AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 1/21/2004 08:11:00 AM ----- BODY: Wictory Wednesday - Last night, the president gave the annual State of the Union address. Some passages you won't hear from a President Dean or Kerry:
Some critics have said our duties in Iraq must be internationalized. This particular criticism is hard to explain to our partners in Britain, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, the Netherlands, Norway, El Salvador, and the 17 other countries that have committed troops to Iraq. As we debate at home, we must never ignore the vital contributions of our international partners, or dismiss their sacrifices. From the beginning, America has sought international support for our operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and we have gained much support. There is a difference, however, between leading a coalition of many nations, and submitting to the objections of a few. America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.
You probably won't hear this, either:
What Congress has given, the Congress should not take away. For the sake of job growth, the tax cuts you passed should be permanent.
Here are the parts of the speech that Democrats made a point of applauding:
The tax reductions you passed are set to expire. Key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire next year.
The Democrats applaud what will end, what will not happen, what will be bad for the average American. Their response to the president's speech was to wallow in more negativity, to point out what was wrong with America. There are some in the blogosphere who say we should allow one or two issues to determine our support for this president, and allow a Democrat to win to "send a message." The Democrats sent their message last night, and it's not one I want to support by doing nothing. Neither should you. Please donate or sign up to be a Bush Team Leader. If you're a blogger, join the list: