Wednesday, February 02, 2005
On this day:

State of the Union

In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Bush laid out a bold and substantive agenda that reflects his vision for transforming government's role in the lives of everyday citizens here at home and for tackling the threats to our liberty that come from abroad. In the Democratic response, Senator Harry Reid (D., Nevada) said that the President merely repeated "the same-old ideology that we've heard before — over and over again." Nothing could be further from the truth.

This President's agenda is not the "same-old same-old." No President has dared to propose the level of fundamental reforms to Social Security that President Bush laid out tonight. Likewise, no President has been so forthright in assessing the problems of the Middle East, nor so visionary in contemplating their solutions. The charge that President Bush is simply reading from a faded and worn-out ideological page just doesn't square with the facts.