The 2013 State of the Union Address Live-Blog

Welcome to ViralRead’s live-blog of President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address. The night is sure to be filled with lots of surprises so make sure to stay here at ViralRead to get the latest breaking stories of the evening. Oliver and Nathan will be leading us through the night’s highs, lows, and all the controversy that comes along with it. Coverage begins at 9 PM EST.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:47 pm

Rubio killed any Romney demons from 2012 - Not the rich republican looking out for big wigs and wealthy friends.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:47 pm

Krauthammer says the speech frames 2016 - big gov’t vs. little gov’t

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:46 pm

Rubio very specific in his arguments, yet able to paint a big picture.

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:44 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:43 pm

Next water bottle brought to you by - Dasani

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:42 pm

Note to Rubio 2016 - fix the cotton mouth problem

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:42 pm

And the truth is many cannot be solved by the problem, it lies within the family unit

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 201310:42 pm

Uhhh whoa that was so awkward. Rubio with really bad cotton mouth. Gets a drink handed to him mid speech.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:40 pm

“anyone who is in favor of leaving medicare exactly the way it is now, is in favor of bankrupting it”

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:39 pm

Rubio playing to college grads and student debt issues, Obama failed to address this.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:38 pm

teacher and school incentives, calls for school choice

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:37 pm

Secure borders, enforce laws - doesn’t mention pathway to citizenship

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:37 pm

Rubio pushes coal, oil, and natural gas, calls out the solyndras

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:36 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:36 pm

boom

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:36 pm

I don’t oppose your plans because i want to protect the rich, I oppose your plans because i want to protect my neighbors,..they need a plan to grow the middle class, not the gov’t

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:35 pm

Rubio again, relates his struggles, and current lifestyle to audience, and to Obama, deflects wealthy persona

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:34 pm

Rubio calls out Obama for sequester, mediscare, and class warfare

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:34 pm

Says there is a place for government, but limited.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:33 pm

Rubio outlines the negative impacts of ACA

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:33 pm

“more government raises taxes on employers, who pass the costs onto their employees, fewer hours, less wages, etc.”

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:32 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:32 pm

“Obama’s solution to virtually every problem we face, is more government”

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:31 pm

Rubio relates middle class up-bringing, fights back wealthy GOP persona, says he didn’t inherit money.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:30 pm

Rubio begins with acknowledgement to troops

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:30 pm

Rubio is on

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:29 pm

Same bing pulse rates for Gun Control - gop and indies bottom out, dems higher, but still negative.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:29 pm

Dems in negative too, but higher re climate change

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:29 pm

Bing Pulse shows nothing positive from GOP and Indies on Climate Change

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:27 pm

This could be the beginning or end of Rubio’s presidential run. Don’t think people are talking enough about how big this moment is…

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:25 pm

CNN group with Chris Cuomo skeptical of deficit neutral with all the proposals from SOTU

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:25 pm

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:22 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:22 pm

Universal Pre-School/Kindergarden how much will it cost?

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:22 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:21 pm

David Gergen - Even handed speech, audacious, Obama has embraced liberalism.

“The era of big government is back”

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:20 pm

Krauthammer - Effective address, paints GOP as rich, Dems and Obama as defender of middle class. The rest is O’s political philosophy, good deeds, government activism, numerous initiatives that will cost money.

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:18 pm

This is what he finished at. The highest…-22

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:17 pm

Glad that’s over…and by the look at this…so is the audience…look at the D numbers…

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 201310:16 pm

78th and final applause.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:16 pm

Obama has tied American heroes into SOTU very effectively. Like seasoning, must know when to use it.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:13 pm

Of the 1,000 birthdays and former high school grads, how many in tight gun control ciites?

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 201310:12 pm

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:12 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:11 pm

“They deserve a vote”

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:11 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:10 pm

Obama asks for all proposals on gun control to be voted on.

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 201310:09 pm

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:08 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:08 pm

gun control

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:08 pm

Thats twice Romeny gets a shout out, talk about salt on the wound.

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:07 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:07 pm

electronic voting?

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:07 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:04 pm

Minutes for climate control, one line for Syria and Egypt.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:04 pm

Shoutout to Israel, GOP members didn’t buy it.

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:04 pm

Brushes of civil wars in Egypt and Syria, calls for respect towards U.S.

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:04 pm

Nathan Martin February 12, 201310:03 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 201310:01 pm

AFTA?

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:59 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:59 pm

Obama addressing N. Korea nuclear test earlier this morning. Addresses Iran, demands resolution and prevention of obtaining nuclear weapon.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:57 pm

Obama plays down Al Qaeda, calls it “a shadow of itself.”

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:56 pm

Generals do not agree with draw down of troops, or specific time frames.

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 20139:55 pm

Afghan war will be over by the end of next year. Chaos, commence.

