More than three-fourths of those who watched the speech reacted positively, according to a CNN poll, though the reaction was more muted than in previous years.
Am I a seventeen year old cynic, or are Americans really that stupid?
Both, I suspect.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Faced with a widely unpopular war in Iraq and a Democratic Congress, President Bush in his State of the Union address urged lawmakers to work with him to “achieve big things for the American people.”
“Our citizens don’t much care which side of the aisle we sit on, as long as we are willing to cross that aisle when there is work to be done,” Bush said Tuesday night.
In his 50-minute address, the president appealed for patience with his recently announced plan to increase troop levels in Iraq, despite opposition from many Democrats and some members of his own party.
Bush also put forth a wish list to extend health insurance coverage, reduce gasoline consumption by 20 percent over 10 years and limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Sorry, don’t buy it. Where was all this talk about co-operation when you had a Congress on its knees blowing you with abandon, Mr. President? Why do you suddenly act concerned over the health insurance crisis now? Since when do you give a flying crap about the environment?
Could it be that you might be trying to throw America a bone so we won’t fight your ridiculous escalation of your illegal war? Are you afraid that the troop increase might swing the balance such that Democrats decide you really do need to be in jail?
Just tactics of distraction. “iwantmoretroopsinmywar…..HEY LOOKIE OVER HERE, HEALTH CARE!!!”
I don’t buy your bullshit. I hope that most people aren’t dumb enough to buy it, either.
Read my lips, Mr. President:
No more troops for your illegal war in Iraq.