State of the Union 2007


Conclusion: George Bush shows himself to be fairly congruent on domestic issues in this speech. However when it comes to war on terrorism he is not telling the whole truth.

Click on mp3 file to hear the reversal. Forward dialogue where the reversal occurs has been bracketed

Bush: "Tonight I want to discuss three economic reforms that deserve to be priorities for this congress. First we must balance [the Federal Budget]." There’s double effort (He is sincere in his request and is working hard to achieve this.)

Bush: "And finally to keep this economy strong we [must take on] the challenge of entitlements." Then I get some (He gets entitlements too.)

Bush: "Five years we rose above partisan differences to pass the [no child left behind act]." And I help the last one (Appears to be congruent, helping the children?)

Bush: "I’ve asked the Secretary of Health and Human Services [to work with Congress to take] existing Federal funds and use them to create affordable choices grants." Get this Iraq, you’ll blow it (His mind is on Iraq as he delivers his speech and the outcome doesn’t look good.)

Bush: "The enemy knows that the days of comfortable sanctuary, easy movement, [steady financing] and free flowing communications are long over. For the terrorist life since 911 has never been the same." Yes, they now feel it (Confirms his forward statement)

Bush: "For America this is a nightmare scenario. For the enemy this is the objective. Chaos is their greatest ally in this struggle, and out of chaos in Iraq would emerge an emboldened enemy with new safe havens, new recruits, new resources and an even greater determination to harm America." Our lies are no good now (Is he telling lies about the terrorists, exaggerating the situation maybe? Maybe admitting that people aren’t buying into the government’s lies about terrorism anymore?)

Bush: "Whatever slogans they chant when they slaughter the innocent [they have the same wi]cked purposes. They want to kill Americans, kill democracy in the middle east and gain the weapons to kill on an even more horrific scale." You’ll mess with the head (Referencing a propaganda war?)

Bush: "To allow this to happen would be to [ignore the less]ons of September 11th and invite tragedy." Sell it on (He is selling his plan or ideas.)

Bush: "And let us continue to support the expanded trade [and debt relief]." Feel the redneck (Unsure.)

Bush: "Yes we can go [forward with confidence] because the state of our union is strong." Fuck the wolf (Metaphor – see below. Personal aggression.)

Bush: "We have [got to show ea]ch other some love." You worship God (His Christian faith shines through with a congruent reversal, or maybe recognising the people’s faith.)


ROME (Structural) see Caesar, Nimrod; one’s own personal kingdom or world; to march forward in life; to expand ones kingdom; to conquer; success, wealth; ability to be in control of one’s circumstances; super-confidence

WOLF (Structural) prime central metaphor; see Shewolf, Werewolf; the part of personality that is the hunter & protector of the Psyche; prime motivator behind behavior; the state of the Wolf metaphor directly influences success and control of life; ones ability to be self motivated and firm.


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