January 27, 2010

Let's watch the State of the Union.

I'm ready to live-blog. Keep me company!

8:06 Central Time. The room looks shabby. Why is that? Here's the President. Wan applause. Kissy faces. Biden! He's looking lanky and elderly. Michelle is swathed in — what color purple would you say that is? Eggplant? Aubergine?

8:09. Nancy's in lilac. Purple is the color... if you want to appeal to all the reds and blues of America. Obama's got a red and white — peppermint — striped tie, so I take it he means to reach out to conservatives. But how? They say he's going to ask for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, but that can't please conservatives. It can't please the Democrats too much either, really — can it? — as they look toward the fall elections.

8:14. The economy sucks. But it could be worse. Obama reads the letters we write him. Letters from children. They want us to set aside partisanship. The people are resilient. And so, "I have never been more hopeful about America's future than I am tonight." First applause line.

8:19. If there's one thing that unites us, it's that we all hated the bank bailout. He talks about the bank fee, which he characterizes as a way of recovering the part of the bailout that has not yet been paid back. I've never understood that, and I don't understand it now. And it's hardly bipartisan, is it?

8:23. He's making big claims about having cut taxes and creating huge numbers of jobs. I don't believe it, but Obama is telling me that I should talk to some small business owner in Phoenix whose name I didn't quite catch. Didn't give the phone number though.

8:26. Small businesses are good. (Come on, talk to them.) Big business sucks though. We want to help small business grow... so it can become big business and then we can hate it.

8:29. China has better trains.

8:31. Biden was smiling a toothy grin but now he's all frowny-face and I'm afraid he's going to cry. Is it because other countries are better than we are? Did Obama call us losers?

8:33. It's time to get serious about solving problems. Like, before? We were clowning around.

8:35. Nuclear power plants! Off-shore oil-drilling! Yay! Really? It's mixed in with a lot of "clean energy" and "climate" talk.

8:38. Let's export more stuff.

8:41. Hey, kids! Do your homework!

8:42. $10,000 in tax credits for college (for the whole 4 years?). And you'll only have to pay 10% of your income, at the most, to pay back your college loans. After 20 years of that, any remaining debt is forgiven.

8:44. Why the hell did I get bogged down in health care reform!?

8:45. Michelle. Oh, my! What does that expression on her face mean? I get a chill and imagine she hates him. I'll go back and get a photograph of this later.

8:47. Obama takes his "share" of the blame.

8:49. We're "in a fiscal hole."  Here's the part about freezing spending.

8:55. Were they laughing at him?

8:56. "Let's try common sense. A novel concept." A laugh line that is a confession of past incompetence.

8:57. He's bitching about the Supreme Court — about the Citizens United case — while the Justices are sitting right in front of him. They all look pretty poker-faced, except Samuel Alito who mouths some words. I'll have to go back and try to lip read that. [ADDED: People are reading it as "not true" and comparing that to last year's "You lie."]

9:00. Obama doesn't like the way politicians are always being politicians. "I will not give up on trying to change the tone of our politics... We still need to govern." And "we" — meaning, divisively, the Democrats —  have the majority and people expect us to get things done. So the Republicans shouldn't be obstructing. Get it? Be bipartisan. Let's show everybody that "we" — and this time he means the nice, docile Republicans — are able to get things done.

9:04. He doesn't want to "relitigate" the past. What litigation was there in the past? He's referring to the old arguments about who's tougher on national security. He doesn't want us to talk about that anymore. Just accept that we all care about America. Hear that, Republicans? Don't use your strongest issue in this election year.

9:06.
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Temperature check.
Blah. Okay. Wow.   

9:14. We're gonna repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. And give women equal pay for equal work. And fix immigration.

9:15. "It's our ideals — our values — that built America."

9:17. "No wonder there's so much cynicism out there. No wonder there's so much disappointment." Meade says: "Uh oh. Malaise."

9:19. He didn't say that hope and change would be easy. Yeah. He just said hope and change. And we bought it.

