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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Trending: Mr Obama's First Address To Congress

Mr Obama proffered his wondrous speech before Congress on Tuesday, paving the American way with great and glorious words of positivism, hope, accomplishment and change.

He yielded in great and significant detail, much detail, his numerous plans for implementing that hope and change in order to more properly benefit the Middle Class, the average taxpayer, on whose fiscal back the support of this entire country rests.

Mr Obama delineated with masterful words of the general triumph of America, the salvation of the world that is this greatest nation, this great experiment in progress. He spoke of America's long history of hard work, dedication, courage, honor, bravery, ethics, fidelity, grit and determination. He told us all, in a Reaganesque fashion, that our most preeminent days are ahead of us and that, as with every problem America has faced in the past, we will grasp these days in both hands and confront them head-on.

Our 44th president said he will implement cuts for the taxpayers, using as an example of history the Ronald Wilson Reagan farewell address to the nation on January 11th of 1989:

Common sense told us that when you put a big tax on something, the people will produce less of it. So, we cut the people's tax rates, and the people produced more than ever before. The economy bloomed like a plant that had been cut back and could now grow quicker and stronger. Our economic program brought about the longest peacetime expansion in our history: real family income up, the poverty rate down, entrepreneurship booming, and an explosion in research and new technology. We're exporting more than ever because American industry became more competitive and at the same time, we summoned the national will to knock down protectionist walls abroad instead of erecting them at home.

And like Mr Lincoln and Mr Reagan, President Obama told us that we had to be strong, not just for us as an individual nation, but for the world as well. With threats multiplying and crises on every major continent, Mr Obama committed this nation to a path of national defense, again like Mr Reagan said in 1989:

Common sense also told us that to preserve the peace, we'd have to become strong again after years of weakness and confusion. So, we rebuilt our defenses, and this New Year we toasted the new peacefulness around the globe.

Mr Obama's speech inspired confidence in our economy, confidence in our businesses, confidence in our ability to face adversity head-on and meet or exceed national expectations.

If this be true, then why did the stock market tank again? And Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's response to Mr Obama's address? Remarkably wooden, stultifyingly boring. When will the GOP ever learn to capture hearts and minds? There is nothing wrong with utilizing emotions as well as facts.



Blogger Rustmeister said...

I heard Jindal wasn't up to par last night (didn't watch any of it), but I saw him speak at the NRA convention last year, and he was really good.

Sounds like he was "over handled" like Palin was during the campaign.

Wed Feb 25, 10:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Rustmeister: unfortunately, Palin was over-handled, mishandled and kept chained by McCain. I don't think she'll ever make that mistake again. Jindal -- I can just hope that it was simply a day of his being "off his A-game." I've never seen him speak before and if his response was typical, he needs to keep his Gov job and not look for a larger job in politics.


Wed Feb 25, 10:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

I heard quite a bit of criticism regarding the Jindal response. The substance OF the response was great. Admittedly the delivery was not the best I have ever seen from Bobby Jindal. But you have to remember this, he was not speaking to Republicans and Conservatives only, he was speaking to the nation, the Dems, the hard core libbers, the pro-abortion nuts, the anti-guns cabal, all the assorted moonbats. He had to keep it relatively sedate, otherwise, he would have gone so far over their heads it would have been ridiculous.

Lets face it, last night was NOT Jindal’s best effort at speech making, far from it, but he was head and shoulders above George Bush on GWB’s best day!

Wed Feb 25, 12:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF: I don't disagree in kind with the substance. But we can no longer count on just facts to engage.

We must be not just the Right Message, we must be the proper MESSENGER.


Wed Feb 25, 01:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger Rivka said...

I just left a long comment. I am not sure it took.. Oh well..

Wed Feb 25, 04:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

The media is just a press club for the Obama. It is as reliable and accurate as Baghdad Bob.

Wed Feb 25, 04:58:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Rivka: try. Please leave it again if you can. I would like to read it.


Wed Feb 25, 05:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

You don't need a splendid speaker to sell the message... that is what the Democrats are doing, pushing the cult of personality forward. Republicans need to get on a very few topics and press them each and every day: fiscal soundness, capitalism, the cyclic nature of downturns *never* needing government to *fix* them, and that less government means less intrusion into your life.

Reagan had good ideas, but did not deliver on them. America voted for him and the message and, instead, got a pretty run of the mill Republican that was a very nice guy. The Republican Party, in its elected officials, did not carry through on his goals even after having a decade and more to do so.

You want a great star, a center stage man? Why? Can't a good choir be dazzling in its own right? Of course that will mean getting everyone in the party to get to a few, basic messages and carry through on them... and those who don't need to find a new party. We have seen what electing Republicans who don't agree with the message gets you: minority status and a divided one at that because of those few hanging around. If the Republican Party cannot push a basic set of messages then it doesn't matter who the 'star' is, the party will fail in achieving anything except saying 'no' a lot to those seeking to vest more power in government.

The necrophilia of the Republicans in their party is morbid and becoming disgusting. To those outside the party Reagan was seen as a good man with a message and when he didn't carry through he was still better than the alternative by a long shot. His party didn't back his ideals and never intended to, and drifted to being a big government party... essentially pointed in the exact, same direction as the Democrats. When the party of small government, lower taxes, less regulation, and enforcing the laws of the land shows up, then I will be interested in it.

We don't have one of those right now, and haven't for a couple of decades and it *shows*.

Thu Feb 26, 02:43:00 PM PST  

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