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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:18 PM

constitution does not require a rebuttal. why do repubs get one? hmmm nt

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:19 PM

1. This is when I turn the television off....

thank you for reminding me.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:19 PM

2. It's called tradition.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:19 PM

3. I wonder when they first started. In the past ten years? nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:22 PM

9. 1966

Its been going a long time.
And there is no requirement that the President appear in person before a joint session to deliver the SOTU. It can be, and for many years was, delivered in writing.

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Response to onenote (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:31 PM

15. Rebuttals since 1966? I just remember seeing them within the past ten years.

Maybe I'm thinking of the rebuttals for EVERYTHING now.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:19 PM

4. to make us think we still have a fairness doctrine.

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Response to unblock (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:20 PM

5. Ha! Right. Ah, back to the 80's. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:23 PM

10. Not the 80s. If you take a second, you can look up the history of the SOTU response.

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Response to onenote (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:30 PM

14. The Fairness Doctrine was eliminated in '87. nt

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:20 PM

6. Did the dems get one after Bush's SOTUs? (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:21 PM

7. Yes. It's been done since 1966.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:24 PM

11. they are always boring, even ones by dems lol nt

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:26 PM

12. If I were the Republicans, I'd mail it in.

Why bother? They will only look small and petty in trying to discredit Obama's brilliant speech.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:28 PM

13. The Constitution doesn't require a speech by the president, either

And the first few presidents didn't give one. They delivered a brief report in writing.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:10 PM

16. With today's technology, there is no excuse for the President NOT to address

the nation as a whole instead of a written note to congress.

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Response to shraby (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:13 PM

17. true, but the Constitution doesn't call for an address to the nation as a whole

Article II, Section 3:

He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.

Also, the first few SOTUs were delivered in person. Jefferson stopped the practice and it wasn't revived until Woodrow Wilson's presidency. Jimmy Carter delivered his final SOTU in writing rather than in person.

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