State of the Union from the Left & Right

23 01 2007

Filed under: State of the Union, President Bush, Politics, Conservative

Full text here.

Michelle Malkin, Captain Ed, Allah, & here, Wizbang, point out worthy talking points.

Great job growth, inflation low, unemployment low.. As he goes on with all the good news, Nancy’s face gets more and more sullen.

Balance budget without raising taxes. The Dems don’t like that one.

Earmarks: expose them and cut them at least in half by the end of this session.
Fix Medicare and Medicaid.

NCLB – students are performing better in reading and math. He wants in reauthorized. The congress doesn’t sound too excited.

Here’s the part about health care. Nancy pursed her lips at the standard deduction part.

I like medical liability reform. Law suits are driving out ObGyns. But it won’t happen.

We’re too dependent on foreign oil. Hybrid vehicles don’t excite me. Nuclear power does.

The 20 in 10 line got a standing ovation. But there really wasn’t a lot of enthusiasm. Increase supply of alternative fuels. Senator Grassley got really excited about the idea of a mandatory fuel standard to require 35 billion gallons of renewable fuel by 2017.

Give judicial nominees fair hearing and up or down vote. The Dems refuse to clap.

The War on Terror – take the fight to the enemy. A standing ‘O’ and number of whistles. Nancy really looks uncomfortable now.

We uncovered all kinds of al Qaeda plots and we owe a debt thanks to those who put their lives at risk to stop these plots. Nancy jumped out of her seat at that one. Hillary looks like she’s about to fall asleep.

The best, and most accurate, line of the night so far:

“In the six years since we have been attacked on September 11, and I wish I could report to you that the dangers have ended. They have not. And so it remains the policy of this government to use the every lawful and proper tool of intelligence, diplomacy, law enforcement, and military action to do our duty to find these enemies and to protect the American people.”

“Free people aren’t drawn to malignant ideologies…We must build free societies for our security.” I agree with him on this one.

I like what he said about turning ourselves toward victory in Iraq. Again, the Dems show how they feel about victory in Iraq. They sat there and did nothing. America must succeed in the Middle East and in Iraq. Don’t the Dems understand how they look when they sit there with scowls on their faces when he speaks of victory?

I like what he said: I know some of us disagree on our policy in Iraq. What ever you voted for, you didn’t vote for defeat. Give this new plan a chance and support our troops. Increase Army and Marine Corps by 92,000 in five years.

His civilian voluntary reserves sounds interesting.

The handsome man from the Congo sitting next to the First Lady is sooo tall! Basketball player?

My daughter loves the Baby Einstein DVD’s. Julie Agner-Clark is teaming up with John Walsh to help protect kids.

Wesley Autry was honored. What a good man. He’s the one who saved the kid who had a seizure from an oncoming train.

Sgt. Tommy Reman, a soldier in Iraq awarded the Silver Star for protecting his gunner from attack. He took a bullet in the chest and kept going. I’d like to see more men and women like Sgt. Tommy Reman celebrated.

Bush ends with this sentiment: This courage and character is the spirit and character of America. America is a decent and honorable country. And it is resilient, too. We’ve been through a lot and we can face the dangers ahead of us. We can go forward with confidence because the state of our union is strong and our cause in the world is right and tonight that cause goes on.

Uncle Jimbo provides a more unique perspective:

No matter what is said, who applauds, who abstains, none of these weasels are able to overcome their own weakness and the inertia of our system. They will not work together, they will sway with the polls, they will waste most of every dollar they spend, they are a force of idiocracy, not good.

Our entire way of life is actively under attack by tens, maybe hundreds of millions of Muslim nuttahs and yet we are unable to maintain our stones after several thousands deaths in this war?

FFS people, we are living more prosperously than, oh say 99.99999999999999999% of all humans ever. We have lost an understanding of how different the lives of most other earthlings are. We are so coddled, we require instant victory and lack the fortitude to endure discomfort, let alone actual sacrifice. I do not minimize the sacrifice, or loss of those who have been affected by these efforts, but in context they are small next to the goals and dangers.

A good look at our Congress reminds me why they are hardly an answer to any big problem. W is not much, even as a figurehead, but he’s all we’ve got. I have some hope for a military win, only because the alternative is a loss that will cripple us for decades and so we must prevail.

So F**k Congress! They will not take the high road, they will maneuver politically and place their own ambitions above our country’s good, too many in both parties. We have a Commander in Chief for a da*n good reason, 500 blithering idiots guarantees failure, at least with one decent plan vigorously executed we have a chance to win.

As expected, Daily Kos (http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/1/23/223314/262) is obviously living on some far away planet and not in tune with mainstream America:

That was the most boring da*n display of boldness and exuberance I have ever seen.

  • The President can’t give a speech and drink a glass of water at the same time, which he proved at one point. This negates several theories I once had about Vice President Cheney, for which I hereby apologize.
  • Has any lawmaker ever suffered from a debilitating clapping injury?
  • Medical decisions rest between a patient and their doctor. (Unless someone sends a videotape to Bill Frist, who counts as being your doctor whether you want him to be or not.)
  • On Animal Planet, they are showing “Ants! Nature’s Secret Power”. I am entranced by this notion, and wonder to myself about the dangers posed to us by nature’s tiniest Freemasons.

I think we have to go out of our way to congratulate Jim Webb, tonight. Webb’s response was the best Democratic SOTU response I’ve seen during the Bush administration. I have to wonder what effect that comparison — both visually and rhetorically — will have on Americans that tuned in to watch both.

Why, that’s easy:

(10:16) There are two big differences between Democrats and Republicans. We like socialism, Republicans oppose socialism. Republicans want to fight terrorism, we do not.

(10:18) Th
e proletariat realizes that the bourgeoisie is robbing them blind and only by giving the workers power through the Democrats, can we level the playing field.

(10:20) My family and I served in the military, so when I say to surrender to Al-Qaeda in Iraq, you can trust me!

(10:21) The President recklessly took us into this war. No one wanted to go except him (And the majority of Democrats in the Senate).

(10:22) We’ve got to move forward in the war on terror by surrendering — strongly!

(10:23) Oh good grief, now he’s comparing today’s situation to when the robber barons and monopolies were running industries.

(10:23) Dwight Eisenhower didn’t cut and run in Korea, despite what Webb seems to think.

When will liberals get back in touch? Don’t know, but it will take them a lot longer than conservatives.

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