The bad news is there's still 12 months of this god-awful President left..
Some people like or love him, others loathe..
And no matter the political party or how much people desire or despise him, or how much people may complain about the state of things, very few want actual change...
At least enough to sacrifice anything for it
Americans may not approve the jobs being done by their elected leaders, and they may have little to no access to those same representatives, but they remain committed to the political process
So much so that they are working themselves into a frenzy over the upcoming presidential election, with contributions to the various candidates nearing $500 million with the belief a Hillary Cunt.. um.. Clinton or a Trump will make a difference where it truly counts such as the budget and properly dealing with the Muslim problem.
He non-stop promised Hope and Change in 2008 and many ignorant people including 99.9% of black voters believed it.
Instead we got Black Bush.. W Bush that is, and ultimately something worse: an invasive, authoritarian surveillance state armed and ready to eliminate any political opposition.
The state of our nation under Obama has become more bureaucratic, more debt-ridden, more violent, more militarized, more fascist, more lawless, more invasive, more corrupt, more untrustworthy, more mired in war, and more unresponsive to the wishes and needs of the electorate than 8 years ago..
For example while the Obama administration is working to limit the public’s access to guns by pushing for greater gun control, it’s doing little to scale back on the federal government’s growing arsenal of firepower and militarized equipment.
In fact, it’s not just the Department of Defense that’s in the business of waging war. Government agencies focused largely on domestic matters continue to spend tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase SWAT and military-style equipment such as body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition.
The Food and Drug Administration purchased “ballistic vests and carriers.” The Environmental Protection Agency shelled out $200,000 for body armor. And the Smithsonian Institution procured $28,000 worth of body armor for its “zoo police and security officers.”
Next, the Debt.. Well, its growing and growing..
It’s almost doubled during Obama’s time in office to nearly $20 trillion. Much of this debt is owed to foreign countries such as China and Japan, which have come to exert an undue degree of influence on various aspects of the American economy.
On any given night, over half a million people in the U.S. are homeless, and half of them are elderly.
While the U.S. spends more on education than almost any other country, American schools have dropped under Obama to a global rank of 28th in the world, below much poorer countries such as the Czech Republic and Vietnam.
According to The Washington Post, it costs $21,000 a year to keep someone in a minimum-security federal prison and $33,000 a year for a maximum-security federal prison.
The nation’s infrastructure—railroads, water pipelines, ports, dams, bridges, airports and roads—is rapidly deteriorating. An estimated $1.7 trillion will be needed by 2020 to improve surface transportation, but with vital funds being siphoned off by the military industrial complex, there’s little relief in sight.
The expense of those endless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and current involvement in Syria will cost taxpayers $4 trillion to $6 trillion. That does not include the cost of military occupations and exercises elsewhere around the globe. This is money that is not being invested in America, nor is it being used to improve the lives of Americans.
And the people don't know or care because Obama has done a very successful job to minimizing the effects that ultimately we will all feel when the new President sits on the throne
Would the nation be any better if that Bitch Hillary won in 2008?
How about the billionaire 'Mittens' Romney?
And that's how bad the State of the Union is..
The State of the Union is Shit and the pungent stench is not dissipating until someone gets into office with the sole goal of getting rid of all traces of the 'Brown', stirring the 'pot' and cleaning up the mess, re-election or "legacy" be damned