Barack & Awe

Actual News Nugs*


President Obama points to Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, who had just thrown his panties at the podium.

President Obama delivered his first address before Congress last night, calling for swift action to stabilize the economy and laying out the agenda for the rest of his first term. Obama tied together energy independence, health care reform and intensified global diplomacy as integral to economic recovery. Despite his sober assessment of the challenges we face as a nation, the President promised that “we will rebuild, we will recover and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.”

*...Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, providing the Republican rebuttal to Obama, derided Obama's plan as government intrusion and held up Louisiana's response to Hurricane Katrina as the Republican ideal. No, really. Jindal went on to say that the prescription for America's economic ills were continuing the fiscal policies of the Bush Administration. Seriously. Jindal also proposed an energy policy focusing on nuclear power and domestic drilling. Uh, dude...? Jindal closed his speech by referring to "the Soviet menace." Wow. Fortunately no one was really listening to Jindal's speech as they were too distracted by his southern-fried-mummy-meets-Kenneth-from-"30 Rock" delivery.

Highlights from President Obama's speech:

Governor Bobby Jindal's response, featuring a clown and a gay cowboy that we can only assume are Minority Leader John Boehner and Florida Governor Charlie Crist:

*...based on actual news


Shelby 12 years, 6 months ago

"Uh, dude..." --what?

Some of us don't view domestic drilling and nuclear power as necessarily negative things (in fact, I view both as potentially very positive) but when you preemptively berate those who disagree with your good-natured snark, you effectively close the door to rational discussion on the topics...but I suspect you never wanted that in the first place.

Anyway, it would be fun and possibly enlightening to engage in a little debate about your arguments, but it might be hard because they're irrational --

Republicans are dumb and should be made fun of because:

  1. Republicans are dumb
  2. They should be made fun of

is begging the question.

I guess I just don't see the point of this....unless you think "preaching to the [presumed] choir" is important and worth your time. I mean you didn't even comment on Obama...?

To me it just seems like you're trying to make people laugh, and I guess there's nothing wrong with that.

gavon 12 years, 6 months ago

I love ya, Shelby...emphasis on your last sentence. The gist of the joking was that Jindal, who was supposedly this fresh faced savior of the Republican Party, came out and delivered a response that conservative columnist David Brooks called "tone deaf" and "insane." No new ideas, just a slightly creepy guy who is now synonymous with "goober."

Oh, and the original write up was more profane, but sanitized by the editor for tender eyes and ears. It might have read funnier with more cursing.

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