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Republicans say nation can't afford Dem policies (VA Gov. Bob McDonnell in SOTU Republican response)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/10 | Stephen Ohlemacher - ap

Posted on 01/27/2010 5:20:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The nation cannot afford the spending Democrats have enacted or the tax increases they propose, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday in the Republican response to the State of the Union address.

McDonnell, in excerpts of his speech released in advance, said Democratic policies are resulting in an unsustainable level of debt. He said Americans want affordable health care, but they don't want the government to run it.

"Top-down, one-size-fits-all decision-making should not replace the personal choices of free people in a free market, nor undermine the proper role of state and local governments in our system of federalism," McDonnell said.

"All Americans agree, we need a health care system that is affordable, accessible, and high quality," McDonnell said. "But most Americans do not want to turn over the best medical care system in the world to the federal government."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 111th; afford; bho44; bhosotu; dem; gopresponse; mcdonnell; policies; republican; republicans; response; sotu

1 posted on 01/27/2010 5:20:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks on the West Wing Colonnade towards the Oval Office at the White House before his nationally televised State of the Union Speech later tonight on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)


2 posted on 01/27/2010 5:24:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

HuffPo has already posted his entire speech. Of course, there’s no doubt that they already have Obama’s as well, but they haven’t posted that. I will never understand why either party, but especially the Republican party, allows advance copies of speeches to be distributed. This only enables the media and their Democrat handlers to more ably prepare talking points to pound the Republicans.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 5:24:14 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

used to be a courtesy to legacy printers, took a while to set up the type and get the presses rolling..

I hear ya tho.


4 posted on 01/27/2010 5:25:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did I miss it? Has Gov. McConnell already given the Republican response?


5 posted on 01/27/2010 5:32:13 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: NormsRevenge

The best part of the evening will be to watch the governor speak.


6 posted on 01/27/2010 6:41:38 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

It was. Gov. McDonell did an excellent job and having an audience was a very good idea; responses, no matter how good, tend to sound flat because they are usually done with just a camera crew. I only saw a few minutes of Obama’s speech, although I could hear some of it from another TV in the house. His cufflinks hitting the podium every couple of seconds started getting on my nerves; the C-Span microphones were a bit too sensitive.


7 posted on 01/27/2010 9:54:40 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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I recorded the governor’s speech, but barely listened to Obama. What I did hear was the same ole socialist nonsense.


8 posted on 01/28/2010 3:27:21 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: skr

“His cufflinks hitting the podium every couple of seconds started getting on my nerves; the C-Span microphones were a bit too sensitive.”

LOL


9 posted on 01/28/2010 3:28:07 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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