9:21. He's started talking about particular kids, so the end must be near. Oh, yikes, now, clearly, the end is nigh because he's yelling. I mean... getting all inspirational. "A new year has come. A new decade stretches before us. We don't quit. I don't quit." Yeah, him quitting would have been really weird! "Let's seize this moment. To start anew. To carry the dream forward. And to strengthen our union once more."

9:31. I check Site Meter to see what SOTU-related searches are bringing people to this blog. It's basically all about why everyone is wearing purple. Ha ha.

9:34. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell gives the Republican response in the Virginia State House, which looks great. We're told it was designed by Thomas Jefferson. A nice backdrop.

9:37. The federal government is simply trying to do too much. We need to "reconsider and restore the proper limited role of government at every level."

9:40. We're blessed with natural resources "and we must use them all."

9:44. "Top-down one-size fits all decision making should not replace the personal choices of free people in a free market, nor undermine the proper role of state and local governments in our system of federalism. As our Founders clearly stated, and we Governors understand, government closest to the people governs best."

9:46: About Haiti, McDonnell directly thanks Americans: "Thank you for your ongoing compassion."

9:48:
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McDonnell temperature check.
blah. okay. wow.   

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Almost Ali said...

Okay.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Got my Obama bingo cards ready.

Jason (the commenter) said...

No one play any drinking games involving the word "I".

Jason (the commenter) said...

Excerpts already available on Drudge!

Chip Ahoy said...

Thanks for offering but no thank you. I'm busy right now with something much more important

Jason (the commenter) said...

I hope that Drudge excerpt is wrong. He is going to be eviscerated if all he wants to do is publish earmarks, not ban them.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Good point Jason (the commenter). We want to stay sober enough to enjoy dinner.

Baked rigattoni, italian sausage, tomatoes and sauce, eggplant and Romano cheese casserole. Ceasar salad. French bread and Blackberry Ice cream (Umpqua) for dessert. We ain't afraid of carbs!!!

If we drink everytime the big O references himself we'll never make it.

Lem said...

Let's watch the State of the Union.

I'm ready to live-blog. Keep me company
!

Even after hearing how terrible this country is in the previous tread?
Whow could I ;)

Almost Ali said...

Apparently he's going to say: Let's try something new, let's try common sense.

Bell. Curve.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Sorry I'll be busy power leveling my Death Knight on WoW.

Obama should play WoW. He might learn something about foreign affairs and how an economy works.

Lem said...

No one play any drinking games involving the word "I".

I second that.. we need people alive for the ending.

TRO said...

"Sorry I'll be busy power leveling my Death Knight on WoW.

Obama should play WoW. He might learn something about foreign affairs and how an economy works."

Never did the DK, but I have a level 80 Rogue and Mage. Haven't played in a while though, but if watching Barry is the option, I might have to log back in.

Lem said...

I'm watching it on CSPAN..

Obama is getting hammered by professors an commentators alike.

jag said...

It's already being termed the "speech of his life". How many does that make now?

TRO said...

"It's already being termed the "speech of his life". How many does that make now?"

How many speeches can he and his teleprompter give in three years?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Sorry I'll be busy power leveling my Death Knight on WoW.

HA. In reality. I'm leveling my measly lvl 30 Tauten Druid. I'm giving her 4 more levels to get her act together.

I already said it. Obama probably plays a fruity Night Elf hunter named "Logolaaass" or some such version. Probably the ultimate Huntard.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Never did the DK

Go Unholy for leveling!! Piece of cake.

lyssalovelyredhead said...

HuffPo has a much better drinking game:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/26/state-of-the-union-drinki_n_436932.html

WV: bulumsts- a description of what you'll be if you go for either Jason's or HuffPo's drinking games.

Jason (the commenter) said...

We can all power level ourselves by not fighting trolls.

Kensington said...

No, no, no, you are on your own with this one, Althouse. I'm going to play Fallout 3 and hopefully get some tips on how to best cope with Obamanomics from it.

Almost Ali said...

