SOTU 2014

You’re invited to join us tonight to watch President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address and chat live in real time with fellow members during his speech.

President Obama has expressed that income inequality, unemployment and other economic issues will be at the top of his list tonight, having already made known that he will be announcing a raise in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for companies the U.S. government contracts with from this point forward.

As he seeks to set a course for the remainder of his final term, it should be a very enlightening speech tonight. We hope you’ll be able to join us here tonight at The Planet for it, our simultaneous live chat greatly enhances the event, providing unique insights on the substance and potential impact of the speech.

Our live chat and live feed of the speech will be featured on our Live Events page, the link appears in the menu at the top of the page or you can click here to go there. As we do with Vox Populi, we will also be adding a live chat widget in the right hand column of every page so you can also participate from any page on the site.

Our live chat starts at 5:30pm PST, half an hour before the SOTU speech which is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm PST

And stay tuned after the SOTU Address because we will be continuing our live chat through the three (yep three!) Republican responses to the State of the Union speech, one from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers representing the GOP, one from Mike Lee representing the Tea Party and one from Rand Paul…representing Rand Paul.

It should be quite a night, hope to see you here!

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I think that PBO is a logical, sensible, level headed, smart man. He does not fit into the dysfunctional village that is DC. Most of the GOP; most of the “pundits”; some Democrats cannot handle it.
Dc is a pretty toxic and narcissistic place; a large number of the politicians and ‘pundits’ do not work well with others.


Aggripa…Tell me about it….Few years ago I was invited by Mme Secretary Madelaine Albright to come work with them….But I have been in D.C. many times – never living there – but visiting and I can’t stand the toxicity and venom of the city.Not even for a rather NICE salary.


Can’t seem to get into the live chat. 🙁


Same here – apparently the system overloaded. But it was a very wonderful and rousing speech. You could tell by the VERY grim faces of the GOP!!!


I was posting a comment and it crashed on me. I thought it was my computer.


HAIL TO THE CHIEF….the lyrics….

Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation,
Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all.
Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation
In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call.

Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander,
This you will do, that’s our strong, firm belief.
Hail to the one we selected as commander,
Hail to the President! Hail to the Chief!


I think the GOP needs to sing that a few (dozen) times, Murph.


Other than what he says he is going to do by executive order,it will be just another list of things that he has no chance getting through the house.Another year squandered.What a country!


Beatlex – today the compromise Farm Bill restoring full funding on SNAP the “food stamp” program – passed the conference agreement. There will be a monetary reduction made up by ending fraud and waste, and NOT cutting anyone out.

However, some people will get reductions in allotments because they will have eligibility amounts recalculated based on reworking formulae on energy costs to any given family in 17 states with generous provisions. By reducing the assumption of utility costs, the amount for food stamps will likely be lowered.

So despite this rather remarkable accomplishment of bi partisan agreement, now advocates for food and nutrition are calling to “kill the bill”. Never mind there is nothing but MASSIVE cuts to ALL SNAP families in any other version of the bill likely to pass. REMOTELY likely to pass. It’s liberals doing this.

President Obama will do what he can, but unless the American people wake up and understand the process, we are doomed to stalemate.

And I am tearing out my hair.

See you tonight I hope – there is no sanity other than here.


Very few have your level of understanding….and far too few have any understanding at all….