The good, the bad & the ugly:
The good~ Obama really laid into the idea that the people are sick of the partisan divide.
Jobs, making bailout banks pay back money owed. College money. Green technology. Upping the exports. Deal with the debt/deficit.
The bad~ Safe clean nuclear power, Offshore oil & gas drilling, and clean coal.
They are not clean or safe or environmentally sound. I'm pretty sure Bush said these same things. They made me cringe then & they make me cringe now. One can only hope this list will be empty promises that are never fulfilled.
I find myself asking Et tu Obama, Drill Baby Drill? It is backwards thinking, and I seriously doubt the Obama family, cute kids & all would choose to live next to a contaminated coal sludge site, or down wind of a Nuclear power plant, or be responsible for an oil spill that kills marine life & the Ocean ecosystem.
The ugly~ A partial standing ovation & applause for the Supreme court corporate vote buying ruling. Yish.
What I did like was he actually spoke about out country & our issues. So many years of the Bush SOTU addresses, it was more like the "State of Iraq" address.
The story about Haitians chanting USA? I'm pretty sure they were screaming for pain killers, water & food.
He talked about the trainwreck of the financial situation-- before he walked in the door (they flashed on McCain making some scowling face). It does need to be officially on the record the damage had been done before he ever started the job.
I have to wonder if his "I don't quit" remark is a jab @ Palin??
Oh blech listening to the repug rebuttal. Government caring about people.....
Those who are dying w/o healthcare are not feeling the love.
The PBS commentators lamented-- we used to hear rebuttals from one person in a room in Congress. Gone are the good old days. They blamed Bobby Jindal. Check this out-- they had a whole staged "session" packed with people who agree, but the staging did not stop there, like manikins in a store window, they placed behind him a checklist of representation....
military guy in uniform √
black lady √
white woman generic could be soccer Mom or professional√
Historic House Chamber setting room packed w people √
lots of applause√
Is it all a bunch of hot air? Are they all just crooks & liars?
Have I seen too much of all this crap & have become totally cynical?