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Old 02-02-05   #1
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The State Of The Union speech

Tomorrow night after I can read texts of the speech and the response I'm going to disect them in detail.

What is your first impression?

I loved the president's speech. I liked it so much I got out the bong when it was over. Then the democrats started talking. I listened to Sen. Reid's speech, and was thinking of all the ways I'm going to rip it to shreds tomorrow night, then Rep. Pelosi started talking. I lost track of what she was saying within thirty seconds because of her fucking face. It was like looking at Michael Jackson. The democratic response was like a comedy act. Is that the best they could do?
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And you can count on me showing you what a god awful speech it was.
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Like usual I found it pointless.
Why?
Because:
1. Bush tends to mispronounce or forget words, thus butchering the English language more so than most immigrants.
2. Bush tends to ignore facts and instead go running around in circles about some made up bullshit that impresses people who are already impressed by him.
3. Repetition. He repeats the exact same things he has already said fifty thousand times already. Please..just shut up and leave us alone.
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I have to admit, I did find some humor in watching the sheep like, Bush cheerleaders we call republicans bounce in and out of their chairs while waving their stained fingers which I assume, is a direct result of their fingers being up their asses for the past 5 years. Very entertaining... The speech itself on the other hand, you would have to be a fucking idiot to believe and take seriously.
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I liked "Because marriage is a sacred institution and the foundation of society, it should not be re-defined by activist judges. For the good of families, children, and society, I support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage." because it validates my argument that it is discrimination and not constitutional to stop gay people getting married.
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But Peter you mean that free choice, opinions of others and other such things don't count in Bush's mind and so it's not constitutional?
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1. Bush tends to mispronounce or forget words, thus butchering the English language more so than most immigrants.
more so than most Americans, as well.

I did like the "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength" bit of Bush's speech - catchy.
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3. Repetition. He repeats the exact same things he has already said fifty thousand times already. Please..just shut up and leave us alone.
there's a great section on repetition in the book "Immortality" by Kundera where political speeches and the like of buzzwords are discussed.

according to Kundera, it is absolutely imperitive for politicians to repeat simplistic messages constantly so A.) the point is driven home (to death) and B.) the press has something easy to center on when summerizing the speech.
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I'll end up reading some transcript later on...I can no longer watch that man on television.. he just pisses me off beyond what words can describe.

Although I'm sure it goes something like this:
"I hates me faggots, so uhh, no same sex marriage"
"Props to my christian buddies! *wink, wink*"
"TERROR TERROR TERROR!!!!!"
"Privitizing social security is a good thing......"
and other conservative republican nonsense!
of course...mixed with some mispronunciations, stumbling over words and that shifty little smirk.
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It was an awesome speech. Bush even called a truce for one evening in his war on the English language.

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THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, fellow citizens:

As a new Congress gathers, all of us in the elected branches of government share a great privilege: We've been placed in office by the votes of the people we serve. And tonight that is a privilege we share with newly-elected leaders of Afghanistan, the Palestinian Territories, Ukraine, and a free and sovereign Iraq. (Applause.)
We can claim credit for at least two of those.

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Two weeks ago, I stood on the steps of this Capitol and renewed the commitment of our nation to the guiding ideal of liberty for all. This evening I will set forth policies to advance that ideal at home and around the world.

Tonight, with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, with our nation an active force for good in the world -- the state of our union is confident and strong. (Applause.)

Our generation has been blessed -- by the expansion of opportunity, by advances in medicine, by the security purchased by our parents' sacrifice. Now, as we see a little gray in the mirror -- or a lot of gray -- (laughter) -- and we watch our children moving into adulthood, we ask the question: What will be the state of their union? Members of Congress, the choices we make together will answer that question. Over the next several months, on issue after issue, let us do what Americans have always done, and build a better world for our children and our grandchildren. (Applause.)
I'm glad he didn't go back to the cliche of the 90s, "We must do it for our children." Even though that essentially what he said.

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First, we must be good stewards of this economy, and renew the great institutions on which millions of our fellow citizens rely. America's economy is the fastest growing of any major industrialized nation. In the past four years, we provided tax relief to every person who pays income taxes, overcome a recession, opened up new markets abroad, prosecuted corporate criminals, raised homeownership to its highest level in history, and in the last year alone, the United States has added 2.3 million new jobs. (Applause.) When action was needed, the Congress delivered -- and the nation is grateful.
All true. People tend to forget about the corporate criminals. Their crimes were committed during the last administration, but they were put in jail during the Bush administration. If they bribed him, it didn't work.

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Now we must add to these achievements. By making our economy more flexible, more innovative, and more competitive, we will keep America the economic leader of the world. (Applause.)

America's prosperity requires restraining the spending appetite of the federal government. I welcome the bipartisan enthusiasm for spending discipline. I will send you a budget that holds the growth of discretionary spending below inflation, makes tax relief permanent, and stays on track to cut the deficit in half by 2009. (Applause.) My budget substantially reduces or eliminates more than 150 government programs that are not getting results, or duplicate current efforts, or do not fulfill essential priorities. The principle here is clear: Taxpayer dollars must be spent wisely, or not at all. (Applause.)
It's about damn time for this. We'll see what actually happens when the congress starts its budget hearings. I hope Bush threatens vetos if this doesn't happen. He still has not vetoed anything.

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To make our economy stronger and more dynamic, we must prepare a rising generation to fill the jobs of the 21st century. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, standards are higher, test scores are on the rise, and we're closing the achievement gap for minority students. Now we must demand better results from our high schools, so every high school diploma is a ticket to success. We will help an additional 200,000 workers to get training for a better career, by reforming our job training system and strengthening America's community colleges. And we'll make it easier for Americans to afford a college education, by increasing the size of Pell Grants. (Applause.)
In other words, we're going to dump more cash down the black hole of public education. This is one of the things I hate about Bush. Too much money is already being wasted. Until we can bust the teacher unions, and fire the administrators who waste the money, education isn't going to get better.

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To make our economy stronger and more competitive, America must reward, not punish, the efforts and dreams of entrepreneurs. Small business is the path of advancement, especially for women and minorities, so we must free small businesses from needless regulation and protect honest job-creators from junk lawsuits. (Applause.) Justice is distorted, and our economy is held back by irresponsible class-actions and frivolous asbestos claims -- and I urge Congress to pass legal reforms this year. (Applause.)
MORE TAX CUTS!! That's what he's saying here. There's no such thing as a bad tax cut.

