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The Republican Response to Obama
1.27.10 | Invisible Ninja

Posted on 01/27/2010 7:53:23 PM PST by Invisible Ninja

OK, no doubt Obama's speech was full of glaring inaccuracies, and ridiculous viewpoints, and yawning Harry Reid with a couple of bones thrown toward the Republicans. The end of his speech was filled with some inspirational rhetoric about the spirit of America, that will probably mean nothing substantive. However, and I think I may be blasted for this, but did the Republican response look like an infomercial complete with pre-rehearsed jokes? It seems like the only thing missing was the Power Juicer product. It seemed fake. The setting, in my humble opinion, was quite ridiculous, and makes the Republicans looks like small beans compared to the President and his audience. I would have preferred Bobby Jindall popping out of a closet. It would be great for someone who is articulate, not that the Gov of Virginia wasn't articulate, but someone who can show that our philosophy of conservatism doesn't have to be sugarcoated for it to have merit. It stands on its own.

Am I wrong?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhosotu; democrat; gopresponse; mcdonnell; obama; republican; stateoftheunion
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1 posted on 01/27/2010 7:53:25 PM PST by Invisible Ninja
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To: Invisible Ninja

yes...and no. That’s what these things usually are.


2 posted on 01/27/2010 7:57:51 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Invisible Ninja

IBTZ

“Am I wrong?”

Indeed.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 7:58:18 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Invisible Ninja

Yes, you’re wrong.

The GOP response was sheer genius, an upbeat speech before a diverse and appreciative audience in a historic location.

Far better than the usual boring chat by some lonely guy in an empty room.


4 posted on 01/27/2010 7:58:20 PM PST by ChuteTheMall (Tagline: If you're reading this, I'm influencing your mind.)
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To: Invisible Ninja

The response lacked passion. I wish it would have represented a little more of the anger that Americans feel towards this administration and Congress.


5 posted on 01/27/2010 7:58:26 PM PST by TruJess
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To: Invisible Ninja

Yes you are wrong.


6 posted on 01/27/2010 7:58:45 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Invisible Ninja
Read it for yourself from this FReeper post...

2010 State of the Union Address (Prepared Text from White House)


7 posted on 01/27/2010 7:59:09 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Invisible Ninja

WEird, where’s your write up of Obama’s piss poor speech.?


8 posted on 01/27/2010 7:59:38 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Invisible Ninja

I liked the live crowd, liked the “protect the innocent lives” pro-life line. Mike Steele is probably sad it was included as it might turn off the “Scuzzfavor” rinos.

MUCH better than previous years.


9 posted on 01/27/2010 7:59:46 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Invisible Ninja

I agree! That was horrible. It sounded as staged and half-hour-infomercial as Huckabee’s weekend show on Fox. Probably the worst response I’ve ever seen. It’s so frustrating I’m sick.


10 posted on 01/27/2010 8:01:21 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier (Thank God for the Tea Party which, alone, has shocked the RINOs and DNC!)
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To: icwhatudo

Yes, you’re wrong. It was an excellent speech and in fact, was much more presidential than the failed One.


11 posted on 01/27/2010 8:01:23 PM PST by JMS
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To: TruJess

His speach was as vanilla as his acceptance speach on election night.

Is this the best we have?


12 posted on 01/27/2010 8:01:57 PM PST by Phosgood ("Send in the clowns" .. but wait ..............they're here! >..<)
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To: Invisible Ninja

I thought it was great to have the crowd. We should have thought of that a long time ago. I think they will probably have an audience in the response much of the time going forward.


13 posted on 01/27/2010 8:01:57 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: Hildy

The GOP ws never all that good in countering SOTU speeches


14 posted on 01/27/2010 8:02:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: icwhatudo

I think McDonnell was upbeat and kudos for mentioning the Terrorists


15 posted on 01/27/2010 8:02:35 PM PST by wheninthecourse
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To: ChuteTheMall

Does the fact it was held in Richmond, VA mean any historical significance?


