Obama speaks Hebrew in Israel (starts 1:15) … and it’s not bad for a double secret Muslim, right? Check out great pics/vids here.
Tonight, thanks to the grit and determination of the American people, there is much progress to report. After a decade of grinding war, our brave men and women in uniform are coming home. After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over six million new jobs. We buy more American cars than we have in five years, and less foreign oil than we have in twenty. Our housing market is healing, our stock market is rebounding, and consumers, patients, and homeowners enjoy stronger protections than ever before.
Together, we have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger.
The speech called for healing. The speech called for leadership. The speech delivered both. Obama biographer David Maraniss tweeted shortly after, “People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown…his Gettysburg address…”
It’s a bold statement, to be sure, but take a look at the address and see if you agree with such high praise. READ THE TRANSCRIPT HERE.