About Last Night…

Joe Biden
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Guys did you know that President Handsome Joe Biden addressed both houses of Congress last night? It’s true! (You can watch it here, or read the transcript here.)

President Biden began by acknowledging that for the first time ever there are two women sitting on the dias: “Madam speaker, Madam vice president… no president has ever said those words. And it’s about time.”

And thus history is made, and it felt pretty damn good to see two damn powerful women in the American political hierarchy. If for no other reason, last night’s oration was a triumph.

Anyway, it was a fine speech. There was no soaring grandiloquence like former President Obama specialized in, and unlike TFG ululating about himself,  President Joe does empathy and he put Americans front and center.

You can get the details just about anywhere, so I won’t bother you with that.

So how do we know it was a good speech?

Ted Cruz even fell asleep:

Politico Playbook (to you and me, that’s Tiger Beat on the Potomac —thanks Charlie!) email thingie is the place to go if you want to read the color commentary of the how political celebrities reacted (emphasis theirs):

Freedom Caucus founder JIM JORDAN applauding at President JOE BIDEN’S recognition of JILL BIDEN’S work as a teacher and his statement that cops “serve their communities honorably.” … LAUREN BOEBERT wrapped in what looked like an emergency foil blanket and shaking her head at mentions of the Affordable Care Act and gun control. She also appeared to be live-tweeting the speech from the House floor. … PATRICK LEAHY snapping pictures … with an actual camera.

 

Tim Scott Leans Right
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And afterwards, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only Black Republican senator gave the rebuttal. Usually whomever the GQP puts up to counter is a rising star in the party (or very, very thirsty), and usually doomed. We note ominously that Sen. Scott was listing to one side like a common Poseidon Adventure, taking on water, and gave all the predictable GQP  talking points, which you can probably find anywhere, too.

How’d it play in Peoria, you ask?

A CBS News/YouGov instant poll says that 85% of Americans who watched approved of President Handsome Joe’s address, with 78% of all watchers saying the speech made them feel more optimistic about America. That’s a bit different than American Carnage.

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5 Responses to About Last Night…

  1. spotthedog says:

    ‘Sleepy Ted’

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  2. sos says:

    All we need is:
    – a sunny day
    – Lauren Boebert’s in her (shiny) “haute couture”
    – next to: Faceberg
    I would suggest he may spontaneously combust.

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  3. Ten Bears says:

    Well, I for one am disappointed, President Joe gave his first address to congress and didn’t call for Republicans to be rounded up, at gun-point if need be, stuffed into cattle-cars and “escorted”, for their own protection, to a reservation somewhere out in the hinterlands.

    I want my vote back

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  4. Jimmy T says:

    I get the 85% approval rating. It was an uplifting speech that offered a pathway to the future.
    No whining about how unfair the world is, or digs at his perceived enemies like TFG, just straight talk about using the power of government to make life in America better by unleashing the middle class. Twas nearing Roosevelt’s response to the great depression. No longer can the nine most feared words in the English be, “Hi I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” I do believe that we’re on the cusp of momentous possibility. If we can only drag a few Republicans along for the ride…

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