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    Silence is golden and speaks louder than any teleprompter

    Silence is golden and speaks louder than any teleprompter

    Love this move:

    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.

    Pelosi said the party’s “silence” would “speak  volumes about their lack of commitment to creating jobs.”

    “The Republicans’ refusal to respond to the  president’s proposal on jobs is not only disrespectful to him, but to the  American people,” Pelosi said.

    But Boehner spokesman Mike Steel said Obama’s proposals on  Thursday “will rise or fall on their own merits,” suggesting a GOP response was  not needed.

    I don’t agree with any organized boycott of the speech.  Showing up at a Joint Session of Congress is part of the job description, although I do believe individual members can vote their consciences with their feet.

    But not responding? Silence is golden, and speaks louder than any teleprompter in this case.


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    BarbaraS | September 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Tip O’Neill refused to allow Reagan to speak to a joint session. