The President enjoys a good fight. The only question is will there be an opponent. Reality, of course, is one major opponent. But, the Presidents seems adept at ignoring reality.
The State of the Union speech last night was the Hugo Chavez plan for the US -- more body slams to the private sector, more money to be wasted on government and government's pals. As for the poor, raise the minimum wage. One wonders why Obama did not advocate a $ 100 per hour minimum wage. Using his logic, that should solve the problem of poverty in one grand stroke.
As for the hopes of the unemployed and underemployed, forget it. This President is not bothered by slack economic growth and growing numbers of folks disappearing from the work force. Just expand medicaid and food stamps. That should do it.
As for the national debt. Hey! That's one area where we lead the world. Let's maintain that lead!
Meanwhile, the war on capitalism continues unabated. Tax rich people!! That seems to be the main mantra of this White House.
So, what's the future. It isn't good.