Thursday, January 28, 2010

State of the Union Redux

So, is it safe to come out from under the covers now? Did President Obama fix everything with his speech? Are the Republicans now on board? Did Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman publicly apologize and promise never to grandstand again? Did all members of Congress hold hands and sing Kumbaya?

Do we now have health care reform, climate legislation, energy independence (whatever the hell that might mean), reasonable regulation of financial institutions, tax cuts for the middle class, jobs for everyone, budget surpluses as far as the eye can see, Israeli-Palestinian peace, victory in and withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, and complete national security with zero inconvenience for Americans?

As Homer Simpson might say: "Presidential State of the Union addresses, is there any problem they can't fix?"

UPDATE: It is impossible, of course, to peruse any news sources or blogs without being bludgeoned by analyses of the President's speech. From what I glean from those analyses, it was: a long and fairly detailed speech, which some found to be excellent, and others found to be so-so, which displeased Justice Alito, but so far has failed to cure cancer. How disappointing.

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