It's going to be tough for Obama to top this:

PETA's SOTU; http://www.peta.org/feat/stateoftheunion10/

"R" (full nudity)

Jason (the commenter) said...

Biden is giving Pelosi instructions (she looks nervous), great!

Lincolntf said...

When President Wee-Wee cries for the polar bears, is it appropriate to turn off our TV's in a sympathetic conservationist response? Or is listening to Lord Barry in real time a planet-healing act in and of itself?

Florida said...

Are you surprised at all that Hillary Clinton does not want to be seen on television during a high-profile event with Barack Obama?

She seems to be making sure she's not associated with this Administration in the minds of voters.

I expect she is planning a run.

Florida said...

The AP has already covered the speech as if it has already occurred.

You can read what the President "said" here:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PXBeKOqYMMQ/S2DiGdkLWfI/AAAAAAAABRY/OOzRmoqDwy4/s1600-h/sotu.jpg

WV: "surgish" ... Barack Obama will be all surgish tonight.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Everyone is clapping for the Supreme Court. I thought they were supposed to be all mad at them after their recent ruling.

But tonight is a night to clap at people you don't like I guess.

Florida said...

Who's the skank in the "Lewinsky Blue" dress that Biden brought tonight?

miller said...

Looking forward to this!

Jason (the commenter) said...

NPR thinks "jobs" is the word we will hear most tonight. Ha!

Lem said...

Madam Speaker the presidents cabinet.

A fire sale?

Florida said...

Overheard on Ace of Spades:

"In an effort for Harry Reid to understand what is being said, tonight's speech will not be in the negro dialect."

Almost Ali said...

Where are the kids?

Florida said...

"NPR thinks "jobs" is the word we will hear most tonight. Ha!"

Word we will hear most tonight:

"I"

A close second will be:

"You lie."

miller said...

Most common words "I and Scott Brown are just alike."

Jason (the commenter) said...

Why are Pelosi and the First Lady wearing purple? Because the country is turning from blue to red?

pinkmonkeybird said...

It's kind of jarring to hear ABC News report that a majority in the country think the country is being taken in the wrong direction.
It took Scott Brown's victory to make that happen.
Per.Cep.Tion.

Lem said...

Obama was going to Bow to Pelosi.

t-man said...

"I come before you tonight to report on the state of the unions, and I am proud to say that SEIU and AFSCME have never had more power than they do tonight."

Florida said...

Someone should really tell Barack Obama to lower his nose.

Staring down your nose at people is rude and arrogant.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Oh, and Biden has a purple tie!

Patm said...

Nancy Pelosi has a horrible voice

traditionalguy said...

Hillary is lurking in London, and the other vultures are circling the Democrats in Congress that have not yet quit their jobs so not to waste time and money in losing campaigns. It looks like Bibi's Administration will outlast our pro-Hamas President's

Lem said...

Obama startd speaking at 6:11.

t-man said...

The purple is to let people know that Andy Stern is really the power behind the throne with this administration.

pinkmonkeybird said...

Pelosi and Biden have a look in their eyes that says, "We are soooooooo done."

avwh said...

"Someone should really tell Barack Obama to lower his nose.

Staring down your nose at people is rude and arrogant."


He did just that as Pelosi introduced him. It is way more off-putting than he realizes.

MrBuddwing said...

Was it ABC's audio engineers, or did the reception accorded the president sound less than boisterous?

Florida said...

What Obama did NOT say:

"The State of our Union is good."

Meade said...

Hey, why didn't he mention the Boston Tea Party?

LonewackoDotCom said...
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Almost Ali said...

what color purple would you say that is?

African American purple.

Seriously, it's their favorite feminine color.

Lem said...

This speech is a downer.

Florida said...

The shouting has just begun, Mr. President.

We're not done shouting yet.

Jason (the commenter) said...

If "the worst has past" then if things get worse wont Obama look like he doesn't know what is going on? Hell, didn't McCain get in trouble for saying the economy is okay? Bad speech writers! Bad!

Lem said...

Five minutes on and not one clap

Florida said...

