His State of the Union speech, finally, forcefully challenged the GOP and reminded Americans that he inherited a country in shambles. Sure, the speech should have come in September, health care has been teetering since the summer, GOP lies had been left to fester unanswered since practically the beginning of the health-care debate.
Still, better late than never.
His bitch slapping the GOP and their talking points on their home court yesterday hopefully reminded them that he is the most powerful person on the planet. They are a whiny opposition. The former bullies (when they were in the majority) are now shrill and thin-skinned.
With his performance today the president seems to finally get that projecting strength reads as projecting leadership. He needs to keep it up. He needs to open up a rapid-response desk in the White House (some intern glued to FOX, aka GOP-TV 24/7) so that the moment one of them spouts, "government takeover of health care," or "death panel," somebody goes on air and with wit but force calls them liars and tells them to sit down and shut up.
He was AWOL most of the fall and started to lose control of his presidency. Let's hope he's learned his lesson and will come out of the Oval Office much more often, reminding working Americans that he's their full-time lobbyist. They are his special interest.