I don't think there will be a starker image from the speech tonight for the American viewer than the sight of one half of the chamber sitting on its hands at the President's words. It's most of what anyone needs to know to distinguish the parties.
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Tax cuts. Listening to see if this segment favors Blunt, Boehner, Shadegg?
Our economy can't function without immigrants, sure. Starting with them guys who came over the Bering Strait a millenium or so ago, we're all immigrants. But why does that sound like you don't want to control illegal immigration?
Otherwise, they'd stand and applaud permanent tax cuts.
This economic section reeks of inserts from Cheney's office. And I love it.
Roughly thirty minutes of foreign policy so far, clear, passionate, unambiguous, historically accurate, rugged, visionary, inarguable.
If there are people in our country who are talking to al-Queda, we want to know about it because we're not going to sit back and wait to be hit again.
Ok, Dr. Dean. What's your answer? Other than saying "no."
John, this is strong and bold. And Hillary knows it. Just look at her smirk and shake her head.
POTUS takes the battle to the enemy sitting in the room.
Egypt's Mubarak and Hamas's Meshed and Saud's Abdullah get slapped.
"Must not permit the Iranian regime to gain nuclear weapons."
Citizens of Iran: "a free and democratic Iran ..."
Ahmadinejad stares back from the mystery of his hidey-hole.