A Video Response to the State of the Union


Seven minutes and seven seconds. . .

For those interested, here is a shorter version — about three and a half minutes long:

— Steve Clemons


3 comments on “A Video Response to the State of the Union

  1. Mr.Murder says:

    Obama’s danced along the lines of those initiatives too, and hillary has made the campaign appearance around a schedule of high visiblty churches.
    Thanks for sticking the SCOTUS full of Catholics. These religious initiatives should not pass the scrutiny of review.


  2. Shirin says:

    Bush “dialed down” his rhetoric, and “reached out” to Iran?! WTF?! Did you listen to the same speech I heard?! If that was “reaching out”, then I don’t want to hear what you would consider belligerent bullshit!


  3. Bill R. says:

    Good wrap-up, Steve! Much kinder to W than is deserved. But good on laying out the direction for a new president.
    Once again on Obama, did that really merit a cheap shot!
    Here’s what CNN reported:
    CNN) — It seems a snub is in the eye of the beholder.
    The question swirling around Barack Obama Tuesday: did he, or didn’t he, deliberately snub presidential rival Hillary Clinton at the State of the Union speech?
    Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the Illinois senator said all the talk swirling around the moment the two crossed paths Monday night is much ado about nothing.
    “I was surprised by sort of the reports this morning,” Obama told reporters. “You know there was the photograph in the Times about, sort of, me turning away. I was turning away because [Sen.] Claire [McCaskill] asked me a question as Sen. [Ted] Kennedy was reaching for her.”
    “Sen. Clinton and I have very cordial relations off the floor and on the floor. I waved at her as we were coming into the Senate chamber before we walked over last night,” he continued. “I think that there’s just a lot more tea leaf reading going on here than I think people are suggesting.”
    The moment came at Monday’s speech when Clinton headed to shake hands with a congressman seated in front of Obama. CNN’s Jessica Yellin reports that Kennedy, seated directly next to Obama, then moved to shake Clinton’s hand. As the two senators spoke, Obama turned to look at the back of the room. It was only after Obama turned away, Yellin reports, that McCaskill struck up a conversation with Obama.
    McCaskill also commented on the incident Tuesday, calling it “one of those accidents that just happened and got caught on film.”


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