the State of the Union address is yet another occasion to bask in Obama’s glow, to feel, vicariously, at the center of the world stage, to rally once more around the Icon-in-Chief. It is the antithesis of independent Black politics – of serious politics of any kind – and renders the Big Four-Plus useless at every crucial juncture and all points in between. For all other groups, the State of the Union address is a barometer of a president’s commitment to the interests of their constituency – stated for the world to hear and see. But, for the Black Misleadership Class, it is just another chance to swell with pride at the sight of all those white folks summoned to sit in rapt attention to a Black man’s voice.
- SpeakerToolbox: Score the State of the Union Address (professionallyspeakingblog.com)
- Marco Rubio’s Full Response To The State Of The Union Address (treeofmamre.wordpress.com)
- Liveblogging Obama’s State of the Union Address (swampland.time.com)