Wednesday, January 27, 2010

State of the Union Address Live Blogging.

10:25 OK, final impression: Obama could have a SOTU Address every day before Congress and there's no way the Republicans are going to go to work tomorrow willing to work with him. Bob McDonnell is spewing his corporately-funded rube-uttal and propaganda, Rush will hope again that he fails and nothing will change. Cynical, you say? No, realistic. I've been covering the fucking GOP for years if there's anything I have learned about them, it's this: There's no such thing as a moderate Republican and they, too, never give up.

Good night, America, and good luck. You'll need it.

10:22 A minimum of GOP boos, no Ted Kennedy, no Joe Lieberman getting tongue. Man, this is going to take some getting used to.

10;20: "God Bless The United States of America!" (To the exclusion of all others, restrictions may apply outside the continental US.)

10:15 Uh, Mr. President? Your own Treasury Secretary pooh-poohed the very notion of caps on executive pay. That's why we're so cynical about corporations and gov't.

10:14 But Obama never said he was going to end DADT. Remember that.

10:13 "I have a Civil Rights Division that's once again prosecuting civil rights violations." Another upper cut!

10:11 Good on Obama for reacting so swiftly after the Haiti earthquake. But you're not doing shit for Iran or its protesters, Mr. President.

10:10 Securing and limiting nukes is a good start. But remember, Iran doesn't have a single one while Israel has many.

10:08 Joe Biden's head is cut off at the nose. Obama looks like he's speaking in front of the Cheshire Cat.

10:07 The last of our troops aren't going to be home by the end of August. Who's he kidding? There's a big difference between ending wars and escalating them. More does not necessarily equate with a faster finish.

10:06 "Reward (Afghani) governates" as in bribes to not kill us?

10:04 You're also, unfortunately, not interested in litigating war crimes and the criminals who'd carried them out.

10:02 It's about time he reminded the wet-legged Dems have the largest majority in history and that we're counting on them for solutions. "Just saying no is ... is short term politics." How true.

10:01 You want to know why there's so much obstructionism, Mr. President? Because you keep caving in to Republicans!!! Witness Errol Southers.

10:00 Obama never thought his presidency would usher in a "post-partisan era"???

9:59 Of course, Obama took more money from oil and gas than all but 2 Democratic presidential candidates and the second most from banks. So where's all this moral authority coming from?

9:58 And more body shots at the SCOTUS's right wingers!!!

9:57 You've had more than a year to make government more open and transparent on both sides of Pennsylvania Ave., pal.

9:55 And Obama lands another body shot to the shining Bush legacy!

9:54 "Pay as You Go" is a good idea. I agree.

9:52 Here we go with the 3 year spending freeze. Why are you listening to Evan Bayh? Are we gonna freeze spending by not outsourcing jobs at NASA, by not signing on so many war profiteers?

9:50 $200 billion in surplus at the start of the decade, 1 trillion deficit last year. "Just stating the facts." You go, man!! Republican booing is music to my ears!

9:49 "Come together?" These are the same assclowns who are painting you as a Nazi. When will you stop with the bipartisanship crap???

9:48 Here's a cheaper alternative: Expand Medicare to everyone!!!!!

9:47 "The lobbying and the horse trading" done by the administration, you mean? You may not walk away from us but you walked away from a public option.

9:45 Not the Senate version, Mr. President. That does next to nothing to provide security to middle class Americans.

9:43 Health insurance reform. here we go...

9:41 OK, props to the Prez for revamping the education that Bush never really did. Increasing Pell grants is a damned good start.

9:40 You forgot China.

9:39 We can only export twice as much goods if we actually made shit. Who's going to make these unspecified goods? What are we gonna export?

9:38 Republicans booing about climate change. Actually, all the boos came from James Inhofe.

9:36 "Nuclear power plants???" "Offshore developments for gas and oil development???" "Clean coal???" There's no such thing!!!

9:32 China and Germany aren't waiting for progress because they don't have to deal with obstructionist Republicans, Mr. President.

9:31 "Put things on hold." Like the health care bill after Scott Brown's victory?

