President Barack Obama (State of the Union Address)
"Understand - a better politics isn't one where Democrats abandon their agenda or Republicans simply embrace mine. A better politics is one where we appeal to each other's basic decency instead of our basest fears. A better politics is one where we debate without demonizing each other; where we talk issues, and values, and principles, and facts, rather than 'gotcha' moments, or trivial gaffes, or fake controversies that have nothing to do with the people's daily lives."
I didn't watch the SOTU, because they are all unwatchable. But I did read it...It was as unreadable as it was unwatchable.
The above comment was my favorite, because it is an out and out lie. It is the way President Obama presents himself to the people, but it is not what President Obama is or how he leads our country.
1. Obama never makes deals. It is always his way or no way. There is no give and take, and the Republicans are given one choice "simply embrace"
2. Obama has made a presidency out of attacking the "decency"
of Republicans, and his favorite tool for pursuing this end is through "fear."
3. Obama doesn't lead; he travels the country "demonizing"
Republicans, and specializes in "gotcha moments"'
and "fake controversies."
The rest of Obama's speech was a sham. It was a waste of time where he pretended to be a gracious leader who cares about the will of the people.
If this were true, he might reflect and act on the actual current will of the people - which was the 2014 Election results...Results that were a direct attack on Barack Obama and his negative leadership style.
The people did not vote in Republicans because they generally love Republicans. They voted in a Republican Senate and House because they are sick and tired of Barack Obama...They are also scared of what Obama is going to do in the last two years of his presidency.
Unfortunately, Obama continues to disregard the people, and he routinely uses ridiculous speeches like the SOTU to prove it...No where did he prove it more than when he out and out lied to the people with the quote above.