“The speech was defensive and petulant, backward-looking and condescending, petty and graceless. He didn't persuade people; he lectured them. What was on display last night was a man of unsurpassed self-righteousness engaged in constant self-justification. His first year in office has been, by almost every measure, a failure – and it is perceived as a failure by much of the public. Mr. Obama cannot stand this fact; it is clearly eating away at him. So he decided to use his first State of the Union to press his case. What he did was to set back his cause.”
President Obama’s first full year in office has been remarkably dismal and is reflected in his polls showing, according to Gallup, one of the lowest average approval ratings for a first year President in over 50 years. After a full year in office the President has managed to create unprecedented national debts and deficits, record breaking unemployment, imposed anti-capitalist tax laden and failed stimulus spending, held hostage important initiatives while promoting a failed socialist and unconstitutional $2.5 trillion health care agenda, employed socialist/government takeover of American industries, dismantled and compromised national security measures and enacted policies that provide more leniency to terrorists than America’s own intelligence agencies. Ergo, are we surprised by the poll ratings?
“We must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists...that's why we've excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."