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  • Haley’s response shows what’s wrong with GOP

    01/14/2016 12:46:47 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 1/14/2016 | Bryan Fischer
    In the lone piece of good news from last night, we have endured the last State of the Union speech from our current president. However, when South Carolina governor Nikki Haley delivered the Republican response, she inadvertently demonstrated the fundamental problem with today's Republican party. It is completely out of touch with its own base and the majority of ordinary Americans, and doesn't even realize it. Gov. Haley by all accounts is a very pleasant individual and a woman of character and faith. I'm sure she has genuinely conservative convictions. But you would have to look pretty hard to find...
  • The base turns On Nikki Haley: They don’t want code words, they want to hear blunt racism

    01/14/2016 10:56:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 76 replies
    SALON ^ | January 14, 2015 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    Hardline conservatives should be celebrating the Republican response speech to the State of the Union, offered by Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina. The speech was a testament to how far the party is willing to go to cater to the putrid racism of the conservative base, as Haley, using her own background as the child of Indian immigrants, demonized immigrants and refugees fleeing war, and, in a particularly odious display, used the murder of nine people at the hands of a racist to scold Black Lives Matter protesters for speaking out. But the right just ain't having it, it...
  • Who said it: Nikki Haley or Barack Obama

    01/13/2016 7:31:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/13/16 | Rebekah Metzler
    Both President Barack Obama and Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley -- who delivered the GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union -- seemed to speak directly to Donald Trump at times on Tuesday night. In fact, they had strikingly similar messages of tolerance and bipartisanship. While they wouldn't agree on much policy, at many moments their speeches sounded very similar. Can you tell the difference? 1) We need to be honest with each other, and with ourselves: While Democrats in Washington bear much responsibility for the problems facing America today, they do not bear it alone. There is...
  • The Stupid Party Gets Stupider

    01/13/2016 9:02:02 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 22 replies
    Steyn on America ^ | 1/13/16 | Mark Steyn
    In A Night At The Opera, Groucho Marx's carriage, running late, pulls up at the opera house, and he asks whether he's missed the opera. There's still a few minutes left, says the doorman. Groucho barks at his driver: "I told you to slow that nag down.... Once around the park, and drive slowly." That's my approach to the State of the Union. I took it once around the park and slowly, and arrived home just as President Obama was schmoozing and gladhanding his way out the door. But, alas, I had forgotten the Official Response to the State of...
  • Nikki Haley uses State of Union response to bash Trump and praise illegals

    01/13/2016 9:21:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Ed Straker
    Longtime readers know that I am not exactly the strongest supporter of Donald Trump. As a big employer of illegal aliens and a five-time party switcher, his commitment lends itself to some doubts. But that is no excuse to criticize him in a forum meant to represent the Republican Party response to the Democratic Party. That is, however, just what South Carolina governor Nikki Haley did. According to her prepared remarks, Haley said: During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices," she will say, suggesting that Trump is an irrational, angry...
  • Nikki Haley: Damn right I was criticizing Trump in my SOTU rebuttal last night

    01/13/2016 9:40:13 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 129 replies
    hot air ^ | January 13, 2016 | Allahpundit
    We're in a weird place when the GOP's SOTU rebuttal is essentially a rebuttal of the GOP frontrunner. And lest you think that was all Haley, she acknowledged today that her speech, as is customary, was approved by party leaders before she delivered it. It was a group effort. I, for one, welcome the impending Republican crack-up!
  • Nikki Haley promises next GOP president will ‘respect’ gay ‘marriage’ in SOTU response

    01/13/2016 9:46:28 AM PST · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The next Republican president will "respect" different forms of marriages, including same-sex "marriages," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in last night's Republican response to the State of the Union address. "If we [Republicans] held the White House," she said, "we would respect differences in modern families, but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy." Even the terminology "modern families" evokes the ABC sitcom featuring a homosexual couple raising a child. The GOP has been uncertain how to respond to the Supreme Court's Obergefell v....
  • TRANSCRIPT: GOPs response to President Obamas State of the Union address