I truly hope he can stick it to the lawyers. Those bastards have become a serious drag on the economy.

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To make our economy stronger and more productive, we must make health care more affordable, and give families greater access to good coverage -- (applause) -- and more control over their health decisions. (Applause.) I ask Congress to move forward on a comprehensive health care agenda with tax credits to help low-income workers buy insurance, a community health center in every poor county, improved information technology to prevent medical error and needless costs, association health plans for small businesses and their employees -- (applause) -- expanded health savings accounts -- (applause) -- and medical liability reform that will reduce health care costs and make sure patients have the doctors and care they need. (Applause.)
The medical liability reform alone will go a long way to reducing costs. The fucking lawyers again.

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To keep our economy growing, we also need reliable supplies of affordable, environmentally responsible energy. (Applause.) Nearly four years ago, I submitted a comprehensive energy strategy that encourages conservation, alternative sources, a modernized electricity grid, and more production here at home -- including safe, clean nuclear energy. (Applause.) My Clear Skies legislation will cut power plant pollution and improve the health of our citizens. (Applause.) And my budget provides strong funding for leading-edge technology -- from hydrogen-fueled cars, to clean coal, to renewable sources such as ethanol. (Applause.) Four years of debate is enough: I urge Congress to pass legislation that makes America more secure and less dependent on foreign energy. (Applause.)
The only thing holding this up is 41 democrat senators who won't allow oil drilling in the Alaskan tundra. Fuck the rats and the caribou! We need the oil that is there.

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All these proposals are essential to expand this economy and add new jobs -- but they are just the beginning of our duty. To build the prosperity of future generations, we must update institutions that were created to meet the needs of an earlier time. Year after year, Americans are burdened by an archaic, incoherent federal tax code. I've appointed a bipartisan panel to examine the tax code from top to bottom. And when their recommendations are delivered, you and I will work together to give this nation a tax code that is pro-growth, easy to understand, and fair to all. (Applause.)
I'm for the flat tax proposals that I've read. Some people prefer a national sales tax. Anything that eliminates the current tax code is a step in the right direction.

"Pro-growth" means "tax cuts for the rich", which I'm for. There is no such thing as a bad tax cut, no matter who gets it.

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America's immigration system is also outdated -- unsuited to the needs of our economy and to the values of our country. We should not be content with laws that punish hardworking people who want only to provide for their families, and deny businesses willing workers, and invite chaos at our border. It is time for an immigration policy that permits temporary guest workers to fill jobs Americans will not take, that rejects amnesty, that tells us who is entering and leaving our country, and that closes the border to drug dealers and terrorists. (Applause.)
If all those things happen, then I'm for his plan.

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One of America's most important institutions -- a symbol of the trust between generations -- is also in need of wise and effective reform. Social Security was a great moral success of the 20th century, and we must honor its great purposes in this new century. (Applause.) The system, however, on its current path, is headed toward bankruptcy. And so we must join together to strengthen and save Social Security. (Applause.)
This takes balls. Incredibly huge balls. The only reason it hasn't been reformed before now is because your political carreer is over if you say these things. At least that's the way it has been in the past. Enough young voters now understand the problem that Bush can get away with doing this.

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Today, more than 45 million Americans receive Social Security benefits, and millions more are nearing retirement -- and for them the system is sound and fiscally strong. I have a message for every American who is 55 or older: Do not let anyone mislead you; for you, the Social Security system will not change in any way. (Applause.)
In other words "The democrats who are telling you that we're going to cut benefits on current recipients are a bunch of shameless lying fucktards!"

and it's true.

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For younger workers, the Social Security system has serious problems that will grow worse with time. Social Security was created decades ago, for a very different era. In those days, people did not live as long. Benefits were much lower than they are today. And a half-century ago, about sixteen workers paid into the system for each person drawing benefits.

Our society has changed in ways the founders of Social Security could not have foreseen. In today's world, people are living longer and, therefore, drawing benefits longer. And those benefits are scheduled to rise dramatically over the next few decades. And instead of sixteen workers paying in for every beneficiary, right now it's only about three workers. And over the next few decades that number will fall to just two workers per beneficiary. With each passing year, fewer workers are paying ever-higher benefits to an ever-larger number of retirees.

So here is the result: Thirteen years from now, in 2018, Social Security will be paying out more than it takes in. And every year afterward will bring a new shortfall, bigger than the year before. For example, in the year 2027, the government will somehow have to come up with an extra $200 billion to keep the system afloat -- and by 2033, the annual shortfall would be more than $300 billion. By the year 2042, the entire system would be exhausted and bankrupt. If steps are not taken to avert that outcome, the only solutions would be dramatically higher taxes, massive new borrowing, or sudden and severe cuts in Social Security benefits or other government programs.

I recognize that 2018 and 2042 may seem a long way off. But those dates are not so distant, as any parent will tell you. If you have a five-year-old, you're already concerned about how you'll pay for college tuition 13 years down the road. If you've got children in their 20s, as some of us do, the idea of Social Security collapsing before they retire does not seem like a small matter. And it should not be a small matter to the United States Congress. (Applause.) You and I share a responsibility. We must pass reforms that solve the financial problems of Social Security once and for all.
Well stated, and all true. More people than ever before already understand the problem.

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Fixing Social Security permanently will require an open, candid review of the options. Some have suggested limiting benefits for wealthy retirees. Former Congressman Tim Penny has raised the possibility of indexing benefits to prices rather than wages. During the 1990s, my predecessor, President Clinton, spoke of increasing the retirement age. Former Senator John Breaux suggested discouraging early collection of Social Security benefits. The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan recommended changing the way benefits are calculated. All these ideas are on the table.

I know that none of these reforms would be easy. But we have to move ahead with courage and honesty, because our children's retirement security is more important than partisan politics. (Applause.) I will work with members of Congress to find the most effective combination of reforms. I will listen to anyone who has a good idea to offer. (Applause.) We must, however, be guided by some basic principles. We must make Social Security permanently sound, not leave that task for another day. We must not jeopardize our economic strength by increasing payroll taxes. We must ensure that lower-income Americans get the help they need to have dignity and peace of mind in their retirement. We must guarantee there is no change for those now retired or nearing retirement. And we must take care that any changes in the system are gradual, so younger workers have years to prepare and plan for their future.
Here's the guidelines, any idea that fits in them will be considered.

