As we move into 2016 and the last year of the disastrous Obama presidency, many of us have taken some comfort in three words. One. More. Year.
That said, we have wary eyes watching to see how much additional damage the president will inflict in his waning months. And as the president prepares for his final state of the union (the word “final” does have a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?) his message — summed up in eight words — is chilling, if not exactly surprising.
As The Weekly Standard reports:
Barack Obama is preparing for his final State of the Union Address, which he’ll deliver January 12. And the president is not looking to slow down as the end of his presidency nears.
“I’ve got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I’m still in office. And that’s what I intend to do,” Obama writes in an email to supporters.
We’ve done a lot of remarkable things together this year, and it’s because of committed citizens like you that this country keeps moving forward. You keep proving the cynics wrong.
On January 12, I’ll be giving my last State of the Union address. I want you to watch, and say you’re ready to keep up the fight in 2016 — because your voice matters just as much as mine does.
OFA is one of the groups getting people fired up to take action in 2016. Say you’ll watch the State of the Union, and commit to taking action next year.As we’ve noted time and again on these pages, President Obama has indeed made good on his promise to fundamentally transform America. Who can remember when we’ve been more divided amongst ourselves, less respected in the world — and our fundamental constitutional freedoms more under attack from within? I’m sure I don’t need to list all of this president’s many accomplishments to remind anyone here of the damage that’s been done in just seven years.
Americans are angry after seven years of this presidency. So, naturally, what is someone like President Obama to do? Double down on his own ideological agenda, of course. That’s the way this emperor rolls.What is even more distressing is seeing the GOP Congress failing to play its role in stopping this overreaching president. Yes, it’s no wonder Americans are angry with both Obama and the Republican establishment.
It feels sometimes like all we can do is hold on tight and repeat our mantra: One. More. Year. And be dang sure each and every one of us does all that we can to ensure we don’t end up with a third term of this fundamental transformation — in the form of the wrong person succeeding Obama in the White House. Each and every one of us.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]