The State of the Union, are we in trouble? Do we Care?
My wife who has been sitting across the room from me in my office for the past few hours working hard on our taxes just decided to take a break and asked me to put something on the TV.
So I did and noticed that the State of the Union was on, which she did not want to watch so I did a little surfing around and was surprised to find that my standby channel, the History Channel did not even have anything relating to this great event in mock reporting. I was expecting something on national government and maybe a little history on the state of the union, but no they were covering “Counting Cars” for the occasion.
I guess that the History Channel who claims to care about such things as history and government has also given up on treating such an important event as the state of the union with any real credence.
I think that most thinking individuals and many who do not, have given up on the State of the Union address, not because it is not important, it really should be important. After all it is our country, the most important country on the planet.
Yet we all treat this event with a yawn.
Some because it is boring and they would rather play Farmville and drink beer.
And others because, though they are interested in government, are just sick of the Lies.
I have watched Reagan get up and lie during this event, and Bush, and Clinton, and Bush Jr, and even a few minutes of Obama.
It’s always the same, the President gives more of a presentation than a speech, and he brings in props from around the country like a few business people, a few grannies, a few widows, and maybe an orphan.
One side of the audience claps at everything, no matter how ridiculous it is, and the other side scowls, regardless of how much merit the statement has.
Then after all the grand lies have been said, the opposition appoints their liar to come in and refute everything that the President has said, this guy or gal generally has a bunch of their pals standing alongside nodding to every statement that this liar says.
And in the end, the liars have had an opportunity to get up and tell the public some things than nobody actually believes, the networks lost some revenue, the history channel taught us something about counting cars, and most of us watched something else.
I do care, and with the amount of money that we pay, I think that we should have better people working for us.
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