No chance in hell! After watching the presidents speech last night though, there are a few things I'd like to address. WARNING: If you are easliy offended, stop reading NOW. If you choose to read on, and I do happen to offend you, GET OVER IT.
First off, let's get something straight, I am NOT a democrat. I am also NOT a republican. By birth, I am an American (a Scandinavian-American if you want to be politically correct - see how stupid that sounds Reverends Jackson and Sharpton). I am also by belief, a christian.
Why do we not only have to introduce the President twice before he speaks (because I'm pretty sure everyone knows who he is), but we also have to clap for 20 minutes at each introduction. Maybe it's to weed out the sleepy watching at home. Or more likely to lull us to sleep so we don't quite get everything that's said.
I seriously wanted to listen to Mr. Obama's speech. Let's face it, our president is a phenomenal speaker. You know, another great speaker was Adolf Hitler. My point is a good speaker doesn't always make the best leader. I heard that I won't have my taxes raised because I make less the $250,000 per year. If I did make that much money, I guess I wouldn't care if my taxes were raised. I also heard that I'm probably going to get a tax credit that will show up on my pay check on April 1st (isn't that April fools day? - ironic isn't it). Now the President didn't say how much that was, but I've heard $13.00 per pay period. Whooooooopppppppeeeeeeee! When gas goes back up, I can maybe put some in my tank.
I also heard that a bunch more jobs are going to be created in schools, and road construction, and the health care industry. What about the guy, like my grandfather, that made brass plumbing fixtures for years in a factory? How is this helping all of the manufacturing jobs that have been eliminated in just the last six months? Didn't win me over with this one. (For clarification, I am not in a manufacturing position, but alot of "average" americans are - so I thought along their lines).
President Obama said "I get it". I beg to differ. He's going to institute some plan to help "responsible" home owners make their house payments by refinancing at some special rate. So the guy who just turned 50 and lost his job in a factory is going to refinance his home for another 30 years and maybe have it payed off before he dies? Yeah right. Guess what? I'm one of those people that lives in house that they can afford. I didn't extend myself beyond my means. I work hard and pay my bills. I don't need government help, I just want to keep my job. Hmmmm, that's a novel idea.
At this point I became disillusioned, and became distracted. Distracted by Nancy Pilosi. The fuzzy green dress she was wearing made her look like the Grinch. I also believe she either had hemroids and couldn't sit for more than 2 minutes at a time, or she has a spring surgically implanted in her ass, cuz she was up and down more times than a freight elevator on delivery day. And fast. Man she was just jumping up faster than a thin sh*t through a tall swede (sorry Swedish-American).
Joe Biden has nice teeth. Bad hair, but nice teeth. (see I'm not all negative).
Obama said he wanted to "reach across the aisle" and be bi-partisan. Last night was a vulgar display of partisanship. I thought I was watching a stand up routine for a minute with all the hooting and hollaring that was going on when B-Rock said that we "inherited this budget". Now the republicans were at fault too. I noticed a real lack of respect from them sometime by not clapping. Or maybe they just wanted to go home and go to bed and not go through another 20 minute fanfare. Honestly, the only reaching across the aisle I expect to see is if B-Rock tries to give McCain a titty twister. You've got to give the people of Minnesota some credit by voting in an independant to a major office. Now, I don't know if Jesse "The Body" was a great Governor, but I at least give Minnesotans a nod for having the balls to try him out.
Now I'm equal opportunity, so I will rip on the "republican response" to the speech as well. First off I think the other parties reponse to a presidents speech is dumb. Your guy isn't in office so we'll give you a chance to shoot your opponents down anyway. Bobby Jindal. Wow. Is this the new look of the republicans for 2012? I'll tell you. listening to him made me feel like I was at story time at the library. I thought he was going to take of his dress shoes and coat, put on some deck shoes and a cardigan, and start singing "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood". Boy if this is how he acted in Slumdog Millionaire I don't think I want to see it. What's that? That wasn't him in Slumdog Millionaire? My bad, sorry Bobby.
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