Video of Republican response follows:
I set the video to skip the first 16+ minutes – thought I'd spare you guys having to look at all them ugly faces and crooked handshakes before Obama enters the room. But you go ahead and watch the video from the beginning if you can bare to look at the very people who're robbing you blind and endangering your very existence and the futures of your children and our nation.
It's always very depressing when you hear any politician say: "let's talk about the future".
In our slow descent into internal civil unrest, and mindful of the waning arc of our Empire overseas, an exiting President can only exaggerate our strength and dismiss our weaknesses and folly.
Of course, he's not going to take to the podium and say: ' oh my god we're so fucked!".
That would just be too goddamn bone truthful.
"That's why I believe that… our state of the Union is strong!" – Obama
Weeeeell… strong… ish.
I think I heard Obama saying something like
‘the Middle East will be destabilized for decades …’
and in the end:
“God bless you and God bless America”
Old bumper sticker:
My God can beat up your God
Thanks slothy – I was about to comment on the “middle east will be destabilized for decades” but got distracted.
Empire is entrenching itself against the Russo-China block – while it does some slow-mo shakedown of old allies. To hold onto the middle east, Empire must make non-drastic slow changes – discarding unstable regional allies and replacing them with steady ones.
There's no doubting that Obama is a great orator, but from an Arab point of view, he turned into a big disappointment especially after having raised their hopes so high in his Cairo speech, another in a long line of US presidents that didn't care about the Palestinians. The one to follow Obama whether Republican or Democrat would not be different.
I could endure about 25 minutes of the speech before turning off the dog & pony show. Obama's need to be liked by all, undermines any significant leadership. His point about looking ahead 5 years were vague and lofty, not pinpointing the trouble and/or trouble makers that exist inside the system. Where were his directed critiques? I couldn't endure the entire show, so perhaps they came later…
Less any revolution, I can only hope that the system will become so bad that any new candidate will beat the incumbents, and they can form some motley crew to shut down the corrupt DC beltway cesspool. You can see that outsiders are starting to take shape, even today. Let's hope it's not too late.
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