The speech itself wasn't bad. The fact that he continuously fails at actually doing any of the things he says is what makes it terrible.
"Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
- Warren Buffett
I don't think you can really blame half of the stuff not done on Obama. I personally feel its the Congressional Democrats' faults. They have one of the largest majorities in decades yet the idiots still cannot get anything done. They should all be impeached for incompetence, and sent to jail...
But Obama's speech itself wasn't bad. He said what he was going to do, and if he (by which I mean Congress) can get it done, then good for him. But I really doubt that anything will happen. The Congressional Democrats are being real wusses, and its really freaking pathetic.
Veni. Vidi. Vici.
-Gaius Julius Caesar
The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
I had a particularly sour taste in my mouth after this speech, it was pretty awful.
It was sad actually, it seemed like Obama was just bowing down to the GOP every 5 seconds. "Oh thank you sir may I have another?"
This will certainly be another luke-warm year of Obama reaching out and not delivering, and of course the GOP will not even budge no matter how "centrist" they want him to be.
Then I saw some GOP members on the news saying that Obama needs to move more the center? HA! If he moves more to the right he might as well be a Republican, considering how much he has been polishing the shoes of the GOP.
This presidency has been such a failure ever since it began.
Also I would like to take a minute and laugh at the OP for the poll options. "Pretty" terrible versus "fairly" terrible? Good luck with that one.
Last edited by Cilogy; 01-28-10 at 04:06 PM.
Interesting how quickly the Republicans stood and cheered though when Obama said that if they had a better plan, he'd like to see it.
Perhaps predictably, Americans who watched the speech were more Democratic than the nation as a whole. Historically, a President's supporters are more likely than his opponents to watch State of the Union addresses. Forty-four percent of speech viewers in this poll described themselves as Democrats while only 21 percent said they were Republican.