This was Barack Obama's last State of the Union. I won't critique it - since my guess is that if you were a Democrat you liked it and if you were a Republican, ever word out of his mouth annoys you. However I do want to mention Paul Ryan - living proof that not everyone out of Ed's home state of Wisconsin is a nice person.
|President Obama with Paul Ryan's I'm-A-Dick faced all night|
He did not react to anything. He sat with a contemptuous stare that might have thrilled those in his deepest base, but was just offensive to many of us. He showed the Office of the President the same respect he shows a sack of garbage - or the General Motors workers in Janesville.
He must have had one of those pins he stabbed into himself when he wanted to acknowledge anything positive
I'm not saying that this is unique, but I think it is. Let's see some previous examples of opposition House Leaders applauding the opposition President - roll tape.
|Republican John Boehner finds something to applaud in President Obama's Speech|
|Republican Denny Hasart finds something to applaud with President Clinton|
|Newt Gingrich(!!) finds something to agree with with President Clinton|
|Democrat Nancy Pelsoi can find something to agree with in President Bush the Younger|
|Massive Democrat Tip O'Neil finds a smile and applause for President Reagan|
For those keeping score at home, here are just some of the issues that President Obama raised during Tuesday’s State of the Union address that Republican Senators and Congressmen in attendance refused to clap for, let alone get off their asses and cheer:And—drumroll, please—saving the best for last … File this one under shit-you-can’t-make-up.