Well, last night's "State of the Union" address fell pretty flat on a public that strongly disapproves of this President and the direction in which he is taking the country. However, I will say that the Democrat response was LAME!!!
Here are a few points from the speech that I had a problem with:
-He wants to lead the world in science research yet he opposes stem cell research and this idea of human-animal hybrids? How the HELL do you jump from human stem cell research to human-hybrids??
-Bush called for civility but turned around and punched the Democrats in the stomach by saying that opposition to his foreign policy is "defeatism" and acknowlegement of "failure."
-Again he talked about fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here which is very narrow-minded. It is a black and white view which doesn't take into account the nuanced reality that terrorists can still hit us here whether we fight them "over there" or not.
-He compares himself to Lincoln and MLK Jr. -- not even close dubya.
-Even Bay Buchanan (a big conservative) said he failed in his address.
-He wants permanent tax cuts for his wealthy friends (By the way, when did you last get a decent tax cut? My wife and I are poor as church mise and we only got a $300 check which was years ago and haven't seen anything since. Wooohooo).
-There wasn't (yet again) a clear plan for victory in Iraq. Although he said we would eventually draw down troops he simply restated that he will leave it up to the commanders on the ground.
These are the same commanders (by the way) who are saying constantly that the Iraqi soldiers are still not ready to fight on their own for the most part. So, it looks like we are in for many more years to come of occupation. As an aside, the John Murtha plan needs to be debated on capital hill.
-Hearing that we have an "abuse of oil" from an oil man is an insult to the intelligence of the average American. It was also insulting given it came within a day of Exxon-Mobil posted record profits.
-"One out of every five factory jobs in America is related to global trade, and we want people everywhere to buy American. With open markets and a level playing field, no one can out-produce or out-compete the American worker." Um, what about job exportation George?
-None of his suggestions for cutting back on illegal immigration addressed going after employers who hire illegals.
-He said one short sentence about the culture of corruption surrounding the federal government which is dominated by Republicans.
-He ends with (as do most Presidents) "Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless America."
I don't mind God blessing you, me and America but why don't these Presidents also and and God bless the world?
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