Having Listened to President Obamas STOTUS, and read the Full Transcript, to me the MOST IMPORTANT WORDS COME NEAR THE END.
Don't get me wrong, the POLICIES and ISSUES he Discusses are Very Important, and I will look at these in the Near Future. Unfortunately, if the Attitudes Toward Properly Addressing Divisive Topics doesn't change, it will be an uphill battle to Find and Pass Solutions that are in the Best Interests OF THE PEOPLE LIVING, WORKING AND RAISING FAMILIES IN THE U.S.
"Understand – a better politics isn't one where Democrats abandon their agenda or Republicans simply embrace mine."
Translation- "You're not Always Right, and Neither am I. Lets find Common Ground and Work from there. The "IT'S MY WAY OR NOTHING ATTITUDE, IS THE ROAD TO FAILURE."
"A better politics is one where we appeal to each other's basic decency instead of our basest fears."
Translation- "If we Live in the Gutter, nothing gets accomplished, and Failure, Distrust, and Enmity is the Result. IF WE LOOK FOR THE GOOD, INSTEAD OF PROMOTING IRRATIONAL HATE AND FEAR AS AN AGENDA, THE RESULT WOULD BE SOMETHING WE WOULD ALL BE PROUD OF."
Line #3- "A better politics is one where we debate without demonizing each other; where we talk issues, and values, and principles, and facts, rather than "gotcha" moments, or trivial gaffes, or fake controversies that have nothing to do with people's daily lives."
Translation- "As Lawmakers, and Elected Representatives of the American People, OUR JOB IS TO PRIORITIZE REAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT PEOPLES LIVES, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. THE ETHICAL AND PRACTICAL APPROACH IS THE BEST SOLUTION, NOT IMMATURE INSULTS AND GLIB ONE LINERS THAT DO NOTHING TO ADDRESS REAL PROBLEMS. CONCENTRATING ON NON- ISSUES IS JUST ANOTHER FORM OF 'POLITICAL GRANDSTANDING', AND A CONTINUATION OF THE TYPICAL 'POLITICS AS USUAL' BRAND OF GOVERNMENT THAT SO MANY AMERICANS DESPISE.'
(FIRST PUBLISHED ON 1/22/2015)