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The game changing, rebranding, momentum gaining…2 words heckle of bestest speech still going strong
after a glorious day 2

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And on Day Four, MoDo started fighting…racism

Although I linked to her dribble for the monumental irony in this paragraph:

I tended to agree with some Obama advisers that Democratic presidents typically have provoked a frothing response from paranoids — from Father Coughlin against F.D.R. to Joe McCarthy against Truman to the John Birchers against J.F.K. and the vast right-wing conspiracy against Bill Clinton.

Wow, Maureen, soon you’ll get a mirror too. Of course she got her dig into Clinton anyway

Clyburn, the man who called out Bill Clinton on his racially tinged attacks on Obama in the primary, pushed Pelosi to pursue a formal resolution chastising Wilson.

You go, Maureen, defender of people of color everywhere!


Since I watched Family Guy last night, knowing that the bestest speech reviews were written in advance, I didn’t expect any surprises this morning. I got  one – of sorts, regarding the GOP answer speech by the Governor of LA.

Media matters is preemptively defensive, wondering if the media will repeat Jindal’s false accusation to Obama

According to Ben Smith, Bobby Jindal will accuse Obama of pessimism tonight,

Turns out they didn’t have to worry. Of course it was to be expected from AP to call Jindal’s speech a GOP attack

WASHINGTON – Republican leaders continued their attacks on President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy Tuesday, calling it irresponsible and certain to increase taxes and federal debt.

but I was mildly – repeat, mildly – to read about Fox attacking the Conservatives raising star, especially the very telling

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: “Jindal didn’t have a chance. He follows Obama, who in making speeches, is in a league of his own. He’s in a Reagan-esque league. … [Jindal] tried the best he could.”

So, I am thinking Media Matters can finally relax. Teflon is blown up their creek by absolutely everyone. Just as previously requested

President Barack Obama won’t speak until prime-time, but his aides fanned out to the morning shows Tuesday morning to talk up his first speech before a joint session of Congress. And the word they used to preview it: “Reaganesque.”(and they have a photo of Reagan with a teleprompter)

As for the actual Obama speech commentary, I’ll go with Cannonfire and the excellent comments there

The “save or create 3.5 million jobs” line is absolutely perfect because that is an unfalsifiable statement. So what if the economy loses, say, 5 million jobs in the next 4 years? Obama will still be able to say that, in the absence of his stimulus, it would have lost 8.5 million jobs…

and from myiq2xu

I thought it was Obama’s best speech ever.

But then again, I watched it with the sound off.

Better yet, Cinie’s World is breaking it down for us:

Somebody’s got to do something to fix stuff, that’s for sure.  Since I don’t really have a clue, I asked Congress to come up with a plan.  They said this American Recovery and Reinvestment Act thing is the best they could do.  Again, not my fault.

Not Your Sweetie

May 2020