Skip to comments.TRANSCRIPT: Obama's 2012 State of the Union
Posted on 01/24/2012 7:43:16 PM PST by iowamark
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens fought - and several thousand gave their lives.
We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected around the world. For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country. Most of al Qaeda's top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban's momentum has been broken, and some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home.
These achievements are a testament to the courage, selflessness, and teamwork of America's Armed Forces. At a time when too many of our institutions have let us down, they exceed all expectations. They're not consumed with personal ambition. They don't obsess over their differences. They focus on the mission at hand. They work together.
Imagine what we could accomplish if we followed their example. Think about the America within our reach: A country that leads the world in educating its people. An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs. A future where we're in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren't so tied to unstable parts of the world. An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded...
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Who reads this crap?
Here is the short version: “I am Santa. I mean...Robin Hood. I take the riches from the greedy and give to you so you are about to get a nice home for free, and if you see some banks closing around you it is because I found out they were up to no good and my trusted AG Holder cracked down on them after they got a shakedown. I know you have no jobs and so I must force those greedy companies to hire you and free up the cash. I will make sure that no matter how dumb my economic policies are, I can steal more money from the rich to make up for that. So don’t pay any attention to those complainers who keep saying the country is going off a cliff. Just take the morphine and enjoy the ride. Oh yes. Don’t forget to vote for me in the election so I can give you more goodies. Love, your Marxist President from Hell”
The following leaked portions of the Obama’s State of the Union were cut from the final draft.
“We are all proud of our good looking men in uniform! And I am especially satisfied that under my administration the men and women of our fighting forces may now choose to love members of the same sex.
“By repealing the hypocritical “don’t ask, don’t tell” policies of my predecessor, we have created a more humane military which does not discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered citizens.
“We congratulate our men and women dressed in blue, gray, white, brown, or Khaki knowing that now — if they choose — America’s soldiers may also openly display their true colors of pink and rainbow! We join in your pride tonight!
“When I look back on the last three years, I am thinking of another group of heroic citizens who fought for rights and continue to inspire us all by their punk and determination. Yes, I mean the thousands of brave women who each day exercise their constitutional right to terminate unwanted pregnancies across our land. Refusing to accept the punishment of an unwanted child, these pioneers of free choice are saving our nation unnecessary costs while at the same time reducing carbon emissions and helping to give birth to a greener planet.
“Our hearts grow with pride knowing that the hard fought right to abortion has helped these women achieve their dreams! As long as I am president, it is a dream that will never be thwarted! To the anti choice forces threatening our brave women I say: We will not let you hold back our women from a better life! That is why I am launching a new effort to encourage and promote low or no cost abortions to all girls and women who ask for them as part of our affordable national health care system.
“We have three gay members of our military — all sailors — in the audience tonight, along with three courageous women who obtained freedom though abortion just this year. Would you please stand. Thank you. You are heroes of our hearts. America looks at you and know its true: human rights and freedom are worth the price!”