Jan 28 2008

God Bless You President Bush – A Great SOTU Address

Published by at 10:30 pm under All General Discussions

America is blessed – very blessed. We have had an amazing leader who believes in the wisdom of ‘we the people’. Through 7 years of attack from within and without. from across the aisle and from those too obsessed with purity in his party, President Bush has been a stalwart gentleman who has maintained dignity and honor for his office as those around him have collapsed into angry rants. The nation is going to miss George W Bush.

His SOTU speech tonight was probably his best. And it rested upon 7 years of accomplishments only his enemies, in hopes of diminishing him, will never recognize. He has shown that being a lame duck with a veto pen is a might powerful position to be in. He has promised to veto tax increases and uncontrolled earmarks. He will direct no efforts be spent on earmarks that had no debate or public vote in Congress.

He has set the standard and no one in a Congress with half the approval rating he has is going to succeed in fighting Bush on this issue. He is using his political capitol as he should – fearlessly and with force of conviction. No new taxes and no hidden pork. The nay sayers will say what they will, they must find excuses not to believe because hope in failure – our President’s failure – is all that props them up.

The other area he was incredibly strong on was Iraq and maintaining our hard fought successes. Again, a Congress that is so out of favor dares not squander our efforts – paid in blood and treasure – for cheap political gain. Not if Nancy and Harry wish to be in the majority again next year. Bush forced them to commit to success, to resist risky and impatient draw downs, and to fund out troops’ needs. As Dems sat on their hands on too many issues of common ground to Americans they cemented their image as supreme surrender party, the ones who hold their noses to support our troops.

Bush is a maestro. He even jabbed the Amnesty Hypochondriacs – which was a boost to McCain. And as only a true pro-life President would he called for the ban on experimentation patenting and cloning of human beings. As The Anchoress has noted before, he is the most pro-life president we have ever had and will see for some time. We should all be grateful for the dignity he has bequeathed this nation by his own dignity when it comes to the miracle of life.

The hyper-partisans left and right were thrust into bold relief tonight by a man who spent 7 years finding progress and making things happen. To the crowd which equated compromise as being a traitor (so were dems traitors to support our war efforts after 9-11?) he is their bane. He is the man who makes great things happen with out belittling others. We will miss you George W Bush. You brought honor and dignity to us, even though too many left and right were unable to (a) recognize this and (b) build upon it. While some refuse to see your gift and in fact work to destroy it many, many more do see it and will work to build upon it. We are the RINOs and DINOs and independents – and we are not beholding to party, we give our pledge of allegiance to America.

We will keep the State Of The Union strong.

34 responses so far

34 Responses to “God Bless You President Bush – A Great SOTU Address”

  1. Whippet1 says:

    Beautifully said…

    And I’m a conservative who loves this President and his family and appreciates the sacrifices they have all made. Where would we have been without him? Thank God he was here. Where will we be without him? He was my Governor first and then my President…I’m really going to miss him.

  2. AJStrata says:

    Thanks Whippet – that means a lot.

    Yes, we will miss him, like we miss Reagan. The grass is always greener…. until you go to the other side.

  3. lurker9876 says:

    He was my Governor first, then my President. I’m with you guys on this one. I was so grateful that Bush won in 2000 and I’m still grateful to this very day.

    I hope that many Republican and independent voters will end up voting against the Democrat nominee in November.

  4. kathie says:

    Here, here AJ. I appreciate this President for his honor, dignity, vision and love for our country. He is truly a fine man. We will miss him.

  5. Rich says:

    I’m glad to agree with you 100% on this. Strength and determination in difficult times are skills that are in short demand today. We have a president with them. Thank God! Take that, Peggy Noonan and Rich Lowry.

  6. lurker9876 says:

    So is Vice Cheney. I have not regretted my votes for them both times either. Both are truly fine men. Many of us will miss him. As an hindsight, I think many lefties will end up missing him.

    Live long and prosper, Bush and Cheney.

  7. AJStrata says:

    Rich – that was funny. You think Noonan and Lowry will get it???

  8. VinceP1974 says:

    If Bush keeps pushing Israel to surrender to Palestinians, then in the end , none of this matters because our fate is linked to theirs.

