In theory, today was the perfect storm. Mitt Romney released his tax returns on the same day as the president was expected to stand up in front of the nation and give a strong speech focusing on tax reform and income equality.
However, if you spent the day listening to Republicans, it turns out that, despite having no knowledge of the content of the State Of The Union speech, they were ready to condemn it as a partisan, divisive, politically motivated nightmare….
Originally from Scotland, Michael was a freelance video editor before joining TPM in the summer of 2011. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats and is a lifelong fan of The World Famous Dundee United.