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Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Botched Speech
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord

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Posted By:OregonTrail, 1/31/2014 2:09:10 PM

Timidity as biography. Real message? “PLEASE LIKE ME!!!!” Cathy McMorris Rodgers is doubtless a terrific person. But alas? Alas, the Congresswoman botched her speech. Before she delivered her speech answering President Obama’s State of the Union address, perhaps she should have spent some time dipping into Sean Hannity’s Conservative Solutions. But instead? America learned Cathy McMorris Rodgers had a baby eight weeks ago.Good for her. But…really? As part of the official response to the State of the Union? Yes, this particular speech is always a problem. The response never can match the majesty of the President in the majestic House Chamber surrounded by pomp and ceremony.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/31/2014 2:18:12 PM     (No. 9713354)

Providing evidence again why we are known as the Stupid Party. We just don´t get it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 1/31/2014 2:37:36 PM     (No. 9713370)

FTA, "There is a GOP Establishment that repeatedly tries to drain the philosophical content from the GOP. To win by saying:

“Elect X! He/she is a hero/businessman/great Mom/Dad/Spouse/grateful child.”

It is timidity disguised as biography."

And it´s a losing strategy...but Republican elites and party leaders continue to repeat it. Insanity!


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Reply 3 - Posted by: gagolfer, 1/31/2014 2:56:24 PM     (No. 9713400)

Does anyone even watch the responses? They are written and rehearsed before the chosen one has even seen the provided written copy of the President´s speech, so they really can´t rebut anything. And they always are over-rehearsed and unnatural. No one can smile every 15 seconds while looking only at a camera and not appear clownish. They refuse to commit to anything specific and be held to it, so what´s the point?

Doing the response has hurt many more response speakers than it has helped. Bobby Jindahl still hasn´t totally recovered and Michelle Bachman became a laughingstock. Better to turn down the opportunity.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nimby, 1/31/2014 3:11:58 PM     (No. 9713423)

Tea Party response by Mike Lee was on the mark. No fluff.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: judy, 1/31/2014 3:17:07 PM     (No. 9713431)

Why did Boehner select an unknown? This man needs a serious exam at the emergency room. How much more do we have to take to begin impeachment? Nobody likes this guy, he´s not a leader.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 1/31/2014 3:27:57 PM     (No. 9713452)

Bravo Jeffrey Lord for this most essential tutorial!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/31/2014 3:35:03 PM     (No. 9713468)

Dittos, #3. Ever since that disastrous response, I can´t help but think of Aziz Ansari every time I see a photo of Bobby Jindal. I know he´s better than what happened that night but the image is forever embedded in my mind.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Straitpath, 1/31/2014 3:36:14 PM     (No. 9713470)

GOP leaders??? What is wrong??? Opportunity missed. On purpose? It had to be. I can´t stand to think they are that stupid!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bedub, 1/31/2014 3:43:36 PM     (No. 9713483)

Her ´performance´ was like reading a high school English essay to a group of middle-schoolers, trying not to say anything to contradict their liberal/progressive lesson plans.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/31/2014 3:50:01 PM     (No. 9713488)

This concept of replying days beforehand to something you haven´t heard is too trite for words- how can anyone be passionate and demonstrate fire in the belly under such straightened circumstances. Whoever developed this striking way to disadvantage good people should be tarred and feathered.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 1/31/2014 4:11:05 PM     (No. 9713514)

Why do we do a canned response? Why not have a couple of heavy hitters have a back and forth discussion after listening to the speech?
I tried to watch Cathy McMorris Rodgers and it became uncomfortable, almost like I was wearing woolen underwear in July. She seems like a nice lady, but nice ladies aren´t what we need.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/31/2014 4:26:10 PM     (No. 9713537)

O come on. We know why Rep Rogers was chosen for this duty. Would you rather the elites dressed Ryan in a frock and sent the lad out in front of the cameras to deliver the words. This is a woman who relates as she had given birth...to a special needs child. With the fairy tales of Conservatives´ war on women who but a woman would be nominated just to prove the opposition wrong again. Sorry I missed Mike Lee´s response, but I heard it was very well given.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/31/2014 7:52:57 PM     (No. 9713864)

What was interesting is the Republican establishment appeared to be EMBARRASSED at Governor Palin´s advice to the party to reach out to American parents of special needs children. Her efforts went nowhere because the party too dumb to see a golden opportunity. I saw R´s actually criticize her being photographed so much during the campaign holding little Trig. She was way ahead of the curve on this issue. She had bravely walked the Pro-Life walk all the way. The party wasn´t interested THEN but now is with a Congresswoman with different politics. Sad.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/31/2014 10:49:41 PM     (No. 9714020)

Rogers sounded like she wanted to be the PTA president. Right response, wrong time.

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