A speech that wasnt about new proposals...Barak Obama's final state of the union address was more about laying out his legacy...and looking on the bright side."I believe in change because I believe in you, the American people. And that's why I stand here as confident as I have ever been that the State of our Union is strong."Obama patted himself on the back for having been able to bring the economy back from recession... and he shot down claims by some Republicans that the US is in economic decline 4019201_ SOUNDBITE (English) President Barack Obama: "Anyone claiming that America's economy is in decline is peddling fiction.Obama did express some regrets - such as not yet having closed Guantanamo...And he also reflected on himself as president -saying he wished he could have done more to elevated politics above petty fighting between Republicans and Democrats. a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide, and I guarantee I'll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office."Trying to bring Americans together, the President said -without naming name but in a clear dig to certain Republican presidential hopefuls- that anti-muslim rhetoric is wrong:"When politicians insult Muslims, whether abroad or our fellow citizens, ///. It's just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. It betrays who we are as a country. "Obama vowed to keep up the fight against the IS group but slammed claims they are existential threat to the US Obama did announce one new plan - stepping up the fight against cancer. WIth this top priorities in his final year being the economy and making the US safer, Obama also said climate change needs to be a major focus in the future.

obama final state of the union

A speech that wasnt about new proposals...Barak Obama's final state of the union address was more about laying out his legacy...and looking on the bright side.