State of the Union Nears and Obama Faces Unfulfilled Promises from Addresses of the Past
President Barack Obama is set to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress but most of the goals that he set in previous speeches. Some of the goals include reforming the immigration laws and meeting congressional leaders of both parties each month.
The president’s promises were broken because of congressional opposition as well as being overshadowed by other priorities. These are the realities of a government full of bureaucracy. The State of the Union is an opportunity for the president to state his case in front of both houses of Congress and on primetime TV.
Just like his predecessors, President Obama laid out a lot of promises that turned out to be fleeting because he can’t get the approval from congress. He also can’t follow-through on some of the promises that he started.
President Obama’s first term is nearing its end and it was characterized by a divided government. The Republicans also made it hard for the president to achieve anything. His State of the Union speech on Tuesday would probably include a new list of initiatives that the president would try to achieve before his term ends.
Last year, the president made his State of the Union address after an assassination try on Representative Gabrielle Giffords. He called for national unity, which has never happened because Washington engaged into one partisan dispute over another.