Thursday, January 28, 2010
STATE OF THE UNION
The speech was polite though “Luke warm” in detail. He talked about the need to put “silly” arguments aside, spoke of human rights in Iran, and arm control but the “fact of the matter” is that we found the speech rather lackluster. Apparently American voters did also as evidenced by Obama’s dropping poll numbers today. President Obama spoke out as a Washington “outsider” not beholding to lobbyists, yet his administration is full of lobbyists. He mentioned a plan for future tax cuts yet his performance this past year is forcing tax increases, he talked about not leaving our children with a “mountain of debt” yet he has burdened America with the largest deficit spending in history. We failed to hear anything “new and promising.
On the positive side, we did not hear any reference to race or race relations so possibly we can tout that we are finally coming together as “One Nation”, with people of all kinds coming together to work towards a brighter future. In addition, Representative Joe Wilson was very well behaved, didn’t yell out “You Lie!” and actually stood and applauded on a couple of occasions.
The Corrector will leave the “comments” on this speech to our readers. What did you think of President Obama’s very first State of the Union speech?