Not much I can say about Barack Obama‘s State of the Union. I thought it was very unprofessional. From lecturing Republicans, to rallying Democrats, to calling the Supreme Court stupid, I don’t think he outlined many legislative priorities. Also considering that he’s trying to ram healthcare down my throat, I would have liked to see him talk in much more detail about healthcare. But oh well.
Now, on to Bob McDonnell, who gave an excellent speech. For those who still need to see it, below is the video.
It seemed to get pretty good reviews. However, some Democrats made some ridiculous attacks. See below from Daily Kos:
And the teabagging, bipartisan response in front of an all GOP audience is over. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell had a “black woman”, “asian guy”, and “military guy” behind him. The seating chart for this thing must have been six months in the making.
I can’t even believe that Democrats are playing the race card. After Obama’s state of the union, Chris Matthews said “I forgot that he was black,” and especially after Harry Reid’s slip up, you think that Democrats would be more racially sensitive. In any event, I’m glad Republicans responded quickly. See below from bearing drift.
Actually, the “black woman” is McDonnell’s Secretary of Administration, Lisa Hicks-Thomas. The “Asian guy” is Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng. The “military guy” is Staff Sargeant Robert Tenpenny, who served with Jeanine McDonnell in Iraq. And, for good measure, in the lower right, is Secretary of the Commonwealth Janet Polarek.
Also, did you hear, Democrats attacked Bob McDonnell for taking time from his duties to give a partisan response? Weird that they would attack us for being partisan, as both Jim Webb and Tim Kaine have given partisan responses, and that Tim Kaine has been busy being a DNC Chairman.
Complete Hypocrites. Let’s defeat this arrogance in 2010!