An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his annual address to Congress, many goals he outlined in previous State of the Union speeches remain unfulfilled. From reforming immigration laws to meeting monthly with congressional leaders of both parties, the promises fell victim to congressional opposition or faded in face of other priorities as the unruly realities of governing set in.
He’s one of those people who paint a pretty mental picture, but when it comes to actually putting brush to canvass, it’s more like a kid with a box of crayons, with only 2 or 3 colors.
For Obama, like presidents before him, the State of the Union is an opportunity like no other to state his case on a grand stage, before both houses of Congress and a prime-time television audience. But as with other presidents, the aspirations he’s laid out have often turned out to be ephemeral, unable to secure the needed congressional consent or requiring follow-through that’s not been forthcoming.
He has stated his case….repeatedly. He wants to destroy the country! Oh, he hasn’t exactly come out and said so, but from the actions he has taken, it’s quite obvious to anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together. None of his grandiose plans have done anything more than take a back situation, and turn it into a complete disaster.
As Obama’s first term marches to an end amid bitterly divided government and an intense campaign by Republicans to take his job, it’s going to be even harder for him to get things done this year. So Tuesday night’s speech may focus as much on making an overarching case for his presidency — and for a second term — as on the kind of laundry list of initiatives that sometimes characterize State of the Union appeals.
The job of the Congress in the coming term, is to keep that man/child from doing anymore damage. The House has passed many bills that would aid in economic recovery. The Democrat controlled Senate, headed by the very feckless Runnin’ Harry Reid, have thwarted any efforts of the House by refusing to bring the bills to the floor for a vote. HE is a very dangerous man. So, if the Senate Dems aren’t interested in getting the economy moving, doesn’t it stand to reason that the POTUS really doesn’t care either? Just askin’.
For Obama, last year’s State of the Union offers a case study in that dynamic. Speaking to a newly divided government not long after the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., Obama pleaded for national unity, a grand goal that never came to pass as Washington quickly dissolved into one partisan dispute after another.
Pretty words that meant absolutely NOTHING! The left condemns the right for saying the least little thing that puts any of them in a negative light. The right says little to nothing when the left slams anyone. Pussies! Grow a pair. Beat them at their own game. Do we have to lower ourselves to their level. No, we have more subtle ways of giving a slap down. Down South, we have the prettiest ways of giving a dressing down. Bless their hearts, they just can’t help it if they are so nasty. I guess their upbringing didn’t include manners.
The Mr has asked for only one thing for his birthday….that is to NOT have to sit through another one of D’Bama empty speeches, full of lies. I do believe I can afford that, don’t you?