Sixty-second SOTU

Didn’t have time to watch the speeches? My summary, in less than sixty words.

Shorter President Obama: If we put aside our partisan differences and focus on our common purposes as Americans, we can accomplish anything.

Shorter Paul Ryan: Do precisely as Republicans say or you will starve.

[Shorter Michele Bachmann: Look, up in the sky and off to my right!  It’s a really cool statue of four six guys raising a flag!]

Author: Andrew Sabl

Andrew Sabl, a political theorist, is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics and Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England, both from Princeton University Press. His research interests include political ethics, liberal and democratic theory, toleration, the work of David Hume, and the realist school of contemporary political thought. He is currently finishing a book for Harvard University Press titled The Uses of Hypocrisy: An Essay on Toleration. He divides his time between Toronto and Brooklyn.

5 thoughts on “Sixty-second SOTU”

  1. Shorter shorter President Obama: Sunrise in America.

    Shorter shorter Paul Ryan: Sunset in America.

    [Shorter Michele Bachmann: Howling at a 3/5 gibbous moon.]

  2. So, our choices are 1) content free jingoistic pablum spewing nimrods without a plan, 2) terrorists, 3) or somewhat crazier terrorists.

    We deserve better choices.

  3. We deserve better choices.

    That's for sure.

    Why should whitey-righty get two speeches to our one?

    What this country needs is well-armed, angry Socialist Party.

    One that is given as much media face time as was lavished on Madam Moonbat from teabag hell.

    As nothing matters more than shaking the billions out of billionaires and reviving the middle class.

    As nothing matters more than getting our hands on the windpipes of the oligarchs and choking the "garc" out of them…

    Class warfare please. This time, from the bottom up with fury.

    I want my country back.

    With a hat tip to Rolling Stonefor taking my suggestion and giving the secret oligarchs some sunlight.

    What an ugly collection of fiends that is…

  4. we are starting a 'green tea party' platform focus: food justice, watersheds and foodsheds restoration and preservation….jobs for natural resources restoration (expose the paradox of poverty within resource rich rural environments), urban-hinterland interrelationships that are essential to sustainability. supporting the Carnegie UK Trust: 2009 Manifesto for Rural Communities. i thought it was time for the socialist hinterland to sound-off we are with you koreyel

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