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January 27, 2010

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PD

The spectacle of this young, inexperienced poseur lecturing members of Congress on how to do things as though he's the repository of all wisdom is breathtaking.

Jane

My goodness - who on earth is buying this? Twice this audience has laughed at him. I've never seen that in a SOTU before.

Sue

He can't have just said something about catchy headlines and constant campaigning did he?

bgates

So I saw on the corner that he's planning to double exports in five years.

Is he counting T-Bills in that?

Jane

He really is the king of projection - you know precisely what he is worried about is what he belittles.

laura

is there some sort of special pixie dust they sprinkle on Obama worshipers? The guy has always struck me narcissistic and sleazy in his sales schtick, but how the heck did a majority of voters find him at all appealing. Now, detest is not a strong enough word.

Jane

My neck would hurt if I kept my chin in the air that much.

Sue

I swear two people wrote this speech and then they merged it without reading it. The contradictions are so obvious.

Jane

He just lies and lies and lies.

MayBee

How many years has he been pulling a paycheck from this "Washington" thing, where nothing gets done?

MayBee

I swear two people wrote this speech and then they merged it without reading it. The contradictions are so obvious.

That's his trademark, IMHO.

Terry Gain

Taking credit for ending the war Bush won, despite his opposition. The very definition of gall.

Sue

Over an hour and he hasn't even mentioned DADT. He's going for a marathon.

MikeS

There is a Jewish superstition regarding the evil eye. To ward off the evil eye, you spit three times on your fingertips, then wave them in the air; throw salt; say, in Yiddish, kayn aynhoreh ("no evil eye")

I suspect for the next few decades there will be a similar tradition to ward off Liberalism. "Kayn Obama" we will say. We will also do the spitting and the salt thing.
Of course we'll only use one finger.

caro

My neck would hurt if I kept my chin in the air that much.

I wonder if he wears some kind of bifocal contacts that force that head posture. He always does it.

Rick Ballard

If he drops his chin "Jugeared Pinhead" would become the descriptor of choice by tomorrow morning. He wears a 4 hat to go with the 28 coat.

JM Hanes

It was stunning to see him insult the Supreme Court when they are sitting right in front of him.

daddy

Uh Oh

"6:39PM I just missed an applause line while shaking a fresh martini. Forgive me."

Can anybody clue Drunkblogger Steven Green in on what he missed?

Dave (in MA)

Sue, it's in the transcript.

peter

tough talk for Iran. Ahmadinejad must be quaking in his boots.

Sue

Seriously, if anyone is still watching this, his poll numbers should plummet.

ROA

"After one of the most difficult years in our history" - It is nice to know Obama thinks the Great Depression was a figment of John Steinbeck's imagination, assuming he knows who Steinbeck was.

RichatUF

He's talking about the military right now...have the resources for war and the resources for when the come home...largest increase in veterans lat year (?), a 21st Century VA, another commission on military families...nuclear weapons "a world without them"...I am giving away the store to the Russians because I want the money spent on nuclear weapons to build my utopia...and our arms agreements an pretty much worthless and the North Koreans and Iranians are proceeding apace...more climate change...

PD

"We're working with Muslim communities around the world to promote science and education."

Are those communities interested in U.S.-style education?

peter

It was stunning to see him insult the Supreme Court when they are sitting right in front of him.
Truly classless. You reap what you sow.

Sue

From one of Ace's co-bloggers...

Is he not going to address the bird that keeps shitting on my mailbox? Come on! Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:12 Rosetta
daddy

Excellent observation from Vodkapundit:

7:01PM Did you see that episode of MST3K with that awful movie with that supermodel whose name I’ve forgotten that was so bad that by the second half of the movie they couldn’t even make any jokes anymore and all they could do would moan and sometimes shriek?

Yeah, those were some lucky guys.

Dave (in MA)

"We're working with Muslim communities around the world to promote science and education" and art therapy.

PD

"America must always stand on the side of human dignity."

Yeah, well, we tend to do that. What's your point?

Terry Gain

America must always stand on the side of freedom (except in the case of Iraq).

clarice

Very funny, mikes. I can tell you and MayBee are hanging around together. ptt ptt ptt *sprinkling salt**

LOL

PD

We seem to have passed over into "throw every topic possible into this speech" territory.

peter

Dave in Ma, brilliant posting of the puppet master Soros.

centralcal

omigawd he is still ranting and raving. On to another HGTV segment.

MoodyBlu

Ignatz:
As the cretin in chief gets ready to expel his 400th pitcher of bilge water on us this year read this excellent (and long) interview by Micheal Totten of the author of The Strong Horse. Can't say I agree with everything the guy says but he surely nails the basics perfectly and has Bambi's number. Merits reading more than once I'd say.