Has he said the word "jobs" yet?

Andrew said...

This has to be the longest time between applause lines in the history of the SOTU

Meade said...

Has he said anything yet?

Lem said...

finally a clap.

I though it was funeral

miller said...

Yawn. He was always a self-important stem-winder, but this is a snore.

Almost Ali said...

Hope!

More "hope."

Yippy-Yey.

Florida said...

Nancy Pelosi is looking more and more like that chick in "Brazil" every day.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/02/28/dining/20070228_bruni.2.jpg

miller said...

Yay! Go after the banks AFTER YOU SOLD OUT TO THEM!

Prince of Dweebs.

Lincolntf said...

Barack sure loves the word "hate", doesn't he?

Florida said...

What a bunch of bullshit.

"Things would be much worse if we didn't bankrupt the country."

pinkmonkeybird said...

"About as popular as a root canal."

Those gleaming teeth behind Obama say it all.

miller said...

TRANSPARENT on the bailout?

You've got to be kidding.

Lem said...

The first blame Bush.

Maguro said...

Has he talked about gays on the moon yet?

Almost Ali said...

Banks bad.

Obama good.

miller said...

But haven't the banks paid back the money? So why penalize them for success?

Florida said...

Someone tell Barack Obama that banks pass "modest fees" on to their customers ... US!

When he starts talking about banks ... your ATM fee is going up.

LonewackoDotCom said...

AFAIK, earmarks are a small part of the budget; that's just a distraction.

Regarding jobs, here are a few data points you won't hear from almost anyone else:

1. The number of jobs supposedly "saved or created" under the stimulus plan is dwarfed by the number of work permits issued to foreign citizens in the same time period.

2. They recently added up to 200,000 Haitians to the legal labor pool in a plan that will hurt not just low-wage U.S. citizens but the country it's sold as helping.

3. They've added illegal aliens back into the labor market rather than seeking to deport them.

Really pressing an admin official on any one of those could be used to force them to do things that would help the U.S. rather than just the Dem party. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to find anyone else willing to get involved and actually do something.

jaltcoh said...

They say he's going to ask for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, but that ... can't please the Democrats too much either, really — can it? — as they look toward the fall elections.

Why? Repealing DADT is very popular. "69 percent of Americans believe gays should be able to serve openly."

Jason (the commenter) said...

I cannot believe he made a root canal joke.

Lem said...

Obama sounds defiant.

G. Bob said...

"One of the most difficult years in American history"? Wow. I would have thought the war of 1812, the years of the civil war, the turn of last century during the Spanish American war, the years of the flu epidemic, the years of WWI, the years of the great depression, the years of WW2, would all be ranked a bit more difficult then 2009. Then again, if you're trying to get yourself graded on a curve, it might be the way to go.

Almost Ali said...

WHOA! The tax cutter.


zzzzzzz

Tom said...

Cut taxes? LMFAO!

Florida said...

Gas is up almost a dollar a gallon since Barack Obama became President.

Meade said...

Some people aren't clapping.

pinkmonkeybird said...

"I thought I'd get some applause on that one."
Is it my imagination, or is half the room sitting on their hands?

It's hard typing this.

jayne_cobb said...

Word from Andy Levy is that this may go 75 minutes.

Florida said...

2 million Americans working that might have been unemployed is less than 10% of those who are without jobs.

There are 25 million people unemployed or underemployed.

He's helping less than 10% of the people who are hurting and claims he's doing a good job? WTF?

avwh said...

Biden looks like a bobblehead doll behind Obama, he's nodding so damn often.

Cutting taxes? Is this a fantasy or have I been somewhere else the last year??

Lem said...

Leaning into the mike means 'I'm right you are wrong'.

Peter V. Bella said...

Why is Joe Biden babbling to himself and bobbling his head and drooling like the village idiot?

I got a view of Biden's teleprompter. It has a pair of hands. They applaud.

This is disgusting. A train wreck.

This is supposed to be a SOTU. It is just another campaign speech. Is this guy really the president or is he still a candidate.

