Wednesday, January 27, 2010

State of the Speech

Live blogging.

My friend Peter gave me this idea at the Golden Globes; to type about an event live as it is happening. So here it goes. (And you know, this probably won't be pretty).

The State of the Union 2010, and my thoughts as it happens:

"the bailout... i hated it. you hated it. it was as popular as a root canal... i didn't pledge what to do what was most popular, but what was necessary"- President Obama UM, what?! yes you did. you are the ultimate representative for the people.


"we cut taxes". thanks.


"i am calling for a new jobs bill tonight"--- why because your health care failed and you need something the push through?


He is now talking about jobs... OK, here is the thing. This isn't the state of the nation... this is him using the only thing he has going for him: public speaking. He is just using this platform to push his popularity up.

Why is he comparing us to China and India? We dont want to be either of them. No. Thank. You.


THIS WHOLE THING IS ONE BIG CONTRADICTION... we are in dire times where in the past our country has stood out. wait, everything is fine & we are out of the recession and in recovery. we need to be more cutting edge. wait, everything is fine & we are number one with innovation. we have no money. wait, we need to spend money on clean energy.


And why is Michelle in purple. Acceptable colors of the royal family of England: Purple. Acceptable colors for leaders of the Free World (America): Red, White, Blue. Same goes to you Nancy Pelosi. Speaking of Nance, last year she had the same thing in her mouth. Is it a cough drop? A lifesaver? What is that lady sucking on?


Ok, now he is giving away money... college kids, homeowners, retirees, everyone: FREE MONEY! Where is this coming from? He has no idea.

Oh, he just snuck in health reform. It went like this if you missed it: AMERICAN WON THE LOTTO. FREE MONEY FOR EVERYONE!!!! (we need health reform) ~ Immediate Subject Change ~ Cute moment with Michelle.

John McCain is wearing the same tie as Obama. Lolwut?


"Starting in 2011 we are prepared to freeze government spending." What? I can tell you, NO WE ARE NOT PREPARED. Dang, he pulled the veto card out. In our faces. I don't think this is a bad plan. Actually, it isn't bad at all. I like it. But it is just not feasible. Not realistic. Especially if he is giving out money like promised 10 min ago.


Gays in the military... camera pans to uniformed men. Not clapping. What's wrong with that? I don't see a problem.


Speaking of good values. "These aren't Republican Values... these are American Values". Same thing. He even said it.


Ok, afterthoughts: I am still in love with his speech writer. And he can deliver a damn fine speech. Always has, and always will. The same problem though remains: I don't agree with the content of his speeches.

And, lets talk about what he didn't talk about: WE ARE AT WAR. What of it?

As far as State of the Union speeches go, this one is a bit lacking. He didn't really report on what has been done this past year... oh, wait, you know why? Nothing has been done. There is nothing to report on. Bush may have stumbled through this annual speech... but he at least gave us some facts. Some numbers. Some concrete information. Tonight I was given one thing: a nice speech about tomorrow. Someone give this man a Nobel Peace Prize for what he is talking about he is about to do.


So there is it. My reactions, live, as it happened. I am now going to watch the experts reactions.


Melanie said...

Best. Blog. Ever.

I haven't had a chance to watch the speech yet but this was hysterical. Thanks :)

Peter said...

Pretty underwhelming. I felt like it was just another stump speech. To quote Ronald Reagan quoting a little old lady in a Wendy's commercial...Where's the Beef?

Mycket said...

YOU are my expert nalysis.

I would be depressed at where he is threatening to take our country, but I don't think he can actually get there. I am not sure if that is more depressing.

JGK said...

A successful live blogging, I look forward to the next two.

Mr. Findlay said...

Mary, it's always a pleasure to read your musings. I have not that gift which some possess of expressing my frustrations so cleverly. The after taste in my mouth after this speech was..."Don't worry everyone, we're Americans and we can pull through this." So my question is, if we're going to get through this because we're Americans and we're strong and resilient...why is the government still spending, spending, spending while the rest of us in the country are saving, saving, saving?

Michelle said...

I thank you. I've never been able to stomach an entire speech given by Pres. Obama. This way, I get the cliff's notes. Or the Mary's notes. You could start your own publishing company!

Debbie Davis said...

You are brilliant and may I add my profound comment to yours ... DITTO! You're as good as anything on FNC. You really are a kindred spirit.

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