In case the coverage in Big Bear distracted you from the State of the Union, it was an ambitious speech by President Obama with a call for a national pre-school program to help kids get off to a better start, a new call for manufacturing excellence to help restore the middle class economy, and a call to protect the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure by making it a national security issue. Hackers today can do more damage with a few keystrokes than the Iraqi Republican Guard could during the first Gulf War.
Here’s a transcript of the president’s address.
For the Republican response by Senator Marco Rubio, the same old tired ideas were pitched. But did thirsty Rubio’s sip of water make him a candidate for the latest Internet meme? Here’s a transcript of what he had to say. Paul Ryan drank so much water during his debate with Biden, even I had to use the men’s room. Liars get thirsty, what can I say?
For the truly bat$hit crazy Tea Baggers out there, here’s Senator Rand Paul’s response to the State of the Union.