Yep, long and informative. Smith at one point states that we (US) know of definitive ties between Saddam and Al Qaeda. Has this ever been established for certain and published anywhere to the best of your knowledge? Thanks for the heads up on the article.

centralcal

No wonder there is so much disappointment.

no kidding!

Sara (Pal2Pal)

If he cries, I'm calling for impeachment.

MayBee

"every time we see politicians tear each other down..."

ha ha ha ha ha ha haha

peter

All about me, 24-7. Compare and contrast to Reagan's first SOTU. h/t Mark Levin.

Danube of Thought

"After one of the most difficult years in our history..."

Wonder how it compares with 1863? 1864? 1930-40? 1942?

Of course, for this guy, history began with Him.

clarice

Where was he standing when the students in Tehran were getting their heads bashed in?

Good enough to fool Lawrence Tribe and Brooks and Buckley, I guess. Not enough to bedazzle your average business owner or truck driver or nurse.

Mustang0302

"Yeah, yeah, GetSome Blue Guys! Slaughter those evil former U.S. Marines!"

RichatUF

hate crimes laws...ha a Justice Department that goes after civil rights violations...he tucked in DADT (didn't even name the policy) in seeking its repeal...a sentance about amnesty... [pretty sure McVain and Garham will be falling over themselves to help out]...American values...lost faith in our institutions (should someone have faith in government?) (Peggy must be blushing)...so much disappointment...I campaigned on change...I never said change would be easy...noisy, messy, complicated...(like ducking Tea Partiers?)...he's droned on for more than an hour at this point...

PD

Oh, the emotion has crept into his voice. I await a Hillary "I just don't want to see us go backward" moment.

narciso

I wonder if Hayward is going to call this 'a Castroesque speech'

daddy

Your feelings are contagious:

"7:12PM OK. Now I’m mad. That rat-f*cker just claimed to support the protestors in Iran? He said maybe ONE thing since June of ‘08, and did nothing to actually help? I used to just disdain Obama. Now I hate him."

PD

"Our administration has had some political setbacks this year ... But what keeps me going ..."

But don't forget, it's not about me.

JM Hanes

You're doing great work, Rich!

Dave (in MA)

This quick cut to P. Kennedy (D-RI) is brought to you by the makers of Ambien™

Sue

I don't think he has even introduced the guests yet. If he did, I missed it.

peter

Spirit of determination, fundamental decency from the guy who hid on the golf course for three days after the Christmas bombing attempt.

centralcal

Do you think the chip in his brain that Soros is speaking through has malfunctioned.

BarbieJay

Without a trace of embarrassment or a smidgen of self-awareness, he projects the most pompous naked Emperor the world has never seen.

...Stuck it out this far but can't take his droning self-delusion and self-adulation any longer...must switch to the comedy channel for an infusion of realism.

Jane

I think he is cracking up. All that sarcasm was pretty amazing.

MayBee

Of course, for this guy, history began with Him.

Well Jeez, DoT. Think about the years our country went through when you were lucky to go to school, lucky your kid didn't have to work in a factory, lucky you lived through the winter, lucky you and your baby lived through child birth.
This has been a tough year, but life in this country has been much tougher.

Dave (in MA)

Phew. I don't think I could take any more.

PD

What, is it over *already*?

peter

LOL, Dave in Ma.

Terry Gain

The spirit that sustained America is now called upon to survive the gross incompetence of Obama. Amen. Good night.

Rob Crawford

Purple = allegiance to Independents, so I'm told.

Weird. I associate purple with imperial pretensions.

peter

Purple = allegiance to Independents, so I'm told.

Weird. I associate purple with imperial pretensions.


or rage.

Jane

I couldn't get over the sarcasm in his voice. (I already posted that but it disappeared)

Rob Crawford

It was stunning to see him insult the Supreme Court when they are sitting right in front of him.

Why? He does it to the rest of us all the time.

PD

Krauthammer: Unctuous.

PD

or rage.

Or prose.

Ann

This is like watching the notorious spinmeister, Baghdad Bob. It is so outrageous your mouth hits the floor, your fingers go numb, and you can't comment.

I feel like I had a stroke. My mind wishes he would quit while he tells me he won't...

DEAR GOD HELP US!

Dave (in MA)

Wow, even Juan Williams is unhappy with POTUS scolding SCOTUS.

RichatUF

Wow that was Castroesque...maybe Chavezesque. I'm surprised that it finally ended. It'd be much easier to snark off the transcript.

The end sounded like McCain's nomination speech...was ready for "I've got a crush on Obama" to get piped in and the balloons to drop from the ceiling.

PD

Barack Obama: The Master of Suck.

Rick Ballard

Thanks, Rich. I really appreciate your simultaneous translation from opaque Kendonesian to English clarity.

MayBee

He mentioned letting Bush tax cuts expire (for everyone?). Did he mention anything about the other tax increases he/HCR propose? It seems he didn't talk much about the gov't income side of the ledger.

Sue

Matthews just said he forget that Obama was black for an hour.

MayBee

Great job, Rich! Thanks.

RichatUF

JM Hanes-

I had a cup of coffee and someone had to do it;)

If he were a comedian and dieing that badly on stage, you'd *almost* feel sorry for him. Awful. I'd like to get a transcript because I'm interesting in the parts about trade and exports.

Rob Crawford

Matthews just said he forget that Obama was black for an hour.

You're kidding me.

peter

or rage.

Or prose.


mountains majesty?

one eyed people eater?

rain?

Sue

It's kind of refreshing for the person speaking to me on television to actually look at me.

clarice

Too bad he SCOTUS lacks his fine nuanced view of he law garnered sucking up to quantum physicist and legal scholar extraordinaire Lawrence Tribe.

daddy

Thanks guys,

You were terrific. You may have hated watching it but I loved reading you guys watching it.

PD

Matthews just said he forget that Obama was black for an hour.

What does that even mean?

clarice

(wonder where the Ts went?)Too bad The SCOTUS lacks his fine nuanced view of The law

Sue

Rob,

I didn't see it, so I hope I'm not kidding you. Several people posted it at Ace's.

RichatUF

And thanks Rick and Maybee.

Was that as bad as the malaise speech? I'm really surprised he is taking a more aggressive "Blame Bush" line on the deficit. Can't wait to see him on the campaign trail with his angry act yammering on about solar cells and high speed trains.

Jane

Matthews just said he forget that Obama was black for an hour.

Was that supposed to be a good or a bad thing?

Mustang0302

Matthews just said he forget that Obama was black for an hour.

Judging by their programming, MSLSD has forgotten to pay a black guy for his own hour 30min sound bite on their watched-by-dozens network.

Dave (in MA)

Drill!

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Me too, daddy. My martini might have worn off completely if I had to watch or hear Emperor Once tonight.

Soylent Red

Does anyone else register the irony of McDonnell delivering the opposition viewpoint from Richmond, VA? You know - the capitol of the Confederacy?

RichatUF

test...

Sara (Pal2Pal)

I don't recall seeing a Response to the SOTU being given in front of a live audience. The VA governor is kind of cute. He reminds me of former Gov. Campbell of SC, who died way to young.

Captain Hate

Thanks guys for the blow-by-blow of self-fellating; I was listening to music rather than get taken in by this gifted orator (as Michael Medved continues witlessly to describe him). Although when I came down to take Maggie the airedale out for her final walk of agitating the neighborhood curs, I heard our Mongrel-in-Chief come out with the howler of "standing on the side of liberty". That must've been very comforting to the Iranians and Hondurans who have no idea WTF that was about except abject betrayal.

RichatUF

Good greif, did Chrissy get liquored up before he went on air?

Transcript if anyone is interested.

Jim Miller

Judging by the comments, I see that I was wise to follow my usual practice and not listen to or watch major speeches. (I've found that I almost always do better when I read the transcript later, and that's usually easy to do now, thanks to the Internet.)

I do sometimes watch these speeches if I want to judge the political stagecraft, rather than try to make sense of a speaker's arguments.

But I do have one question for all of you who did watch: How was Pelosi behaving? Usual cheerleader performance? Or more muted?

I ask that because I am beginning to wonder whether Pelosi is having second thoughts about Obama.

Rick Ballard

I'm just surprised that he didn't spend more time bragging about having closed Guantanamo or the huge troop withdrawals from the ME or passing HCR or... what else was it he promised the stupid progs who voted for him?

centralcal

From John Hood at NRO:

"Is simply this: The president looks like a jerk tonight."

Plus, supposedly, Justice Alito mouthed words, "No, that is not right" or some such during Zeros slings and arrows at the SCOTUS.

Rob Crawford

You were terrific. You may have hated watching it but I loved reading you guys watching it.

Same here -- thanks, guys. I was doing homework and watching "Dirty Jobs".

(Watching Mike Rowe vacuuming up feces was more appealing than the SOTU speech.)

Captain Hate

what else was it he promised the stupid progs who voted for him?

Tax cuts for everybody making under $250K

centralcal

Bob McDonnell is getting good grades as opposed to Zero.

Harry Reid, smartest man left in the Senate

he forget that Obama was black for an hour

See? It's the light skin tone and lack of Negro dialect.

Janet

My governor did a pretty good job!

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