Ron Paul Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

by Ron Paul

Tonight, President Obama once again showed that he does not represent the fundamental change this country needs. Instead of offering solutions to the problems our country faces, the President was intent on delivering a campaign speech, further dealing in the typical Washington political gamesmanship that has gotten us exactly nowhere close to improving the lives of the American people.

In a speech where much of the rhetoric was devoted to job creation, it was strange that President Obama would brag about his job-destroying national health care plan, Obamacare, and the Dodd-Frank bill, which, contrary to the President’s claims, guarantees future taxpayer bailouts of large institutions. Unfortunately, President Obama’s ‘job creation’ policies amount to little more than continuing to allow government bureaucrats to pick winners and losers, which is a recipe for continued economic stagnation.

President Obama claims to want an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. Yet he remains committed to the same old system of debt, deficits, bailouts, and cronyism that created our economic problems. The President speaks of giving us energy independence from unstable nations, yet he refuses to allow the type of development needed to achieve this goal, while at the same time his administration hands out favors to the politically connected – those given to the likes of Solyndra, who fail to produce jobs or energy but succeed in ripping off the taxpayers.

Of course, President Obama refuses to even mention the role the Federal Reserve plays in creating an economic system where some are denied a fair shot or even to support my efforts at bringing transparency to the Federal Reserve. Also not mentioned by President Obama is the very crucial need for reining in spending and balancing the federal budget. What is called by some ‘the greatest threat to our national security’ seems not to be of great importance to this President, although I, like many Americans, believe it to be cause for immediate measures, like the $1 trillion in spending cuts that would take place in my first year as President under my Plan to Restore America.

In the area of foreign policy and civil liberties, President Obama’s rhetoric may be different, but the substance of his polices – as shown by his administration’s defense of the TSA’s treatment of my son, Senator Rand Paul, is hardly ‘change we can believe in.’ No wonder more and more Americans, especially young people, are rejecting the phony alternatives of Obama and establishment Republicans and embracing my campaign to Restore America Now.

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  • Aussie4RonPaul

    Obama has improved the US’s reputation internationally and in the short term has reduced the risk of terrorism.Obama is idolised for having taken out bin Laden after no demonstrable achievement on that front despite the posturing as ‘world’s policeman’ during the 8 years of the Bush presidency. In many countries, the media won’t allow a bad word about Obama. He got the Nobel prize.
    Meanwhile, the Republicans are demonised. The global media blame the Republicans for causing the global financial crisis. They also mock the hunt for ‘weapons of mass delusion’ in Iraq, point to how Saddam suppressed al-Qaida more effectively there than the US did, to how 100,000 civilians have been killed, and to how the Christian population there has been persecuted since the US-led invasion. Etc.
    If Romney or Gingrich were to beat Obama, the US’s name would be mud again, to the detriment of US citizens abroad. It is unfortunate but true that there is a stigma against Mormons and throughout the Christian west outside the US Romney is seen as a whacko fruit cake Mexican who wears ‘sacred underpants’ and believes Jesus lives on planet Kolob.
    Gingrich is seen as a narcissistic sociopath with less sexual morality than Bill Clinton, and no personal integrity.
    You would be drawn into more wars, after having already squandered 4 trilllion dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Can you afford more of this profligate spending?
    How much have you spent on your war on drugs, that could have been better spent?
    Cannabis may contribute to schizophrenia in a sub-population of its users who are genetically pre-dsisposed, but it also delays and slows the progression of Alzheimers dementia. Go through the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. How many of your citizens died early because of your police state, because you did not value liberty, because you did not hhave the scientific research facts when you told them to ‘just say no’, and over decades in your huge population, what was the financial impact of that?
    I can’t believe how much you guys are into big government, big spending, suppression of liberty. You practise state capitalism, on a different model to the Chinese, but it’s still like communism.
    Romney, Gingrich, or Obama would represent more of the same.
    But, to be realistic, how likely are Romney or Gingrich to beat Obama? Would people who usually vote Democrat vote for them? I doubt it. However, given his libertarian stance, many who would otherwise vote for Obama would vote for Ron Paul.
    He is your only hope. And unfortunately it looks like he is going to be beaten.
    For goodness sake, if Romney or Gingrich are constitutionally ineligible, then do something about it.
    You should be hammering the theme over and over again that both Romney and Gingrich could have served your country in Vietnam if they had wanted to, but didn”t. That they chickened out.
    You have some goood TV advertising. But it’s not enough.
    Photos of Ron Paul in his air force officer uniform, and the quote about him from Ronald Reagan should feature prominently in your TV advertising, juxtaposed with references to Gingrich’s and Romney’s records of non-service when they could have served.
    You should be running a negative, as well as positive, campaign, because negative campaigns work. You should be lobbying CNN, and recruiting Murdoch to switch his support from Santorum. You should be recriting Bill and Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffet.
    A Ron Paul presidency would restore your country. It would also be a huge plus for the whole world.
    Please don’t stuff this up.

  • BlackSunshine84

    Why doesn’t Ron Paul speak out about 0bama’s ineligibility? This issue needs to be addressed now because Romney and Santorum might not be Constitutionally-eligible either. And Gingrich is hinting that he will ask Rubio, who we know is ineligible to be POTUS, to be his running mate.

