Tonight, Obama will speak before Congress and give his required (Article II, Section 3) State of the Union address. It appears this section of the US Constitution is one of the few parts Obama intends to uphold. It’s ironic that until the advent of electronic communication (radio), this report was written and delivered to Congress by messenger. It is now a circus designed solely to score political points. Obama will attempt to present himself as a “centrist” while repeating the same topics, the same programs, the same failing schemes that he’s done before—and failed at every one.
According to The New York Times, President Obama’s speech will describe his “five pillars” for ensuring America’s competitiveness and economic growth. He must be hoping that the American people already forgot about his first “five pillars” of economic growth that he unveiled at Georgetown University in April 2009. The President’s present pillar panel is pretty much the same as the old one. “Deficit reduction” and “investments” in education are completely unchanged. “New Investments in Renewable Energy” has been repackaged to the more centrist-friendly “New Investments in Infrastructure.” Out are “New Investments in Health Care” and “New Rules for Wall Street.” In are “innovation” and “reforming government.” As Charles Krauthammer pointed out almost two years ago, Obama’s rhetoric is a mirror image of President Jimmy Carter’s and his policies are no different either. Tonight’s speech is just old school 1970s tax and spend liberalism in sleek new Obama packaging.
Obama’s an empty suit. The country will rejoice when we’re rid of him in 2012.
The morning news is filled with comments about two newly elected, Tea Party backed Senators—Scott Brown, R-MA, and Marco Rubio, R-FL. The former, who proclaimed the MA senate seat wasn’t a Kennedy legacy, is cozying up with Barney Frank and other Massacusetts liberals. He’s also making remarks that the Tea Party is no longer a power-weilder in the country. In short, he’s stabbed in the back those who put him in office.
It’s sad that Marco Rubio is making similar negative statements about the Tea Party while supporting efforts of the old Republican establishment—dedicated enemies of the Tea Party who want to end their control of the party.
Both of these ‘Pub senators had better back-track quickly or they’ll find themselves out on the street come their next election. The Tea Party will not be mocked and we have long memories. If Brown and Rubio continue on their current path, they’ll find themselves one-term senators.
Finally, something to make you chuckle and think. From Scott Muir, creator of Day-by-Day. Click on the strip for a better view.
I make no secret that I’m a Sarah Palin fan. All the other “leading” candidates have been blessed by the old Republican establishment. Romney is no conservative and Hucklebee isn’t known as “The Huckster” for nothing. Neither have any core beliefs and have morphed leaning with every political wind that promises some advantage. I like Chris Muir’s statement above—Sarah Palin fights!