President Obama references the common core during 2011 SOTU.
"You could get close to a million on the road with a little more push. We just dont see that push," said Philip Gott, Managing
The president's failure to address the decoupling of American corporate profits from American jobs makes reviving the nation's "competitiveness" seem somewhat beside the point but also cedes to Republicans the dominant narrative.
A great strength of the Republican message is that it is consistent; they stick to the same vision no matter what through all the ebbs and flows of time and events. We need Democrats, led by President Obama, to do the same.
"Those catch phrases sounded familiar because he took them right from Tea Party candidates," O'Donnell claimed on ABC News's
RepPaulBrounMD Roll Call reports: It's just the sort of rhetoric that has been denounced in the wake of the shooting in Arizona
The president in his State of the Union address set up a debate on investment which progressives will be happy to join. But the limits of this debate are too narrow, the reforms too limited.
President Obama's speech will poll well; but the failure to tackle the big problems and issues with specific creative ideas means the president and the White House have a lot of work to do.
How can President Obama tell us in his State of the Union that "the dreams of a little girl in Tucson... deserve the chance to be fulfilled," without talking about the gun violence that destroyed those dreams?
President Barack Obama stood before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night and delivered his second State of the Union