Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Response to the State of the Union
Washington, DC | January 28, 2008
Tonight, for the seventh long year, the American people heard a State of the Union that didn’t reflect the America we see, and didn’t address the challenges we face. But what it did do was give us an urgent reminder of why it’s so important to turn the page on the failed politics and policies of the past, and change the status quo in Washington so we can finally start making progress for ordinary Americans.
Tonight’s State of the Union was full of the same empty rhetoric the American people have come to expect from this President.
(1) Obama, the phony smile on top of the empty suit who is probably reading lines fed to him by George Soros and/or the Daley machine, ought to know all about empty rhetoric.
(2) Obama is not running against George Bush. He is running against Romney, Huckabee, or McCain–assuming that he can get past Clinton. We have a lot more respect for Clinton, because people tend to respect a genuine villain over a pathetic loser and sycophant. If Hillary Clinton is a female version of Lord Voldemort, then Obama is Peter Pettigrew. If Hillary Clinton is a female version of Saruman, then Obama is Wormtongue. If Hillary Clinton is the White Witch of Narnia, then Obama is one of the trolls or goblins who runs her errands. More to the point, if George Soros is Bond villain Ernst Blofeld, then Obama is one of the less intelligent henchmen (e.g. Oddjob or Jaws) from the Bond films.
We heard President Bush say he’d do something to cut down on special interest earmarks, but we know these earmarks have skyrocketed under his administration.
Right, Obama, with your party in control of Congress. Did you vote against those earmarks, or were you missing Senate votes as usual? (more…)