posted on Jan, 21 2015 @ 10:10 AM
Well it was certainly a warm-fuzzy bit of deceptiveness to wrangle the "middle class" to his cause, wasn't it? At times it felt as if the President
whacked the status of the "middle class" down to near-poor levels as he implied increasing the minimum wage would help the "middle class."
In any event, there will be lots of post-address analysis by many people from all over the spectrum. Some of the typical liberal cheerleaders are
already embarrassingly giddy, while the knee-jerk conservative curmudgeons continue to be pretty much against anything that comes out of the
As a catalyst for some hopefully interesting discussions, here's a bit of fun analysis of the actual text of the speech.
SOTU Word Cloud
First, the word-cloud visualization of words by frequency of use (focusing on major words).
Click the thumbnail below for the full-size version.
SOTU Word Frequency
And now the actual frequency of use, of all words used 10 times or more.
SOTU Theme Comparison
And finally this interesting comparison of major word groups, showing primary theme/frequency amongst all of President Obama's State of the Union