Obama’s Presidential Address For 2/28/09

Obama’s Presidential Address For 2/28/09


It’s a pretty straightforward message, and it’s not as if he’s saying anything different than what he said on the campaign trail. These are the ideas he promised and now he’s attempting to deliver.

So what are others saying?


By characterizing his opponents — not Republicans, but special interests — as agents of the status quo, the president is laying the groundwork for the rest of the debate. When we hear conservative talking heads on the cable channels, we’re supposed to see them as “the special interests and lobbyists who are invested in the old way of doing business,” while Obama and his allies are delivering on much-needed change.

Saturday Broadcast: Busting The Oba-Myth by Dan Riehl

More mindless demagogy. Obama has his own special interests as do most all politician’s. And his budget has little to do with economics and much to do with Leftist political reform. His rhetoric is simply meant to distract and divide the public so he can pull the wool over their eyes before they realize what they are going to get in the end. We’ll be getting what everyone always gets from government, way too little for way too much.

It’s fine that Obama fancies himself ready for a fight. The message he has to hear loud and clear from the American people is, So are we, Obama! So are we!

Obama ‘gearing up for a fight’ by Jonathan Martin

It’s a return to the sort of rhetoric he deployed in his anti-status-quo presidential campaign, and it reflects the pivot Obama has made since spending his first few weeks in office reaching for bipartisan consensus.

What do you think?

  • http://www.warning1938alert.ytmnd.com Jimmy the Dhimmi

    They are always “lobbyists” and “special interests” until the day you sign a waiver and hire them.

  • Claudia

    I felt that Obama presented an impressive speech that was very motivational. I do agree that most of what he stated in the speech, he had previously spoke about during the election. Obama mentioned education several times throughout his speech and I agree that some of the answer to our economy’s problems lie in education. Long-term investments and funding for education will stimulate the economy by preparing students for new jobs and industries, while also prepping future leaders of America! Lately, I have been following publications and blogs centered on the idea of the future of journalism and believe that the deteriorating future of this profession needs the additional educational funding in order to bring it into the twenty-first century.

  • Tony Lambiris

    Good, it’s about time we flush all those lobbyists down the fucking toilet into the sewer where they belong. You want your business to remain relevant? No more free hand outs, do what everyone else has to do: EVOLVE OR DIE.