State of the Union Not So Great?
Sean kicked off the show with his thoughts about last night’s State of the Union address. “Two years of governing has taken away the spark of Obama mania,” explained Hannity of the annual remarks, “The line going into this was that he wanted to move to the center and the line coming out of last night is that he doesn’t have the ability to do that.” Sean continued, “Do you realize that three years of Obama has given us nearly $5 Trillion in new debt which is about half of all the debt this country has accumulated.” That’s an amazing analytical statement! You can talk about “coming together” and “working on new jobs” but the nearly 10 percent of those who’re unemployed are looking at an economy that has taken on a mountain of unsustainable debt and it’s pretty clear that now’s not the time for pretty words but rather a time for thoughtful action.
Fox News analyst Brit Hume stopped by to give his thoughts on last night’s State of the Union address. “State of the Union addresses are always difficult and too long and aren’t usually very memorable,” noted Hume, “It did strike me that this speech raises a very important question which is the question of whether or not anything has really changed politically.” Hume continued, “The election last year was fought out over two issues, the economy and the question of spending and debt. The President proposed to do next to nothing about these last night.” In all the talk about a bi-partisan Washington, that point can’t escape American voters. Last year the message was sent that irrational spending won’t be accepted. It’s going to take an equal amount of focus this year to remind Washington that message still rings as loudly as ever.
Dick Morris: The Big Belly Laugh
Dick Morris lent his thoughtful analysis of last night’s State of the Union address. “I think the entire country had a nice big belly laugh when he said he’s broken the back of the recession” Morris continued, “There was nothing new and he’s not presenting a compelling enough agenda.” It’s clear that President Obama and his advisors are trying to move to the center of the political spectrum as former President Bill Clinton did in the mid 90s but Morris cautioned, “When you look at Clinton’s move to the center, he had serious substantive achievements that really resonated with voters but Obama is trying to do it through fluff and smoke and mirrors.” American voters can tell when they’re not getting what they’ve asked for and President Obama is going to have to re-read President Clinton’s game plan for some real lessons on political success. He could start by talking to Dick Morris or at least reading his latest book “ Take Back America.”
Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster , political campaign consultant , and general political consultant . Morris became an adviser to the Bill Clinton administration after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue third way policies of triangulation that merged traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues to achieve maximum political gain and popularity. He worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the 1994 midterm elections by convincing the President to adopt Republican policies.  The president consulted Morris in secret beginning in 1994.  Clinton's communications director George Stephanopoulos has said that "Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president".  Morris... More >