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Transcript, Republican Response


Why won’t you do what we want you to?”

god bless America...


Some perspective on the state of the union. From the Treasury Department.


Romney Wants to Know Pelosi's Secret

Romney Wants to Know Pelosi's Secret

Mitt Romney told Fox News that he wished he knew what Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hinted she knows about Newt Gingrich that would derail his presidential bid.

Said Romney: "I wish I knew what that was. I'd tell people what it is right now."


"Where have you been these last three years, Mr. President? Welcome back"

From: Gloria Feldt, the former head of Planned Parenthood:
Best line of the speech IMHO: **Fight obstruction with action.**

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been a harsh critic of Obama’s leadership or lack of it since he took office, not because I supported Clinton (which I did but I got over it), but as someone who understands the responsibilities of a chief executive to create meaning, articulate a vision, and put forth an agenda for people to work from. From the time he was elected until now, his vision kept shrinking rather than expanding and his penchant for appeasing even the unappeasable has been nothing short of maddening.

That unwillingness to put a stake in the agenda ground left the Democrats in Congress adrift. The result has been that even when Obama scored accomplishments such as heath reform, it never felt like a victory. Because it was never clean cut, never a righteous fight.

But I have to say he knocked it out of the ballpark tonight in his State of the Union Address. His energetic delivery, piquant story telling, and frequent appeals to the highest American values made me remember the Obama I voted for in 2008 and thought had disappeared entirely.

It was brilliant to start and end with foreign policy and homage to the military, whose selflessness and teamwork contrast so sharply with the circular firing squad that is Congress. “Imagine what we could achieve if we all had the selflessness of the troops.”





EXCLUSIVE: Romney Profited From Mortgage Lenders Foreclosing On Thousands Of Floridians

A ThinkProgress examination of Mitt Romney’s presidential personal financial disclosures from May 2011 reveal that the former Massachusetts governor and his wife own or owned millions of dollars worth of a Goldman Sachs investment fund invested heavily in mortgage-backed obligations. And the current owners of those mortgage debts began foreclosure proceedings against thousands of Floridians.

way more:

Santorum Tells A Mother Her Gay Son Is Engaging In Unhealthy Activity That Govt Should Not ‘Promote’

Santorum Tells A Mother Her Gay Son Is Engaging In Unhealthy Activity That Govt Should Not ‘Promote’
By Igor Volsky on Jan 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

Rick Santorum railed against the LGBT community at a campaign stop at Community Christian Academy in Stuart, Florida on Tuesday, telling a woman that her gay son engages in unhealthy activity that the government should not “promote”

“Everybody in America should have the same rights, and I would agree with that,” Santorum said. “Everyone in America should have rights that are endowed to them by the Creator, those are unalienable rights. And your son, just like everyone else here, has those unalienable rights.”

But, Santorum said, “There are certain things that government does that gives people privileges in order to promote activity that are healthy for society and are best for society. And those things we promote would give people advantages or benefits, government benefits because we think that is healthy activity. Mothers and fathers coming together, forming healthy marriages, having children and raising those children. Every American child has the right, and the government should support the right to have and know their mother and father and be raised by their mother and father.”


Great idea for Mitt to release his tax returns today. True stroke of genius.

Because who could have predicted
President Obama would make the Buffett Rule a centerpiece of his speech?


Kucinich: Corporations can legally buy elections


“One of the biggest stumbling blocks to America’s economic recovery is corporations can legally buy elections and then influence policies which move millions of jobs out of America, which escape taxation by off shoring profits, which cash in on wars, which press military industrial spending through the roof,” he said on the House floor.


Obama’s State of the Union speech: Confrontation wrapped in Kumbaya

Obama’s State of the Union speech: Confrontation wrapped in Kumbaya

Even in his tone — a forceful and energetic delivery — made clear that Obama had a simple message for Republicans: Game on.

The State of the Union speech then was in keeping with the rhetoric coming out of this president and this White House dating back to the payroll tax cut extension fight late last year.

It seems as thought the debt-ceiling fight, which Obama described as a “fiasco”in his address tonight, convinced him once and for all that the only way to effectively deal with Republicans was show them that he was willing to talk tougher and push harder than they were.


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