9:28 No more tax breaks for overseas US companies sounds good but he's been promising to do that for over a year.

9:27 Oh, the GOP collectively creamed its pants at the sound of no capital gains taxes on small businesses!

9:26 30 billion to community banks? Sounds good.

9:25 I'd sooo love to believe him when he says he'll help get me a job.

9:23 To be fair, ARRA did add 1.6 million jobs in the last year. Don't listen to Bob McDonnell when he lies about that later on.

9:22 "Not a single dime" of money on higher taxes, including the rich you promised to hike taxes on.

9:20 The banks have paid back a fraction of TARP not most. The middle class is too big to fail, not the banks.

9:19 You didn't hate the bailout as much as we did, asshole. We're the ones who bailed out those sharks.

9:17 A guy making $400,000 a year is hopeful for our future. Oh goodie.

9:15 Why is Wall St. rewarded and hard work on Main St. not? Send Tim to explain that one to the kids.

9:13 "The worst of the storm has passed???" The unemployment rate is still @ 10%, unofficially at 17% and our deficit is 1.35 trillion.

9:07 As the Joker said, "Here. We. Go!"

9:06 Nice to know we have a president who still thinks it's cool to be fashionably late in a work night.

9:03 So who's going to heckle Obama this time around? My money's on an encore by Joe Wilson. That would net him a coupla million more and this time the SCOTUS would let him accept money from anyone.

8:59 Here comes the Cabinet, led by Eraserhead Geithner.

8:58 The First Lady in sleeves. Hm.

8:55 Yeah, let's applaud the Corporate Five, why don't we? Listen to those Republican asshats applauding them.

8:54 It's strange seeing a Senate without Teddy kennedy. He was in the Senate for almost 90% of my life.

8:50 Pelosi, there simply aren't that many gentlemen on Capitol Hill.

If you, for some reason, don't have a TV (like me) this is the official link to a live feed of the President's State of the Union Address at 9 EST. I'll be liveblogging it tonight. Just follow the updates.


At January 26, 2010 at 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude...24 hours early...

At January 26, 2010 at 9:15 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

I forgot to type out "tomorrow." I'll fix it now.

At January 27, 2010 at 9:18 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

Since the Rude Pundit isn't liveblogging this one, let's see how you're doing.

At January 27, 2010 at 9:20 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

If you hated the bailout so much, how come you're still doing it?

If we had allowed the meltdown of the financial system, the bribe spigot would have been shut off.

WE recovered? Are ac counting tricks recovery?

At January 27, 2010 at 9:22 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

"We cut taxes, we cut taxes, we cut taxes." Sounds like George Bush having a speech spasm.

I want to see taxes RAISED on the rich fcukers!

At January 27, 2010 at 9:28 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

Tax cuts again. Bushy McCain in blackface.

At January 27, 2010 at 9:31 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

Slash tax breaks for outsourcers. OK, that's one good one. But I'm still having a sip of Canadian whiskey every time he says "tax cut."

"The lost decade" is just beginning, I fear. A prelude to The Lost Century. When you see the future, you'll wish it had been put on hold.

At January 27, 2010 at 9:34 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

I WANT THE FUCKING BANKS PUNISHED!!!!!! And Bush/Cheney too! But you're not man enough for that, are you boy?

At January 27, 2010 at 9:38 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

NUKE PLANTS?!? Works of the devil! But also of big corporations. Shithead. And more drilling, baby. And more money for cars that eat corn while humans starve.

Cna he utter the words "climate change"? I bet not. OK, he did -- in the context of doubter. While not telling the doubters "You're WRONG, assholes!"

Bipartisan -- Is he going to call the fucking Repigs out? Who am I kidding. He's got no fight in him.

At January 27, 2010 at 9:39 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

More trade deals?!? Another Rethug talking point. Another drinka whiskey.

At January 27, 2010 at 9:43 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

I'm hearing a wish list. What about the State of the Union as you see it, Hopey? Pork-barrel speech so far.

OK -- forgiving debt! I can go for that. Forgive it for something beside fecking bankmaggots.

