Partisan Comments on “The State of the Union.”

State of the Union 2022

It is delightful to see two powerful women behind the President for a State of the Union Address, I suspect for the first time in our history.

Thankfully the President’s agenda didn’t pass, because even members of his own party said enough is enough. Well, the American people share that view. Enough is enough. — Gov. Kim Reynolds

Actually, a good deal of President Biden’s agenda did pass — the America Cares Act and the infrastructure bill. Build Back Better hasn’t yet passed because nearly every Republican opposed it. Enough is enough is a platitude, not a policy. Tom Reed also used that phrase.

Last night, we heard a speech offering the government as the solution. America’s power rests in its people. I trust the people and therefore reject the heart of this speech. It is time to solve our problems through true leadership willing to work with both sides to achieve people-driven solutions to the serious issues facing our nation. — Rep. Tom Reed

Which Republicans are willing to work with both sides, Tom Reed doesn’t say. Tom’s rejection of President Biden’s speech in its entirety, doesn’t suggest “working with both sides,” nor has he often shown any willingness to do that himself.

The state of our nation and our world is much worse than it was one year ago. Virtually every major crisis our nation faces today has been caused or exacerbated by President Biden. — Rep. Claudia Tenney (who wants to represent NY-23)

A year ago, Covid was raging in part due to TFG’s incompetence and in part to Republican opposition to public health measures. Claudia Tenney, like Tom Reed, discounts the views of the majority of New Yorkers who certainly don’t hold President Biden responsible for every problem we face or believe that Republicans have a responsible platform.

https://www.npr.org/2022/03/01/1083855975/republican-response-iowa-kim-reynolds-text-state-of-the-union

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7 Responses to Partisan Comments on “The State of the Union.”

  1. Arthur Ahrens says:

    Isn’t this a dog bites man story?

    The time when Republicans were honest, trustworthy and working in the service of the country is far in the past.

    Anything ANY Democrat does will receive the same knee-jerk inane talking-point Trumpublican criticism.

    We’ll see if Americans are still buying what the TFG and his party are selling in November.

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  2. Gary Perry says:

    There were some unusual awkward moments during the State of the Union address Tuesday night.
    I don’t have anyway of capturing them but this YouTube clip does a good job of capturing a few of them.
    My Persian friends thought it was unfortunate but humorous when President Biden mistakenly called the Ukrainian people Iranians.
    Somehow the likes of ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS did not mention this Wed morning or Wed evening.

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  3. Arthur Ahrens says:

    There was a time, long ago, when Fox News had something to contribute to the conversation. That is long gone.

    Now they are little more than an ‘entertainment’ platform employing performers who revel in cherry picking and creative editing to keep their gullible readers in a state of emotional frenzy. Note the exit of real newspeople like Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace.

    Fox’s cash cow is Tucker Carlson, whose nightly show reliably gets huge ratings. Carlson was sued for slander recently by Karen MacDougal. Carlson and Fox’s lawyers argued in his defense that he is merely and entertainer and shouldn’t be held accountable for what he says. The judge in the case, an appointee of TFG, stated that the “‘general tenor’ of the show should then inform a viewer that [Carlson] is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.’ ”

    In other words, Tucker spews nonsense, and only a fool would believe anything he says. Could easily be said about the rest of Fox’s staff.

    A lot of people have their worldview informed by the likes of Tucker, Greg, Harris, and the rest of the lying liars, and try to pass this deformed opinion set as reality.

    Fox has somehow retained one credible personality, Jennifer Griffin. Griffin appeared on numerous Fox shows this week and was kept quite busy correcting hosts and guests in their continued efforts to spew lies and misinformation. She proved to be an accurate and reliable fact checker.

    She said something during her many appearances on Fox shows that made me think of you, Gary Perry.

    Appearing on Trey Gowdy’s show, she said, “I feel like I need to correct some of the things that Col. Douglas MacGregor said, and I’m not sure that 10 minutes is enough time to do so, because there were so many distortions.”

    So to the point. And so true.

    Keep cherry picking and creative editing and posting Gary. And I will follow the judge’s admonition about Tucker Carlson’s show when reading your posts.

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  4. Wonderful point/counterpoint except that the points attempted to be made were hardly worth the time and energy it took to respond. The disparity within the current batch of Republicans is currently a great source of despair in my life as I think about the next four years…

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  5. whungerford says:

    Thanks for your comment Gary. I enjoy putting my ideas and concerns into writing, as I suspect you do as well.

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  6. Gary Perry says:

    The FOX News youtube clip was used because it was the first reference i came across that was not the entire SOTU Address.
    Commenting on FOX News is completely off topic.
    I don’t get cable news so i only see FOX News while staying in hotels traveling for business or the occassional youtube clips.
    The comments were my observation and opinion on VP Harris.

    The VP of the USA is a blundering gaffes machine and a cackling embarrassment

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  7. Gary Perry says:

    I am starting to feel embarrassed for and just a little pity for VP Kamala Harris

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