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Mitch Daniels Response to State of the Union

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. mrskeet410

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    Long, but worth the read. It begins:

    “The status of ‘loyal opposition’ imposes on those out of power some serious responsibilities: to show respect for the Presidency and its occupant, to express agreement where it exists. Republicans tonight salute our President, for instance, for his aggressive pursuit of the murderers of 9/11, and for bravely backing long overdue changes in public education. I personally would add to that list admiration for the strong family commitment that he and the First Lady have displayed to a nation sorely needing such examples..."

    The rest is at the link.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/mitch-danielss-response-state-union_618456.html?page=2
     
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    in part -

    “...So 2012 is a year of true opportunity, maybe our last, to restore an America of hope and upward mobility, and greater equality. The challenges aren’t matters of ideology, or party preference; the problems are simply mathematical, and the answers are purely practical.

    An opposition that would earn its way back to leadership must offer not just criticism of failures that anyone can see, but a positive and credible plan to make life better, particularly for those aspiring to make a better life for themselves...

    ...The mortal enemies of Social Security and Medicare are those who, in contempt of the plain arithmetic, continue to mislead Americans that we should change nothing. Listening to them much longer will mean that these proud programs implode, and take the American economy with them. It will mean that coming generations are denied the jobs they need in their youth and the protection they deserve in their later years...

    ...You know, the most troubling contention in our national life these days isn’t about economics, or policy at all. It’s about us, as a free people. In two alarming ways, that contention is that we Americans just can’t cut it anymore...

    ..In word and deed, the President and his allies tell us that we just cannot handle ourselves in this complex, perilous world without their benevolent protection. Left to ourselves, we might pick the wrong health insurance, the wrong mortgage, the wrong school for our kids; why, unless they stop us, we might pick the wrong light bulb!..."
     
  4. Joe Potosky

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    Does Mrs. Skeet410 really care?
     
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    Mitch Daniels has it correct---Simply put. WE as Americans DO NOT need the government to protect us from ourselves! However, what we do need is the government to get out of the way of progress. SORRY TO SAY BUT THAT CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISED WITH A CASE LAW GOVERNMENT THAT OVER REGULATES EVERYTHING.
     
  7. mrskeet410

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    HM seems to disagree with you chuckie.
     
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    chuckie - Neither does the fake John Galt agree with you.
     
  10. b12

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    Pitch Mitch is the modow in Indiana. Bill
     
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    Not my motto nor most of those I know... Mitch has been an outstanding governor, Indiana is in the black which in and of itself is huge with all things considered...

    Now if we could only get the Democrats in the house to actually work!!!

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  12. daddiooo

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    Noknock1,

    May you can get the dems to run off to Illinois and hide like the Wisconsin bedwetters do when things don't suit them. Seems to me more gets done when they're all out of town.
     
  13. b12

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    Oh yes we have the forigeners now own the toll road here in Indiana. Not very good at upkeep.He gave many companies millions in grants and 3whs later hundreds of them were laid off. Mitch will not even consider running cause he has one hell of a dark closet. Especially to Large corporations. The Obama people would have much easier time beating Mitch in an election than beating Romney or Ron Paul.
    Best let Gingrich kick Obama's ass out the door and then if things don't change for the good then we can kick his ass out.
    Gingrich would clean house with many of the government departments. Bill
     
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    What's the name of the whites only gun club in Texas that has Klansmen for members which you claim exists, Mr. Skeet?
     
  15. Rooksd1

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    Gingrich has no chance vs's Obama. It would be like the Dems nominating Queen Nancy.
     
  16. mrskeet410

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    Joe Conason didn't like Mitch's speech.

    This section of Conasaon's editorial give a good example of why we'll never elect a president that will understand the budget deficits, let alone do anything about them -

    "By shining the spotlight on Daniels, the Republicans risked losing much more than a political rescue fantasy. He isn't merely a politician who looks like an accountant; he actually was an accountant — or at least he played one during the Bush years, when he served as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Listening to him drone on about fiscal rectitude just might have reminded voters of the true source of our national problems..."


    http://news.yahoo.com/mitch-daniels-bombast-past-080000129.html
     
  17. mrskeet410

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    Senator Schumer said the state of the union is in great shape.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/schumer-state-union-we-think-we-are-great-shape_618542.html
     
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