Boehner: No Response to Obama Speech

From Fox News:

Republicans have decided they’re not going to give a rebuttal to President Obama’s jobs speech later this week, a decision House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi took as a high affront to the White House.

At least three GOP lawmakers also have announced they’re not going to show up for the presidential address. House Speaker John Boehner’s office then confirmed Tuesday evening that nobody from the party would deliver an official televised response…

Nancy thinks we’re being mean…actually, we’re just being indifferent.  Unless Obama pulls out something really surprising – ie, a complete shift to GOP ideas on the economy – there is just not much to say about his speech.  From what we can tell, the speech will be some hundreds of billions in stimulus – more spending of money we don’t have in service of a policy which has already failed.  Maybe this is all just a strategic smokescreen and Obama will wow us and the whole world with a big policy change…but I’m not counting on it…and I’ll be able to read the speech afterwards if necessary.

As it stands right now, President Obama is a leader who has lost the respect of the American people…even the left is getting testy with him.  Obama has no one but himself to blame for this state of affairs…and if he hadn’t spent the last two and a half years routinely insulting us, things would be different.  Now it is up to Obama to show us different…and if he can’t do it, there is no need for us to try and burnish his image by pretending he’s doing anything worthwhile with this jobs speech.

6 thoughts on “Boehner: No Response to Obama Speech

  1. neocon1 September 7, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    None needed, how do you respond to a steaming pile of BS?
    well maybe with a big P-You !

  2. hermie September 7, 2011 / 4:54 pm

    It’s more throwing away of taxpayer’s dollars. Like giving campaign contributors’ bad investments government-backed loans of a half billion dollars for ‘green’ jobs which if they ever existed, vanished overnight.

  3. Cluster September 7, 2011 / 5:14 pm

    How do you give a rebuttal to a lecture? This isn’t a plan, this is simply a campaign speech designed to set up straw man arguments, paint the GOP as extreme, and divide this nation along class lines. It will be the most embarrassing moment of his Presidency and there have already been quite a few of those.

    • neocon September 7, 2011 / 9:41 pm

      It will be the most embarrassing moment of his Presidency and there have already been quite a few of those.

      He aint done yet, give the boy time he will easily top that, amateurs R us

  4. bozo September 8, 2011 / 3:49 am

    Why bother? Obozo talks all centrist and bipartisan, then caves to every GOP demand in the end. It wouldn’t come as a shock for him to embrace GOP policy, it would be a shock for him to embrace Democratic policies.

    What more do you want? Obozo couldn’t get RomneyCare through congress. Couldn’t get GOP-invention “cap and trade” even to first base. Tar sands are on their way to Texas. Taxes are at lifetime-lows. Corporate profits are at all-time highs. No terrorist trials in the U.S.A. Guantanamo is alive and well. Is there something he’s not doing that you’d like him to do? Cave on EPA regulations? Done. PATRIOT Act? Stronger than ever. Ignore war criminals? What war criminals?

    They’re not giving a rebuttal because they don’t want to be seen on camera saying “yeah, what he said…goodnight!”

    • neocon1 September 8, 2011 / 5:53 am


      you sound like a bitter clinger to your prayer rug and KKKoran.

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