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Now they're worried

An amusing moment in the SOTU address occurred when Obama said:

There is, of course, another responsibility we have to our children.  And that is the responsibility to ensure that we do not pass on to them a debt they cannot pay.  

The Republicans roared their agreement. It was the only real point in the speech when they showed genuine emotion. But then Obama continued:

With the deficit we inherited…

And the Democrats roared back, mocking the Republicans. (And I think there was an ad lib in the middle where Obama mentioned that this was an issue where there was bipartisan agreement.)

The Republicans deserve to be mocked. All of a sudden they're worried about big government and deficits. But it is ironic for the Democrats to do the mocking. They haven't exactly been pushing for balanced budgets or reduced spending over the last eight years.


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