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The 10 most memorable State of the Union addresses (VIDEO)

The 10 most memorable State of the Union addresses (VIDEO) | Dontsugarcoatit | Scoop.it
From Washington to Obama, we take a look back at the State of the Union addresses that left a lasting impact.

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I think it's incredibly interesting how the State of the Union trully reflects what the nation is going through during that era. For instance Lyndon Johnson's SOTU declaring the war on poverty and how it actually gave way, like the intro the essay that was his presidency, to programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. But that was back then, when in a way, it seemed that what was said mattered more than a simple facial response TO the SOTU. However, it'll be really interesting to see what Obama has to say about this era, that has many problems to overcome.

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Matt Kellogg's curator insight, February 12, 2013 10:04 PM

Google article but the real value is in the videos. Each is a short clip of memorable State of the Union Adresses. The video goes back in time, from Obama all the way back to the very first State of the Union speech given byt Washington.

Kristen Schulze's comment, February 14, 2013 12:42 AM
Each video and article mentioned on the top 10 most memorable State of the Union addresses. Each gives a look into the problems of the era. The high parts of the speech are memorable due to their appeal to the problems of the time, and solutions for those problems. Each President expresses the job that has to be done, or many jobs that have to be done. Although, in some cases, the speeches are most rememberable for a comment on a personal problem, like the watergate scandal with Nixon, and with Obama's speech it was memorable by having Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito mouthing the words not true, cutting into Obama's integrity. It was interesting to read that the matters George Washington dealt with are the same matters Obama is dealing with today. After watching the SOTUS, I feel this is very true.
Kristen Schulze's curator insight, February 14, 2013 12:42 AM

Each video and article mentioned on the top 10 most memorable State of the Union addresses. Each gives a look into the problems of the era. The high parts of the speech are memorable due to their appeal to the problems of the time, and solutions for those problems. Each President expresses the job that has to be done, or many jobs that have to be done. Although, in some cases, the speeches are most rememberable for a comment on a personal problem, like the watergate scandal with Nixon, and with Obama's speech it was memorable by having Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito mouthing the words not true, cutting into Obama's integrity. It was interesting to read that the matters George Washington dealt with are the same matters Obama is dealing with today. After watching the SOTUS, I feel this is very true.

 

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Commentary: Freedom of Speech and Religion in Egypt and Libya | The National Interest

Commentary: Freedom of Speech and Religion in Egypt and Libya | The National Interest | Dontsugarcoatit | Scoop.it

I believe America shouldn't have apoligized for "too much" freedom of speech. I know it's like being the "bigger man" in an effort to avoid something bigger. But why would we apoligize and want to be friends with someone who burns our flags and takes those actions against us.


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The Latino gender gap: Latina voters prefer Obama by 53 point margin | Latino Decisions

The Gender Gap has grown for Romney among the Latina Voters. He holds only 22% of Latina women's votes. A reason is that when asked, latinos said they trust the Democrat more to hadle latina's issues better. Democrats hold an outstanding 74% of their votes.

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GOP Convention, Romney Speech Evoke Lukewarm Reactions

GOP Convention, Romney Speech Evoke Lukewarm Reactions | Dontsugarcoatit | Scoop.it

Romney's acceptance speech had less impact than previous GOP conventions with only a 2+ as opposed to 5+ and 3+ for the GOP convention of 2004 and 2008. He didn't really persuade any more voters to vote for him, but the evaluation of the conventions' inpact doesn't decide the winner or loser in November. I think even the the speech wasn't a "win" it wasn't a lost either.


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