Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Obama to Declare 'The Rules Have Changed' (Leaked Full Text of Speech Draft)
Posted on 01/25/2011 4:51:56 PM PST by Qbert
National Journal has obtained a draft of the president's address from a Democratic insider who declined to be identified because the source would be violating the White House's embargo.
In the speech draft, Obama declared that the global economy poses new challenges for America. "The rules have changed," the president says. Declaring "we do big things...That's how we win the future," Obama extolled bipartisanship, compromise and American exceptionalism while offering an agenda aimed at restoring the nation's economic competitiveness.
Among the proposals Obama offered was tax simplification, eliminating taxpayer subsidies for oil companies and extending wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans. Touting unity to a diverse nation, Obama said: "We may have different backgrounds, but we believe in the same dream that says this is a country where anythings possible. No matter who you are. No matter where you come from."
Here is the text of the speech draft obtained by National Journal:
Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and women of the 112th Congress, as well as your new Speaker, John Boehner. And as we mark this occasion, we are also mindful of the empty chair in this Chamber, and pray for the health of our colleague and our friend Gabby Giffords.
Its no secret that those of us here tonight have had our differences over the last two years. The debates have been contentious; we have fought fiercely for our beliefs. And thats a good thing. Thats what a robust democracy demands. Thats what helps set us apart as a nation...
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The era of big fascist government has just begun
and you are married to it, like it or not
So buying cell phones and cell service for loser’s is Obama’s big world competitiveness initiative? How about cutting the US corporate tax rate, the 2nd highest in the industrialized world, from 35% to something closer to the industrialized world average of 22%?
“America is exception[ally conciliatory]”?
“extending wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans.”
Oooh, that bold! I think I’m getting a tingle up my leg.
I think I heard it all before
Are they gonna pass out t-shirts?
98% of all Americans already have access to wireless coverage. It's called cell phones with a data plan.
Hmmm... vomit now or vomit later...
Can’t read it. Can’t watch it.
No..the rules haven’t changed. The constitution is still the rule of law and we will jam it down your teleprompter if we have to.
“we do big things...(killing America)....
That’s how we win the future (as Marxists looters)”
Unfortunately for this idiot, governing is less about big things and more of an endless continum of small minor things shaped and directed by forces of clear and concise policy.
He thinks you sail a boat with radical big corrections. Navigating with hand grenades I'd call it.
“extending wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans.”
Wasn’t he peddling the exact same thing in his inaugural speech?
The list, ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
All you have to do is be part of the government plan....Read the fine print...”We can tap this anytime we want. If you say the N word or “Target”, we will arrest you. If you say....white...m....it’s okay if you are black
Bow before Soros!
My grandmother always said, “Small minds make big plans and blame others when they fail. Big minds make small plans and never stop sustaining them.”
Is he going to “focus like a laser on jobs”
I can’t wait to see him running in 012 on a platform of 10% unemployment and $4 gas.
Oh No! That is such a load of baloney my eyes hurt from reading it. The pep rally ending is so typically patronizing, and full of empty plattitudes.
who dat say they gonna beat da saints?
“... No matter who you are. No matter where you come from.” [averts eyes] Cough. Cough...
I've been vomiting for the past two years.
dumbo’s speech tonight will be more of the same lies and blame for everyone but him. His speech will be, all about him and how hard he has “worked” to save the country, and how his job as POTUS is sooooo difficult....”
I've got my ‘TV Sock’ (I don't have a TV brick) all ready.
Obama’s speech should be “Stealing Destiny”
Could you imagine the economic hit we would take if (a) we ended the global wars; and (b) the Fed stopped printing money to purchase Treasuries? I mean, it's the only two things this country does anymore - take away that support, and we'd look the part of our fellow 3rd world citizens.
Who do you know that isn't tied-in in some form to either (a) defense contracting; or (b) financial subsidization?
Jeez, imagine 100s of thousands of disenfranchised former military with no benefits, no hopes and a dawning awareness that they were dupes? No wonder we're keeping them offshore.
“Hmmm... vomit now or vomit later...”
And then vomit again tomorrow when the MSM declares this the “finest speech of Obama’s presidency” for the umpteenth time.
He’s a failure domestically and internationally.
Running on 10% (really 18%) unemployment and $4.00 gasoline in 2012 is exactly why “the rules have (to be) changed”.
Same old crap.Blah, blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yada.
BS, BS, BS, BS, BS, BS, BS, BS, BS, BS, BS
Now the commie’s just want to get along.
Caller to the Host: Rush
Let It Be, Man
CALLER: Hey, man, I got to tell you, I’ve been listening to your show for two years and it depresses me, man, I mean is there anything good that you’re not saying that the Obama administration is doing? I mean if you ask me, he’s doing an excellent job. I listen to the left; I listen to the right. And my question is who’s telling the truth? Well, that’s up to the individual to listen to both of these networks to determine that. But I think you just got it all mixed up, man. We’re trying to bring this country together. Let it be, if we can just get there.
RUSH: Why since Obama’s come into office, are people all of a sudden following politics? I’ll tell you why. I’ll tell you why. It’s because a bunch of people who here to now were apolitical, have watched the values of their homes plummet, their jobs vanish, their children and grandchildren’s future become precarious, they have seen this president destroy much of what they thought was gonna be their future. That’s why they care. And if anybody wants to come together on anything, it’s getting rid of all this and replacing with somebody and something that’s gonna return this country to one of growth and prosperity and freedom and economic opportunity, all of which are on the wane. Thank you.
RUSH: I don’t know about you, folks. It’s really tiresome to be constantly accused of spreading negativity about Obama. Has anybody forgotten the previous eight years of the Bush regime? You want to talk about negativity and anti-Americanism, there was a solid eight years of it from the Democrat Party and about a year and a half of it of Obama himself while he was campaigning.
Me: Where were all this ‘can’t we all just get along’ people when Bush was in office?
The MSM is/ and has been for the past week, bowing down to the great0dumbo and how he has shifted to the ‘center’.
Remember all FR’s, the key word tonight is ‘investment’.
Oh yeah, tonight, is the ‘date-rape’ night. RINO’s will get beaten like the Jets last week and wake up with a headache and no memories. (No offence, I'm a RedRaiders fan).
That's UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015 stuff that Clinton signed us up for in 2000.
Now that all you sheeple are firmly in your fences from our two years of wonderful legislation...the situation is normalized.
Here is a little Sputnik pep talk. Now hold hands and get back to work peons. That is all.