If you missed the eminently missable SOTU 2011, the transcript is here. Tax cuts, defunding social security,[via] but not the war in Afghanistan. Is it possible that he really believes his proposals will actually arrest the long term decline of the US, rather than accelerate it? If Barry is really as smart as his apologists say he is, then you'd think he knows better.
For years I believed the democrats were the good guys and the republicans were the bad guys. I even voted for Mondale in '84, as well as Dukakis and Clinton later on. Now I believe the democrats are the bad guys and the republicans are the bad guys, and the so-called tea partiers are just crazy and stupid, daydreaming about their cock-eyed vision of the pre-civil rights era. Bipartisanship, at least as as most people construe it is likewise delusional, a psychological crutch for those who want to believe the system still works, and don't want to see the rot. Don't get me wrong- I understand the desire to believe, but the only choice we have left is whether or not we withhold our consent. That's all they want from us anyway, the conferral of legitimacy. Our opinions about what they do