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:55 pm

A big bump for saluting troops…

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 20139:52 pm

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:52 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:52 pm

Someone needs to tell POTUS this is not a Presidential Debate

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:51 pm

Push Federal minimum wage to $9/hr

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:51 pm

I swear, this was on Whitehouse.gov. Weird.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:50 pm

Woman Congressman shaking her head

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:49 pm

“Send me a comprehensive immigration bill, and i will sign it right away” remember that

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:49 pm

GOP will like this, if POTUS follows through in the order he listed points

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:48 pm

fix the legal immigration system

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:48 pm

establishing a responsible pathway to earning citizenship

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:48 pm

stronger border security first

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:47 pm

Now is the time to get it done - Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:45 pm

“The more education you got”…key word got…

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 20139:45 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:45 pm

Obama does not mention teacher incentive

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:44 pm

“Those German kids”

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:44 pm

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:43 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:43 pm

High quality pre-school is the solution, not school choice.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:41 pm

“take a vote, send me that bill!” Help homeowners to refinance. Asking to ease regulations for first time home buyers

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:41 pm

Below zero pulse on Bing Reaction to climate change, from all sides - dems, indies, and gop

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:40 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:40 pm

Partnership to rebuild America - taxpayers won’t be on the hook for everything…but some?

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:39 pm

Real Time Polling: Not. Going. Well.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:39 pm

Joke Fail.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:38 pm

More federal support to help make energy efficient buildings and houses. Thought this wouldn’t cost a dime?

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:38 pm

“lets cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses in the next 20 years”

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:37 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:37 pm

Fails to offer specifics on Entitlement reform, no EO’s there.

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:36 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:36 pm

Obama threatens EO’s if Congress fails to address climate change - thats a hell of a lot more specific than jobs, deficit, and economy plan.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:35 pm

“We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, wildfires, etc. a freak coincidence, or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming facts of science, and act before it is too late”

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:34 pm

Here comes the climate change push

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:34 pm

MMMs the word on Solyndra…

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:34 pm

Still no mention of Dorner or police officer that was fatally shot today.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:33 pm

Biden must have liked that line, writing it down for 2016

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:32 pm

Obama calls for a DoD and Manufacturer partnership

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:31 pm

Heh…

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:31 pm

“Nothing i am proposing tonight will increase our deficit by a single dime”

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:30 pm

Obama calls for jobs, will he push for Keystone XL?

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:29 pm

So far Obama’s proposals have been vague and similar to prior speeches. Lacks specifics

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:29 pm

Obama now calling for early deal, avoid fiscal cliff and debt ceiling crisis.

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:28 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:27 pm

POTUS again proposes Buffett Rule.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:27 pm

Obama framing the wealthy vs. middle class. Same rhetoric, calls for compromise, asks for everyone to pay for “fair share”

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 20139:26 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:26 pm

“We must keep the promises we already made” Re: Medicare and Social Security

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:25 pm

Obama putting medicare reform and cuts that amount to same as Simpson Bowles Commission.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:24 pm

“We cannot cut our way to prosperity”….”spending cuts and revenue, with everyone doing their fair share”

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:24 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:24 pm

“Must embrace the need for modest reform” - Medicare/Social Security

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:22 pm

Obama now asking Congress to replace sequester

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:22 pm

leads with spending cuts, says some tax revenues. looking to close on other half of over 4 trillion needed to cut.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:21 pm

Budget time

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:21 pm

Love the propaganda on the Whitehouse website…

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:20 pm

Obama putting pressure on legislators to put nation above politics and party

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:19 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:19 pm

Paul Ryan does not look amused.

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:18 pm

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:17 pm

White House feed…

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:17 pm

Expect POTUS to announce withdrawl of 34k troops from Afghanistan

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:16 pm

Schumer is on cell phone, looked like flip phone too….old school

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:15 pm

POTUS to Speaker - Thumbs up

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:14 pm

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:12 pm

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:11 pm

Fashionably late…

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:09 pm

POTUS is here

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:08 pm

“You worried about gun control? I just so happen to know where to get your hands on a few.”

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 20139:07 pm

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:07 pm

*Gingrich*

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:07 pm

Gingrinch says Obama plans to demonize GOP and mobilize base. Wants all 3 wings of government by 2014 to further agenda. Newt’s words, not ViralRead

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:06 pm

“I just love what you have done with your hair.”

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:06 pm

Remember Carney and White House aides said Obama views Inaugural and SOTU speech as one major push.

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:05 pm

Look for a range of topics tonight, big ones are gun control, climate control, and immigration. Mystery is jobs and deficit, will POTUS take on or only touch the surface?

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:03 pm

Last post refers to CNN coverage

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:03 pm

How does it work if Chris Cuomo introduces his brother (Andrew, NYS Gov) in 2016?

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:02 pm

Yeah…I hate these things…and that guy…

Oliver Barie February 12, 20139:02 pm

Stephen Chu is the designated hold out. If for some reason the entire Capitol is taken out, Energy Secretary will carry on as POTUS

Nathan Martin February 12, 20139:00 pm

I aint got time for that…

Oliver Barie February 12, 20138:59 pm

First Lady has arrived

Oliver Barie February 12, 20138:58 pm

Supreme Court Justices filing in

Nathan Martin February 12, 20138:58 pm

Chief Justice Roberts

Oliver Barie February 12, 20138:56 pm

Dr. Jill Biden sitting down with guests of honor, awaiting First Lady.

Nathan Martin February 12, 20138:55 pm

Joint Chiefs

Nathan Martin February 12, 20138:54 pm

Here we go.

Andrew O'Shea February 12, 20138:53 pm

Here we go, folks!

1 Comment

  1. February 12, 2013  8:57 pm by Jackie Wellfonder Reply

    Should be interesting...or entertaining.....wait....I'm not even sure...looking forward to your updates though!