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SOTU open thread, especially if you can't stand it anymore

Pravda quotes from the advance copy:

“Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. What’s at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them.”

Oh, bollocks. Prosecute some banksters, and then come back and talk about everybody playing by the same set of rules.

[head, desk]

I'll add a link to the transcript when there is one.

UDPATE Check the website. They have a number of roach motels lined up.

UPDATE The hash tag is #SOTU.

UPDATE Oh, Lordy, here's more of it. if this were 2009, fine:

He will also appeal to a national sense of fairness, asking listeners to “never forget” those who are hurting. “Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system that does the same. It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no cop-outs,” he will say. “An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody.”

As it is, if this were going to happen, it would already have happened.

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Submitted by coyotecreek on

I just can't.

Wake me when it's over!

Submitted by Alcuin on

Imagine there's no SOTU
It's easy if you have no TV
No Gingriches below us
Above us only love
Imagine everyone with intelligence ...

I listened to the Liar-in-Chief for about 3 months after he was elected. I can't stand to hear his lying mouth flap in the breeze. Why anyone would believe him, I can't imagine. Americans are all 4 years old and believe in Santa Claus, too.

Submitted by hipparchia on

they keep hugging each other. i'm watching the crowd before the speech starts, and these people all keep hugging each other. ugh. whatever happened to just shaking hands?

Submitted by hipparchia on

if obama had invested hugely in infrastructure repair and improvement, we would have free broadband and i could actually watch the speech.

Submitted by hipparchia on

barack obama.

so far we have:

- rah rah military heroes!

- our workers are now competitive with china!

- we have the highest corporate tax rates in the world!

Submitted by jawbone on

--like, whatever happened to time to think about things? Really investigate issues? No, just rush, rush, rush to get out into...driving a taxi? Flipping burgers? Waiting tables? Or, for the big time, entry level at WalMart?

And if the universities don't push students through fast, fast, fast -- no more tax money for you guys! Whoa. Huge applause for that. Crikey.

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Submitted by wanderindiana on

And they used to make fun of Boehner for looking orange... Boehner looks downright healthy compared to the bad makeup Obama is wearing. I hope it's makeup -- I would hate to think his bilirubin level is through the roof....

Submitted by jawbone on

made men of Wall Street had identifying secret tattoos between their two outer toes. Right foot, of course, even for Neo-Lib Corporatists because they're all right leaning.

Do pols get theirs after they leave politics? Or for exemplary service to the Masters of the Universe?

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Submitted by wanderindiana on

Who cares about mortgages we can't afford when credit card companies can charge interest at rates hundreds of times more than they borrow it?

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Submitted by wanderindiana on

Obama wants a bill outlawing insider trading by Congress? What about a bill overturning Citizens United? Or a bill for public funding of elections, period?

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Submitted by wanderindiana on

Obama says states and schools have more control over education?

Ha.

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Submitted by Think Liberally on

It's so frustrating seeing all the Dem/lib websites I've frequented for years buy into the "Obama's pivoting!" crapfest. Even I would've started believing it, except for you guys. It was so amazing to hear Lambert (weeks and months ago now, can't remember the exact post) scoff that all that had changed was that he was once again running for President. That he was posturing now that he could no longer actually change anything.

Every single article I've read talks as if Obama has really changed, but then without fail they also mention, as if it were some unconnected thing, how none of the measures he's proposing and hyping have a hell's chance of actually happening. So maybe he hasn't actually changed, hm?

I still (still!) dearly love reading these sites, but maybe I should starting weaning myself, eh? The shitstorm is only going to get heavier and more overwhelming as the months go by.

Plus, my god, the self-satisfied smugness re: the GOP candidates. If Gingrich wins, it's going to be unendurable. (The GOP nomination, heh, not the general. If he starts coming close to winning the general, the shitstorm of CONFORM CONFORM CONFORM will be deafening beyond belief.)

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Submitted by wanderindiana on

"... Is a speech about nothing."

Too bad it was Peggy Noonan who just said this as I kinda liked the sentiment.

Submitted by jawbone on

like a Republican when he talks about foreign relations and use of our military. There ought to have been a wall of flags behind him. Really, except for lacking the drawl and slurring, it could have BushBoy.

He may have believed Iraq was a "bad" war, an unnecessary and wrong war, but he seems to think that any use of military action he comes up with is just absolutely necessary and right. Peachy keen, even.

Just like those indefinite detentions, warrantless wiretaps, and, of course, any killing by executive fiat (assisted by some kind of NSA committee).

How's that make you feel about your Constitutional rights, eh? Your Constitution?

If it's Romney v. Obama, it's Tweedledum and Tweedledee. If it's (I had to laugh just thinking about it) Gingrich, it's Tweedledum on speed...or crack...v. Tweedledee. I think Romney will pull it out. And, cripes, Gingrinch didn't get himself on the freakin' ballot in Virginia???

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Submitted by NWLuna on

by Obama sounding like a Republican?

Get over it. We'll likely have 4 more years of this DINO.