Just what is THESE?
If there is a these, then there is a THOSE. So these but not those!
It's NOT just a matter of it being an old phrase. And if you think this way, not only are YOU the problem, YOU are failing to remember that a President's speech gets vetted. It gets tested and approved. Every word has a meaning. It's not the same as when they are shaking hands and a reporter asks a question and they say something possibly off the cuff and get to use that as an excuse.
The man only wishes blessing on THESE United States. His vision. But g-d damn America , just like his preacher , if we turn back , achem as he said many times about the GOP, to THOSE United States.
One of our biggest problems is that we are failing to see things through HIS eyes. We hear and see things as we believe them to be, as if we said them. This is going to get us killed. This is going to destroy the United States.
Biden, Clinton and the rest all said, "G-d Bless the United States." So what in the Sam Hill made Obama say THESE United States?
His world view.
Think I am wrong? Do you remember Michelle saying, "For the first time in my life I'm proud of my country."