State Of The Union Address 2012: Obama Focuses On ‘Fairness’
The 2012 State of the Union Address started out with a very emotional and heartwarming moment – with members of both houses giving Rep. Gabby Giffords a standing ovation as she entered the room.
Giffords who was shot in the head one year ago has been making remarkable progress and will be retiring from Congress to focus on her rehabilitation, received a very warm hug from President Obama before he delivered his speech – but the warm moment was nothing but a moment.
Mr. Obama went on to deliver a very optimistic American speech, stating that this country is the best in the world and the time to lead is now. The leader said in his remarks:
“The nation is great because we get each other’s backs. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great, no mission too hard. As long as we’re joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.”
He also took the time to reintroduce his biography to the voters, talking about his grandparents who partake in World War II and boasting about the fact under his leadership Osama bin Laden was finally killed.
Last night the commander-in-chief who was also the campaigner-in-chief was sometimes conciliatory but was mainly an active leader who demanded that a jobs bill, an immigration bill, a serious energy bill, an education reform, tax reform, a payroll tax bill be send to his desk so he can sign them into law this year.
A very unapologetic Barack Obama who is hoping to get reelected in November told the Republicans that if they do not want to work with him on the specific things he will get them done on his own – but failed to explain the American people how he will accomplish such tasks.
He went to reveal that despite being a Democrat – he is a student of Republican figure Abraham Lincoln and while he is pleased that the bailouts help the manufacturing sector, he has no intentions of aiding big companies that mismanage their businesses.
The president is set to hit the road in order to sell his plans to the American people who much like the Republicans in their response given by Mitch Daniels are hoping to see concrete actions taken after hearing beautiful words and rosy promises.