January 28, 2010

Obama's SOTU

I purposefully didn't blog last night's State of the Union last night, because I didn't want to miss any of the nuances of President Obama's speech nor the audience reactions looking down at my laptop to type. Instead, I ended up still missing much of what happened during the address as I rolled my eyes.

After waiting through the night and half the next day to digest it all, it still comes back to my gut reaction:

It wasn't a speech. It was an excuse.

The main take away from the SOTU is that Barack Obama is utterly unwilling to give credit for success to others, thinks he can do no ill, and that all the problems of the nation can be blamed upon the previous administration.

When does the buck stop with Obama? When will the Democratic Congress finally take responsibility for its actions? The short answer seems to be "never," as our angry child-president presented us with a world where every problem is a manifestation of Bush's third term.

Real leaders don't make excuses, and they don't make a career out of bashing the men who came before them, by scolding other branches of government (and lying in the process).

Barack Obama spent 90 minutes making excuses for himself last night. I'm still waiting to hear about the state of the Union.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 28, 2010 12:37 PM

I hope you didn't miss the instant laughter at Obama's ClimateChange Ponzi plans, the Chief Justice calling him a liar, McCain mocking Obama's scapegoating by snarking "Blame it on Bush", the stunned military leaders with the hell of "Don'tAskDon'tTell" being unleashed on the military, the hideousness of Nancy, and the ghoulishness of Harry. Good night overall, if you weren't a Democrat.

Posted by: twolaneflash at January 28, 2010 03:09 PM

I missed the Chief Justice calling him a liar. Perhaps you were watching a version of the speech that the rest of us weren't privy to. Who knows?!

Posted by: Dude at January 28, 2010 09:07 PM

Dude, he was watching the part of the speech when Alito said "not true" when obama complained about the SC decision, did you miss that or were you nitpicking?

Posted by: MAModerate at January 28, 2010 10:02 PM

Conspiracy to commit fraud. Insurection. I can go on. This stinks. Somebody had better pay. Big.

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at January 29, 2010 11:50 AM

This was more of a race to see how many lies one can tell and still get the Democrats to stand and cheer. We learned nothing about the union. We did learn that everyone was at fault for something except BO.

Posted by: ablur at January 29, 2010 06:56 PM

"Real leaders don't make excuses"

Bush was the master at not accepting the blame for anything.

"and they don't make a career out of bashing the men who came before them"

One of the Bush admin's first acts was to blame the Clinton admin for stealing the W's off all the keyboards. He blamed a recession on his watch on Clinton. You all blame 9/11 on Clinton, even though he had 3 months after the USS Cole the respond, whereas Bush did nothing for eight or nine months.

The market DID melt down under Bush, not Obama. Obama's just cleaning up the mess.

Posted by: Glory Bee at February 1, 2010 11:34 PM