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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:53 PM

Who should give the progressive response to the State of the Union speech?

Why do the GOP get two responses and we get none?

Basically it's three speeches from 3 conservatives: Obama, Rubio, and Rand Paul. Seems kind of lopsided.

Why no liberal or progressive opportunity to respond? Not fair.



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Reply Who should give the progressive response to the State of the Union speech? (Original post)
limpyhobbler Feb 2013 OP
cali Feb 2013 #1
arely staircase Feb 2013 #12
DJ13 Feb 2013 #2
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 #3
hay rick Feb 2013 #5
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 #6
hay rick Feb 2013 #7
SilveryMoon Feb 2013 #13
malaise Feb 2013 #11
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #4
limpyhobbler Feb 2013 #9
we can do it Feb 2013 #8
woo me with science Feb 2013 #10

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:56 PM

1. why don't you do it? Anyone can respond to it.

And lumping Obama with Rubio and Paul is just dim.

I urge you to inform yourself about how this works. It's not about liberal and conservative responses. It's about the party out of power responding. The official repub response is from Rubio.

If Bernie Sanders, for instance, wanted to, he could give a progressive response.

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:49 PM

12. better yet

the op should debate rand paul on live myspace, or whatever.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:05 PM

2. Elizabeth Warren

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:05 PM

3. Obama is a conservative...

Dear Admins,

Yet again I make my plea for unrec. Please... I beg you... Give us the way to express that we dis-agree with a post without forcing us to give it a bump and more exposure. Come on... Putting Obama in with turds like Rubio and fuck Rand Paul? This HAS to be worthy of un-rec... How about this... Not only is un-rec transparent but has no impact on how rec/greatest/whatever currently works, it is it's own number associated with an OP? Please? Thanks!

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:14 PM

5. Agree with OP.

Obama recently described himself as an 80's style moderate Republican. Pretend otherwise if it makes you feel better. Rubio and Paul are right-wing garbage. There is a huge portion of the political spectrum that will not be represented tonight on TV.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:17 PM

6. You think Rubio and Paul are like 80's style moderate repugs... And you think Obama is like them?

Really?

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:43 PM

7. Thanks for the misrepresentation.

I'm sure it wasn't deliberate.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:25 AM

13. +1 n/t

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:48 PM

11. Ditto n/t

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:13 PM

4. LOL @ Obama a conservative. Riiiiight. Not any conservatives from my lifetime.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:44 PM

9. It might depend on which issues someone looks at.

There's a real difference on some issues. But when you look at his policy toward the big banks, oil companies, the military/security industry, media and communications consolidation, international trade policy, constitutional protections from government surveillance, etc. ....I think he's pretty conservative.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:44 PM

8. Grumpy cat

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:47 PM

10. Noam Chomsky

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate."
Noam Chomsky


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