President Obama will be speaking to a joint session of the Congress and to the American people in a couple of hours. It is widely regarded as a political speech, rather than a statement of new policy proposals. I’m sure the White House has poll-tested plenty of rhetoric, but I think we all know what’s in and what’s out of the president’s verbal repertoire these days.
Out: “Green jobs,” “spending,” “stimulus,” “recovery summer,” “shovel ready” and “grand bargain.”
In: “Investments,” “immediate jobs,” “infrastructure bank” and “shared sacrifice.”
Out: Bashing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)
In: Bashing all Republicans.
In: “Republican obstructionism”
Right Turn will be back right after the president’s speech with coverage and analysis.