Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

I watched the speech last night and came away convinced more than ever that we made the right choice in November.

Besides Obama's great ability to communicate complex economic issues in easily understandable terms, I got a kick out of how much of his speech was composed of subtle and not-so-subtle attacks on the opposition. He put Republicans in the position of having to choose to cheer against economic recovery, ending the war in Iraq and making sure CEOs pay their fair share.

When Obama mentioned the deficit and Republicans started catcalling he immediately pointed out that he would be tackling that "that deficit that I inherited." He put the jerks in their place.
Indeed- you could tell from Jindal's response to Obama's speech and the Republican talking points in response to the speech that they simply do not have a solution to Obama. If Republicans weren't being propped up by the Fourth Estate they would be completely irrelevant at this point.

Are we supposed to take a political party seriously when the biggest criticism they can level at the President's take on the state of the union is that the President lied when he said "The nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it." You guys can't see how ridiculous and petty that is? C'mon, really?

This isn't nitpicking, it's picking micro-organisms of nits themselves.

Putting aside the triteness of the "it was Karl Benz not Henry Ford who invented the automobile" line of argument, do you really want to put your political party in the position of advocating that it wasn't an American that built the auto industry, that the United States really isn't number one? That's a political winner.

If I didn't hate those knuckleheads so much I might actually feel sorry for their clueless asses.

6 comments:

Übermilf said...

All I can think of is how the Democrats lined up behind Bush in the aftermath of 9-11 and his trumped-up case against Iraq. They did it in the name of national unity and national security.

It turns out they were dopes to do it, but still. When our nation faces a crisis under Obama, they would rather play stupid games than get behind solutions.

They make me vomit.

Randal Graves said...

Which only goes to show how clueless Murka is due to 1)their carefully cultivated laziness (stop laughing at me) and 2)the media sucking galaxy-sized amounts of ass in their game of obfuscating oneupmanship in order to maintain their relevance.

I'm not one of those who go "the shit economy is all that's saving Obama" but I have zero percent faith in Murkans and about -5 percent in Congress.

Shit, that means I place hope on the great unwashed masses? Can you pass me a few of those Warp Core Breaches? ;-)

Dean Wormer said...

uber-

They really are just a bunch of children. If you're going to vomit please use the vomiterium down the hall. We're really big on Roman culture here. (I have something planned later that I don't want to give away but let's just say it involves Christians and a critter that rhymes with "ryans.")

randal-

Do you want your Warp Core Breach with or without dry ice? It's purely for looks anyways.

Dr. Zaius said...

Who needs to be monitoring those stupid old volcanoes, anyway?

Lockwood said...

No doubt, Dean. I'm still chuckling at Dr Zaius' comment- as you might imagine, the geobloggers are having their own little eruption today. I missed the whole shebang, but I'm thinking when I've got a dull moment I'll go track down video online. I do think a rational opposition party is necessary for the country's health... but right now we ain't got one. And the only thing worse than having no rational opposition is having an irrational opposition with any kind of power at all. And unfortunately, that's what we do have. Fortunately, they are working on wiping out their last vestiges of crediblity.

Arkonbey said...

Actually, it was Gotlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach...