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Hypocrisy Watch

Karl Rove.  Watch it:

Funny. I could have sworn The Great Communicator Ronald Reagan said this:

To understand the State of the Union, we must look not only at where we are and where we’re going but where we’ve been. The situation at this time last year was truly ominous. [...]

First, we must understand what’s happening at the moment to the economy. Our current problems are not the product of the recovery program that’s only just now getting under way, as some would have you believe; they are the inheritance of decades of tax and tax, and spend and spend. [...]

The only alternative being offered to this economic program is a return to the policies that gave us a trillion-dollar debt, runaway inflation, runaway interest rates and unemployment.

And this is from that paragon of conservative virtue, no less.

I don’t even think these people are even trying any more. Surely they have internet access right? I do.  I found that quote in 30 seconds.

State And Main: Trying To Crib President Obama’s SOTU Speech, And What It Says To The People


I always enjoy the spectacle of State of the Union speeches.  They are a sitting president’s coming out party, replete with flesh pressing, cheers, flashbulbs, and unadulterated airtime.  They are quite the show, especially if the president doing the speaking has a modicum of intellect and speaking ability.  Add to this the circumstance of history (Barack’s blackness) and the country’s present course– and you have the makings for one bad ass speech.  The president gave a frank assessment of the state of the country– providing moments of zeitgeist and hindsight– on the anxiety and fervent anger many Americans are feeling about the direction we are headed. In short, chill was the word of the night.

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