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 is editor in chief of Morning Martini. He’s a communication specialist with experience in the private sector and on various campaigns. He's the communications director for the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Commentary here is strictly his own.