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My daughter started watching it last night (She was super excited 8 years ago when he was elected president), didn't last but 10 minutes before she turned it off. Her one comment, "a disappointing end to a promising start."
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SSG Robert Webster
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How old is your daughter? Sounds like she is wise beyond her years. We need more like that for the future.
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LTC Orlando Illi
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MSgt Richard Randall
MSgt Richard Randall
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I read that article this morning and couldn’t help but think this poor man’s condescending and patronizing attitude has left this country in such a sad state. I’ve gotten so tired of hearing “that’s not who we are,” and “pay your fair share” that I would almost break out in hives. The President and his wife have absolutely no clue as to the challenges and struggles everyday people, of all stripes, face in their lives. Neither Obama or his wife have any idea of “who we are” and how much many of us have already paid. As to the National Review article the last paragraph sums it up perfectly:

Barack Obama has spent eight years under the misconception that the job of the president consists mainly in the making of speeches. And for a man who rose to national attention on the basis of his oratory, he has said relatively little that is memorable. That is because he has relatively little to say, being a man who brought no new ideas or insights to the office, only a pointlessly grandiose sense of his own specialness. He is a man who stood astride History muttering “You’re welcome, you ingrates.”
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CPT Jack Durish
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Yes, he reads a teleprompter with the best of them. George Bush also excelled. But don't let either of them go off script. Like actors, they need a good writer behind the scenes. Sorry if I don't bow at his oratory skills as you do but I grew up listening to really great speakers, people who wrote their own material and could speak extemporaneously: John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Everett Dirkson, and a host of others you've probably never heard of. I miss them all and reminded how much I miss them when I hear speakers like President Obama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlgTwp93E48&t=11s
And no, I'm not even going to address the content of his message. Fortunately, I was able to read the message, scanning over the fluff and BS to go to the meat of it, and what I found there is precisely what I expected. President Obama is positioning himself as an elder statesman, offering to lead the loyal opposition in the search for compromise. This from a man who never met a compromise that he would step all over. And I grow weary of his repeated references to "democracy". We are not a democracy.
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Some times I feel like a grew up in the wrong era. Agree 100 %
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CPT Jack Durish
CPT Jack Durish
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SFC (Join to see) - You're not living in the wrong era. You make this one right. Fortunately, you can look back at my era and enjoy the many splendors of it as well as learn lessons from its mistakes, then make yours even better. Sadly, that effort has gone off the rails for the past couple of decades. Time to make it right again. Hopefully I can help, but it's your time now
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SFC Caretaker
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CPT Jack Durish - thank you Sir.
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