Wednesday, January 26, 2011

State of the Union address?

(Via the Drudge Report)

For the record, no, I didn't actually watch it. I decided that the highlight reels and transcript would be as much as my blood pressure could stand. So after digesting those, it seems like last night was more like Ricardo Montalban saying "Welcome to Fantasy Island!" than an actual report on how things are going in this country. We're able to freeze spending yet spend more, those evil earmarks are going to go away and we're going to be bipartisan some more. Next thing you know, all our kids are going to be above average, too.

As far as I'm concerned, this speech was exactly what I expected--content free. No real specifics were stated, so when 2012 comes along he can lie about his (dubious) achievements even more and get reelected. (Not that it will be that difficult, given the retreads the media and the Republican establishment are pushing.)

A number of gunnies were afraid that the Big O was going to call for some sort of firearm or related restrictions in the wake of the shooting in Arizona, but that didn't come forth as far as I can tell. That is probably because this guy is way smarter than we want to give him credit for. Watch for the real moves against our rights to come via regulation rather than legislation.

Rest easy, America, we're in for more of the same. Hey, could someone lend me a hand moving these deck chairs?

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