Skip to comments.Help! Need talking points...
Posted on 01/25/2011 1:53:50 PM PST by TriGirl
My husband and I are being interviewed for our local news station in about 1 hour as a "regular families" opinion and expectations of the Presidents speech tonight.
Any good talking points or comments to throw out there? I know you all can help me with some good ones!
You need “talking points” to talk about yourselves?
You might want to check-in for a 72 hour observation.
Here’s one that will get your interview on the cutting room floor: Where’s the birth certificate?
Just kidding (about you saying that not that it would get deleted).
Expectation are low as he has promised it all before and not carried through. No Job growth, spending our of control, etc.
Ask how come the Gov. of Hawaii couldn’t find Obama’s birth certificate.
I expect him to say investment every time he means government spending.
Co-opting the Tea Party’s message is nice and all, but talk is one thing and action is another. His talk does not match his walk.
Everything this president has done has made things worse not better. He has enriched unions and Wall Street Fat cats with bailouts and payoffs.... the walk this man has been taking is NOT what he has been saying. Why shoud we trust a known liar now?
Oh, and where is the long form Birth Certificate? Why isn’t congress demanding that from him? We have zero assurances the man even has the the legal authority according to the constitution for even giving a state of the Union address. He isn’t a Natural Born Citizen.
“after last years “Summer of recovery”, I will be surprised if Obama pledges to cut spending and create jobs, since he announced he had accomplished that mission last spring.”
How to tell he’s lying; lips move.
Mention concerns for economy, debt spending and Obamacare. DO NOT disrespect the politicians (stick to issues). DO NOT use cuss/swear words.
When the interviewer asks you a question that seems odd (like, do you think the Republicans are obstructing Obama’s attempt to fix the economy?), then do not answer the question! But answer the question that you would have liked to have been asked (example: Is Obama obstructing efforts to fix the economy?).
They’re putting lipstick on the pig again by trying to make people believe that he’s a moderate now.
Since Obama is now quoting Reagan, mention that you are waiting for him to say “government isn’t the answer to the problem - government is the problem!”
His rhetoric never seems to match his actions, especially on the transparency issue. Big disappointment.
Oh great advise. If asked a horrible question, rephrase it with what SHOULD have been asked.
I expect him to ignore and deny the 14 Trillion debt he has created for the last two years.
And to tell us he wants to “invest” (spend) more to create jobs.
This president talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk.
All this talk about jobs is just a deflection from all the dead bodies coming home from Afghanistan.
His proposed new investments sound like a risky spending scheme.
No country ever deficit spent itself into prosperity.
I thought the speech contained some hateful partisan rhetoric.
Relax, take a deep breath, and speak your (own) mind. You’ll do just fine. Unless you’re a libtard (you’re not, I’ll presume) you don’t need a ‘teleprompter’ - or other people to tell you what to say.
I don’t think you need talking points, just be honest. Do you know people who are out of work? Do you know people whose houses are being foreclosed upon? Do you know people who are worried about whether inflation is going to be eating away the cost of what little savings they have left? If so, ask how tonight’s speech is going to help them.
When Washington gets serious about our debt, our unemployment rate, our inflation and our security, maybe we will pay more attention to them but, for now, I don’t see many people in Washington listening to us - from either party.
I got an e-mail today from my Republican congressman and he wants a pat on the back for introducing a bill to stop earmarks named after members of congress. It’s well and good but it’s not going nearly far enough. We need members of congress who care more about this country than their own vanity and there are but a rare few in Washington that have the right priorities.
BTW, good luck and have a DVR rolling.