Obama over the weekend delivered to the faithful a “preview” of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, showing that he still plans to spend – I’m sorry, invest – money in programs he likes a lot.
The passion here is on, well, Obama’s passion – using the federal government to boost the economy while achieving various social ends.
My Number one focus, is going to be making sure that we are competiveness that we are growing, and that we are creating jobs, not just now, but well into the future.
We’re going to have to out-innovate, we’re going to have to out-build, we’re going to have to out-compete, we’re going to have to out-educate other countries.
This is all secret code words for new spending. National security and the deficit are cited almost as afterthoughts.
It’s a sign Obama will continue to be Obama over the next two years. And it’s a bad political omen for him, because it shows he may still not understand the country’s prevailing mood.
Here’s the video, which was included in an email to members of Organizing for America – essentially Obama’s 2008 campaign email list.