So last night, during the state of the union, the POTUS (President of the United States) gave his state of the union as he is constitutionally mandated to do. I have watched many of these over the years and often left perplexed and felt the need to listen to the post Speech commentary so I could have a Republican tell me what I just heard, and then in response, a Democrat could tell me what the Republican said about the President. Of course, neither party ever truly agrees on what was just said and they feel the need to “dumb it down” for us less than intelligent viewers who just watched the freakin speech.
Then we have the news networks with their political experts who come on the airwaves and not only tell us what we just saw and heard, but they put their spin on things….and now I am really confused.
So let’s just put this all in order: The President gives his State of the Union. A Republican then explains what we just heard. Then a Democrat comes on to tell us not to listen to the Republicans. Then the news media dissects each and every word spoken by the President, they put their spin on it and then dissect the Republican and Democratic response. FOLKS, do we now understand why nothing gets done in Washington? I mean, really, is it necessary to have a political party response to what the President just said? And now, we have the Tea Party response to listen to. Oh MY God. So we not only have to sit through the agonizing pep rally speech, but we then have to endure political interpretation of what the President just said. That is a sad commentary on where we stand as a nation.