Washington (CNN) - As with any State of the Union address, President Barack Obama this year had several audiences and there were multiple aims for the White House: To show that he understands the economy is still struggling and that he will do more to help the unemployed find jobs, and to portray a different side of himself than what was seen on Inauguration Day - one willing to reach out to the other party.
While the president did offer some new proposals - including increasing the minimum wage and guaranteeing preschool - many of the ideas he pushed were repeating what he had previously offered but went nowhere in divided Washington. And we saw a president trying to expand the use of executive power to help push his agenda.
Here are five things we learned Tuesday night:
Actually, we only learned one thing.
Obama has no intention of changing.......so the economy has NO CHANCE of recovery for the next four yrs. None.
Formost thing I learned is–he does NOT need to care this horrible congress–he can take the nation single handedly in a Democracy like ours and run the show for the welfare of middle class America. He has nothing to lose. Congress idiots better behave.
I learned that they did use the co-mingled seating arrangements again.
"single handedly" does not equal a "Democracy." A proven "gullible."
@ Rick, Please please stop!!! You continue not to add anything to the dialogue.
The divide between rich and poor continues to get larger and the obstruction in Washington continues to provide gridlock.
The President is doing the best he can with a divided house. He will still go down in history as one of the very BEST, regardless of your naysaying.