9:15 Obama breaks convention by refusing to start by opining about the State of the Union.

9:17 Okay, State of Union sound, but no thanks to Washington.

9:18 Only reference to budget deficits, I hope.

9:19 Oh no, Obama calls Washington “This Town.”

9:20 “Create jobs, not crises.” Good one.

9:22 Ah, the tyrant unveils his tyrannical determination to act alone!

9:23 Nice touch to move quickly from glowering threat to tribute to FLOTUS.

9:25 Wonder how many times the tribute to Boehner as the “son of a barkeep” has been put in
and deleted from speeches?

9:26 The “tax incentives to shift jobs overseas” is a Democratic golden oldie, but it still works.

9:27 First tyrannical executive order threat is to cut through bureaucratic red tape. Nice.

9:31 As Obama talks about natural gas, half expect Republicans to start chanting “Frack! Frack! Frack!”

9:34 “Climate change is a fact!” Truism, but also wingnut bait. He nearly spit the words out.

9:35 Eric Cantor claps minimally at “Get Er Done” passage on immigration reform.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.