Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The State of the Union (not so good)

The real question is not so much what he says, but who is still listening. In a year where soaring rhetoric has been met with continuing crushing reality, we are now at a point where we are like the football player speaking to his agent, Jerry McGuire: "Show me the money".

We will hear in tomorrow's speech of successes achieved, of disasters averted, of progress made and brighter days ahead. We will be told of ways to reign in Wall Street, to buttress Main Street, to place restraints on the wrong kind of government spending and push ahead with appropriate funding. We will be advised about this and we will be instructed about that. We will be reminded of our strength, our courage and our greatness.

While most State of the Unions are met with a wink and a yawn, this one may not even reach that level of import. President Obama has mesmerized us with his words but disappointed us with his deeds. Whether or not the fault lies with him, the buck stops at his doorstep. Don't tell us any more Mr. President. Don't make us equate you with the 'boy who cried wolf'. Don't promise what you can't deliver. Just show me the money.


gail Nussbaum said...

Another great piece. You really have a way with words. If I didn't know better, I'd think you were one of Obama's ghost writers!

Dr. No said...

Really great piece of writing Robert.
Sounds pretty much like what Dr. No would write if requested.

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