Commentary from right to left after the speech noted the mismatch between its goals and money available in any conceivable federal budget. So why is he doing this? More to the point, what have we gotten ourselves into with this president?
Well, it’s big. Mr. Obama by his own statements has made clear that he’s at the center of something larger than the mere here and now.
In a 2011 CBS interview he said, "I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president—with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln, just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history."