In the aftermath of Obama’s State of the Union promises (or were they threats?), The Jimmy Z Show compiled the following video. The excerpts of speeches by Obama offer two immediatley lessons:
- Obama’s current view on his own role as Chief Executive flies in the face of his formerly proclaimed ideals
- The soaring rhetoric and unasailable idealism of Obama’s meteoric rise have proven naive if not manipulative. “It is a long way from that night in Chicago when everything seemed possible,” Robert S. Nussbaum lamented in the New York Times today.