The Politics of Arrogance

My latest column is up on AND Magazine!

Here is an excerpt:

Normally, the State of the Union speech is the political event of the season – especially for a president just starting a new term. But this year, the political event of the season was rather bland, and turned out to be more a display of a socialist politician’s arrogance and hubris than an opportunity for America’s president to lay out his second-term agenda.

The saddest fact about this year’s State of the Union speech was that it could have been any other speech given by President Obama. In fact, if you compare this State of the Union to President Obama’s previous State of the Union speeches, then you see President Obama saying many of the same things in exactly the same ways as he did in his four previous State of the Union speeches. We’ve heard it all before. There is nothing new here, which begs the question of why Obama was re-elected in November. It certainly wasn’t for his fresh ideas.

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1 reply

  1. I remember the sense of a new era when Obama first came into office as President. Sadly all that talk of rainbows and unicorns was true, nothing much has been added that is new, indeed the desire to retain and reinforce the old failed ideas has continued.

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