It’s a pretty straightforward message, and it’s not as if he’s saying anything different than what he said on the campaign trail. These are the ideas he promised and now he’s attempting to deliver.

So what are others saying?


By characterizing his opponents — not Republicans, but special interests — as agents of the status quo, the president is laying the groundwork for the rest of the debate. When we hear conservative talking heads on the cable channels, we’re supposed to see them as “the special interests and lobbyists who are invested in the old way of doing business,” while Obama and his allies are delivering on much-needed change.

Saturday Broadcast: Busting The Oba-Myth by Dan Riehl

More mindless demagogy. Obama has his own special interests as do most all politician’s. And his budget has little to do with economics and much to do with Leftist political reform. His rhetoric is simply meant to distract and divide the public so he can pull the wool over their eyes before they realize what they are going to get in the end. We’ll be getting what everyone always gets from government, way too little for way too much.

It’s fine that Obama fancies himself ready for a fight. The message he has to hear loud and clear from the American people is, So are we, Obama! So are we!

Obama ‘gearing up for a fight’ by Jonathan Martin

It’s a return to the sort of rhetoric he deployed in his anti-status-quo presidential campaign, and it reflects the pivot Obama has made since spending his first few weeks in office reaching for bipartisan consensus.

What do you think?

Business Obama’s Presidential Address For 2/28/09