I watched President Bush deliver his last SOTU speech wistfully. I have always liked the man and have never wavered from the belief that he was the right man at the right time to become president of this nation. I still shudder to think where we would be today if we had to suffer with a president algore. Say what you will about Bush (my only criticism is that he has been TOO liberal), under his leadership, our brave men and women in uniform have transformed Afghanistan and Iraq and strategically positioned us squarely in the thick of this hellhole on earth of Islamic extremism. We will have to deal with Iran, after all. They only understand strength and this is the best chance we have of winning with diplomacy. Liberals and Ron Paul would have us retreat within our borders and not engage this enemy. If only we made nice with them, maybe they wouldn't hate us!
Scarier than algore in charge is watching the rise of obama. Isolationism from the world in order to concentrate on domestic socialism would be the position of a president Obama, make no mistake. He is a stuffed suit, no substance, feel good candidate who has a real shot at winning the presidency. He obviously has the black vote (85 to 95%) and most white liberals are flocking to him because he assuages their white guilt.
During the speech when Bush addressed Iraq by stating, “Ladies and gentlemen, some may deny the surge is working, but among terrorists there is no doubt.” The right side of the aisle vaulted from their chairs to cheer. Barak sneered from his seated position, presenting the same body language of disdain as when the National Anthem is playing.
When Bush promised to “ask Congress to meet its responsibilities to these brave men and women by fully funding our troops,” Obama looked like he was taking a shat on the loo.
You have to love the stark contrast presented time and time again between what Republicans believe vs. what the Democrats stand for, Obama in particular. Take, for example, the following excerpt:
"As Americans, we believe in the power of individuals to determine their destiny and shape the course of history. We believe that the most reliable guide for our country is the collective wisdom of ordinary citizens."
That line best states the differences for me. As the great Ronald Reagan once stated, "Government is not the solution... Gov't is the problem."
Bush continued: "To build a prosperous future, we must trust people with their own money and empower them to grow our economy."
I was sitting on my couch getting fired up and excited. My pulse was quickening. This usually only happens in front of the TV during a Red Wing playoff run. I wanted to hear more...
"American families should not have to worry about the federal government taking a bigger bite out of their paychecks. There is only one way to eliminate this uncertainty: make the tax relief permanent."
And I finally errupted from my comfortable couch and joined the Republicans on the screen in applause and wild cheers." And the Democrats continued to sit on their hands. Give me more Dubya!
"To build a future of quality health care, we must trust patients and doctors to make medical decisions and empower them with better information and better options. We share a common goal: making health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans. The best way to achieve that goal is by expanding consumer choice, not government control."
I'm sure that at this point, a tear ran down my cheek. Talk to me George...
"On matters of science and life, we must trust in the innovative spirit of medical researchers and empower them to discover new treatments while respecting moral boundaries. In November, we witnessed a landmark achievement when scientists discovered a way to reprogram adult skin cells to act like embryonic stem cells. This breakthrough has the potential to move us beyond the divisive debates of the past by extending the frontiers of medicine without the destruction of human life."
Yes! However, it will not end the acrimony from the left. They have never let facts get in their way before. The whole embryonic stem cell argument was just a front used to excuse abortion. Now that this chair has been pulled away from them they'll find another. Like a macabre game of "duck duck goose", a woman's right to infanticide must be protected.
One thing is certain. We can not afford a Democrat in the white house, especially Obama.
Summertime - My friends, The Depot Town Big Band, at my friend Mike's Haabs Restaurant. Fiona sings. Yes she does. I like this version a lot better than the higher ranged...
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