Congressman Explains Why He Bailed On SOTU Address

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For millions of patriots, Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night was yet another frustrating reminder that he views Congress as an obstacle to be avoided in his pursuit of a leftist utopia. He repeatedly expressed his desire to act unilaterally in imposing his will on the American people – even as he directly addressed the legislators he promised to bypass in the process.

One of those lawmakers, Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman, apparently had enough of his imperial rhetoric and actually excused himself before the speech was complete.

“I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,” he explained, adding he was “deeply disappointed in the tone and content” of the speech.

Stockman, a proven conservative with strong Tea Party support, did not mince words when he accused Obama of “abusing his Constitutional powers,” breaking his presidential oath, and “enacting his own brand of law through executive decree.”

The congressman’s remarks reflected those of many of his colleagues – not to mention millions of Americans outraged over Obama’s continual power grab.

Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador, for example, issued a statement blasting the speech for its “hostility toward our foundational principles, condescension toward a co-equal branch of government, and a general aversion to common sense and bipartisanship.”

By walking out on the annual event, however, Stockman was able to bring attention to the tyrannical policies Obama endorsed in the address. He then capitalized on that publicity by lambasting both the speech and its orator.

“This is a wholesale violation of his oath of office and a disqualifying offense,” he added, suggesting the speech should have included Obama’s admission that “his policies have failed.”

Stockman, who is hoping to oust Republican Sen. John Cornyn in the upcoming election, is often outspoken in his criticism of Obama and leftism in general. Sometimes, as evidenced by his early departure from Tuesday’s speech, actions truly do speak louder than words.

–B. Christopher Agee

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  1. Edwardkoziol says:

    Good for him it's to bad more didn't walk out on him.After all the iggy was telling the country how he will destroy the US.John Boner should have got up and walked out.You see where they put that wounded warrior next to the Grape Ape for show that bich could care less if he died.The Ape is as bad as her idol Hanoi Jane

  2. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    All Republicans should of walked out and turned their backs on king sand monkey!

  3. Timm M. Berg says:

    Good for him! If a few more people had the guts to do that we might not be in the state we are in. Instead we have republicans that can't jump up fast enough to give him a standing ovation. Even the speaker acted like he belonged to obama. We have a bunch of spineless, ignorant, inbred idiots running our country. I'd say a bunch of monkeys could do better. It shows how the American people really feel when one of our representatives has the nerve to walk out on such a waste of America's time as that state of the union address was, actually all of them are, but who's counting. (All lack of capitalization is deliberate)

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