I would rather someone be wrapped in the Constitution burning the flag than wrapped in the flag burning the Constitution. In other words, as Patrick Henry famously said, "Give me liberty or give me death."
Friday, September 09, 2011
VIDEO: Obama's Jobs Speech Offers Something for Everyone.
Obama's job speech was one of his best. I appreciated his directness, simplicity and the inclusion of policies that Republicans have supported in the past, so that there is no reason for them to oppose it. If they do, then we can know that it's because they don't want to see him fail on everything, so that they can win the White House in 2012. But, the real cynical aspect to such politics is that if Obama doesn't succeed then neither do Americans being crushed by the Great Recession. I don't care who wins politically (right or left) so long as the real winners are the American people getting jobs. How can Republicans oppose: payroll tax cuts, incentives for companies to hire vets, tax breaks for companies who hire new workers and putting construction workers back to work fixing rundown schools? As Obama said, pass this bill!!