PolitiFact has already fact-checked President Obama’s State of the Union Address, as has the Associated Press. It’s a mixed bag. Also, the Heritage Foundation has quickly opined on the topics covered in the speech. Here is a transcript of the address from CNN.
One noteworthy part of the speech was when Obama singled out the Supreme Court — present and non-responsive — for criticism. He lamented their recent decision on corporate free speech in Citizens United v. FEC and asserted the following:
I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests or, worse, by foreign entities. They should be decided by the American people. And I urge Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps correct some of these problems.
The obvious problem with passing such a bill is a little piece of paper called the Constitution and a pesky little right called free speech. I posted in more detail on this case last week.