Video: The REAL response to the SOTU address

posted at 3:40 pm on January 27, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Say, do you remember the President giving some sort of speech on Tuesday night? Me neither… I was going to watch it, but I’d DVR’d the last three weeks of Full Throttle Saloon and simply had to catch up. But I did manage to catch the text and the replay the next day. And like many of you, I’m sure, you may have noted a response to the address by Mitch Daniels. It wasn’t bad, but perhaps you found it a bit lacking in vim and vigor. How about that Tea Party response from Herman Cain? Still not good enough for you? Well, we’re prepared to give you one more bite at the apple.

A separate conservative response was delivered by Ben Shapiro. In case you’re not familiar, Ben is the author of the national bestsellers, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth (WND Books, May 2004), Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future (Regnery, June 2005), and Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House (Thomas Nelson, 2008). Following is Ben’s response on video, followed by the text of his remarks. We provide this without comment for your consideration. Enjoy.

THE CONSERVATIVE STATE OF THE UNION

Good evening, my fellow Americans. I’m not going to take an hour of your time, or half an hour of your time, or even fifteen minutes of your time. I’m going to take less than ten minutes to explain the state of our union, how we got here, and how we get out.

My fellow Americans, the state of our union is critical. We are so deeply in debt that within the decade, we will be spending more in interest on the debt than we will on our military budget. That’s just the interest, not the actual debt. By 2015, we will be paying for the entire Chinese military budget, since we owe them so much money. What have we gotten for all this cash? We certainly haven’t gotten jobs – nearly half of all working-age Americans are either unemployed, underemployed, or have dropped out of the labor force entirely. The real unemployment rate is somewhere near 11 percent, not 8.5. The economy, to put it politely, stinks, and we all know it.

Spending vast quantities of money hasn’t given our children a good education, either. Thanks to the teachers unions, which effectively bribe politicians all over the country to keep bad teachers employed and tenured, American children rank 14th in the industrialized world in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math. There are plenty of jobs available in America, in places like Silicon Valley – but we don’t have enough qualified people to fill them, because our education system has been bought and paid for by the greedy and perverse teachers unions. And while President Obama talks about everybody needing to stay in school and go to college, if our schools are terrible, all we’re doing is prolonging their uselessness.

And all that money we’re spending isn’t making the world safer, either. China is building up its military. Russia is actively undermining us. Both those countries are extending their spheres of influence to South America. Our allies like Britain and France are rightly angry at us – and our treatment of Israel has been utterly shameful. In the Middle East, Iran is developing nuclear weapons and threatening to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, and we’re pretending that the international community is united behind us, even as Russia and China stonewall all action; Libya and Egypt and Tunis have fallen to Islamists; the Jew-haters in the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have been emboldened; Bashar Assad is murdering his own people en masse; Iraq is spiraling back into chaos; Pakistan is a disaster zone; and in Afghanistan, we’re now negotiating with the same folks we toppled after they provided Osama Bin Laden safe haven. Sure, Bin Laden is dead. Great. But pretending that killing Bin Laden solved the Islamist threat is worse than wrong. It’s reprehensible, because it gives us the same sense of false security that led to 9/11 in the first place. Meanwhile, we slash the military budget.

And things are slated to get worse. In the next year, if re-elected, President Obama will allow the Bush tax rates to expire; he will vastly increase the burdensome regulations that kill business; Obamacare will kick in, destroying our healthcare system in the name of a phantom right that comes with very real duties.

Yes, this is President Obama’s fault. It’s the fault of his radical leftist Democrat allies in the Congress and in the states; it’s the fault of spineless Republicans who cave every time they’re tested.

But ultimately, this is a republic. We elected these corrupt, incompetent, petty would-be tyrants and appeasers. Want to know why our government is out of control? It’s because for close to a century, we’ve lived out of control. We’ve railed against big spending, unless that spending went to our home district. We’ve bashed Congress, then sent the same corrupt and useless officials back to Washington, D.C. We’ve talked about entrepreneurialism, then given the green light to labor unions that stifle innovation, regulators who protect us against a booming economy, and legislators who make their living by pandering to those who don’t work or pay taxes in the first place. We’ve claimed that we care about a moral foreign policy, then shied away from victory. Worst of all, we’ve pretended to care about the Constitution, then called for a government that ignores all Constitutional restraints in the name of “getting things done.” And the “things” our government gets done have cut the heart out of American liberty.

