Obama State of the Union Address | INFJ Forum

Obama State of the Union Address

Discussion in 'News and Politics' started by Kavalan, Jan 28, 2010.

Share This Page

Watchers:
This thread is being watched by 2 users.
More threads by Kavalan
  1. Kavalan

    Kavalan Has risen

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Threads:
    41
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    328
    Trophy Points:
    637
    MBTI:
    ISTJ
    Enneagram:
    1W9
    So I was reading through the transcript from the state of the union address. the part that caught my eye was about college education

    I know it is still making its way through the puzzle palace that is congress but it looks promising.

    Anyone else's thoughts on the speech?



    The transcript can be found here
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    #1 Kavalan, Jan 28, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  2. TheLastMohican

    TheLastMohican Captain Obvious
    Retired Staff

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Threads:
    206
    Messages:
    6,233
    Likes Received:
    488
    Trophy Points:
    676
    MBTI:
    ENTJ
    Enneagram:
    Type me.
    He did a good job. He spoke with more certainty on some matters (mainly the economy) than anybody really has, but that's just run-of-the-mill politicking. Hopefully somewhere near half of the proposals/promises he made tonight will actually happen.

    I noticed that none of the Supreme Court members present applauded their agreement with his comments on their recent campaign finance ruling — even those who members who had been in dissent. Too much camaraderie, perhaps? Or do the Justices find it generally inappropriate to reveal their opinions of what the president is saying, in the name of political neutrality?


    This part of the speech made me happy. :cool: Finally our President is in touch with the internets.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. Pristinegirl

    Pristinegirl Well-known member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Threads:
    36
    Messages:
    3,085
    Likes Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    ANFP
    He is just so charismatic! It was a GREAT speech. I hope things go his way after everything and that he manages to live up to his own proposals..
    He really needs a successful ending of a struggle!!

    As with TLM, I especially liked that part! :)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. Raccoon Love

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Threads:
    310
    Messages:
    5,413
    Likes Received:
    707
    Trophy Points:
    657
    Gender:
    Female
    MBTI:
    INFP
    Enneagram:
    4w5
    Obama is indeed very charismatic, and I'm sure he really wants to aid the county's current situation, the only problem I find is that his ideals might be a bit unrealistic, he's handling to much at the tme, hack the consequence of being president in such tough, crucial times...all this pressure must be causing him a lot of stress and in the end nothing might get done, I think he must first focus on a particular area and then from there he could do the same for other areas, there's no real improvement if he just creates a bunch of ideas. But of course Obama wants to try his best for the better of the people, after all people do type him as an ENFJ :).
     
  5. Barnabas

    Barnabas Time Lord

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Threads:
    263
    Messages:
    5,241
    Likes Received:
    670
    Trophy Points:
    667
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Florida man
    MBTI:
    wiblywobly
    Enneagram:
    timeywimey
    I'm a little weary of this only pay ten percent of your income, and debts being ended after 20 years. It just seems like their might be some negative economic backlash from cancleing debt like this. Though as a student I love the idea of mor money in my pocket, as I'm in dire need of it.

    still, I guess will see, it might never come to fruition.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. corvidae

    corvidae ohai internets
    Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Threads:
    60
    Messages:
    806
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INTJ
    Enneagram:
    ?
    I thought 90% of what he said was a sham. Lobbyists aren't going anywhere soon, and Obama is not immune to them. Most people still get energy from coal and oil. Unemployment is stabilizing, but only because people are giving up on finding jobs.

    He's going to have to, like it or not, China will be first in terms of GDP sooner or later.

    How does he plan to do that? In our economic system you can't just tell Americans to make more goods and consume less of them. Let alone telling people of other nations to make less goods and consume more of ours.

    A few things I liked about the speech were his comments on education, global warming (which caused quite a murmur in the room), and gays in the military. Although I'll believe the latter when I see it.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. Gaze

    Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Threads:
    2,393
    Messages:
    28,295
    Featured Threads:
    99
    Likes Received:
    22,731
    Trophy Points:
    1,906
    MBTI:
    INFPishy
    I think if it's a feasible idea for long term economic success, then i hope he is able to implement it or create a chain of progress which will lead to the development of these educational proposals. We sure need the relief since too much of the money most college grads spend after graduation is paying debt and bills from loans, credit cards, bills, etc. leaving no money to save or plan for the future efficiently. I guess we'll see.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. Pristinegirl

    Pristinegirl Well-known member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Threads:
    36
    Messages:
    3,085
    Likes Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    ANFP
    But he isn't having an easy time. He faces constant roadblocks, with every step forward there are two steps back!! He has his hands full but that is his job, but trying to handle the opposition and the situations they cause make it overwhelming!

    I wish him all the best really, sometimes I even think to myself if he is sad xD
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
Loading...

Share This Page