His tone will be confrontational, not conciliatory. I'm not sure he even knows what it means. With all the talk that goes on about bullying, from my observations the President and Harry Reid are the biggest bullies in the country. Yet they never seem to be called on it. People are too conscious of having to be politically correct to be able to speak truths without somehow softening them.
I cannot sit and listen to the President's plans to pull the country further to the left. To continue spending money unchecked. And most of all, his blatant contempt of the rule of law. Even if I agreed with everything he is trying to do, I would still have a great deal of trouble with the way he is doing it. He is ignoring process and procedure as are his top underlings. They do it so cavalierly it makes me boil.
For a man who is supposedly a Constitutional scholar, he obviously has a great deal of disdain for it and by default the people it is meant to protect. My resentment for that attitude has grown to Vesuvian levels.
Worse yet, I know the President alone is not guilty of these attitudes. When I look at Washington I see men and women we've sent to serve us caught up in a big game of power grabbing that has no rules and really no sides. They're all after the same thing - power. The power to advance their ideology. How they get it makes no difference. The only thing that changes is which party is playing offense and which defense and that's determined strictly by who holds the most cards. Even the cards aren't dealt fairly thanks to gerrymandering.
For now the President proceeds glibly throwing his weight around because he can. Because he holds the most cards. There is not one iota of leadership in play any more than real concern for the welfare of the country and it's citizens. When the Republicans win, all their breast beating rhetoric will be transferred to the newly aggrieved Democrats and the Republicans will glibly take over the 'our way' stance. Pay back. Of course. That's how it's played.
In the meantime we've sacrificed nearly all that we once had been. Because we're merely spectators. We don't play the game. Either we don't understand it, don't see what's happening, or like the government players, really don't care.
So be it. I'm tired. Maybe it's the weather. One can tolerate only so much gray. As for what's said tonight, it will be analyzed and reanalyzed for days to come. I don't have to be front row center.
Maybe, in my own review of what's said I'll see or hear something heartening, but I'm not holding my breath.
I sound depressed? You nailed it. Aren't you?