A wonderful finale to three days of hope and inspiration for the future of our country. As always, Obama spoke eloquently and with a passion like no other who has stood in his place before him. Naturally, Obama spoke about his triumphs he devoted himself to see them happen, but yet, Obama did not speak about himself in a conceited manner. Throughout the speech, our President made it very clear that it was “us.”
Just like the first night of the convention, some incredible people with wonderful, uplifting and inspirational speeches. The speakers came to an end with Former President Bill Clinton giving the last speech – and what a speech it was! He firmly committed his support for President Barack Obama. Additionally, he went through all the Republican Obama-lies one-by-one, dissecting and tearing each lie apart.
When Clint Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention on Friday, at one point, he began berating an empty chair – as if it was occupied by Obama. What many people didn’t know – myself being one of them – this was yet another chapter in a longstanding feud with chairs.
On Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention (RNC), it was time for Vice-President hopeful Paul Ryan (R-WI) to speak – and speak he most certainly did. Several reporters have confirmed that Ryan told more lies in one speech than they’ve ever heard before from anyone else.
In fact, a FOX News reporter wrote an EXCELLENT article, “Paul Ryan’s speech in 3 words,” about the fibs, and provided the true facts. You could have knocked me over with a feather…. Isn’t FOX News all about lying? Regardless, Sally Kohn did not think so. Kohn stated that Ryan’s speech could be described in three words: Dazzling, Deceiving, and Distracting.
This year, thanks to Huffington Post publishing Obama’s entire speech on line, I was able to read while listening to the President speak. This helped the words sink in more clearly – and, for the most part, I liked what I heard. For the most part. Simply because I am a Democrat does not necessarily mean I will agree with everything the President had to say. His speech was encouraging and very refreshing to hear, especially after we have all been witnessing the deterioration of our country.
Obama began by honoring the enlisted and veterans by saying,
Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his third State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. The Republican response will be given by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Before you watch the speeches, get the facts:
• Since the last SOTU, the economy has created 1.9 million private sector jobs. [Source]
• The top 1 percent take home 24 percent of the nation’s income, up from about 9 percent in 1976. [Source]
• Private sector job creation under Obama in 2011 was larger than seven out of the eight years Bush was president. [Source]
Very powerful speech…. American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday as Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacked the United States and major West European nations as “arrogant powers” ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism.