Well the delivery was well rehearsed charisma and not nearly as openly divisive as anticipated and yet, in some ways, I couldn’t help but sense that I was watching a Man attempting to avoid two quickly approaching conclusions:
- Although he knows it he has not yet fully come to grips with the simple truth that the Public has turned against him as has his political capital.
- The best of all options before him revolves around avoiding moves that drives the 2014 Mid-term outcome towards the Republicans. Still unwavering in his far-left-of-center leadership form and self-affirmed in his never-to-move-center stand he did speak to an understanding that few can reject:
“The United States is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on earth.”
This truth, if only as the outcome of inherent potential alone, may seem novel it has always been a native ideal implicit in the very truths we hold dear! This is and has always been the unalienable truth of freedom accompanied by the liberty to express it; a privileged attribute for each.
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#1: I believe Jefferson was right in his position of loathing the imperial-like appearance of a formalized SOTU which remained a simple communiqué (to Congress) until revived by Woodrow Wilson. It has become quite the political slugfest; frankly I believe it to be demeaning exhibition and should return to the format as originally intended:
“He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them,…” (Article 2:Section 3.1) Your thoughts?
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