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As we fix Social Security, we also have the responsibility to make the system a better deal for younger workers. And the best way to reach that goal is through voluntary personal retirement accounts. (Applause.) Here is how the idea works. Right now, a set portion of the money you earn is taken out of your paycheck to pay for the Social Security benefits of today's retirees. If you're a younger worker, I believe you should be able to set aside part of that money in your own retirement account, so you can build a nest egg for your own future.

Here's why the personal accounts are a better deal. Your money will grow, over time, at a greater rate than anything the current system can deliver -- and your account will provide money for retirement over and above the check you will receive from Social Security. In addition, you'll be able to pass along the money that accumulates in your personal account, if you wish, to your children and -- or grandchildren. And best of all, the money in the account is yours, and the government can never take it away. (Applause.)
I love it. I fucking love it!

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The goal here is greater security in retirement, so we will set careful guidelines for personal accounts. We'll make sure the money can only go into a conservative mix of bonds and stock funds. We'll make sure that your earnings are not eaten up by hidden Wall Street fees. We'll make sure there are good options to protect your investments from sudden market swings on the eve of your retirement. We'll make sure a personal account cannot be emptied out all at once, but rather paid out over time, as an addition to traditional Social Security benefits. And we'll make sure this plan is fiscally responsible, by starting personal retirement accounts gradually, and raising the yearly limits on contributions over time, eventually permitting all workers to set aside four percentage points of their payroll taxes in their accounts.
He's pandering a bit, to try to attract more democrat support.

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Personal retirement accounts should be familiar to federal employees, because you already have something similar, called the Thrift Savings Plan, which lets workers deposit a portion of their paychecks into any of five different broadly-based investment funds. It's time to extend the same security, and choice, and ownership to young Americans. (Applause.)
We'll get the same deal those fuckers in congress get. It's about time.

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Our second great responsibility to our children and grandchildren is to honor and to pass along the values that sustain a free society. So many of my generation, after a long journey, have come home to family and faith, and are determined to bring up responsible, moral children. Government is not the source of these values, but government should never undermine them.

Because marriage is a sacred institution and the foundation of society, it should not be re-defined by activist judges. For the good of families, children, and society, I support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage. (Applause.)
If it's like The Defense Of Marriage Act, then it's good. That would keep the right of any state that wants gay marriage to have it, but wouldn't require that any other state recognize it.

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Because a society is measured by how it treats the weak and vulnerable, we must strive to build a culture of life. Medical research can help us reach that goal, by developing treatments and cures that save lives and help people overcome disabilities -- and I thank the Congress for doubling the funding of the National Institutes of Health. (Applause.) To build a culture of life, we must also ensure that scientific advances always serve human dignity, not take advantage of some lives for the benefit of others. We should all be able to agree -- (applause) -- we should all be able to agree on some clear standards. I will work with Congress to ensure that human embryos are not created for experimentation or grown for body parts, and that human life is never bought and sold as a commodity. (Applause.) America will continue to lead the world in medical research that is ambitious, aggressive, and always ethical.
He's throwing a bone to the pro-lifers.

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Because courts must always deliver impartial justice, judges have a duty to faithfully interpret the law, not legislate from the bench. (Applause.) As President, I have a constitutional responsibility to nominate men and women who understand the role of courts in our democracy, and are well-qualified to serve on the bench -- and I have done so. (Applause.) The Constitution also gives the Senate a responsibility: Every judicial nominee deserves an up or down vote. (Applause.)
"Quit fucking around and confirm the judges!" The senate needs an enima. They have rules, that aren't in the constitution, that allow a minority to hold things up.

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Because one of the deepest values of our country is compassion, we must never turn away from any citizen who feels isolated from the opportunities of America. Our government will continue to support faith-based and community groups that bring hope to harsh places. Now we need to focus on giving young people, especially young men in our cities, better options than apathy, or gangs, or jail. Tonight I propose a three-year initiative to help organizations keep young people out of gangs, and show young men an ideal of manhood that respects women and rejects violence. (Applause.) Taking on gang life will be one part of a broader outreach to at-risk youth, which involves parents and pastors, coaches and community leaders, in programs ranging from literacy to sports. And I am proud that the leader of this nationwide effort will be our First Lady, Laura Bush. (Applause.)
"Listen up, niggas! Stop acting like wild apes in the jungle, fighting over a banana! Our patience is wearing thin. If things don't improve, we'll have to rethink this whole "racial equality" thing."

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Because HIV/AIDS brings suffering and fear into so many lives, I ask you to reauthorize the Ryan White Act to encourage prevention, and provide care and treatment to the victims of that disease. (Applause.) And as we update this important law, we must focus our efforts on fellow citizens with the highest rates of new cases, African American men and women. (Applause.)
I have no idea what the Ryan White Act is.

"Listen up again, niggas! Stop fucking around and shooting heroin!"

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Because one of the main sources of our national unity is our belief in equal justice, we need to make sure Americans of all races and backgrounds have confidence in the system that provides justice. In America we must make doubly sure no person is held to account for a crime he or she did not commit -- so we are dramatically expanding the use of DNA evidence to prevent wrongful conviction. (Applause.) Soon I will send to Congress a proposal to fund special training for defense counsel in capital cases, because people on trial for their lives must have competent lawyers by their side. (Applause.)
"Aiight niggas! Stop claiming you're being racially persecuted when you get arrested after you rape and murder!"

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Our third responsibility to future generations is to leave them an America that is safe from danger, and protected by peace. We will pass along to our children all the freedoms we enjoy -- and chief among them is freedom from fear.

In the three and a half years since September the 11th, 2001, we have taken unprecedented actions to protect Americans. We've created a new department of government to defend our homeland, focused the FBI on preventing terrorism, begun to reform our intelligence agencies, broken up terror cells across the country, expanded research on defenses against biological and chemical attack, improved border security, and trained more than a half-million first responders. Police and firefighters, air marshals, researchers, and so many others are working every day to make our homeland safer, and we thank them all. (Applause.)

