So, the president gets to tell us about the State of the Union, one year after he assumed office and began to sail the "ship of state". What will he tell us? Well, dollars to donuts he will say what every president has said since they started doing this stuff: The State of Our Union is Strong!
What else would he say? "We suck right now. We really are blowing it" No, not in your wildest dreams. Although in reality the country doesn't suck, our political leaders do. They really, really do.
Democrats have moaned for the last 8 years that because of Republican obstructionism, the country has fallen further behind and if only the Democrats could gain power, boy would they make a change for the better.
Well, for a solid year, the Democrats have owned all branches of government except the judiciary, where there is still a bewildering and frustrating 5/4 split on the court. However, that being said, the Democrats have only succeeded in setting up a circular firing squad and blowing their own heads off.
It is a comedy of errors and would be funny if not so serious. While the dorks in Washington bemoan the lack of ability to overcome a filibuster, the Republicans are rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of the democrats inability to get something done.
All the while, we have millions unemployed. Tens of millions without health insurance and two wars going on.
Of course the Republicans don't want you to remember that during the 8 years they were in power they got a lot of stuff done, but about 99.9% of it was terrible.
So, Mr. President give us your opinion on the state of the union. Tell us what you plan on doing.
Then, explain to us why you haven't gotten done what you said you would do during the campaign.
You are a C- president at this point in your term, and I'm being generous. You need to step up and show some gravitas. I hate to say this, but you need some swagger and a little of W in you. You're a good man, and I believe wants to do best for the country, but you're being naive if you think Congress will come to the conclusions that are right for the country. Go LBJ on their ass Mr. President. Remind them who is President.
The State of the Union is: Dysfunction.