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State of the Union Address: President Promotes More Government to 'Win the Future'
Catholic Online ^ | 1/26/11 | Keith A Fournier

Posted on 01/26/2011 5:51:32 AM PST by tcg

After claiming that the Nation was "poised for progress", the stock market was "roaring back" and the "back of the recession had been broken" he called the Nation to "win the future" through innovation, education and the rebuilding of our infrastructure. In the first half of the speech he also outlined a governing approach to accomplishing these policy goals which positioned federal funding and federal assistance as making it possible for us to "reinvent ourselves."

The President told both chambers of Congress that we could be in our "Sputnik moment" explaining, "Our free enterprise system is what drives innovation. But because it's not always profitable for companies to invest in basic research, throughout history our government has provided cutting-edge scientists and inventors with the support that they need. That's what planted the seeds for the Internet. That's what helped make possible things like computer chips and GPS.

"Just think of all the good jobs - from manufacturing to retail - that have come from those breakthroughs..."

...The Republican response was given by Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee Chairman. While showing respect to the President, he laid out a very different governing vision stating, "We believe government's role is both vital and limited - to defend the nation from attack and provide for the common defense . to secure our borders. to protect innocent life. to uphold our laws and Constitutional rights . to ensure domestic tranquility and equal opportunity . and to help provide a safety net for those who cannot provide for themselves.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; communism; notbreakingnews; paulryan; presidentobama; socialism; stateoftheunion; wtf; yesitisbreakingnews
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President Barack Obama delivered his second State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, January 25, 2011. He called Americans to "Win the future" with the assistance of Government. Throughout the speech he called for the Nation to out innovate, out educate and out build the rest of the world. However, from the first half of the speech it appears that these big things will require Big Government.

The Republican response from Paul Ryan laid out a very different governing vision...

1 posted on 01/26/2011 5:51:36 AM PST by tcg
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To: tcg
But because it's not always profitable for companies to invest in basic research

The hell it isn't.

But its not usually profitable for them to compete with the Government, which doesn't have to show a profit.

2 posted on 01/26/2011 5:54:50 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: tcg

He also mentioned that he wanted us not to be dependent on oil. He left out the word “foreign”.

He said that he wanted 1 million electric cars on the road by 2014. He didn’t say what would happen when that load was thrown on an already deteriorating electric production system. Does he think that a solar cell and wind mill will produce that kind of electricity? Right now, during the summer in most areas of the South, people come home after work and turn up the AC. There are regional power losses and brown outs. Can you imagine what will happen with a million electric cars getting plugged in at the same time?


3 posted on 01/26/2011 6:05:24 AM PST by Flint
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To: tcg

As I listened to this fool speak, I thought to myself, he didn’t hear a word we said last November. I was not at all inspired towards bipartisan cooperation, quite the opposite in fact. He was so wrong that I wouldn’t even know where to start describing what was wrong with it all. It was all wrong. His call for an amnesty bill was probably the worst of it. Someone get this idiot off the stage.


4 posted on 01/26/2011 6:12:19 AM PST by RC one (What!!!!)
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To: tcg
Almost every innovation government has come up with is through defense spending. So Obama is advocating more defense spending or is he just advocating another stimulus to GE and his other buddies in industry.
5 posted on 01/26/2011 6:14:35 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: tcg

This speech was terrible. Applause tepid. Public doesn’t believe him thank God.

Pelosi appeared on Greta and looked and sounded like an absolute fool.


6 posted on 01/26/2011 6:17:34 AM PST by my small voice
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To: tcg

I’m sure that the MSM will be reporting his 95% approval rating by tonight.


7 posted on 01/26/2011 6:18:50 AM PST by RetiredArmy (As the end times approach, I hope each here will discover the LORD. Seek Him out!)
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To: tcg

If 0bama wins the future, who loses?... Don’t answer that.


8 posted on 01/26/2011 6:23:21 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: my small voice
This speech was terrible. Applause tepid. Public doesn’t believe him thank God.

