Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Move Forward: Obama's Second State of the Union

It's time for Americans and our politicians to seek unity for the sake of the nation, and "instead of re-fighting the battles of the last two years, let's fix what needs fixing and move forward." That was the theme of President Barack Obama's second State of the Union address that he delivered to the nation tonight. More than once he used the phrase "move forward," appealing to Democratic and Republican Party legislators to work together, and finally, invoking the American Dream, he relayed a stream of images designed to inspire striving for our ideals.

He delivered his message with the recent Arizona shootings hanging in the air as psychic backdrop. That recent tragedy has caused America to examine what some may call a vociferous polarization poisoning American politics. In the opening of his speech, he mentioned Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords by name, who was shot that day but is recovering, and he referenced Christina-Taylor Green, the nine-year-old who died. ... Continue reading at BlogHer.com.

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