We are now a nation on the brink. We can leap forward into the abyss, or we can move away from the cliff. What we cannot do is stand still. The winds are blowing, and we are swaying on the precipice.

But here’s the good news. Now is a time for clarity. It’s easy to ignore reality when the chasm seems far away. But now when we look down – and it’s a long fall to civilizational irrelevance – the choice becomes clear. We can close our eyes and jump; we can listen to a President who wants to push us from behind, a Congress that nudges us toward the drop, and a media that is desperate to see us take the plunge headlong into the dark night of national decay. Or we can fight back.

And we will fight.

Because we are a nation of fighters. We will not be talked down to; we vow not to heed the words of the so-called experts who expect us to defer to their superior knowledge. They say that the business of running the country should be left to the experts – we say that we are the experts, and we can run our own damn lives, thank you very much. They say trust us – and we say, no, you paternalistic, arrogant fools. You trust us.

This will be a battle for the soul of America. And we will win.

This fight won’t be easy. It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be dirty and it’s going to be chaotic. It will be messy. We won’t all be President Obama’s soldiers, as he fascistically suggested we should be, and we won’t be shills for either party. We won’t be taken in by politicians who tell us they’re going to save us, then tell us to take a leap of faith with them. We’ll rely on ourselves, and on the Constitutional system that protects us. The greatest system ever devised by man. The system that guarantees our right to be free from government, not some phantom right to be taken care of by government. The system that celebrates the friction of free people making free arguments, not a forced unanimity that ends in chains. The system that builds on the individual, not the collective.

What makes our country great is the individual. This isn’t Yes We Can. It’s Yes, You Can! If made free to pursue your dreams, you will succeed, and you will make the world a better place. For too long, we’ve been made to feel that if we do what’s best for ourselves and our families, we can’t do what’s best for the country. The truth is precisely the opposite. Freedom to act in accordance with traditional American values, on behalf of those we love, is the essence of America’s greatness. That greatness doesn’t come from building the Hoover Dam or the national highway system. It comes from us sitting with our families around the dinner table, enjoying the fruit of our labors, celebrating the future of our children. And that future will be bright, so long as we regain the confidence in ourselves that has always made America a light unto the nations.

They say it is always darkest just before the dawn. Sometimes, that isn’t true – sometimes, it’s darkest just before it goes pitch black. It’s up to us whether we choose to bring the dawn, or the darkness. Choose the dawn. The sun of American greatness lurks beyond the horizon. All we have to do is turn around to see it.

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No matter what the media wants you to believe, It’s already a two-man race.
Of the 2,286 total Republican delegates, 1,144 are needed to win nomination. In five (5) States: Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois, Gingrich and Santorum are not even on the ballot. That’s 564 delegates that they cannot get. After South Carolina, only 59 delegates have been allocated to the 4 candidates. Mitt Romney has 39 of those. This means Santorum or Gingrich has to pick up 1,144 delegates from the remaining 1,683. Let’s say that Paul only picks up 20% of the total number of delegates–I happen to believe he will do much better–but let’s pick 20%. That’s 457 delegates for Paul. Add that to the 564 that Newt and Santorum won’t have a shot at and now there are 1,021 delegates that Santorum and Gingrich have no chance of getting. Subtract that 1,021 from the total 2,286 and you’re left with 1,265 delegates. That means that Gingrich and Santorum, one or the other, have to pick up over 90% of the available delegates to get the nomination. So, essentially, we’re down to Paul and Romney. A vote for Gingrich and Santorum is a wasted vote! A vote for Paul is not a wasted vote and may well mean that the next President of the United States will be a man that, for the last 30 years, has never broken a promise, compromised his principles or waffled his position on an issue. A man that still believes that the Constitution of the United States is THE law of the land and that the protection of our individual liberties is the primary reason for the Federal government.

dom89031 on January 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Sniff, sniff. I’m choking up. Where’s Walter C. Scott in full uniform and the backdrop of Old Glory?

Logus on January 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Hear hear!

cmsinaz on January 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Well done, Jazz.

Great thread.

listens2glenn on January 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Fun fact: Ben Shapiro is actually 68 yrs old

Go RBNY on January 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Sniff, sniff. I’m choking up. Where’s Walter C. Scott in full uniform and the backdrop of Old Glory?
Logus on January 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I dunno, but George C. Scott in front of Old Glory, that I recall.