  • Ron Paul is the one for America.

  • jason coberly

    i think we shoud impeach obama just for the whole NDAA stuff alone

  • Peter

    Why still no impeach on Obama who created $1.5T debt per year for generation and generation of Americans to pay off ?

  • Just the Messenger

    “Obama learned his lesson well. I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.” –Letter from L. DAVID ALINSKY, son of Neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky

    Obama helped fund ‘Alinsky Academy’: “The Woods Fund, a nonprofit on which Obama served as paid director from 1999 to December 2002, provided startup funding and later capital to the Midwest Academy…. Obama sat on the Woods Fund board alongside William Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist organization…. ‘Midwest describes itself as ‘one of the nation’s oldest and best-known schools for community organizations, citizen organizations and individuals committed to progressive social change.’… Midwest teaches Alinsky tactics of community organizing.”

    Hillary, Obama and the Cult of Alinsky: “True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties…. Many leftists view Hillary as a sell-out because she claims to hold moderate views on some issues. However, Hillary is simply following Alinsky’s counsel to do and say whatever it takes to gain power.

    “Obama is also an Alinskyite…. Obama spent years teaching workshops on the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began a four-year stint as a community organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the Developing Communities Project…. Camouflage is key to Alinsky-style organizing. While trying to build coalitions of black churches in Chicago, Obama caught flak for not attending church himself. He became an instant churchgoer.” (By Richard Poe, 11-27-07)

  • Dan

    I sure this has been a topic, VOTER FRAUD, can we organized an online protest or send thousands of emails, phone calls whatever to the US Attorney’s office. We need to fix this early and fast or is that there plan just to say” yes there was voter fraud” and move slowly and thoroughly screw this election and address the problem later

  • james kariuki

    I trully pray for the American people having trained there in Texas from Kenya. You must ensure Ron Paul wins this race for the sake of humanity. Without Ron Paul the whole world will lose liberty like it happened in WW2. Please spread the word and do not tire to ensure the revolution is remains alive.

  • Tjb

    I wonder why we haven’t heard more about this, it really looks quite ligit. I wonder why noone investigates this type of thing. I really believe OB shouldn’t even be in the WH to be able to sign our rights away. I also saw an interview with OB where he was discussing the constitution, he said it’s an old document that really doesn’t apply so much these days! I thought this was what he swore to uphold.

    • ignorance

      Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution specifies that, to be President or Vice
      President, a person must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least 35
      years of age, and a resident of the United States for at least 14 years. This is 4 years of a dead debate. If he was not a natural-born citizen of the United States, he would have not be able to run for president!

  • rp2012

    hey Larry Griffin Jr……u mispelled “which” three times….its which not “witch”..dumbass, keep listening to obama and stay dumb, maybe Dr. Paul should take you to school so you can get off the unemployment line!!

  • WE the NWO rigged all voting machines are rigged with 1000 votes in favor of Gingrich please call Diebold and post on twitter the companies are owned by N.wo. Paul won Iowa NH and SC .. take a look at companies who run thelandesreport com/VotingMachineCompanies.htm call Diebold 330-490-4000
    And tell them to piss off Please vote up and repost on twitter, youtube

  • Catherine

    Honestly, The media tells us what we think we want to hear. How can we trust anyone who runs for President? Especially when the Government does what it wants to do anyway? It seems as if the Presidential Position is a fancy title for the governments spokes person. It’s been almost 16 years since we’ve seen the white house actually make a difference for the greater good, without causing any chaos, and since America was at an okay standing! Now and days, if your suspected of being a terrorist in the USA our own country and without evidence, you can be locked up! Where is all of our hard working money actually going? And this country is supposed to be free? Now we have to live life looking over our shoulders waiting for a bomb to drop due to pissing off other countries! I guess we’re all supposed to live in fear acoording to the media. Wheres the freedom in that? What a HUGE difference from only 16 YEARS ago! It also seems it doesn’t matter whether we chose to be a democrat or republican, because eitherway we’re doomed! For example: from Bush to Obama. I really hope Ron Paul can make a change! But again, will Ron Paul be a Government Spokesman, or will he fight to find a way to get the government to cooperate? I guess thats a risk I’m willing to take!

  • I would argue that Mr Paul serilously consider a third party run and then perhaps throw this election into the House of Representatives.Take chances there.The republican Party has become a party of neocons whose foreign policy consists of bullying and violence — wars which are fought by America’s minorities and paid for by the stuggling middle class.

  • calvin

    I would argue that now Ron Paul should serilusly consider a third part bid. Then,perhaps,he might even get equal time on the campaign trail.But even then,I would hope that the election would then go to the House of Representatives and then we take our chances there.

  • Polish people support you

    You can and you must change the world America !

  • Lets let CNN know we’d like some fair coverage of Ron Paul.

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  • steve

    I do not know Ron Paul personally .But i believe in his message and for what he stands for.I have been asleep for 25 years and i am ashamed of myself.NO MORE! lets take our country back! Support Doctor Paul! VOTE

  • I think instead of listening to or Obama or other politicians as most of them cannot or will not deliver what they say, we should monitor actual results on what have actually accomplished which is hardly any.

  • ugo

    i’d rather poke my self in the face with a pencil than waste my time listening to obama