His biggest cheerleaders in the Congress weren't even impressed.

9 posted on 01/26/2011 6:25:19 AM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: tcg
Boehner’s expressions (or lack thereof) thru the whole speech last night were like “when is this going to be over?”. Absolutely hilarious.
10 posted on 01/26/2011 6:27:16 AM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: RC one
As I listened to this fool speak, I thought to myself, he didn’t hear a word we said last November. I was not at all inspired towards bipartisan cooperation, quite the opposite in fact. He was so wrong that I wouldn’t even know where to start describing what was wrong with it all. It was all wrong. His call for an amnesty bill was probably the worst of it. Someone get this idiot off the stage.

Obama is also planning a seperate speech to push for a hi cap magazine and assault weapons ban.

11 posted on 01/26/2011 6:35:47 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: tcg

SOTU summary...

Now that all you sheeple are firmly in your fences from 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.


12 posted on 01/26/2011 6:36:39 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: tcg
barack to the future
13 posted on 01/26/2011 6:46:18 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: tcg

We don’t need a sputnick moment, mr president. We don’t need to devolve into the pre-collapse soviet union of the 1960s. We need for you and your gang of thugs to get your f¥ckin boots off our necks.


14 posted on 01/26/2011 6:48:32 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand.)
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To: tcg

POtuS


15 posted on 01/26/2011 6:48:32 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: tcg

And the NYT is right behind him, wiping up his rear.

They have an article explaining that the current economic situation is mainly the result of inadequate government regulation and “corporate mismanagement.”

The Left cannot change their spots. They can only wear the skin of another animal. No economic problem is the fault of Socialist/Communist/Fascist economic policy. It is always the fault of “too free markets,” “corporate greed,” “individual greed,” and, of course, “Capitalism.”


16 posted on 01/26/2011 6:48:48 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Skeez

Winning the Future = WTF

There’s a more apt expression for Obama’s “WTF.”


17 posted on 01/26/2011 6:57:58 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: tcg

Reagan had it right. Government is in the way.

What a difference from then until now with this guy.


18 posted on 01/26/2011 7:04:51 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: mwl8787

“Winning the Future” is a book by Newt Gingrich.


19 posted on 01/26/2011 7:10:59 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tcg

Our infrastructure receives a “D” grade compared globally. It is in horrible shape.

But fixing the infrastructure does NOT spur economic growth/recovery. It is a net parasitic drain on the economy, even if it employs people for a while.

Fixing infrastructure is like replacing the brake shoes on your car. It needs to be done. It makes your travel better and safer. But it does not increase the value of your car and it is a net drain on your finances.

We do need to fix our infrastructure. But let’s not let them pass the lie that it is good for the economy.

Quite the contrary. Because so much of our earnings are diverted to things like tolls (toll operators are in the Teamsters Union and every time you pay a toll, the majority of what you pay is to pay that jackass to sit in the booth and grip that you are not handing him the money kindly enough and to fatten their pensions) and highway taxes, that money gets diverted to unions and to buy votes. It is precisely because of liberal politics using funds like that to buy votes and those funds NOT going to fix the infrastructure that has led us to the point that our infrastructure is in such a dilapidated state that we no longer need to simply replace the brake shoes, we need a frame-off restoration.

And these liberal aholes want to pretend that spending more on infrastructure will boost the economy. As if those funds aren’t needed desperately elsewhere.


20 posted on 01/26/2011 7:21:51 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: tcg
Don't you people get it?

Obama wants us to "make stuff and invent things."

Now get to it!

21 posted on 01/26/2011 7:39:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: agere_contra

....but but he went to the middle....?????....talks a lot and say’s nothing....


22 posted on 01/26/2011 7:48:25 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tcg

Obama turns out to be like the Peter Sellers character in the movie “Being There”. We, of course, figured out early that he was a simple minded man. The rest of the country knows that too.

Obama is coming really close to being someone easily made fun of and laughed at. Once that starts there will be no stopping it.


