BHO’S SOTU ADDRESS: Expect More Crumbs for the Gullible

Written by William Pauwels on January 20, 2015

Hopefully, as the President offers his State of the Union (SOTU) address, the American people will not be so gullible in this sixth year of Barack Obama’s Presidency as they have been in the past. They will recognize that the Great Deceiver will promise more than he can deliver –- as in the past.

Informed citizens recognize that Obama is a de facto Marxist/Fabian-Socialist/Progressive. He has produced billion dollar deficits every year. He keeps promising more and more handouts of money he takes from others – from workers – from achievers. Like Communists of old, he keeps promising more and more – to enhance his political following and that of the Democrat Party. In the end, all he can do is deliver a few bones, while blaming the shortfall on others.

What has Obama done for Blacks? Most are no better off today than in the past. Many are worse off. Those who have advanced have done so primarily via their own initiative. Obama refuses to accept the fact that only “We The People”, operating in a Free Enterprise society, can significantly enhance our prosperity. Marxism is outdated and has never worked.

Obama will give us smooth, sweet-talk and lots of toothy smiles and promises tonight, but in the end he will fail to deliver. His hidden objective is to make the Republicans look bad and to make the Democrats look good, compassionate, caring, and for the middle class. In the end, like the past six years, he will fail to deliver little more than crumbs to the under-informed.

For instance: two years of free junior college education?

How does this make any sense when 50% of our current college graduates are unemployed or underemployed.

This is nuts – motivating more kids to attend college. What we need are more skilled workers –- more attendance at vocational schools.

Why is Obama proposing this? Is this a political ploy to attract young voters? To appease his liberal leftist base? Or is it simply an uncontrollable part of his psyche – his handout mentality?

With the world in chaos and our labor participation rate the lowest in the past 30 years, Obama’s free, free, free orientation seems to be completely out of sync with what should be America’s priorities.

Then there’s energy prices: It’s interesting to note that Obama is now taking full credit for the decline in them.

In the election of 2008, the Republicans and Sarah Palin in particular, promoted the energy mantra of “drill baby drill.”  This was mocked by the Democrats.  As late as 2012, President Obama was on the stump saying “drill baby drill” was not a solution to high energy prices.

Furthermore,  Obama has been consistently opposing and frustrating domestic oil production. He has blocked drilling on public lands (down 6%) and drilling offshore.  He has blocked the Keystone Pipeline – one of the most important industry advances in decades – and even now is reportedly prepared to veto Congressional approval of the project.

Now that oil prices have fallen, Obama is on stage taking full credit for the price decline.  I suppose no one should be surprised.  Obama takes credit for almost everything that’s good.  On the other hand, he takes no responsibility when things are bad.  Even his misstatements are ignored, like he never said them.  He is indeed The Great Deceiver . . . who says whatever the audience wants to hear – and who does whatever he and his advisers recommend.

Unfortunately, too many gullible Americans have been drinking Obama’s Kool-Aid.  And the Leftist media have covered for him.  This has led to a serious national decline  -– economically, politically, and internationally –  over the past six years of the Obama Administration. 

None of that, of course, will come up in tonight’s State of the Union address.



William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.