Of course I joined the vast majority of my fellow citizens yesterday evening in skipping the State of the Union Address. I may have watched some of his first one in 2009, but haven’t bothered since because Obama’s dishonesty and self-delusion can only be handled in small quantities.
Erick Erickson’s overview of the speech was the first one I read today, and I especially like this from his piece:
President Obama is a lame duck in a fanciful adventure of exaggeration, story telling, and sleight of hand. His speech can be summed up succinctly:
“My fellow Americans, the state of our union is awesome and we need more government to make it awesome.”
Facts don’t matter. Reality doesn’t matter. All that matters is the continuation of the liberal/progressive fantasy. Here’s another excerpt form Erickson’s post:
The President who promised us we could keep our doctors and hospitals must console himself that he’s really lying to his TelePrompTer’s face, not ours.
His plans were a rehash of previous year’s plans. He talked about solar power, creating jobs, teachers, and the rest of his usual laundry list. The President had to rehash his prior lists because none of the things he wanted done in 2011, 2012, or 2013’s speeches ever passed Congress.
So now, he will declare he can do without Congress, even though we all know he cannot. But he can threaten live on television. Bluster is about all he has now. Barack Obama is learning what it is like to be a tree falling in a forest. Only with the tree, no one is around to hear it. With Barack Obama, no one cares anymore.
Clearly Obama’s audience, as usual, was the corrupt liberal media and the low information voters they serve. You can read Erickson’s entire article here.