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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Liveblogging the Presidential Address Tonight

This speech will do two things:

  1. Celebrate the recent, successful elections in Iraq.
  2. Bitch-slap rebut the Dems and the NYTimes for damaging our national security and our efforts in the War On Terror

At least, I would include the 2 item if I was giving the address...

The address will be live-blogged here... Co-Conspirators, set phasers to Fox News Channel

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (37)
Monterey John said...

8:24 EST - MontereyJohn signed on

St Wendeler said...

Roger... Co-Conspirator St Wendeler here.

Any wagers RE a frontal assault on the Dems' strategery?

I say there's a 75% chance of a b!tch slap.

St Wendeler said...

Go Bears!!!!

Wait, wrong channel... Just a second.

Monterey John said...

Good start, he fairly stated the history of this war and the rationale for it.

St Wendeler said...

Nice that he starts off with the rebuttal of the idiotic claims of the Left. I like the folksy style (as do the "Security Moms").

I like how he goes back to the root problem of the differences in the perceptions of the WOT. It's clear that the Left just doesn't get the threat that we're facing.

(The Dems will counter with a "took our eye off the ball by invading Iraq". Unfortunately, that's soooo 2003.)

Brian said...

Great line:

We do not create terrorists by fighting the terrorists....

St Wendeler said...

Glad that he mentioned friendly regimes in Iraq & Afghanistan to assits us in the WOT.

Never mentioned is the fact that Iran sits between Iraq & Afghanistan. It seems that some don't get the "strategery" of establishing friendly regimes in these two countries.

Dems will counter with "HALLIBURTON!!!"

Monterey John said...

I do not like characterizing the war a one against terrorists. It's like calling it a war against infantry. It's a war against militant Islam. Call it what it is for crying out loud.

Monterey John said...

Yes! Celebrate the election!

Brian said...

war against militant islam gets translated as "onward christian soldier"... thats why he can't say "war against militant islam.

St Wendeler said...

Wish he would've said "strategery" just once....

Monterey John said...

It IS a war against militant Islam. Political correctness does not change it. We were not at war against the German armor, we were at war against Nazi Germany.

St Wendeler said...

Did he just mention the optimism of the Iraqi people????

huh?!?

the Dems will counter with "HALLIBURTON!!! NO BLOOD FOR OIL!!!"

Love that he points out the partisanship behind the anti-Americanism, err... unpatriotic, err... defeatism of the Left.

Monterey John said...

Where's the b*tch slap?

Brian said...

"retreat before victory... dishonor..."

Damn you Chimpy McHitlerBurton! Why are you bringing Murtha into this. Oh wait you didn't?

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Monterey John said...

A call to loyalty to country would be appropriate, i.e. directed at the NYT and Dems... and here it comes, thank God.

Monterey John said...

Great close!

St Wendeler said...

"I will make decisions on troop levels..."

Translated from Washingtonian speechifyin' into Texan:
"Hey, Dems - go @#&$ yourself"

My question s this:

Where has this speech been???? Since last year's election, he's been allowing the MSM and their political arm (Dem Party) to take snippets and editoralize everything he says.

As Reagan and Roosevelt found out, there's a reason for Presidential addresses and fireside talks. I don't think his slide in approval would've occurred had he made more of an effort such as this.

(Is this the start of the change in the "narrative" theory, as described by William Safire?)

St Wendeler said...

I'm still here waiting for the analysis from FNC... Anyone covering other channels?

Monterey John said...

Would love to have heard something about you Copperhead SOBs, but that's just me :)

Monterey John said...

Other channels, what channels? :)

St Wendeler said...

Mort Kondracke confirms the fireside chat message.

Oh, wait.... Family guy on Fox, Christmas Blessing on CBS, National Lampoon's Christmas on NBC...Desperate Housewives on ABC... hmmmm

St Wendeler said...

Olberman on MSNBC... what a trainwreck

Brian said...

Hmm.. Good speech. A-/B+ It reads better than him speaking it, but thats pretty typical

St Wendeler said...

Is the Newsweak "bubble" story the reason for this address?

St Wendeler said...

previous comment RE Olberman

Monterey John said...

Agree totally about the delivery, Brian. W can't read a speech to save his life. However, I said the same thing about Ronaldus Magnus.

St Wendeler said...

I agree... a/b. Should've been delivered earlier and more frequently.

Kondrake agrees that Dems will use the "Halliburton" angle RE Iraq War not being part of War On Terror... (to paraphrase)

;-)

St Wendeler said...

Bush should realize that while speeches before the troops, AEI, and appropriate audiences are fine, but nothing reaches the people like a speec delivered directly to them.

Allowing the MSM to mischaracterize his speeches has been killing him...

Monterey John said...

Just went over to Keith Odor-man. As Bugs Bunny would have said, "What a maroon."

Monterey John said...

CNN - oh boy, Biden is on there taking about the NSA wire taps. It's like the President never spoke. These guys are ridiculous.

By the by, this wire tap thing is not good. But I'm not going to let Biden distract me tonight. There's enough time for that tomorrow.

St Wendeler said...

Well, thanks Co-Conspirators for your thoughts. Sorry that the Desert Rat didn't get an invite until it was too late...

BTW, Keith Olberman is such a tool.

Protesters outside the WH being picked up in the background of the MSNBC's coverage by Kelly O'Donnell. They really need to work on their slogans.

Poor lefties... Olberman points out the shouting of the protesters. O'Donnell mentions that it's consistent with our principles of free speech.

(Wait, I thought we lived in a theocratic, fascistic state where Big Brother is targeting our every move?)

Howard Fineman on MSNBC now... Olberman wondering why there isn't a timeline.

(Keith - I think the president addressed that pretty clearly... he's not going to establish a timeline.)

Monterey John said...

Night Chet.

Good night David.

(You guys are to young to remember that.)

St Wendeler said...

Biden now extolling his virtues on MSNBC.

(This guy has NO SHOT at 2008... someone should tell him before he goes too far)

St Wendeler said...

Is Biden drunk? (and not drunk with power, but inebriated...)

btw, previous post was about Biden extolling his own virtues.

Here's the text of the speech

Check out NRO's Corner for their thoughts as well.

St Wendeler said...

Read this by milblogger BlackFive