Our nation, working with allies and friends, has also confronted the enemy abroad, with measures that are determined, successful, and continuing. The al Qaeda terror network that attacked our country still has leaders -- but many of its top commanders have been removed. There are still governments that sponsor and harbor terrorists -- but their number has declined. There are still regimes seeking weapons of mass destruction -- but no longer without attention and without consequence. Our country is still the target of terrorists who want to kill many, and intimidate us all -- and we will stay on the offensive against them, until the fight is won. (Applause.)

Pursuing our enemies is a vital commitment of the war on terror -- and I thank the Congress for providing our servicemen and women with the resources they have needed. During this time of war, we must continue to support our military and give them the tools for victory. (Applause.)

Other nations around the globe have stood with us. In Afghanistan, an international force is helping provide security. In Iraq, 28 countries have troops on the ground, the United Nations and the European Union provided technical assistance for the elections, and NATO is leading a mission to help train Iraqi officers. We're cooperating with 60 governments in the Proliferation Security Initiative, to detect and stop the transit of dangerous materials. We're working closely with the governments in Asia to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions. Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and nine other countries have captured or detained al Qaeda terrorists. In the next four years, my administration will continue to build the coalitions that will defeat the dangers of our time. (Applause.)
No complaint from me.

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In the long-term, the peace we seek will only be achieved by eliminating the conditions that feed radicalism and ideologies of murder. If whole regions of the world remain in despair and grow in hatred, they will be the recruiting grounds for terror, and that terror will stalk America and other free nations for decades. The only force powerful enough to stop the rise of tyranny and terror, and replace hatred with hope, is the force of human freedom. (Applause.) Our enemies know this, and that is why the terrorist Zarqawi recently declared war on what he called the "evil principle" of democracy. And we've declared our own intention: America will stand with the allies of freedom to support democratic movements in the Middle East and beyond, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world. (Applause.)
This is huge. This is why we're in Iraq.

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The United States has no right, no desire, and no intention to impose our form of government on anyone else. That is one of the main differences between us and our enemies. They seek to impose and expand an empire of oppression, in which a tiny group of brutal, self-appointed rulers control every aspect of every life. Our aim is to build and preserve a community of free and independent nations, with governments that answer to their citizens, and reflect their own cultures. And because democracies respect their own people and their neighbors, the advance of freedom will lead to peace. (Applause.)

That advance has great momentum in our time -- shown by women voting in Afghanistan, and Palestinians choosing a new direction, and the people of Ukraine asserting their democratic rights and electing a president. We are witnessing landmark events in the history of liberty. And in the coming years, we will add to that story. (Applause.)

The beginnings of reform and democracy in the Palestinian territories are now showing the power of freedom to break old patterns of violence and failure. Tomorrow morning, Secretary of State Rice departs on a trip that will take her to Israel and the West Bank for meetings with Prime Minister Sharon and President Abbas. She will discuss with them how we and our friends can help the Palestinian people end terror and build the institutions of a peaceful, independent, democratic state. To promote this democracy, I will ask Congress for $350 million to support Palestinian political, economic, and security reforms. The goal of two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace, is within reach -- and America will help them achieve that goal. (Applause.)

To promote peace and stability in the broader Middle East, the United States will work with our friends in the region to fight the common threat of terror, while we encourage a higher standard of freedom. Hopeful reform is already taking hold in an arc from Morocco to Jordan to Bahrain. The government of Saudi Arabia can demonstrate its leadership in the region by expanding the role of its people in determining their future. And the great and proud nation of Egypt, which showed the way toward peace in the Middle East, can now show the way toward democracy in the Middle East. (Applause.)
All of this is because we are in Iraq. They know he's serious.

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To promote peace in the broader Middle East, we must confront regimes that continue to harbor terrorists and pursue weapons of mass murder. Syria still allows its territory, and parts of Lebanon, to be used by terrorists who seek to destroy every chance of peace in the region. You have passed, and we are applying, the Syrian Accountability Act -- and we expect the Syrian government to end all support for terror and open the door to freedom. (Applause.) Today, Iran remains the world's primary state sponsor of terror -- pursuing nuclear weapons while depriving its people of the freedom they seek and deserve. We are working with European allies to make clear to the Iranian regime that it must give up its uranium enrichment program and any plutonium reprocessing, and end its support for terror. And to the Iranian people, I say tonight: As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you. (Applause.)
Any bets on which one is next? I was hoping for Syria.

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Our generational commitment to the advance of freedom, especially in the Middle East, is now being tested and honored in Iraq. That country is a vital front in the war on terror, which is why the terrorists have chosen to make a stand there. Our men and women in uniform are fighting terrorists in Iraq, so we do not have to face them here at home. (Applause.) And the victory of freedom in Iraq will strengthen a new ally in the war on terror, inspire democratic reformers from Damascus to Tehran, bring more hope and progress to a troubled region, and thereby lift a terrible threat from the lives of our children and grandchildren.

We will succeed because the Iraqi people value their own liberty -- as they showed the world last Sunday. (Applause.) Across Iraq, often at great risk, millions of citizens went to the polls and elected 275 men and women to represent them in a new Transitional National Assembly. A young woman in Baghdad told of waking to the sound of mortar fire on election day, and wondering if it might be too dangerous to vote. She said, "Hearing those explosions, it occurred to me -- the insurgents are weak, they are afraid of democracy, they are losing. So I got my husband, and I got my parents, and we all came out and voted together."

Americans recognize that spirit of liberty, because we share it. In any nation, casting your vote is an act of civic responsibility; for millions of Iraqis, it was also an act of personal courage, and they have earned the respect of us all. (Applause.)
Americans who whine about how hard it is to vote need to shut the fuck up.

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One of Iraq's leading democracy and human rights advocates is Safia Taleb al-Suhail. She says of her country, "We were occupied for 35 years by Saddam Hussein. That was the real occupation. Thank you to the American people who paid the cost, but most of all, to the soldiers." Eleven years ago, Safia's father was assassinated by Saddam's intelligence service. Three days ago in Baghdad, Safia was finally able to vote for the leaders of her country -- and we are honored that she is with us tonight. (Applause.)

The terrorists and insurgents are violently opposed to democracy, and will continue to attack it. Yet, the terrorists' most powerful myth is being destroyed. The whole world is seeing that the car bombers and assassins are not only fighting coalition forces, they are trying to destroy the hopes of Iraqis, expressed in free elections. And the whole world now knows that a small group of extremists will not overturn the will of the Iraqi people. (Applause.)