16 posted on 01/27/2010 8:02:48 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Freddd

It was rhetorically speaking, a great speech well delivered. However I don’t believe a word he says and most of his premises are flat-out wrong.


17 posted on 01/27/2010 8:03:04 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Invisible Ninja

Welcome to FReeRepublic.
Yes, you are wrong. Now if you would take a moment to donate a few dollars to our fundraiser, someone will explain why you are wrong about the Republican response.
Thanks.


18 posted on 01/27/2010 8:03:17 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for FReeper Jeff Head)
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To: ChuteTheMall

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. For the first time since Reagan the GOP came to the table prepared to the nines. The major Achilles heal of the republicans has historically been their absolute disastrous use of mass media. They crafted a tight, upbeat, hopeful, visionary message and for ONCE did it FOR THE CAMERA.
The only reason Obama was elected was that the democrats have a mastery over mass media stage craft. McDonnell was superb. Confident, upbeat and most importantly hitched a ride on the Brown rocket and gave the Brown victory a booster rocket. I almost can’t believe the inept GOP has gotten their shite together so quickly.


19 posted on 01/27/2010 8:04:06 PM PST by Binstence (Live Freep or Die)
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To: icwhatudo
I missed the response, but my sister loved it. She said it was more upbeat this year with the live audience. She liked the speaker and the speech too.

Some people have to criticize everything. Give them a break.

20 posted on 01/27/2010 8:04:35 PM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness)
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To: Invisible Ninja
Yes you are dead wrong. McDonnell was VERY impressive, and even presidential. For once Americans get a sharp contrast between the loser-in-chief and a real leader.

Even at DailyKos they are stunned at the effectiveness of the setting, and even how multicultural it all looked. Genius. Which means Mike Steele probably had nothing to do with it.

21 posted on 01/27/2010 8:04:54 PM PST by montag813
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To: lmr

Ninja may be wrong but isn’t a troll IMHO (based on posting history). Let’s not be too hasty with the Zot Stick...


22 posted on 01/27/2010 8:04:57 PM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Invisible Ninja
Yes.
23 posted on 01/27/2010 8:05:11 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: JMS
Yes, you’re wrong. It was an excellent speech and in fact, was much more presidential than the failed One.

You're being intellectually dishonest. Although I disagree with 100% of Obama's speech, he oratorically whooped us. And that staged, bumbling response we gave didn't come close to rebutting the lies of Obama.

24 posted on 01/27/2010 8:05:32 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier (Thank God for the Tea Party which, alone, has shocked the RINOs and DNC!)
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To: Invisible Ninja

So the new Republican Governor of VA gave the response? Um, McConnell is it?


25 posted on 01/27/2010 8:06:35 PM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: randomhero97

I think it was pretty good to have a live audience. I think the could have spent a minute talking about how the Federal Govt. was fashioned after VA. I would have also would have found some more quotes from VA Founding Fathers, maybe a Patrick Henry quote too. Then tie it back to the present.


26 posted on 01/27/2010 8:07:12 PM PST by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Invisible Ninja

Both speeches had too much filler, obviously Obama’s had more. He should have just gotten to the point, he didnt blast health care until a few minutes in. He looked good, nice surroundings but man just get to the point.

Even the republican doesnt need to waste time on “America is still great, you gave to Haiti, yada yada yada.”

And he didn’t blast Obama enough.


27 posted on 01/27/2010 8:07:15 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Invisible Ninja

The entire notion of the other Party response is nonsense anyway.


28 posted on 01/27/2010 8:08:42 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

Obama’s speech, he oratorically whooped us.

What is wrong with you?
People who watched both speeches knew what was real and what was not.
Stop trying to stir up trouble.


29 posted on 01/27/2010 8:09:03 PM PST by pugmama
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To: wheninthecourse

Yep, You are dead wrong. Gov. McDonnell’s response of ten minutes blew away the empty suit speech coming from the socialist Potus Barack Hussein Obama.


