President Obama’s only ad-lib last night.
The smile at the end says it all.
Transcript via TPM:
Claps could be then heard on the Republican side of the House chamber, and Obama paused.
“I know because I won both of them,” he deadpanned. It wasn’t in his prepared remarks.
Congressional Democrats applauded their approval.
Charlie Pierce would have preferred to hear this:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Majority Leader, thank you for inviting me here tonight to discuss the state of our union. The state of our union is strong, and it’s all because of me, motherfkers, and no thanks to your sorry, wrinkled white asses. I did everything I could do to pull the economy out of the shallow grave your deregulatory frenzy and the two-term nitwit who preceded me dug for it. You stood there like squeaking eunuchs and blocked everything you could, and a narrow slice of the electorate gave you virtually unprecedented control over the entire national legislature. I don’t care. Your party has sold its soul and lost its mind. I’m not going anywhere. So I’m’a gonna do what I goddamn well please, because the state of our union is strong, motherfkers, and it’s all because of me. Nice to see you all again, though.
According to what I’ve seen, the president pretty much said that.
PS: How many ways will the GOP work their way around to calling the president “uppity” without actually saying the word? Any bets?