24 Jan

Tonight President Obama gave his State of The Union Address.  Whether you love him or hate him there is no denying, he is a great speaker.  While he only touched on many issues of our country, it was easy to get the point. 

Although brief, he covered almost every issue on the minds of the American people.  He opened with full support and cheers from both sides; with a proud reminder of the demise Osama Bin Ladin.  Then he spoke about, health care reform, millionaire tax breaks, saving the integrity of social security and medicare, teacher bonus programs, unnecessary oversight, student loans, offering training programs, bank deficit of trust, the renewed strength of General Motors, how women should earn the same as men (really loved that point), and most importantly the obvious divide between Republicans and Democrats.

It is impossible to fix every problem he presented in one speech or one term and he certainly knows it.  But the President was brilliant to put them all on the table, to let us know they are on his mind.  It’s obvious that his hands are tied on many issues and you could feel the chill in the air, when he confronted those holding him back. 

Many critics will beat up his speech, and one reporter already went on record stating, when you say too much you say nothing.  But I totally disagree…in his one hour speech he said it all.

Politicians all promise to do things differently or better, but in reality if they do not build a bridge and unite it will always stay the same.  One side stands and cheers and the other side has an ugly frown.  They all need to put politics on the back burner and check their egos at the door.  It’s time for them to come together and stop wasting time disagreeing on things that don’t matter.

Although President Obama  cannot rebuild all that was broken long before he arrived, it is clear that he has good intentions and wants what’s best for us all.  But with the stiff angry faces filling a lot of the room, it let us know his fight is hard and nearly impossible to win.

I am definitely not that into politics, but have good common sense.  Basic things are easy to follow, millionaires should not pay less taxes and money, power & greed should not be what rules our country.

Love him or hate him…President Obama will go down as one of the greatest speakers to hit the White House.

On a side note…it was good to see Gabrielle Gifford getting help from “the enemy”.  And poor Hillary Clinton, she looked stressed and like she needs some rest.  Hopefully Hillary will get a vacation soon.



Posted by on January 24, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS


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  1. Jolene Silbernagel-Sailer

    January 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Thank you Brittaj for your insightful emails. I agree with you that President Obama is a great speaker, however remember the many talented people he has staffed to actually compile the information and compose the speech! All he has to do is deliver it in speech form! Again, thank you for your posts, I appreciate them. Have a great day!

    • brittaj

      January 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Thanks Jolene! Politics is always a touchy subject with many different views. That is what makes it an interesting topic. I could have written a book about the speech, but yes it has been busy!

  2. Lisa

    January 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Yes, at this point no one denies he is a brilliant speaker. I wish more Americans could give him credit for being more than a great speaker. He’s done most of what he said he would do, and what I wanted done, against tremendous resistance. With the scenario he entered, I’m extremely doubtful that anyone could have done better. The situation with the economy partly just has to take its course. But possibly, more progress could have been made with more cooperation from the opposing party, who simply want to see him fail at the expense of the well being of every day American people.

    Thanks for sharing Britta!

    • brittaj

      January 25, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Lisa, I agree. Everyone thinks they can do the job better…but they forget about all the obstacles! If he does not get support, how can he do all that plans?


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