaign. “At the same time he was backpedaling on Big Government excesses, it was astounding to hear Obama fill his State of the Union speech with justification for enormous spending on Stimulus programs, bailouts and takeovers, as well as the unconstitutional wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He did that while continuing to advance a relentless attack on health care liberties despite overwhelming opposition to his brand of healthcare “reform.” Add to that Obama’s State of the Union lobbying for amnesty - another issue he refuses to listen to the majority of Americans on - and it truly boggles the mind that this man can say he’s listening to Americans.” 

The Constitution Party believes our men and women in uniform were compromised by the president’s position on homosexuals in the military when he said, he would work to end the current ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ policy because “it’s right.”   

 Clymer added, “President Obama’s speech was chock full of misinformation, disinformation and downright falsehoods. I hope Americans saw Supreme Court Justice Alito’s silent mouthing of the words “NOT TRUE” during Wednesday night’s speech. Those two words summed up the content of the 13 page speech and pretty much said it all.”          

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