7th and last State of the Union for Obama!
"More about legacy than legislation" says the CBS reporter. He's a lame duck president.
Lots of people coming in. The CBS reporter says Obama was working on the speech all night. He had a draft at 3 am.
Here comes the prez! Lots of hugs and kisses and handshakes. He's kissing all the ladies. A hug from Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The CBS reporter says that Paul Ryan disagrees with everything Obama says, even though he hasn't said it yet.
My mom says Michelle Obama looks awesome.
Obama gave copies of his speech to Ryan and Biden. I wonder if this is for souvenir purposes?
So far, Paul Ryan doesn't look as crabby as Boehner always did.
Obama wants to work on criminal justice reform and drug abuse. He hopes the Republicans will help.
Tie report: Ryan = solid red. Biden = red and white stripe. Obama = blue and gray stripe.
(I looked it up. The nuns are Little Sisters of the poor and are challenging the affordable Care Act because of birth control. Paul Ryan invited them.)
Oh man, this is going to be a lot of standing up and sitting down and clapping.
Gay marriage! I wonder if it is only the Democrats standing?
"Let's talk about the future..." how to give everyone a fair shot in the economy? How to make technology work for us? How to make America safe. How to make politics reflect what is best in us. Sounds like good goals!
Obama says the US has the strongest economy in the world. Do we? The CBS reporters said that Paul Ryan disagrees with all of this.
What is Paul Ryan doing? Is he chewing GUM?
Pre-K for all! I hated pre-k.
Obama wants to cut the cost of college. That's good. Jack is going to college in 2 years.
Ha ha. Obama made a joke about how the only people who will have the same job and benefits for 30 years are in that room.
JOe BIden stood and clapped. Paul Ryan did NOT.
18 million people have gained insurance through the ACA. He says he guesses "we won't agree on health care any time soon." Someone clapped REALLY LOUD at that.
Paul Ryan wants to tackle poverty.
CNN reported that Ryan had to practice his poker face for this speech.
"how do we reignite the spirit of innovation?"
"Protected an open internet."
Biden wants to cure cancer because his son died of cancer :-( Let's make America the country that cures cancer! That would be great.
We also need to have clean energy. He says that people who deny climate change at this point are dopes. "American businesses should produce and sell the energy of the future!" Wind power! Solar power!
I wonder what Paul Ryan is thinking?
The US is the most powereful nation on earth. Period. CLAPPING.
Everyone stood to applaud the armed forces.
We have to pretect the American people and go after terrorist networks. Is it ISIS, or ISIL?
Maybe when Obama leaves office, he can go fight terrorism as an armed vigilante.
ISIL does not equal Muslims
Lindsay Graham doesn't look impressed.
He's still talking about terrorism. He's got 10 minutes left. Will he talk about terrorism for 10 more minutes?
We can't go fix all the countries. He's right about that. We will protect Americans and our allies.
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is going to give the Republican response. I don't know if I want to watch that. We had a field trip today and I'm really tired.
He's talking about Cuba. My mom's friend Wendy just visited Cuba. She's in Argentina now.
He wants to shut down the prison at Guantanamo.
He quoted Pope Francis and there was crabby noise in the audience. Don't these people like Pope Francis?
"We the people..." All the people!
Last things he wants to say: we need to work together to make things happen. Everyone needs to stop being jerks to each other.
Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg asleep, like she was last year? I'm ready to sleep. Sorry Obama, your speech is kind of boring.
Obama regrets that all the politicians hate each other.
We need to make it easier to vote. My mom says Jack will be able to vote in the next election. SCARY.
Who is that kid in the audience? Oh, Braden Mannering from Let's Move.
We all have to uphold our duties as citizens. Vote, stand up for people. Blah blah. Wrap it up.
The State of our Union is STRONG!!!