    01/21/2015 6:58:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | ny daily news
    Following is the full text of the Republican Address to the Nation by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), as prepared for delivery: "Good evening. "I'm Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight. "A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his vision for the year to come. Even if we may not always agree, it's important to hear different points of view in this great country. We appreciate the President sharing his. "Tonight though, rather than respond to a speech,...
  • Video: Sen. Joni Ernst delivers GOP rebuttal to Obamas SOTU

    01/21/2015 7:24:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    First, let it be known that I am on the record many times declaring the tradition of the State of the Union and the State of the Union response as the worst monsters of democracy. I swear I would vote for anyone who promised to go back to sending a letter to Congress.If the SOTU is a dry, boring, laundry list of impossible goals and partisan cheap shots, the SOTU response is an even bleaker task. It has famously tripped up many a comer—Republicans more than Democrats, not because Democrats are any better but because the press is much...
  • Huffington Post Publishes Laughable 'Scoop' About Ted Cruz SOTU Response

    01/21/2015 9:50:28 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Stop the presses! The Huffington Post has an incredible scoop about Ted Cruz's response to Obama's State Of The Union address last night. Your expectations will be understandably high when you see the headline they placed on the story: The Ted Cruz Speech He Did Not Want You To See. So what horror did Cruz commit in his speech that he "Did Not Want You To See?" Did he accidentally agree with Obama's tax and spend policies? Or perhaps he let out with a profane curse? Nope. Watch the video for yourself and it will put you in mind of...
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obamas State of the Union address: As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • Joan Walsh - State of the GOP is broken: I thought Joni Ernst was bad. Then I watched Ted Cruz

    01/21/2015 4:55:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | January 21, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Watching Sen. Joni Ernst Tuesday night, I found myself thinking: If theres a GOP establishment, it must consist of secret Democrats, because they so reliably sabotage their rising stars by assigning them the reply to President Obamas annual State of the Union address, way before theyre ready. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. Marco Rubio moved from 2016 contenders to punch lines in moments. Ernst seemed headed the same way, with her robotic sing-song delivery and her head-scratching anecdotes about bread bags on her shoes and working the biscuit lines at Hardees. She was clearly working to show voters that shes...
  • Pro-Life Senator Joni Ernst Will Deliver Response to Obamas State of the Union

    01/15/2015 6:45:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | 1/15/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The top republicans in Congress have tapped pro-life Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa to deliver the GOP response to pro-abortion President Barack Obamas State of the Union address next week. Sen. Ernst brings a unique perspective to the Senate. She is a mother, a soldier and an independent leader who serves in Washington because Americans voted for change in the last election, and Joni understands that middle-class Americans want Congress to get back to work and that they want Washington to get refocused on their concerns, instead of those of the political class, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in...
  • Joni Ernst to deliver GOP response to State of the Union

    01/15/2015 3:05:12 PM PST · by hlmencken3 · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    HERSHEY, Pa. Republican congressional leaders announced Thursday that they had picked one of their newly elected members, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, to deliver the partys response to President Obamas State of the Union address next week... Mr. McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, made the announcement at the House and Senate Republican policy retreat... The selection of Mrs. Ernst ruffled environmentalists, who oppose her views on climate change... Read more: Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Sen. Mike Lee to deliver tea party response to State of the Union

    01/22/2014 2:09:52 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jackie Hicken
    The Tea Party Express has announced that Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will deliver the official tea party response to President Barack Obamas State of the Union address following the Republican response. The Tea Party Express, a political action committee, has hosted a response since 2011 when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gave the response. Former presidential candidate Herman Cain gave the response in 2012 and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., gave the response in 2013.
  • Senator Mike Lee to deliver Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union

    01/22/2014 12:48:03 PM PST · by Syncro · 77 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Staff
    Senator Mike Lee to deliver Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union We have some great news to share with you! Tea Party Express, the nation's largest Tea Party political action committee, will host the official Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union Address directly following the Republican response. Senator Mike Lee will deliver the Tea Party response at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and will focus on issues that are important and unique to you and me. Senator Mike Lee to deliver the official Tea Party response to the State...
  • Marco Rubio aka Water Boy