Akzed on January 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Good speech. He needs to polish his speaking skills, but great content.

dczombie on January 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Where’s Walter C. Scott in full uniform and the backdrop of Old Glory?

Logus on January 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Why, he’s right there with Nate Huntsman, of course!

MrScribbler on January 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Why is Mr Shapiro not looking into the camera ?

burrata on January 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I hope he runs for office some day.

NotCoach on January 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM

dom89031 on January 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Well, you got at least part of your information correct.

I don’t know about the other states but you’re correct in that Mr. Gingrich is not on the Missouri Presidential primary ballot. However, Mr. Santorum is.

And by the by, the deadline was Nov. 22 to file.

As it happens, Mr. Santorum’s application was filed an hour before Mr. Paul’s, both on the 21st of Nov. So, either they both decided to wait until the last minute or Mr. Paul could have potentially not found himself on the ballot in Missour either.

So don’t get crowing too much about your high tin-hatter.

Finally, as an aside, Mr. Romney, Mr. Cain and even Gary Johnson all filed to have their name on the ballot on the very first day it was open, on Oct. 25th.

Interestingly, Gary Johnson’s still listed as a Republican on the ballot. The Missouri State Sec. website isn’t always up to date, but it’s probably up to date in this instance.

Logus on January 27, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Nicely done, Mr. Shapiro and Jazz, thank you for posting such a well thought out piece!

dogsoldier on January 27, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Mitt Romney responds: “It’s not worth getting angry about.”

ElectricPhase on January 27, 2012 at 3:53 PM

This is, without question, the BEST SOTU speech delivered this year.

TeaPartyNation on January 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Its a great speech. All themes near and dear to our hearts. The problem is that its light on the HOW TO and he’s preaching to the choir.

He should be running for office. Its easy to make speeches… its a lot harder to fight the status quo and those who fight for it. Don’t tell me…. SHOW me.

thatsafactjack on January 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Imma stay wit Obama cuz he’s gonna gimme some Obama money.

The Rogue Tomato on January 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

dom89031 on January 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Paultard learned to cut and paste. I think you missed spamming a couple threads in the headlines.

Lost in Jersey on January 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM

He should be running for office. Its easy to make speeches… its a lot harder to fight the status quo and those who fight for it. Don’t tell me…. SHOW me.

thatsafactjack on January 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

He’s only 27. Give it some time.

NotCoach on January 27, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Say it! SAY IT!

Anticipation!

Christien on January 27, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Fun fact: Ben Shapiro is actually 68 yrs old

Go RBNY on January 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

From Townhall:
Benjamin Shapiro was born in 1984 in Burbank, Calif. Brought up in the home of two Reagan Republicans, where intelligent conversation about politics and philosophy was encouraged, Ben Shapiro quickly developed into a reasoned political thinker and a powerful writer

VBMax on January 27, 2012 at 4:04 PM

dom89031, I’ve also gone ahead and looked at Illinois’ election website. I might be incorrect, but from what I can see, you’re wrong again on that state.

I’m beginning to wonder exactly where you’re getting your information from? Perhaps Herr Doktor’s old newsletters? /sarc.

Interestingly, Mr. Obama’s name on the primary ballot has an “objection pending” – and he’s the only Democratic Presidential candidate on the ballot so far. Also, Buddy Roemer is on the Republican ballot as are Gingrich and Santorum. Romney, Perry and Paul are as well while Bachmann and Cain are not.

Logus on January 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I dunno, but George C. Scott in front of Old Glory, that I recall.

Akzed on January 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Don’t you mean Sir Walter Scott?

/

Christien on January 27, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I just skimmed the reply, and didn’t see the operative term for why our country is doomed:

Socialism and Socialists.

What should’ve been said is –

America is rotting from within, because almost 1/2 of her voting age citizens are Socialists, who look for the State to nurture, protect and provide for them, for as long as the State does do by taking the hard earned money from other people – you, the taxpayer.

America is rotting, because her President is a Socialist, and because far too many of her members of Congress are Socialists.

America is rotting, because Socialism is rot and Socialism always rots a country – and her people – from within.

Absent an abandonment of State nurture, control, confiscation and class warfare and envy, as fomented by the current President of the United States and Congress – America will fail.