30 posted on 01/27/2010 8:10:09 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: ChuteTheMall
"The GOP response was sheer genius, an upbeat speech before a diverse and appreciative audience in a historic location."

I'm going with genius as well. It's surprising no one thought of it before. Even the dolts on PBS thought it was a good idea and well executed.

31 posted on 01/27/2010 8:11:16 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Engineer_Soldier
Although I disagree with 100% of Obama's speech, he oratorically whooped us.

Not having heard McDonnell's response, I can't speak to that, but I *did* hear Obama's speech on the radio, and I find it hard to believe he "oratically whooped" anyone with it. Even ignoring its obvious fact-free and dishonesty-heavy content, from a rhetorical standpoint, Obama's speech was terrible. His whole speech was a series of glib talking points, delivered in that strange stilted manner he has when he's ticked off about something and/or trying to posture to make himself sound like a tough guy. He didn't flow well, seemed very jerky in his delivery, and seemed to use colloquial-sounding interjections at inappropriate times. Not a good speech. For those who saw it on TV, was he using TOTUS?

32 posted on 01/27/2010 8:11:21 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: wheninthecourse

“I think McDonnell was upbeat and kudos for mentioning the Terrorists”

And I liked the upbeat kudos to the generosity of the American people and their response to the earthquake in Haiti. But speaking as a woman, the speech would have been even better delivered by Scott Brown wearing his New England barn jacket standing next to his truck...lol


33 posted on 01/27/2010 8:12:07 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Invisible Ninja
You are wrong.

Tell Axelrod and Plouffe their attempt to sow dissent on FR FAILED.

34 posted on 01/27/2010 8:12:21 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Invisible Ninja

“It seemed fake. The setting, in my humble opinion, was quite ridiculous”

The setting was ridiculous? Are you kidding me? It was the capital of the Confederacy. What a B1%ch Slap!. It was a perfect setting. The 10th Amendment come to mind?


35 posted on 01/27/2010 8:12:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: piytar

Thanks much. I’m no troll. I count on Freepers to enlighten me alot! I’m a totally conservative. Pro Life. Pro Israel. Pro Gun. I just want our side to be effective. The culture in America has shifted left, and Republicans have been too weak to show how their philosophy is not DNC Lite. I’d love Hannity or Beck to teach them something about communication. And i’m not blaming McConnell. I give public speeches on a regular basis, and it is difficult. I should be preparing for one right now. But we have to connect. And if folks like Daily KOS is stunned, then good. All the better. Thanks for letting me know I’m wrong. Perception, in the political world, is reality. (That’s unfortunate, considering the left-wing media distorts it). By the way, that only works (or actually doesn’t work), in the political world, there is such a thing as absolute truth. Thanks again everyone for straightening me out. :)


36 posted on 01/27/2010 8:15:55 PM PST by Invisible Ninja (Welcome to the Parallel Universe, where good is evil and evil is good.)
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To: ffusco
It was rhetorically speaking, a great speech well delivered.

It was, indeed.

And it will gain him an immediate 5-pt bump in the polls.

However, the gain will dissipate over the following week -- as people realize he didn't mean a word of it.

The man can read a teleprompter and deliver a great speech. And there are a number of people -- even here on on FreeRepublic -- who believe that is what defines a good President. That...and graduating from a "first class school".

However, those qualifications can produce...an Obama.

37 posted on 01/27/2010 8:18:06 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: ffusco
It was rhetorically speaking, a great speech well delivered.

It was, indeed.

And it will gain him an immediate 5-pt bump in the polls.

However, the gain will dissipate over the following week -- as people realize he didn't mean a word of it.

The man can read a teleprompter and deliver a great speech. And there are a number of people -- even here on on FreeRepublic -- who believe that is what defines a good President. That...and graduating from a "first class school".

However, those qualifications can produce...an Obama.

38 posted on 01/27/2010 8:18:41 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: ffusco
It was rhetorically speaking, a great speech well delivered.

