Another great speech that challenged the Republicans' lies about our president, but it could have been even tougher and more specific about the accomplishments of this administration and about the lies the right propagates.
He did score a lot of points, though most people weren't watching, and it doesn't matter to the right. Republican leaders sat still while others rose to their feet and cheered about common goals that anybody of any party should share, but they begrudge Obama any bit of respect or credit for all he's done.
Unfortunately so do too many Democrats and independents who have justified criticisms of Obama and/or Dems in Congress, though often a lack of understanding of the obstacles he and they face with the Republican intransigence and intention from Inauguration Day to do everything to discredit Obama and make him fail or appear to be failing.
But as he pointed out, there have been more jobs created in the past two years under Obama than in all the Bush/Cheney years, and our dependence on foreign oil is the lowest it's been in over a decade and has gone down from the highest it's ever been, which was under Bush/Cheney (hmmm...any connection to that fact and their connections to Saudi Arabia et. al.).
Not to mention GM now being the top car company in the world again (beating out Toyota) and Chrysler growing faster the last year than ever and Ford doing great and hundreds of thousands of jobs created as a result and all this from an industry the Republicans were willing to let die and even suggesting it'd be a good thing!
Here's a link to a few other facts that show some of Obama's accomplishments and some of the challenges he still faces.