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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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To: ichabod1

I think the magic that his words once held has diminished. IOW, folks like Chris Mathews aren’t getting the same “thrill” up their leg when they listen to him speak. Those of us that never felt that thrill just feel the same old nausea.


51 posted on 01/26/2011 12:33:49 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: tcg
I looks as if we have to "win the future" from big government.

When he said he wanted to make government "more confident" I knew he wanted to make government more bold, as if it already isn't bold enough. When he said he wanted to make government "more efficient" it almost make my blood run cold.

52 posted on 01/26/2011 1:05:46 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: RC one

I give you props for listening at all. I have a pretty strong stomach but I watch him and get sick every time I do.
I mean honestly .. I think he is running our country and I get physically ill.

You must be made of more than me to have watched it .. thanks for taking the hit for the team.


53 posted on 01/26/2011 2:19:03 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz

well, to be honest, I fell asleep towards the end. How’s that for inspiring?


54 posted on 01/26/2011 2:28:14 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: tcg

Win The Future = WTF


55 posted on 01/26/2011 2:34:22 PM PST by rfp1234 (Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!)
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To: tcg

Yea but you gotta love the slogan Win The Future”

Fits the O perfectly - WTF


56 posted on 01/26/2011 2:55:12 PM PST by Kurmudgeon
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To: tcg

Yea but you gotta love the slogan Win The Future”

Fits the O perfectly - WTF


57 posted on 01/26/2011 2:56:34 PM PST by Kurmudgeon
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To: tcg

Yea but you gotta love the slogan Win The Future”

Fits the O perfectly - WTF


58 posted on 01/26/2011 2:56:49 PM PST by Kurmudgeon
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Our infrastructure receives a “D” grade compared globally. It is in horrible shape.

Have you been to other countries? I respectfully suggest there are very few countries that can equal the quality of our infrastructure, even though we have a backlog of needed repairs.

59 posted on 01/26/2011 3:10:16 PM PST by Go Gordon (Obama - He has nothing to say, but will say it anyway)
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To: tcg
The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation. None of us can predict with certainty what the next big industry will be or where the new jobs will come from.. Thirty years ago, we couldn't know that something called the Internet would lead to an economic revolution. What we can do — what America does better than anyone else — is spark the creativity and imagination of our people. We're the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn't just change our lives. It is how we make our living.

But but but... What about green energy? Is not mommy government already picking this 'winner', subsidizing this 'winner', and promoting this 'winner' before the race is even begun? The free market does not see value -why does mommy government insist something of no value is valuable?

I myself think mommy government bets on a loser. What else would one expect from socialists whose whole ideology historically has comprised one epic failure after another...

60 posted on 01/26/2011 3:38:11 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: tcg
"Win the Future", "Together we Thrive"

What next from Obama?
"Work will Make You Free" ??

61 posted on 01/26/2011 3:39:55 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Flint; All

On the subject of cars, it seems that GM may not be a loss to the government (and us) after all. I wonder if the One, or key advisors, knew what is in this article when he made the gamble to save GM:

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/25/how-bob-lutz-made-four-auto-journalists-his-secret-weapons-at/?ncid=webmail


62 posted on 01/26/2011 3:52:19 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: tcg

Obama suggested we are in our “Sputnik moment”.

And…

Sputnik - meaning “satellite” and roughly translated as “fellow traveler.”

It follows…

Fellow traveler or fellow traveller is a derogatory term referring to a person who sympathizes with the beliefs of an organization or cooperates in its activities without maintaining formal membership in that particular group. In the early Soviet Union the approximate term was used without negative connotation to describe writers and artists sympathetic to the goals of the Russian Revolution who declined to join the Communist Party. The English-language phrase came into vogue in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s as a pejorative term for a sympathizer of Communism or particular Communist states, who was nonetheless not a “card-carrying member” of a Communist party. -wikipedia

So then…Obama is calling for our “communist sympathizing moment”?

As if that was a news flash or something!


63 posted on 01/26/2011 5:03:53 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Go Gordon

Yes, I have. Some are better. Some are worse.

For being the richest nation on the planet, our infrastructure is horrendous. We are on the brink of having to destroy and completely rebuild many bridges and tunnels and roads because they were not properly maintained by the government and unions largely.


64 posted on 01/26/2011 5:08:54 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: tcg

WTF?


65 posted on 01/26/2011 5:10:59 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: agere_contra

hard to innovate when you can’t get a patent and when you do, the Chinese steal it.

http://www.twincities.com/ci_17161461?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com&nclick_check=1


66 posted on 01/26/2011 8:40:32 PM 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
State of the Union Address: President Promotes More Government to 'Win the Future' >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Zeig Effin Heil , Obama , Zeig Effin Heil.

The traitorous bastard.

67 posted on 01/26/2011 9:00:50 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: ozark hilljilly
Just like Ford's "Whip Inflation Now" (WIN) pins ...

Don't forget another unfortunate acronym, Jimmah Carter's energy crisis program that was the "Moral Equivalent of War" (MEOW). The smartest man to occupy the WH (if you care to believe the liberal media) was apparently not smart enough to realize what the acronym was and how it could be turned against him in various humiliating ways.

68 posted on 01/26/2011 10:53:23 PM PST by SFConservative
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To: mwl8787
There’s a more apt expression for Obama’s “WTF.”

I think that some of Sarah Palin's peeps were reading your post ...

69 posted on 01/26/2011 11:22:12 PM PST by SFConservative
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To: normy; All

I don’t know about stimulus to GE, but he is going to have a hard time promoting more government if he holds the budget to the same amount for the next 5 years. Of course, maybe he can find some waste to get rid of and free up some money that way.


70 posted on 01/26/2011 11:51:47 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Skeez

win the future. How about we survive the present.


71 posted on 01/27/2011 12:31:00 AM PST by Netizen
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To: FrankR

Nice image. There needs to be a space between and, and your


72 posted on 01/27/2011 12:32:47 AM PST by Netizen
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To: tcg

I liked Sarah Palin’s response about “Winning The Future” (WTF). She said there were a lot of WTF moments in the speech!


73 posted on 01/27/2011 3:33:16 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: my small voice
Pelosi appeared on Greta and looked and sounded like an absolute fool.

I saw it and if Pelosi wasn't loaded on something (drugs or alcohol), she should have been. She was an absolute dolt!

74 posted on 01/27/2011 3:36:54 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: gleeaikin

Defense cuts, bank on it. Also those old white folks ready to get on Social Security.


75 posted on 01/27/2011 3:50:48 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: tcg
State of the Union Address:

"We've bled the patient and although he looks worse, he really isn't worse, he's getting better, take my word for it. We will increase the bleeding until there's full recovery."

76 posted on 01/27/2011 7:52:36 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Netizen
I know...I did that one last April, and at the time I didn't know how to delete it, correct it and repost it without breaking the link...so I hoped no one would notice...oh well.

Thanks
77 posted on 01/27/2011 7:57:06 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: RC one

Still say you have a better gut than me.
By the end I would have been choking back the liver bile and heading for a toilet.


78 posted on 01/27/2011 10:46:53 AM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Bushbacker1
She was an absolute dolt.

She manages this without drugs or alcohol. Amazing woman!

79 posted on 01/27/2011 3:24:44 PM PST by IIntense
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To: oust the louse
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...

Missed it ..darn

80 posted on 01/27/2011 4:39:37 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Fitzy_888

Obama is not intelligent enough to make the connection. Some speechwriter suggested he use the term.


81 posted on 01/28/2011 6:52:53 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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