History has been made. Sorry, no legacy. Now let's move on. Ignore this guy and get to work fixing things.

Florida said...

This is nothing more than a campaign speech full of BS. I'm outta here.

Let's get on with 2010.

pinkmonkeybird said...

Where does this guy get the stones to tell us who to talk to about how great things are?

Tom said...

so, since we are playing the SOTU drinking game here is Kalifornistan, not sure I will be able to successfully post using this word verification scheme...

Hmmm...One meme may have had an effect...not hearing the word "I"...

Meade said...

"slowly slum"

jayne_cobb said...

He's quoting Ed Henry of CNN:

here

AprilApple said...

How many millions of unemployed people are sitting there saying - what a load of crap.

Meade said...

Wait a minute. Jobs bill? What about health?

AprilApple said...

Anyone impressed with his soaring rhetoric? I'm not.
Sounds like bullcrap to me.

RLB_IV said...

Jobs! What happened to health care? Heh.
I need another scotch.

Lincolntf said...

If Obama really wants to integrate homosexuality into military life, then he should just say so.
We'll see if he does.

caplight said...

this is painful. His speech is worse than a root canal.

Maguro said...

Wall Street. Boo Hiss.

*Throws overripe vegetables*

Tom said...

If tax credits are so good, give them to everyone!

Big Mike said...

Baked rigattoni, italian sausage, tomatoes and sauce, eggplant and Romano cheese casserole. Ceasar salad. French bread and Blackberry Ice cream (Umpqua) for dessert.

Where do you live DBQ? I do a fair amount of traveling and if I'm ever in your town I plan to invite myself over for dinner!

RLB_IV said...

Cap gains...yea. Too bad it's BS

traditionalguy said...

Pretty words but you can see that Obama doesn't even believe them himself. He is defiant towards those who see him as a failure already, when his best dreams are not yet here...just wait and see, please, please.

pinkmonkeybird said...

"Next, we can put Americans today based upon the innovations of tomorrow."

Please.

AprilApple said...

We hate you banks - now - loan money!

caplight said...

he gets a five point bounce for a couple of days. Then back to where he is.

Any idea of what lame response the Repubs have planned?

AprilApple said...

Obama seems defensive and angry.

RJ said...

Did he really just say he saved us from The Great Depression II?

Did he really just say he reads letters from children every night?

Did he really say he hated the bank bailout?

Well, I think that's done it for me. He obviously has not decided to take this whole presidency thing seriously yet.

Tom said...

trains? yeah, lets fund 18th century tech and cut the NASA budget

Tom said...

bah...time for an Appletini

China, Germany, India? blah blah blah

pinkmonkeybird said...

Oh good!
Obama is doubling down on bashing Bush and piling all his chips on his agenda.

The Republicans are smiling over that one.

throatdiscs said...

Is he channeling US Grant...Trains????

Lincolntf said...

Is he done yet?
What kind of simpering choad babbles about energy costs without once mentioning the largest barrier to energy independence in the world. the Anti-nuke Greenies!!

"Environmentalism" kills jobs, kills futures and kills people.

Meade said...

We should be more like China. Winners.

miller said...

Going back to infrastructure when the rest of the world is thriving on exports and knowledge management/services. That's a great idea.

Jason (the commenter) said...

China, India, and Germany are letting big companies form in their countries, not planning everything.

Meade said...

Lobbyists bad. Innovation good.

RLB_IV said...

All we do is chase companies away.

Peter V. Bella said...

We should be more like China. Winners.

China has no Capital Gains tax and if I am not mistaken no corporate taxe.

Jason (the commenter) said...

There are just so many little things in this speech, it needs one or two themes, not a million.

Tom said...

Drill baby drill!!

Meade said...

Did he say offshore oil? Nuclear?

AprilApple said...

Never mind all those health care industry lobbyists in line for the big gov man-date.

RLB_IV said...

Nuclear plants? Clean coal? Is he a closet Repub now?

Mike said...

He's for nukes and clean coal. There's a surprise!