It was, indeed.

And it will gain him an immediate 5-pt bump in the polls.

However, the gain will dissipate over the following week -- as people realize he didn't mean a word of it.

The man can read a teleprompter and deliver a great speech. And there are a number of people -- even here on on FreeRepublic -- who believe that is what defines a good President. That...and graduating from a "first class school".

However, those qualifications can produce...an Obama.

39 posted on 01/27/2010 8:18:59 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: montag813
Is Mike Steele still around? Obama didn't help himself tonight. The Alito response was great too.
40 posted on 01/27/2010 8:21:45 PM PST by akapossumdawg (There's three types of people, those that can count and those that cannot...)
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To: grey_whiskers

You are wrong. I’m not troll, and I’m not trying to sow dissent. That’s absurd. Not that I don’t think trolls are out there. I use FreeRepublic as my political sounding board. I appreciate everyone’s comments.


41 posted on 01/27/2010 8:21:50 PM PST by Invisible Ninja (Welcome to the Parallel Universe, where good is evil and evil is good.)
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To: grey_whiskers

What a huge insult! Ouch...FYI, I’m no troll. Just asking a question and wanting people to correct me. Thanks.


42 posted on 01/27/2010 8:42:34 PM PST by Invisible Ninja (Welcome to the Parallel Universe, where good is evil and evil is good.)
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To: grey_whiskers

What a huge insult! Ouch...FYI, I’m no troll. Just asking a question and wanting people to correct me. Thanks.


43 posted on 01/27/2010 8:43:13 PM PST by Invisible Ninja (Welcome to the Parallel Universe, where good is evil and evil is good.)
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To: Invisible Ninja

I admit I jumped the gun there — I was wrong.


44 posted on 01/27/2010 9:05:11 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Binstence

Did you notice he gave his speech (McDonnell) without teleprompters and written notes. It could have had a smidgen of oomph and fire , though, he is a bit impassive. But the speech was delivered flawlessly.


45 posted on 01/27/2010 9:15:03 PM PST by kiltie65
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To: Phosgood
Another mild, restrained response by the Repubs. I called the RNC on Monday to find out who the speaker would be, and she told me it was McDonnell and I said that I hope & pray it will be a vast improvement over Bobby Jindahl's pandering, weak speech last year. Well, IMO, it was marginally better!!!

For the 8 years of GW Bush's SOTU, the demoRAT responses were always a swift targeted rebuttal (lies & distortions to be sure) of both Bush & his message. Why can't Repubs directly point out the lies & fallacies & inaccuracies that 0bozo was spewing forth tonight. I mean, McDonnell did ok, but it was pretty much a bland, vanilla, mildly inspiring speech. I wish that Rush Limbaugh would give the Republican rebuttal. Someone that can target with pinpoint accuracy the lies & duplicity of 0bozo. Ohhhh well.... at least McDonnell's speech was a break even rather than a loss!!!

46 posted on 01/27/2010 9:18:21 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: okie01
However, the gain will dissipate over the following week -- as people realize he didn't mean a word of it...

Or...they won't remember a thing he said.

Read an article today that said most people have a high respect for Nobama's oratory, but can't remember anything he's said.

47 posted on 01/27/2010 9:19:47 PM PST by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: Binstence

>Confident, upbeat and most importantly hitched a ride on the Brown rocket and gave the Brown victory a booster rocket.<

Brown hitched a ride on McDonnell’s meteoric rise to the Governor’s Mansion in Virginia, not vice versa.


48 posted on 01/27/2010 9:20:14 PM PST by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: lmr

Agree.


49 posted on 01/27/2010 9:21:20 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Wow. Thanks. Did I crash FreeRepublic? My laptop overheated also. It must have been mad at my comments too. That’s why some of my posts were repeated. Freerepublic crashed. Maybe alot of traffic.


50 posted on 01/27/2010 9:25:45 PM PST by Invisible Ninja (Welcome to the Parallel Universe, where good is evil and evil is good.)
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