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Bush to Seek Support in State of Union

January 28th, 2008 . by TexasFred

WASHINGTON (AP) - It’s about the economy, and the war in Iraq, and other unresolved matters that have kept the nation on edge. But President Bush’s State of the Union address on Monday is something else, too: probably his last chance to seize the public’s attention and put it to use.

Thank God that it’s his last SOTU message, we can’t stand a lot more of his STATE of anything, and he’s seeking support?? Is Bush that much of a fool?? He didn’t have support in the Congress and Senate when they were Republican controlled houses, and he expects support NOW?? His approval numbers only look good because the numbers of BOTH Houses look even worse, sort of reminds me of this line, ‘Please Sir, may I have some more?’…

Bush will pressure Congress - particularly the Senate, where he senses trouble - to finish an economic stimulus package fast. He will announce steps he is taking to reduce and reform the use of earmarks - a common Capitol Hill practice of slipping pet projects into spending bills, saying that if the items are worthy, lawmakers should debate them in the open and hold a public vote.

Why would anyone support this ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’ BS, Bush wants to give Americans money that the U.S. government doesn’t have to give, and not ALL Americans will see the money, if the money were to come to fruition, retirees have been left out of this package, retirees that have earned their retirement, and pay taxes on their retirement income and investments, just like the ‘working’ folks, retirees PAY taxes, but George Bush hasn’t mentioned us, or the disabled, those folks that were stricken with a debilitating disease and were forced into early retirement through no fault of their own…

They pay taxes as well, Social Security IS a taxable income, what about them Mr. Bush??

The president will talk of improved security in Iraq and reassert that he decides when U.S. troops will come home. He will offer some modest new ideas and recycle others as unfinished business. To the degree the speech favors the pragmatic over the bold, the White House offers a two-word explanation: Blame Congress.The final State of the Union of the Bush presidency will be roughly split between domestic and foreign matters.

We have had troops in Japan and Germany since the end of WWII, and we’ve had troops in South Korea for over 50 years, I understand that we need to have troops placed strategically around the globe, it would be foolish to think otherwise, I have never bought in to the reasoning the Bush administration gave for going to Iraq, personally, I don’t give a damn about Iraq of anyone living there but if we can turn it into a reliable U.S. stronghold on the Asian continent, maybe it will be a worthwhile endeavor, over a long period of time, but we can’t force the Iraqis to accept the U.S. way of doing business or governing their nation, and taking a look at our current administration, I can see why the Iraqis and insurgents wouldn’t want to be governed by our standards…

We must begin to see some ‘return’ on our investment in Iraq, speaking strictly from a monetary sense, we’re too far in to pull out now, we have invested too many lives, too much time and way too many BILLIONS of our dollars in Iraq to turn and walk away…

“He will state his commitment to veto any spending bill that does not succeed in cutting earmarks in half from 2008 levels,” White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto said Monday about one domestic proposal. Bush also will announce that he will issue an executive order directing agencies to ignore any future earmarks that lawmakers attempt to include, but are not actually in the legislation, Fratto said.

I don’t know who threw this idea at Bush and got him to bite on it but it’s a good move, the only thing I see coming out of the SOTU message that I can fully agree with…

We’re facing some tough times my friends, and the next POTUS is going to have a full plate from the moment he takes office, as I see it, finance, money matters, are the most pressing issue facing us at this time, we’re running out of money by taking care of the entire world, what we need is a POTUS with a head for business and some great advisers, we need a POTUS that can lead us militarily, we need a POTUS that can be held up as a shining example of strong Conservatism and Christian beliefs, and as of right now, NONE of the candidates for POTUS are in possession of ALL of the mentioned qualities…

I may come across as sounding like a ‘hard ass’ but I don’t care about hunger or AIDS in Africa, we have hunger and AIDS right here in America, lets address OUR problems, we MUST have a POTUS that places America 1st, and not the interests of his globalist, ‘One World Government’ associates…

We’re going to have to settle for the lesser of all evils again folks, and at this time, given the candidates that have fallen out of the race and those that remain, I am thinking that Mitt Romney may be that lesser of all evils, he’s not perfect, and I don’t believe we’ll ever have that perfect POTUS, but it appears that of what we have left, Mr. Romney may be the one we need…

He may not be the one we want, he may not be that ‘perfect’ candidate, but I am quite serious in this statement, if it were to come down to a choice between John McCain and Hillary Clinton, I would write in a candidate, maybe Mickey Mouse, maybe Satan himself, because we’re sure headed for hell as it goes right now, but we CAN do better than this, WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS

We, the American people, deserve to NEVER hear a POTUS talk about his failures while trying to sell us on supporting them for another year, NEVER AGAIN…

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10 Responses to “Bush to Seek Support in State of Union”

  1. comment number 1 by: Ranando

    I won’t be seeing a check either, why?

