Wednesday, January 13, 2016


The President’s speech made Paul Ryan’s demeanor during the delivery to be just what it was; it was insulting to the American People. It clearly demonstrated the Ryan had no idea that the President’s STOU speech was trashing his entire Republican political philosophy. In its entirety, it was one of the greatest speeches I have heard, and I have listened to many great many over my long life. Yes, I listened but did not find a single dramatic quote in the entire speech such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s famous ” freedom from fear” and Winston Churchill’s blood curling “blood, sweat, and tears”. The entire speech, from beginning to end, was a classic example of positivity coming from an outstanding leaders. He didn’t say McCain and Lindsey Graham attempts to strike fear by calling for an enlargement of the military. He dismissed all of their military industrial complex lust for taxpayer money by sampling pointing out that we have the largest and most powerful military in the world. He didn’t feed into anti-Muslim fears but rather explained the power of diplomacy in defeating ISIS. He made it clear that, for the first time in the history of our nation, the world comes to us to provide leadership out of respect for our integrity and not their fear of us carpet-bombing them. He created the structure of the five plus one coalition, something that the world considered impossible to do and was able to draft the Iran nuclear limitation treaty. He has positioned Israel into the fabric of the middle east without having it be the dominating power, thus defuse one of the principle sources of tensions in that region. He pointed out that he was able to position Russia in the new world order not only with dignity but also without firing a shot. I am very proud to say it was Barrack Obama, our President, who did all of this and that he was able to tell us all of this in a humble way. The entire speech is worthy of consideration as a dramatic quote. URL: Comments Invited and not moderated

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