Saturday, January 30, 2010

A New Future

mThere has been so much talk about the State Of The Union Address that Obama with his usual flair of eloquence gave on Wed night in only 70 short minutes. The sad thing is no one seems to be talking about the wonderful GOP Response given by Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Va). In a few minutes he summed up Obama's speech and showed the same flair of eloquence as Obama but with sincerety. I fear the delay between the Prez's speach and McDonnell's was too long and some people didn't want to hear the recap on Obama and clicked the TV off. Maybe many people flipped him off during the long and dull speach. The person most enjoying it seemed to be Nancy Pelosi.

Gov. Bob McDonnell was recently sworn in following a special election, which started the upset of the Dem party and the beginning of the Grand New Party (GNP). A Revolution is beginning.

Although encouraged with Obama's talk on unemployment, McDonnnell said "1 in 10 American workers is unemployed. That is unacceptable." Not actually condeming the current administration he went onto say "Good government policy should spur economic growth, and strengthen the private sector’s ability to create new jobs."

The Gov. talked about Health Care and agreed we need to reform it stating "Republicans in Congress have offered legislation to reform healthcare, without shifting Medicaid costs to the states, without cutting Medicare, and without raising your taxes." Implying the partisan Dems carried out all the negotiations without any support from the Repubs. The Repubs solutions are not 1,000 pages and would be read by all and not tax us to death.

McDonnell brought up the near disaster on Christmas Day and commented on the beliefs of the majority. "This foreign terror suspect was given the same legal rights as a U.S. citizen, and immediately stopped providing critical intelligence. As Senator-elect Scott Brown says, we should be spending taxpayer dollars to defeat terrorists, not to protect them." I wish more of our Administration had those feelings.

On the Administrations  handling the banks, auto industry and even small businesses he had this to say, "Top-down one-size fits all decision making should not replace the personal choices of free people in a free market, nor undermine the proper role of state and local governments in our system of federalism."

Realizing the fears the citizens of the United States have about the direction this Country is headed, he stressed we shouldn't be. "Some people are afraid that America is no longer the great land of promise that she has always been. They should not be."  I am afraid we will fear for this Great Country if major changes aren't made this year.

His closing statements talked about the beginning of a new future for our wonderful United States of America, Land of the Free.

"Our Founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to create this nation. Now, we should pledge as Democrats, Republicans and Independents--Americans all---to work together to leave this nation a better place than we found it.
God Bless you, and God Bless our great nation."

These are just a few of his remarks. It was very encouraging to hear someone who happens to be hearing what we are saying.
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  1. Deanie, I liked your article and agree with you that Gov McDonnell gave a much better speech. It seemed all Obama could do was cut down and blame everyone else.
    As for the part of you believing many people might have flipped him off. I can assure you I did this at least 10 times through his speech and still never missed a word.

  2. Governor McDonnell made a much more meaningful speech than Prez O. He said what the people were interested in, and did it in less than an hour. I am one that flipped him off also. I don't think at this point the majority of the people will believe anything he says. For a year he has showed what he will do, now he is going to have to prove it.

  3. PS My roommate also watched and called the Prez a liar. She is starting to think like many of us.

  4. McDonnell is right the people of this Great Country are beginning to have a fear that we are going down. We have to vote in new people this Year or we will go down. Obama's speech s---ed. I flipped him off half way through and then again when he finished, the rest of the time I just cussed him.

  5. Excellent Post, Deanie. Right on the mark, and your message is unambiguous, unlike the state of the teleprompter a few nights ago.....he is done with it, isn't he?

  6. I agree too much is being said about the Presidents speech, I too listened to Gov McDonnell and found it much more informative. At least he didn't lie to us.

  7. "Some people are afraid that America is no longer the great land of promise that she has always been."

    I'm one of those people ^^

  8. A Burke, I am also one of those people. It is really sad. We need to get the word out that we can regain our country if we all work together. We are beginning see more Democrats and Republicans moving toward the middle. Although not the ones that have been in Congress forever, those are the ones we need to fire.

  9. I enjoyed your article and think you said it just like it is. But most of all I liked the part about flipping him off. Was this a pun or just a mistake in wording?

  10. To all of you who commented about my comment on flipping Obama off:

    It was not meant in the way you took when I wrote it. When I posted the article it dawned on me that some readers would take it that way. I nearly changed it, but decided I liked the double meaning and it did say something about his speech. I too flipped him off just, guess what the meaning was.

  11. "As Senator-elect Scott Brown says, we should be spending taxpayer dollars to defeat terrorists, not to protect them."
    Wonderfully spoken!! Too bad so many of our Congress persons don't think we have a problem with terrorists. Yea that's right TERRORISTS, not 'enemy combatants.'


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