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Obama’s State Of The Union Address Really About The State Of His Presidency

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The chosen one has decided to walk among us. That was the central thrust of President Obama’s first SOTU speech before a joint session of Congress. David Axelrod earlier today said, “President Obama will be talking directly to the people.”

Wow, I’m impressed. So what exactly has Obama been doing over the two years of campaigning and one year as President, if not talking to the American people? The answer; he was just practicing, for tonight’s speech.

President Obama walks among the Congressional elitists

The theme was “Rescue Rebuild and Restore” — I think all that applies to his Presidency and the Democratic party. So what did Obama say that is new — NOTHING. Pundits were asking each other if President Obama would move to the center. Obama is still strongly rooted in his leftist policies; he just spoke occasionally as a centrist.

Obama still wants Cap & Trade and Healthcare and more spending, more spending and more spending. The “centrist” part, a three-year freeze in nonsecurity discretionary spending, which will save $250 billion over a decade or one eighth of the total annual budget.

Annual deficits are forecast to total $7.1 trillion over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office, adding to a total federal debt expected to reach $13.6 trillion by 2019.

“Now, I am not naïve. I never thought the mere fact of my election would usher in peace, harmony, and some post-partisan era.”

Really? Everyone of your stump speeches alluded to that belief, especially your speech in Berlin!

“I campaigned on the promise of change – change we can believe in, the slogan went. And right now, I know there are many Americans who aren’t sure if they still believe we can change – or at least, that I can deliver it. But remember this – I never suggested that change would be easy, or that I can do it alone.”

Mr. President you acted like you could do it alone and then scolded, blamed and denigrated any one who disagreed with your policies.

“We have finished a difficult year. We have come through a difficult decade. But a new year has come. A new decade stretches before us. We don’t quit. I don’t quit. Let’s seize this moment – to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more.”

If you give the American people their constitutional right to freedom and get government out of the way and out of our lives, then, we will “carry the dream forward, strengthen our union once more.”

Newly elected Virginia Governor, Bob McDonnell a Republican delivered the best response to Obama’s speech and the Congressional majority,

“The circumstances of our time demand that we reconsider and restore the proper, limited role of government at every level. Without reform, the excessive growth of government threatens our very liberty and prosperity.
In recent months, the American people have made clear that they want government leaders to listen and act on the issues most important to them. We want results, not rhetoric. We want cooperation, not partisanship.”

“Here at home government must help foster a society in which all our people can use their God-given talents in liberty to pursue the American Dream. Republicans know that government cannot guarantee individual outcomes, but we strongly believe that it must guarantee equality of opportunity for all. That opportunity exists best in a democracy which promotes free enterprise, economic growth, strong families, and individual achievement. Many Americans are concerned about this Administration’s efforts to exert greater control over car companies, banks, energy and health care. Over-regulating employers won’t create more employment; overtaxing investors won’t foster more investment.

Top-down one-size fits all decision making should not replace the personal choices of free people in a free market, nor undermine the proper role of state and local governments in our system of federalism. As our Founders clearly stated, and we Governors understand, government closest to the people governs best.”

That is a State of the Union we all want and need.

Posted: 1045PT


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One Comment leave one →
  1. B R permalink
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 8:16 pm

    Blaming President Bush + empty promises + breathtaking condescension towards the Right = an exhilarating speech

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