President Obama gave his weekly address on Sunday, and this week he shared some notes of optimism that he has received from Americans in recent days. He also hinted at what the theme of the 2015 State of the Union address would be and what he felt like his most important job right now was.
“America’s resurgence is real.
Our job now is to make sure that every American feels that they’re a part of our country’s comeback. That’s what I’ll focus on in my State of the Union…”
2014 was the fastest year for job growth since the 1990s. Unemployment fell faster than any year since 1984. Our combat mission in Afghanistan has come to a responsible end, and more of our heroes are coming home. America’s resurgence is real.
Our job now is to make sure that every American feels that they’re a part of our country’s comeback. That’s what I’ll focus on in my State of the Union – how to build on our momentum, with rising wages, growing incomes, and a stronger middle class. And I’ll call on this new Congress to join me in putting aside the political games and finding areas where we agree so we can deliver for the American people.
The last six years have demanded resilience and sacrifice from all of us. All of us have a right to be proud of the progress America has made.
Um, that’s nice and all… but i’m pretty sure I can list like 10 other things that are probably more important for the President to be doing. Making me feel like I am part of America’s comeback story should not be something that President Obama is thinking about. See, this is how it works… people will feel good about “our comeback” when they begin to feel their own lives making a “comeback.”
So instead of focusing on how we feel and trying to manipulate our emotions… perhaps a better use of your time, Mr. President, would be actually working to improve the economy. Or weakening Islamic terrorism. Or doing any of the other HUNDREDS of things that are actually more important to us.