Okay…I am stuck in traffic on Montlake. But I can, apparently drive and blog, so here is the thread. Enjoy the discussion while I enjoy the fragrence of car exhaust.
6:11: I made it to the Montlake Alehouse just in time for the start. Man…it took 30 minutes to drive from UW campus…a 20 minute walk….
6:15: This morning, Boehner was calling Obama un-American. This evening he has to introduce Obama to the entire nation. Awwwwwwkward.
6:18: Biden is doing a great job keeping that spot on his forehead stationary, while moving his head around it. Great party (and SOTU) trick!
6:19: Obama wears a red tie. Boehner wears a blue tie. This is the dawning of a new age of bipartisanship!
6:24: Even Boehner is being forced to clap (gingerly) at some of these tax ideas. Poor guy…it must hurt.
6:25: Eric Cantor is thinking, “Oh my God…we’re going to have to oppose this?!?”
6:34: Obama plots to get more young people into those institutes of liberal indoctrination…. Educated citizens == Bad for Republicans
6:35: Obama channels Rick Perry on illegal immigration. How can the Republicans not feel all warm and cozy inside?
6:39: Mitch McConnell was obviously heavily sedated prior to the SOTU address.
6:42: Republicans are all like, “boooooo…clean energy….bad, bad, bad.”
6:44: Watch…dollars to doughnuts, next week there is a house bill to prevent the military from investing in clean energy.
6:47: There Obama goes again, pandering to the “millions of innocent Americans”. What about the millions of guilty Americans????
6:49: Thanks, TV people, for that magnificent view of Holy Joe’s facial pores.
6:51: What kind of anti-American bastard is Boehner…he isn’t wearing a flaggy-flag pin!
6:55: Tax breaks for the wealthy or keep our investments? I wonder what Republicans would choose?
6:58: Obama argues for investing in the future. Yeah…like that is going to win over the selfish teabaggers.
7:01: Obama has a new theme…the divide between Washington D.C. and the rest of America. This could be a potent theme. But the follow-up was pretty weak. (I don’t think insider trading by congresscritters really highlights the problem.)
7:11: Joe Biden wipes away a small tear.
7:14: Obama uses graphical imagery to help us all live the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
It’s over. Obama was pretty much focusing on common (D & R) themes. “Send me bills and I’ll sign them.”
Now we can enjoy the Republican rebuttal followed by the Michele Bachmann second rebuttal….
7:29: Mitch Daniels seems angry. Given his approval ratings, I guess he has good reason to be angry.
7:30: “With a government as big and bossy as this one….” What a fucking pathetic whiner!
7:31: Gloom and Doom! What a pessimistic son-em-bitch.
7:32: Carl Ballard: “I’m surprised how political the speech is!”
7:33: “Being a businessman is the most noble of human pursuits”…which pretty much means that Mitch—the politician—is self-loathing.
7:35: Mitch Daniels looks like the very model of a modern undertaker.
7:38: Mitch criticizes “Obama” by quipping about freedom to choose the right light bulb. Apparently he doesn’t realize that the lightbulb thing was done by the BUSH administration…while he was director of the Office of Budget Management. What a fucking dolt!
Mitch Daniels gives the second worse Republican response. It will take generations to out bad Bobby Jindal. But damn he tried.
7:52: There seems to be a live Tarantula on Mitt Romney’s head!
7:53: Did anyone notice that both Mitch Daniels and Mitt Romney have defaced flaggy-flag pins on? There is a big blotch in the middle of the stripes. Some say, communists do that.
7:57: Poor Mitt…all those millions and he still cannot keep his hair under control…