America will fail.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The economy, to put it politely, stinks, and we all know it.

well, too bad this is wrong…Shep is all tingly with the glorious 2.8 percent GDP number (well, yeah, people were hoping for 3)…and dear leader is doing and end-zone dance on the news that the workers’ paradise is here..under the dimcrat leadership

/s

r keller on January 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM

P.S. I never watch an Obama speech.

Who wants to look at the inside of someone’s nostrils, for an hour or more?

OhEssYouCowboys on January 27, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Is he available?
Granny Jan

No Niks on January 27, 2012 at 4:20 PM

that was alright. well worth the 8 minutes.

maineconservative on January 27, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I watched the President’s speech,but it was like deja-vu! Heard it all before. Nice response from Ben Shapiro. Now, even Joe Biden is getting into the act. I am not sure if his latest picture appears that he has had work done or if is actually morphing into a Guy Fawkes mask.

bloggless on January 27, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I only read the text, but damn, this Ben Shapiro guy sure nailed it.

Thanks for posting, Jazz.

Common Sense Floridian on January 27, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Thanx for sharing, Jazz.

Awesome speech. What are we going to call our new party?

stukinIL4now on January 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Thanks Jazz! (Would like more!)

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM

2.8% GDP this swipe with all the fanfare.

2.2% at the next Friday night revised number a month from now.

1.7% in two months as the final number bringing total GDP 2011 to 1%+/-.

jukin3 on January 27, 2012 at 4:37 PM

It comes from us sitting with our families around the dinner table, enjoying the fruit of our labors, celebrating the future of our children.

Ben Shapiro gives a very cogent speech describing the difference in worldview of the Left and the Right.

A few years ago, I saw a bumper sticker admonishing readers to “Focus on your own d**n family” – intended, clearly, as a reproach to Christian conservative groups actively involved in the political process and objecting to some of the items on the Leftist agenda.

My response then, and now, is that I would be only too glad to focus my attention on my own family, if the Left would simply leave us alone so that I could!

AesopFan on January 27, 2012 at 4:45 PM

dom89031

Cut and paste much, pal?

Gothguy on January 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM

dom89031 and Logus

A good starting point/resource for primary info on all states, both parties, and so much more is TheGreenPapers.com.

According to them, Santorum & Gingrich are on the IL primary ballot, also indicated at the IL State Board of Elections web site and backed up by a Chicago Tribune story that they filed on Jan 6.

In IL, the Republican presidential primary is merely a beauty contest. Votes for the presidential candidate do not determine allocation of convention delegates. It’s an open primary and voters vote directly for the delegates, who may or may not list a presidential candidate preference next to their name on the ballot but they’re not legally bound to any candidate, either.

And in MO, the primary has nothing to do with how they allocate delegates. MO uses a state caucus/convention process run by the state’s Republican party.

Sorry to veer off-topic here. Then again, becoming familiar with the variety of primary processes and arming yourself with information on how electing our president and legislative officials works is what Ben Shapiro is referring to when he talks about the Constitutional system we live within and that protects us.

Truth is–the government gets its authority to govern from us, only for decades now our schools, the media and the government itself have brainwashed us into thinking it’s the other way around and that is the threat that we face. We just need to get up out of our complacency and show them who the real bosses are around here in the good ol’ United States of America.

stukinIL4now on January 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM

EXCELLENT RESPONSE TO THE CRAP THAT WAS SPOKEN ON TUESDAY BY THE BIG “O”.

hermitmind on January 27, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Obama, he’s not worth getting angry about.

they lie on January 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Well said. Well done.

squint on January 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Thanks for posting this, Jazz.

That was an excellent response from Ben.

stukinIL4now on January 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Thanks for the link for The Green Papers. Another bookmark!

PatriotGal2257 on January 27, 2012 at 5:22 PM

This was a powerful persuasive speech, but unfortunately, to those familiar with some of the problems facing our nation (from both liberal and conservative perspectives), some of Mr. Shapiro’s claims are barely passable. For example, Mr. Shapiro states “Thanks to the teachers unions, which effectively bribe politicians all over the country to keep bad teachers employed and tenured, American children rank 14th in the industrialized world in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math.” While I have no doubt that “bad teachers” help American kids score so low, Mr. Shapiro can’t seriously be claiming that they are the ONLY CAUSE of these ratings. Then, in the very next sentence, Mr. Shapiro contradicts the whole point of his second paragraph, saying that “there are plenty of jobs available in America, in places like Silicon Valley…” Which is it Mr. Shapiro? Do we have jobs? Or is literally 1/10th of the population of the United States too stupid or uneducated to DO any of these jobs?

