Oh well, if you are an ardent supporter of the President, you may not of thought his State of the Union address was in his “best speech” category, but you had no serious problems with his State of the Union Address. If you are not, like me, you heard things in the speech that tells you he is continuing down his liberal, left road. The buzz word was invest (investment). To those of us in the loyal opposition, that means increased spending with money the country does not have.
The Pres. talked about us coming together. I am for civility and not getting personal. I always choose the path of civility, even when folks in the black community get very uncivil and just about explode at my going conservative. Pres. Obama did throw a few bones out to the Republicans, such as tort reform and vetoing any bill with earmarks. I admit I am on the fence, when it comes to his appeal in not deporting young people brought to this country illegally as children by their parents.
From what I heard on the coming together liberal, left is the direction. Pres. Obama talked about the need to improve education, but linked the possibility of cutting grants and scholarships to not increasing taxes for the rich. Now that is the liberal, left way of financing things i.e. increase taxes to milk the successful to take care of our needs.
In listening to the focus group from Atlanta, Georgia on a short Hannity. I heard one Obama-ite, say he supported the President, liked the speech, the Pres. increased jobs and that the he is doing well. The person sounded like many in my friend/acquaintance circle. The supporter and a few others who voted for him in 2008 said they would vote for him again. There were more in number who voted for Pres. Obama , but let it be known that they will not be voting for him again in 2012.
I like, I mean really love Michelle Bachmann, but I did not care for her doing a TEA Party response to the address, but I am not opposed to what she said in her response. Rep. Ryan’s response should be the one and only response from the loyal opposition. Folks on the liberal, left side are already having fun with the two Republican responses and promoting it as Republican disunity. Rep. Ryan’s response was on target. He has done the math and worked on the government budget. He cannot ignore that we are in dire straights and spoke to that. His response is entirely what the address should have been about. Cut the spending and pay down the deficit.