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Past Versus Future: A CPAC/State of the Union Comparison [VIDEO]

Past Versus Future: A CPAC/State of the Union Comparison [VIDEO]

So who is really “winning the future” these days, Republicans or Democrats?  In a stark contrast, a new video compares rhetoric as leaders of the two parties discuss plans for the future and provide each party’s vision for the country.

Via the Caucus:

[T]he Democratic Party offered a Web video that contrasts the rhetoric from CPAC to President Obama’s State of the Union address last month.

The video shows Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, calling for an end to the Department of Education. And it shows the audience at CPAC cheering the idea of opting out of Social Security.

It then shows Democratic lawmakers talking about Democratic efforts to increase jobs in the country and President Obama talking about the nation’s optimism and drive to “do big things.”

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10:25AM PDT on May 5, 2011

Sue T and Lynn C more trolls

12:38PM PST on Feb 20, 2011

So Obama says America is made up of people who work and strive to be better which is true. What does government have to do with that?
Is it not up to the individual to be responsible for their future? Is this not what this country was and is based on? So more government programs is helpful how?

9:37AM PST on Feb 20, 2011

PS, can someone vouch for me so I can give Green Stars too? I would have overloaded the system with them in this thread if I could. It warms my heart to see so many stand up for those who can't.

9:34AM PST on Feb 20, 2011

Mr. West. your comments are extremely offensive. I get Social Security SSI and I get Medicaid. Despite the fact that I live in one of the most expensive counties in the country, I do not apply for food stamps to supplement the huge sum of $697 a month that I receive, because I wish to put no more burden on the gvt than what I already have. I would love to go back to work, and so would every other person I know who receives some sort of aid from SS. I live with 24/7 full body pain. I am a survivor of polio, and have gotten Post Polio Syndrome. I also have fibromyalgia, multiple ortho problems that sometimes hurt worse than the allover pain from PPS and FMS, for which I had to suffer 2 horrible surgeries on my spine in the quest to ease the pain. And I had 2 terrible mental breakdowns resulting in suicide attempts in one year because I also have multiple mental health issues mostly stemming from childhood abuse. I was forced to give up my profession because of all this. So before you start mouthing off about people, make sure you know whereof you speak.

10:54AM PST on Feb 18, 2011

We the people are not organized enough to send a clear message. I truly do think a combination of progressives and centrist should get together to put together our grievences, soltions and action items. Then we need to use the social media, media and peaceful large gatherings to bring those things to the forefront. We are not doing a good job of getting our desires heard or perhaps more importantly felt.

We (some of us) just gave the House some very radical members for two years. We can't afford to wait until they do their damage, we can't afford to wait for the next election two years from now. Our voice must be heard. We need progressive and centrist leadership to organize the people...we must be heard before this country is ruined.

4:52AM PST on Feb 18, 2011

SameO - sameO. What we voted for with Obama has been pretty obviously a joke. Just better speeches, more elegantly delivered. (Oh yes, I do think about what it would have been like if McCain and Palin had won)...but none the less, our rights have not been restored, our economic situation bettered, our public and personal safety increased, our environment improved...the truth is they have all gotten much worse and show no signs that real improvement is even on the agenda.
What is the most hopeful is the things that people are doing at the grassroots level, and what would be really hopeful is that a candidate(s) would come up from this level.

10:26PM PST on Feb 17, 2011

CPAC= Certified Public AHoles Committee.

2:55PM PST on Feb 17, 2011

Too many ism labels to make useful discussion possible. Less pigeonholing would help.

2:26PM PST on Feb 17, 2011

If you people need to hear this over and over again, then you are not worth this effort.... Both the Democrats and the Republicans are engaged in a practice of FALSE HUMAN RIGHTS and FAKE SOCIAL JUSTICE, because, the LAW and its POLICIES are only EXECUTED through thier FRAUDULENT, CRIMINAL, CHEATER'S MIND. Now stop talking, and start doing something. Since you can't you learn anything, maybe you can copy the people of Egypt.

2:26PM PST on Feb 17, 2011

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