America is so proud, they have released the full version of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address:
"Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis. More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we’ve been in almost 30 years."
The inspiring words are worth reading, although the rousing live broadcast was definitely more stirring. You can tell the applause is real, not the canned stuff we are used to hearing in Mediacorp productions. As in North Korea staged events.
As he checked off the litany of what was achieved in just 6 years, there was no regret list. No asking the electorate to forgive him for not getting it right. Sure there were hiccups, yet you get the distinct impression he will continue to deliver his best during the balance 729 days of his remaining term. Need we add, he is paid only a fraction of what the greedy office holders in the little red dot reward themselves. Make believe politicians who can't even deliver a credible speech to save their own lives. Paper generals who resort to name calling because they can't get the facts right.
And when Obama's two terms are up, he will gracefully make way for another democratically elected official to do his or her best for the nation. No gerrymandering to fix the opposition so that his party of nattering nabobs will dominate for perpetuity.