How many past State of the Union goals has President Barack Obama come up short on? This new video counts the ways.
Watch a youthful-looking Obama gradually gray over the years and shift from a background of Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Biden and House Speaker John Boehner. It begins with Obama’s first speech to a joint session of Congress in 2009 on the economy — not technically a State of the Union address — then goes forward with rapid-fire clips, numbering 1 through 112.
Among the assertions: that no one earning less than $250,000 would see a tax increase, that he would change the tone in Washington, that he would close Guantanamo Bay, cut spending, veto any bill with earmarks, and that the Affordable Care Act would lower premiums. And finally, he vowed better care for veterans.