Presidential Address A Success, But

President Obama laid out his agenda well in tonight's presidential address. He defined himself as left of the center and ready to use the federal government to fix our ailing problems.

The strongest point in his address was the plea to repair education, to improve the dwindling quality of American Schools. Also well done was a call to energy independence an addressing global warming.

The most inspiring part of tonight's presidential address was Barack Obama's call to the American people to be responsible for helping themselves. The strongest point in his address was the plea to address education, to repair the dwindling quality of American Schools. Also well done was a call to energy independence an addressing global warming.

The most inspiring part of tonight's presidential address was Barack Obama's call to the American people to be responsible for helping themselves. The President's message to Americans is: Raise your kids, stay in school, do your part to better your lot; this is not only your duty to yourself, but your duty to your country.

But . . . Obama did not deliver on any details regarding his proposed health care reform. He called for it, but said nothing of what is to be done. It is absurd that Health Care in this country is in the state it is; now is the time to change it. Equally disappointing was his failure to address the surge in Afghanistan and his hedging on the withdraw from Iraq.

Also disappointing was the fact that the boos and cheers from the members of congress indicated a powerful partisan divide that is very threatening for future legislation. Never was division more powerfully manifested than the numerous moments when Democrats stood to cheer and Republicans remained seated to frown.

One final thought, Bobby Jindal was picked to give the republican response to tonight's Presidential address. His position was basically that the government should do nothing to help people, and we should work this out ourselves. The classic republican "hands off" approach to governing. It is ludicrous that people still advocate such views.
Raise your kids, stay in school, do your part to better your lot; this is not only your duty to yourself, but your duty to your country.

But . . . Obama did not deliver on any details regarding his proposed health care reform. He called for it, but said nothing of what is to be done. It is absurd that Health Care in this country is in the state it is; now is the time to change it. Equally disappointing was his failure to address the surge in Afghanistan and his hedging on the withdraw from Iraq.

Also disappointing was the fact that the boos and cheers from the members of congress indicated a powerful partisan divide that is very threatening for future legislation.

One final thought, Bobby Jindal was picked to give the republican response to tonight's Presidential address. His position was basically that the government should do nothing to help people, and we should work this out ourselves. The classic republican "hands off" approach to governing. It is ludicrous that people still advocate such views.

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