I can best summarize may reaction by saying that Putin has a better chance of winning the hearts and minds of the Iranian people than Biden has of winning my heart or my mind.
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I had been considering soberblogging the State of the Union speech tonight, but I’m too weary to put up with that level of punishment.
I’ll probably have some comments after it’s over and I’ve viewed some of the alleged highlights.
The Week So Far
Yep. Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
I don’t have any comment. I missed it while I was out doing research for a blog project.
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?
Another One Bites The Dust
On Tuesday night, President Obama did a shout out for Ener1, a battery company that was one of the green tech companies favored with stimulus money. Today (Thursday), Ener1 filed for bankruptcy.
Mr. President, please don’t mention any business that I’ve invested in during any of your speeches.
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.
Ed Morrissey’s generic dissection (watch the video).
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.