    Because when I was a young man I had a dream, a dream I worked at 23 hours a day 7 days a week for many, many, many years to make come true. A dream that now employs people and supports their families.

    Why in the World would I get a check?

    You and I, good hearted, hard working Americans aren’t the ones getting any checks.

    How much CoCaine do you think will be purchased when these checks are cashed? Ya, that should really help the economy.

    George “Just Print More” Bush, what a joke.

  2. comment number 2 by: Kate

    What’s he been doing for the last 7 years? Sitting around with his thumb up his butt, scratching his tonsils?

    That was my comment this morning regarding his most recent attempt at ‘recognition’.

  3. comment number 3 by: Debbie

    I always listen to the President’s speeches, but I have no interest in this one. I’m so done with Bush, but the real fear is what/who will come after Bush.

  4. comment number 4 by: Robert

    Well I let Fred T, Tom T and Duncan H get removed from the running because of my failure to write a check to their campaign, I feel partly responsible and those that didn’t pony up should too.

    Doesn’t anyone wonder why someone would spend millions to get a job that pays so little in comparison?

    Since I only see two people left on the “R” side, I am picking my pony now, I’ll write a check to Mitt Romney and I hope that he can beat McCain.

    McCain can not stand, and if it is McCain I’ll do as you say, write in but I might be a bit more creative with my nominee..

  5. comment number 5 by: Longstreet

    I’ll be writing in “None Of The Above” regardless of who, among the Republican candidates now runnimg, gets the nomination at the convention. I’m through compromising. I feel like Charlie Brown… with Lucy holding the football. I am convinced that it if I vote for the candidate the GOP is offering me, they’re gonna jerk that damn football away… again. No More!

    The Republican Party is no longer the party for Conservatives. The GOP has become a weak imitation of the Democrat Party. I’ve had it.

    May God bless America… and quickly!


  6. comment number 6 by: Wicked Step Mother

    How long have you been trying to get this point across? Maybe one of these days they’ll listen.

  7. comment number 7 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I just shake my head, Fred. I don’t carry Republican water, as you well know, but I have very truly tried not to be continuously negative and excoriate the President. I’ve tried to be as respectful as possible. But dear God, at the 23rd hour, JUST NOW deciding to do something about earmarks? Again, I shake my head. That’s just one issue.


  8. comment number 8 by: James Shott

    George Bush has many, many shortcomings, and he has made a passel of mistakes. But remember what the alternative to Bush would have been in either 2000 or 2004.

    Also remember that the media has helped create this widespread dissatisfaction by distorted reporting and bias. The economy isn’t that weak; the housing market is 95% okay; unemployment is still low, etc., etc., etc.

    Instituting democracy anywhere is a long, slow process; remember what happened in the late 18th century after the colonies declared their independence? Iraq is not a pretty picture, but it is improving.

    Don’t get me wrong, Bush has been totally incompetent on the border issue, and this latest payoff to try to stimulate the economy is ill-advised, and unnecessary.

    But it could be far worse, and if Republicans and conservatives bail in this next election, I can pretty much guarantee it will be.

  9. comment number 9 by: ablur

    Looks like Mitt is our only choice. We can’t afford the damage any of the rest will do. This country has slide far enough down the slope.

  10. comment number 10 by: Kent Ninomiya

    Kent Ninomiya - President George W. Bush’s final State of the Union speech seemed more about his legacy than the state of our union. He expended great effort to give his spin on the war in Iraq. Bush realizes that history will judge him by the outcome of the Iraq war. Convincing the masses that the cause was just, will determine whether Bush goes down in history as a great leader or a butcher. Bush even floated a Mid East peace agreement. Bill Clinton wanted that to be his legacy but failed. Bush hopes to one-up his predecessor. What the State of the Union speech was NOT… was politics. Bush did not overtly press a republican agenda that could help GOP candidates for president. None of the candidates want to be associated with Bush. The president is remarkably unpopular these days. It’s quite a change from his nearly 90% approval rating he enjoyed just after 9-11. That’s a similarity he shares with his father. George H.W. Bush was hugely popular following the first Gulf War only to leave office after one term when the economy went belly up. How will history judge “W?” That depends on how the Iraq war eventually wraps up. Kent Ninomiya