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Obama’s Liberal Vision


The president certainly can deliver a speech.  Last night, he showed he could do a Clinton one better, delivering an hour-long speech packed with policy initiatives, with rhetorical flourishes to rouse his audience. Empowered by his re-election and the progressive majority coalition that he has helped to forge, President Obama revealed the scope and the limits of his liberal vision in his State of the Union address last night.   He showed his firm grip on the views and values of the American center – and challenged the Republican Congress to join or expose how out of step they are.

“They deserve a vote.  The families of Newtown deserve a vote...