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92% Approval of SOTU Address

Posted by avideditor on January 27, 2011

Previously posted Is Obama being pro Jihadi in the State of the Union 2011?

From http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=57222

From Ace of Spades

When I was reading the speech, I grew worried, because the first third of it was all feel-goodery and obvious-problem cathartic-shoutery. I worried that people, being dumb, as they are, would here (sic) a bunch of standard-issue complaints — it’s harder to find work now than it used to be; our factories are closing — and some boilerplate uplift about needing to do better and say “Hey, I agree with those very obvious observations.”

Then I read on, and saw that Obama then basically said, “I get what the American people said about spending too much in November. To that end, here are my top six priorities for new spending.”

I thought that would then turn the public off.

But… what if this was smartly calculated so that people would tune out before then?

Now, I have to check, but I thought that SOTU’s started at 8 pm, usually. This one? Nine. Nine? Most of America is asleep by 10.

So… did he start late and just yammer about obvious stuff (“twirling, twirling ever forwards”) to put people to sleep?

I don’t know. I’m having trouble understanding how the most listless, incoherent and transparently deceptive SOTU I’ve heard managed to please 92% of its audience.


Agreed. All of it.

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