"But with midterm elections just five months away, he also took the opportunity to lash out at his Republican adversaries, saying they have "sat on the sidelines and shouted from the bleachers" as the Democrats have successfully pushed through major parts of his administration's agenda. (Z: I guess he's just right and that's THAT, huh? If you're not 'successfully pushing through major parts of his agenda', you're an adversary ..there's an attitude to encourage the bipartisanship he spoke of during the campaign, huh?)
"They said no to tax cuts for small businesses; no to tax credits for college tuition; no to investments in clean energy," he told the crowd of about 300 faculty and community business executives. "They said no to protecting patients from insurance companies and consumers from big banks." (Z: Ooooh....no protecting patients, let's just ignore all the good ideas Republicans had and misrepresent as uncaring and heartless, huh? And, you all KNOW how Republicans just hate small businesses and would deny them tax cuts, right? :-)
Obama said the Republican opposition to his agenda is rooted in a belief about the limits of government that leads them to two answers to every problem: "more tax breaks for the wealthy and fewer rules for corporations." And he predicted that the GOP will campaign in the fall on that agenda. (Z: Ya, Obama....our candidates will be out there saying 'let's give the rich a break and screw you poor and let the corporations run wild' What is he SMOKING?..but you see how effective that is on people who don't follow politics and know the truth? He's kind of sounding like a college sophomore after his first exciting year of indoctrination, isn't he?!)
"We already know where their ideas led us," he said, using tougher language than he has in the past. "And now we have a choice as a nation. We can return to the failed economic policies of the past, or we can keep building a stronger future." (Z: WOW...as a Republican, let me just say it seems to me that Republicans are the ones fighting for a weaker future, right?..yes, sarcasm here........ )
So, what'd you think of his speech? And yes, folks..this is the first speech toward the NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, don't kid yourself.........they'll be lying, misrepresenting, obfuscating, sounding SO superior and SO righteous that it's going to get a little tough going........What do you think of what he's said?