Reaction to speech: All talk, no plan

President Bush made big promises with no plan to fulfill them in tonight’s State of the Union address to Congress, according to experts with the Campaign for America’s Future and the Apollo Alliance.


“President Bush’s address proved that he exists in his own bubble. He can’t level with the people on Iraq, and he has no clue about the economy’s effects on working families. As a result, the policies that he proposed on Iraq, health care, education and the economy ignore the realities that we face and only dig our country deeper into the hole.”

–Robert Borosage, co-director, Campaign for America’s Future


“President Bush’s health care proposals are dead on arrival. They will not be taken seriously by the Congress because no proven health expert and few American families believe that a tax credit will help Americans get good health care coverage. The president’s health care proposals are like his rejected plans to privatize Social Security, his health savings accounts and his Medicare prescription drug plan. They benefit the wealthy and the special interests, leaving the rest of us on our own.”

–Roger Hickey, co-director, Campaign for America’s Future


“Like on Iraq, President Bush isn’t listening to the American people on energy independence. The president convinced us that we have an energy problem, but he hasn’t convinced us that he has a solution. He defined a bold goal, but needs to give us the tools to reach it. Members of Congress from both parties have proposed legislation that goes farther than what the president put on the table. President Bush could be leading this march, but instead, he is falling to the back of the line.”

–Jerome Ringo, president, Apollo Alliance


  1. I made it until about 9:53, when he said “nucular” for the first time. By then I was tired of talking back to the TV and using so much bad language in front of my children, so I turned it off. Truly, he has not the slightest clue.

  2. Ray

    The SOTU Speech tonight was enough to make one sick. The Decider making unrealistic statements followed by standing ovations by the minions. That smirk of his got to me and then he starts introducing these people who have had unique experiences, including a hero soldier in a clever play to distract and distort his real agenda and direction for america.

    What a hollywood production.


  3. dionysis

    The SOTU propaganda exercise was pretty much as expected. Diversionary, unresponsive, arrogant and unrealistic. And of course complete with his unceasing efforts to meld Iraq into the ‘war on terror’. No one but the ignorati believe anything this incompetent clown says. The majority of Americans believe (correctly) that Bush has no credibility at all. How could he? The only difference noted in his performance last night was a general lack of that irritating smirk, although it did creep in occasionally. Jim Webb ripped Bush a new orifice, and conveyed more intelligence and integrity in his brief rejoinder than the entire Bush White House could muster.

  4. jim

    Obviously we have another white house sex scandal…Michelle Bachmann had her hands all over the President as he came and went from the chamber. My my….and with Laura in the house. No shame at all..come on Michelle…keep it a little in the background huh?

  5. Judy DiGennaro

    Your posts are such comfort to me trapped as I am in the Midwest with liberals reluctant to declare their loyalties..Thank you.

  6. Vi

    Mr. Bush is blinded by alcohol, stupidity and greed. He couldn’tlead anyone anywhere except into the ditch.