The first hour of Pres Obama’s first State of The Union Address was the most divisive, partisan, and bitter SOTU that I have ever heard, in my entire adult lifetime.
And, I’m no spring chicken.
The last half hour wasn’t any better.
He didn’t pivot to the center, as some expected, but rather gave a head fake toward the center, then restated his radical progressive nightmare vision for America, persuading no one not already on board with him. Amidst the phony calls for bi-partisanship, the one truth that was spoken tonight was the fact that the Democrats control historically large majorities in both houses, and they’re not about to quit trying to impose their will against the majority of citizens. For Obama and the dems, bipartisanship is defined as picking up one Republican vote in the Senate (by any means necessary) in order to resume their program of “fundamental change.”
I do wonder if the Republic will survive this charlatan. My fear is a complete collapse of the economy.
If I’m right, there will be much to do to prepare for life in this post-American, Obama world.
It won’t be pleasant.
Take care of your families.
Take care of yourself.
Update: Here’s an interesting video from the jellytoast blog. Two years ago, Obama gave the dem response to Pres Bush’s final SOTU. This is the first time I’e seen it, because at the time, I had no interest in seeing it.
It is remarkable in that it is basically the same speech he gave tonight, with one notable exception: Obama claimed that the surge failed. If we had followed Obama’s plan to immediately begin withdrawing from Iraq two years ago, then he would not have been able to stand up tonight and shamelessly claim credit for ending the war in Iraq. Iraq would be a complete basket case. Obama was wrong then, and he hasn’t changed a bit.
Update 2: Nile Gardiner (Telegraph) grades the speech an F on international leadership.
Democrat Underground, however, thinks Obama is God himself. And if you can’t see that, well, you’re just blind.