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I was impressed with President Obama's state of the union speech because he both addressed the progress that the nation has taken and where he wants us to go next. I also appreciate his reminding us all that the progress hasn't been as great as he would like because of the immenseness of the problems he inherited.
The Republicans continue to act like bullies on the playground. They did this with Carter and Clinton. Nothing they could do was good enough, even though both presidents had major problems to fix with the exit of the previous Republican presidents. The Republicans distracted both presidents with spurious attacks that hamstrung their power. Clinton had to give up on the health care reform that Republicans want to prevent. I'm glad Obama will not give up. We desperately need this reform. The big business of health insurance doesn't want reform because they will lose power and money.
Calling Obama a whiner is an example of bully behavior. Of course, it is appropriate for the President to acknowledge the previous problems because they require context for the current situation. The Republicans don't like to be reminded of that so they call names.
When will we have adults involved in the political discourse. I want to hear the Republicans acknowledge that our previous president left major problems and that we all need to work hard to correct them. Stop distracting us from working on problems.
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