Obama Must Love the Poor …

… because he keeps making so many. Joe Schoffstall reports that although the President promised to raise 2 million Americans out of poverty during his 2009 State of the Union address, the net result of his first term is 2.6 million more poor people. (H/T, Instapundit) That’s a 4.6 million person spread between promise and reality.

How’s that hopey/changey stuff workin’ for you?

David Brooks Wins the Comments

Mr. Brooks used the following adjective in his description of the President’s speech during his PBS analysis: small-bore.

UPDATE–Honorable Mentions

Vodkapundit’s Drunkblogging
Ed Morrissey’s generic dissection (watch the video).
Instapundit’s non-participation:

WELL, I DIDN’T WATCH THE STATE OF THE UNION, but I did fix the dishwasher, and teach a fairly decent class on the non-delegation doctrine, and edit some page proofs of a forthcoming law review article. So it was a pretty good day.

Running On Empty

Ed Morrissey has a post which considers the President’s record of empty promises made during his State of the Union addresses. Here’s one from last year:

You can see the results of last year’s investments in clean energy – in the North Carolina company that will create 1,200 jobs nationwide helping to make advanced batteries; or in the California business that will put a thousand people to work making solar panels.

The WaPo study Morrissey cites gives the President a 28% success rate on last year’s “promises.” That’s not very good, but is still isn’t as empty as the Senate’s budget.