Alright, it's about that time. Time for future President Rubio to wow us all. But first, we have to hear from the Kenyan usurper.
(How Obama resists the urge to pop Eric Cantor with an elbow in this setting [walking in with Cantor immeidately behind him] is beyond me. So much self control.)
You know for a guy who is supposed to be all aloof and shit, Obama really seems to enjoy pressing the flesh at these things.
Come home America. (That's the first time I've ever seen the Supreme Court justices stand up -- I guess the mention of the troops makes that okay.)
"We've cleared away the rubble of crisis."
Ah, the middle class. Time to drink if you're playing along at home. (Actually Atrios somehow left that one out of his drinking game word list.)
He's explaining the sequester in a very fine fashion I think.
And one of those Sorenson type sentences about keeping promises.
"Bipartisan tax reform." I think you have to do a jello shot.
Replace "wreckless cuts" with "smart savings." Who could argue?
"Defict reduction alone is not an economic plan."
Three questions we need to ask every day. 1) "Does this make my ass look fat?"
Climate change gets mentioned. And some facts: the twelve hottest years have happened in the last 15. "The overwhelming judgment of science." He gets a smile out of angry gramps with a shout out.
"Self-healing power grids." But they have to want to heal themselves.
"Grow our middle class." Drink children, drink.
"Comprehensive immigration reform." Shot of tequilla.
Huckleberry Closet Case is applauding. I am opposed to whatever it is he is in favor of.
Raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour. "No one who works full time should have to live in poverty". What a radical notion.
Why the fuck does Boehner look like he's crying?
Isn't it too soon to end the war in Afghanistan?
Having a hard time staying awake -- not a commentary on the speech, but a little too much cold medication and a warm lap top.
"Burma." I wonder when the last time Burma was mentioned in a SOTU? It probably was followed by the word "shave."
Man, nodded off in the chair here and missed the end.
Seemed like a pretty solid effort. What did you all think?
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for. Marco Rubio. American exceptionalism includes the right to be an upwardly mobile fetus. He's a lot better than Governor "Kenneth the Page." Just as fundamentally dishonest, but a lot more telegenic. He really is a lying sack of shit. (If we can get the economy to grow at 4% per year -- yeah, and if pigs could fly.)
Weird water bottle moment. Very poor bit of stage craft there.
The wing nuts will like the speech. Not too sure about the general public.