Thursday, January 28, 2010

More thinking about the speech

Another thing that came to mind...after referencing Bull Run, Omaha Beach, Black Tuesday and Bloody Sunday...he says this phrase as a preface to the rest of the sentence: "After one of the most difficult years in our history..."

For who? We're not in a Civil War, World War (at least at the same level of participation), Depression or enduring massive Civil Rights struggles. 10 percent unemployment is bad, there are many dangers on the horizon...but I would be hard pressed to put the past year in league with the aforementioned events in our history.

SCOTUS and the President

In regard to the President's opposition to the SCOTUS decision, I agree with Powerline: "Presidents should feel free to criticize important Supreme Court decisions with which they disagree. It's bad form, however, to do so at an event where Justices are in attendance by invitation. And it is unconscionable to do so by ...blatantly misrepresenting what the Court has said."