There were a lot of Republicans jockying for the camera after the president’s State of the Union speech last night, moderate Democrats, on the other hand, were clearing out quickly.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers of Washington gave the official Republican response:
Read the comments at YouTube if you need a reminder of how much trouble this nation is in.
Truth Revolt: Feminist Comedian: ‘I Want to Rip Out the Uterus’ of ‘C***’ McMorris Rodgers and ‘Eat It’
What was it that Mike Huckabee said that was so outrageous and offensive, again? Oh yeah. He said; “if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”
Hm…Anybody else ever notice that the bar that measures what constitutes “vile” behavior is set much lower for Democrats than it is for Republicans?
Senator Mike Lee (UT) gave the Tea Party response:
See also: DAILY CALLER: Six reasons why Mike Lee’s tea party response to the State of the Union was AMAZING.
Senator Ted Cruz shared his thoughts with Megyn Kelly, after the speech last night on Fox:
Rand Paul gave his own response – just because:
Paul cited former President Ronald Reagan when he made the argument that “government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.”
“If we don’t understand the cause of joblessness, we’ll have trouble fixing it,” Paul said. “As we entered into the Great Recession, Republicans and Democrats misdiagnosed the problem as too little government. So they gave us more government in the form of bank bailouts and a government stimulus plan.”
The fact of the matter is, he explained, the government doesn’t create jobs very well, he said.
Cato Institute scholars Alex Nowrasteh, Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Benjamin H. Friedman, Simon Lester, Neal McCluskey, Mark Calabria, Dan Mitchell, Justin Logan, Patrick J. Michaels, Walter Olson and Jim Harper respond to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address.
What? Harry Reid said vulnerable Democrats were looking forward to campaigning with Obama.
But I don’t know – on CNN last night they were saying that Demcrats were running away.
The applause in the chamber for Obama was tepid. Republicans mostly sat on their hands. But one group – moderate Democrats up for reelection this year – had a less casual reaction.
Hot Air for a Fact-Check Round-up: Snow jobs and minimum honesty:
Usually after the State of the Union, we’d feature a media fact check to see where spin crossed the line in the presidential address into “You lie!” territory. Perhaps because Barack Obama managed to “win” Politifact’s Lie of the Year in 2013, we have a few media outlets on the case today — the Associated Press, Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post, and Politicoall got rapid research completed overnight. What nuggets did they find?
Ted Cruz: President Obama Dodged Our Questions!
HE REFUSED TO PROVIDE ANSWERS ABOUT IRS SCANDAL, BENGHAZI ATTACKS, PROTECTING OUR PRIVACY, OBAMACARE, AND THE ECONOMY
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today highlighted the questions that President Obama failed to answer last night in his State of the Union address.
“Last night President Obama had the opportunity to answer critical questions that millions of Americans are asking all around the country, but he didn’t, which is precisely why so many Americans have lost trust in this President,” Sen. Cruz said. “If President Obama truly wanted to restore credibility to his government, he would have announced meaningful action on a series of urgent matters that are of great importance to our safety and freedoms. He would have addressed the IRS’s illegal targeting of conservatives, announced action to bring terrorists to justice for the attacks on our embassy in Benghazi, taken steps to protect Americans from unjustifiable privacy violations by the federal government, provided Americans relief from Obamacare’s hurtful effects, and committed to pro-growth policies to get more Americans working. Instead, he showed that he refuses to hold himself or members of his Administration accountable to the American people. Rather, he intends to pursue more executive actions, in defiance of the separation of powers, the will of the American people, and their elected representatives.”
Ace’s assessment – (speaking for o-so many of us):
I can’t weigh in on whether it was a “good speech.” I strongly doubt that. But I didn’t watch. At 1:30 am or so I went to bed and turned on the TV and the speech was replaying on Fox. I heard Obama say something — I forget what, but he used his Stage Whisper fake drama voice — and I cursed “F*** you” at the TV.
I brushed my teeth and didn’t hear much more than I had the first time. When I came back out, he said something else clingy, desperate, and false, and again I said “F*** you,” then I turned him off my TV and watched something else for twenty minutes.
So that’s what I got out of it.