Tuesday, January 24, 2012

State of the Union Thread

Tonight is the 112th Address to the Congress and the Nation, so I, and with the help of The Count, shall live blog President Obama's speech. Join us, won't you?

Edit by Jonathan (5:34 PT): It seems that I shall be alone in blogging about the SOTU. Flipping back and forth between  CNN and MSNBC's kickoff to the big event. A few things:
* Ever since Keith Olbermann left for Current, Rachel Maddow has been a surprisingly good moderator or head honcho for the network.Wolf Blitzer and his team is pretty good as well. Cannot go wrong with either network.
* Is there any reason why the news media has to announce that the President and the First Lady have left the White House? Do we expect the President of the wife to be late to the Capital?

Edit by Jonathan (5:44 PT): In comes Vice President Biden, House Minority Leader McConnell, and other senior members of the Senate.

Edit by Jonathan (5:55 PT): The Speaker has called the Session to order, and now we see Dr. Jill Biden taking her seat.

Edit by Jonathan (5:57 PT): In comes Gabrielle Giffords. Amazing round of applause, and She looks amazing.

Edit by Jonathan (5:59 PT): Now, the First Lady, and the President's cabinet.

Edit by Jonathan (6:05 PT): "Mr. Speaker...the President of the United States!"

Edit By The Count (9:20 CT) This brilliant rebuttal from the Republicans:
RNC Research Obama's State of the Union = just more words. Yes Republicans most speeches are just words. However unlike the previous President at least Barack Obama used real ones.
Edit by Jonathan (7:25 PT):  "So it is with America. Each time I look at that flag, I’m reminded that our destiny is stitched together like those fifty stars and those thirteen stripes. No one built this country on their own. This Nation is great because we built it together. This Nation is great because we worked as a team. This Nation is great because we get each other’s backs. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we’re joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll leave the live blogging up to Jonathan. I do not do State of the union addresses. Because...clap clap clap...everytime...clap clap clap the...clap clap clap President...clap clap clap says...clap clap clap a...clap clap clap word...clap clap clap everybody...clap clap clap stands...clap clap clap and...clap clap claps. I can't take it.

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