Krauthamer On Obama’s SOTU Speech: No Pivot, “Tone Was Strained and Unctuous”

How thrilled the Democrats must be tonight, knowing that the President is refusing to pivot like Bill Clinton did in ’94-(hey, they didn’t have him, back  then, right?) So he’s doubling down on the very policies that are killing their electoral chances in the fall.

Here’s Alito shaking his head, and mouthing the words, “not true” during the campaign finance demagoguery, which is being called Alito’s “You lie” moment.

And ZZZZZZZZZ, I’m happy to see that I wasn’t the only one bored to tears.

Blog roundup:

Red State:

Dan Perrin: Obama the Patronizing Lecturer, Refusing to Yield and Force on you the Change You Don’t Want

Erick Erickson: Barack Obama LIED!

We knowwww.

Bob McCarty Writes: Obama’s State of the Union Speech in Tweets

Joe Wilson responded on Facebook, tonight, the NYT Caucus blog report on it, here. Amazingly enough, his response was more than two words, this time.

Bradley Smith at the Corner: President Wrong on Citizens United Case

Tonight the president engaged in demogoguery of the worst kind, when he claimed that last week’s Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, “open[ed] the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities.”

He says, ‘This is either blithering ignorance of the law, or demogoguery of the worst kind”. I think it’s the second one. Really, Obama doesn’t seem to have an honest bone in his body.

Kevin McCullough- Obama’s Sorry State of the Union Speech

President Obama’s State of the Union address was an incoherent, disorganized, and most regrettably defiant, mess of a speech.

The AP fact-checks the speech


FROM JUSTICE ALITO, a “you lie” moment? “POLITICO’s Kasie Hunt, who’s in the House chamber, reports that Justice Samuel Alito mouthed the words ‘not true’ when President Barack Obama criticized the Supreme Court’s campaign finance decision.” Drudge is calling Obama’s criticism “intimidation,” but apparently, they weren’t so intimidated. As I said before, Obama’s behavior wasn’t very Presidential, and it wasn’t very wise.

UPDATE: Brad Smith: “The president’s statement is false.”

And from Prof. Randy Barnett:

In the history of the State of the Union has any President ever called out the Supreme Court by name, and egged on the Congress to jeer a Supreme Court decision, while the Justices were seated politely before him surrounded by hundreds [of] Congressmen? To call upon the Congress to countermand (somehow) by statute a constitutional decision, indeed a decision applying the First Amendment? What can this possibly accomplish besides alienating Justice Kennedy who wrote the opinion being attacked. Contrary to what we heard during the last administration, the Court may certainly be the object of presidential criticism without posing any threat to its independence. But this was a truly shocking lack of decorum and disrespect towards the Supreme Court for which an apology is in order. A new tone indeed.

It was what we have come to expect from this President. I wonder what the polls are going to say in the coming days?

UPDATE: You can join the “We Love Justice Samuel Alito” Facebook page, here.

Oh, and here’s an awfully cute video by NRO’s Jim Geraghty,( I swiped from Insty):

Wow –NRO’s Rich Lowery went dumpster diving at Daily Kos?

They’re laughing at the seating arrangement for the “tea bagging” Republican response by Governor McDonald, because there’s no such thing as black or Asian Republicans, apparently, so the seating chart  “must have been six months in the making”.

The white woman is Janet Polarek—Secretary of the Commonwealth

Above her is Jim Cheng—Secretary of Commerce and Trade

The soldier is Staff Sargeant Robert Tenpenny, who served with Jeanine McDonnell in Iraq.

Above him is Lisa Hick-Thomas—Secretary of Administration

The Secretaries are all McDonnell Cabinet members.


Nile Gardiner: State of the Union: Barack Obama gets an F for world leadership

And denizens of the Demonic Underground, (safe  link) are still high on the hopium:

You just have to say thank God this man is the president

After 8 years of being ashamed to be an American, it is good to have a president that America can be proud of once again.

This President is not a man, he is God himself
If you don’t see that then you are blind.

Wow…What a GREAT Speech. His BEST EVER!!!

He just kept nailing it. I’m amazed at how he packed in so much good stuff into one speech.

Okaaaay…those people aren’t normal.


BMW: Oklahoma Senator Says Obama Best Liar Ever

Legal Insurrection: A Window Into His Divisive Soul

More on the unprecedented Supreme Court demagoguery.

Don Surber: Obama will not be re-elected:

Tonight’s State of the Union address is the least important one since Richard Nixon’s in 1974. The State of the Union address was delivered 8 days ago by the voters of Massachusetts. They killed the centerpiece of Barack Obama’s presidency and without his health care plan, he is nothing.

There is nothing President Obama can say or do tonight that could save his presidency. It is over. He is through. It lasted exactly 365 days. The one year president.

The stench of political death permeates from him. Soon, he will be mocked as his irrelevancy becomes more and more apparent by the week, by the day and eventually by the hour.

Already George Soros has walked out on him.


Read the whole thing…it’s pretty harsh.

Michelle Malkin: The shout-outs Obama forgot

Papa Mike’s Blog: McCain Seen Mouthing “Blame It On Bush” During Obama’s Hyper-Partisan Attack Speech

Caught on tape!

The Daily Caller: Obama’s State of the Union found a confident Republican minority, and a discontented Democratic majority

John Boehner rolled his eyes repeatedly and laughed. Michelle Obama glowered at Republicans. A Supreme Court justice shook his head in disagreement with the president.

Ace: Chris “Rara Avis” Buckley: Watching Obama, I Was Beating My (etc. etc. etc.)…

Content warning. And beverage  warning –  no sips of diet coke until you’re done reading the piece….(you’ll thank me).

Linked by Michelle Malkin, Ace o Spades, and Doug Ross, thanks



22 thoughts on “Krauthamer On Obama’s SOTU Speech: No Pivot, “Tone Was Strained and Unctuous”

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  6. i echoed what Ruby said earlier. i think Obama just sealed his political death warrant. remember, not once, but twice in the past year or so, the SCOTUS has “reserved” the issue of determining definitively what is a “natural born citizen” (both cases Leo Donofrio worked on, and he is currently representing the Chrysler dealerships that were shut down).

    the arrogance and lie of “a century of law” being overturned when the court upheld the 1st Amendment, is going to come back and bite his ass big time. IMO, the SCOTUS will now be actively looking for and receptive to cases that work their way up to them that challenge his non-natural born citizen status.

    and by the way, that has absolutely NOTHING to do with any birth certificate. his father was British. he was born a dual-citizen. THAT is the issue.


  7. I tried not to listen to him because his condescending voice and attitude annoyed me so much. But what I heard made me even more frightened for my country that this absoloute and total incompetant (along with the rest of the absoloute and total incompetants) is running our country . Again he offered nothing but empty and contradictory words of no substance, full of the same old tired slogans and horse dump. Spending freeze of 1% — NEXT YEAR? Wow … I am dumbfounded at the dumbness I have found …


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