SOTU

The Four Most Offensive Words In The SOTU
Nicole Sandler recaps President Obama's State of the Union address. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak weighs in. And Jesse A Myerson presents some alternative economic policies that we should be pushing for. Read more...
Open Thread
HOW many Republicans does it take to respond to a State of the Union? Read more...
Rep. Randy Weber's (TX) Repulsive SOTU Tweet: 'Kommandant-In-Chef,' 'Socialist Dictator', A-Lying'
Rep Randy Weber (TX) Repulsive: 'Kommandant-In-Chef,' 'Socialist Dictator', A-Lying?' Tweet Read more...
"If Congress won't act, I will." Here's the key difference between President Obama's State of the Union speech of 2013 and his speeches of the past: He reached past his own cautious nature to paint a vision for progress with a very broad brush. Read more...
Excerpts of SOTU: “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class. It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country Read more...

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Is everyone tired of Villagers telling the president what to say in tonight's State of the Union speech? I know I am. It's almost unbearable, especially when they start whining about how divided government is, as if it's President Obama's job to Read more...
If you thought the amorphous hacktivist collective known as Anonymous was done avenging the suicide of their own Aaron Swartz, think again. In an email blast sent to their community, as well as a message posted on their website, the group announced plans to disrupt President Obama’s State of the Union address and prevent it from live-streaming on the Internet. Read more...
Just another example of Obama doing something completely innocuous and wingnuts -- like drooling, rabid Pavlovian dogs -- leaping to criticize him for it. Read more...
From January of 2011 -- SNL Pans Bachmann For Her SOTU Tea Party Response: Saturday Night Live gave Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and CNN a bit of grief for her "tea party" response to the president's State of the Union Address. They could Read more...
When Rand Paul makes Marco Rubio sound sane, you know it's bad. Candy Crowley's theme of the day was the American Dream, and Rand's idea of it is, well...Randian. Actually, it's pretty dystopian. Here's the transcript, via CNN: CROWLEY: We Read more...