State of the Union Live Blogging

Using Facebook, rebelling against the Twitter trend. Who needs the 140 character limit? The live comments are here.

Update: An actual post discussing the speech is posted here.

Update II: Text of the Facebook live comments have been pasted under the fold.

Ron Chusid SOTU live commenting. I’ve opened this up everyone as opposed to friends only. It’s like Twitter without the 140 character limit.

Sullivan: “9.26 pm. I loves me a Democrat who gets the vital importance of small business.”
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Yglesias: “Framing of progressive agenda in classic Americana terms is well-done”
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

“It’s time to finally slash the tax breaks for companies that ship our jobs overseas and give those tax breaks to companies that create jobs in the United States of America.”
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

I DO NOT ACCEPT SECOND PLACE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Hopefully that will cause the heads of a few tea-baggers to explode.

3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Sullivan: “What I like about the speech so far is its refusal to be coopted by the old left-right gamesmanship of Washington and the FNC/RNC. He is just ignoring their narrative and reminding people of the truth that belies it.”

That’s what Obama has always tried to do, even if it does frustrate the left from time to time.

3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Climate bill still on the table
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

I love it–he is directly countering the wingnuts who don’t accept the science on climate change.
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

I wish he could also make disbelief in evolution an issue
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Sullivan: “But I love this: clean energy is worth doing whatever you think of climate change. Plenty of conservatives should be able to support this if they could get past their partisanship and bile.”
3 hours ago ·

Suz Andreasen

Suz Andreasen

I love it – The Republicans won’t even stand up for Tax credits for college!
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

WE STILL NEED HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM.
And the crowd goes wild (except the Republicans.)
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

“It should be clear by now that I didn’t take on health care because it would be good politics.”
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

We are “closer than ever” to hcr; doesn’t sound like someone giving up.
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Suz, there is NOTHING Obama could propose that they would stand up for. GOP leadership has sharp shooters who will shoot out the knee caps of any Republicans who stand.
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Tax credits for college. A successful education plan. Yet he isn’t going around saying he should be called “the education president.”
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Gee, that health care plan doesn’t sound so scary.
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

“I will not walk away from these Americans and neither should the people in this chamber.” And it even reduces the deficit.
3 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Wow, there was a huge deficit before he even walked thru the door. Who would have guessed this would have happened after a Republican administration?
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Freezing government spending–shakes up the left/right dynamic but I’m not so sure it will work. Democrats already have a better record on fiscal responsibility than Republicans. Will this change the conventional wisdom?
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Bipartisan fiscal commission–except Republicans want no part of this.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Benen: “Thanks, Bush, for screwing us all over.”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Sullivan: “Thank God he could explain why he had to spend in his first year – or risk an economic collapse. And I like the equation of ordinary people tightening their belts – so government should too. It’s a trivial matter, but it’s never too trivial to get rid of programs that don’t work.”
2 hours ago ·

Suz Andreasen

Suz Andreasen

Finally he will issue an executive order. Mr Smith, there’s your sign.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

538: “This is a *very* Clintonian speech. But it’s encouraging to see that Obama can speak Clinton and still sound like himself.”
2 hours ago ·

Julia Schwartz

Julia Schwartz

i think they did stand- that was the beauty of it
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Ezra Klein: “Notably, Obama did not say pass the Senate bill or amend the Senate bill. There’s no more clarity on process.”

Not the place. Most Americans don’t care this much about process. They want to hear what hcr will do for them, not process details.

2 hours ago ·

Julia Schwartz

Julia Schwartz

this man knows the difference between power and authority.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Earmark reform so the American people can see how their money is being spent. That’s something else which should get bipartisan support.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Chuck Todd: “There’s a LOT in this speech that appears to be aimed at independents; lots of proposals various GOPers have made.” No shit–that’s what he’s been doing since he entered politics.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

“No party should obstruct every single bill.”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Benen: “Trashing a Supreme Court ruling in front of the justices. Awkward.”
2 hours ago ·

Laura Ross

Laura Ross

Never has a State of the Union speech been needed more.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Yglesias: This is a brilliant speech. Realistically won’t do any good unless senate centrists grow consciences, unemployment falls.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

“All of our troops are coming home.”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

538: “Obama is making a lot of arguments tonight that the WH should have been making for months now.’

I’m not so sure that the arguments are any different. It’s just that now he has the national audience. He needs to get on national television more often. Maybe they could put him on every night at 11:35 before Leno?

2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Going back six minutes: “”In the last year, hundreds of Al Qaeda’s fighters and affiliates, including many senior leaders, have been captured or killed — far more than in 2008.”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Markos: “President McCain would have our troops in Iraq another 10,000 years”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Eliminate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Chuck Todd: ” Only Bill Clinton (every SOTU) and LBJ (just one) have given SOTUs longer than 60 minutes.”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Josh Marshall: “Nelson and Lieberman sitting together in axis of weasels.”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Will recap later after I’ve had some time to review all of this and the reaction at Liberal Values

http://www.liberalvaluesblog.com

2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

538: “Obamacare is up to 50% likelihood of passage on Intrade right now.”

I’d now give it closer to 80% at least in some form. If necessary they will push thru a scaled down bill and declare victory but the Democrats know that they cannot go into the November elections with nothing.

2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Sullivan: “This was the president I supported and still support and will support because he alone is calling us away from the cynicism, the ideology, the rhetorical poison, and the red-blue divide that keep us from the reform we desperately need.”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Tweety: “I forgot he was black for an hour.” Even when he says good things about Obama he sounds like an ass.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

That’s Chris Mathews above–with Tweets becoming such a big thing I fear people may have forgotten his old nickname.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Ezra Klein: “Watching that speech, you would think Obama was on top of the world. That, in itself, seems like a significant accomplishment.”
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

Ezra: “Judging from the camera pans, the folks standing behind McDonnell are a lot more, uh, multicultural than the folks in front of him.” I wonder what Mathews thinks of the crowd.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

McDonnell–is he going to go with “drill, baby, drill.” The GOP response is their typical BS.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

McConnell now resorting to the terrorism card. Disgusting.
2 hours ago ·

Ron Chusid

Ron Chusid

538: “Is the State of the Union response jinx the new Sports Illustrated cover jinx?”

Yes if they do this bad a job.

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