Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

EXCLUSIVE: Obama to Declare 'The Rules Have Changed' (Leaked Full Text of Speech Draft)
National Journal ^ | 1/25/2011 | National Journal

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 anything’s 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.

It’s 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 that’s a good thing. That’s what a robust democracy demands. That’s what helps set us apart as a nation...

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: giffords; obama; sotu; sputnik
(Entire speech draft at link.)
1 posted on 01/25/2011 4:51:58 PM PST by Qbert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Qbert

The era of big fascist government has just begun

and you are married to it, like it or not


2 posted on 01/25/2011 4:55:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

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%?


3 posted on 01/25/2011 4:56:26 PM PST by MissesBush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

“America is exception[ally conciliatory]”?


4 posted on 01/25/2011 4:57:16 PM PST by condi2008
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

“extending wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans.”

Oooh, that bold! I think I’m getting a tingle up my leg.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 4:58:04 PM PST by webstersII
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

I think I heard it all before


6 posted on 01/25/2011 4:59:08 PM PST by woofie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

Are they gonna pass out t-shirts?


7 posted on 01/25/2011 5:00:33 PM PST by woofie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert
“extending wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans”

98% of all Americans already have access to wireless coverage. It's called cell phones with a data plan.

8 posted on 01/25/2011 5:00:36 PM PST by tobyhill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

Hmmm... vomit now or vomit later...


9 posted on 01/25/2011 5:01:20 PM PST by swatbuznik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: webstersII

Can’t read it. Can’t watch it.


10 posted on 01/25/2011 5:01:29 PM PST by CobraJet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
"The era of big fascist Dictatorship government has just begun..."
11 posted on 01/25/2011 5:01:54 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

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.


12 posted on 01/25/2011 5:03:07 PM PST by DainBramage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

“we do big things...(killing America)....
That’s how we win the future (as Marxists looters)”


13 posted on 01/25/2011 5:03:12 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
We do big things?

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.

14 posted on 01/25/2011 5:03:42 PM PST by blackdog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

Isaiah 5:20


15 posted on 01/25/2011 5:05:08 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

“extending wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans.”

Wasn’t he peddling the exact same thing in his inaugural speech?


16 posted on 01/25/2011 5:05:12 PM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


17 posted on 01/25/2011 5:05:47 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: webstersII

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


18 posted on 01/25/2011 5:07:25 PM PST by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Qbert
'The Rules Have Changed'

Bow before Soros!

19 posted on 01/25/2011 5:08:01 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mortrey

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.”


20 posted on 01/25/2011 5:08:20 PM PST by blackdog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

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.


21 posted on 01/25/2011 5:10:17 PM PST by nascarnation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

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?


22 posted on 01/25/2011 5:11:14 PM PST by swamprebel ("spending our childrens future faster than they can print ")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

“... No matter who you are. No matter where you come from.” [averts eyes] Cough. Cough...


23 posted on 01/25/2011 5:13:28 PM PST by Floyd Rivers
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: swatbuznik
I'm not that good at controlling my vomiting episodes as you are.

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.

24 posted on 01/25/2011 5:13:46 PM PST by redshawk (Hey 0'Pansy. I'm scratching my nose too; and not with my index finger!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: redshawk

Obama’s speech should be “Stealing Destiny”


25 posted on 01/25/2011 5:14:30 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
Correction - the USA learned well the benefits of a coordinated national military economic policy (fascism) from Nazi Germany. We have been in a war time economy ever since. To paraphrase Voltaire, 'if enemies didn't exist, we would have to invent them'.

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.

26 posted on 01/25/2011 5:16:31 PM PST by semantic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: swatbuznik

“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.


27 posted on 01/25/2011 5:17:42 PM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation

He’s a failure domestically and internationally.


28 posted on 01/25/2011 5:23:41 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation

Running on 10% (really 18%) unemployment and $4.00 gasoline in 2012 is exactly why “the rules have (to be) changed”.


29 posted on 01/25/2011 5:24:37 PM PST by blackdog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

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?


30 posted on 01/25/2011 5:32:31 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Qbert
Correction to Qbert (I agree with your post and below is a tease)

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).

31 posted on 01/25/2011 5:35:45 PM PST by redshawk (Hey 0'Pansy. I'm scratching my nose too; and not with my index finger!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: All
extending wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans.

***************************************************

That's UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015 stuff that Clinton signed us up for in 2000.

http://www.secondrepublic.in/StoryDescription.aspx?mainid=1&storyid=924

32 posted on 01/25/2011 5:46:09 PM PST by Irenic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
"98% of all Americans already have access to wireless coverage. It's called cell phones with a data plan"Yeah, but those that never have taxes to pay want the thing FREE (so we Taxpayers can fund it).....makes it easier to stay in touch with their crack dealers, and check on the latest/greatest "OBAMA MONEY" handouts......


33 posted on 01/25/2011 5:46:14 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Qbert
SOTU summary...

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.

34 posted on 01/25/2011 5:46:37 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson