Obama gives last state of the union address

Jan 13, 2016 (LBO) – U.S. President Barack Obama gave his final state of the union address on Tuesday attempting to bridge an optimistic assessment of the nation’s progress with public anxiety over terrorism abroad.

In a wide-ranging speech Obama painted a hopeful portrait of the nation after seven years in office.

“As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background,” Obama said.

“We can’t afford to go down that path. It won’t deliver the economy we want, or the security we want, but most of all, it contradicts everything that makes us the envy of the world.”

After nearly 10,000 air strikes, the United States has taken out centers of the ISIL, he said, adding the country remains the strongest in the world in terms of military capacity.

But rebuilding a nation cannot be the responsibility of one party and fall on the United States, Obama said.

In terms of political culture, Obama said rancor between political parties has increased during his term in office, which is one of his regrets, and there was a collective responsibility to fix the political system.

Obama also emphasized the need to reduce the influence of money in politics.

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Tilak
Tilak
6 years ago

Everything in this universe has a beginning & an end.Presidency too is no exception.Problems arise when some unfortunate souls forget this fundamental fact. All of us do come in to jobs,move from one job to another ,&’eventually one day has to go from this world too.In this context President Obama can be satisfied of the fact that he came to ovel office just after the global financial crash & did a grate job in guiding & helping US & globe to come out of it gradually.He can be satisfied that he is leaving a comparatively better shape US economy than what he took over.A very sick no1 economy may be the last thing the rest of the world too want at this critical juncture.

samsaroyan
samsaroyan
6 years ago

Watched it on Fox news last night, and what a waste of time. it seems like things inside his head is drastically different than the ground truth. Under his watch ISIS became a global player, Fundamentalist Rogue states like Iran got more traction in the world stage, Ukraine was given to Russia debt free, Over 250000 Syrians died due to Inaction and failure of finding acceptable solution, More Black-Americans died on the hands of Police, More middle class Americans lost jobs and meaningful employment opportunities, Same problems that cause 2008 Financial Crisis still prevalent and no banker went to jail for foul play…..need I have to say more about this amateurish Incapacitated president….God bless United States