About Last Night…

Hire Clowns, Expect a Circus

President Handsome Joe Biden
(undated file photo)

Short version: the speech was pretty good, President Handsome Joe Biden was great, and the Republicans unwittingly made it better by being, well, howler monkeys and circus clowns, er, Republicans.

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There is already a lot of commentary, so I’ll make it quick. For an old guy who doesn’t speak well, that was a great speech for kicking off his 2024 Goat Rodeo run. Anyone wanna bet against me that the Biden-Harris 2024 slogan is going to be “Finish the Job”?

Handsome Joe Biden is a really good and decent man who cares deeply about our country, but he cares more deeply about all of us. His speech emphasized policies that will help everyone, and he threatened vetoes if Republicans try to undo all the good the Democrats have done because it will hurt everyone. In other words, he made the speech about us, and not about himself. President Biden may be the most empathetic president in our history.

Elmira Gantry Huckabee-Sanders could not make the Republican position about policies because they have none. So instead she babbled and twitched about Christian Nationalism and Culture War BS.

But Possums did say one honest thing: “The dividing line in America is no longer between right or left. The choice is between normal or crazy.”

UPDATE 1:

CNN’s flash poll of the State of the Union found 72% of viewers had a positive reaction to President Biden’s speech.

UPDATE 2: USA Today

President Joe Biden, at the ripe age of 80, came out with ample vim and vigor in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address and proceeded to mop the House floor with the howling, discombobulated remains of the Republican Party.

Preaching populism and leaning hard on his noted skill as the empathizer-in-chief, Biden bounded through a speech that acknowledged the nation’s struggles while remaining unerringly optimistic. He went off script regularly, parrying Republican lawmakers who heckled him, at one point backing the whole party into a corner and getting them to swear to protect Medicare and Social Security benefits.

I’ve never seen anything like it in a State of the Union speech – they ran at him like a pack of lemmings and, with a wink and a grin, he politely directed them to the cliff.

 

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10 Responses to About Last Night…

  1. artahzen says:

    I watched and was impressed with Handsome Joe’s speech and the way the Dems received it with such support. “Let’s finish it!” indeed. He was obviously having fun at the expense of the rethugs who made howler monkeys seem like sensible politicians. The scenes of the Boob Babes screaming at him were worth the price of admission, especially Greene in her puppy fur coat.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    The abbreviated version is basically a high light reel. Enjoy the spectacle…

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  3. gruaud says:

    Biden is going to go down as one of the all time great presidents.

    His effectiveness and popularity are inversely proportional to the amount of hatred squawked by our Nazi party, who hide behind the flag and thump their unread Bibles.

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  4. annieasksyou says:

    And I thought you didn’t plan to watch, TG. I even thought to myself: I wish TG were watching this; it’s really good!

    The closing paragraph about the lemmings and Biden’s wink and grin is fabulous.

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    • tengrain says:

      Thanks, Annie –

      I watched it later; I just don’t like commenting on it live: I miss the substance and story trying to take dictation. Of course, when it was a Republican prznint I was live blogging because there is no substance.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  5. My idiot friends from the bar all think he’s the worst president ever, that he’s ruining this country & if his lips are moving, he’s lying. I have learned to say nothing at all because you can’t argue with idiots. Life was so much better in the 70s & 80s when we were all dancing & nobody cared about politics.

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