How did Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech resonate on Wall Street? Sometimes the old saying is literally true: Silence is golden. Perhaps that’s not surprising. But the nation deserved better.
How Many Republicans does it take to respond to the State of the Union address? The flurry of GOP responses to the State of the union reflect both the party’s disarray and the growing distance between the GOP and the majority of Americans.
The latest polling shows President Obama wins, and Democrats in Congress will win, with a progressive populist economic agenda. And they need not shy away from highlighting Republican obstruction and wrong-headed priorities.
The president's State of the Union address drew clear lines against Republican obstruction. But the president also suggested that the economic crisis was behind us. He'll have a hard time selling that.
Here are keys to look for in tonight's State of the Union speech. Does the president tell the people the truth? Does he indict Republicans for the economy? Does he drive issues that unite Democrats or issues that divide them?
President Obama faces a choice of rhetoric on Tuesday night—but that choice is not just about political gamesmanship. It will have serious policy implications. But there is also an issue of simple credibility.
Economic inequality doesn't just happen. It's manufactured through bad economic policies that make the rich even richer. That can change, if our president lays out a bold and aggressive economic agenda to reverse these policies.
President Obama faces a skeptical people as he prepares his State of the Union address, most of whom are convinced the country is on the wrong track. He must show them once more he is on their side.