State Of The Union

Well, for some reason, call it momentary insanity, I watched the speech last night. I dislike these things (and I say this evenhandedly, as they are just as awful when the President is of either Party), especially the Politburo-like standing ovations at certain bullet points throughout. They’re a pathetic joke.

I’m still wondering where Obama got this revered reputation as a Great Orator. I just don’t understand it. Aside from being factually challenged, shall we say, on several issues he came across to me as being somewhat petulant and lacking in decorum. He also spoke in 3 or 4 word sentence bites that were awfully reminiscent of those awful W tortured locutions.

I don’t see where he did himself any favors last night. He ticked off his base with talk of new nuke plants and drilling. He ticked off his opposition with wanting to spend more to save money on the spending he’s already done. He said that without his Stimulus Plan unemployment would be twice what it is now…ignoring the minor detail that what it is now is basically twice what we were promised it would be when the original plan was passed.

When the rousing finish of your speech is talking about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, well, you’ve got some issues.

13 Responses to “State Of The Union”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Thank you for saving us the suffering.

    We watched “Up”. Great movie.

  2. Lisa says:

    I watched the Duke game. They won.

  3. Nobrainer says:

    Whenever I hear Obama speak, which I try to keep to a bare minimum, he sounds to me like a pencil-necked geek. I’m not talking about what he’s saying (although that can contribute), I’m talking about how he speaks.

  4. JeffS says:

    I went to the gym, and tried to avoid the wall mounted boob tubes. But I did catch a couple of his tortured sound bites……which made me work out all the harder.

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    Watching Bob McDonnell’s GOP response ~ man, he’s GOOD!

  6. Yojimbo says:

    Il Duce does America.

  7. nightfly says:

    It was fairly funny, if it had been a celebrity impersonation and not the actual President of the United States.

    “Change has not come fast enough.” Whose fault would that be, Slappy?

    “As hard as it may be, as uncomfortable and contentious as the debates may be, it’s time to get serious about fixing the problems that are hampering our growth.”

    Mr. President, those debates ARE getting serious about the problems. It’s how a representative democracy works, despite your fever-swamp dreams to the contrary.

    In other words…. it’s all your fault. You are NOT the people I was waiting for. Hurry up and bend to my will, you dummies.

    The AP spin was wonderful, too – reporter Ron Fournier called Obama “contrite” and “humble.” Uhm, yeah. He also managed to work Bush into the section of his analysis piece dealing with the bailouts (at least it was a legit mention, since that mess started on his watch). However, the words “Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac” were completely absent.

  8. Gary from Jersey says:

    Everything I know about that speech I learned in this thread. And that’s more than enough.

  9. Val Prieto says:

    I went outside with a flashlight and watched my lawn grow. Thrill a minute, i tell ya.

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, what with Gerbil Warmening I’m sure it’s sprouting right up, Val.

  11. Gunslinger says:

    Last night’s SOTU address proves that Jimmy Carter is no longer the worst President of the Twentieth century.

  12. don says:

    Proud Obama supporter here, I have to agree with you on the fact that Barack said nothing to indicate that he has a firm grip on his presidency.

  13. Mr. Bingley says:

    I think that’s a good way to put it, don. And as you and I discussed all those months ago, sadly it’s his inexperience in any type of challenging leadership position that is most evident.

    I may not agree where he’s pointing the boat, but by god I want my president to have a firm grip on the tiller.

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