What do you think? Can he get the Republicans "walking the walk"?????
AND!!!! Here is CJ's response:
The President’s Address to Congress
The first thing that perked the hairs on the back of my neck was within 30 seconds of the start of President Obama’s address to the nation. It didn’t take him long to mention the “crisis” this nation is in and I immediately braced myself for another letdown by the President. I’ve become so sick of the negative tone of Obama that he has communicated time and time again. But then, a bright side that gave me hope:
We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.
I thought, THERE is the President I was hoping to hear tonight. The President of the United States holds a lot of power to sway the opinions of Americans. If he conveys a negative tone, the country will imitate that and act accordingly. However, if the President is positive in his language and seeks to persuade the country that we will get through this, the country will also be positive and act accordingly.
Unfortunately, immediately after saying those glorious, he delved right back into “crisis” mode. The next sentence caused me to cringe again: “The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation.” Can’t this man JUST ONCE spin things away from the crisis. It’s called intentional diversion. It isn’t a lie to simply try and get Americans to forget and move on. But the Pessimist in Chief was out in full force...
Go read the rest of CJ's thoughtful response here. (Hint: It gets even better)
I thought that apart from two things, he did a good job.
President Obama hasn't yet learned to be more upbeat. People bashed Bush, but he was mostly upbeat. There has to be a balance.
The two things I thought Obama could have done much better on were 1. the negative tone and 2. the constant blaming of other people for the mess "we inherited"
Excuse me? He was a US Senator. The people standing directly behind him were in the House and Senate and in control since 2007. The three of you were three of the people who helped caused the mess. So stop that "we're clean and the other guys are dirty" blame game.
Mistakes were made all round and obviously what happened was unintended, but The President, The Vice President and The Speaker bear as much responsibility as anyone.
Just fix it now and stop pointing fingers back (you promised not to keep looking back).
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