Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Frisking the Prebuttal

Democratic Response of Senator Jim Webb To the President’s State of the Union Address
Tue Jan 23 2007 19:10:01 ET

Let me simply say that we in the Democratic Party hope that this administration is serious about improving education and healthcare for all Americans, and addressing such domestic priorities as restoring the vitality of New Orleans.
[restoring New Orleans - A national priority? huh? - OKAY, Then we need to KICK the DEMOCRATS in the ARSE, since it is the DEMOCRATS in New Orleans who are BLOCKING the rebuilding by their own corruption.]

And under the leadership of the new Democratic Congress, we are on our way to doing so. The House just passed a minimum wage increase, the first in ten years, and the Senate will soon follow. [EXCEPT for Corporations in Pelosi's District.] We've introduced a broad legislative package designed to regain the trust of the American people. We’ve established a tone of cooperation and consensus that extends beyond party lines. [By not Permitting Republicans to offer changes]

Like so many other Americans, today and throughout our history, we serve and have served, not for political reasons, but because we love our country. On the political issues – those matters of war and peace, and in some cases of life and death – we trusted the judgment of our national leaders. We hoped that they would be right, that they would measure with accuracy the value of our lives against the enormity of the national interest that might call upon us to go into harm’s way.

We owed them our loyalty, as Americans, and we gave it. But they owed us – sound judgment, clear thinking, concern for our welfare, a guarantee that the threat to our country was equal to the price we might be called upon to pay in defending it.

The war’s costs to our nation have been staggering. Financially. The damage to our reputation around the world. The lost opportunities to defeat the forces of international terrorism. And especially the precious blood of our citizens who have stepped forward to serve. [What about the cost of failure? The cost of failure caused by the DEMOCRATS and Liberal US MEDIA doing everything possible to prevent victory. The intentional leaking of LEGAL programs designed to protect the country. The constant undermining of the American Military by promoting any and all bad news while ignoring all the good that our troops have done in Iraq and Afganistan.]


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