We will succeed in Iraq because Iraqis are determined to fight for their own freedom, and to write their own history. As Prime Minister Allawi said in his speech to Congress last September, "Ordinary Iraqis are anxious to shoulder all the security burdens of our country as quickly as possible." That is the natural desire of an independent nation, and it is also the stated mission of our coalition in Iraq. The new political situation in Iraq opens a new phase of our work in that country.

At the recommendation of our commanders on the ground, and in consultation with the Iraqi government, we will increasingly focus our efforts on helping prepare more capable Iraqi security forces -- forces with skilled officers and an effective command structure. As those forces become more self-reliant and take on greater security responsibilities, America and its coalition partners will increasingly be in a supporting role. In the end, Iraqis must be able to defend their own country -- and we will help that proud, new nation secure its liberty.

Recently an Iraqi interpreter said to a reporter, "Tell America not to abandon us." He and all Iraqis can be certain: While our military strategy is adapting to circumstances, our commitment remains firm and unchanging. We are standing for the freedom of our Iraqi friends, and freedom in Iraq will make America safer for generations to come. (Applause.) We will not set an artificial timetable for leaving Iraq, because that would embolden the terrorists and make them believe they can wait us out. We are in Iraq to achieve a result: A country that is democratic, representative of all its people, at peace with its neighbors, and able to defend itself. And when that result is achieved, our men and women serving in Iraq will return home with the honor they have earned. (Applause.)
It's a shame that it has to be explained. We leave when we acheive the results we want. It could be months, it could be years. Until then we don't make statements about when we take the troops out.

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Right now, Americans in uniform are serving at posts across the world, often taking great risks on my orders. We have given them training and equipment; and they have given us an example of idealism and character that makes every American proud. (Applause.) The volunteers of our military are unrelenting in battle, unwavering in loyalty, unmatched in honor and decency, and every day they're making our nation more secure. Some of our servicemen and women have survived terrible injuries, and this grateful country will do everything we can to help them recover. (Applause.) And we have said farewell to some very good men and women, who died for our freedom, and whose memory this nation will honor forever.

One name we honor is Marine Corps Sergeant Byron Norwood of Pflugerville, Texas, who was killed during the assault on Fallujah. His mom, Janet, sent me a letter and told me how much Byron loved being a Marine, and how proud he was to be on the front line against terror. She wrote, "When Byron was home the last time, I said that I wanted to protect him like I had since he was born. He just hugged me and said, 'You've done your job, Mom. Now it is my turn to protect you.'" Ladies and gentlemen, with grateful hearts, we honor freedom's defenders, and our military families, represented here this evening by Sergeant Norwood's mom and dad, Janet and Bill Norwood. (Applause.)

In these four years, Americans have seen the unfolding of large events. We have known times of sorrow, and hours of uncertainty, and days of victory. In all this history, even when we have disagreed, we have seen threads of purpose that unite us. The attack on freedom in our world has reaffirmed our confidence in freedom's power to change the world. We are all part of a great venture: To extend the promise of freedom in our country, to renew the values that sustain our liberty, and to spread the peace that freedom brings.

As Franklin Roosevelt once reminded Americans, "Each age is a dream that is dying, or one that is coming to birth." And we live in the country where the biggest dreams are born. The abolition of slavery was only a dream -- until it was fulfilled. The liberation of Europe from fascism was only a dream -- until it was achieved. The fall of imperial communism was only a dream -- until, one day, it was accomplished. Our generation has dreams of its own, and we also go forward with confidence. The road of Providence is uneven and unpredictable -- yet we know where it leads: It leads to freedom.

Thank you, and may God bless America. (Applause.)
He means to change the world, and he's certain that he will succeed. I like that. It's been a few years since we had a president that made speeches like this.

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Who writes his speeches?
I'm not sure. Presidential speech writers usually don't become well known until after the president is out of office.
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Synikul, I thought you were against government intervention and welfare?
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To make our economy stronger and more competitive, America must reward, not punish, the efforts and dreams of entrepreneurs. Small business is the path of advancement, especially for women and minorities, so we must free small businesses from needless regulation and protect honest job-creators from junk lawsuits. (Applause.) Justice is distorted, and our economy is held back by irresponsible class-actions and frivolous asbestos claims -- and I urge Congress to pass legal reforms this year. (Applause.)
Wait a minute, frivolous asbestos claims weren't a major factor of our shitty economy... Oh, I see now...

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Bush, once again sticking it to the little guy so he can save his buddies a few bucks.
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The democratic response.

Or, an attempt at a response.

It was one of the lamest things I've ever seen.

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SEN. HARRY REID: Good evening. I'm Harry Reid from Nevada, the new Democratic Leader in the United States Senate. Now that you've heard from the President, I appreciate your spending a few minutes with us as we give our views on how we can live up to the American promise.

I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values - even if they rarely talked about them.

They loved their country, worshiped God, never shunned hard work, and never asked for special favors. My life has been very different from what I imagined growing up, but no matter how far I've traveled, Searchlight is still the place I go back to and still the place I call home.
"Christians! Please! Please! Please vote for us again! We believe in God too."

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A few weeks ago, I joined some friends of mine for a bite to eat at The Nugget - Searchlight's only restaurant. We were sitting down in a booth, when a young boy, about ten years old, named Devon walked up to us.

Carrying a skateboard under his arm, he said, 'Senator Reid, when I grow up I want to be just like you.'

Well, the truth is Devon could probably do a lot better. But the point still holds and it is this: no one ever had to tell young Devon to dream big dreams, no one ever had to teach him that America is a place of possibility.

He knows those things because they are born deep in all Americans.
So stop trying to crush those things out of all Americans with your socialist bullshit.

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In the coming year, I believe we can make sure America lives up to its legacy as a land of opportunity if the President is willing to join hands and build from the center.
Were you paying attention back in November? YOU LOST!

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It's important that we succeed. It's time that America's government lived by the same values as America's families. It's time we invested in America's future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That's what Democrats believe. That's where we stand. That's what we'll fight for.
Were you paying attention to the president's speech that he just finished? Mo' money, mo' money, mo' money.

