Last night’s State of the Union was pretty impressive by President Barack Obama along the way he verbally laid the smackdown on the Supreme Court. I thought he came out with the fight that he carried with him through the Democratic Primaries and Presidential Election. A swagger that seemed to be lost to a man that had people crying during his Inauguration. Instead replaced with an attitude of aloofness and “to cool for school” thought process. A man who thinks that because he was so loved that the old rules of Washington didn’t apply to him. That with a wave of his hand and some words from his silk tinged throat all things President Obama wanted would come to fruition. From Universal Healthcare to the Venezuala problem and even the Iran Nuclear Problem. With his leadership he would unite the world and this country and that politics as usual wouldn’t count or even have any power against his charm.
The President has learned some hard lessons in year one. I think we all have. I really think that his “inexperience” that concerned voters during the election process came true during year one. That when you are loved by all it is hard and scary to hear your enemies like Rush Limabaugh say “I hope he fails”. What the President must remember if he wants to become a two term President is to not take it personal. It’s just politics. Nothing in life is easy Mr. President. You had one year to learn the ins and outs of this job. Now is the time to roll up sleeves and get to work. Honest serious hardwork. Lead by example to the Congress and the rest of the constituents that even the President is willing to call meetings between the top tier of the Democrats and Republicans to get important legislation through. In the world of 24 hour cable news cycles things are sped up. One year does not make a Presidency. In the past Ronald Reagan’s first year was a bumpy ride with inflation and foreclosure’s abounding. Do what is right for the American people and become a legend Mr.President.
The best and most shocking moment in last night’s State of the Union speech was when the President publicly rebuked the Supreme Court for their decision that “reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.” Obama said corporations can “spend without limit in our elections.” However, corporations and unions are still prohibited from contributing directly to politicians. That was pretty dramatic stuff to publicly rebuke the Supreme Court in front of the Congress and more importantly America. That’s maybe the lesson that the President learned the hard way this year. Be brave and call it like it is. Americans respect that. Below is the video of the moment. Enjoy it. You won’t see a moment like that for a very long time.
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