So I watched the State of the Union address this morning. I know, I know — it happened nearly a week ago, but I’ve been busy. Still, I wanted to share my thoughts …
What was that, a 4 minute or 5 minute standing ovation to start the event? I bet people had sore hands by the end of that!
I was struck all over again by the fact that we have a black President. This brought tears to my eyes this morning, knowing that America has come so far from the days of slavery in this country.
For the first 5 minutes of the speech, it looked to me like Nancy Pelosi was chewing gum.
The entire roomful of people applauded hating the bank bailout. Heh.
A few minutes later, I had to wonder: What? Republicans don’t want banks to repay taxpayers for the bailout? They sat silent while Dems gave a standing O for that idea. Ditto for cutting taxes.
$10K tax credit for 4-year university degree? I can get behind that! I have 4 kids — college tuition is scary. And improving community colleges is a step in the right direction in my book. Around here, the CC is referred to as the “University of Route 7” (which may or may not be derogatory).
Health Care Insurance Reform: “Git ‘R Done!”
But what this non-partisan voter wants to know is, how many calories did the die-hard Dems burn by their consistent motion? I lost count of the number of times they leapt to their feet to applaud President Obama’s words. (And NO, I’m not going t0 watch it all again just to find out!)