Giving credit where credit is due, I must admit President Obama is a good speaker. His ability has propelled him through two presidential wins.
Unfortunately, that is the only praise I can give him. His words in the State of the Union address were tainted with deception on every subject he raised. He is an intelligent man, and to get so many of his subjects wrong must have been a willful act, for he surely is aware of the state of the country – and it is not good!
Perhaps his words were meant only to shore up his supporters, for the rest of us who take the time and effort to learn better will not be drawn into his web of lies and deceptions. The economy is not good; foreign relations are terrible; the state of our military is in decline; and generally people are in dismay over what has happened to our country.
His assertion that the Republican members of Congress will not work with him is at best malicious. He has repeatedly refused to meet with them. Perhaps this is, in his own mind, justification for his bypassing them and assaulting the Constitution, which he has done repeatedly. He swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend this document! He has not done so. Democrats as a whole have no reverence for the Constitution, and call it a “living document” that can be changed as needed. Others have called it a “worthless piece of paper.”
When Obama took office, he by his own words stated he was going to change America. True to his word, he has changed America, but not for the better. By surveys, even the state of race relations in the country has declined.
Why does Obama reserve his harshest words for those critics who simply disagree with his policies, or ordinary Americans who own guns? Would not America be better served by his directing those words toward ISIS, the Taliban or al-Qaida?