Monday, February 01, 2010

No, we can't just get along ~ By Barbara Simpson

Commentary from WorldNetDaily
Barbara Simpson By Barbara Simpson Posted: February 01, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2010 What on Earth was that last Wednesday night? Who was that man on the podium? Was it the president of the United States or "Big Daddy" who's mightily ticked with his family and pretty much everyone else? You had the eyes of world media glued to Washington. You had senators, congressmen, Supreme Court justices, top military, staffers, guests and friends – all in one room to hear one person speak to them and to American citizens. In fact, the citizens are the real audience of this event. They elected the president, and it's the time when he's supposed to bring everyone up to date on the administration's progress. Technically, it was the State of the Union address by the president. It's a constitutionally required task for the person in the Oval Office, and there's no doubt it's a big deal! For any president, it's a time in the spotlight when his performance is there for all to see. The idea is that the audience is supposed to hear from the man what was done, why, how it worked, where we are now and what's in store for the next year. It's the mother of all progress reports, and under normal circumstances that's what we'd get. Not this time! These are not normal circumstances. This time what we got was different. Actually, it was more than different, partially because this country faces enormous crises but also because of the person who is president. Regardless of what was said, how long it took to say it, whether it was controversial, accurate or even true, this time it was not so much a speech. It was a lecture by an irritated and angry "Big Daddy." It's clear that Barack Obama was – and probably, still is – mightily ticked with what's happened to his grand plans for transforming the United States. He was elected to the strains of "God Save the King," and he believed every word of it. He was lauded as the one who could do no wrong, could do anything and everything, and would change things for the better for everyone. He was short on details, but his overarching plans sounded just great. People were so enamored with his "blackness" that they neglected to hold his plans to a real test during the campaign. The attitude seemed to be, if Barack said it, it was OK because he could do no wrong. READ FULL STORY >
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