I did not watch the Golden Globes this year.
I did not watch the Grammys.
I am not sure if I will watch the State of the Union address.
A thin-skinned amateur who has been in office six years and still can’t grasp how to do his job will stand before an even more thin-skinned Parliament of Whores and tell them he does not need them, while knowing he really does need them, while none of them truly want to be with each other, and all have lawy ers ready to go bow before the black robed masters who’ll sit stone faced at the front of room knowing they really rule the joint.
My only hope is that the Republicans grow a pair and start laughing uncontrollably when the president begins touting ObamaCare, which you know he will do and which you know they will not. Paging Steve Stockman — here’s your moment.
The State of the Union has become a pointless bit of laundry list stagecrap where everyone in D.C. gets to pretend they like each other and together will make magic before leaking how they hate each other and won’t get any thing done worthwhile.
And you know what? I’m cool with that. I’d rather board up the whole place than have the Parliament of Whores and Captain Bulls— come together with their favorite Johns from K Street and Wall Street and enact Operation BOHICA on Main Street and the middle class.
The only people who can get ahead in Barack Obama and the GOP establishment’s Washington are those who already have the deep pockets buy off Congress and the president. Neither party has a vested interest in changing it. But at least the GOP, for what little good it does these days, will tap the brakes on the joy ride to Gomorrah.
I truly hope you people are ready to go on offense. Instead of being defensive and hoping to get the GOP in control of the Senate, we need to go on offense and get control of the GOP itself.
That’s the only way to turn the tide and it must be done by getting involved in your local party and by picking challengers across the country who you are willing to pray for, write checks for, knock on doors for, and fight for.
Beat the GOP in primaries then storm through to the general election.
Otherwise it’s status quo and BOHICA.
This State of the Union, like Washington itself, promises to be soul sucking gamesmanship made only worse by having to suffer through the GOP response by somebody who will, regardless of the person, look like a deer in headlights and sound like snoring. They ’ll promise to repeal ObamaCare and start over. You should laugh. That’s the punch you in the face and beg you for cash line.
At least Mike Lee is going to give a conservative response. From that we might actually learn something. Every thing else will just be stagecrap and showmanship by a merry band of profiteers.
Then every pundit can spend a couple days using fifty cent words acting like they know what the hell they are talking about and we can forget it all by next Monday.
Erick Erickson is a Fox News contributor. He is founder/editor of The Resurgent. His new book is "Before You Wake: Life Lessons From a Father to His Children”. Follow him on Twitter @EWErickson.