State of the Union: Reactions

Best Tweet of the Night

I watched last night. Quite frankly I debated a while about whether or not I could stand it. It wasn’t easy. Here’s the summary of what he said.

1) I got Bin Laden
2) I’m gonna spend more money we don’t have
3) I got Bin Laden

It was a campaign speech without the balloon drop.

The official White House transcript is here.

In other observations, the applause seemed weaker than in previous years. And Biden and Boehner both looked bored. Biden may have been playing Angry Birds.

What others said…

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (oh, that he were running for President) gave the official GOP response, he said:

“No feature of the Obama Presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others. As in previous moments of national danger, we Americans are all in the same boat. If we drift, quarreling and paralyzed, over a Niagara of debt, we will all suffer, regardless of income, race, gender, or other category. If we fail to shift to a pro-jobs, pro-growth economic policy, there will never be enough public revenue to pay for our safety net, national security, or whatever size government we decide to have.

The full text of the Daniels’ response is here.

Erick Erickson of RedState said: President Obama, in his State of the Union address, was light on the details of his laundry list, but at essence embraced the title of Food Stamp President that Newt Gingrich has given him. He wants a public and business community dependent on Washington. He wants a devalued high school diploma and an over valued college degree priced out of reach of the average person except through government run programs and subsidies.

As for the facts? From FoxNation: AP Fact Check Smacks Obama Silly
President Barack Obama’s array of plans in his State of the Union speech was light on a key piece of context — namely, that his hands are so tied until after the election that it is doubtful many if any of them can be done in the remainder of his term. There can be little more than wishful thinking behind his call to end oil industry subsidies — something he could not get through a Democratic Congress, much less today’s divided Congress, much less in this election year.

And in reality, like we knew going in, we’d heard it all before:

H/T NewsBusters

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