Predictions About the Speech

Let me step out on a limb here and make this prediction: no matter what Barack Obama says tonight, Republicans will criticize every jot and tittle, and assign to him the most lurid of motives. I suspect that even Sean Hannity, that bloated paragon of impartiality, won’t find anything good to say. But I could be wrong.

In my naivete, I’ll be viewing President Obama as a man sincerely trying to fix an impossibly complex situation with no precedent, while combatting intransigent Republican “Party of No” opposition and a self-centered, pork-loving, leadership-challenged, financially boneheaded Democratic Congress. 

The only positives for Obama are the wet kisses he’ll get from Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow. And really, who wants that?

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