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With President Obama's State of the Union Address coming up, Van Jones and Newt Gingrich want to hear your thoughts on what he should say.
Please join them NOW on theCrossfire Facebook page today, January 27 at 3pm ET. You can live chat with Newt and Van about your expectations for the President's annual address.
They will take questions and respond to your comments, it may just turn into a little debate.
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(CNN) - White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said President Barack Obama's plan to take more action in 2014-even without congressional approval-shouldn't be considered a threat to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
"I don't think it's confrontational. It's 'Let's find areas to work together,'" he said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "There are some items right before Congress we can do together." Read the full story.
In Lincolns 'House divided' speech Lincoln stated: A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently..."
Now, of course, he was speaking of slavery and to that end we went to war against one another. Today, we have many other things that divide us as a people and a nation.
Kennedy, in his 'Ask not' speech stated: A; “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe – the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. “ B: “Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belabouring those problems which divide us.” And C: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”
In what way have you, as president of all people, black and white, rich and poor, able and unable, willing and unwilling lived up to those standards set upon us by such great men packaged in such wonderful words? How will you deliver to those who follow you a nation of people who are whole and empowered and able to take their rightful place in moving our government and us forward for the good of this nation and the world? How will you help us discover what is good about us as a people such that we will pass on to those who follow us the will and desire to move forward together in order to set the table all wish to sit around rather than to fight one another for the scraps upon the floor that will not reduce the pangs of our hunger as a people?
Will you be the force that brings us together or the force that causes one to repel another?
How many times will he wine that he is a victim?
How many times will he say its someone else s fault??
How long will he waist our time with long winded hot aired waiting time words???
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Author, documentary filmmaker, historian, Speaker of the House (1995-1999), and 2012 Republican presidential candidate
Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
Conservative columnist for New York Daily News, contributing editor at Townhall Magazine, commentator and author
Former Special Adviser for Green Jobs under President Obama, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, author and attorney
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