There are some interesting discrepancies between what President Obama said in his first State of the Union address and the realities of life. President Obama is a very good orator and one could easily get lost in the “moment” while he is speaking,. One needs to really listen closely and then do a lot of homework to check the facts against the rhetoric.
Here is link to a comparison between what President Obama said and the facts. Here is an excerpt to get you started;
“OBAMA: He called for action by the White House and Congress “to do our work openly, and to give our people the government they deserve.”
THE FACTS: Obama skipped past a broken promise from his campaign — to have the negotiations for health care legislation broadcast on C-SPAN “so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.” Instead, Democrats in the White House and Congress have conducted the usual private negotiations, making multibillion-dollar deals with hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders behind closed doors. Nor has Obama lived up consistently to his pledge to ensure that legislation is posted online for five days before it’s acted upon.”(taken from foxnews.com/politics)