    02/14/2013 5:50:35 PM PST · by Vendome · 109 replies
    Vanity | 2/14/2013 | Vendome
    Freepers! Marco Rubio is just great and what a sense of humor. This is exactly how to respond to liberal hubris and their synthetic, hibrow, intellect. You need this water bottle if only to get Marco notice from now on. He is going to be Yuge and you need to support him.
  • Ron Paul Reacts to State of the Union Address

    02/13/2013 11:26:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    Stossel on FBN via Youtube ^ | 2/12/2013 | Eduardo89rp
    Former presidential candidate Ron Paul reacted to President Obama's SOTU address with John Stossel on Fox Business Network. Paul said in the speech, "certainly we didn't get any answers tonight" to the key issues facing the nation. "Everything on the surface looks like it's welfare-ism and warfare-ism. But I think underneath there's a smoldering desire that is growing by leaps and bounds that saying that a lot of people in this country have had enough of it..."
  • Live Thread: State of the Union 2013 Speeches by Obama, Rubio, Paul - Tea Party 9:00 P.M. EST

    02/12/2013 3:44:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 613 replies
    Live video via C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, Feburary 12, 2013
    Barack Obama speaks at 9 p.m. EST. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gives the GOP response after Obama speaks. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gives the Tea Party Express response around 10 p.m.Sen. Paul's speech can be seen live on the Tea Party Express website.
  • Ted Nugent slams State of the Union. Why did he rip GOP, too?

    02/13/2013 10:04:03 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 43 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 13, 2013 | Peter Grier
    Did you see shocker rocker/gun advocate Ted Nugent attending President Obamas State of the Union address? At first reporters had a hard time finding him, but eventually the cameras discovered the Motor City Madman high in the House gallery, sitting quietly in the crowd, with his hat off, wearing non-camouflage clothing. He looked out of place, like a cowboy at a piano recital. He also looked bored. My favorite part was when I couldnt hear clearly, said Mr. Nugent to reporters after the address. Then, I didnt get angry. But Ted Nugents Excellent Washington Adventure was not an exercise in...
  • Marco Rubio Doesn't Have A SOTU "Drinking Problem"...

    02/13/2013 10:13:34 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-13-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Apparently Rubio taking a sip of water is a big deal. In fact the left is trying to call it a drinking problem.That's how you know they don't have the intellectual fortitude to respond to his response.
  • Marco Rubio's "water bottle-gate" moment

    02/13/2013 9:44:17 AM PST · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    In the official GOP rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., made a passionate case for the limited role of government in American society. But the gist of his message was lost on the Twittersphere about 11 minutes in, when the visibly overheated senator broke away for a quick sip of water.
  • CNN Uses Instant Replay To Mock Rubio's 'Water Bottle-Gate Moment'

    02/13/2013 9:54:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/13/12 | Mike Ciandella
    CNN treated Marco Rubio reaching for a sip of water like he'd fumbled the ball away in the last seconds of the Super Bowl. "Social media is all about this," joked CNN's Chris Cuomo, as he reenacted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reaching for a water bottle during the February 12 CNN commentary on President Obama's State of the Union address. CNN then cut to a video of Rubio drinking water during his response to the President's speech. The whole scene played out like commentary from a football game, complete with instant replay of the "blunder."
  • Liberals on Marco Rubio's Intelligent SOTU Response: "What an Idiot, He Drank Water!"

    02/13/2013 8:47:46 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/13/13 | Aurelius
    Liberals have a difficult time staying on point in an argument. Never was this so obvious in the aftermath of Marco Rubio (R, FL) and his response to President Obama's State of the Union speech. Mr. Rubio made a point-by-point analysis of why President Obama has failed the American people, which offering a myriad of practical, conservative solutions to the problems that face the United States. In response, the Left has responded in unison: "What an Idiot, He Drank Water!" That's right, for a moment during Mr. Rubio's response, he paused to drink from a bottle of water. ...Within hours...
  • In tea party response, Paul will urge GOP to embrace immigrants, cut spending

    02/12/2013 12:56:37 PM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Mark Preston
    <p>Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul will call on his fellow Republicans to be more welcoming of immigrants Tuesday night in a speech where he will also sharply criticize President Barack Obama and his congressional colleagues for failing to reduce the nation's debt.</p>
  • Will Rand Paul force Marco Rubio to toughen his response to Obama's address?

