I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw there was anything negative to say
about President Obama's speech. It was tender and well written and
delivered and brought tears to me and my families eyes. I can only think that
there have been so many negative things said about him in the Republican areas,
that nothing he could ever say or do could change their thinking. Some people
will not even take a fair look at events and even great speeches because of
their affiliations. It is really sad. And as far as the upcoming president, we
had political figures in Utah that did not support him in any shape or form and
then when he won they changed their tune. Hypocrisy at it's finest.
JoeCapitalist2 - Orem, UT, the jury is back on the Bush regime before Obama and
it isn't very good. Deaths of hundreds of thousands in wars we should not
have fought. Dow Jones at 8,000 and 401-k plans losing 57 plus percent. The
economy in shambles and unemployment at an all time high. No healthcare for
millions.Yup, the jury already judged the Bush years and they were
not pretty. Seems the right forgets the mess that our amazing President
inherited and turned around in almost every category. I'm sure you're
happy that your 401-k is doing three times better? Or was that not a good
say good-bye to the stomach flu. As Reagan once stated "It's morning in
America again" after Jan 20th!!!
Haven’t we suffered enough political blathering from the usual culprits?
Political extremism mixed with religion as an instigator of divisiveness and
conflict is a curse on Utah and the nation. If that is the “Utah
way”, it is a sham...we have nothing to offer. Only a healthy blend of
principles of the left and the right, both of progress and of values, offers any
hope of reason, civility and truth.
Hey Joe Capitalist -"But many of us certainly won't miss
his far-left politics, his rigid ideology, or his many prevarications."Everything you said in that quote is false.As an adherent of
fake news and fake history written by real fakes, you are simply passing on
untruths.Obama is not "far left." And he is much more
pragmatic than he is ideological.As far as "prevarications"
go, Donald Trump routinely broadcasts more blatant falsehood every day than
Obama has in eight years.Do you know why "Conservative"
propagandists lie so much?It's because the facts almost NEVER
support their preferred beliefs.
Washington's "Warnings of a Parting Friend" were, to a fairly large
degree, warnings against partisan politics. He walked the talk, being our only
president elected without party affiliation. He warned us against the dangers of
dividing into party lines. We left his words behind, as quickly as they were
uttered. Yes, it would be most interesting if any politician patterned a speech
-- any speech -- after Washington's famous address.
Well said Boyd Matheson!
To "Lew Elton Jeppson" yes, biased just like you. Had he said that
Obama will tell us about his accomplishments and how he overcame Republicans,
you wouldn't have any issue with it.To "Hutterite" yes,
we miss George Washington's demeanor. However, we will settle for the self
promotion that Obama will give us since that is all there is.
Obama self-promoting? That's rich.The only question remaining
about Trump's inauguration is whether he'll emerge from a giant smoke
machine or whether he'll be introduced as though it's the start of a
Bulls-Knicks game."And now! From New York City! The man who has
sacrificed EVERYTHING to serve you, the American people! ..."
A conservative who wants Obama to exude values, which he has done for his entire
term, but who then supports the next President who has spurned the values
demanded of from Obama. And the Sutherland crowd is just fine with that double
A soon to be president who tweets? Kind of like a LION who sqeeks
like a mouse.
@Hutterite "We're sure going to miss his thoughtful consideration,
civil demeanour and rich eloquence."It's like we've
been missing it already.
Calls for straight answers, and press conferences, from those who stumped for
HRC, seem pretty hollow.But I will take some of Obama's advice.
He told us to move along, nothing to see here, so I won't be watching his
farewell address. I can't wait to see MoTab singing at the
inauguration. I have been looking forward to a new president for many years,
even if it isn't my favorite guy.
Lew Jeppson: "Are Trump's remarks careless or calculated? I'm not
sure."You may not be sure, but clearly you are concerned about
it. The question is were you equally concerned about whether Hillary
Clinton's disregard to securing our nation's secrets were just
'careless or calculated'? Were you really upset when you were lied to
about the reasons behind the Benghazi attack, or did you just shrug and move on?
When you found out from Gruber, that Obama lied to you about his health care
law, did it raise some big red flags for you?The selective outrage
and concern over everything Trump these days by the far-left when they could not
care less when all kinds of misdeeds were done by Hillary or Obama, just shows
how hypocritical they can be.
"At a time when national unity is desperately needed, ..."What will unity accomplish? Mr Matheson implies both sides are equally at
fault (though he probably thinks Trump people are considerably more right than
Obama people), so we meet somewhere in the middle and all's well.But Trump is a strange, even dangerous, guy. He won't give straight
answers - he won't even hold a press conference where in can be
cross-examined. And he continues his line of insults, e.g. Senator Schumer is
"head clown." What we need is this: not unity but a
strategy to deal with a nuclear incident created by Trump's careless
remarks. Are Trump's remarks careless or calculated? I'm
Hutterite: "We're sure going to miss his thoughtful consideration,
civil demeanour and rich eloquence."But many of us certainly
won't miss his far-left politics, his rigid ideology, or his many
prevarications.The jury is still out on whether a Trump
administration will be any better, but like everyone else who voted for him, I
am hopeful that things will improve if we can get off the current disastrous
path....and yes, I know full well that a whole bunch of people who
regularly comment on this forum think differently; but the reality is that your
side LOST in the election, so we get to try something different now.
@ George of the jungleWhy do you expect others to do what you
yourself havent done? Let's look at things objectively. Did you learn from
the disastrous bush regime?
If Obama were truthful, his speech would contain these words: "Never has
anyone been given no much of other people's money and so little done with
it as I did"!
We're sure going to miss his thoughtful consideration, civil demeanour and
"Washington spoke little of what he had done as president, other than to ask
forgiveness for any wrongs his administration might have committed. He was
humble enough to know the success of the nation was due to good people and
divine providence and acknowledged the mistakes and failures that were
his.""However, for many presidents the farewell address has
been more of a self-indulgent review of their time in office with spotlights on
their successes, a whitewash of their failures and an attempt to declare their
own legacy."Any bets on which approach Obama will take? My money
is on the second one!
"His final address would be the perfect time to shed the supercool, aloof
persona and authentically look the American people in the eye and share
something of his soul."Why should Obama try to like he has
changed his spots? It is a funny sentence to use the word
'authentically' to suggest be anything but authentic.Even
if he did do that, his worshippers would wonder who he was, and the rest of us
wouldn't be watching.
Sounds as if Mr. Matheson should become POTUS as he has his own fairwell speech
Yeah- I'm sure President Obama will look to the Sutherland Institute on
advice on a speech urging unity for our country. For 8 years, the Sutherland
Institute did nothing but deride and oppose any idea or program put forth by the
Obama Administration. President Obama will give his farewell address with the
same class, dignity and honor as he conducted himself over 2 terms. Then Trump
will take over and turn the White House into a disrespectful circus.
I think he should!d give the credits to all those ho supported him, and name
names and how they helped. So what did we learn? I hope we don't do that
"On Friday, Obama issued a cover letter to the American people sadly
signaling that his farewell address will likely be more self-centered and
self-promoting than instructive and forward-moving."Biased?
This fairly drips with Sutherland (and Deseret News) style Obama disdain. i
guess one must be an economic historian like myself to appreciate how much we
owe President Obama in keeping us from another Great Depression.And
if Obama wants to defend his record he has every right. In rescuing us from
Great Depression II he was fought every step of the way by conservative outfits