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Republican Response to The One- - Jindal - LIVE THREAD

Posted on 02/24/2009 7:14:01 PM PST by Jean S

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhobudget; bhospeech; gopresponse; jindal; porkulus
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To: Defiant
“You have no idea how truly horrendous Carter was”

Yes, and Obama can actually deliver a speech. Carter was not only a colossal twit and enemy of the state, but a boring one at that.

301 posted on 02/24/2009 7:53:10 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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To: Melas

Not a guy.
I worked in Reagan’s campaign when he first ran for Gov.
I have a clue what works.


302 posted on 02/24/2009 7:53:18 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: spectre
I agree with all Jindal has to say, and I wish more of him upon our party, but I must agree...He did not get his voice across tonight.
303 posted on 02/24/2009 7:53:19 PM PST by Claire1
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To: pollywog

It’s not going to be Palin vs Obama. I promise we’ll field a stronger candidate.


304 posted on 02/24/2009 7:53:20 PM PST by Melas
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To: PhiKapMom

Is that a law or something? My memory is hazy, but it could have been a NJ state-of-the-state address, but I’m not sure. It seems to be that no law could possibly restrict where Jindal could have chosen to speak or who could have been present at the time.


305 posted on 02/24/2009 7:53:21 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda arm.)
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To: PhiKapMom

“...when has the Fox people ever given a Republican high marks for speaking in recent years.”

Fox had a horrible feed for Gov. Jindal’s response...and then Brit Hume and the gang cut him to pieces because he didn’t measure up to the Best Liar in the Land. They obviously forget that Hitler gave great speeches,too.
We are ready to cancel our satellite TV. We bought it years ago so we could get Fox News. It’s not worth it these days.


306 posted on 02/24/2009 7:53:45 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Cheddar Cat
Agreed, Jindal is our future. Palin became a national joke because of McCain. From that she will never recover.
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I don't see a strong Republican leader at all, anywhere. They have to fight against Chicago thugs and nice isn't going to cut it this time. They have to attack, attack, attack and I don't see anyone with the cajones to do it.
307 posted on 02/24/2009 7:54:04 PM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: tonyinv

of course, because the guy who just held the WH for 8 years for us was such a great speaker and orator.


308 posted on 02/24/2009 7:54:12 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: mlizzy

Bobby does rock and thankfully the US has him.


309 posted on 02/24/2009 7:54:44 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Onerom99
His presentation is like he’s reading a book to a group of 3rd graders.

Well, considering that over 50% of American voters voted for Obama, maybe he should present as if talking to a bunch of Kindergareners.

310 posted on 02/24/2009 7:55:00 PM PST by TheBattman (Pray for our country....)
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To: Jean S

Poll needs help... 12,161 votes

http://www.cnn.com/

How do you rate President Obama’s address to Congress?

Thumbs up 73%

Thumbs Down 10%

Didn’t watch 17%


312 posted on 02/24/2009 7:55:09 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: nutmeg

Don’t forget that the Fox morons and yes I consider them morons trashed McCain in the last debate when he did really well. Anyone that thinks Fox News gives Republicans a fair shake, I have swampland for sale in AZ as they like to say.

They were always trashing Bush after a speech and we had Fox back in the Reagan years they would trashed him as well not to mention their audio sucked.


313 posted on 02/24/2009 7:55:28 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: o2bfree

He hit the corruption issue out of the park w/the turning our backs on corruption in LA that needs to come to DC. Perfect set-up for whats wrong w/the gummit.

Pray for America


314 posted on 02/24/2009 7:55:32 PM PST by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: kittymyrib

Fox had a horrible
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315 posted on 02/24/2009 7:55:43 PM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: yongin

Or Michael Steele.......he is quite articulate, and not afraid to mix it up. NO MORE MR NICE GUY, GOP!


316 posted on 02/24/2009 7:55:52 PM PST by MamaLucci (Shovel Ready: The Democrat's stinking pile of Porkulus........)
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To: PhiKapMom

Jindal’s optimism and sound Republican answers were the perfect response to BO’s anger and blame game.


317 posted on 02/24/2009 7:55:58 PM PST by countess
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To: pissant

There you go, making sense again.


318 posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:00 PM PST by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Cheddar Cat

I couldn’t agree more. We have a wealth of untapped, youthful, conservative, educated Republicans who carry none of Palin’s baggage.


319 posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:05 PM PST by Melas
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To: All

I like Jindal but that was pretty bad.

Rick Santelli should have given the rebuttal.


320 posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:25 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: pissant

He wasn’t suppose to give a speech IMO. Obama did that. He gave a reasoned rebuttal


321 posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:26 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Jean S

I noticed MSNBC ripped off Frank Luntz’s dial-a-meter focus group reactions.


322 posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:28 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: KevinDavis

You are so right! I can still remember him talking about the shining city on the hill. No fire and brimstone — just made you feel very uplifted and full of optimism.


323 posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:45 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Melas

Palin would be a good choice in 2012.


324 posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:45 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: trumandogz

Bobby would have sounded stronger if he were seated this time. He ran out of steam and struggled for air a couple times during the presentation. Probably because he was standing up... without the benefit of having a podium to lean on. It’s natural to get tired when attempting this. As someone who does a lot of sales presentations, let me tell you I’m at my best when seated or at a podium.

He can easily build up his endurance through exercise, and it will help him speak while standing without a podium. The decision not to provide a podium in such an important setting is bizarre to say the least. Michael Steele, please don’t let this happen again.


325 posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:47 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: VaFarmer

“I don’t know about whether it was a great speech. The man spoke for me.”

