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I'm disgusted by anyone who was a gun-grabber the day before Sandy Hook standing on the bodies of murdered children to further their political agenda, just as I was disgusted by those who stood on the bodies of those killed on 911 (with a bullhorn in his hand) to further his political agenda. So, maybe I'm hyper-sensitive but I was a little bothered by Obama's mention of "they deserve a vote" at the end of the speech. No, you don't "deserve a vote" on overturning the constitution by a simple majority.
I'll add that other than that, I think he sorta knocked it outta the fuckin' park.
We'll see what Boehner, who I'm about to "defend", can do about it, seeing as how he's dealing with a completely worthless teabagger caucus that places IDEOLOGY above country, and won't compromise on anything, can get done.
So, here's the real "meat" of what I observed; there's a cold running through DC, right now. I'm just getting over it, as is my wife and one of my closest collaborators. As I watched the speech I was focused on Boehner, because his body language in response to the speech is meaningful in interpreting what can actually be accomplished in the next two years, and I think he has the same miserable cold I just suffered through. I saw him wipe his nose, and I saw him cough.
Now, I'm wondering. Is it possible to peal Boehner away from the vile, disgusting, repugnant, uncompromising, IDEOLOGICAL, rigid, unthinking, anti-Democracy, intransigent, (insert vile but valid stereotype here) teabaggers by giving him credit for actually caring what happens to OUR (his, mine, and yours) country?