"Best Presidential Address in Decades!"
So how many stars did the DUmmies give The King's Speech? Let's find out, shall we? DUmmie MineralMan, for one, gives it two thumbs up, as we see here in this THREAD, "Best Presidential Address in Decades!"
So let us read the
Best Presidential Address in Decades!
[Maybe in CENTURIES! It was the bestest EVER!!]
If you don't like some of it, listen to the rest.
[Do I have to?]
I totally agree.
[Totally! I mean, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. . . ." Weak. "Ask not what your country can do for you. . . ." Lame. "Yesterday, December 7, 1941. . . ." Uninspiring. "Four score and seven years ago. . . ." Bleh. No, we had to wait till THIS: "Pass this jobs bill. You should pass it right away." Now THERE is eloquence!]
What matters is what happens tomorrow and down the road.
[Like, having an actual bill to look at.]
This is just a kickoff. There's an entire game to play.
[Which reminds me: Were people more interested in seeing Coach Obama of the Chargers or the game between the Packers and the Saints?]
It was, in short, a masterful speech.
[Brilliant! A speech without a bill! Trading savings in spending for "Everything is paid for." Big payback for labor unions, but the rest of you are SOL. Stimulus 2.0 without the "S" word--The Stimulus Package That Dare Not Speak Its Name. A shovel-ready speech, considering all the sh*t it contained. And the crowning touch, a veritable leitmotif running through the symphony that was this speech: "Pass this bill. You should pass it right away." Just great!]
If he follows through, it will be a win.
[If this bill makes it through the Republican House, it will be a miracle.]
He killed it!
[I think it was dead on arrival.]
only decades? why do you hate obama?
[Damning with faint prez.]
I think he nailed this 100%. I don't agree with everything in the speech. . . .
[Have you covered percentages yet in math class?]
He brought to point their culpability, in the way things are.
[Yes, the Repugs (the conservative ones, at least) are GUILTY of wanting to reduce spending and reduce taxes and have the federal government do only what the Constitution empowers it to do. The swine!]
He's not a dictator, obstructionists will continue to block.
[Forget President, Obama for DICTATOR!]
He completely destroyed the Republican party in 45 minutes. Utterly destroyed, eviscerated.
[OK, cancel the election! The rethuglicans are THROUGH! A stimulus package to benefit Big Labor and to do away with spending reductions we were going to have otherwise--who could be against it? No, this is the speech that will propel Democrats on to PERMANENT VICTORY!]
It was a great speech. Looks like taxes are going up for the wealthy and less tax loopholes for corporations.
[The cost of which will then be passed along to the rest of us. Wonderful.]
Jobs for teachers and construction workers.
[Translation: The big labor unions get some payback for being in the Democrats' hip pocket.]
For this moment, it was an "A".
[It was ABOVE my "A" grade!]
Tonight, we had only this moment. Tomorrow is another day. Obama owned this moment.
[It was SWELL! I got a thrill up my leg! The earth moved!]
And tomorrow he is going to be in Richmond, Cantor territory. And next Tuesday in Columbus which happens to be in OH.
[Have teleprompter, will travel.]
Yup. Obama's on the road again.
[I am put in mind of Harold Hill selling band instruments.]
It was awesome. Letting them know he's coming to their districts to lobby on behalf of the voters was genius.
[Let the fainting begin!]
This was a great and historic speech by Pres. Obama
["Pass this jobs bill. You should pass it right away. Everything is paid for. Pass this bill. You should pass it right away." Genius!]
He really needs to regularly take the bully pulpit. . . .
[Emphasis on "bull."]
and hammer the ideas in his speech home, until this speech is on everyone's tongues in this country.
[Why, what's this coming on my tongue?? "Pass this bill. You should pass"--Help! Make it stop!]
If he follows through on this, he will not only get reelected, he will get much of this enacted in Congress.
[WHAT are you SMOKING??]
The Republicans know what happened tonight, and they have no defense against it.
[A big-spending stimulus bill by any other name--will it not stink as much?]
It was the BEST I have heard in my lifetime and I am 60 years old and have heard lots of presidential addresses!
[It ranks up there with Jimmy Carter's sweater speech!]
I'm 66 years old. I have to say that JFK's inaugural address topped this, but not by much. . . .
[BHO: "Ask not what your country can do for you . . . unless you're a member of a big labor union, then, yeah, go ahead."]
To my mind, the jobs bill amounts to the 2009 stimulus cut in half. . . . I'm not sure how the same (or very similar) ideas will produce a different effect on the public.
[For those comments alone, DUmmie jpgray, you win today's Kewpie Doll!]