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 Post subject: OBAMA'S FIRST JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS SPEECH
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:06 am 
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I watched President Obama's speech to Congress last night on MSNBC, mainly because I was watching COUNTDOWN with KEITH OLBERMANN just before. I thought it was an excellent speech, and Chris Matthews' very audible "OH GOD" when Bobby Jindal came out to deliver the Republican rebuttal was spot on. Additionally, Bobby Jindal sounded like he was a student teacher trying to talk to a class of first graders for the first time! I was amazed that the Repubs would once again roll out someone as much of a bomb as Sarah Palin HAS PROVEN TO BE. :roll: Did anyone else get that impression of Jindal?

What did you all think of Obama's speech and Jindal's response?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:13 am 
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runnin late for work but i do have time to comment.

baraks speech was a grandslam............i stayed up and watched the whole thing and it was well worth it.

he basically hogtied the repugs into positions on issues that when he spoke about them the repugs had no frickin choice but to stand up and applaud.

the best one i thought was when he said about demanding a payraise and better health benefits for military service members. this was frickin perfect as all we've heard for the past 8 years from repugs about supporting our beloved troops.

now the assholes actually are going to be forced to go a little beyond the yellow ribbon magnet on the back of thier cars to show a true form of support.

the repugs had to stand and applaud.

then healthcare came up. and again obama nailed them into another corner as he explained how healthcare is now severely exposed for the farce that it is.

the repugs had to stand and applaud again.

and then on education............i loved how he envisions the public social form of schooling as a requirement for service to our country and that it's largely not going to be brushed off as an option.

again the repugs had to stand up and applaud.

obama is a master speech crafter and you couls see the repeated looks on repugs faces as they knew that they we're dealing with an extremely intelligent individual who knows how to put things into terms that could continually box them in or expose thier weaknesses.

love havin these assholes on the ropes.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:45 pm 
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Excellent response, rooster...and glad you've still got work to go to!!!!! :bounce:

I was watching C-SPAN's Washington Journal this morning...and a caller from New York on the Independent line said that all the Repubs had to offer was the same tired old fear-mongering about taxes. He went on to say that everybody should be aware Obama's tax cut plan was on NET INCOME, not GROSS, which meant that small businesses grossing $250,000 but netting $70,000 would not have to worry about their taxes rising. Same thing for families. NET was the key word. The host and guest (forget who he was) agreed with the caller. If it's true, the Obama tax plan will grab a lot more of those wealthy folks Bush was favoring, and take them back to their Clinton era tax levels.

Apparently, many people reacted to Bobby Jindal like I did...they felt that he insulted their intelligence levels by speaking like he was talking to a bunch of kindergartners. The same caller I mentioned above stated that he was extremely insulted by Jindal.

TEE-HEE!

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Jindal's comment about how the Repugs have cleaned up Louisiana and done away with corruption would be laughable if it wasn't so pathetic. Does the name Vetter ring a bell? Better yet W/Brownie? What a lying tool!

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HERE HE COMES AGAIN....

Gov. Jindal defends message of his GOP speech


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The 37-year-old governor, regularly touted as a presidential contender, said he outlined a critical philosophical distinction between the views of Democrats and Republicans as he gave the national GOP response to Obama's first address to Congress last week.

Republican party leaders have touted the Oxford-educated Jindal, son of Indian immigrants, as the future of the GOP, generating lofty expectations for his debut national address. Jindal said he wrote the speech himself.

But the address has been the target of political commentators, comics and bloggers who called it amateurish and out of step with the American public. Some critiqued Jindal's delivery as too "sing-songy," and compared it to the late children's television host Mister Rogers. Some critics asserted the speech — which was many Americans' first view of Jindal — could have damaged the governor's long-term political aspirations.


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