Obama Asks for More Executive Power in SOTU Speech

This is the one Obama SOTU clip that has Beck so upset

Jonathon M. Seidl
The Blaze

There have been a lot of clips circulating since the president delivered his State of the Union speech last night. But one clip in particular really set Glenn Beck off Wednesday morning. And it had to do with Obama announcing something he wants to do with executive power.

Here’s what Obama said (according to prepared remarks):

The executive branch also needs to change. Too often, it’s inefficient, outdated and remote. That’s why I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our Government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.

…“This is so incredibly dangerous,” Beck said on radio. “And it’s so Cass Sunstein.”

“Do not give this man consolidated power!” Beck declared. “How much more power does he need?”

Co-host Stu noted some other irony: Obama’s saying he wants to make the executive much leaner by asking for more power. Isn’t that odd?

The entire article, with video of the President’s address, is at The Blaze.

Update:  Gov. Mitch Daniels delivered the Republican response to the President’s State of the Union address. To hell with charisma: Plain talk from Daniels on nation’s ills and how to fix them

Also, Jim Hoft says Obama misquoted President Lincoln.

Rep. Mike Pompeo: SOTU speech “stunningly cynical” at HotAir.com

Update 2Oh. And about that reclamation of “American Values” Obama was on about last evening –

 – Evidently, that’s a message for local consumption only — y’know, a rote pander meant to appeal to the jingoists and the xenophobes and the bitter clinging middle-American hayseeds Obama is going to need to con yet again if he’s to have any hope of being re-elected.

Whereas in the real world — the world of smart diplomacy and smart elites who Know How Things Get Done — ObamaCo leaves that kind of quaint pro-America bullshit at the door. CNS, “New U.S. Ambassador to Russia: We Support ‘Universal Values’ Not ‘American Values’”… [emphasis CAJ]

Read the whole thing.

FLOTUS sported a dress worth more than $2 grand to the class warfare lecture. You know, because “fairness” and “sacrifice” are just for the little people.

Herman Cain delivered a Tea Party response to the SOTU address STATE OF THE UNION RESPONSE VIDEO: Cain Rocks National Press Club.

Update 3State of the Union: Fact Checking the President

Update 4: Star Wars and The State of the Union: “So this is how liberty dies…to thunderous applause…”

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