While flipping channels this evening, I inadvertently tuned in to Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address already in progress. I regrettably and inexplicably watched for a few minutes. After regurgitating the standard ultra-liberal view of an America filled with poor, hungry, marginalized, rudderless, dazed, and confused citizens clearly needing a benevolent government to direct their lives, a recycled bit from a John Edwards “Two Americas” speech, Obama said this: “In this new decade, it’s time the American people get a government that matches their decency.”
The government of the last decade, presumably that of George Bush’s, of which I myself have been very critical on certain issues, is called indecent by Barack Obama, while his own administration is held out as finally one that is as “decent’ as the American people. Obama has been president for over a year now, responsible for many a misstep and fumble of his own and of no real accomplishment, and yet demeaning Bush is still his main act. This was a despicable comment by an ineffectual, erratic narcissist whose emptiness and nastiness is increasingly obvious to all but the willfully blind.
John M Greco