Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Real State Of The Union

That empty suit masquerading as the leader of the free world is going to waste everyone's time tonight delivering another campaign speech his State of the Union address. I assume it will consist of the usual:
  • raise taxes on the evil rich
  • open the borders to hordes of future democrats illegal aliens
  • gut the Second Amendment
  • muslims are our friends
  • obamacare is an unparalleled success
  • conservatives are obstructionist and divisive
I'm sure there's something I've left out (probably dealing with the republicans' war on women and minorities) but that should be the gist of it.

Marcoo Rubio is scheduled to deliver the republican response, but it will get scant coverage, and what little it does receive will fall under the "criticize and ridicule" heading.

So I thought I'd beat everyone to the punch and provide my State of the Union assessment.

Foreign Policy
The Middle East is in chaos. The Arab Spring has deteriorated into an ungodly (ha!) mess.
  • Rioting and civil wars in Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon.
  • Embassies and consulates attacked in Ankara (Turkey), Tripoli, and Benghazi.
  • American citizens in the region kidnapped and killed (including, of course, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya).
Unstable and despotic lunatics in Iran and North Korea have gained access (or are very close) to nuclear weapons and delivery systems.

China basically holds an IOU for our entire country.
National Security
Looming sequestration will decimate our military.
Unrestricted drone strikes against American citizens are now apparently legal.
The (reported) unemployment rate persistently hovers around 8%. The real unemployment rate, which includes those who have given up looking for work, is closer to 15%.
The poverty rate has spiked to 16%. 50 million Americans now officially live in poverty

100 million Americans -- roughly one third of our population -- now receive some form of government assistance.
obamacare is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
Both the deficit and the national debt are spiraling out of control.

The obama administration is doing its best to strip law-abiding Americans of their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms while at the same time running guns to narcoterrorists (anyone remember Operation Fast and Furious?).
I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

So to sum it all up, in my opinion the State of the Union is totally fucked up.


Bear said...

Your opinion strikes me as sadly accurate. Liberals, however, may be confused and disagree.

CenTexTim said...

Liberals live in a perpetual state of confusion. In their world, emotion trumps facts and logic.