Rep. Steve Stockman’s office hammers SOTU in live fact-check

Rep. Steve Stockman’s office hammers SOTU in live fact-check

http://twitter.com/#!/SteveStockmanTX/status/301508558447587328

Texas Congressman Steve Stockman said yesterday that his staff would be fact-checking the president’s state of the union speech live on Twitter. He wasn’t kidding. These people put together one of the most exhaustive responses to a speech we’ve ever seen. We’ve cataloged every tweet they issued during the speech, and they really did a great job.

Get comfortable. RT @byronyork My goodness.Unless my counter is wrong, it looks like SOTU is 6,419 words.

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Lack of economic activity is factor in less foreign oil #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

RT @dloesch About those jobs numbers: herit.ag/QebVru#SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

When Obama took office unemployment was 7.8%. Congress gave him all he asked for in a $1.2 trillion stimulus. It’s now 7.9% #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Job creation is half of what is needed to restore economy. Americans out of work rising to all-time high.”Rubble” is still falling. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama #SOTU misleads again. #sequester was Obama’s proposal. House GOP voted twice to stop it. It’s #obamaquester

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

What spending cuts? Obama inherited $3.5 trillion budget. His FY2012budget request was $3.8 trillion. That’s a $300 billion hike. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

“@repkevinbrady BREAKING: @presssec confesses potentially devastating sequester was Obama’s idea bit.ly/12K6Nka #Obamaquester #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

ObamaCare increases the cost of health care on the middle class. Yet another case of Obama accusing others of his failures. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

More empty rhetoric. We offered to bring Simpson-Bowles reductions to the House. @whitehouse scoffed at it. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

“We must keep the promises we already made.”He will now make the same annual deficit reduction promises he immediately breaks #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama’s “tax loopholes” help fund retirement packages. Another attack on job-creating investment. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

RT @alisonafraserGuess POTUS didn’t read the CBO report on #Obamacare #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Same promise, fifth year in a row. Never fulfilled RT @ap In State of the Union, Obama will vow to create jobs without adding to the deficit

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

There are no cuts. Spending rises rach year.And sequestration was Obama’s idea. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

No deficit? Heard it before. “I’ve insisted from the beginning that health care reform will not add one dime to our deficit.” 12/21/09 #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Debt ceiling has nothing to do with paying current bills.Another attempt to deceive and divide. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama accuses others of “manufacturing” budget crisis.Failed yet again to propose budget on time. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Another broken “no deficit” promise “I will not sign a plan that addsone dime to our deficits.” ObamaCare speech to Congress, 2009. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

After Obama’s $1.2 trillion stimulus, unemployment is higher.Now he wants to do it again. It’s NOT “paid for.” More spending? #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

And Obama makes his annual “not one dime to the deficit” promise, followed by explosive deficit growth. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

At least Obama’s deficit promises are green.Quickly broken, but recycled each year. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

We have invited the @whitehouse to join us in Texas and hear personallyfrom successful job creators.So far he has not accepted. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

According to Obama, government bureaucrats must teach employers how to create jobs. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

We must recapture technological growth of space race?So why are you gutting NASA?More empty rhetoric. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Green issues were a big sticking point, and in this case Stockman’s office really took Obama to task.

Obama killing jobs -> RT @westerncaucus 67,000+ jobs just waiting forthe President to approve oil and gas leasing on federal lands #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Re: Energy jobs. Keep refinery, plant workers in your prayers. Welost in Sat. in LaPorte. Jobs safer than ever, but still some risk #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

More droughts, fires, hurricanes?An outright lie. humanevents.com/2013/02/07/deb… #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama vows to impose Cap and Tax by decree. Would annihilate millions of current jobs, chased off investment in millions of jobs #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama calling for more Solyndras. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Energy fueling jobs boom in TX, ND.But Obama attacking jobsrelentlessly. Has EPA on warpath and production down on fed land #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Did Jimmy Carter get authorship credit on Obama’s jobs and energy policy? #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Thousands, including union members, waiting on #Keystone jobs.Obama keeps dithering while families suffer. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

“Ask any CEO where they want to locate and hire”We did.They said Texas, which is doing the opposite of you. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

“Ask any CEO where they want to locate and hire”We invited Obama to join us in Texas and ask them. He said no. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

“Modern ports.”Please support security and dredging already authorized and funded. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama’s Cap and Tax vow just killed investment and expansion plans. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

The jobs proposal he’s calling for were given to him in “stimulus” The result?Unemployment grew. He’s recycling failure. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama calling for more educational options, but killed school choice in D.C. Promises to solve problems he creates. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

RT @dloesch Obama’s Common Core removes algebra from 8th grade classrooms: bit.ly/14HO0EM#SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama thinks he can fix the economy by making America more like California. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Vows to make education less expensive, more efficient through more govt control. Same week Postal Service announces delivery cuts #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

RT @housecommerce FACT: Gasoline prices today = $3.58. Gasoline prices when President took office = $1.84. #SOTU #txcot #txgop #dfw #texas

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Seeing as Texas is on the front line of the immigration issue, Stockman’s office was none too impressed with President Obama’s take on the subject.

