So let me start the discussion of government spending by setting the record straight. At the beginning of the last decade, America had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. By the time I took office, we had a one year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade.What ever happened to just plain old, "The State of the Union is Strong!"
Most of this was the result of not paying for two wars, two tax cuts, and an expensive prescription drug program. On top of that, the effects of the recession put a $3 trillion hole in our budget. That was before I walked in the door.--president Barry Hussein Soetoro
Instead what we got was a lecture to all of those who were not as smart as the president in the room to both Republicans and Democrats. It was a dressing down of the United States Supreme Court and it was Liberal ideology in full crow. However president Barry Hussein Soetoro never formally said what the state of the union is.
Sure one can assume that the state of the union is lousy because of what the previous administration left for him to walk through the door to(Soetoro’s words not mine), but he just couldn’t bring himself to say what the status of our country presently is. (Transcript of SOTU speech)
Judging from this speech the state of the union is in free fall. Barry Hussein Soetoro who promised hope and change did not deliver on most of his promises. He is not the post partisan president instead he promotes partisanship with policies that he knows that Americans who love America and the Constitution cannot support. And then he asks us to come work beside him as he dismantles America and the Consitution.
He is not the anti-war president. He promised to end the Iraq war within one year of his presidency. He has not. In addition to that Soetoro has escalated the Afghanistan war but in middle stream he couldn't decide whether to send more troops upon Gen. Timothy McChrystal’s request or not. After months of indecision the president finally sent the minimum amount of troops to a war that he intensified.
However I think the absolute worst moment of Soetoro’s speech is when he down dressed the supreme court’s decision on campaign financing. The Court looked surprised and taken aback at the open rebuke and politicalization of their decision.
Then as a final insult Soetoro ordered Congress (he used the word urging) to write law to void out the Court’s decision. The Court was visibly stunted. In an almost Congressman Joe Wilson moment, Judge Alito mouthed the words, ‘not true’ when the president accused the court’s decision of reversing centuries of law and opening the floodgates for special interests.(see :53sec video)
President Soetoro’s habit of saying one thing and doing another was it full display as was his partisanship. He called for bipartisanship while delivering a most stridden and partisan speech in recent history.
One term Soetoro doubled down on all of the partisan policies and goals in his address that prompted Massachusetts to send him a “can you hear us now” candidate in the person of Senator Scott Brown.
Definitely the message that the president was sending back to Massachusetts and to America in this state of the union address is, yes I hear you but what you are saying is not worth my attention. Also what you are saying is not going to stop me from promoting my extreme left-wing agenda.
As I see it the state of the union is in free fall as Democrats attempt to blame Republicans for not joining them in the dismantling of the Constitution and America.
Allow me to say something you missed last night Mr. president and that is, The state of the union is the worst that it has been since the great depression and this is under your watch, a Democrat president’s watch!