I watched a few moments of the 2014 SOTU. I couldn't take any more.Because my American Government students were assigned to watch and critique the 2014 SOTU, I then printed a hard copy so that I'd be prepared for class.Is Obama running on empty? This commentator thinks so: "Obama’s Burned-Out Presidency."I think that you'll enjoy this paragraph toward the end of the above essay, FT:What we saw last night was a burned-out presidency. Mr. Obama was like an aging rock star trying to recapture lost glory. Beginning his sixth year in office, with two years left, President Obama–the avatar of liberalism, the man who presented himself as the embodiment of Hope and Change–has, in the words of Robert Frost, “nothing to look backward to with pride, And nothing to look forward to with hope.”
Good post AOW
Ed,Thanks for the compliment!
Peiping Thomasina, counterspy, saidThat ain't the way (O)CT(O)PUS of the SWASH ZONE heered it. He, apparently, thinks of COMMENTARY the way you and other rightwing fanatics think of The DAILY KOS, and THE NATION.
IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING, YOU DON'T BELONG HERE, SO KINDLY GET OUT AND STAY OUT.We welcome ConversationBut without Vituperation.If your aim is Vilification ––Other forms of Denigration ––Unfounded Accusation --Determined Obfuscation ––Alienation with Self-Justification ––We WILL use COMMENT ERADICATION.IN ADDITIONGratuitous Displays of Extraneous Knowledge Offered Not To Shed Light Or Enhance the Discussion, But For The Primary Purpose Of Giving An Impression Of Superiority are obnoxiously SELF-AGGRANDIZING, and therefore, Subject to Removal at the Discretion of the Censor-in-Residence.