I don't like liars. I have been lied to by some of the best liars in the world and have become well adept at picking up on other people's lies.
When I am lied to, I have two choices. I can either call them on it, like one lawmaker decided he would do. Or, I can act as if I believe it and ignore it altogether, allowing the liar to believe that he convinced me of his falsehoods.
This is why I did not listen to the President's speech last night. I expected nothing more than a bullying tone, full of lies. And from what I have read and heard already this morning, that's what the people who listened to it got for their efforts.
Fred Barnes, a man who I believes delivers honest analysis most of the time, has his take on the speech from last night. I don't think the President sold him.