27 January 2010

Calling on Congress

My full thoughts on the President's State of the Union address tomorrow (I usually need a full night to let my mind gel) but for now, this was a solid homerun for Mr. Obama. It was a devastating rebuke to the do-nothing Fascist Republicans and, quite frankly, to the weak-kneed conservative Democrats, calling them out for their refusal to join him in stepping up to the plate to do something - ANYTHING - to bring America out of this Great Recession.

His final thought was spot on:
We have finished a difficult year. We have come through a difficult decade. But a new year has come. A new decade stretches before us. We don't quit. I don't quit. Let's seize this moment - to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more.
UPDATE: The Governor of Virginia, giving the Republican response, claims the federal government is doing too much. Huh? Does he understand what this great nation is going through right now? The typical Republican policies of limited government and deregulation are what brought us to the brink. They've done enough damage. It's time to try something new.