The day-after political/ media "analysis" of the State of the Union included the typical mixture of cynicism and stupidity. State of the Union addresses never have any effect or are remembered (except of course when they are.) This speech was just another "laundry list," which apart from being the easiest cliche to find in the deeper recesses of small minds, may well be the impression you'd get if you weren't actually listening, but busily twittering and tweeting and checking others doing so.
Those wearing the typical political blinders said it was "partisan" because it didn't cave to the extremely bad ideas of the GOPer sulking in the audience.
Here's a decent summary of some of the proposals in what Bob Shrum called the most progressive agenda of the past 50 years.
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