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State of the Union: time for Republicans
to let a woman do the talking

Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/28/2014 7:29:50 AM

The State of the Union is one of the great fixtures in the US political calendar, when all eyes focus on the President--and his special guests in the First Lady´s box above. However, with Mr Obama largely neutered by Obamcare woes, implacable Republican opposition in Congress and sinking approval ratings, arguably of much greater interest will be the Republican response, which is delivered in a televised address just a few minutes after the President stops speaking. This year the honour has gone to a Congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is the highest-rank Republican woman in the House of Representatives, but

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/28/2014 7:37:32 AM     (No. 9708524)

Gender politics aside, it is past time for the GOP to let a Conservative do the talking.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mnwxyz, 1/28/2014 7:49:24 AM     (No. 9708539)

Wrong woman! She´s a big pro-amnesty freak.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: suedotsue, 1/28/2014 8:05:56 AM     (No. 9708561)

Big mistake. If Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks she´s saying Boehner´s words which in turn are the Chamber of Commerce´s words which are that the radical left is great and right of center Americans are the problem. Leading up to 2010 elections Ms. Rodgers at least once said she strongly favored defunding ObamaCare. Another time in 2010 said she´d work her heart out to repeal it and make sure no money went out for it. In Aug. 2013 she said ObamaCare is fine no need to defund it, no different than car insurance.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 1/28/2014 8:24:58 AM     (No. 9708601)

I don´t have a problem with the gender side of the selection. However, if we´re going to pick a woman it should be Susana Martinez. Not only would she appeal to conservatives but she´d appeal to young women and minorities.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/28/2014 8:25:29 AM     (No. 9708603)

Great fixture? It´s gratuitous hypocrisy and completely unnecessary under the Constitution, as George Will regularly points out.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Moritz55, 1/28/2014 8:46:18 AM     (No. 9708639)

I am amazed how many posters seem to have ESP! why else would they automatically condemn Rep. Rogers response to the State of the Union speech before she says a single word? Maybe I´m old-fashioned, but how about waiting until after she speaks to judge her?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 1/28/2014 8:54:40 AM     (No. 9708656)

I had to stop reading the article because I could feel my disgust rising. First of all, I was watching Huckabee´s show when he said the words that some claim are so offensive.

This writer doesn´t seem to understand the difference between praising, which Huckabee was doing and criticizing which he wasn´t. However, he used the term "libido" which must have really angered the left! OMG as if their poor little ears have never heard that word before! It connotes SEX, as if birth control doesn´t imply sex?

Huckabee was pointing out that Dems look at women as if they are so dumb that they can´t control their libido; therefore, they must be given free birth control. He was giving women credit for being mature enough to have self control in such matters.

Rand Paul was also spot on by implying the double standard Democrats seem to have when their former standard bearer performed like a lecherous old man, while his wife tried to give him cover. There was even a resurgence of the Tammy Wynette song "Stand By Your Man". Who can forget Bill and Hillary locked in a wet bathing suit pose dancing on the beach just to prove Bill only had eyes for Hillary. The fact that lofos actually swallowed that tripe was sickening. So Rand was right - Bill got a pass.

Right now I´ll give the Republicans some praise for choosing a woman to give the response. I´m with #6 "...how about waiting until after she speaks to judge her?"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/28/2014 8:55:12 AM     (No. 9708657)

Ya don´t need ESP #6, to see a herd of RINO´s coming your way.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/28/2014 9:00:14 AM     (No. 9708664)

Here a "RINO", there a "RINO", everywhere a "RINO", but the names keep changing and the list keeps growing, since we are apparently supposed to be able to identify someone completely unsuitable for our attention ahead of time.

I´ll listen to her and then I´ll decide if I´m simpatico with her. I assume that´s allowed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/28/2014 9:00:47 AM     (No. 9708666)

Sort of agree with #7 - the Dems have shoved down our throats all this talk about women´s rights, women´s reproductive health, etc. What is the only think Sandra Fluke is (in)famous for? Talking about the cost of her birth control. They shove sex, contraception, abortion, etc in our faces and I find that especailly offensive as a woman, and as soon as the Republicans challenge any of this - they are attacked as misoygnists, etc. Or as Dana Perino and Andrea Tantanos stated: Republicans men cannot mention women and sex in the same sentence, but of course, Dems can and do.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/28/2014 9:06:36 AM     (No. 9708675)

“We must pass immigration reform,” McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking House Republican, said. “It’s a priority for Republicans, for Democrats. There’s a recognition that it’s important to America. It’s important to our economy. America has long been the land of immigrants.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-immigration-97878.html#ixzz2rhZWySPj

The Plantation Republicans are out in full force. Exploitable illegals must be getting in short supply.

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