I felt like something similar was happening last night as I listened to President Obama talk to the American people like adults. It was so very different. And it makes what has passed for political discourse the past twelve years seem like people playing at politics. If I were a Rupublican I would wrassle the party the away from Rush Limbaugh and Anne Coulter and start making a grown-up argument for conservative principles. We need rational conservative voices for balance. The Republican response last night felt like Bret Michaels in sequined leather pants.