Tom said...

Export goods LOL...like GM cars?

RLB_IV said...

He wants a second term and that b*tch won't stop him.

Fen said...

He's making big claims about having cut taxes and creating huge numbers of jobs.

The Obama Administration counts "saved or created jobs" as any job that is connected to stimulus money, no matter how obscure or minute. For example, if a college got $1,000 from the stimulus, Obama would count every university employee as a "created or saved job".

Ann, if your university rcvd stimulus money, Obama is counting *you* as one of his "saved" jobs.

Lincolntf said...

Obama just gave up the ghost!!! His half-assed smirk and chuckle exposed that he knows that AGW is a fraud!!!

pinkmonkeybird said...

I've spotted Obama's "Il Duce" pose just now.
I love that look. It's so becoming.

caplight said...

Does anybody believe this sh*t any more? do real people actually believe BO is going to create 2mil jobs?

Tom said...

Do the congressional democrats feel like stage props? up and down; up and down...pan the camera, cut to Nancy...

RLB_IV said...

Too bad none of this will happen.

pinkmonkeybird said...

Is it my imagination, or is Old Glory Red, White and Purple this evening?

Per.Cep.Tion.

miller said...

I don't think he has any idea what he's saying.

Peter V. Bella said...

My teen age daughter just told me something. She said she hopes Nancy Pelosi is not allowed around small children. "She's really scary."

Jason (the commenter) said...

He's just not making sense anymore. He's not going to reward failure anymore? When was that a goal?

Peter V. Bella said...

Miller, it's the teleprompter. He is lip synching.

Fen said...

This is nothing more than a campaign speech full of BS. I'm outta here.

Yup. A common criticism from both Left and Right is that the Political People are running the Obama, instead of the Policy People.

But be careful what you ask for. I'm thrilled that the Dem Congress-critters wasted so much time on Health Care. They could have done even more damage to the country.

RLB_IV said...

Another stump speech for 2012.

Methadras said...

Watching this is like playing Magic the Gathering: The Obama Edition.

Big Mike said...

@caplight, shhhhhh.

There are, but I think they're still commenting on "Is Obama self-destructing" blog post.

miller said...

Oh good grief. "Forgive after 10 years of PUBLIC SERVICE"? What kind of junk is that? PUBLIC SERVITUDE is what he is making it.

Meade said...

Let's teach our college graduates that loans don't have to repaid.

caplight said...

Oh, Joe understands my middle class family.

Meade said...

And charge banks fees for being banks.

avwh said...

What a load of crap. Who in hell voted for this clown??

Too bad we don't have the UK parliamentary system - we could get rid of Obama/Biden with a no confidence vote, instead of being stuck with 3 more years of this crap.

Mike said...

So if I take a government job I don't have to pay back my student loan? That's stickin' it to the taxpayers in two ways.

miller said...

AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THIS?

Tom said...

it's all about me now...

pinkmonkeybird said...

I can't believe that Bamster is still talking about Health Care reform.
Doesn't he know that he's met his Chappequidick?

Meade said...

Shh shh shhh... health care! But first, let's have a laugh.

Tom said...

Nancy looks sad when he talks about HCR

Maguro said...

Has he mentioned the kulaks yet?

miller said...

Why not just give every American (citizen or not) a Debit Card with no limit tied to the US Treasury?

Oh wait. He's doing that.

caplight said...

fat kids with that booty?

miller said...

"Our approach" THAT I DID NOTHING TO MAKE HAPPEN

jeff said...

Look, I like to be lied to as much as the next guy, but I insist the person be a hot blond chick.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Why is Obama trying to sell the health care bill now? Isn't he a little late?

caplight said...

CBO 1 trillion. That is just absolute outright bullshit

Fen said...

Sorry I'll be busy power leveling my Death Knight on WoW.

HA. In reality. I'm leveling my measly lvl 30 Tauten Druid. I'm giving her 4 more levels to get her act together.

