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Discussion thread: Who should deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union?
one man's opinion.....

Posted on 01/21/2014 5:24:30 AM PST by ken5050

Obama will deliver yet another boring, adversarial, political speech next Tuesday..a.k.a The State of the Union Address to Congress (though since he's recently told us that he has a phone, and a pen, and doesn't need Congress for jack..maybe he'll boycott it.) John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in consultation with others, will decide who gives the Republican response. So, the question is, who would you like to see respondng to Zero?


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FYI..Politico today has a story about the same question....their list of possibles are Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz,John Cornyn, Eric Cantor, Nikki Haley, Mia Love, Susana Martinez, Jeb Bush, and yes, of course, Chris Christie..

Hey, it's Politico, after all. I mean, what did you expect? At least Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Charlie Crist or either of the Koch Bros aren't on the list..

Cruz would be awesome...but that ain't gonna happen. Mitch would love to do it himself..I wonder if he'll try and exert pressure to get himself picked.

On the normally very accurate predictor that Politico is wrong nearly always..it won't be any of the above.

Here's my vote, FWIW: IMHO he'd be perfect..he's conservative, photogenic, and a great speaker..

Mike Lee

1 posted on 01/21/2014 5:24:30 AM PST by ken5050
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To: ken5050

“You Lie” Wilson would be my choice.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 5:26:16 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: ken5050

There’s only two on your list that’s worth anything.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 5:26:20 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ken5050

Ted Cruz would be my choise. Scott Walker would be good, but we want to keep him here, so let’s not give him too much national exposure, okay?


4 posted on 01/21/2014 5:27:24 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: ken5050

It will be Paul Ryan - almost won, but really came in second. GOP thinks he has a future, and he is so so amenable to work things out like the budget, amnesty and all the other things Obama wants to cram down our throats.

I expect the GOP response to be a weak-willed, loyal opposition rebuttal. Of course, respectfully as if the POSTUS were actually something or someone to be respected.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 5:28:01 AM PST by Gaffer
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Mark Levin.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 5:28:17 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ken5050

thomas sowell


7 posted on 01/21/2014 5:30:02 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: ken5050

Should be: Ted Cruz
Will be: Some worthless RINO


8 posted on 01/21/2014 5:30:05 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ken5050

Ronald Reagan video clips.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 5:30:09 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: ken5050

Cantor?! Christie?! Bush?! Is this a joke? Ted Cruz. That’s it. Mike Lee would be great but nobody knows him.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 5:30:30 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: ken5050

thomas sowell or mark nlevin (tee hee hee)


11 posted on 01/21/2014 5:30:40 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: ken5050

thomas sowell or mark levin (tee hee hee)


12 posted on 01/21/2014 5:31:00 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: ken5050
Ted Cruz or YOU LIE!
13 posted on 01/21/2014 5:31:03 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ken5050

Ted Nugent. Just because.;]


14 posted on 01/21/2014 5:31:04 AM PST by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: ken5050

Judge Jeanine Pirro


15 posted on 01/21/2014 5:31:49 AM PST by Thom Pain (If you like your country you can keep it. Period.)
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To: ken5050
1. Ted Cruz
2. Trey Gowdy
3. Dr. Ben Carson
16 posted on 01/21/2014 5:33:16 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: ken5050

I vote to let Netanyahu give the speech.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 5:33:16 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ken5050
It matters not whom we prefer. The GOPe will decide.
My suggestion to them would be Chuck Schumer.
He probably is closer to them politically than that icky Ted Cruz.
18 posted on 01/21/2014 5:33:23 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Paladin2

Bingo!!


19 posted on 01/21/2014 5:33:30 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: ken5050

Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul.

They’re the ones who seem to get the widest focus yet hit as many solid points as possible.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 5:34:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ken5050

Pirro, Cruz or Levin. People would pay attention.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 5:35:08 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: ken5050

22 posted on 01/21/2014 5:35:17 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: ken5050

Ben Carson would be my pick.


23 posted on 01/21/2014 5:35:26 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: ken5050

Surprised this Republican Party is even considering a response.


24 posted on 01/21/2014 5:35:30 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: ken5050

Who cares? I probably won’t even watch. I certainly won’t watch Der Reader.


