People refrain from calling President Obama’s speech to Congress the “State of Union” because he just got into the White House—it seems longer and he is starting to show wear. I think Secretary Clinton is chuckling, “I told you so; Barrack is too nice to deal with these national and global kuckleheads; we need someone battle-tested and hard like me. I have been through some things.”
I am not surprised that Republicans are not supporting the President’s recovery programs as most Democrats would have done the same for McCain’s programs if the election results were different. President Obama, the Democrats and a few moderate Republicans should do what the people elected him to do. The Blue Dog Democrats will provide a reasonable level of fiscal restraint but put your cards on the table, let the chips fall where they may and all other applicable axioms.
“Prove them wrong” be prepared to deal with the consequences (success or otherwise) because supporters of supply-side economics will never back massive new taxes and trying to convince them is a waste of time and energy.
It’s like the frog cloaking the heron trying to sallow him; “never give up” is the code of the far-right and far-left.
President Obama will say tonight that the road back won’t be easy, we must all brace for hard times and things will get worst before getting better. If you are surprised by this message, you will surprise him because he said this throughout the campaign. Those voters who weren’t caught up in the emotions heard him all along—Obama might be Hillary-hard after all.