23 posted on 01/26/2011 7:48:35 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: tcg

He really should take a tip from Jerry Ford and get buttons made. I mean, really, who wouldn’t love to have a “WTF” button? I know I’d love to have a “WTF” button. I bet you would too.


24 posted on 01/26/2011 7:55:28 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: massgopguy

25 posted on 01/26/2011 8:01:36 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: massgopguy

more like "wasting our future"

26 posted on 01/26/2011 8:02:00 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Thunder90

yeah, I heard that. We’ll see if a prolonged battle over gun control helps democrats hold the senate in 2012 or lose it. My money is on the latter. we’ll have to watch this closely never the less.


27 posted on 01/26/2011 8:21:58 AM PST by RC one (What!!!!)
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To: mwl8787
Winning the Future = WTF There’s a more apt expression for Obama’s “WTF.”

Ok, now that's funny right there.

Just like Ford's "Whip Inflation Now" (WIN) pins, I look forward to seeing "WTF!" pins all over DC and the nation.

28 posted on 01/26/2011 8:27:51 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Y'all had enough, yet?)
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To: normy

GE is to Pratt & Whitney what GM is to Ford...gubmint playing favorites


29 posted on 01/26/2011 8:40:30 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: tcg

President Dude is a Stalinist. Stalin liked big building projects that illustrated “what big government could do.”


30 posted on 01/26/2011 8:54:28 AM PST by floriduh voter (American Idol; not just for fighting on Free Republic)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Because so much of our earnings are diverted to things like tolls (toll operators are in the Teamsters Union and every time you pay a toll, the majority of what you pay is to pay that jackass to sit in the booth and grip that you are not handing him the money kindly enough and to fatten their pensions) “”””

Speaking of tolls:

There is a movement afoot in San Francisco to close ALL the toll booths on the Golden Gate Bridge & make everyone who is using the bridge pay with a ‘Fast Pass” type of system. You open an electronic account with the bridge operator system & put in a deposit & every time you pass thru, it deducts from that deposit.

Then they can close ALL of the toll booths.

One big question:

What about TOURISTS?

I cannot imagine that this would be profitable to do, when you have a fair amount of tourist activity in SF & they spend alot of money every year to promote such tourism.

I am also sure that other users of the bridge are not even ‘tourists’- such as myself when I went to a horse event & crossed that bridge, with my dually & horse trailer.
I sure don’t want to go thru a worse part of town & cross over on another bridge.

How about trucking companies?


31 posted on 01/26/2011 8:55:20 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Earthdweller
The children who have been learning in Union schools with the DOE overages are failing. Barack Obama slammed all the children that he expects to pay all the taxes.

Obama was slamming our country during The State of the Union which he said was "good".

The plan is to make more taxpayers to feed the liberal machine. Slam the children and their parents but then steal all their money for the common good.

2012 can't arrive soon enough.

32 posted on 01/26/2011 8:58:30 AM PST by floriduh voter (I like MIKE PENCE for PRESIDENT)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The guy who never had a real job wants us to make stuff. He’s definitely the manchurian candidate but will his fan club members ever wake up?


33 posted on 01/26/2011 9:00:14 AM PST by floriduh voter (I like MIKE PENCE for PRESIDENT)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

“We all know that the leopard can’t change his stripes.” - Al ‘The Genius’ Gore


34 posted on 01/26/2011 9:12:43 AM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: tcg

What is it with all of these lefties and their trains? Didn’t they get a train under the Christmas tree when they were kids?


35 posted on 01/26/2011 9:18:26 AM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: ridesthemiles

We already have that on the East Coast, called EZ Pass.

What I object to is the fact that the same portion of your toll money is going to the unions to do no work. The other objection is that the government can then use that digital data to track your coming and going, how fast you are traveling, etc.

And you know with that digital data, they will eventually move over to the “public” roads to track and eventually establish a “travel tax” for how many miles you drive (which they have already proposed a couple of times in Washington and Oregon using satellite and GPS technology.)


