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White House Releases SOTU Excerpts

by Keith Koffler on February 12, 2013, 8:17 pm

President Obama has a new speechwriter.

I think he needs a new speechwriter.

Pretty banal stuff.

“It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class.

It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love.

It is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few; that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation of ours.”

“A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs – that must be the North Star that guides our efforts. Every day, we should ask ourselves three questions as a nation: How do we attract more jobs to our shores? How do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those jobs? And how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent living?”

“Tonight, I’ll lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework both parties agreed to just 18 months ago. Let me repeat – nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. It’s not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.”

{ 15 comments }

Misscheryl February 12, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I’m like Charlie Brown listening to his teacher ..”waaa, waaa, wa wa waaaa…”

Stefan February 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm

My 10 year old son says he can’t stand to listen to Obama, because it’s all just lies. I hate to think I’ve brainwashed him at such an early age, but you can’t argue with the truth.

Not Nabob February 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Sounds familiar. I asked my 8 year old grandson how to spell mistake, his answer: Obama.

srdem65 February 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

We’re in for a long night with this….yawn….zzzzzzz.

How about this:
My fellow Americans.
America is a wonderous country, for hundreds of years it has been a beacon to people from all over the world as a relief from tyranny, oppression, and religious intolerance. There is no country on earth like ours.
But, we have problems to solve, issues to be decided. I propose that we have a new day, a new way. We will all work together, without partisanship, to make America the best she can be. Thank you and good night.
May God Bless America.

Not Nabob February 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Wake up, you’re dreaming. His Arrogance would never utter those words. But you ‘re right, that would help.

Julie Brueckheimer February 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Oh, I think he would. All the cliches. Unfortunately, it will last over an hour, but srdem has given us the gist which will be repeated again and again.

Mari February 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Oh, PLEASE! How stupid does he think we are! He’s actually KILLING jobs with his unaffordable health insurance mandates, EPA rulings on coal fired plants, water, and other environmental topics, the Keystone Pipeline delays (and undoubtedly a denial at the end of that long drawn-out process), etc., etc.

Anonna February 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm

How do return to their homelands those millions of low-skilled illegal aliens who have set their hooks into our nation’s future by having a multitude of anchor babies?

Oh, I forgot – those are the people whom he intends to have benefit from his taxes and his downgrades of the U.S. military. Millions of new Obama voters and their descendants voting Dems into office until our nation collapses.

Not Nabob February 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

His Arrogance is an irresponsible and a not ready for prime time player who is in way over his “pay grade”.

Julie Brueckheimer February 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

He has been the destroyer not the savior of the middle class.

Lindy February 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm

One question… Who is John Galt?

CiscoKid February 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

” Tonight I’ll lay out additional proposals that are full paid for “…., sure, if China lends us the money.
” Nothing I’m proposing tonight * should * increase our deficit by a single dime “…., well, maybe just a couple of trillion dollars or so just like the last 4 years.
As our new ” undocumented immigrants ” would say, caca de torre.

Island Girl February 13, 2013 at 3:26 am

I have paid for my own health insurance and worked my $ss off for the last 35 years…currently working harder for WAYYYY less money but I ask NOTHING from you big government, ugggggg!

Scottso February 13, 2013 at 9:35 am

Hard work NEVER guarantees prosperity, Mr President.

You can work hard as a stock ‘boy’ your whole life and never make money.

Star February 13, 2013 at 11:18 am

Feel-good pap.