My obligatory reaction to the State of the Union Address.

I’m not going to hit my head.

Not over this garbage of a speech, it’s not worth it.

I wish we could get an accurate account of the lies and half truths that were said in this speech, but that won’t happen.

Not because of any media bias, although I’m sure that has a role, but because it would be simply too exhausting of a task.

Don’t believe me?

Let’s take one paragraph form the very beginning of this monstrosity. The bold italics is my response:

And here are the results of your efforts: the lowest unemployment rate in over five years and the lowest labor participation rate in 35 years; a rebounding housing market only after foreclosures have run their course a manufacturing sector that’s adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s this is a claim he has made before and politifact has deemed  false  more oil produced  at home than we buy from the rest of the world, the first time that’s happened in nearly twenty years Yea okay but no thanks to your policies and can you say fracking?  our deficits cut by more than half for the first time in over a decade but still at historically high levels, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest; America is. Perhaps but only because they are buying up our real estate

And that’s how the speech began!

The truth is no one fact checker will be able to keep up with this speech. In the end it doesn’t matter, it’s a speech that will end up in the dust pan of history.

Frank Luntz had an interesting focus group breaking down the speech, it pretty much says it all:

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