To put it bluntly Mr. Shapiro, you spoke from the heart, and not the mind. You took correlative factors instead of causal ones to make your points, and while in essence, I agree with your assessment of the state of our union, your methodology in persuading others to our cause reeks of the same false rhetoric and distortion that liberals use to trick people into voting Democrat. Why make grandiose statements that simple logic can pick apart when the FACTS by themselves make a stronger argument?

So in the future Mr. Shapiro, leave the rhetoric at home and stick to the facts. Or at least do a better job writing your speech so that you don’t contradict yourself.

eyesights on January 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Boom! Nailed it!

Now to get more conservative in Congress and make it happen. We’ll have a moderate at best in the White House at the end of this year but it’s better than what we have now.

Yakko77 on January 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

A lot of conservatives don’t realize how passionate we younger folks are about this stuff. That is what gives me an inexhaustible hope for the future. The young left is mostly flabby and dogmatic. The young right is dynamic and creative. They make paper mache statues and sit around uptwinkling each other as they recite endless paens to the state. Meanwhile we’re busting their leaders on hidden camera and setting brushfires of liberty in the minds of the people. We are the counterculture.

You can have your Romneys and Gingrich’s. Give me an army of Shapiros and O’keefes. We will win.

Nom de Boom on January 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Didn’t get past the first 30 seconds, I hate videos and commercials where they film from the side. It’s just stupid. You want to make a point, look straight into the camera and make the point in an educated manner, like Bill Whittle. Then we can see your face and connect.

Thank you for the transcript! Like the points in it.

LifeTrek on January 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I dunno, but George C. Scott in front of Old Glory, that I recall.

Akzed on January 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM
Don’t you mean Sir Walter Scott?

/

Christien on January 27, 2012 at 4:09 PM

No, I think he meant Randolph Scott.

RickB on January 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Well! THAT is more like it. But…

Mr. Shapiro, you’ve issued a call to arms and to action. But words are cheap. Will you prove to be as much a leader as he currently is a pundit? I fully expect to be disappointed. But we need a leader. Not some tired, worn-out cynic like me, or some self-important bloviator like Newt Gingrich (sorry, I lived through the Clinton years – I just cannot trust Newt) and not some professional politician cringing before the Drive-By Media like Mitt Romney.

I want a President – man or woman – who UNDERSTANDS why American individualism is a better and stronger philosophy for the United Sates than this thinly-disguised Bolshevism that the Democrats like to peddle. I want a leader who can throw the Left’s hateful rhetoric back in its face with a mocking smile and show the insincerity and lies at the heart of that philosophy. I want a leader who can take an axe to the federal government. Any agency whose function cannot be found in the Constitution (with some obvious exceptions like the intelligence agencies) should be defunded and disbanded. I want a President who understands the suicidal insanity of paying our deadliest enemies for our oil and who removes all regulative brakes to developing our own energy sources. I want a President who stops all arms sales to other nations except our tried and true allies. I want a president who actively and forcefully advances US interests and who calls China and Russia on their backstabbing, duplicitous behavior, who can tell Pakistan and the other Islamic states that it is time to either go to war or to stop secretly funding and fanning Islamic jihad. I want a President who can speak openly and sharply to these murderers when non-Muslims call them out for their barbarous behaviors. I want a president who weeds out the anti-American influences in the State Department. This department is a disgrace and needs to understand that their one task is to advance American interests and protect and advise American citizens. not to act as a backdoor route for terrorists with the Visa Lottery. I want a President who enforces American sovereignty and stops this dangerous influx of anti-American enemies. I want a president who is forceful and active in pursuing states like California that seek to choose which laws they wish to follow. And finally, I want a president who is not afraid to use American power to defend and advance American interests.

