Reaction to Obama Speech

Rep. Joe Courtney recorded a short audio reaction to the president’s speech. Listen to it here (MP3).

I thought Obama did very well, for the most part. What did you think?

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10 responses to “Reaction to Obama Speech

  1. AndersonScooper

    Obama is our Ronald Reagan.

    And if the CT GOP rump doesn’t want to recognize that reality, you’re going to spend a long time in the political wilderness…

  2. I don’t have TV (not even broadcast), but what I see on youtube… I agree in the sense that he’s a fantastic speaker.

    Doesn’t mean the ideas are good though. I mean, at this point the MSM is praising him for promising to halve the deficit in four years. And while I applaud him for moving in the right direction… we’re on the Titanic.

    With $56 trillion in liabilities (incl $34 trillion in Medicare that goes belly up in 2018, I think… and $12 trillion in current debt.) our problems may not be solved if the gov’t continued collecting $3 trillion in taxes annually… and eliminated all spending!

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Obama and recognize he’s been dealt most of this bad hand. But he could show some real leadership by dumping Tim “FOI doesn’t apply to my banking cronies for national security reasons” Geithner and Helicopter Ben… and by opening a discussion on America’s future monetary system… and on monetary policy. But like Presidents before him for decades… he just does as he’s told… as he did last fall when he voted for Bush’s billionaire bailout.

  3. reminds of the Hillary comment… when Barack described Reagan as a transformative figure and HRC tried to tattoo him for supporting Reagan.

    Her analysis was nonsense. But you have a point Scoop. Obama is good… damn good.

  4. Did anyone notice that the official Republican responseto the speech by La.’s Gov. missed a few points…in the entire speech, not once were the words banks, housing, wall street, mortgage, or unemployment spoken

  5. I don’t have TV (not even broadcast)

    Probably why you still speak in full sentences and all.

    You’re not missing much anyway and the darn things have a way of being on all the time, turning our minds to mush.

  6. Obama is our Ronald Reagan.

    And if the CT GOP rump doesn’t want to recognize that reality, you’re going to spend a long time in the political wilderness…

    So shall the GOP treat Obama as the liberals treated Reagan back in the day? I don’t seem to recall an “open arms” type policy by the Democrats to Reagan. Please explain exactly what is your point?

  7. Did anyone notice that the official Republican responseto the speech by La.’s Gov. missed a few points…in the entire speech, not once were the words banks, housing, wall street, mortgage, or unemployment spoken

    Nope – he stayed on point.

    Big government won’t solve anything.
    Big government won’t solve anything.
    Big government won’t solve anything.
    Big government won’t solve anything.

    He was perfect.

    Bobby has a 1st cousin in Southbury; we’re going to drag him up here sooner or later; he has pretty good box-office with Republicans right now.

  8. So shall the GOP treat Obama as the liberals treated Reagan back in the day?

    Speaking only for myself; I refuse to act like a Democrat.

  9. Good speech, hit the bulls-eye. Seriousness, leadership, responsibility, no BS, no torture, and “stand back conservo-fascist-Republicans, because we’re gonna govern left-of-center, and the people are with me.”

    The times they are a’changin’.

    What a contrast to the last eight years? Fear, corruption and idiocy?

    Good speech, first month into a serious ordeal. Governor Mardi Gras – not so much. Pretty bad when you are the great-brown-hope and Brooksie is bashing you on PBS. “Kenneth from 30-Rock?!?” is right.

    GOP better figure out how to step up and share some modicum of power and investment in the future, or they gonna speak for 18% of the people, with that hard-Right misery message.

  10. Partisanship can be blinding to many realities.

    no BS…

    ??Huh?? That’s was THE central ingredient to the latest ‘motivational speaker’ blast.

    What a contrast to the last eight years? Fear…

    Do you work the late night TV stand up circuit under another name?

    Obama’s tactic on shoving the guaranted-to-fail stimulus though was 100 percent based on fear, making numerous statements to induce fright.

    GOP better figure out how to step up .. or they gonna speak for 18% of the people..

    Agreed, there is not room for dissention under the new Messiah. I recall the Democrats being completely silent when the previous president was making boneheaded moves, taking the country in the wrong direction, etc.

    That was the way to success, no?

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