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I don’t normally watch presidential addresses. I try to tune out any time a politician is flapping their gums, especially on television. However, if I’m going to write about this kind of thing, I guess I have a responsibility to watch them.
I have a few thoughts, in no particular order:
- I couldn’t help but think of Rush Limbaugh’s compliment of Obama that he says nothing better than anybody else. Obama has lost his sparkle, so he didn’t do it that well. But he said a whole lot of nothing.
- He announced he’d be bombing Syria and arming Syrian opposition forces. You know, the stuff he wanted to do a year ago, but got shouted down on by the public.
- He claims the authority, but it’d be nice if Congress agreed with him.
- He got kind of far afield. It’s not 2012. He’s doesn’t need to brag about how well he thinks the auto industry is doing.
- And somehow this is about Ebola too?
- And the plan is to do this by arming Syrian opposition (aka: God knows who) and using airstrikes? To me, that sounds like a recipe for dragging this out for a decade. But who knows, maybe Obama has the magic touch.
- There’s a few episodes of 30 Rock where Queen Latifah play a Congresswoman named Bookman. Bookman goes off on these riffs where she just starts talking about the flag and the troops “and the flag troops” and says a whole lot of nothing in a preacher voice. Mrs. Cole, after hearing President Obama’s speech tonight, mocked it by making reference to that. It was a fair shot. He’s bombing Syria and arming Syrian rebels. That’s it. But he went on for 15 minutes about it and said nothing else.
- Barack Obama continues to look like hell.
That’s it. Those are my raw thoughts in no particular order. He gave no details. It was all fluff.
Thank you, President Obama, for reminding me why I don’t watch these things.