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.

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Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

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 , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. LOTS OF VAGUE VOIDS. DID HE PROMOTE FRACKING? WHAT KIND OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY WILL THE MILITARY BE PROVIDING? HE PROMOTED STEVE JOBS AS A SHINING EXAMPLE– HELLO! APPLE PRODUCTS ARE MADE IN CHINESE SWEATSHOPS WITH DOUBLE DIGIT SUICIDE RATES.
    ALL STATES SHOULD MAKE STUDENTS STAY IN HIGH SCHOOL?
    I JUST DON’T THINK MUCH OF HIS WISH LIST IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

    ALTHOUGH THE BIG APPLAUSE CAME WHEN OBAMA SAID ALL OPTIONS ARE ON THE TABLE RE IRAN (THREAT OF WAR)-
    KUDOS TO THE FEW WHO APPLAUDED WHEN HE SAID MAYBE THERE IS A PEACEFUL WAY TO WORK WITH IRAN.

    MAYBE HIS CAMPAIGN SLOGAN SHOULD JUST BE ;
    I’M NOT THEM

  2. I agree with everything you just said. I’m just tired of hearing great speeches about how everyone should pay their fair share… after extending the Bush tax cuts & ensuring the playing field is as uneven as ever. Everyone in Washington – on both sides of the aisle – talk out of both sides of their mouths.

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