Jan 27 2010
Final Insult: Obama had two American heroes in the audience (the two police officers who took down Major Nidal Hasan as he slaughtered innocent Americans at Ft Hood). They were sitting right next to the first lady. The President never recognized them. True heroes. I believe the woman just recently left the hospital her injuries were so bad.
And yet the President never called them out, never recognized their heroism or sacrifice. That was the caddish thing to do. It was an unforgivable omission. - end update
I was not going to post on the SOTU. But after 10 minutes depressing review of the last 4 decades and the hopelessness of America before Obama showed up I had to go up two flights of stairs and post. Â His speech is about as fun as a ‘root canal’. By the time he got to the ‘nation is strong’ he had depressed the room.
As the folks watching in the room with me noticed, Obama Â went forever without any applause. It started out so poorly it will only go down hill from there.
The guy is really blowing it. We all had more to spend? And then he brought up the two million jobs saved (while pretending the 5+ million now on Extended Unemployment Compensation program don’t exist). There is no way to sell the stimulus crap, but he is wasting time trying.
He is angry, frustrated and defensive.
Update: Obama asked how long should we wait to address issues? Simple answer: until you are out of office.
And since when is Communist China the model for America’s free market???
Update: The man is a dupe – there is no overwhelming evidence on of global warming. He is going to look an idiot as the global warming con becomes exposed over this year.
Update: LJStrata and DJStrata noticed a lot of dems (the First Lady included) wore purple, supposedly to signal their allegiance to independents? How lame.
Update: Speaking of fixing our education system and strengthening math skills, did anyone catch the fact that the average savings on mortgage payments was $1500, which I think is close to the average monthly payment. So how is it the the average savings would mean now payments????
Math skills and liberalism don’t mix.
Update: When was the last time a President was laughed at in a SOTU? Obama really screwed up by claiming the fiscal freeze idiocy would not take effect until next GFY – ‘when the economy is stronger’. Of course, the joke on the President was everyone knows laws passed this year can only effect the next year’s budgets.
The guy is being laughed at for making ridiculous statements. Think that is helping his credibility?
Update: Between the dour lead in and the fact our president is being laughed at by incredulous lawmakers is sad. I still respect the office, but to see this is such a disaster.
Another faux pax is was the comment a ‘century’ of campaign laws were overturned when the USSC overturned the decade’s old McCain-Fiengold restrictions on free speech.
Truly sad night.
Final Update: I like the idea that the GOP response is in a room with an audience, the VA state house. It adds more emotion to the response. They need to cut back on the pomp, but it is better than someone alone in a room with klieg lights.