He spoke for me, too. I think there was some nervousness at the outset, but he recovered quickly. Remember, it’s more than speaking ability; Jindal will have the experience and accomplishments as an executive to run on, should he decide to make a go of it in 2012.

Though Jindal is not as slick a speaker as the zer0, he speaks from the heart, he’s the real deal and his optimism is infectious. The time will come when we’ll see him in front of a loud, responsive crowd. He’ll draw from the energy and bring out a much better speech.


326 posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:55 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: Melas; All

Who Fred??? Duncan Hunter??? Please... Why do you hate Sarah??


327 posted on 02/24/2009 7:57:05 PM PST by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
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To: TAdams8591

Yeah, as long as she’s not being asked political questions. Sorry, I’ll never cast a vote for the woman. I’ve got my fingers crossed that Jindal will run in 2012.


328 posted on 02/24/2009 7:57:08 PM PST by Melas
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To: bray

Several people in Luntz’s focus group on Greta are praising Jindal’s rebuttal.


329 posted on 02/24/2009 7:57:19 PM PST by peggybac (Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 9YearLurker
"Yep, Jindal’s never going to have thousands of people lining up from miles away for rallies all over the country."

Well said. : )

330 posted on 02/24/2009 7:57:23 PM PST by TAdams8591 (When Obama FAILS, America SUCCEEDS.)
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To: arealconservativeforachange

Welcome to FR.


331 posted on 02/24/2009 7:57:30 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Robert Gibbs makes Scott McClellan look like Tony Snow.)
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To: foobarred; All

I wonder why they didn’t ask another governor to give the GOP response....say.....Sarah Palin?


332 posted on 02/24/2009 7:58:07 PM PST by no dems (GOP Ticket for 2012: Sarah Palin and a Conservative Male with a Hispanic surname.)
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To: Entrepreneur

Jindal is substance and it comes thru loud and clear.


333 posted on 02/24/2009 7:58:15 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Cheddar Cat

McCain lost because of McCain. He ran against the oil companies. He ran for illegals. He was not conservative.

so he lost. Lieberman would not have changed that.


334 posted on 02/24/2009 7:58:20 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: KevinDavis

Hate? I don’t hate Palin. I wish her the best. I just don’t want her in a position of leadership. I’m less than impressed with her.


335 posted on 02/24/2009 7:58:21 PM PST by Melas
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To: Clemenza

Oh, snap! I keep forgetting you know everything.


336 posted on 02/24/2009 7:58:35 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Robert Gibbs makes Scott McClellan look like Tony Snow.)
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To: mojitojoe

I absolutely do not want to see the Palin’s Couric interview 50,000 times in 2012. I love the lady, but I sure don’t want her as our candidate.


337 posted on 02/24/2009 7:58:50 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Melas; All

Why???


338 posted on 02/24/2009 7:58:50 PM PST by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
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I think it’s important to see him as people who don’t know much about him would see him. I think he started out a little slow. There were some clever shots in there, but is he speaking to an audience that will ‘get’ those?

I like mostly what he had to say and he finished much stronger. Changing the ‘yes, we can’ to ‘Americans can do anything’. But he needs work on his delivery.


339 posted on 02/24/2009 7:59:05 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: Jean S

Forgive my ignorance, but isn’t this speech usually called the State of the Union!


340 posted on 02/24/2009 7:59:24 PM PST by sociallyunacceptable (Charlie's tax problem)
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To: USMCPatriot

C’mon, Jindal sounded like he was speaking to Romper Room and the Fox commentators called it as it was. I don’t know about you but I prefer being spoken to like an adult. This was a dreadful failure. They should have given this to Governor Palin or Governor Sanford.
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341 posted on 02/24/2009 7:59:36 PM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Entrepreneur

Are you sure you don’t mean Ted Baxter(Judge Smails from Caddyshack)? Ted Stevens is the recently convicted former Senator from Alaska.


342 posted on 02/24/2009 7:59:39 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Carry me back

Agreed. He’s the real deal, and with a little work he’ll have the mass appeal that he needs.


343 posted on 02/24/2009 7:59:51 PM PST by Melas
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To: Melas

That’s too often the Republicans’ problem: we let the Democrats cast our strongest candidates as stupid and/or extremists. Then we dutifully go to our our second string, thinking they’ll be less controversial.


344 posted on 02/24/2009 7:59:53 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Cheddar Cat

Dissing Gov. Palin won’t work.
Your type and the leftwing media hate her.
That measn she is the one who can take down Obama


346 posted on 02/24/2009 8:00:14 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: Fudd Fan
Yep, I am the omnipotent and omnipresent. The alpha and the omega. Duke of New York and A #1.

I am also a "Friend of Elmer" as well. ;-)

347 posted on 02/24/2009 8:00:30 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: RobbyS
What I can not understand is why so few politicians can deliver a good speech.

Yeah, this is a big mystery to me too. The GOP hasn't been able to nominate a presidential candidate who can formulate a cogent, complete sentence since 1984.

I also think it's no big deal to read well off a teleprompter. Any empty headed local news anchor can do better than the typical pol.

348 posted on 02/24/2009 8:00:31 PM PST by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: txnativegop

Bingo! The MSM was prepared with their comments and doubt if they heard his delivery. On Fox they had bad audio if they did which you could barely understand. Switched channels and Jindal was giving a good speech and the ending was great!


349 posted on 02/24/2009 8:00:32 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: pissant

alpha male to lead.
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350 posted on 02/24/2009 8:00:47 PM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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