Obama’s immigration/amnesty plan ignores tragedy of human trafficking in the US. Thousand of victims each year. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Illegal crossings dropped largely because economy has stagnated under Obama #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama is flirting with a C&D from Larry The Cable Guy #gitrdone #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Border security? Show me the fence you’ve built.

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama’s economic prescriptions took a beating.

It’s illegal to pay women less than men. Yet another attempt to distract, deceive and divide. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Why not just lower the cost of living through more energy, more jobs and less inflation. Under Obama mediocrity is the new normal. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

If Obama wants to people back to work, stop blocking #Keystone & allow energy development on fed land. Folks want paychecks, not handouts.

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

On the minimum wage, Obama once again calls on America to make its economy like California’s. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

National security issues also didn’t fare well.

Mr. President, please on Iran to release #PastorSaeed. Stand up for freedom of religion and thought #SOTU #SaveSaeed

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Will Obama explain the decision not to protect our embassy in Benghazi? French amb. has Marine protection, but not Libyan? #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

How about we stop Iran and North Korea before we agree to disarm? #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

“continue to lead effort to prevent spread of the world’s most dangerous weapons” Didn’t N.K. just explode a bomb? “leadership from behind?”

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

If Obama proceeds with carbon tax via regulation, it will decimate (or worse) re-election of congressional Democrats. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

AIDS is ravaging Africa. I have been working to deliver medical supplies there. Ask your church what they can do to help Africa #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Africa has the potential to lead the world. They need capitalism and free markets to help bring peace. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Africa has the potential to lead the world. They need capitalism and free markets to help bring peace. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

“We will do what it takes to protect servicemen abroad.” Then cooperate with Benghazi investigation. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

In one of the best zingers of the night, Stockman’s people noted that his rhetoric on voting rights only covers groups who vote for him. Disenfranchisement outside of his own voting base doesn’t seem to faze him.

Obama vows to improve voting access.Will he lead by ensuring all military ballots are counted? #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama vows to improve voting access. Blocked investigation into racial voter intimidation by New Black Panthers #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

The president’s demagoguing of the gun issue got Stockman’s office really hot under the collar, generating a flood of data on why gun control doesn’t work.

Justice Department, 2004: “Vast majority” of denials under federalbackground check are people who are not “a danger to the public” #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Am. Med. Assoc, Aug 2000: States w/ background checks did “not[experience] reductions in homicide rates or overall suicide rates.”#SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

March 2001: GAO feds report 100% success rate in bypassing backgroundcheck w/ fake ID. Background checks don’t stop criminals.#SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama on guns: Make America look like Chicago. #SOTU Gun control = more tragedy.

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Virtually every gun tragedy Obama brings up is in anti-gun state or gun-free zone. Stop the violence, stop gun control. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

The data don’t lie. Gun restrictions lead to more violence.No more tragedy #SOTU gunowners.org/fact-sheets.htm

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

When DC banned handguns, murder rate averaged 73% higher than US rate. After gun ban overturned, murder rate averaged 11% lower. #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Obama has no sympathy for unarmed women raped by criminals. #SOTU Gun control creates more crime.

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

If Obama’s gun proposals work, why are his tragedies occurring in places that follow his proposals? #SOTU Stop the violence, save lives.

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

For all the talk about guns, there wasn’t any mention of guns given to drug gangs by our Justice Department.

If Obama wants to crack down on gun trafficking he should cooperate w/ investigators probing his own Fast & Furious trafficking ring #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

A federal agent was killed by a gun given to Mexican drug gang by Obama administration. Once again accusing others of his own failures #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

Last, Stockman’s office pointed out that the president totally omitted the pope’s resignation 24 hours before.

No mention of, or well wishes to, @pontifex? #SOTU

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

First papal resignation in 600 years. New head of state and leader to millions. Why did Obama #SOTU blows off the Pope?

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

The data don’t lie. Gun restrictions lead to more violence.No more tragedy #SOTU gunowners.org/fact-sheets.htm

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) February 13, 2013

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