Today is one of those days where I have a little bit to say about a lot of things. Let’s get going.
A couple of things motivated me to write today’s article. Perhaps most prominent among them was Paul Krugman’s opinion piece in the New York Times entitled, The G.O.P.’s Long War Against Medicare and Social Security. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/13/opinion/columnists/republicans-medicare-social-security.html
As a matter of course today’s Republicans do not tell the truth. On purpose anyway. Recently several have accidentally done so and I’d like to explore that today. I only need two “settings”; a speech and a balloon.
With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to camp next week, like most baseball fans I’m going through withdrawal. Perhaps that will explain some of the images I’m trying to stir today. At 9:09 pm EST on Tuesday night President Joe Biden commenced his State of the Union address. It started with a few butterflies but ended up being the virtuoso performance not unlike that of an aging veteran starting pitcher throwing a gem in his last game, the seventh game of the World Series. A few hiccups aside, he ends up getting the 27th out and the crown.
Tonight, is the State of the Union address. It’s almost a holiday for political nerds like me. I will be watching more out of a sense of obligation than anticipation.