Late-Night Liberty: Political Edition

Attention political junkies: Don’t forget to set your TiVos for President Barack Obama’s speech before Congress tonight 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT). He will reveal his budget before Congress.

Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana who has been talked up non-stop by the press, will give a rebuttal afterwards.

Chat away!


39 thoughts on “Late-Night Liberty: Political Edition

  1. Really looking forward to hearing him speak!

    I’m not 100% happy with some of the policies, but having a Pres who can speak English fluently is such a joy!

    Started the evening at a fundraiser for a neighbor/friend who is running for City Council, so this is an unusually “political” night for us!

  2. totally superficial

    but what is that on the desk/table in front of Nancy Pelosi? It looks silver and glass — a set of water glasses? I can’t figure it out.

  3. What a bunch of hypocrites

    Mean Jean Schmidt is making goo goo eyes at President Obama and had him sign two copies of the official program. What a bunch of horse shit.

    That said, loved his speech – I was applauding in the car. What a dork, eh?

    • YES!

      What the hell kind of train wreck was that. I had to look away, I really did. THIS and Palin are the future of the GOP. The gods are smiling upon us! :-)

      • He was HORRIBLE!

        And he’s supposed to be the “Boy Wonder” of the republican party?  I caught a minute of him Sunday morning trying to explain the difference between accepting help for Katrina damage verses accepting stimulus money.  Not impressive.

      • I stopped it

        DH wants to watch so I paused it and he can watch it off the DVR later.  Ugh…  

        But, I loved Obama’s speech – energy, health care, and education – awesome.  And I cried when he told the story of the girl writing to Congress and then seeing her next to Michelle.  How cool would that have been?  She was so cute!  

        • I’m not telling DD about her

          because she’s been writing to Obama non-stop…she wants to live in the WH. In fact, she want to be the Obama’s daughter!!! LOL. If she found out about this kid, all hell will break loose!

      • That’s it.

        Reminded me of when people go to a class room to read to the children.  You know, those people who do it who don’t usually read to children.

    • I did not like the cadence…

      to that speech at all. Then again, he had a tough act to follow.

      Obama was amazing! I found myself applauding from my living room. Yes, I am a dork. :)

        • We were right there with you!

          Mira kept standing up to clap anytime they clapped there.  Then she saw the Republicans sitting when Obama talked about SCHIP and asked why they weren’t clapping.  DH goes, “They don’t like kids.”  Mira said they should all sit in the ready chair then because that just wasn’t nice!

      • I had to call for a glass of

        wine when Obama was finished.  Without it, I don’t think I would have made it through Jindal.

        Obama just makes me feel good.  As a liberal progressive, I felt as if he was telling me that he hasn’t forgotten all those promises he made during the campaign.  

        And the hell with the idea that we are a “center-right” country!

  4. loved Obama tonight

    Obama’s speech was awesome. I cannot understand how anyone can disagree with what he said.

    Jindal…gah. I’m ashamed to live in Louisiana sometimes. I hate the way he speaks, and this “folksy” talk he gave tonight was so disingenuous.

    Is that a word? lol

    • He truly does

      strike a “post partisan” tone, doesn’t he?  So much of what he says is what our parents and grandparents would have called “good old common sense”.

  5. obama was fabulous…

    nailed it.  jindal?  what everyone above said plus… that hurricane katrina schtick to prove his point about government involvement?  is he for real?  the sheriff and boat story? moronic bordering on nuts.

    • LOL!

      I am sorry, but I cracked up when he told the sheriff story. What exactly was the moral of the story? Jindal is a hero for risking incarceration in fighting the red tape in New Orleans? Whatever. That was totally off-the-wall nuts…

      • actually…

        that story is a lie. Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parish, told the same story about him and Harry Lee.

        Jindal was in BR most of the time. Methinks his speech writer embellished a little much.

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