AP Reporter, Jennifer Loven, Praises Obama Speech Before It’s Delivered

In one of the worst cases of acting the Obama shill, AP reporter, Jennifer Loven, describes the chamber’s reaction to Obama’s speech, before it even occurred. This report was filed February 24 at 03:22 PM US/Eastern time, almost five hours before he made his speech.
In her “reality”, Ms. Loven sees Obama-messiah worshippers falling all over themselves for the chance to touch the hem of his suit coat. She sees a gallery packed with people, a floor crammed with “Supreme Court justices, all but one Cabinet member—held away in case disaster strikes” (implying he would have moved heaven and earth to be there, but was forced not to be) “- and nearly every member of Congress.”
One point she seems oblivious to is that during other administrations, they to enjoyed a packed gallery, a floor full of Supreme Court justices, all but one Cabinet member—who was held away in case disaster strikes, and nearly every member of Congress. This is not something unique to “The One”.
Once again, a shinning example of Obama’s “Department of Propaganda”, formerly known as the Main Stream Media. Sickening.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Standing before a nation on an economic precipice, President Barack Obama aimed to balance candor with can-do Tuesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress. Millions more anxious Americans were tuning in on TV.

Obama was arguing that his still-unfolding economic revival plan has room for—even demands—a broader agenda including dramatic increases in health care coverage and wiser, “greener” fuel use. He was addressing an ebullient Democratic congressional majority and an embattled but reinvigorated GOP minority as well as worried viewers at home.

Just five weeks after his inauguration, Obama wasn’t charged with producing a formal State of the Union status report. But for all intents and purposes, that’s what it was: a night for the president to sketch out his priorities in a setting unmatched the rest of the year.

He enters the chamber to lawmakers of both parties hanging into the aisle for a chance to shake his hand or exchange a word. The gallery is filled, including a special section hosted by first lady Michelle Obama in which guests are selected to serve as living symbols of the president’s goals. Cramming the floor are the leaders of the federal government: Supreme Court justices, all but one Cabinet member—held away in case disaster strikes—and nearly every member of Congress.

Pre-speech, the White House blitzed the airwaves, talking up Obama’s plans but tamping down any expectations of high-flying rhetoric, splashy headlines or fancy new initiatives.

Wall Street was in a better mood than it had been in for days: Stocks were up after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the recession might end this year.

Comments on Obama’s address came in early from Republicans, many hours before he had uttered a word. [Isn’t that calling the kettle black, Ms. Loven, since you did exactly the same thing with this report? -ed.]

“House Republicans stand united in willingness to work with this president to try and tackle the very tough economic situation that is facing our families, to try and make some of the tough decisions together,” said House GOP Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia. But Republicans would stick to their principles, he said: “One is that Washington shouldn’t be spending money that we don’t have. And two, we shouldn’t be raising taxes on businesses and families that can’t afford to pay them.”

The young, charismatic governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, was chosen to deliver the televised GOP response to the Democratic president. Considered a likely presidential contender in 2012, Jindal has been an outspoken critic of what many Republicans call the wasteful spending in Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus package, even raising the possibility of rejecting some of the money designated for his state. But he also has praised Obama for reaching out to his party.

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