Skip to comments.Bush Rallies Republicans Ahead of Speech
Posted on 01/28/2005 11:31:29 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. - President Bush rallied congressional Republicans on behalf of his second-term program on Friday, saying, "I think we've proven to the country we know how to set an agenda and work together to achieve it."
He also gave a brief preview of the State of the Union address he will deliver on Wednesday: "I will remind the country we're still at war. I want to thank the Congress for providing the necessary support for our troops who are in harm's way."
Bush spoke at a luncheon GOP retreat at a time when his proposal to add private investment accounts to Social Security is coming under increasing fire, including from some Republican lawmakers present at the retreat.
The White House announced that Bush planned a two-day blitz next week after the speech to promoted the Social Security plan, with stops in North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Arkansas and Florida.
When he gives the first State of the Union speech of his second term, Bush said, "I want to discuss ways to keep this recovery going so people can find work."
"I look forward to talking to the country about the need to address big reforms like Social Security," he added.
He did not dwell on that plan, but was expected to give more details in the State of the Union address.
In his speech, Bush said he was "kind of warming up for the State of the Union ... some verbal jumping jacks."
"I'll continue to articulate the faith-based agenda, the compassionate agenda, so people can find hope in our country," Bush said. "I'll remind the people we're a great nation. We can achieve anything we set our minds to."
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Awaits snide remarks....
I hope all of the Repubs learn as the president has, to garner strength and measure success by the whining and screeching coming from the left, rather than be intimidated by it. Here's to an agenda-packed, running-duck, second term.
You see what happens when you post an article where people can't kavetch. You only get 3 replies in 12 hours. I'm shocked that someone didn't hijack this thread just to throw a little kavetch feast.