I caught the O man's speech last night, and it was, as is to be expected, presidential. I didn't feel the earth moving, but it was solid, and you can tell it had its required effect by how the wingnuts responded.
On MSNBC the man with the dead intern was beside himself with rage about O raising the minimum wage. And over on Fox the usual suspects were foaming at the mouth and shaking their fists at the president for not being willing to work with republicans as much as they would like him to.
Honestly, I am pretty sure that after six years this president realizes that no matter what he does republicans will never work with him. They hate everything he stands for and represents, and they are not afraid to show it.
Last night, for example, there was the following:
"..Randy Weber, a Texas Republican called President Obama the “Kommandant-In-Chef” ahead of the State of the Union Tuesday. He also misspelled chief as “chef.” A spokesperson for Weber confirmed the tweets are his.
I wonder where all this anger, acrimony, and vitriol is coming from.
One of them even threatened to throw some poor reporter over a balcony last night for crying out loud. (And they call Richard Sherman a thug. Go figure.)
It's all about tone. We can disagree with each other about our politics, but our tone is so important. If you look at the elected officials in the republican party I think that you will find that setting the proper tone is not very high on their list of priorities. I mean these people just all seem so angry.
I suppose that this is to be expected when Chris Christie, of all people, is the leading contender to be their party's nominee for president come 2016.
I guess this is why the republicans gave us the very calm and motherly Cathy McMorris Rodgers last night to deliver their main response to the president's address.
Her tone was fine, although I felt like I wanted some milk and cookies after watching her.
"Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f-----g balcony....No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."
Or, like I would do to that Obama fellow.