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Too many of the President's economic policies have left Americans and American companies struggling. And after we worked so hard to eliminate the deficit, his policies have added trillions to the debt - in effect, a 'birth tax' of $36,000 on every child that is born.
Yes, his policies are horrible. Cutting taxes on companies makes them struggle. The recession that started before he got into office is what added to the debt. I should know. I lost a good job in the last year of the Clinton economy.

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We Democrats have a different vision: Spurring research and development in new technologies to help create the jobs of the future. Rolling up our sleeves and fighting for today's jobs by ending the special tax breaks that encourage big corporations to ship jobs overseas. A trade policy that enforces the rules of the road so that we play to win in the global marketplace instead of sitting by and getting played for fools.
When democrats are out of power, they talk protectionism. When they're in power, they're just as gung ho on free trade as republicans.

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After World War II, through the Marshall Plan, we rebuilt Europe and they went from poverty to an economic powerhouse. Today, we need to invest in our nation's future with a Marshall Plan for America - to build the infrastructure our economy needs to go - and grow. President Eisenhower did that in the 1950s with the interstate highways. National investment created the Internet in the 1970s. We need to build the next economy - and we need to start now.
Does this guy live in a cave. We have an infrastructure. The internet was built by private sector corporations based on the tiny little system the DOD created in the 70s for its own use.

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This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours. From early childhood education to better elementary and high schools to making college more affordable to training workers so they can get better jobs, Democrats believe every American should have a world-class education and the skills they need in a world-wide economy.
"We need to dump even more money than Bush does into the black hole of public education"

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Health care costs have shot up double-digits year after year of the Bush Administration and that's costing us jobs, costing us our competitiveness, and costing families their peace of mind. We need to make health care and prescription drugs affordable for all so that our families and our small businesses will no longer have to shoulder this dead weight.
Were you paying attention to the speech Bush just finished?

Health care costs have shot up every year of the Bush administration, and every year of the Clinton administration, and every year of the first Bush administration, and every year of the Reagan administration, and every year of the Carter........

Do you get the pattern yet?

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Good, new jobs. World-class education. Affordable health care. These things matter. Unfortunately, much of what the President offered weren't real answers. You know, today is Groundhog Day. And what we saw and heard tonight was a little like that movie, Groundhog Day. The same-old ideology that we've heard before - over and over again. We can do better.
and now that ideology is actually going to be put into effect instead of just talked about. It's a great day in America!

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I want you to know that when we believe the President is on the right track, we won't let partisan interests get in the way of what's good for the country. We will be first in line to work with him. But when he gets off track, we will be there to hold him accountable.
Bullshit! Where were you when he was promoting the drug subsidy to Medicare? You were speaking against it for no other reason than you didn't want a republican to get credit for doing something that you guys had talked about to no effect for years.

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And that's why we so strongly disagree with the President's plan to privatize Social Security. Let me share with you why I believe the President's plan is so dangerous. There's a lot we can do to improve American's retirement security, but it's wrong to replace the guaranteed benefit that Americans have earned with a guaranteed benefit cut of forty percent or more. Make no mistake, that's exactly what President Bush is proposing.
Half the story.

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The Bush plan would take our already record high $4.3 trillion national debt and put us another $2 trillion in the red. That's an immoral burden to place on the backs of the next generation.
If nothing is done, it will add even more to the debt. It's a big shit sandwich, and we all have to take a bite.

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It's more like Social Security roulette. Democrats are all for giving Americans more of a say and more choices when it comes to their retirement savings.
Bullshit! This statement......

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But that doesn't mean taking Social Security's guarantee and gambling with it.
....and this statement do not go together.

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And that's coming from a Senator who represents Las Vegas.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA cough cough


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

He tried to make a funny! It was like watching a mortician make a joke about necrophilia.

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Sometimes important questions like Social Security or the economy or education get reduced to dollars and cents or competing policies and political parties. But really, these are questions that are about old-fashioned moral values that don't get talked about much in Washington, but matter so much to our country. Are we willing to do right by our parents and care for our children? Do we believe that big corporations with powerful lobbyists should get special favors and that the wealthiest should get special tax breaks? Or do we believe we are all God's children and that each of us should get a fair shot and each of us deserves a say in our future? Will we be able to tell young people like Devon back in Searchlight that America is still the land of the open road and that you can travel that open road to the place of your choice?
"Please, Christians! I swear we believe in God too! Please vote for us again!"

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Even after the President's speech, the American people are still asking these questions. You can be sure that Democrats will continue to offer real answers in the months ahead.
Why the hell didn't you offer any real solutions during the speech you just gave?

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House Minority Leader Pelosi
U.S. REP. NANCY PELOSI: Thank you, Senator Reid.
Oh lord. Not her.

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Throughout our nation's history, hope and optimism have defined the American spirit. With pride and determination, every generation has passed on a stronger America than the one it inherited. Our greatest responsibility is to leave our children a world that is safer and more secure.
Oh my god! Robin, come look at this freaky chick! She's had more surgery than Michael Jackson. Holy fuck! Her eyebrows are halfway up her forehead! What's she talking about?

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As House Democratic Leader, I want to speak with you this evening about an issue of grave concern - the national security of our country.

Any discussion of our national security must begin with recognition and respect for our men and women in uniform. Whether they are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, or delivering humanitarian aid to the victims of the tsunami in Asia, our troops have the gratitude of every American for their courage, their patriotism, and the sacrifice they are willing to make for our country.

I have seen that sacrifice up close. I've met with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I've visited our wounded in military hospitals here and overseas. Our troops not only defend us, they inspire us. They remind us of our responsibility to build a future worthy of their sacrifice.

Because of the courage of our servicemen and women and the determination of the Iraqi people, Iraq's election on Sunday was a significant step toward Iraqis taking their future into their own hands. Now we must consider our future in Iraq.
"We love the troops too! I swear we do! Please vote for us again!"

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We all know that the United States cannot stay in Iraq indefinitely and continue to be viewed as an occupying force. Neither should we slip out the back door, falsely declaring victory but leaving chaos.
Uhhhhh....
Hey stupid plastic bitch! We aren't going to do either one of those things!

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Despite the best efforts of our troops and their Iraqi counterparts, Iraq still faces a violent and persistent insurgency, and the Chairman of the National Intelligence Council said in January that Iraq is now a magnet for international terrorists.
Yes. You see yet you don't understand. Iraq is a terrorist magnet. So they go there and fight our troops instead of coming here to kill us. Wow! It's almost like we planned it that way.

