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September 09, 2009

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Best speech since the election, in fact.

Best speech since Philadelphia. I was more impressed than I expected to be.

Ditto. The last 10 minutes were superb. I got fired up. Indeed, I came to the computer to distract myself and cool down. - TL

I was also impressed. And perhaps most of all because he used the "L word like I asked him to.

Overall, I think he did an excellent job of framing the need for reform and presented cogent reasons, both practical and moral fo why reform and each aspect of it.

And the Republicans showed themselves to be very petty. Specially Congressman Joe Wilson of SC.

On a completely different note -- and I don't know if this is the appropriate thread or not, but --

When the Cabinet and the President entered the hall, what was the deal with everybody greeting just about everybody with a kiss? Has this become the new normal?

Probably the best place, Point. I don't think we'll get a "Speech Intro Kissing Thread". (Balloon Juice might do one, if you ask).

Haven't seen the speech yet, but my immediate thought is my conservative friends who say "Well, he can give a pretty speech." I just hope this one also comes with a lesson plan. And that there'll be a meaningful test later for the kids of 111th class.

Well, even if there's no "kissing thread", there's a pretty good case for doing a Joe Wilson thread.

When the Cabinet and the President entered the hall, what was the deal with everybody greeting just about everybody with a kiss? Has this become the new normal?

So much for the Hill H1N1 strategy.

I also thought it was excellent. Appropriately confrontational, among other virtues.

I was at the effin' grocery store. (Stupid kids and their "eating.") I'll catch a replay on line or CSPAN.

I did see Joe Wilson on Maddow. What a smacked ass (Wilson, of course - not Maddow).

I love the fact that Republicans broadcast their response from the Strom Thurmond room.

Real life does suck, doesn't it, hairshirthedonist?

I was preocuppied with my 5th grader's Meet the Teachers Night.

Not surprised he hit it out of the park -- that's what President Obama does best. The day he stops giving good speeches is the day this White House is finished.

Now he just needs to use the same kind of passion and determination in his day-to-day governance.

P.S. My son's ELA teacher, Mrs. Browne, intimidated me as much as she intimidates my son. I think she thinks she is teaching freshman English in college.

I don't think we'll get a "Speech Intro Kissing Thread". (Balloon Juice might do one, if you ask).

sounds like more of an Unfogged thing.

You misunderestimate us, cleek.

no way. it could be something like:

"We were watching the intro to the speech and I turned to ____ and asked 'Hey, why don't we do that at my company meetings?' And ____ replied 'Who says we don't?' And that made me think of how thin my lips are and if we'd need to keep balms and Chapstick in our desks for just these kinds of situations. What do you think?"

and then the comment thread would turn into a series of puns involving the names of the members of KISS and Prince songs.

what was the deal with everybody greeting just about everybody with a kiss?

My apologies to anyone here who is from the South, but...when did they start serving Crackers at presidential speeches? What's next? A caning? Obviously that uppity Obama (who thinks he's president) didn't show enough humility...

Words can't express the contempt in which I hold the modern GOP, especially the Southern contingent. I would grossly violate posting rules if I were to be succinct about my feelings.

They served crackers at the speech?

Without apple juice?

Just one, BTFB: his name is Joe Wilson.

no, not that Joe Wilson.

Yeah, but where's the beef? Looks like the same old moldy stuff to me, nicely dressed.

Oh, well. Plenty of shiny. Krawk!

Joe Wilson being a complete dickhead is working out pretty well for his opponent, Rob Miller, who's gotten over $65K in donations since the speech. Between Wilson and Sanford, South Carolina politics are gonna be Must See TV next year.

Can you imagine the hysteria and pearl-clutching that would have resulted if, say, a Democrat from Massachussets had yelled, "You lie!" during a GWB speach, particularly one of the more mendacious ones on Iraq?

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