I wrote this an hour before the SOTU I didn't watch:
Tonight he'll stand before this useless rabble and repeat his tattered and tired platitudes: "fair shot" and "we can't cut our way to prosperity" and "balanced approach."The Prez squeezed it all into two sentences:
"Most Americans – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – understand that we can’t just cut our way to prosperity. They know that broad-based economic growth requires a balanced approach to deficit reduction, with spending cuts and revenue, and with everybody doing their fair share."Andrew Malcolm (and many others) felt the same way about Mr. Real Good Talker:
It was stunning last night to hear and then read among the 6,419 words likely the most colossal collection of yawn-inducing clichés in recent American political history.To his credit, Obama gathered together with his economic team team today to restore fiscal certainty to the federal government by crafting a budget, as required by law. Ha-ha, just kidding. He took Air Force One to North Carolina for another campaign stop. Tomorrow it's Georgia and then he'll pretend to answer questions on Google Hangout.