I like the part about the strong economy. I like the idea of a voucher program, even though it didn't call it that. He just talked about school choice.
I really would have like to hear him take a strong stance on immigration. But I have all but given up hope of expecting this President to take serious action to secure our southern border.
What I fouund most disturbing, but highly expected. The President speaking about the war in Iraw says
"Let us find out resolve and turn events towards victory"and half the audiance just sat there on their hands. If you can't guess which half, it was the dems. I don't know what kind of message the democrats in Congress could send to America to make it any clearer. The Democrate majority in Congress do not want victory in Iraq.
You need further proof of this. Several minutes later, the President while speaking of the dangers of pulling out of Iraq before peace is established there said:
"Out of chaos in Iraq would emerge an emboldened enemy with new safe havens, new recruits, new resources and an even greater determination to harm America. To allow this to happen would be to ignore the lessons of September 11th and to invite tragedy. Ladies and Gentlemen nothing is more important at this moment in our history, than for American to succeed in the Middle East, to succeed in Iraq and to spare the American people from this danger."
The Repblican side of the aisle stood and clapped immediately. Slowly a few select dems on the other other side of the aisle also stood and politely clapped. But most of them remained seated. None more obvious than the Speaker of the House who sat, stone faced with her hand folded in her lap while her President called for victory in the war on terror to protect all Americans.
I am a firm believer that you cannot trust what a politician says. They are politicians and they will say whatever it takes to get elected. You have to learn what they think and what they want based on what they do, how they act, and what they support or object to. Nancy Pelosi by sitting there with her hands in her lap made it clear that she does not want us to win the war on terror and she does not want America to be safe. So what the hell does Nancy Pelosi want? Other than to be in power in the House of Representatives we have no idea.
I just can't understand the mindset of someone wanting their own nation to lose a war. Are they so morally bankrupt that they would put their own ambitions, thier own glory and their own job ahead of the welfare of their own country? Even more disturbing is the mindset of 50% of our voting citizens who support them in their desire to see our nation fail.
As for Jim Webb's Democrat Rebuttal to the State of the Union Address - What a pretentious asshole! This clown claimed that we need a new strategy in Iraq that doesn't involve
"a precipitous withdrawl that ignores the possiblity of further chaos"but in the same breath insisted that we need
"regionally based diplomancy and a policy that will take our soldiers off the streets of Iraq's cities and and a formula that will in short order allow our combat forces to leave Iraq."
There is no mention in Jim Webb's speach of how they expect to win the war when their whole goal is to get our troops out of Iraq. Not one word about victory.
Oh wait! I forgot, the dems don't want victory. They only want to cut and run.
The people of the state of Virginia who voted for this buffoon should be ashamed of themselves.