HomePoliticsSOTU Open Thread SOTU Open Thread Kevin February 2, 2005 Politics 12 Comments Especially for the Wizbang comment community. Text Of State of the Union Parking vigilantes? Related Posts Hey, Young Voters! What goes down must come up Joe Lieberman Hater Takes Over Connecticut for Lieberman Party About The Author Kevin Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site. 12 Comments James February 2, 2005 Not seeing any purple-fingered senators…. hrm… James February 2, 2005 Annnd… promise to cut deficit in half gets a huge, huge standing ovation. Again, hrm… James February 2, 2005 That’s right dammit, look straight in the camera when you tell the fogies that you WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR BENEFITS, even after reform. Only way they’ll listen, if that. James February 2, 2005 Bush: “…our children’s future is more important than partisan politics!” Dem #1 to Dem #2: whisper “Like hell.” Dem #2 to Dem #1: “Oh, shit, they’re standing up. We look like even bigger dicks if we don’t applaud that. Mother fucker.” smiles at camera julie February 2, 2005 “[T]o ensure that human life is never bought or sold as a commodity.” Tell that to Debbie Roe and Michael Jackson! James February 2, 2005 Wow, that was quick. Guess I need to start a blog or something — spent the whole night talking to myself 😉 Rob Hackney February 2, 2005 Oh come on fuck the deficit. We need to spend money to protect America and make us strong over seas. This HAS to come first. National security cannot be compromised for a few whining economic “sky is falling” liberal idiots. Smoke Eater February 2, 2005 Somehow I wasn’t surprised at any of the Democrats carping and trying to say that the stuff they liked was all their idea and that Bush was just trying to sound like he wants to unite, but then saying he lies and same old CRAP! petey February 2, 2005 Did the president kiss Joe Lieberman at the end of the speach? Cool bit of bipartisanship! robert February 3, 2005 Wow! Bush stuck it to Iran and Syria. I wonder what that might do? Henry February 3, 2005 I remember watching his first State of the Union Address. Man things were a little different back then, weren’t they? Eric February 3, 2005 It occurs to me that tackling Social Security this year is probably a win win for Bush. If the President gets everything he wants of course he wins, and the Democrats lose Social Security as their issue. If the Democrats block it completely through a filibuster then the Republicans have a huge tool for the 2006 midterms by telling the American people that the Democrats can’t be trusted since they weren’t even willing to work with the President on fixing Social Security. If it ends in a compromise then Bush gets the credit for grabbing the third rail of American politics with both hands and living.