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We have never heard a clear plan from this Administration for ending our presence in Iraq. And we did not hear one tonight. Democrats believe a credible plan to bring our troops home and stabilize Iraq must include three key elements.
The plan is, when the job is done, we leave. Did you miss that part?

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First, responsibility for Iraqi security must be transferred to the Iraqis as soon as possible. This action is long overdue. The top priority for the U.S. military should be training the Iraqi army. We must not be lulled into a false sense of confidence by the Administration's claim that a large number of security personnel have been trained. It simply hasn't happened, but it must.
Hey stupid plastic bitch! That's what we're fucking doing right now!

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Second, Iraq's economic development must be accelerated. Congress has provided billions of dollars for reconstruction, but little of that money has been spent to put Iraqis to work rebuilding their country. Infrastructure improvements in Iraq are more than just projects; they give Iraqis hope for a better future and a stake in achieving it. And they contribute to Iraqi stability.
This bitch is either an idiot, or she thinks everyone watching her is an idiot. We've been hiring Iraqis all along to do the work.

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Third, regional diplomacy must be intensified. Diplomacy can lessen the political problems in Iraq, take pressure off of our troops, and deprive the insurgency of the fuel of anti-Americanism on which it thrives.
"If we kiss the ass of the president of Syria, then he'll like us. No, really, he will."

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If these three steps are taken, the next elections in Iraq, scheduled for December, can be held in a more secure atmosphere, with broader participation, and a much smaller American presence.
Were you paying attention in November? The people voted against this plan.

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Just as we must transfer greater responsibility to the Iraqi people for their own security, we must embrace a renewed commitment to our security here at home. It's been over three years since the attacks of September 11th. Our hopes and prayers will always be with the 9/11 families, who strengthen our resolve to win the war on terror. The pain and horror of that day will never be forgotten by any of us yet the gaps in our security exposed by those attacks remain.

Despite the Administration's rhetoric, airline cargo still goes uninspected, shipping containers go unscreened, and our railroads and power plants are not secure. Police officers and firefighters across America have pleaded for the tools they need to prevent or respond to an attack, but the Administration still hasn't delivered for our first responders.

The greatest threats to our homeland security are the tons of biological, chemical, and even nuclear materials that are unaccounted for or unguarded. The President says the right words about the threat, but he has failed to take action commensurate with it.
She really does live in a cave. Just her and her plastic surgeon, alone in a cave.

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We can and we must keep the world's most gruesome weapons out of the world's most dangerous hands. Nothing is more important to our homeland security, and indeed to the safety of the world.

For three years, the President has failed to put together a comprehensive plan to protect America from terrorism, and we did not hear one tonight.
This bitch is so divorced from reality that it's difficult to comment on her delusions.

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As we strive to close the gaps in our security here at home, we must do more than show our strength as a nation, we must also show our greatness.

We must extend the hand of friendship to our neighbors in Latin America. We must work to stop the genocide in Sudan. We must reinvigorate the Middle East peace process. And we must bring health and hope to people suffering from disease, devastation, and the fury of despair.

We are called to do this and more by our faith and our common humanity, and also because these actions will enhance our national security.
What the fuck is she talking about extending the hand of friendship to Latin America? Castro? He's the only one we're hostile with.

I guess she forgot about everything we're already doing about everything she mentioned. Maybe she thinks we should spend more moeny. That's what democrats usually want to do.

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Democrats are committed to a strong national security that keeps America safe, that wins the war on terror, and that never again sends our troops into harm's way without the equipment they need.

In our New Partnership for America's Future, House Democrats have made a commitment to guarantee a military second to none; to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction; to build strong diplomatic alliances; to collect timely and reliable intelligence to keep us safe at home; and to honor our veterans and their families by making sure they have the health care and benefits they have earned.
Back to the cave. It's like she thinks she can take credit for what we're already doing by suggesting it as a new idea.

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For those returning from military service today - our newest veterans - Democrats are calling for a G.I. Bill of Rights for the 21st Century to guarantee access to education, health care and the opportunity for good jobs.
Again, we already do all those things.

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And as we protect and defend the American people, we must also protect and defend our Constitution and the civil liberties contained therein. That is our oath of office.
In other words, down with the Patriot Act! Which would seem to contradict what she said earlier about security.

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A strong and secure America was our parents' gift to us. We owe our children and our grandchildren nothing less.

Thank you, good night, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.
It's a good thing I was high when I watched this. I couldn't have made it through the whole horrible thing if I hadn't been.

Check out the link. It has pictures of the plastic bitch.

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Partisan hackery...on both parts. But god, you just gobble it up don't you?
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Yes, I love it. It's almost a shame that the democrats are making it so easy for me these days.
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It's a shame both parties are making it so easy...
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The democratic response.

Or, an attempt at a response.

It was one of the lamest things I've ever seen.
Was tolorable...
"Christians! Please! Please! Please vote for us again! We believe in God too."
They at least stick to the moral values promise better...
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So stop trying to crush those things out of all Americans with your socialist bullshit.
So naive....
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Were you paying attention back in November? YOU LOST!
Yeah, it wasn't like it was one of the closest races in history...wait.
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Were you paying attention to the president's speech that he just finished? Mo' money, mo' money, mo' money.
...For big corperations.
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Yes, his policies are horrible. Cutting taxes on companies makes them struggle. The recession that started before he got into office is what added to the debt. I should know. I lost a good job in the last year of the Clinton economy.
The recession that lost us 2.7 million jobs started in march of 2001, when Bush was 3 months into office. Though doing something was better than doing nothing, tax cuts were not the the best thing to do, and there could have been a lot better ways to solve it. The CBO reported that at that times $400 billion dollar deficit, $200 billion was a result of the tax cuts. Now, $200 billion is about the equivalent to the salaries of 4 million average workers. Not even this administration can tell us it created 4 million jobs. If we would have used that money for, maybe tax breaks to the poor and middle class instead of the rich or aid to local or state governments, we would have created a lot more jobs.
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When democrats are out of power, they talk protectionism. When they're in power, they're just as gung ho on free trade as republicans.
That's true...
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Does this guy live in a cave. We have an infrastructure. The internet was built by private sector corporations based on the tiny little system the DOD created in the 70s for its own use.
National investment created the internet in the 70's... Here's a history lesson.

