State of the Union: Depressing.
Posted by keithosaunders on January 28, 2010
I defy any Republican to label Obama as a liberal. After this long-winded, occasionally glib tribute to bi-partisanship, I was left with a sinking feeling that we, as a nation, are running on empty. True, Obama made pains to attribute our enormous deficit to the tax cuts and war-funding by the Bush administration, but rather than cut military spending he offers a freeze on government spending. This freeze will account for 1 of the 9 trillion of our debt. It begs the question, what will it take to erase the entire debt. Tax increases anyone?
Health care reform received lip service, but it is clear that Obama’s main priority in 2010 will be job creation. This is a noble endeavor, but offers little consolation to the hundreds of thousands that will lose their insurance in the near future.
The highlight of the evening for me was Chris Mathewspost-speech analysis. He gleefully stated that he managed to forget that Obama was Black for one hour, and in the next breath said that the Democrats should go ‘all Clemenza’ [the hit man from The Godfather] on Mitch McConnell. Amazing.