Former presidential adviser Karl Rove said Monday President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech tonight will be “completely political” and will not directly or effectively deal with the economic crisis — or other critical issues — currently facing the nation.
“What he is going to do tomorrow night? He is going to [use the phrase] middle-class — until you about want to get sick the next time he says it — in fact, please let’s not having drinking games based around the phrase middle-class — or we’re going to have a lot of drunk people in America tomorrow night,” Rove told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “Second of all, he’s going to talk about how the wealthy are not paying their fair share of taxes and how they need do just a little bit more and everything will be all right.
“Third, he is going to talk about things he is going to do to solve the economic problem and . . . he’s demanding that Congress pass these things. There are things he knows he can't get passed the Democratic Senate let alone a Republican House. Look, this is a completely political speech this year. We saw one last year that pre-staged this,” Rove said. “If the year before your re-election [he] gives a political State of the Union, it is a sign you are not serious about policy — you are all about politics — and why should he change this year,
“Remember the subject of last year — remember the three big things he was going to do in the last year: high-speed rail, high-speed internet and quote, ‘countless green jobs,’” Rove continued. “None of those worked — especially that last one doesn’t look too good after Solyndra went bankrupt with half a billion dollars of taxpayer money in it.”
Hannity asked about the fact the Democratic Senate has not passed a budget in 1,000 days. Rove replied: "This is not how you ought to run a government."
“It’s the Democrats’ Senate that is simply letting the government run from resolution to resolution,” Rove said. “Now there is something else that happened today: The president announced that he will not meet his statutory requirement of submitting a budget as required under the 1974 Budget Act on the first Monday in February.
“Generally, a president in the first year will issue a place holder — but this president didn’t issue a place holder in 2009, didn’t do it in '10, got it in '11 and now he has announced in '12 he’s not going to do it,” he continued. “So three out of last four years, he didn’t get the job done — this is ridiculous — the president has a responsibility to meet the statutes and he is not doing it. Let alone the Senate passing a budget and . . . both of them are Democrats.”
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