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A roundup of reactions to President Obama's address.
The net of the various comments is that not much will change in the next four years. Both parties are stubbornly clinging to their agendas. The losers are all of us...
emore1- "The losers are all of us..."++++++++ With Obama as president, I am afraid you can count on it.
yardboy- Doesn't matter who's president. Until they figure out how to work together "The losers are all of us". That's what you can count on.
The only way even a few of Obama's proposals stand a chance is if we the people get behind him. Unlike his first term in which he attempted to work with a party that had absolutely no intention of compromise and only sought to defeat him, he's now taking it to the people outside the beltway. In spite of its shrinking tent and unpopularity, the GOP hasn't learned from its mistakes and remain encapsulated in its ideological echo chamber. Filibustering a cabinet nominee (a Republican at that!) for the first time in US history is just one more.example of putting party ahead of country. Today's GOP is simply not listening to the drumbeat of growing support for much of what Obama's proposing. His SOTU address garnered a whopping 77% positive rating in the polls and virtually all of his proposals rated in the 60% range. He has a clear mandate, a majority of public support, and will work around the GOP as it continues its path to self-destruction.
The only way even a few of Obama's proposals stand a chance is if we the people get behind him. ****************** Cannot stand behind someone when you believe their policies are not right for the country. ----- . His SOTU address garnered a whopping 77% positive rating in the polls and virtually all of his proposals rated in the 60% range. ***** 52,000,000 people watched the address, so only 31,000,000 who watched the address approve of his proposals, that is only 10 percent of the Nation. Not saying much when you put it in prospective.
He has a clear mandate, a majority of public support. You cannot prove that, since only about 52 percent of the countries voters voted this last election which is about 1/3 of the nations population.
Sorry, but owatonnabill, having just applied some fresh paint that he needed to watch dry, didn't catch the speech. Judging by the dearth of commentary in this thread, neither did very many others.
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