This About Covers…

The Demo-gogues

2012-01-25-chronicle.jpg Obama thinks the only problem with America is that we don’t realize how awesome he is.

To sum up the SOTU: "I went … I know … My … My … I took office … I’m president … I will work … I intend … I will oppose … I want to speak … I took office … I refused … told me … My message … Send me … I’ll sign … I set … I signed … I will go … I will not stand … It’s not fair … I’m announcing … I promise you … I also hear … I want … Join me … My administration … I want to cut … I call on … I spoke … let me put … I believe … my administration … I took office … I will sign … I’m directing … my administration … I’m requiring … I will not walk away … I will not walk away … I will not cede … I will … I’m directing … I’m proud … Send me … I will sign … I’m sending … I’ve approved … my presidency … I’ve ordered … I guess … I’m confident … I will not back down … I will not back down … I will not go back … I will not go back … I’m asking … fair play … So do I … I told … I’m prepared … fair share … my fair share … I get tax breaks I don’t need … I recognize … I bet … I’ve talked … Send me a bill … I will sign … I ask the Senate … I’ve asked … I’m a Democrat … I believe … my education reform … I will keep taking … I can do … I have no doubt … I will take … I’m president … I intend … I have proposed … I have already … I’m proposing … brings me … my proudest … I sat … I look at … I’m reminded." –BO

The speech also sounded a lot like last year’s.

Bailouts are awesome: "On the day I took office, our auto industry was on the verge of collapse. Some even said we should let it die. With a million jobs at stake, I refused to let that happen. … Today, General Motors is back on top as the world’s number one automaker. Chrysler has grown faster in the U.S. than any major car company. … We bet on American workers. We bet on American ingenuity. And tonight, the American auto industry is back." –Barack Obama

Bailouts are terrible: "It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody." –Barack Obama, later in the same SOTU

Policy based on envy: "We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules." –Barack Obama

Conciliatory blame throwing: "The state of our union is getting stronger. And we’ve come too far to turn back now. As long as I’m president, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum. But I intend to fight obstruction with action, and I will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place." –Barack Obama

Deciding how much money you can make: "[W]e need to change our tax code so that people like me, and an awful lot of members of Congress, pay our fair share of taxes. Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes. … On the other hand, if you make under $250,000 a year, like 98 percent of American families, your taxes shouldn’t go up." –Barack Obama

Share your thoughts on last night’s SOTU address.

Elsewhere, in race bait land: "The point I was making is that black people hold the president in such high esteem, that they would not dare march on the White House even though unemployment is at 15 percent and higher and if there was a white president we would do that because we’ve had white presidents since George Washington." –Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

Belly laugh of the week: "[T]his president has reached out as seriously and sincerely as any president with whom I’ve served over the last 30 years, to work together in a bipartisan fashion. No president with whom I’ve served over those last 30 years has spent as much time working with Republicans and Democrats in the room, exchanging ideas, evidencing a willingness to compromise as President Obama has." –House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Secrets: "[Newt Gingrich is] not going to be president of the United States. That’s not going to happen. Let me just make my prediction and stand by it, it isn’t going to happen. There is something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him that’s their prerogative. I don’t even think that’s going to happen." –House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

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