    02/12/2013 7:17:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 02/13/2013 | By Liz Marlantes
    Sen. Rand Paul will be delivering the 'tea party' response to Obama's state of the union address. He could overshadow the official Republican response, given by Sen. Marco Rubio. On ABC's "This Week," GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace revealed Sunday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R) of Florida who will deliver the official Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address has scrapped his original draft in favor of a more aggressive approach. According to Ms. Wallace, Senator Rubio's decision to rewrite his remarks was spurred by the tone of Mr. Obama's inaugural address, which many Republicans saw...
  • Sen. Rand Paul will deliver the real message, as RINO Rubio delivers the GOP-e boilerplate message

    02/11/2013 11:29:28 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    2/11/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Yep, Sen. Rand Paul - some Libertarian leanings and all - (and not all bad, either, especially with his middle of the road approach on foreign policy, him being neither interventionist nor isolationist) is certainly not a shill for the GOP-e... and we have had enough of that. Rand Paul will deliver the Tea Party, while Rubio gives us Dem lite.
  • Rand Paul to deliver Tea Party response to Obama's state of the union speech

    02/09/2013 4:15:30 PM PST · by vmivol00 · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 2/9/13 | Foxnews
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul will give the Tea Party response to President Obamas State of the Union address next week. The first-term senator will give the response while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another Tea Party favorite, gives the official Republican response Tuesday, according to The Los Angeles Times. Read more:
  • Marco Rubio to deliver GOPs State of the Union response, of course

    02/07/2013 6:45:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2013 | AllahPundit
    Who else could it have been? Jindal and Paul Ryan have already done it, Rand Paul’s probably still too close to the rEVOLution for Republican leaders to be comfortable with him in a spot like this, and Chris Christie would just end up talking about how terrific Obama’s speech was. Half the reason party leaders are pushing amnesty, I’m convinced, is because Rubio’s that good in front of a mic and this issue gives him access to lots and lots of microphones. If, as McCain bluntly concedes, immigration reform is all about earning goodwill from Latino voters, then of course...
  • Transcript: GOP Response From Gov. Mitch Daniels

    01/24/2012 7:58:22 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 212 replies
    NPR ^ | January 24, 2012 | Mitch Daniels
    Following is the full text of Gov. Mitch Daniels' Republican Address to the Nation, as prepared for delivery:"The status of 'loyal opposition' imposes on those out of power some serious responsibilities: to show respect for the Presidency and its occupant, to express agreement where it exists. Republicans tonight salute our President, for instance, for his aggressive pursuit of the murderers of 9/11, and for bravely backing long overdue changes in public education. I personally would add to that list admiration for the strong family commitment that he and the First Lady have displayed to a nation sorely needing such examples."On...
  • Freep Poll on "Michele Bachmann Tea Party response to Obama's State of the Union"

    01/26/2011 6:09:57 AM PST · by rochester_veteran · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/26/2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Insisting the Tea Party is a "force for good" Rep. Michele Bachmann blasted health care reform, called for deep budget cuts and blamed President Obama for failing to find solutions to help the struggling economy. The response to President Obama's State of the Union address, was on behalf of the tea party movement, and followed the Republican Party's official response on Tuesday night.
  • Rep. Bachmann's response won't be aired by most television networks

    01/25/2011 7:41:57 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 65 replies ^ | 01/25/11 10:13 AM ET | Michael O'Brien
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) might not get the national audience she'd hoped for Tuesday evening, when she delivers her response to the State of the Union address. Only one television network CNN plans to air Bachmann's response to President Obama in its entirety, which she'll deliver separately from the official Republican response. She will make her remarks to the Tea Party Express, which will live-stream her speech on its website.
  • Gov. Chris Christie declines to counter State of the Union speech