36 posted on 01/26/2011 9:25:38 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: my small voice

“Pelosi appeared on Greta and looked and sounded like an absolute fool.”

Wow I really felt like Pelosi was really trying way to hard to make Greta and whoever was watching this waxfaced numbskull to believe her. Greta looked like she was getting a bit uncomfortable with Pelosi and her begging. Pelosi is an absolute dingbat. I would love to see Bachmann or Palin debate her...would be like The Steelers playing a grade school team...


37 posted on 01/26/2011 9:28:19 AM PST by oust the louse (When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.)
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To: mwl8787

very good observation


38 posted on 01/26/2011 9:30:29 AM PST by CharlieOK1 (m Ò_ó m)
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To: RC one

I didn’t hear that. My morning guys were wondering why he was silent on the second amendment after the Giffords shooting. I believe that his handlers don’t see any way he can win on or benefit from the gun issue, so they’re just ignoring it.

As for the rest, what about his speech was new? He talked like Reagan to promote libcom pets in the campaign. He has been using investment as a euphemisn for spending as long as I can remember. He’s been on the green jobs and infrastructure thing all along too. His pronouncements on the economy (and Biteme’s too) remind me of Bush 41 defending Dan Quayle’s popularity. The only new thing I heard about was him not bashing Bush or his inheritance.

Mr. President, where’s the beef?

Resign.


39 posted on 01/26/2011 9:43:21 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Flint

you conservatives are allows misquoting the “President” he never said that the million cars on the road would actually be moving!,just that they would be on the road. That would be silly, we don’t have the electric grid to handle a million cars actually running on the freeways. After all the President is not a complete fool,Right!


40 posted on 01/26/2011 9:44:00 AM PST by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: RetiredArmy

Rush was just now talking about this. CBS has a “poll” with 92% approving the speech. CNN’s “numbers” are also very high.

George Orwell would be proud.


41 posted on 01/26/2011 9:45:58 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: tcg

I am reminded of the X-Files movie tag line “Fight the Future”. I think it applies.


42 posted on 01/26/2011 9:52:09 AM PST by texsean (This is not a dream, this is really happening! "The Dream Is Real")
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To: ichabod1

As is his style, he used way too many words to say very little worth hearing... an empty suit spewing empty rhetoric.


43 posted on 01/26/2011 9:52:48 AM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: tcg

It seems to me that BO is in the twilight zone and within that zone the November election never happened. Every program needs funding and funding only comes from one source - the House.

Now, the House with Republicans in control doesn’t appear to be a funding source relating to new programs so why not acknowledge that fact and move on? But no, not Obama - it’s the same old S@it!


44 posted on 01/26/2011 9:59:20 AM PST by unique
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To: tcg

Even democrats said the speech was boring, boring, boring.

He’s got no answers to fix the economy and it’s now more obvious than ever he’s an empty suit looking for a hanger that’s nowhere in sight.


45 posted on 01/26/2011 10:10:40 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: tcg
Bullcrap!
46 posted on 01/26/2011 10:15:31 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tcg
'..."win the future" through innovation...'

Exhibit #1A on Obama The Liar: with all the money he's spent over the past 24 months, setting us up for a $1.5 TRILLION deficit in fiscal 2011, there's one program that stands out like a beacon because it was CUT:

NASA. The most innovative federal agency there is. And predictably, their jobs are being lost by the hundreds right now.

That line should be "mortgage the future ... through duplicity."

47 posted on 01/26/2011 10:43:12 AM PST by alancarp
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To: RC one

Every clip I heard he was stumbling over his words worse than W. W was no worse of a speaker than this buttclown.


48 posted on 01/26/2011 11:36:53 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: my small voice
“Pelosi appeared on Greta and looked and sounded like an absolute fool.”

She is mad as a hatter.

49 posted on 01/26/2011 11:41:56 AM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Flint

Did he happen to mention the alternative of nuclear power?


50 posted on 01/26/2011 11:44:18 AM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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