Jekyll and Hyde

President Obama’s State of the Union will be less than inspirational, focusing on a tax-and-spend agenda he knows won’t get through the GOP-controlled Congress.

That’s the summation of our predictions about the speech over at Right Wisconsin, which posted the expectations of commentators from around the state.

Ironically, I sarcastically proposed President Obama would suggest one of America’s goals should be to land men on Mars. He actually did – but only to add a veneer of aspiration to the lefty litany.

The president spent much of the speech doing two things: 1 – Proposing a laundry list of liberal policies he knows we can’t afford like free community college; and 2 – Lecturing Congress about dysfunction. By issuing veto threats and challenging the GOP to oppose his smoke-and-mirrors “Middle Class Economics,” he’s setting up the very same dysfunction he complained about.

This president has a Jekyll-and-Hyde duality, one side for public consumption and the other that hates the GOP with a passion.

Read RW’s predictions in full here.

About the writer: Chris Rochester has worked in communications and finance for a state Senate and congressional campaign, consulted on numerous Assembly and local races, and has held leadership roles in his local Republican Party. He's communications director for the MacIver Institute. Commentary here is strictly his own.