Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What is the state of our union?

Disharmony, is it not always in that state; united? I think not.

Early in his State of the Union address, President Obama told citizens (and anyone else who cared to listen) that all our troops are out of Iraq. He mentioned how military co-operates to complete missions. I questioned if they actually do. I think any group has dissenting points of views, stubborn demands to do it "my way", and competitions over who is "best" between different divisions ~ such as Army vs. Navy vs. Air Force vs. Marines. Highly unlikely it could be all smooth sailing and co-operation within the military organization.

Yet a nice analogy and suggestion that the U.S. federal government might serve citizens better if Congress and executive branch had that same spirit of co-operation to complete tasks that need doing.

Obama also told us about the state of employment, unemployment, debt, be it national or personal. I need to re-read transcript to see if he mentioned state of health care.

He told us Bin Laden is gone, Al Qaeda top lieutenants have been disabled. He spoke about Afghanistan, American manufacturing, oil, energy dependence, imports, outsourcing and so on.

President Obama did his job; he told citizens about the state of our union (as if most of us are not aware). He never mentioned "If you elect me, I will..." blah, blah, blah. It was not a campaign speech. A percentage of citizens will believe media who proclaim otherwise.

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