The President conveniently omits the fact that this has been true for the past four years and he has failed to do what's needed.
"If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person." -- Bill Clinton
Those who are impressed by words seem to think that President Barack Obama made a great speech to Congress last week. But, when you look beyond the rhetoric, what did he say that was fundamentally different from what he has been saying and doing all along?
In the summer of 1971, the nation was in the doldrums. Inflation was rising, and unemployment was uncomfortably high. The stock market was sinking. Polls indicated President Richard Nixon could lose his 1972 re-election bid.
My fellow Americans. I come before you tonight with an apology – long overdue – and a new plan to restore our nation’s economic vitality.
President Barack Obama's speech wasn't awful. It wasn't great. It had some excellent lines "Last thing [vets] should have to do is to fight for a job when then get home." It some tired union-soothing rhetoric.
A fun remix of last night's jobs speech. Only question for you, Mr. President: What bill?
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