Who else thinks Obama was bad-ass tonight? I can hear a few of my commenters vomiting right now, lol. It’s been a while since I’ve heard such a strong speech by Obama. He was emphatic, he was stern, he was direct, he was sure.
Missed it because you were pre-gaming for the official start of the NFL tonight (go Packers)? WATCH. IT. NOW.
Now, there are many parts of this speech that I could comment on. First of all, I agree with both his emphasis on job creation and his job plan. Also, I nodded my head when he said we shouldn’t let this economic downturn be an excuse to “wipe out the basic protections that Americans have relied on for decades”.
But that is not what I want to focus on in this post. What I really liked about Obama’s speech is that he is trying to break down the party divide with an iron fist. He said loud and clear, ENOUGH with this bullshit. I mean, not literally. But read between the lines, people.
He stated that while we do rejoice the individual, a common thread that has run throughout our history is “a belief that we are all connected”. Obama stressed that we have responsibilities to ourselves and responsibilities to one another. He asks, where would we be without highways and bridges and airports? Without public schools and research universities and community colleges?
Obama’s overall message is that congress and government as a whole NEEDS TO WORK TOGETHER. For who? For us.
Some have argued that differences will only be resolved at the presidential election in 14 months.
“But the people who sent us here, the people who hired us to work for them, they don’t have the luxury of waiting 14 months” Obama said in his speech.
Thank you. Isn’t that something we can all agree on? You, me, and everyone elected our officials to make decisions in government on our behalf. Who thinks that they’ve become too swept up pushing their own agendas?
Whether you support Obama politically or not, you must agree with his ultimate goal of working together to serve the people of the United States, right? As of this moment, our country is struggling to heal the wounds. We’re becoming weaker. Them’s the facts. So what are we going to do (and when I say we, I really mean our officials. But seeing as we elect our officials, we, the citizens, are part of all this, too)? Are we going to dig our heels deeper into the ground and continue aiming our guns at each other? Or are we going to lay down our weapons and wave the white flag?
There’s no more time to mull it over. The clock is ticking louder. We need to do something.