I purposely avoided the blog reaction to the speech to see how the MSM was going to try to spin this unfiltered. Now that I see that even MSNBC considered the speech so bad that they aren’t even trying to spin it. Let’s look at the blogs:
Frank Luntz’s focus group gave Obama failing marks on this State of the Union Address tonight. The Atlanta focus group agreed that the nation was not out of its recession.
They also didn’t trust Obama at all on cutting the deficit… Maybe because he talked about increasing spending out of the other side of his mouth at the same time?
Stacy McCain ignored it (great minds think alike) but the photo of John McCain standing and applauding with John Kerry sitting down says volumes.
Neoneocon: “Sputnik! That’ll pull the young folks in. ”
Vodkapundit: A sample of his drunk blogging
6:47PM OK, here come the spending cuts… [CRICKETS]
6:49PM Freeze domestic spending for five years. That would freeze it at current levels. That’s not a cut. That’s not savings. That’s locking in four years of orgiastic spending.
Oh, except for some military cuts he finds “painful.” Boo-hoo.
6:50PM Don’t cut our investments! They’re investments! I swear! Listen: If you want investments, then stop taxing investors so much and let them do their thing.
Legal Insurrection has the best one liner: “A million points of Trite!”
Htothedizzle didn’t mention the speech but is still saying nice things about the radio show. God love her.
Josh Trevino (who I still owe a drink to) has another great Tweet:
After invoking the specter of Sputnik, the President boards Marine One with friends Richie Valens, Buddy Holly, and Joe “Big Bopper” Biden.
Lonely Conservative: Obama Calls for Sputnik Moment a Year After Cutting NASA
Patterico was offended:
He said it in the prepared text and in the speech itself:
The bipartisan Fiscal Commission I created last year made this crystal clear. I don’t agree with all their proposals, but they made important progress. And their conclusion is that the only way to tackle our deficit is to cut excessive spending wherever we find it – in domestic spending, defense spending, health care spending, and spending through tax breaks and loopholes.
You got that? When you are allowed to keep your money, that is considered “spending” by the Federal Government. Because in reality all of the fruits of your labor belong to us, the government.
Ace is confused by the CBS poll:
I don’t know. I’m having trouble understanding how the most listless, incoherent and transparently deceptive SOTU I’ve heard managed to please 92% of its audience.
Easy because that’s the same network that told you only 86k showed up for the Beck Rally