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Obama’s Dishonest and Fantastical State of the Union

David Lawrence
Written by David Lawrence


The State of the Union Speech Delivers Obama


The other night Obama delivered the State of the Union speech or did it deliver him?  Was he trundled onto the stage to dance like a marionette to his own ideology, mouthing his naïve sentiments to the words of his Ventriloquist writers?


Why doesn’t Obama ever stick to immediacies and possibilities? Why does he always go aerie fairy into the future and try to tackle items that are shoeless.


He says Isis is less dangerous than global warming which may be a few centuries ahead of us. He thinks melted icebergs are more imminent and frightening than decapitations. He sadly puts his snowshoes in the Oval Office near the nation’s memories of Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress.


In his dull dishonest speech he reinvented his last seven years in office and spoke about amorphous, illusive, unsolvable topics like climate change, gun control, immigration and income inequality.


He spoke about non-specifics that are difficult to change because although he originally ran on “hope and change” he is not capable of making positive changes.  He is all words without intent, rhetoric without deeds.


Obama referred to the death of Biden’s son, Beau, and impossibly promised to double the rate of progress against cancer.  That’s like saying he promises to throw his shoe over the moon.  Such promises are haunted by stupidity.


Obama said that he would put Joe Biden in charge of curing cancer. Both my parents died of cancer. Not very reassuring to put Joe Biden, a doddering obsequious toad of Obama’s, in charge of stopping cancer.


Obama promises us pie in the sky.  But the sky is about to fall down through nuclear bombs due to his weak agreement with Iran.


And what will happen to Chicken Little (Obama).  He will be hiding in a bunker while he refuses to admit to himself that he was wrong, wrong about everything, wrong.


And we will die.  And I will put my fingers in my ears so I don’t have to hear his speech broadcast from his bunker lying to us that we are really alive and flourishing.

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About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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