We need Democrats and Republicans to work together to help grow this economy. We’ve got to put politics aside to get some things done. That’s what the American people expect of us.Blah, blah, blah. How many times have I heard this before? What will telling the public this accomplish? What Obama is saying seems pretty obvious. Furthermore, surely Obama has some sort of influence in Washington. Maybe, instead of making speeches, and telling Americans something they already know, he should being doing something himself. Why is he just complaining? Why doesn't he introduce a concrete plan that entails the steps he mentioned in his address, instead of lecturing Congress?
My conclusion is that Obama is campaigning, and that is all he is doing. I hope the average American isn't dumb enough to buy Obama's rhetoric. That is all he offers. He offers no plan, only rhetoric.