Democrats Plan Politics as Usual at the SOTU Address
The Democratic candidate who is contesting the result in Florida’s 13th district will be Rep. Ellen Tauscher’s (D-Calif.) guest at President Bush’s State of the Union address tonight.
Christine Jennings, who lost by 369 votes and is suing in Florida court to re-do the election, has frequented Capitol Hill in the months since now-Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) was declared the winner. She is back this week and has accepted Tauscher’s invitation to the president’s address.
Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin and fellow Leftist protester Ann Wright were in DC today. Don’t count them out from disrupting tonight’s speech.
Retired Army Col. Ann Wright, second from left, and Medea Benjamin with CODEPINK, wait to speak to Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., right, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, during a break between testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations , Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
The BBC reports that President Bush will warn that failure in Iraq would be “grievous and far-reaching”.
The First Lady, Laura Bush, released her guest list earlier.
Here is what is listed for Laura’s guest and basketball great, Dikembe Mutombo:
Dikembe Mutombo is a recently naturalized NBA All-Star dedicated to improving the lives of others. After studying to further his interest in bringing a medical practice back to his native Democratic Republic of the Congo at Georgetown University, he was recruited onto the basketball team and has been playing ever since. Currently playing for the Houston Rockets, he spends his off-season working as an NBA ambassador for African causes. Mutombo’s foundation has funded a large portion of a $27 million dollar hospital opening in Kinshasa, which will be the first new hospital in the Congo in 40 years.
Well, the new majority gave him a nice hand on the way in, anyway.
Nancy Pelosi gave the president a nice introduction, considering what she’s said about President Bush in the past.
7.2 million new jobs.
Keep it moving.
Let’s be fiscally responsible… without raising taxes!
Hillary was not scowling this year, so far.
Earmark reform… Glenn Reynolds ought to be happy (and proud).
Uh-Oh, New health insurance plans.
The White House website has the outline to the SOTU address listed now.
Dean Barnett answers your questions.
Amnesty? Global climate change?
Drudge has a copy of the speech.
To win the War on Terror we must take the fight to the enemy!
Wow! Bush lists the attacks that were thwarted since 9-11!
Bush is talking tough on terror! Gotta love it!
“Free people are not drawn to violent and malignant ideologies – and most will choose a better way when they are given a chance. So we advance our own security interests by helping moderates, reformers, and brave voices for democracy. The great question of our day is whether America will help men and women in the Middle East to build free societies and share in the rights of all humanity. And I say, for the sake of our own security . . . we must.”
“Yet it would not be like us to leave our promises unkept, our friends abandoned, and our own security at risk.”
Democrats sit when Bush speaks of succeeding in the Middle East.
Is Nancy Pelosi biting her tongue?
What a closer:
In such courage and compassion, ladies and gentlemen, we see the spirit and character of America – and these qualities are not in short supply. This is a decent and honorable country – and resilient, too. We have been through a lot together. We have met challenges and faced dangers, and we know that more lie ahead.
Yet we can go forward with confidence – because the State of our Union is strong … our cause in the world is right … and tonight that cause goes on.
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Speaking for the democrats Jim Webb promotes sharing America’s wealth with all.
Socialism is alive and well.
Webb is showing a picture he once slept with(?)
Reckless war… unnecessary war… we are held hostage(?)… lost opportunites to battle international terrorism(?)…-WHO do they think we are fighting in Iraq?
“Economic imbalance” in our country.
…We will show him (Bush) the way!