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Budget freezes, underwear bombs, gay soldiers? Have at it in the comments.
“The people expect us to solve problems, not run for the hills.” Line of the night.
“Saying no to everything may be good politics, but it’s not leadership.”
EXACTLY THANK YOU!
1) Congress, especially senators – grow some freaking spines and get to work
2) Right on with Republicans and their bullshit use of filibuster as well
3) OBAMA you should have been helping lead them though
4) ps i sound like an idiot b/c im hardly paying attention to what i’m typing hahahaha
I suspect these lines on the filibuster might become a pretty good campaign line in the midterms.
DADT? Not looking likely…
There’s still time – no real war mentions yet.
Nice Call, maybe it’s coming up now
I hope so. I will be hugely pissed if he doesn’t mention it after all the promises.
How did Al Franken get to sit behind the generals?
anyone notice how the “all of our troops will be home” date keeps changing and changing???
I don’t recall ever hearing this many references to a president’s candidacy in a state of the union address.
question of the night: MO or JB?
Michelle + Jill = Team Awesome
Hmm, that seemed like the time for DADT.
Fashion Watch, part 3: I think I just saw an orange pantsuit….
Not that any of us should have expected anything meaningful about LGBT anyway…even if he were to say a line or two
Speaking of things that we do because they’re right…
Pelosi just had her angry-grandmother death glare on for a second… wonder who made noise…
I’m glad we’ll be supporting the right of all the Afghanis and everyone abroad and so on and so forth…meanwhile an entire group of Americans don’t have equal rights. Thanks Barack, what a guy.
The look in the Haitian ambassador’s eyes is devastating.
if it doesn’t come here, then wtf..
…. cue DADT….
Surprised by the facial expressions of the generals…. There may have been a raised eyebrow in there amongst the frowns?!
JOHN KERRY, GET YOUR ASS UP.
Kerry doesn’t give a crap either – no surprise!
isnt he on crutches?
whoops, my bad.
Okay, now do it!
Phew, we got to the DADT part. In case you’re wondering, the Generals aren’t allowed to applaud, that’s why they weren’t showing support.
still… facial expression were weird… no way they didn’t know it was coming
yeah, i guess. just think about sitting there while people are clapping and having not to show an opinion. it’d be pretty hard not to give something away, or to overcompensate and give away an opinion you don’t hold.
whatever, either it gets repealed (and it’s about time) or it doesn’t (and there’s basically no salvaging this presidency if it can’t get through)
As long as I’m quoting Wonkette: “EARLY ANALYSIS: (a) It is a Strong Speech (b) SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY.”
DAMN HE”S GOOD.
but seriously, the thumping has got to stop. It’s one of his few public speaking weaknesses…
haha, truth. it’s getting to my head.
I wouldn’t so much say a weakness on his part as a weakness in the podium and the sound system. (Maybe he should just lay some padding down.)
I think the awkward is peaking with these “not my fault” lines.
my computer is about to die, so i’m out of here….but i’m liking this hope bit. if this is the finale…it may be really good.
From Kos –
“Dear Justice Alito:
The President is allowed to call your decision enabling corporate takeover of elections bad for America. It’s his opinion, and he’s more than entitled to it.
Hugs and Kisses,
OHHH eye contact with the american people!
DAMN! HE’S GOOD!
Good speech. We’ll see if anything comes of it.
I want to feel hopeful, I really do. This is an extremely motivating speech, one of the best I have heard. Unfortunately, I know the way politicians think, and I know the way politics happen, so I know better than to feel hopeful.
If you’re interested in heckling the response, switch over to this thread.
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