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Obama’s State of The Union “A Sputnik moment” — Nyet

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nyet, No, Nein, Non, Nada. How many times can I say it; Obama’s State of The Union speech was a strikeout. Speaking before a “non-partisan” House chamber, where everyone sat together — I expected them all to hold hands and break out singing “Will the Circle be Unbroken?”

Once again, President Obama is telling us how to behave, when he has never followed his own advice, “We are part of the American family. We believe that in a country where every race and faith and point of view can be found, we are still bound together as one people; that we share common hopes and a common creed; that the dreams of a little girl in Tucson are not so different than those of our own children, and that they all deserve the chance to be fulfilled.”

The Russian Sputnik, launched in 1957

Suddenly Obama realizes that governing is a shared responsibility as opposed to the “We won” attitude of the last two years, “That’s what the people who sent us here expect of us. With their votes, they’ve determined that governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties.”

“The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation.” This quote was the opening line of many paragraphs on how we make our economy stronger, but not once did he ever offer to get government out of the way. No, Obama’s big government entitlement plan is to hold the American people imprisoned with debt.

Obama had to repeat his “Sputnik” line first said in a speech last December, “This is our generation’s Sputnik moment. Two years ago, I said that we needed to reach a level of research and development we haven’t seen since the height of the Space Race.”

Veiled in his “centrist” posture is Obama’s belief in government funding of renewable energy, the left’s mantra, despite it proving that it looses jobs rather than creating new ones.

“Now, clean energy breakthroughs will only translate into clean energy jobs if businesses know there will be a market for what they’re selling. So tonight, I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources.”

The President briefly let Congress know that he was not going to accept a repeal of ObamaCare, “So instead of re-fighting the battles of the last two years, let’s fix what needs fixing and move forward.”

Of course last year, “fixing” the bill was out of the question, they had to pass it first.

Finally Obama tackled the huge and growing deficit by falling back on his standard boiler plate of blaming Bush, “We are living with a legacy of deficit-spending that began almost a decade ago. And in the wake of the financial crisis, some of that was necessary to keep credit flowing, save jobs, and put money in people’s pockets.”

Obama fails to realize he has raised our deficit by a factor 3 in a little over two years. Pretending to be a fiscal conservative by increasing spending under a re-branded name of “investments” is truly a lie.

Remember when Obama was elected and he promised a new era of transparency? Which was another lie and never fulfilled. Here it is again.

“In the coming year, we will also work to rebuild people’s faith in the institution of government. Because you deserve to know exactly how and where your tax dollars are being spent, you will be able to go to a website and get that information for the very first time in history. Because you deserve to know when your elected officials are meeting with lobbyists, I ask Congress to do what the White House has already done: put that information online. And because the American people deserve to know that special interests aren’t larding up legislation with pet projects, both parties in Congress should know this: if a bill comes to my desk with earmarks inside, I will veto it.”

Most of the nation believes that Obama has failed in our Foreign Policy by trying to appease, instead of defend what we stand for. Tonight, he blindly stated that the fall of the Tunisian government was a good thing, instead of cautioning that it could become another terror backed Muslim state, “We saw that same desire to be free in Tunisia, where the will of the people proved more powerful than the writ of a dictator. And tonight, let us be clear: the United States of America stands with the people of Tunisia, and supports the democratic aspirations of all people.”

At this very moment demonstrators are in the streets in Lebanon over the virtual take over of the government by Hezbollah. In Egypt, demonstrators are threatening the Mubarak led government. There are rumors that the Mubarak family have fled to London.

This was a boring speech with nothing new to offer but the same old rhetoric except the mention of the word “jobs” 31 times.

Barack Obama has said, “Words have meanings.” Well he better prove it or this nation is in a whole lot of trouble down the road.

Here is Full Text of Obama’s State of the Union Address.

While you are reading it, here is a little entertainment for you.

Posted: 1840PT


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