The State of the Union is….
I tortured myself into listening to the whole thing on the radio. I wish I’d thought ahead and bought a bottle of wine or maybe some Scotch because listening to it sober was like having a root canal…without anesthesia.
“I come in this chamber are new to the House and the Senate — and I congratulate the Democrat majority. (Applause.) Congress has changed, but not our responsibilities. Each of us is guided by our own convictions — and to these we must stay faithful. Yet we’re all held to the same standards, and called to serve the same good purposes: To extend this nation’s prosperity; to spend the people’s money wisely; to solve problems, not leave them to future generations; to guard America against all evil; and to keep faith with those we have sent forth to defend us.“
Honest to Goddess – who is he kidding?
The state of the Union isn’t strong, it’s weak and getting weaker. Only he and his cronies and other like them (ie: rich as Croesus) are seeing prosperity. The rest of us are either hanging on by our fingernails, sliding into poverty due to the loss of a job or a catastrophic illness, or the fact that wages are stagnant while the costs of daily living have risen dramatically in the last seven years.
‘Keep faith with those we have sent forth to defend us’?!
Oh you’ve done a good job of that, Bushie….you’ve cut the VA budget, failed to properly arm and equip our soldiers, failed to properly plan the aftermath of the invasion – occupation and reconstruction both – and 3050+ soldiers have paid for those failures with their lives. Another 25,000+/- have paid in blood, and limbs, and shattered minds.
We need to balance the budget?! Who the hell un-balanced it, George?
We need to stop being dependent on foreign oil?! Haven’t you said that every year, even as oil prices skyrocketed, and your family and your buddies in BigOil were making money hand-over-fist?
We need to use “diplomacy”?! Do you even know what that word means, Mr. McFlightSuit? Because not ten minutes later you were doing the “Iran bad, very bad” thing. In case you didn’t know, ‘diplomacy’ means using words and working with other countries – even ones we don’t like – to find peaceful solutions.
Iraq will fall into chaos?!?! What the hell do you think’s happening over there?!