NSOTU

I didn’t watch the Non State of the Union that President Obama delivered last night; I was busy at the time. Besides that, I was actually not all that interested which underscores my general approach to politics as of late. It’s not that I’m apathetic so much as the draw of politics for me has been temporarily disengaged. As either a critic or a cheerleader for President Obama I find myself rather useless; I obviously trusted the man enough to give him my vote, and at this stage I feel it too early to pass judgement one way or another essentially establishing my position of waiting and seeing what he will do, and how successful his actions will be.

All that being said, in the aftermath the morning after, I do have some thoughts on the speech, the rebuttal, and a bit of technology that I have thus far refused to embrace.

As you undoubtedly know, I stoically refuse to get involved with the twitters. You damn kids and your “tweets” probably all smoke the “reefer” and go to “rave parties” and have all that “casual sex”, none of which I was ever lucky enough depraved enough to take part in.

But if ever something could convince me to get with the twitters, it would have been the Epic Fail brought on by the Republican tweet-fest last night. From the sounds of it, Republicans started off being snide little children and then, as though encouraged by an invisible hand, realized they should start acting like adults and not as… well… Republicans. Even Newt Gingrich was cautiously approving, and hilarity ensued.

Nor was Newt Gingrich the only person to seem impressed with the speech. People on both sides of the aisle were quite impressed with the fledgling president. I personally liked Joan Walsh who managed to highlight how bad Bobby Jindal’s performance last night was by expressing the brilliance of President Obama’s speech.

Speaking of which, yeah, it seems as though Jindal’s speech was bad, real bad. I personally could only get through about thirty seconds before my train-wreck-induced-cringe reflex started causing siezures. Oh, and don’t take my word for it, you’ll find no shortage of folks ready to pan the Louisiana governor for his rebuttal to the NSOTU, including conservatives. Among his other failings, apparently Jindal sounded too much like a character from 30 Rock which I suppose would have much more significance to me had I ever watched an episode of the show.

So the one time potential 2008 running mate, and key name in the hat for 2012 seems to have seriously done harm to any presidential aspirations he may have in the near term.

All in all, it would seem that last night was a good night for President Obama, and for America (which is why I voted for the guy in the first place).

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