Wednesday, January 21, 2015

POTUS


For the record, I thought our president's State of the Union address last night was rousing and wonderful. I loved his passion, his confidence, his inclusiveness, his moral high ground, and yes, his cheekiness in response to the snark shown by the GOP-controlled congress. "I have no more campaigns to run," he said at one point, and when the Repubs started to snicker derisively, he looked at them for a beat and shot back, "Yes, I know, because I won both of them," which I interpreted to mean I know your ass is happy not to be going up against me again because you'd lose again. On twitter this morning some people are saying this was arrogant, but why not call out the Republican floor for the disrespect that invited that response? I loved it. In fact, I kind of fell back in love with Obama last night, and even though some partisan pundits are grumbling and picking his speech apart this morning, the fact is, the man is brilliant and with a sense of service and civic duty that is rare in a politician. Thank God he's also a tough or this hateful Congress would have incinerated him. And thank God his idealism (and ours) is in tatters so that he can do what's necessary without the need to pay homage to the lie of bipartisanship, which let's face it, ain't gonna happen as long as his skin is sweet honey brown and his party affiliation is Democrat.

In other news, the man and I are flying to Jamaica today to see my mom and celebrate her 93rd birthday with her. Laundry and packing are happening even as I sit here and our cab to the airport will be downstairs waiting for us very soon.



12 comments:

  1. Wonderful -- and safe travels! May your time with your husband and mother and family be sweet.

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  2. Have an amazing trip! I still would love love to get there someday. Maybe we will?! I missed the speech, but I agree with everything you said. I still think he's a great president and man. He was dealt a shit hand. I think he's done his best. Safe travels! xoxo

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  3. I love him so much. He's my favorite political person of my lifetime.

    Have a great trip!

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  4. I was busting my buttons after that speech last night. "That is OUR president!" Yeah. It was a fabulous speech.
    Now. Be safe and may there be much peace and gentleness and light all around you.

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  5. Safe Travels and Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mom!

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  6. THAT is the man I voted for!!! Finally he has not an eff to give! Fabulous! Have a great time, in the warmth!

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  7. Totally agree with you on the Presidents speech! Have a safe trip!

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  8. My Facebook feed was ON FIRE with that aside by POTUS. I LOVED IT. I couldn't stop posting about it. The best part? His smile after he delivered it.

    I wish you wonderful travels!

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  9. I didn't watch the speech but from what I hear, I agree with all of it! :)

    Have a great trip!

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  10. I have fallen in love with President Obama recently too--more in love, I should say. Those snickering Republicans were unbelievably rude and anyone criticizing Obama for his witty rejoinder is just determined not to like him. I was telling my daughters about the Christmastime toy drive incident, when Obama started calling out ridiculous gender stereotypes, as well as the press conference where he called on only the women, and I swear, their eyes glowed in awe.

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  11. Love the speech. LOVE our President. I will defend him now and always. Not that he needs me to but I got his back!

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  12. How dare they call him out on this? As if the snickering itself was NOT arrogant! He's so above and beyond them. Can you imagine him snickering if he were seated in that body instead of in front of it and a Republican stood at the podium? Never. He's our President, and we can be proud of the kind of man he is.

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