Jan 25 2011
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.