#SOTU: Obama’s Turn The Page “Leadership”

President Obama wants to turn the page.


He wants to turn America’s page away from the realities that we face, and his opening remarks of his address to our nation clearly highlight his stance:

Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis. More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we’ve been in almost 30 years.
Tonight, for the first time since 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over. Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, fewer than 15,000 remain. And we salute the courage and sacrifice of every man and woman in this 9/11 Generation who has served to keep us safe. We are humbled and grateful for your service.
America, for all that we’ve endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back; for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this:
The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

We are free from the grip of foreign oil? Tell that to the nearly 30,000 oil workers that companies such as Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, and Halliberton are laying off due to the major drop in crude oil prices driven by OPEC playing their games.  Our troops? We may have ONLY 15,000 standing their ground in Afghanistan, but the President has sent troops BACK to Iraq and have just sent over 400 troops to Syria.

He then goes on to provide us his “checklist” and will send Congress a budget of practical ideas. Excuse me…. I had to pause for a minute, I was laughing so hard at the idea of the President actually presenting a budget. A practical one at that!! BWAHAHAHA!

Ok – back to the speech. Lets tackle a few of the domestic high points first.  We may save $750 at the pump, but I know for sure those low prices won’t last very long. Experts are already warning us that those prices will go up. And if the President actually follows through on one of his threats to veto, and vetoes Keystone, we’ll see prices go up like crazy.

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