The Internet was the result of some visionary thinking by people in the early 1960s who saw great potential value in allowing computers to share information on research and development in scientific and military fields. J.C.R. Licklider of MIT(GOVERNMENT FUNDED), first proposed a global network of computers in 1962, and moved over to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)(GOVERNMENT FUNDED) in late 1962 to head the work to develop it. Leonard Kleinrock of MIT(GOVERNMENT FUNDED) and later UCLA(GOVERNMENT FUNDED) developed the theory of packet switching, which was to form the basis of Internet connections. Lawrence Roberts of MIT(GOVERNMENT FUNDED) connected a Massachusetts computer with a California computer in 1965 over dial-up telephone lines. It showed the feasibility of wide area networking, but also showed that the telephone line's circuit switching was inadequate. Kleinrock's packet switching theory was confirmed. Roberts moved over to DARPA(GOVERNMENT FUNDED) in 1966 and developed his plan for ARPANET. These visionaries and many more left unnamed here are the real founders of the Internet. The Internet, then known as ARPANET, was brought online in 1969 under a contract let by the renamed Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)(GOVERNMENT FUNDED) which initially connected four major computers at universities in the southwestern US (UCLA, Stanford Research Institute, UCSB, and the University of Utah)(ALL GOVERNMENT FUNDED)....

http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html

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"We need to dump even more money than Bush does into the black hole of public education"
We need to fund what we say were going to fund. Cough couch No Chilld Left Behind...
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Were you paying attention to the speech Bush just finished?
Health care costs have shot up every year of the Bush administration, and every year of the Clinton administration, and every year of the first Bush administration, and every year of the Reagan administration, and every year of the Carter........

Do you get the pattern yet?
Soaring insurance premiums. If workers actually got some coverage, say by, the US government, it wouldn't be such a problem. But instead, unless you are either poor and on medicaid, or elderly and on medicare, your expected to get private health care. But a lot of employers are dropping their health plans, or finding ways to avoid paying benefits it, like hiring temporary workers for example. According to economist Paul Krugman... "The fact is that the mainly private U.S. health care system spends far more than the mainly public health care systems of other advanced countries, but gets worse results. In 2001, we spent $4,887 on health care per capita, compared with $2,792 in Canada and $2,561 in France. Yet the U.S. does worse than either country by any measure of health care success you care to name - life expectancy, infant mortality, whatever. (At its best, U.S. health care is the best in the world. But the ranks of Americans who can't afford the best, and may have no insurance at all, are large and growing.)"
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and now that ideology is actually going to be put into effect instead of just talked about. It's a great day in America!
Oh common, Bush has been talking out of his ass since 2000... He's always been stressing eviromental protection and feul efficient cars, but has he done anything about it? No.
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Bullshit! Where were you when he was promoting the drug subsidy to Medicare? You were speaking against it for no other reason than you didn't want a republican to get credit for doing something that you guys had talked about to no effect for years.
And let's not forget how Clinton did not get one republican vote on his economic policy that turned out to create 28 million new jobs and a $5 trillion dollar surplus.
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Half the story.
I think I've made clear how privatization would ruin the program...
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If nothing is done, it will add even more to the debt. It's a big shit sandwich, and we all have to take a bite.
If Bush's plan is done, your looking at a $15 trillion deficit.
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Bullshit! This statement......
....and this statement do not go together.
It means were not going to take a guaranteed benefit and turn it into a gamble.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA cough cough
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
He tried to make a funny! It was like watching a mortician make a joke about necrophilia.
Yeah, not as funny as Bush murdering the English language.
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"Please, Christians! I swear we believe in God too! Please vote for us again!"
Pretty lame attempt to find an insult...
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Why the hell didn't you offer any real solutions during the speech you just gave?
They didn't have an hour...
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Oh lord. Not her.
Jesus I know...
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Oh my god! Robin, come look at this freaky chick! She's had more surgery than Michael Jackson. Holy fuck! Her eyebrows are halfway up her forehead! What's she talking about?
At least she's her original skin color I'll give her that...
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"We love the troops too! I swear we do! Please vote for us again!"
More so than a president that sends them to war for false pretences.
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Uhhhhh....
Hey stupid plastic bitch! We aren't going to do either one of those things!
We've yet to see what kind of leadership will come into all this!
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Yes. You see yet you don't understand. Iraq is a terrorist magnet. So they go there and fight our troops instead of coming here to kill us. Wow! It's almost like we planned it that way.
This is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard... Just where did these terrorists sign in ink that they'll just stay over there!?!
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The plan is, when the job is done, we leave. Did you miss that part?
The job derives from a plan...There's no plan.
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Hey stupid plastic bitch! That's what we're fucking doing right now!
At her confermation hearings to be Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice told senators last week that the Iraqi security forces total about 120,000 in uniform. But that number is misleading, only about 14,000 of them are trained ground soldiers. Some National guard soldiers have only recieved 2 weeks of training.
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This bitch is either an idiot, or she thinks everyone watching her is an idiot. We've been hiring Iraqis all along to do the work.
Nowhere near the amount were supposed to.
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"If we kiss the ass of the president of Syria, then he'll like us. No, really, he will."
It's called diplomacy...It's when you try to discuss policies with other nations. Sometimes it resolves differences without having to resort to war! It can be really magical.
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Were you paying attention in November? The people voted against this plan.
I don't know how to react to these reasonable plans...I better bring back the election again. Most people don't want privatization of Social Security...But, who cares! It needs to get done!!!
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She really does live in a cave. Just her and her plastic surgeon, alone in a cave.
Another Lame attampt to find an insult...
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This bitch is so divorced from reality that it's difficult to comment on her delusions.
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What the fuck is she talking about extending the hand of friendship to Latin America? Castro? He's the only one we're hostile with.
She's probably talking about the fact that though he was fairly elected by his people numerous times, the Bush administration has been repeatedly criticising Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
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I guess she forgot about everything we're already doing about everything she mentioned. Maybe she thinks we should spend more moeny. That's what democrats usually want to do.
We havn't been doing nearly the amount were supposed to do.
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Back to the cave. It's like she thinks she can take credit for what we're already doing by suggesting it as a new idea.
How many times are you going to say that?
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Again, we already do all those things.
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In other words, down with the Patriot Act! Which would seem to contradict what she said earlier about security.
How does that contradict what she said?
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