John Stossel Translates Obama’s State of the Union into Plain English

Fox Business’s John Stossel had a lot to say about President Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) speech. Stossel live posted to Facebook helpfully translating what Obama just said… into what Obama really meant.

While you may be under the impression that our politicians should just say what they mean – sadly, that is not an impression that our politicians share. Oftentimes they will simply say whatever it is their constituents want them to say but in a manner that leaves them “wiggle room” to do the exact opposite while pretending they weren’t lying in the first place.

This is something that President Obama has mastered over the years, though even he slips up… like the time he said “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” He forgot to say it in “wiggle room” speak…

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Stossel assumed that President Obama wouldn’t be so careless during the SOTU, so he got out his translator and was sitting at the ready. Here’s what he found.

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