Tuesday, January 24, 2012

State of the Union gut reactions...

Personally I wasn't too impressed with the SOTU. It felt too focused on the military and banking without addressing the elephant in the room of #OccupyWallSt; there were too many military points without addressing increased militarization of civilian police. And given the number of on going battles on a state level against roe v. wade - to see the only points he made on women being about equal pay seemed very passive. I was about to be excited when he talked about distrust of congress and if he'd said campaign finance reform instead of insider trading I'd write a check to OFA right now, but elimination of insider trading won't change legislation. Definitely glad to see the Dream Act get a shout out - but beginning and ending with Bin Laden and not mentioning any civil liberties after passing NDAA makes it seem like the Dream Act will be the token part of the agenda for progressives and he'll be on a hard center right track till the election. 

Edit: How could I forget?!?! YAY TEACHERS!

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