"Retirement accounts" are where working people put their money so bankster gangsters can steal it easier.

At January 27, 2010 at 9:48 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

Bringing security to the lives of so many more Americans who work for insurance companies, with this fascist bill.

Is he going to call out the "death panelers" for being lunatic liars? Who am I kidding?

When he talks about the goodness of the plan, I flashed on Obama looking like your former governor. Same plan, basically. Maybe it's the whiskey.

At January 27, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

Let's start by talking about war spending...


Hell no.

At January 27, 2010 at 9:53 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

As was trial ballooned -- spending freeze for everything but war. Entitlemwents will go via "the commission."

"Eliminate programs." Repig talking point. More whiskey.

OK, score one for Hopey. Don't continue tax cuts for rick fcukers.

Gregg-Conrad commission. The hatchet men...

At January 27, 2010 at 9:56 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

Executive order enabling hatchet men. How Bushian.

"The problem is, that's what we did for 8 years." You got that right.

Let's kick Republicans asses for leaving us a mountain of debt.

At January 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

YOU LIE!!!! You did not exclude lobbyists from jobs. You gAve them exceptions.

OK, call out the Supremes for the shitheels they are.

"Foreign entitites." Got that right.

Publish all earmarks -- you should get a job doing that, JP.

Both parties fed divisions -- yeah, the wimps are as bad as the Nazis. You're a wimp, Hopey.

At January 27, 2010 at 10:03 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

"Washington may not think it's OK to talk smack about the other side." It's the fuckpuglicans, Obammy.

If you have the largest majority in decades, fucking DO something with it, ya bastard!

Finally, he calls out the Repigs. Do it harder! REAM EM! REAM EM!

At January 27, 2010 at 10:08 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

First 9/11 mention, an hour in. Whereas the previous pigfucker usually hit it within a minute.


Liarman actually stood when he said all the Iraq gtroops home? How hard that must have been. Except it's only "combat troops home." Plenty of wiggle-lying room left.

At January 27, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

Wave the stick at Iran. Is that the Repugs not standing?

Has he mentioned China at all? Better not piss off the new masters...

Has he mentioned Israel at all. See above comment about masters.

I still don't see much about this speech that couldn't have been uttered by Chimpy. Except HE would have mentioned Israel, if only to say in code "Keep killing the swarthy bastards."

At January 27, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

We lost faith for a good reason, buddy. I lost faith in you.

"Faith" At least he hasn't veered into the God shit. Unless he's going there now.

I don't believe you can deliver anythiung except a purty speech.

Point a finger at the problem motherfuckers, Obama!

So he's saving the "Shining values on the hill" stuff for the wrap-up...

At January 27, 2010 at 10:21 PM, Anonymous Former loyal reader said...

I want that 8-year-old boy to have Cabinet position.

Start anew with smashing the Repigs!AR CRIMES TRIAL! WAR CRIMES TRIALS!

Thank you for providing a forum for live-commenting. I was reading you simultaneously. Trouble is, that got in the way of whiskey drinking...

At January 28, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

Yes, the historical record is clear, Democratic Presidents grow the economy and increase American's standards of living and increase the ability of citizens to achieve the American Dream. While the Republicans destroy the American Dream and decrease American's standards and impoverish millions.

In last night's GOP response he even said so, he said "unemployment hasn't been this bad in 25 years" which was a direct result of Reagan / Bush 1's 12 year reign of destroying the American Way Of Life. Before Reagan, the American worker used to be able to live on one income. After Bush 1 was done trashing America, families had to have both parents working to be able to afford to survive.

And then the GOP idiot went on and when you un-encrypt his far-right propaganda the GOP response the the Democratic SOTU was this:

"The Republicans just spent 8 years working hard to destroy the American Dream. The US economy hasn't been this bad since the last time Republicans controlled the Presidency under Bush 1. We Republicans demand that the Fed return to our methods which have been proven by the recorded history of the last 100 years to bring ruin the economy and impoverish hundreds of millions of citizens. Only when American children are dying of starvation in the streets will the Republican Party be happy."


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