It was nice to learn today that I wasn't the only one who found Obama's budget speech, with its call for a $1 trillion tax hike, ridiculous. (See below post). Here's a sampling of some other reaction:
Mark Steyn - "There’s something sad about a man so carelessly revealing himself as entirely inadequate to the moment."
Yuval Levin - "President Obama’s speech really brought home how confused and disoriented liberalism is today."
Mitt Romney - "The president went from being wrong to being deceptive and intellectually dishonest."
Charles Krauthammer - "I rarely heard a speech by a president so shallow, so hyper-partisan and so intellectually dishonest."
Wall St. Journal editorial - "The speech he chose to deliver was dishonest even by modern political standards."
The themes of "dishonest" and "inadequate" seem to be the consensus. Not quite the same as "hope" and "change," are they?