With his invitees tonight being an empty seat representing all the victims of "gun violence" and a Syrian Muslim "refugee" that will probably have his or her suicide bomb jacket and AK-47 returned to him or her once he or she is safely outside the U.S. Capitol perimeter (I hope they do a cavity search as well), is this not the appropriate title for what may or may not be Barack Hussein Obama's final State Of The One speech?
Hey, the White House said last week that this one wouldn't be the customary legislative laundry list, and why would it be since (1) a Republican Congress isn't going to give him anything he wants (now that John Boehner has retired) and (2) he's going to just take and steal what he wants by imperial executive decree anyway?
Let's think of it as the evil villain mastermind finally unveiling his master plan for his decreed third term, and beyond:
Barack Obama will present an agenda for his final year in office and beyond on Tuesday in his last State of the Union address, aimed at generating support for a Pacific trade pact, [unconstitutional] gun laws and closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Scheduled for 9 p.m. (0200 GMT on Wednesday), the speech to a joint session of Congress will be one of Obama's few remaining chances to capture and hold the attention of millions of Americans before he is eclipsed by his would-be successors. [emphases added]
Did you catch those two Freudian slips? It's not like Reuters to be this candid about the coup de tat to come. I guess they can no longer completely contain their excitement at the prospect.
Politics will loom over the address. He is expected to stick to legacy themes....
i.e. Hardcore leftwing extremist preaching and whining and delusional, Nero-esque victory laps around the way more than metaphorical burning Rome. Expect his Iran nuclear sellout and his Hellfire missile-sweetened capitulation to the Castro brothers to be touted as the twenty-first century Marshall Plan and the Monroe Doctrine, respectively.
....and steer clear of new legislative proposals that his fellow Democrats on the presidential campaign trail are laying out themselves.
Which will never see the light of day in a Republican Congress. A trait "his fellow Democrats" share vis-a-vie the White House apart from the efforts of their pompadoured co-partisan in the GOP race.
Aides said he would offer a more optimistic view of the United States' standing, compared with the dire assessments put forth by Republican presidential hopefuls.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday blamed an "avalanche of negativity" from Republican candidates for polls that show many Americans see the country as on the wrong track.
Bleak reality's a bitch, ain't it, Josh?
"The president sees this as an opportunity to talk to the country bluntly about the challenges that we face and the opportunities that are there for the taking," Earnest said.
Opportunities like this one, I'm anticipating:
Obama forcefully claimed: “I respect the Second Amendment; I respect the right to bear arms; I respect people who want a gun for self-protection.”
Well, here’s another quote: “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” That’s what Obama told me when we were colleagues at the University of Chicago Law School in 1996. Obama has also publicly supported a nationwide “ban [on] the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns” as well as a “ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.” Even as late as the 2008 presidential primaries, Obama supported Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban.
From inaccurate claims about Congress restricting firearms research to failure to explain that virtually everyone stopped by background checks are law-abiding citizens who have a name similar to the people we want to stop, a lot more corrections could be made.
Leopards, as the old saying goes, do not change their spots. Particularly not hardcore leftwing extremist ideologue leopards. He's illegally, unlawfully, and unconstitutionally ordering traditional Donk gun control planks now; there is absolutely no reason to believe, as late in the "fundamental transformation" game as it is, that he won't decree an Australia-style total gun ban and confiscation later this year, or more likely next year, after he's entrenched himself as president-for-life. Something that I have great difficulty believing he wouldn't want to add to his own "legacy" rather than conceding the privilege even to an avowed socialist like Bernie Sanders.
That will be the core meat of his latest "historic" maunderings. This will be the comedic punchline, and ought to bring the Republican side of the House down:
Barack Obama said he regrets that political divisiveness in the U.S. grew during his seven years in the White House....
For which he - "I won," "Let's punish our enemies," the ObamaCare cramdown without a single Republican vote, not even a patently false pretense of bipartisanship, "I've got a pen and a phone," "If Congress won't act, I will" - is entirely responsible.
....and he plans to use his final State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for the nation to unite.
Republicans should laugh out loud right in his face at that line, because everybody knows what he'll mean by that - "Surrender your principles and unite behind me while I still allow you the choice".
“There’s no doubt that politics in Washington are so much more divided than the American people are,” Obama said Tuesday morning in an interview on NBC’s Today show.
Oh, no, Barry, we're all every bit as divided as you've made us. Otherwise the country wouldn't be burning down in every conceivable context.
“Part of what I want to do in this last address is remind people we have a lot of good things going for us. And if we can get our politics right it turns out we are not as divided on the ideological spectrum as people make us out to be.” [emphases added]
I think we've seen this speech before....
....and it will have the same end result.