President Obama is about to stand in front of Congress, the nation, and the world to deliver his State of the Union Address. He will most likely give some empty rhetoric about immigration reform, income inequality, and gun control. He won’t, however, have any workable solutions. He will blame the Republicans in Congress for all of the country’s problems and pretend that the ObamaCare disaster doesn’t exist. Obama is predictable.
After the speech, the Republicans will have more ammo for the mid-term elections and democrats will be trying to figure out how to distance themselves from the president. Liberals and progressives will be disappointed that he didn’t go far enough. The American public will be underwhelmed because they’ve heard it all before.
The president could use some advice on how to make the speech something that the people will respond to, but he’s too arrogant to listen. Several lawmakers have come forth in recent days with ideas for Obama to spice up his address. However, Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post thinks this sound advice would be political suicide for the president.
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) thinks the prez should give the whole story on Benghazi:
The families of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty deserve better from this country. They deserve more from this president. With that in mind, on January 16, I went to the Senate floor and made a simple and respectful request of the president. I asked that he take the opportunity during his State of the Union address — on Tuesday, January 28 — to give those families and all Americans the whole story.
The American public, and the families of the victims deserve the truth, but the HuffPo opposes this because they think it would be “pulling and Edward Snowden.” By that they mean we shouldn’t be privy to the illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional actions of our government.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants an apology for the lies of ObamaCare mentioned in the SOTU:
For the State of the Union, one of the things President Obama really ought to do is look in the TV camera and say to the over five million Americans all across this country who have had their health insurance cancelled because of Obamacare — to look in the camera and say, ‘I’m sorry.’ “I told you if you like your health insurance plan you can keep it. I told you if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. And that wasn’t true. I’m sorry.”
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind) feels the same way:
When President Obama stands before the American people to deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, I hope he admits that ObamaCare is an insidious law and a failed experiment in big government.
The HuffPo doesn’t like the idea of Obama apologizing for the ACA because his non-apology and non-fix was good enough, according to the liberal website.
One of the best pieces of advice comes from the Heritage Foundation:
President Obama should use his State of the Union speech tonight to launch a much-needed “apology tour” to the American people.
I like this idea a lot. It’s sounds the first of 12-steps in the Liberals Anonymous program. HuffPo hates it because, in their words, it won’t create jobs. Neither will expanding welfare or increasing the minimum wage, but libs love that stuff.
Rep.Tim Griffin (R-Ark) wants the president to actually do his job:
The entire purpose of the State of the Union Address is for the President to outline where we stand as a nation. So instead of more talk about salmon and high-speed rails, more criticism of the Supreme Court or more praise for the Soviet’s Sputnik mission — President Obama should use his State of the Union Address to tell the American people the truth about the fundamental financial challenges our country faces.
It would be nice if Obama would actually talk about the state of the union in the SOTU address, but too much of our woes are directly linked to his failed policies and ineffectiveness as a leader. The HuffPo has some advice they think is better: Just don’t do these State of the Union addresses anymore.
Sadly, that last tidbit is the only one Obama will consider. He has shown that he has very little interest in doing the things a president is supposed to do. Why not nix the SOTU? It would free up his time for more taxpayer-funded vacations.