I am not ashamed to admit when I am wrong, and yesterday I was wrong. I made this prediction yesterday afternoon:
When the speech is over the bloviating gasbags will declare that Obama was “masterful” and that this was his best speech since his Greatest Speech of Race Evah! back during the 2008 campaign. They will claim that Obama has seized the initiative and put the GOP Congress under pressure/on the defensive.
You can always tell when Obama is in deep shit because the Lamestream Media won’t talk about it. Last night the bloviating gasbags weren’t talking about Obama’s speech. Neither were the Obotian minions.
Here is what Jim Geraghty at National Review had to say:
President Obama’s Sunday night speech was about three-quarters of what the cynics and his critics expected. The lone bits of good news were the president’s belated acknowledgement that the Fort Hood shooting was terrorism – not “workplace violence” – and that he didn’t announce any new executive orders dealing with gun control. For starters, the optics of this speech were very strange – why stand in front of the desk in the Oval Office? Did he get poked or get makeup in his left eye right before he went on air? He seemed to be squinting. The only other time the president addressed the country on Sunday night, he announced the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. One expected something new, groundbreaking, or different. Instead, he offered the same proposals and same arguments.
At this point in his presidency, Obama speaks with only one tone, the slightly exasperated and sometimes not-merely-slightly exasperated “adult in the room” who constantly has to correct his fellow Americans, who are always flying off the handle, calling for options that “aren’t who we are,” betraying our values, and so on. He’s always so disappointed in us.
At certain points, Obama sounded as if he was speaking to children. “The threat is real, but we will overcome it.” “We will not defeat it with tough talk, abandoning our values, or giving in to fear.” “We will prevail by being strong and smart.”
Obama requested/demanded some primetime network facetime with the country and flopped so badly that his followers were embarrassed to even talk about it. That’s a long way from his glory days when he could fart and his legions would flood the internet with posts and comments about how historic the aroma was.
At long last even the Koolaid minions are realizing that the clothes have no emperor.