Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama was back in fighting form

I hope you saw President Obama's State of the Union speech last night. He was direct, occasionally funny, clear in his intentions and challenges, willing to call the Republicans out on their amnesia as to when this recession/depression began and the causes for it. He even told the country what the Repubs will be saying about his budget proposals (cut taxes for the corporations and the rich, cut government spending that provides the safety net for the middle class, get rid of pesky regulations) and reminded them that this was what was partly responsible for getting us in the mess. He also took responsibility for some of the mistakes attributed to his year-old administration. (Ever hear George Bush take responsibility for anything?)

He was candid about the issues facing us and what his intended solutions. Within one speech he was Dad, cheerleader, mentor, coach, and, most of all, a very human President. Whether or not I agreed with everything he said, it was refreshing to have a president address his nation as grownups who are capable of understanding complex issues and forming our opinions without the aid of pundits or party leaders. Bravo, Mr. President.

Now the work begins.

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