We will advance our positive suggestions with confidence, because we know that Americans are still a people born to liberty. There is nothing wrong with the state of our Union that the American people, addressed as free-born, mature citizens, cannot set right. Republicans in 2012 welcome all our countrymen to a program of renewal that rebuilds the dream for all, and makes our ‘city on a hill’ shine once again.
-Governor Mitch Daniels- in the GOP rebuttal
President Obama’s “State of the unUnion speech last night was so Creepy and wrong that it took me almost 24 hours to be able to get my mind back in my head so I could think rationally. He said so many things last night that were patently wrong that I am surprised that he got any applause at all. I know the Republicans sat on their hands most of the night, while the Democrats cheered because their socialist leader was back, though there were times even they weren’t sure.
In the State of the Union Address, a President tries to paid a Sunny picture to make the American people think things are good if they are bad, and better if not bad. The trouble is, Obama has done so much wrong during his presidency that there is little to nothing that can be sunny. So he lied!
Actually the highlight of the night was the GOP response to Obama by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. But I will get to that in a bit.
But on to what our without a clue president had to say.
Lie number one:: The state of our Union is getting stronger. Anyone with half a brain knows that the state of the Union is in a shambles. The trouble is, I guess Obama doesn’t even have half a brain that is working. Almost every thinking American knows that the economy is a shambles. Obama in his speech makes us think that it is doing well.
Lie number two: As long as I’m President, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum. The only way this man is going to work with anyone to keep this momentum, is if the people work with him, doing wht he wants.
Lie number three: Today, General Motors is back on top as the world’s number one automaker. All the numbers say that GM is not the number one automaker, but Ford is. Even Toyota is doing better than GM.
Lie number four: We’re also making it easier for American businesses to sell products all over the world. First off, Obama has been doing everything he can to make it harder for American businesses to make a profit. Without making a profit, American businesses will cease to exist. No business can stay in business, without making a profit.
Lie number five: I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration. That’s why my Administration has put more boots on the border than ever before. That’s why there are fewer illegal crossings than when I took office. The only true part of this is Obama wants the illegals. He wants to make the legal so they can help vote him back into office for his second term. He wants to give them anmesty and then bring over more. As for there being less illegals in this country now than when he took office. That is incredulous.
Now I have shown you five lies…and I haven’t even gotten halfway through his speech. His speech last night was full of them. But the defining moments of the night was Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels with the GOP rebuttal. And in his 30 minute speech, he took on Obama and all the lies he told.
Here is some of what Mitch Daniels said:
……On these evenings, Presidents naturally seek to find the sunny side of our national condition. But when President Obama claims that the state of our union is anything but grave, he must know in his heart that this is not true.
The President did not cause the economic and fiscal crises that continue in America tonight. But he was elected on a promise to fix them, and he cannot claim that the last three years have made things anything but worse: the percentage of Americans with a job is at the lowest in decades. One in five men of prime working age, and nearly half of all persons under 30, did not go to work today.
In three short years, an unprecedented explosion of spending, with borrowed money, has added trillions to an already unaffordable national debt. And yet, the President has put us on a course to make it radically worse in the years ahead. The federal government now spends one of every four dollars in the entire economy; it borrows one of every three dollars it spends. No nation, no entity, large or small, public or private, can thrive, or survive intact, with debts as huge as ours.
The President’s grand experiment in trickle-down government has held back rather than sped economic recovery. He seems to sincerely believe we can build a middle class out of government jobs paid for with borrowed dollars. In fact, it works the other way: a government as big and bossy as this one is maintained on the backs of the middle class, and those who hope to join it.
Those punished most by the wrong turns of the last three years are those unemployed or underemployed tonight, and those so discouraged that they have abandoned the search for work altogether. And no one has been more tragically harmed than the young people of this country, the first generation in memory to face a future less promising than their parents did.
As Republicans our first concern is for those waiting tonight to begin or resume the climb up life’s ladder. We do not accept that ours will ever be a nation of haves and have nots; we must always be a nation of haves and soon to haves.
In our economic stagnation and indebtedness, we are only a short distance behind Greece, Spain, and other European countries now facing economic catastrophe. But ours is a fortunate land. Because the world uses our dollar for trade, we have a short grace period to deal with our dangers. But time is running out, if we are to avoid the fate of Europe, and those once-great nations of history that fell from the position of world leadership.
So 2012 is a year of true opportunity, maybe our last, to restore an America of hope and upward mobility, and greater equality. The challenges aren’t matters of ideology, or party preference; the problems are simply mathematical, and the answers are purely practical.
An opposition that would earn its way back to leadership must offer not just criticism of failures that anyone can see, but a positive and credible plan to make life better, particularly for those aspiring to make a better life for themselves. Republicans accept this duty, gratefully.
The routes back to an America of promise, and to a solvent America that can pay its bills and protect its vulnerable, start in the same place. The only way up for those suffering tonight, and the only way out of the dead end of debt into which we have driven, is a private economy that begins to grow and create jobs, real jobs, at a much faster rate than today.
Contrary to the President’s constant disparagement of people in business, it’s one of the noblest of human pursuits. The late Steve Jobs – what a fitting name he had – created more of them than all those stimulus dollars the President borrowed and blew. Out here in Indiana, when a businessperson asks me what he can do for our state, I say ‘First, make money. Be successful. If you make a profit, you’ll have something left to hire someone else, and some to donate to the good causes we love.’
The extremism that stifles the development of homegrown energy, or cancels a perfectly safe pipeline that would employ tens of thousands, or jacks up consumer utility bills for no improvement in either human health or world temperature, is a pro-poverty policy. It must be replaced by a passionate pro-growth approach that breaks all ties and calls all close ones in favor of private sector jobs that restore opportunity for all and generate the public revenues to pay our bills.
There is more, but I think you get the business. Mitch Daniels put it perfectly. Better than I ever could about how horribly Barack Obama, hmmm mmmm mmm is doing as president of our country. And these are things that as Americans, we have to remember when we go to the ballot boxes in November. The best thing for America? Get Obama and HIS democrats out of office. PERIOD! This country needs that more than anything. This country need adult supervision in the White house and the senate come December.
May God Bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country
God Bless America, Bless all Americans, and bless us to start using more common sense.