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State of the Union?

Posted on 2015-01-21
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Last Modified: 2016-10-09

State of the Union?

With an hour of Barack Obama's live speech followed by five republican responses to it, how about highlighting a topic or issue to favor or disfavor (from any of the six)?

 - or -

You may try other nation's approach to annual speech, such as that from Vlad Putin?

The five (5) GOP Responses 'officially' ... prerecorded were by:

Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-Florida) - Spanish translation
Representative Curt Clawson (R-Florida) - on behalf of the tea party
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Unofficial Rebuttal from:

Governor Jeb Bush                 (R-Florida)
Governor Mitt Romney          (R-Massachusettes)
Governor Mike Huckabee     (R-Arkansas)
Representative Steve King    (R-Iowa)
Senator Marco Rubio             (R-Florida)

Representative John Katko  (A-New York)
Vice President Joe Biden      (D-Delaware)
Hillary Clinton                         (D-New York)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  (for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio)

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President Obama’s State of the Union Address — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery
https://medium.com/@WhiteHouse/president-obamas-state-of-the-union-address-remarks-as-prepared-for-delivery-55f9825449b2 - [One sample extracted]
I want them to grow up in a country that shows the world what we still know to be true: that we are still more than a collection of red states and blue states; that we are the United States of America.

'I won both of them.' President Barack Obama's best State of the Union line Tuesday or ever?
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/21/barack-obama-won-both-of-them/ - By Matthew T. Hall- JAN. 21, 2015
The line that will be remembered most... wasn't even in the advance copy.

Here's how he set it up.

"I have no more campaigns to run," said Obama, sticking to the script before his smile was interrupted by partisan cheers.

"I know because I won both of them," he quickly added.

This six-second remix is your new jam. Also, pretty funny.
I won both of themhttps://twitter.com/RevoltTV/status/557951162050441216/photo/1
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All I can say is Obama sure knows how to pick a fight.
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I thought announcement was Boehner not replying to SOTU to give (yield) floor to Netanyahu. But now it seems there's another month to go (now for March 3), so I think it not worth holding MQ open for that.

I am still at a loss for how to address those who say they are responding, when their talking head was prerecorded (off the mark)

So, Last call.
Netanyahu’s Congress speech stirs growing backlash in Israel and the U.S.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/01/30/netanyahus-congress-speech-stirs-growing-backlash-in-israel-and-the-u-s/ - By Ishaan Tharoor January 30
Netanyahu is expected to speak his mind about the threat posed by Iran,

Obama will not meet with the prime minister so close to his country's elections.

Israeli premier's arrival on the behest of Boehner has been widely perceived to cross a sort of red line -- an act that's not only politically provocative, but also shows disrespect to the institution of the presidency. Even Fox News was upset about it, as well as prominent Israel-friendly commentators.

Israeli journalist Tal Schneider quipped that Boehner "has just joined the Likud campaign," referring to Netanyahu's political party.
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In closing, while I had hoped for attaining some form of list or bullets of key issues/points, it seems there existed more a "ho-hum' (non-responsive or non caring) attitude, and it is time to move on to newer related issues, such as of potential candidates gaining sponsors, debating, and visiting key primary state - whether or no any list them on public opinion polls.

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by:Jerry Wades
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Practical analysis - Incidentally , if someone is interested a TX Transcript Request Form , my assistant filled out a fillable form here <code>https://goo.gl/1JnnpY</code>

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