Personally, if it were me, I'd have been a bit more sensitive.
FUck that Shit. He spent four years trying to conciliate and build bridges, to absolutely no effect.
You honestly think that's what he was doing? He's been playing partisan hardball for four years, and while it's gotten some things for his "side", it's cost a hell of a lot as well. I just find it bizarre that anyone would look at the problems over the last term, conclude that Obama needs to change his approach, but then argue that he needs to be more partisan. Um... He's been uber-partisan. He needs to be less so. But his speech suggests he has no intention of doing so. So expect 4 more years of gridlock and nothing getting done. And while Obama was able to just barely get re-elected on his "historical president" nature this time around, do you really think that whomever the Dems prop up as a successor in 4 years will be able to make the public forget just how bad things have been with a Democrat in the White House?
Edited, Jan 23rd 2013 2:20pm by gbaji