Are you watching? Share your thoughts with us after the jump.
I'll be live blogging in reverse chronological order, below:
Naturally, Fox got right to panning the speech. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that they'll spend just as much time gushing over Gov. Haley's response.
A touching comment: "It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency – that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. There’s no doubt a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide, and I guarantee I’ll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office."
"The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith. His Holiness, Pope Francis, told this body from the very spot I stand tonight that 'to imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place.' When politicians insult Muslims, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid bullied, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. It betrays who we are as a country."
President Obama just put VP Biden in charge of "Misson Control" to win war on cancer. A nice moment.
"Immigrants aren’t the reason wages haven’t gone up enough; those decisions are made in the boardrooms that too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns."
"Food stamp recipients did not cause the financial crisis, recklessness on Wall Street did."
Paul Ryan doesn't even clap when Obama calls for strengthening Social Security.
"Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction."
Paul Ryan started clapping when Obama said this would be his last SOTU, then seemed to think better of it.
WaPo's Charles Lane "asked" if Obama campaigned on national unit back in 2008, why does he have to campaign on it now?
The SOTU hasn't even begun but Fox is already criticizing him for not talking about Iranians holding US soldiers (who crossed into Iranian water and will be released tomorrow).
Krauthammer is a sour partisan. Ironically, his knee-jerk and standard ‘Obama is divorced from reality [since he doesn’t reside with Charles in the Fox News propaganda bubble]’ baloney is more fitting for his boiler-plate POTUS smears which were some of the crappiest political analysis ever.
If A.B. Stoddard ever smiled it’d break her face so it was no surprise her analysis was equally lazy, sour, and reflexive.
The lone [right leaning] moderate was the only one who attempted to actually analyze what our president said. It’s always interesting to observe panelists who don’t agree with the standard right-wing Fox News spin because they’re typically tense, careful, and measured in their response, bracing for the moderator or dominate pack of conservative panelists to bite their heads off. In this case, amusingly, Bret simply ignored him like he never said a thing and just moved on to feed the right-wingers. 👍
I didn’t watch much beyond the first round or two of analytical bulls—t. Fox News’ analysis is the worst in the business. Just lazy repetition of tired Republican catch phrases like “leading form behind” attached to thin data-mined facts or no facts at all.
“Unfortunately, a black hole is no match for the girth of Sean Hannity’s head.”
And the girth of Jabba the Ailes’s waistline!