What a wonderful speaker, and obviously a brilliant man, not to have put himself and his family through the gauntlet of the Presidential primary for Republican candidate for President.
I say that because he would have been ripped from stem to stern like all the other Republicans and if the letter changed to a “D” for Democrat, it would be a magic carpet ride. Nonetheless, Governor Daniels gave a wonderful response and I encourage you to listen.
“It’s not fair and it’s not true for the President to attack Republicans in Congress as obstacles on these questions. They and they alone have passed bills to reduce borrowing, reform entitlements, and encourage new job creation, only to be shot down nearly time and again by the President and his Democrat Senate allies.”
“No feature of the Obama Presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others. As in previous moments of national danger, we Americans are all in the same boat. If we drift, quarreling and paralyzed, over a Niagara of debt, we will all suffer, regardless of income, race, gender, or other category. If we fail to shift to a pro-jobs, pro-growth economic policy, there will never be enough public revenue to pay for our safety net, national security, or whatever size government we decide to have.”
“2012 must be the year we prove the doubters wrong. The year we strike out boldly not merely to avert national bankruptcy but to say to a new generation that America is still the world’s premier land of opportunity. Republicans will speak for those who believe in the dignity and capacity of the individual citizen; who believe that government is meant to serve the people rather than supervise them; who trust Americans enough to tell them the plain truth about the fix we are in, and to lay before them a specific, credible program of change big enough to meet the emergency we are facing.”
I have to say my next bumper sticker is in his response and it is “Government is meant to serve the people rather than supervise them,” amen to that brother, or in the case of the federal government “big brother”!