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Posted at 1:37 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Bipartisan SOTU seating helped Obama

By Kathleen Parker

"Date night" proved to be a bonus for President Obama. The standing ovations appeared to be unanimous because it was difficult to see those still seated. Unity may be a mirage, after all.

By Kathleen Parker  | January 26, 2011; 1:37 AM ET
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Date night. What a stupid comment. We have an arrogant, lying sorry excuse for a leader and this tripe is the best you can come up with. You ought to quit and get a job that requires some intellect and effort.

Posted by: nomobarry | January 26, 2011 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Wrong again Parker, nothing could help Fidel Obama. He's hopeless..

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | January 26, 2011 10:20 AM | Report abuse

"Date night." It kind of says it all. Good point about not being able to see who was sitting. However, I think that the real "mirage" here is the Republican insistance that they were mainly brought to Washington to cut the deficit (a good idea on its own). The polls showed that the number one thing on voters minds was the lack of jobs. I hope the repubs get it as I never want to see undivided government in Washington again. (for the first commenter on "intellect" that means I don't want to see one party control both houses and the presidency -- call me arrogant.)

Posted by: Fergie303 | January 26, 2011 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Thank goodness we did not have to see Pelosi jumping up and down. Thank goodness we did not have to see Pelosi. The speech was unimpressive. As usual it was just spend, spend, spend and spin.

Posted by: annnort | January 26, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Thank goodness we did not have to see Pelosi jumping up and down. Thank goodness we did not have to see Pelosi. The speech was unimpressive. As usual it was just spend, spend, spend and spin.

Posted by: annnort | January 26, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I liked the seating arrangement. Last year Joe Wilson, surrounded by his cronies, was able to yell "you lie." I thought that was reprehensible. So when the dems stood up, the repubs got mad and vice versa. This time they all looked like adults. In fact, some were looking around to see if they should sit or stand or clap or what, so they stood up and clapped. That part was pretty funny. I was better able to concentrate on the President's speech because I didn't have to get pissy about who was standing and who was sitting.

Posted by: jpawlik1 | January 26, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Sometimes .... timing is everything. I wish the SOTU for 2011 could have been held this September. (There is some ... good news out there).
This recent SOTU set the tone. That's all. A big improvement too.

Posted by: deepthroat21 | January 26, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

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