Jan 25 2011

SOTU: Obama – The Political Vulture

Published by at 9:21 pm under All General Discussions

What an idiotic and arrogant start to the SOTU speech. There is no reason to use the tragedy in AZ in such a crass political show stunt. The President really should not have based the path forward on the fact a 9-11 Truther who hated George Bush and stalked Rep Giifords for years probably snapped when the Democrats lost the House last fall.

Boehner started off well with that “are you kidding me” look to Biden for the standing ovation.

But Obama is just flat with lots of soaring and empty rhetoric. It’s like a bad movie where the actors over act to the point of it being painful to watch.

Obama’s recollection of the ‘old’ way of America was a classic example. Really, what the hell is he talking about? We don’t live in a TV Land Movie where we work with only our neighbors. For a while I thought he was blaming technology for wiping out the old way of the American worker. Owning one of those companies that is more virtual than brick and mortar I keep wondering why Obama ignored the small and innovative business owner for so long.

What is killing small business is big, bloated and bungling government.

This has to be the worst SOTU of all time.

Update: 20 minutes in and his first big ovation. We will out innovate! Why didn’t I think of that!

Apparently 30 years ago (1980) when many of us began working on the technologies that would form the Internet we had no clue it would be so sweeping. Well excuse me, but it was quite obvious moving information and making it universally available would change the face of humanity.

Have to go run an errand (thankfully!). This too painful to keep watching.

Update: Just got back. While out I realized the speech was not inspiring but insulting. The reviews I am hearing is what I heard earlier – flat. No connection, not rallying point, no addressing the generational deficit.

I expect to see his support plummet over the next week.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “SOTU: Obama – The Political Vulture”

  1. kathie says:

    He is going to give money this time not to politicians but to road and rail builders.

    He upped the Bush education budget by 9 billion dollars, which was already big. Now he is going to up it some more. Really, if a child wants to learn………how much money do we need to spend.

    Oh boy, is he going to talk about loop holes again, he is not going to say he will go through the budget line by line again. No!

    Oh good he wants millionaires to give up their tax break and give it so someone, I forget what he said.

    Is any one feeling like a little child that Obama is giving a lecture to, sometimes with a sweet little voice, coaxing us along. I’m out of here, I can’t stand any more.

  2. kathie says:

    Does he think we, Americans came down in the last rain shower. He is telling the American people we need to forge alliances with like minded peoples all over the world. Are you kidding me…….This is new!!!!!!

    Now he is taking credit for Iraq.

    Really I can’t stand it any longer.

    AJ it is up to you!!!!!

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  4. lurker9876 says:

    Looks like Obama lost to Paul Ryan.

    The Fox News panel is very pleased with Paul Ryan.

    Brit Hume said that Paul Ryan hit every infirmities in Obama’s speech.

    Obama was flat as he lost his mojo. He is in for a major fight with the House Reps.

  5. WWS says:

    I’m glad you watched this mess so I didn’t have to.

    It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it. Many thanks.

  6. archtop says:

    “This is our generation’s Sputnik Dipstick moment.”

  7. WWS says:

    “Sputnik moment” – that gets more and more idiotic the more I think about it. Even back in the 50’s, all “Sputnik” meant was that the Germans that the Russians captured were working a little bit faster than the Germans that the Americans captured.

    But even that was never about some generic technological advancement – it was always seen as a proxy for Nuclear launch vehicle throw weight and accuracy, which is why everyone freaked out when it looked like the Russky’s were suddenly getting good at it.

    I honestly believe that Obama has no clue about any of this, other than he picked up that it was a great way to scare people.

  8. LarryGeiger says:

    I was watching the weather here in Florida. Much more interesting.