Seriously though... no thread about State of the Union?
Isn't this it?
I heard nothing terribly jaw-dropping or earth-shattering. Over-all it was a pretty tame speech. Apparently Biden has developed some trick to keep his eyes open, so the camera seemed to change it's target to Hillary to catch her nodding off. She was pretty close a couple times. There must be some kind of android app that alerts them to 'look alive' when necessary.
I think Obama said about what was expected concerning the economy. Taxing the rich more taxing domestic employers less sounds peachy.....
I was a bit disappointed that Obama put so much emphasis on natural gas. I liked that he seemed to attempt to make some sort of sense out of our actions in the middle east, though I think there was far too much optimism concerning his comments about Afghanistan.
He seemed to almost snub the tea-partiers conviction with taunts of financial help to contracting businesses and homeowners. He essentially dismissed their claims of big and growing government while still assuring others that red-tape would be dealt with.
30% tax rate for millionaires and the tough talk about equity certainly scores with the OWS crowd. It would be interesting to see him stay in office and actually attempt to make it happen.