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SOTU Hatchet Job

WOW! How could the SOTU have been so boring and so energizing at the same time? While The One gave all of his usual Bush-bashing, far left talking points, he really succeeded in firing me up and making me want to do whatever I can to stop his foolishness. In that vein, my thoughts on the SOTU…

1. Good for Sam Alito for “breaking with SCOTUS tradition” and showing his disfavor. While it wasn’t an out-loud Joe Wilson moment, it has the same effect. No one should sit still and let this clown lie to us for over an hour without a response. His silent “not true” is all over the news this morning and should serve as a rallying cry for those of us who want to keep America great. In a similar vein was John McCain mouthing “bashing Bush again.”

2. Could Biden and Pelosi have looked any more goofy behind The One? One of my Facebook friends said Nancy reminded her of a female version of the Joker. Biden wasn’t too far behind with his manufactured grin-to-frown-to-grin all night long.

3. Somebody give Harry Reid and Janet Napolitano some Red Bull…gotta stay awake somehow.

4. I don’t know why, but I really can’t believe that The One would think he can bald-faced lie to us about so many things – previous evidence shows I should expect it from him. For example, his comment that he had made things “more transparent”…I really appreciate the opportunity to read the text of proposed bills for 72 hours before a vote, like I was promised in the campaign. What’s that you say? I can’t do that? And where’s my C-SPAN coverage of open health care debate?

Also, when he said he had not appointed lobbyists to any “policy deciding” posts? You’re kidding, right? Erick has listed for us how many ways this one isn’t true.

Another useful Fact Check on the speech can be found at the Contra Costa Times, not exactly a bastion of conservative thought.

5. Back to the SCOTUS thing for a minute. The One said that the recent First Amendment-strengthening ruling opened the door to foreign investment in our elections. Joe Biden was even on GMA this morning whining about it. My question is, if were going to demand that SCOTUS pay attention to foreign laws and court rulings in making their decisions, why not allow them to get involved in our elections? Isn’t it pretty much the same thing?

All things considered, I like Michelle Malkin’s one sentence SOTU wrap-up at the end of this article:

People are cynical. Don’t blame me. I never promised you peace and harmony. Let’s fight. Let’s get things done. Forget about all my missteps over the last year. CHANGE (the subject)!