But…who can meet that challenge? History shows that sometimes, the office makes the man as great leaders are forged by great events. It happened to Abraham Lincoln. It happened to Flavius Titus Vespasianus in 79AD. It even happened to one of the most self-serving politicians the country has ever seen – Franklin D. Roosevelt. Can it happen again? Barack Obama has proven he is an empty suit – a facade that thinly covers only a towering arrogance, a great dislike for his own country and a gnawing need for applause. Someone else must step forward. And soon…

StoneHeads on January 27, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I just read the transcript without watching the video. The entire time, I was wondering why this wasn’t what they went with for the real SOTU response. Then I realized it was the Establishment we were talking about.

joekenha on January 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM

A lot of people here have a lot to say.

squint on January 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I like I like!

multiuseless on January 27, 2012 at 6:32 PM

dom89031 on January 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Ok, you’ve got the cut and paste of a huge wall of text down pat… now for something new.

Sentences, paragraph breaks, and something to separate your rant into readable prose instead of a mishmash of text. Someday maybe with practice you’ll be a real comment poster instead of the wooden puppet you are now… we have faith in you Pinocchio.

Of course you missed the logical conclusion of “what happens if nobody gets a majority in the first vote”. You pretend that somehow isn’t allowed or something. But we can cover logic later… first you need to get your post into a format that someone can read it without getting a headache.

Best of luck on that.

gekkobear on January 27, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I liked it.

I just wish we had an actual conservative candidate on the ballot.

Sigh.

TKindred on January 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Shapiro 2016!

plumorchard on January 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM

A lot more accurate than that boring, phony baloney “state of the union” self-serving verbiage of Obama.

BTW Obama makes the list big time of the
10 most corrupt politicians

Chessplayer on January 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I have to say that the one thing that the founders left out of our government system was a body that’s only power is to repeal laws passed by congress. It might have been nice if that had been the Senate.

Count to 10 on January 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Is Ben Shapiro old enough to run for President? He gives me hope for the next generation

NOMOBO on January 27, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Wonder where he got his guts? We need a few million more like Ben.

Terrific – let’s go get them.

MN J on January 27, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Awesome. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

talkingpoints on January 27, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Or is literally 1/10th of the population of the United States too stupid or uneducated to DO any of these jobs?

Yes. Try interacting with someone on public assistance. They could not do jobs in Silicon Valley except custodial services or fast food workers.

talkingpoints on January 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Nice speech. Unfortunately, it has the same problem as the actual republican response……it does nothing to refute the lies told by Obama in his SOTU speech. As a result, those lies are assumed to be true by many of those who watched.

xblade on January 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Sure, stick a needle in my eye. This fumes me that we do not have someone running who talks like Ben. Or this:

America is rotting, because Socialism is rot and Socialism always rots a country – and her people – from within.

Next, you will post an Allen West speech and there will be even more despair.

sdbatboy on January 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

I think we are already past the tipping point. There are too many taking from the public treasury now. The schools have been corrupted and people are indoctrinated rather than educated, so they don’t think, they simply react.

It was a nice run, but the US is at the average age that Republics fail.

Quartermaster on January 27, 2012 at 8:39 PM

No, I think he meant Randolph Scott.

RickB on January 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM

cue Mel Brooks’ choir….

Fighton03 on January 28, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Ben is a national treasure. He and Kurt Schlichter were unleashed on radio last night, and it was nothing shy of orgasmic. This young man has a bright future.

sybilll on January 28, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Or is literally 1/10th of the population of the United States too stupid or uneducated to DO any of these jobs?

eyesights on January 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

If you listen to certain scientific studies these days, they would say a significantly great percent of the population are “too stupid”, since there racist hicks.

Fighton03 on January 28, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Too bad he is too young to run for POTUS.
{o.o}

herself on January 28, 2012 at 3:39 AM

BRAVO!!! (Clap) (Clap) (Clap)

Is he a 1%-er with skeletons in his closet from 10 years ago or more??

Ok, then Shapiro/2012.

askwhatif on January 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I believe the points Sharipo made are valid and to the point. Teachers’ unions have brought education down to the level where most graduates can only do the most menial of jobs.

He did a good job listing the problems currenly facing this world, problems our elected elites are ignoring, problems that need a solution and quickly.

There will be a nasty fight in the days ahead, a fight between truth and falsehoods. As long as truth is shoved to the rear of the bus and falsehoods predominate the news, we will not win. We will degenerate into a third world country.

What this country will look like twenty years from now makes me afraid of the future, very afraid. Only a return to “the rugged individual” will save us. We need more “greedy” people; people who act in the best interest of their family and not in the best interest of those who refuse to contribute, however modestly, to our economic temperature.

gasmeterguy on January 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM