“The impact of this recession is real, and it is everywhere.” (CNN)
“I know that everyone sitting in this room loves America and wants it to succeed.” (C-SPAN)
“Tonight I want every American to know this - we will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.” (FOX News)

Hello I’m Charlotte Bellis, and you’re watching Newsy.com. In an informal ‘State of the Nation’ speech, Obama laid out his plan to pull the United States out of its recession.


We’re also following ABC, who brings us this opinion from host George Stephanopoulos:


“I think that was the single-most effective passage in the speech—when the president said two things- number 1 I get it. I understand how angry you are about this. And number 2 it’s not about helping banks, it’s about helping people. The admin is gonna have to drive home that message again and again and again to try to ease the anger over this bank plan.”  (ABC)

C-SPAN brings us the Republican response to Obama’s address, from Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.  

“Democratic leaders say their legislation will grow the economy. What it will do is grow the government, increase our taxes down the line and saddle future generations with debt. Who amongst us would ask our children for a loan, so we can spend money we do not have on things we do not need?”  -Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA)

In a controversial moment on MSNBC, this off-camera response was heard upon Jindal’s entrance.  Listen closely after the on-air introduction of the governor:


“Here’s governor Jindal.  Oh God.” (MSNBC)


Al Jazeera English brings us an Afghani perspective on the president’s plan to allocate more resources to the region:


“Those in Afghanistan who watched the speech probably would not have been particularly impressed… Clearly, there is a question about whether or not, amid all of this financial turmoil, the US can continue to foot the cost of the war.” (Al Jazeera English)

France 24 reflects positively on Obama’s address:


“Despite the pragmatic speech, he still managed to leave a sense of optimism saying that today’s actions would be the ones remembered, Obama showing he’s still very much the yes we can president.” 
(France 24)

CBS reports Obama’s speech is crucial to the success of his recovery plan, saying the president’s number one job is to convince people it will work.

“We asked people if they approve of Obama’s plans for the economic crisis. Before the speech 63 percent of those viewing said they did. Afterwards that had jumped to 80 percent.” (CBS)

So what did you think of the speech? How confident are you Obama can bring the U.S. out of its recession?

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Feb 25, 2009

Obama's State of the Nation Reaction

“The impact of this recession is real, and it is everywhere.” (CNN)
“I know that everyone sitting in this room loves America and wants it to succeed.” (C-SPAN)
“Tonight I want every American to know this - we will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.” (FOX News)

Hello I’m Charlotte Bellis, and you’re watching Newsy.com. In an informal ‘State of the Nation’ speech, Obama laid out his plan to pull the United States out of its recession.


We’re also following ABC, who brings us this opinion from host George Stephanopoulos:


“I think that was the single-most effective passage in the speech—when the president said two things- number 1 I get it. I understand how angry you are about this. And number 2 it’s not about helping banks, it’s about helping people. The admin is gonna have to drive home that message again and again and again to try to ease the anger over this bank plan.”  (ABC)

C-SPAN brings us the Republican response to Obama’s address, from Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.  

“Democratic leaders say their legislation will grow the economy. What it will do is grow the government, increase our taxes down the line and saddle future generations with debt. Who amongst us would ask our children for a loan, so we can spend money we do not have on things we do not need?”  -Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA)

In a controversial moment on MSNBC, this off-camera response was heard upon Jindal’s entrance.  Listen closely after the on-air introduction of the governor:


“Here’s governor Jindal.  Oh God.” (MSNBC)


Al Jazeera English brings us an Afghani perspective on the president’s plan to allocate more resources to the region:


“Those in Afghanistan who watched the speech probably would not have been particularly impressed… Clearly, there is a question about whether or not, amid all of this financial turmoil, the US can continue to foot the cost of the war.” (Al Jazeera English)

France 24 reflects positively on Obama’s address:


“Despite the pragmatic speech, he still managed to leave a sense of optimism saying that today’s actions would be the ones remembered, Obama showing he’s still very much the yes we can president.” 
(France 24)

CBS reports Obama’s speech is crucial to the success of his recovery plan, saying the president’s number one job is to convince people it will work.

“We asked people if they approve of Obama’s plans for the economic crisis. Before the speech 63 percent of those viewing said they did. Afterwards that had jumped to 80 percent.” (CBS)

So what did you think of the speech? How confident are you Obama can bring the U.S. out of its recession?

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