Posted by: coastcontact | January 13, 2016

President Obama’s Aspirational State of the Union Address

No one wants to admit their errors and no president wants to tell the people that we are failing as nation.

It is with that understanding that I listened to the president’s state of the union address.

The following excerpt from a transcript of his speech tells us what he believes and really how he failed. After all his Hope and Change message in his first campaign for president was about the future. He just did not accomplish his goals. In my view he is an excellent speaker but he lacked the skills needed to achieve his goals.

Following is an excerpt from the transcript of the president’s speech. All very aspirational just as his victory speech in Chicago 2008.

So let’s talk about the future, and four big questions that I believe we as a country have to answer, regardless of who the next president is or who controls the next Congress.

First, how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy?

(APPLAUSE)

Second, how do we make technology work for us, and not against us, especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change?

(APPLAUSE)

Third, how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman?

(APPLAUSE)

And finally, how can we make our politics reflect what’s best in us, and not what’s worst?

Yes, the economy has recovered from the worst recession since the Great Depression and yes we are militarily very strong but most Americans are unhappy with our place in the world.

Barack Obama was not our worst president but he was far from our best.

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