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The State of the Union: The Good, the Bad and the Eloquent

Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 5:38 PM
Why not register your weapons. You register your car, no? What are you afraid of?

First, the good parts. They stood out. Indeed, the president's general tone Tuesday night, despite the reflexive class warfare here and there, was much less fast and furious than his re-inaugural address -- as if now he wanted to work with the opposition rather than just excoriate it.

"We can do this," Mr. Obama assured the country. Just what we can do -- will it be for good or ill? -- may not always be clear, but at least Tuesday night he seemed interested in bringing us together instead of driving us further apart.

The partisan boilerplate that issued forth from...