told you I wasn’t watching. But I read about it today. No surprises. More government programs. More government spending. More government hysteria.
The man who chose Joe Biden to be his Vice President wanted to talk about smart government.
Here’s what folks were saying:
Fact Check: State of the Union 2013
In 2011, Congress passed a law saying that if both parties couldn’t agree on a plan to reach our deficit goal, about a trillion dollars’ worth of budget cuts would automatically go into effect this year.” Obama is referring to the sequester. He omits the fact that he (or his White House) proposed the sequester, and he personally signed it, with the hope of using it to push Republicans into passing higher tax rates on high earners.
Morning Bell: Heritage Experts Analyze the State of the Union
The Heritage Network
The President’s statement that this nation “salutes those who defend it around the world” unfortunately rings hollow – when the Administration’s treatment of the Benghazi terrorist attack is considered. Anyone with a sense of irony would not have put such a line in the speech. And, even though the Administration has thumped its chest over the killing of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and its affiliates are growing in North Africa in places like Libya and Mali. Only a week ago, the U.S. embassy in Turkey was the target of a terrorist attack. And we are still sorting through the messy aftermath of the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which Obama has tried to move beyond.
Not a Long, Nor a Long-Lasting Speech
Rich Galen at Townhall.com
He said, to prove his point, we have more created new jobs, sold more American cars, bought less foreign oil, and are sending fewer soldiers into battle.
That is like saying (on the day pitchers and catchers officially reported to Spring Training sites) that a batter going 4-for-4 has raised his batting average by .100 percentage points, without pointing out he was batting .053 and is now batting .153.
10 SOTU Observations & Questions
The Spectacle Blog
How can 12 of the past 15 years been the hottest on record when the planet has been cooling since 1998? Well, if our planet isn’t healed I guess Obama will settle for the healing of our housing market.