SOTU Address:Obama Asks for GOP Controlled Congress for Civility Then Goes Snarky and Shoots Back at Republicans, “I Won Both of Them” (Video)
THE STATE OF
THE UNION OBAMA HYPOCRISY …
During tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama called for civility and for Congress to come together and work together. Obama called for better politics, one where we spend less time drowning in dark money for ads that pull us into the gutter. Then after all this call for kumbaya politics, Obama went snarky and back to the divisive politics of me. Obama opined, “I have no more campaigns to run.” His comment was met with some GOP applause and then some laughter. Then Obama’s true colors came out as the thin skinned president made the following snark comment, “I know because I won both of them”. REALLY? Once again it’s all about Obama, its all about “I”. The second election is debatable whether you won, with all the IRS scandals against Tea Party and conservative groups, stolen might be a better description. However, I wonder when Obama said, “I won” what the many Democrat US Reps and Senators sitting at home, tossed out of office because of Obama’s policies and agenda thought?
Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.
Understand— a better politics isn’t one where Democrats abandon their agenda or Republicans simply embrace mine.
A better politics is one where we appeal to each other’s basic decency instead of our basest fears.
A better politics is one where we debate without demonizing each other; where we talk issues, and values, and principles, and facts, rather than “gotcha” moments, or trivial gaffes, or fake controversies that have nothing to do with people’s daily lives.
A better politics is one where we spend less time drowning in dark money for ads that pull us into the gutter, and spend more time lifting young people up, with a sense of purpose and possibility, and asking them to join in the great mission of building America.
If we’re going to have arguments, let’s have arguments?—?but let’s make them debates worthy of this body and worthy of this country.
That’s a better politics. That’s how we start rebuilding trust. That’s how we move this country forward. That’s what the American people want. That’s what they deserve.