Not news: Obama gave a good speech.
News: Bobby Jindal brought the CREEP to my TV! Did you see him deliver the GOP response? Oh my hell! My immediate thought was, "Infomercial." He was talking to the camera while smiling in the way that guy does as he says, "That's right, Jim, for just pennies a day you can place small ads in newspapers around the country--and become a millionaire in just 6 weeks!" One friend wondered if he was going to provide literature and try to talk about Jesus. It was serious creep-ola.
To be fair to Obama, his speech did what it needed to do in terms of speaking to Joe Sixpack. He touched on the banking issue-as-greasing-credit-for-average-Americans, on Iraq, on the economic outlook in general: "While our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken...we will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before."
For the Republican haters, see the polls (this one from the WashPost):
Obama Approval = 68%
Stimulus Approval = 64%
Congressional Republican Approval = 34%
You can keep saying No, but you also have to have something for people to say Yes to. Which the GOP does not have. No soul, no clue, no sense of the zeitgeist.
For Your Enjoyment, Jindal's Lowlights (and Fox News commentators):