Morning Links, 1/25/12 (State Of The Union Edition)

“Usually at this point in a presidential career, you’re talking about programs and accomplishments… but after three years he has very little to point to.” (Marco Rubio)

State Of The Union Speech: An Obama Rerun? (Hot Air)

“After three years, it’s time to admit this president is a great orator and skilled politician but as a national leader, he has failed. Mr. Obama was elected to turn the economy around but hasn’t, and it’s time for a change.” (Pete Morici)

Fact Checking the State Of The Union Speech (Fox News)

“This should have been a serious speech addressing the economic problems facing the United States. Instead it was a laundry list of half-baked proposals designed to appease the Left.” (Nile Gardiner)

More SOTU Fact Checking (Washington Post)

“It all adds up to an attempt to shift the political conversation away from reality…If tonight’s speech was indeed a preview of his election-year pitch, he’s going to have some problems.” (Yuval Levin)

Obama misquotes Lincoln, misses the point (Big Government)

“If Obama really wanted, as he says, a society in which ‘everybody gets a fair shot,’ he would work to shrink government so that the sphere of freedom could expand. Instead, he expands government and raises taxes on wealthier people, as though giving politicians more money were a way to make society better.” (John Stossel)

“Obama has done nearly everything he wanted. That’s the problem.” (The Wall Street Journal)

“With all due respect to the president, some of us are not stupid. The state of the union is not good. We want common-sense solutions. That’s how we do it outside of Washington, and we happen to believe we need more common-sense solutions inside of Washington.” (Herman Cain)

The Decline And Fall of Liberalism (The American Interest)

“The President’s grand experiment in trickle-down government has held back rather than sped economic recovery. He seems to sincerely believe we can build a middle class out of government jobs paid for with borrowed dollars. In fact, it works the other way: a government as big and bossy as this one is maintained on the backs of the middle class, and those who hope to join it.” (Mitch Daniels)

Obama fudges his energy numbers (The Gateway Pundit)

“Obama isn’t interested in the truth about why a mission succeeds or fails. He’s interested in using the prestige of the military to justify the nanny state. The fact is that if the military is in some respects an example for us, it’s not an example that speaks in favor of contemporary liberalism.” (Bill Kristol)

 

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