President's speech will not be about truth
Editor, the Advocate:
The loyal democrats straight party voters forever write about President Obama's success by reminding us that he did get elected twice.
Nixon also was elected to a landslide second term with nearly 61 percent of the popular vote. Obama received less than 52 percent. The loyal core say "my pappy was a democrat, so I'm a democrat, too. But the liberal Democratic Party simply ain't your father's Democratic Party. The liberal big cityites highjacked the Democratic Party a long time ago, and increasingly, traditional democrats who break their traditional ties with democrats say, "I didn't leave the Democratic Party; it left me."
I am deeply concerned about our country and the world, current events, economics, policies, etc., but I have no interest in listening to the State of the Union, as I fully expect it to be a campaign-style speech with statements no one can disagree with. Obama says "I'm not a particularly ideological person." This from a man whose ideas follow directly from Marxism. Take his present narrative for example: "inequality" - it is derived explicitly from his Marxist beliefs. I suspect folks who listen to his State of the Union speech will get an earful of how evil the U.S. is because we are not all "equal." By this, at the most basic level of interpretation, Marx meant that in every known human society there has been a fundamental division between two broad social groups, namely that: 1. One group has always owned and controlled the fundamental material resources that are necessary for the maintenance of social existence (such things as food production, the creation of shelter, clothing and so forth), and 2. One group has not owned or controlled the production of such things.
Can our president ever make a simple and truthful declarative sentence?
Everything he says is couched in qualifiers, exceptions and "on the other hands" or has a weasel-out factor. The last time he made a simple statement was "If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period." But that was not exactly truthful.
Roy Mark, Victoria