About Last Night…

President Handsome Joe Biden
(undated file photo)

The most important take-away last night was the sight of two powerful women —VP Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi— seated directly behind President Handsome Joe Biden. Sure, the SOTU is mostly meaninglesss stagecraft where the POTUS takes a few victory laps, but symbols are important. A generation of little girls got the message: nothing is off limits. That was powerful.

As for the rest of it, well, it cleaved neatly with foreign and domestic policy. The foreign policy was all Putin (“Putin’s war on Ukraine will have left Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger.”) —even when it was not— and the domestic policy was all Manchin (“Seventeen Nobel laureates in economics said my plan will ease long-term inflationary pressures. Top business leaders and, I believe, most Americans support my plan.”), so villains all around. Notably Sen. Manchin sat with the Republicans and so when he would stand it was rather like a meerkat looking for predators on the horizon. First time I have ever rooted for the predator in that match-up, BTW.

I’m told that there were 91 applause lines which seems like a record. Boebert and 3-Names distinguished themselves in their usual embarrassing manner:

And then there was the rebuttal.

Instead of a Jindal doing his Kenny-the-Page impression or a parched Rubio, somehow the Republicans found a sacrifice to Va’al Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, the most nasal person in the party, to take the swan dive into the black hole of career-crushing mockery that is the rebuttal.

We listened to Reynolds nasal whine as she groused about culture wars, conspiracy theories and inflation.

We learned that 40 or so years ago during the Reagan Years she worked in a grocery store, so she’s an expert on inflation.

And that was when I clicked it off.

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6 Responses to About Last Night…

  1. Mary says:

    We Iowans call her Covid Kim for the ruthless way she forced workers back into the packing houses at the beginning of the pandemic. Make no mistake, she’s nasty and vicious even when she’s sober.

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  2. purplehead says:

    And that photo of Rep Three Names and Rep Boub includes Warshington State’s own Rep Three Names, Kathy-or-is-it-Cathy McMorris Rodgers, grinning like a cheer leader. She’s not as loud as those other two, but she is just as reprehensible-or-is-it-prehensile. Feh. I wish Greater Spokane would get rid of her.

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    • MDavis says:

      I wondered who that was, so thanks.
      But Greater Spokane is kind of part of the watershed for Greater White Idaho. Get rid of her and the challenge would be finding anyone with the gumption to be a civil representative in the face of inevitable threats from the local Yallqueda.

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  3. beckymaenot says:

    Madge three names and Boobert are a real a class act. I went to that “Name This Band” tweet and there were some really good ones. In other news: I wish those two brainless twats would just fuck off entirely.

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    • tengrain says:

      In related news, our Patron Saint Watertiger DM’ed me with her other name for the band, which is funny and FILTHY DIRTY, and I wish I thought of it first.

      Not saying it here. This is a family blog you eff’ers.

      Rgds,

      TG

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