…it’s reported that President Obama’s State of the Union speech will be “aggressive” rather than offering “an olive branch” to Congress.
Why, I’ll be gobsmacked! Quelle surprise! Who wouldda thunk it? Finally, finally, he’s taking the gloves off.
Politico writer Glenn Thrush describes Republican disarray and Obama’s plans to take advantage of both that and his newfound post-election popularity. Everybody loves a winner, it seems, except for a few of us conservative dead-enders who remain unaccountably pouting and sulking, unimpressed by His Greatness, as we plan to continue trying to impede the great progressive vision.
And Obama’s had it with our shenanigans; no more Mr. Nice Guy:
He’ll pay lip service to bipartisanship, but don’t expect anything like the call for peaceful collaboration that defined his first address to a joint session of Congress in 2009, [Democrats close to Obama] say.
I love these narratives. Including this one:
That strategy has its dangers: If Americans perceive Obama as too partisan, he’ll lose a serious share of his personal popularity.
No, he won’t. You guys in the press will see to that, as you have before.
[NOTE: In other news, TNR shows its own snark in an article reporting on an interview with the despised Roger Ailes, who points out what is, to me, quite obvious:
Rger Ailes is kvetching. “The president likes to divide people into groups,” he huffs into the phone. “He’s too busy getting the middle class to hate rich people, blacks to hate whites. He is busy trying to get everybody to hate each other.” With that off his chest, Ailes gets back on message. “We need to get along,” he says.
It’s an unexpected plea from the Fox News CEO considering his impressive record of provocation. But recently, “getting along” has become an imperative for the conservative movement. Mitt Romney lost the Latino vote by nearly 50 points, and now almost everyone agrees that the Republican Party needs to improve with Hispanic voters to have a shot at the White House in 2016.
We kvetchy, huffy Republicans, criticizing that nice man who's tried so hard to get along with us and has finally given up in understandable frustration.]