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Obama SOTU: Rinse, Wash, Repeat

Did president Obama’s State of the Union have a familiar ring to it? Maybe there’s a reason

Gosh, perhaps that’s why this SOTU had the lowest audience since 2000. People generally don’t tune in as often for repeats.

Over at National Review Online, Jonah Goldberg makes the point that Obama’s address should provide conservatives with a bit of reassurance.

Rather than plowing some new vista providing a view of the Liberal Promised Land, Obama’s speech was mostly a rather prosaic enumeration of penny-ante proposals that Democrats have been chirping about for years.

It’s an indication, Goldberg thinks, that liberalism might not quite be the It Girl of political philosophies, as so many analysts seem to think.

H/T to Heritage’s blog The Foundry, which produced the video and to Townhall, where I found it.

Yes, Rubio Blew It

Sen. Marco Rubio hit a home run Tuesday night, but let’s face it, he fell on his face rounding the bases. It’s been strange to me to hear the indignation in some quarters that the press is covering an obvious and glaring gaffe. Some of the same people who are uncontrollably amused by every bumbling… Continue Reading

Obama Preempts Rubio SOTU Response

President Obama Tuesday night butted in to Marco Rubio’s Republican response to his State of the Union address, staging a conference call with supporters just as Rubio was making his remarks. The call, organized for Obama’s millions-strong populist group Organizing for Action, was scheduled to begin right after Obama finished his address, which is when… Continue Reading

Obama Discovers Money Growing on Trees

President Obama Monday discovered money growing on trees on the South Lawn of the White House, a startling development that allowed him to propose government initiative after government initiative during his State of the Union address even as the nation heads toward piling up $17 trillion in debt. “It’s incredible,” said a tearful Senate Majority… Continue Reading

Dorner Screws Up Obama’s Big Moment

In what hopefully will be his final destructive act, rampaging and murdering ex-police Los Angeles officer Christopher Dorner is busy tonight distracting attention from President Obama’s State of the Union speech as he appears to be going down in flames in a California cabin just as Obama is about to begin speaking. If members of… Continue Reading

White House Releases SOTU Excerpts

President Obama has a new speechwriter. I think he needs a new speechwriter. Pretty banal stuff. “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class. It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea that… Continue Reading

Pelosi to Use Fourth Grader as Prop at SOTU for Gun Control

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will lurch for viewers’ heartstrings tonight when she brings a fourth grade girl from Newtown, Connecticut to watch the State of the Union. The fourth grader will be used as a young prop to help Democrats make the point that Congress should pass sweeping gun control legislation this year.… Continue Reading