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Factbox: Reactions to the State of the Union address
Yahoo ^ | 1/25/11 | Reuters

Posted on 01/25/2011 7:42:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday.

His speech challenges Republicans to adopt limited spending cuts and focus on job-creating investments.

Here are some reactions to the speech.

House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, in remarks prepared as the official Republican response:

"Last year -- in an unprecedented failure -- Congress chose not to pass, or even propose a budget ... Our forthcoming budget is our obligation to you -- to show you how we intend to do things differently, how we will cut spending to get the debt down, help create jobs and prosperity, and reform government programs."

David Kendall, senior fellow with centrist think tank Third Way:

"This is exactly where we need to be. This is a speech that's focused on economic growth and the nation's competitiveness. The president is spot on."

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, in the Tea Party response to Obama's speech:

"After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks that the President signed, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have ... But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt at President Obama's direction; unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: factbox; obama; reactions; stateoftheunion

1 posted on 01/25/2011 7:42:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
SOTU
2 posted on 01/25/2011 8:02:13 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge
Yeah?
 
Here's my one muse:
 
WTF was all that standing and clapping in comraderie? 
 
Made it look as if the entire room was in agreement with Fauxbama.
 
Only one person made sense, Boehner.  He knew when to sit and not clap.
 
This whole thing was stupid.
 
On the other hand, I am looking forward to the hand wringing when the "Continuing Resolution" is delivered.

3 posted on 01/25/2011 8:02:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Gee, this is a really tough one. Didn't see any of the speeches but upon these quotes...Bachman in a landslide. Keep reminding everyone what an abject failure and embarrassment this administration has become.
4 posted on 01/25/2011 8:04:06 PM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: Vendome

As a speech, it was a disaster. As far as content it sucked.We need the federal government slashed across the board by 25%. WE ARE BROKE. Stop spending NOW!!!


5 posted on 01/25/2011 8:06:54 PM PST by Benchim
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To: NormsRevenge

From what I saw of the clips on the local news, it looks like the Democrats and the Republicans slept together during The Dullest Speech Ever.


6 posted on 01/25/2011 8:07:28 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought it was, quite literally, the most boring say nothing SOTU speech in history.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 8:07:56 PM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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I didn’t like seeing Boehner getting choked up near the end, I had to flip it.


8 posted on 01/25/2011 8:09:33 PM PST by heysean
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To: NormsRevenge

Pep rally speech from a communist trying to be an American.


9 posted on 01/25/2011 8:09:38 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: heysean

Boehner would get choked up over a piece of burnt
toast. His “water works” are one of his personal
weaknesses. Let’s see what he actually does.


10 posted on 01/25/2011 8:16:45 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: NormsRevenge
Just curious but does anyone know how that small businessman Obama referred to is saving $5000 under Obama Care
11 posted on 01/25/2011 8:20:29 PM PST by JIM O
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To: NormsRevenge

It felt more like a history lesson on our nations successes and clearly not where we are going. Pelosi was like a school marm looking to see who was not clapping or standing and taking names. And all the “marks” trying to get him to sign not just the programs but pictures. Two dogs and one pony.


12 posted on 01/25/2011 8:21:18 PM PST by Doob ("My mass x my velocity = your A**" - Early Cuyler)
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To: bereanway

Michelle Bachmann was fantastic. She blew Ryan out of the box. She looks more presidential than Barry or Ryan. She needs to throw her high heels in the ring for 2012.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 8:25:48 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

DeMint/Bachmann - that’s the winner.


14 posted on 01/25/2011 8:33:07 PM PST by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I thought Ryan was better. Bachmann’s was also excellent.


15 posted on 01/25/2011 8:35:01 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: Digger

“DeMint/Bachmann - that’s the winner.”

I’m down with that but DeMint just is not going to run.

I say let Bachmann run. If she wins she wins if not then she gave it a good try. There are going to be about 12 people coming out of the gate so she might as well jump in and get her feet wet.


16 posted on 01/25/2011 8:37:43 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rbmillerjr

I heard Ryan on the radio and thought he sounded great. Didn’t hear Bachmann.


17 posted on 01/25/2011 8:40:58 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Georgia Girl 2
She needs to throw her high heels in the ring for 2012. Agree 100% She says what needs to be said.
18 posted on 01/25/2011 8:41:21 PM PST by heysean
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To: NormsRevenge
to adopt limited spending cuts

That's just plain wrong. Do not limit cuts. We need 'em deep and to the bone. (vitriolicly speaking)

19 posted on 01/25/2011 8:47:03 PM PST by existtoexcel
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To: Benchim
Twenty-five percent is NOT enough — 50 percent — the amount of our total tax revenue that is totally wasted through fraud and abuse.

Eliminate useless and applicative departments and agencies AND federal employees. Let these pompous, arrogant, self-serving “public servants” find out what it is like to stand in the unemployment line.

And when the ex-fed employee makes it to the front of the line, the unemployment office government employee at the counter: 1) goes on a 20 minute coffee break or 2) tells the ex-fed worker that he or she is in the wrong line and go to the end of THAT line.

20 posted on 01/25/2011 9:07:06 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: FrankR
Been flying old glory like this since the spring of '09.

Obama nation flag

21 posted on 01/25/2011 9:25:08 PM PST by SlightOfTongue
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To: NormsRevenge
Four "guilty as sin" men recently stood for public judgment professing their innocence:

1. A crazy mass murderer and attempted assassin,

2. A "doctor feel good" who killed the "King of Pop,"

3. A Gitmo terrorist bomber,

4. And an attempted killer of the economy and Constitutional freedom.

Which one does the average liberal recognize?

And which one will history judge more harshly?

22 posted on 01/26/2011 1:03:59 AM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Vendome

But isn’t Boehner the guy responsible for agreeing to mix the seating—counter to the 50-year tradition of having the parties sit separately?


23 posted on 01/26/2011 2:23:03 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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