SOTU: Reaganesque or More Obamaisms?

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SOTU: Reaganesque or More Obamaisms?

(http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/user/ReaganFoundation#p/c/59C8B64D094383C4/3/TdMTTlpfNP4)In January of 1984, President Ronald Reagan used part of his State of the Union Address (http://reagan2020 NULL.us/speeches/state_of_the_union_1984 NULL.asp) to promote the freedom to acknowledge God in public schools:

[E]ach day your members observe a 200-year-old tradition meant to signify America is one nation under God. I must ask: If you can begin your day with a member of the clergy standing right here leading you in prayer, then why can’t freedom to acknowledge God be enjoyed again by children in every school room across this land?

America was founded by people who believed that God was their rock of safety. He is ours. I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our side, but I think it’s all right to keep asking if we’re on His side.

You can watch the video of the 1984 Address here (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/user/ReaganFoundation#p/c/59C8B64D094383C4/3/TdMTTlpfNP4).

What a difference 26 years makes. President Obama will give his first SOTU Address tonight, and the advance reports indicate he is going to try to “refocus” on education and creating jobs (http://www NULL.foxnews NULL.com/politics/2010/01/27/obamas-state-union-speech-signals-shift-health-care-jobs-education/).

How likely are the deeply divided and struggling American people to hear that “God is our rock of safety” instead of the “almighty” federal bureaucracy? (Dear Mr. President: One actually IS eternal, while the other only aspires to be.) Or how likely is it that a plug for prayer in schools will sneak into Obama’s speech?

What we are likely to hear read from the TelePrompTer, however, are these words, neatly and conveniently arranged for your entertainment value:

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Thanks to this handy BINGO style card, you can track the most anticipated phrases that usually make an appearance (or several) in any Obama speech.

Now you don’t have to agree with every phrase to enjoy tallying them up! You won’t win any money by playing this BINGO, but I can assure that there are trillions of your taxdollars at risk!

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  1. Milam (http://n/a) says:

    Didn’t (but maybe should have) expect to hear a railing against the SCOTUS. At least he (Obama) gets to eat some crow. Remember he said, “That’s not true,” when someone called him a liar? I wonder if we’ll get an apology from Obama this time?

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