    If he doesn’t understand this by now, then we’ve been disasterously misled.

  9. lurker9876 says:

    No, fraid not.

  10. lurker9876 says:

    I am guessing that Bush understands privately but can only hope to have achieved something. This is one of the areas that he has become weak on. However, I am still grateful that he won in 2000 fairly and remains our president for two full terms.

  11. Whippet1 says:

    It has always struck me as so odd- the hatred towards President Bush.

    He is always accused of being the opposite of what he really is. He really is a rather simple man. And I don’t mean lacking in intelligence. He is kind, soft spoken, warm and very charming. And he has character. That’s my top quality in a President.

    It’s so sad that just because some didn’t like his ideology they felt a need to crucify him at every turn. Couldn’t they just not like his ideology but still like the man? I don’t remember another elected official in this country having to endure the hatred spewed at this gentle man. How difficult that must have been for his entire family to hear. I don’t know how he withstood it all except that he has a strength that many could only hope to have.

    I hope his Post-Presidential years offer him some rest and peace. He’s earned it.

  12. BarbaraS says:

    I’ll bet he won’t push himeself into the forefront like some other former presidents. I’ll bet he won’t trash the new president at every turn like they do right in front of him. He has class which the other two don’t. Those two are not the wonderful statesmen they think they are.

    I have alwasy supported Bush and have thought he was a wonderful president. The problem with some on the right is that they don’t understand no president can get everything he wants. There is such a thing as compromise. We elected this man to lead us and the right want to direct him their way ignoring the other half of the country. If you look at his accomplishments you will see that he done a lot. Much more than I expected with the prima donnas in congress on both sides of the aisle.

    I firmly believe he will go down in history as a vilely beleagured president who accomplished great things in spite of the media, congress and his own party.

  13. wiley says:

    Some flattering words from AJ & Whippet on President Bush — I totally agree. On balance, I think his presidency will go down as one of the better ones, maybe great depending on how the ME plays out. Although I’m a dissenter here sometimes, it’s just on a couple issues (illegal immigration being the biggest) and I don’t agree with the “purity” talk & some of AJ’s analysis, but I do like Bush and agree with the statement that he has been the greatest pro-life president in recent memory (ever?).
    It really has been disappointnig & disheartening to hear and see the contempt and hatred and vitriol on display, daily, against our president. Of course, it all goes back to the 2000 election — the dems, the left, the elites, the MSM just can’t accept that Bush won fairly, and then it put them over the top when he beat Kerry.

  14. Whippet1 says:

    I think most on the right still support President Bush. You’ll always have some who throw a temper tantrum when they don’t get everything they want but most people have more common sense than that.

    How can you look in your children’s eyes and not appreciate the President and all of the Military who has kept them safe? I’ll never understand those who don’t.

  15. Whippet1 says:

    I think what put them over the top was believing President Bush was this stupid cowboy and then realizing too late how wrong they were. They’ll never admit it but he has outsmarted them at every turn and they have “misunderestimated” him at every turn. Pretty funny from the ones who think they’re so elite!

  16. The Macker says:


  17. wiley says:

    Yes, “misunderestimated” will fondly and forever be associated with Bush, and give a smile to many of us.

  18. Terrye says:

    I am proud of the president and it is too bad that people on the left who think he is Hitler and people on the right {like Vince} who think he is too soft can not appreciate what a strong and decent man he is.

    Vince, the president is not pushing any kind of surrender from the Israelis. He is without a doubt the most proIsraeli president we have ever had. He is pushing peace, because that is what is in the best interest of Israel.

  19. Mark_for_Senate says:

    Good post AJ. I agree completely that GWB has had a good run and has accomplished a great deal under very diverse circumstances and upheld the honor of the office the entire time. We will be lucky to get such a man as President again!

  20. VinceP1974 says:

    The Palestianians fire rockets at Sderot nearly every day for the past few years. “Peace” is not in the best interest of Israel.. every concession emboldens the jihad-motivated HAMAS and Fatah terror groups as it gets them one step closer to destroying the Jewish State.

    And that protents very nasty things in Sunni and Shiite Eschatology… these are motivations and forces you do not unleashed.