God bless President Obama. His idealistic State of the Union address last night gave us hope of a better future. Even if the current Congress will not enact his proposals, one day, after the Republican’s hypocrisy is exposed, the American people will want to move forward to achieve his vision of a better tomorrow.
State of the Union addresses are typically a “laundry list” interrupted by applause, but President Obama’s promotion of “middle class economics” provided an overarching structure to the oration and represented an encapsulation of his vision in a clear and poignant way. He was able to speak directly to the American people, and with 300 million viewers, most of the country tuned in to listen to him.
The President’s bold oration represented a continuation of his recent transformative actions, from recognizing Cuba to providing relief for Hispanic families from the fear of deportation. His support of net neutrality was covered in the speech as well, and his emphasis on climate change neatly eviscerated the Republicans’ typical response, “I am not a scientist.”
For Democrats, it was a refreshing change from the meek Obama, or the leaning over backward for Republicans Obama, or the fear of the next election Obama. In short, the President told it like it was, and that’s bound to go over well.