    01/23/2011 6:38:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/23/11 | The Auditor/The Star-Ledger
    In 1995, Christie Whitman, a New Jersey governor who was a rising Republican Party star, delivered the GOPs response to President Bill Clintons State of the Union address in front of a cheering crowd in the Assembly chamber. Once again, New Jersey has a rising Republican star in the Statehouse, and a Democratic president about to give a State of the Union address. But history wont repeat itself this year even though Republicans were interested in making that happen. William Palatucci, Gov. Chris Christies close personal and political confidante, told The Auditor that Republican leadership had inquired with the...
  • (R-WI) Ryan Will Give GOP Response

    01/21/2011 8:18:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/21/11 | Reid Wilson
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will give the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address, a senior GOP official told The Hotline on Friday. The seven-term Republican, newly installed as the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is one of the most prominent deficit hawks in Congress. And he is close to House leadership as a third of the original "Young Guns" program, along with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
  • Who Will Give the GOP's State-of-the-Union Response?

    01/21/2011 7:01:55 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-21-11 | staff
    It's one of the most treasured spotlights -- and one of the most thankless tasks -- in American politics. For one night this year, a Republican will become the face of the party and offer a response to the president of the United States after he delivers the State of the Union address. The spotlight is intense; despite the fact that the response gets a far smaller audience than the president's address, it's still watched by everyone in Washington, and by millions more around the country. It can highlight a rising star in the GOP, like last year's address in...
  • Coburn warns against majority-vote tactic in weekly Republican address

    02/27/2010 8:07:05 PM PST · by onyx · 36 replies · 1,203+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 02/27/10 06:00 AM ET | Jordan Fabian
    Should Democrats use the budget reconciliation process to pass healthcare reform, it would fly in the face of public opinion, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said in the Republicans weekly address. Coburn, a physician who attended this weeks bipartisan healthcare summit at the White House, repeated Republican calls to scrap the current healthcare proposals and start from scratch. Unfortunately, even before the summit took place the majority in Congress signaled its intent to reject our offers to work together, he said. Instead they want to use procedural tricks and backroom deals to ram through a new bill that combines the...
  • Susan Collins Destroys Obama on War on Terror in GOP Weekly Radio Address

    01/30/2010 6:39:33 AM PST · by kristinn · 143 replies · 7,316+ views
    Saturday, January 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    Maine Senator Susan Collins totally destroys Barack Obama over his administration's conduct of the war on terror in the Republican weekly radio address.Video hereNo need to elaborate. Read the text for a masterful take down of Obama.Less than one hour. Thats right, less than one hour. In fact, just fifty minutes.Thats the amount of time that the FBI spent questioning Abdulmutallab, the foreign terrorist who tried to blow up a plane on Christmas Day. Then, he was given a Miranda warning and a lawyer, and, not surprisingly, he stopped talking. How did we get to this point? How did the...
  • McDonnell Likes His Own Top-Down Stimulus

    01/28/2010 11:44:56 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 13 replies · 374+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/28/2010 | David Hogberg
    Amid the generally positive reviews for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnells speech last night, there should be an effort to see if his recent actions match his words. After saying that government policy should spur economic growth and should not ... pile on more taxation, regulation and litigation, he took a shot at President Obamas stimulus plan:
  • Republican Response To Obama State Of The Union Address

    01/28/2010 4:05:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies · 661+ views ^ | January 28, 2010 | Steve McGough
    For those who had to call it a night, like myself and missed the GOP response to President Obama's SOTU speech, here is the transcript of the GOP response, from Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia. Thank-you Steve McGough for blogging the GOP response. Here it is:
  • Gov. Bob McDonnell's GOP SOTU Response (Video)

    01/28/2010 4:06:01 AM PST · by Dem Guard · 15 replies · 716+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1/28/2010 | Bob McDonnell
  • McDonnell was Great

    01/28/2010 4:22:19 AM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 1,382+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 1.27.10 | Quin Hillyer
    Okay, I never wrote this in advance, but I had thought it was a bad idea to have Gov. McDonnell give the SOTU response. Well, I was wrong. That was by far the most effective SOTU response I have EVER heard in 30 years of listening to these things. I am too tired right now to break down that analysis into more specifics, but I really thought that McDonnell did an incredibly hard job (ALL SOTU responses are incredibly difficult) in a very, very impressive manner. The substance was solid, and the delivery was quite good. He seemed approachable, likeable,...
  • State of the Union, McDonnell Response Contrasts on Abortion, Health Care

