The Republican response to the State of the Union address will be given by Bob McDonald, the 11-day on the job governor of VA.
[Trust me, there will be no Independent Response apart from what you find online.]
Weak joke about his kids giving him 10 minutes to finish so they can go watch Sportscenter.
“One in ten Americans is unemployed and that is unacceptable.” So far, he sounds just like the President.
“The federal government is trying to do to much.”
“The federal debt is now over $100k per household.”
Apparently freezing spending for three years, something Bush never did nor attempted, is not “not enough.” What a goober.
The American people want its leaders to listen. [Like all of them listened while we were screaming “NO” to TARP.]
[I’m curious: Is there a reason why insurance companies cannot sell across state lines? That does seem like a reasonable move.]
All Americans agree that kids need a good education to compete in a global economy.
We must maintain strength. [His daughter was a platoon leader in Iraq.]
We applaud President Obama’s decision to support the troop increase in Afghanistan. Invocation of Scott Brown, the savior of all Republicans, “We should be spending money to defeat terrorists, not protect them.”
“Government closest to the people governs best.” [If they all believe this, then why are so many governors quick to run for president?]
[From where I sit, this is an awful speech. It’s just a promotion of a candidate; nothing new here at all.]
WOW! He mentioned “independents.”