Winston Churchill once said that the American and British peoples were two great nations separated by a common language. In American Politics today, we don't even have a common language anymore. So, in that vein, I present a glossary for understanding the State of the Union Address set for tonight.
Bipartisanship – Do it the Democrat’s way. See Obstruction
Dangerous – Used in conjunction with the Tea Party, this means people who don’t want to spend more than we take in.
Dissent – The highest form of patriotism, so long as it is a Republican President. Otherwise see Racism.
Do Nothing Congress Those members of Congress who are Republicans.
Domestic Energy Program – Stopping the production of energy in this country.
Drastic Cuts – Trying to slow the rate of growth in federal spending to less than twice the rate of inflation.
Ending Medicare As We Know It – Trying to keep the program solvent, instead of just letting it die on its own in seven years when it goes broke.
Fair share – Tax increases. The notion that paying more than anyone else means you are not paying enough.
Green Economy – See Green Energy.
Green Energy – A system whereby tax dollars are funded to campaign donors. Also known as payback.
Jobs Program – Taking money from one group (tax payers) to give to another (unions) to be given to a still third party (Democrats).
Keystone Pipeline – A twofer, it gives oil to China while using Warren Buffet’s Burlington Northern, and at the same time raises the price of gas at home.
Millions of Jobs Saved or Created – A totally made up number that has no relationship to anyone who is out of a job.
Obstruction – Not doing it the Democrat’s way. See Bipartisanship.
Racism – Any complaint about this President’s policies.
Radical Right – Although it appears to be an adjective, in this case it is really an empty fill word.
Republicans Want to Pollute the Air and Poison the Water – A tool to stop all economic activity.
Smart Foreign Policy – Surrender.