HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.
“President Obama spent his final State of the Union address pandering to the Democrats’ extreme liberal base on behalf of Hillary Clinton,” Gleason said. “In the days leading up to this address, the Obama Administration admitted this State of the Union was focused more on Hillary Clinton’s campaign than any concrete ways to improve our country. While millions of Americans are looking for work, President Obama is focused on a electing a Democrat who will continue his failed policies for four more years.
“Over the past seven years, Americans have watched the Obama-Clinton agenda result in higher taxes, lost jobs, and a world that grows more dangerous by the day. Our country cannot afford another four years of the failed policies of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. While President Obama and Hillary Clinton argue for a bigger government fueled by higher taxes, Republicans are standing up for greater freedom and more opportunities for Americans. We are looking forward to holding Hillary Clinton accountable for her role in the many failures of the Obama Administration.”
On Sunday, a report in The New York Times stated, “…One unspoken goal for Mr. Obama is to set the table for Mrs. Clinton. Aides said they did not directly coordinate the president’s speech with her campaign, but did not need to because they knew her positions on the issues.” (Peter Baker, “Obama’s Last State of the Union Address Aims to Set Tone for ’16 Campaign,” The New York Times, 1/10/2016)