Noobs all! Come over to DDO. Server is Thelanis. We'll start a Guild: Althouse's Asshats or somesuch. :)

Freeman Hunt said...

I liked his comment about children's letters:

"The hardest to read are those by children--because their vocabulary is terrible, their syntax incomprehensible."

I may have changed the second part; just going from memory, you know.

miller said...

"By the time I'm finished speaking, more Americans will lose their health care."

So stop speaking and spare them.

caplight said...

i don't want to know what's in it for me. I want to know that the gov't isn't going to be my health care provider

Tom said...

Nancy is boring laser holes and blinking away tears during this HCR pap

Patm said...

He's LYING about healthcare. Again.

RLB_IV said...

Yea right, you're a lousy trainer.

rlb v the kid

caplight said...

We have let you know dumbass.

Tom said...

oh, yeah, he is ready to hear new ideas now?

miller said...

If anyone from either party has a plan - let me know so I can push my own plan through.

That train has left the station, bub.

Tom said...

finish the "job" ON the American people lol

miller said...

"My share of the blame" == "nothing happens to me, thank goodness."

Paul Zrimsek said...

Is Obama really and truly blaming himself for something, or is his share of the blame another of the many things he inherited?

Fen said...

Look, I like to be lied to as much as the next guy, but I insist the person be a hot blond chick.

Speaking of hot chicks - my wife asked me earlier today: "So Obama will just re-promise everything he failed to deliver on last year?"

Tom said...

Blaming Bush!! everyone drink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark said...

Is anybody listening to him anymore? PT OBarnum trying to fool everybody again

madawaskan said...

Obama's got a hole in his...

budget.

miller said...

He could give this same speech next year after he fails again.

caplight said...

I inherited a 1 trillion dollar deficit so I increased it to 122 trillion! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!

Jason (the commenter) said...

The prescription drug plan was bad. Obama just said it. Who wrote it?

Quayle said...

Obama is an asshole.

Lem said...

blame Bush.. here is Obamas favorite part of the STOTU

pinkmonkeybird said...

C'mon Joe Wilson. Encore.

miller said...

He is going to blow out the budget with all this new spending AND cut down spending.

MAGIC TO DO!

RLB_IV said...

Bushs fault. If I said that it would'nt roll.

rlb v the kid

Tom said...

freeze baby freeze! Dems not clapping...hmmm

madawaskan said...

I think Nancy's on the other end of that-

"Budget hole"...

Lincolntf said...

Yeah, right, Barry. If the health care industry has any better ideas than you do, they should let you know, is that your point?
Somehow people stayed alive before you bought your Senate seat, and we'll manage long after you're gone, pal.

Tom said...

The wife said it's weird not seeing the Camera cuts to big Ed Kennedy

Meade said...

Fiscal discipline. Okay.

miller said...

$20 BILLION IN SAVINGS! And a $12 TRILLION DEFICIT! Those are just the same!

madawaskan said...

Ooooh-

You gonna sacrifice Harry and Nancy's

Eight BILLION dollar bullet train from-

Barstow to Vegas!?!?!

pinkmonkeybird said...

Unless I am imagining things, I think I just heard 10,000 tv sets get switched off.

bagoh20 said...

Hope and Change - it's infinitely wondrous!

miller said...

A Washington gimmick? Wow, that would be novel. They're always so open and honest, like with the Health Care Reform bill and all the bribes.

Yep, he is pure like driven snow.

caplight said...

there is a serious lackage of applause at the moment. Not into that freeze stuff.

Make pay as you go retroactive.

madawaskan said...

Wait...
He's going to pay off the 787 Billion dollar stimulus by this generation....?

I smell Global Warming...

BJM said...

Obama omitted the impact of 9/11 on our economy in his list of woes prior to his presidency.

Mark said...

1) i inherited this mess
2) I know how to fix things
3) The answer is obvious to all who are as intelligent as I am---Lots more big govt and public employee union jobs
4) Rich people are bad--thus, they should pay for it
5) you are rich if you have a private sector job

miller said...

"That's how budgeting works."

LAUGHTER.

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