    01/28/2010 8:47:06 AM PST · by julieee · 2 replies · 216+ views ^ | January 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    State of the Union, McDonnell Response Contrasts on Abortion, Health Care Washington, DC ( -- President Barack Obama and pro-life Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell presented a stark contrast Wednesday night. Obama's State of the Union address promoted the pro-abortion health care bill while McDonnell included a reference to promoting pro-life values in his response.
  • The Republican Response to Obama

    01/27/2010 7:53:23 PM PST · by Invisible Ninja · 86 replies · 2,515+ views
    1.27.10 | Invisible Ninja
    OK, no doubt Obama's speech was full of glaring inaccuracies, and ridiculous viewpoints, and yawning Harry Reid with a couple of bones thrown toward the Republicans. The end of his speech was filled with some inspirational rhetoric about the spirit of America, that will probably mean nothing substantive. However, and I think I may be blasted for this, but did the Republican response look like an infomercial complete with pre-rehearsed jokes? It seems like the only thing missing was the Power Juicer product. It seemed fake. The setting, in my humble opinion, was quite ridiculous, and makes the Republicans looks...
  • Republicans say nation can't afford Dem policies (VA Gov. Bob McDonnell in SOTU Republican response)

    01/27/2010 5:20:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 729+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/10 | Stephen Ohlemacher - ap
    WASHINGTON The nation cannot afford the spending Democrats have enacted or the tax increases they propose, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday in the Republican response to the State of the Union address. McDonnell, in excerpts of his speech released in advance, said Democratic policies are resulting in an unsustainable level of debt. He said Americans want affordable health care, but they don't want the government to run it. "Top-down, one-size-fits-all decision-making should not replace the personal choices of free people in a free market, nor undermine the proper role of state and local governments in our system of...
  • McDonnells Response to Obama

    01/27/2010 2:07:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 709+ views ^ | January 27, 2010 | Douglas Mackinnon
    WASHINGTON - Republican leaders in Congress have selected newly seated Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to deliver the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this evening. For a host of practical and political reasons, as well as real-world experience and substance, McDonnell seems an excellent choice. Given that, as one who has worked on a few presidential campaigns and who has drafted my share of speeches, I have long had a complaint about the response to the State of the Union address. That being -- at least on the GOP side -- it's almost always an...
  • McDonnell to give response to Obama State of Union speech tonight

    01/27/2010 1:07:01 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 35 replies · 860+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | Jan. 27, 2010 | Julian Walker
    A national television audience will watch Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech this evening. Asked about his message Tuesday, McDonnell told reporters he'll "put a happy, positive, pro-business face on the Republican party." The governor expects to give a 10-minute address from the House of Delegates chamber in the State Capitol. He said it will be "the shortest speech I've given in a long time," a self-deprecating crack about his penchant to expound at length on numerous topics. But the governor's comments likely won't be all positive. McDonnell said...
  • New Virginia Governor to Deliver GOP Response to State of the Union

    01/24/2010 1:54:11 PM PST · by moose2004 · 20 replies · 698+ views ^ | 1/21/10 |
    Newly inaugurated Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday.
  • Virginia governor to deliver GOP response to Obama

    01/21/2010 11:54:32 AM PST · by kingattax · 34 replies · 987+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 1-21-10
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address next Wednesday.</p>
  • Call the RNC: Scott Brown Should be the Republican Responder To Obama's State Of The Union Address!

    01/19/2010 6:42:38 PM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 41 replies · 1,705+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/19/10 | Vanity
    First proposed by Michelle Malkin. In case the the Republican National Committee hasn't seen the light: the obvious candidate for the Republican response to Obama's State Of The Union Address in a few days is SCOTT BROWN! The effects would be electrifying to the Republican and Independent bases and be an OUTSTANDING Day One for the November 2010 Election battle.

    12/05/2009 9:40:27 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 3 replies · 524+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | December 5, 2009 | Matthew Burke
    VIDEO: Carly Fiorina delivered the weekly Republican address on the topic of the current health care reform bill being debated in the U. S. Senate and across America.