So, not too Many People Watched Obama’s State of the Union…
I admit it: I grew tired of listening to President Obama sometime back in 2009 or early 2010. It was around then that I figured out that his speeches were mostly self-referencing and full of various distortions of truth and wholly partisan claptrap. I say this because it’s been evident for a while now that the American people are beginning to feel similarly. Take Tuesday’s State | Read More »
A Short Recap of the #SOTU
The President showed up late. You shouldn’t take his consistent tardiness as a slight against you, after all, he is far too narcissistic to actually be thinking of you. President Obama then strolled along the aisle of the House, slowly making his way up to the lectern. He looked like he was tired, like Jordan or Favre after they retired the second time. But looks | Read More »
I Have Read the Speech. It Sucks.
The President who wanted to extricate the country from war will spend a significant portion of his speech talking about foreign policy and national security. He will do so because his own policies have caused disasters around the world. He will spend a lot of time on “middle class economics,” which means more taxes, more spending, and more government dependence. Gone are the days when | Read More »
President Borat to Announce Trolling Agenda Tonight
I am not going to watch the State of the Union Address tonight. My advice to you, if you want to live a happier and more well-informed life, is that you shouldn’t either. Whatever Barack Obama has to say tonight is completely irrelevant. None of it will become law. He has intentionally and irretrievably poisoned the well with the people who will run Congress over | Read More »
Obama is inviting an Illegal Immigrant to the State of the Union Address
It is seemingly customary that the President invites certain people to be special guests at his State of the Union Address. Yesterday, the White House published its list of President Obama’s guests for this year’s address. Most of them are relatively uncontroversial, such as Alan Gross, the US citizen freed from a Cuban prison; astronaut Scott Kelly, who is about to spend a year aboard the International Space | Read More »
We are all capitalists
Shilling for minimum-wage increases is one of the laziest moves a desperate politician can make. President Obama took it to a new level in his State of the Union address, investing just enough effort to sharpen an embarrassing pander into another weapon in his endless class warfare: In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws | Read More »
Aaron Blake on SOTU and the Race to Replace Tom Coburn
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss last night’s State of the Union address, a crazy exchange between a GOP Congressman and a reporter and the latest on the race to replace Senator Tom Coburn.
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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Obamahausen
Sitting in Middle Georgia tonight, the snow poured down muting all the sounds outside. I did not watch the President’s State of the Union. I read the transcript. I had read — not skimmed it — before the President had even gotten to “My fellow Americans.”I smelled an awful stench as I read through the speech. At first I thought the speech must be in | Read More »
My Fellow Americans . . .
The President of the United States will address a joint session of the United States Congress tonight at 9:00 p.m. I am not sure any of us even need to watch it. Most of us read Das Kapital in school. Consider this an open thread.
State of The Union Preview (all five-hundred-seven seconds!)
Nobody told me (there’d be days like these)… The older in days I become, the more convinced I am that Goerge Washington’s District of Columbia’s ruling-class is an amorphous that harkens back to that Democrat-Republican Party. However <~~ that 'dash' has become a euphamism for 'bipartisianship' that #TheMan must need we subjects to believe in, or else. Anywho… for your viewing pleasure, here is tonight’s | Read More »
America’s top issue
As we roll into the State of the Union address, it is often observed that many of the issues obsessing our political class don’t make it into the top five when American voters are polled about their paramount concerns. The top two issues are almost always jobs and the economy. The political class, moving with the speed and confidence of used-car salesmen ingratiating themselves to | Read More »
The state of the union is divided, troubled and deteriorating
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the state of the union is divided, troubled and deteriorating. Those were the top answers given when respondents were asked which one or two words best describe the current state of the nation: Divided – 37 percent Troubled – 23 percent Deteriorating – 21 percent According to Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor for NBC News, the new poll also | Read More »
A nation of criminals
As expected, one of the big themes for President Obama’s State of the Union speech will be “income inequality.” Those of you who were expecting the big “ObamaCare: What Was I Thinking?” speech will have to contain your disappointment. You’ll have plenty to discuss with Linus when you’re camped out in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear next fall. Of course Barack Obama | Read More »
Heading into Speech, Obama’s Approval Numbers Look Dismal
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Obama’s approval rating, how Obamacare’s rollout has hurt him and what to expect in tomorrow’s State of the Union speech.
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Only 37 percent of Americans are confident Obama will make the right decisions
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that only 37 percent of Americans are confident that President Obama will make the right decisions for the country’s future, while 63 percent are not. According to the Washington Post, those numbers are the mirror image of what they were when Obama was sworn into office in 2009 and lower than at any other time the question was asked by the | Read More »