Typical GOP Rebuttal to President's SOU Address
My comments are in CAPS annotated into the original report from Yahoo news, 1/24/12. As usual the arguments are hypocritical and factually inaccurate.
In the Republican response to State of the Union address Tuesday night, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels took aim at Obama for "efforts to divide" the American people and accused the president of obstructing economic growth in the United States. The president spent much of his speech touting his administration's economic achievements and announcing initiatives related to trade." Anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned, doesn't know what they're talking about," the president said at one point in his address .But Daniels, former budget director for George W. Bush, sharply countered that glowing perspective in his response." The president did not cause the economic and fiscal crises that continue in America tonight," . "But he was elected on a promise to fix them, and he cannot claim that the last three years have made things anything but worse: the percentage of Americans with a job is at the lowest in decades BECAUSE GOP BLOCKED JOB CREATION AND WITH GOP POLICIES WOULD BE MUCH WORSE.." Daniels castigated the president for his tactics--saying under the Obama administration the government has "held back" economic recovery BECAUSE GOP BLOCKED FURTHER STIMULUS AND TRIED TO BLOCK QE2 WHICH WHY 2-3% GDP GROWTH OCCURRED . The governor criticized the administration's attempts to build a middle class using "borrowed dollars" and reckless "In three short years, an unprecedented explosion of spending, with borrowed money, has added trillions to an already unaffordable national debt," spending GOP CREATED 12.5 T OF THE 14 T IN US DEBT Daniels said. "And yet, the president has put us on a course to make it radically worse in the years ahead GOP BLOCKING EXPIRATION OF TAX CUTS FOR RICH IS LARGELY WHAT IS MAKING IT WORSE. "Daniels criticized the president for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline project and other energy-related measures Daniels labeled as "extremism" by the Obama administration.GOP RUNS OVER ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION AND CAN’T WAIT 6-9 MO. FOR RESPONSIBLE DECISION ON APPROVAL. After advocating a simplified tax system and lower regulations, Daniels stood up for Republicans in Washington, in contrast to Obama, who RIGHTLY blamed the GOP for obstruction in Washington (though Obama also called out Democrats.)"It's not fair and it's not true for the president to attack Republicans in Congress as obstacles on these questions IT IS TRUE," "They and they alone have passed bills to reduce borrowing, reform MEANING ELIMINATE PER KISSWEB entitlements, and encourage new job creation NO GOP BILLS OFFERED THAT WOULD CREATE JOBS, ONLY PROFITS AND INCOME FOR THE 1%, only to be shot down nearly time and again by the president and his Democrat Senate allies. "Daniels characterized Republicans as the party able to pave a better future for the country.VIA SAME FAILED POLICIES OF GREAT RECESSION. Accusing the president of stoking class warfare has been a hallmark of Republican talking points in recent months, prompted by Democrats' unsuccessful efforts to remove tax loopholes for the country's wealthiest earners last year--ONLY CLASS WARFARE IS THE 1% RIPPING OFF THE 99% AIDED BY THE GOP POLICIES something which Obama doubled down on during his address Tuesday night .Daniels hit that point home:No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us,BY ASKING 1% FAIR SHARE to curry favor with some THE 99% Americans by castigating others. As in previous moments of national danger, we Americans are all in the same boat. ONLY THE 1% ARE IN A DIFFERENT BOAT.