State of the Union, Questions and Responses

I heard two of these questions today on the radio and threw in one of my own. Here are the questions and my answers to them:
  1. Do you think it is your civic duty to watch the State of the Union address tonight?
    No. I used to watch them all of the time but have grown tired of all of the rhetorical speech and partisan reactions in the chamber. Watching half the room stand/clap and the other half sit with sour faces brings out the cynic in me. And one thing I do not need more of is cynicism.
  2. What do you think about Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) giving a response speech for the Tea Party?
    Could be one of the most divisive things that has been pushed on the GOP since the Tea Party has experienced it's rise to power. It will be interesting to see where Ms. Bachmann agrees and disagrees with Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI). 
  3. Is it really necessary for the GOP and the Tea Party to give nationally televised speeches responding to the president's speech?
    No. These responses have always annoyed me. They are many times a sad case of sour grapes talk and, in my opinion, no one really cares about the rantings of people who are elected to simply represent their respective states.
Please let me know how you would answer the questions. Even if you disagree.


  1. My sentiments exactly!
    Listening to babble and rhetoric is not my cup of tea.

  2. I think the State of the Union speech has lost its purpose. It is more of a political show.

    I don't watch it anymore.

    Scott McCrae

  3. The rhetorical speech kills me. But you don't have to watch the nationally televised version to hear it. Just watch the news. But they'll sum it up in under two minutes.

  4. I have only one thing to say about the whole thing.

    Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

    And did I mention blah?


  5. I watched it. I heard some things I had never heard a president say before. It was annoying to see the typical division and its embarrassing that as such a strong nation the truth is we can't stand each other (or so it seems in politics). That Michelle whatshername and her speech was totally inappropriate and people like her scare me.


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