Tag Archives: Speech

Obama’s BP spill speech

(Read the transcript here) I don’t want to spend too much time criticizing and nitpicking the President’s speech last night. After all, no amount of speeches will stop the oil leak or clean up the ocean and the coastlines. Obama did, however, miss an opportunity to move beyond generic campaign rhetoric about the American spirit […]

Obama’s health care speech

I haven’t had a chance to listen to or read Obama’s speech to Congress on health care reform last night. When I do, I’ll let you know my thoughts. In the mean time, you can watch the entire speech here (or read the transcript): The NY Times also has a cool interactive video/transcript which makes […]

What Obama should have said in Egypt

Good afternoon. Assalaamu alaykum. I’m going to keep this short and simple, because I need to get back to fixing America’s health care system and designing the next Corvette. So let me start off by saying We’re Sorry. Invading Iraq was a mistake. Instead of making the region safer or spreading democracy, all we’ve done […]

Obama speaks in Egypt

Yesterday El Presidente gave a speech in Cairo designed to restart America’s relationship with the Middle East and the larger Muslim world. If you’ve got 55 spare minutes, you can watch the speech here: Or read the transcript here. But you probably don’t have 55 minutes to watch his speech or a half hour to […]

Bobby Jindal's response to Obama

If this is the new face of the Republican party, they are in a lot of trouble: Government is bad… blah blah… tax cuts will solve everything… blah blah… The general consensus seems to be that Jindal talked to us like we were in grade school, and sounded eerily like Kenneth from 30 Rock. Mix […]

Republican National Convention Thread

(Updated Below) Consider this an open thread to discuss anything you want about the RNC, speeches and all. Here’s Mitt Romney fishing for applause by adding the word “liberal” to every attack he could come up with: Read Romney’s prepared speech. Mike Huckabee, one of the only likable Republicans on the national stage, reminds us […]

The other highlight of the Democratic Convention

The convention is finally over and aside from Obama’s amazing speech last night, this is my pick for the best speech: Yes. Seriously. It was John F’ing Kerry. My favorite part: I have known and been friends with John McCain for almost 22 years, but every day now I learn something new about Candidate McCain. […]

Hope floats

Our long national nightmare is over. Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. The next President will not be a Bush or a Clinton. Through a combination of election victories and superdelegate endorsements, Obama has mathematically defeated Hillary Clinton. So why the hell wont she concede? Clinton is either totally […]