The State of the DisUnion
Just once, after a State of the Union message, I’d like to get the sense that the member of the opposing party making the comments on the President’s speech had listened to it.
Gov. Mitch Daniels (R – Indiana) was the opposition leader commenting last night, and he was content to give a list of everything the Republicans consistently say is Obama’s lack of policy decisions. This, of course, ignored just about every statement the President made that not only contradicted the Republican positions, but backed up each statement with statistics and examples proving their fairness and worth.
Daniels, however, accused President Obama of doing the things which just about everyone who watches this stuff would lay at the feet of Republicans:
“No feature of the Obama Presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others,” he said.
Obama dealt directly with reducing the deficit, with everyone playing “by the same set of rules”, by adjusting taxes on the rich and saving deductions for the middle class. He gave support to businesses, while the Republicans stated that he ignored business.
Obama’s speech was positive and moving. The total result of the Republican response was that they could only solve all our problems by reducing the deficit. The President gave the outline of what is going to be a very strong campaign. The Republicans seemed to be on the ropes.
Posted on January 25, 2012, in budget, Business, campaign, Congress, Corporations, Economics, editorial, Education, election, ethics, event, Finance, government, Health Care, history, News, Opinion, Pentagon, Politics, President Obama, quote, Taxes, Television, vote, War, Word from Bill and tagged Barack Obama, Indiana, Mitch Daniels, Obama, Republican, State of the Union address, Union, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.