Thursday, January 28, 2010

State of the Union

So, Obama did what the swedes call "lagom." It's not too extreme, it's not too lame, not too hot, not too cold. He fell, as he has in the past, in the middle.
He stood behind his decisions (whatever those were) for the past year and promised that this year would oversee massive changes in the economic quagmire we currently find ourselves in.
Well, isn't that nice?
I don't know about you, but for once, I'd just like someone to walk up there, close their sheet of notes and speak to the people. Not the supreme court justices shaking their heads as you comment on their cheap souls, not the republicans or democrats sneering or grinning as you weave your hour long speech into a nice looking but less than cozy feeling quilt.
As he stood up there defending his honor and laying out plans for change, I couldn't help but get a little caught up in his rhetoric at times. After all, the man is a very fine orator. But the fact still remains that actions speak louder than words.
I wasn't blown away by the speech just as I haven't been blown away by his actions.
What about you?

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