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Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:46 PM

Republicans planning three separate responses to State of the Union speech

Republicans planning three separate responses to State of the Union speech

by Hunter

I see we're continuing the new tradition of giving Republicans not just one "response" to the State of the Union Address, but as many as they like. So far, we've got three separate "responses" in the works.

1. The official response from Republicans will come from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who will be playing the usual role of up-and-coming Republican looking to not humiliate themselves on national television. It's a tightrope act, and sometimes (we're looking at you, Bobby Jindal) does not live up to the party's expectations.

2. Ah, but ever since Bush-era conservatism collapsed under the weight of, well, the Bush administration, we've been pretending that something called the tea party movement is an entirely separate party that just happens to be made up entirely of Republicans and is spoken for in Congress entirely by Republicans, and so they have decided they need their own "response" to the State of the Union and to the traditional Republican "response." The winner this year is Sen. Mike Lee, primarily known for his role as Sen. Ted Cruz's footstool. His role and agenda will be exactly the same as those of the official Republican response, but Sen. Mike Lee will say it more dully and with less finesse. You know: tea party.

3. The third "response" will be given by Sen. Rand Paul, and will be representing the faction of the Republican Party known as Rand Paul, delivered for the benefit of Rand Paul. Given that Rand Paul really and truly is his own faction of the party (he certainly, say, doesn't give a particular damn about anyone not named Rand or Paul) it's hard to argue with this, and since we all know Rand Paul would be giving a "response" to the State of the Union in front of his bathroom mirror that night anyway, might as well slap a camera in front of it.

So that's three, with more possibly to come. Gotta make sure the conservative point of view is adequately represented, after all, what with the Democratic dominance on all of the Sunday shows.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/24/1272235/-Republicans-planning-three-separate-responses-to-State-of-the-Union-speech

LOL!

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Reply Republicans planning three separate responses to State of the Union speech (Original post)
ProSense Jan 2014 OP
leftyohiolib Jan 2014 #1
tanyev Jan 2014 #2
Brigid Jan 2014 #3
djean111 Jan 2014 #4
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Grassy Knoll Jan 2014 #5
lpbk2713 Jan 2014 #6
Jamaal510 Jan 2014 #11
11 Bravo Jan 2014 #7
denverbill Jan 2014 #8
JHB Jan 2014 #9
FSogol Jan 2014 #10
Jamaal510 Jan 2014 #12

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:50 PM

1. why why why

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:54 PM

2. Darn. I was really thirsting to hear from Marco Rubio again.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:54 PM

3. Makes no difference how many responses they prepare.

Nobody has to listen to them. I know I won't be.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:56 PM

4. Rhetoric vs rhetoric.

All that will be important is style.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:57 PM

5. .

1) A starting pitcher

2) A relief pitcher

3) And a losing closer

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Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:58 PM

6. Obama should be allowed two more speeches then.



Or maybe Biden could give one and Reid or Wendy Davis another.



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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 05:19 PM

11. +1

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 04:58 PM

7. Of course they are! 1. Ben 2. Gha 3. Zi

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 05:03 PM

8. All the more remarkable because there is no progressive response to the SOU.

Obama=DLC moderate
McMorris=Conservative
Tea Party=Reactionary
Paul=Libertarian crackpot.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 05:05 PM

9. They're gonna need a bigger water bottle

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 05:06 PM

10. Wouldn't it be great to put Rodgers, Lee, and Paul all in front of the same mic and

have them all give their "speeches" simultaneously while trying to talk over each other?

I would give so much to see that.

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Fri Jan 24, 2014, 05:20 PM

12. Here's the way that the speeches will sound

for those who don't want to listen:

Speaker #1: "Obama is evil."
Speaker #2: "Obama sucks."
Speaker #3: "Obama is a lame."

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