25 posted on 01/21/2014 5:35:47 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: ken5050

Senator Tom Coburn.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 5:36:18 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Thom Pain
Judge Jeanine Pirro

I'd like to see her or Allen West

27 posted on 01/21/2014 5:36:30 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SMARTY

Well, you’re not called Smarty for nothing!

Joe Wilson is a great idea. The whole time he is speaking, everyone will be reminded that he was the first one to call the impostor-in-chief exactly what he is. It will resonate now with many, many people, as he owns the lie of the year!


28 posted on 01/21/2014 5:36:40 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: ken5050

Better question: Who will give the conservative response to the republican response?


29 posted on 01/21/2014 5:36:42 AM PST by Homer1
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To: ken5050
These two:


30 posted on 01/21/2014 5:37:14 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: ken5050

Scott Walker hands down....

The masses need to see an articulate, reasoned, intelligent politican who can’t be labeled a bomb thrower, hate monger, elitist, who is an outside the beltway guy...


31 posted on 01/21/2014 5:37:18 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ken5050

I would go for TED CRUZ to deliver the GOP response to the State of The Union Show.


32 posted on 01/21/2014 5:37:26 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: cripplecreek
Graham,McConnell,McCain,Christie,Jeb Bush would really help the Conservatives since they would look like Obama. Talk about getting talking points.

Cruz will just need a mug of beer to drink from...
33 posted on 01/21/2014 5:37:31 AM PST by Baseballguy (pharaphase (If someone does not believe in heaven or hell - they should not care where they go))
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To: ilovesarah2012

I love it!!!


34 posted on 01/21/2014 5:38:43 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: skeeter

That was my first choice but you and I both know this will NEVER happen as long as the dnc is controlling the GOP Establishment.


35 posted on 01/21/2014 5:39:08 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: ken5050

"..????..Sherman, the Seahawks corner"

36 posted on 01/21/2014 5:39:40 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ken5050

The best response would be that delivered by a host of Republicans bellowing “You Lie” at each of the many many opportunities.

After that, nothing else would be required


37 posted on 01/21/2014 5:39:50 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: JudyinCanada

Hey, your PM would be a great choice...


38 posted on 01/21/2014 5:39:52 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: ken5050

Start looking with threatened RINO office-holders who need to appear conservative on a large stage. Since Boehner and McConnell are choosing, that means this is a patronage job.


39 posted on 01/21/2014 5:40:01 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Homer1

Well said. I wish I’d thought of that. Mega kudos!!!


40 posted on 01/21/2014 5:40:45 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: ken5050

Mike Lee is deeply brilliant, but Ted Cruz has the fire as well as the brilliance.


41 posted on 01/21/2014 5:42:32 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Gaffer

Well ryan could write the response although it would be full or intervertent mistakes. Does that cross him off the list, he will promise to correct them later.


42 posted on 01/21/2014 5:42:55 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: ken5050

Lol - he seems to stand pretty strong of some things.


43 posted on 01/21/2014 5:44:20 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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44 posted on 01/21/2014 5:45:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gaffer; ken5050
RE :”It will be Paul Ryan - almost won, but really came in second. GOP thinks he has a future, and he is so so amenable to work things out like the budget, amnesty and all the other things Obama wants to cram down our throats’

Ryan is so lame. His talking point arguments are so lame. He is very weak, always trying to get everyone to like him.
I was amazed back three years ago how so many were suckered by him.

Even when he did the John Kerry ‘against it before I was for it’ contradictions on the sequester back in 2012, he had those who tried to argue that it made sense.

45 posted on 01/21/2014 5:45:30 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: ken5050

Ted Cruz seems good at that.


46 posted on 01/21/2014 5:46:22 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: ken5050
I won't be watching..Then one I would choose would be Sarah Palin,and we know that is not going to happen..
47 posted on 01/21/2014 5:47:54 AM PST by PLD
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To: ken5050

How about nobody? It’s time for this “tradition” to end.


48 posted on 01/21/2014 5:48:39 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: ken5050; Jim Robinson
Jim Rob.

5.56mm

49 posted on 01/21/2014 5:50:46 AM PST by M Kehoe
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Who should deliver the GOP response

No one should respond. If hounded by the press and the radicals just say that lies, half truths, spins and exaggerations don't deserve a response.

50 posted on 01/21/2014 5:57:03 AM PST by Joan Kerrey (The larger the government, the smaller the people)
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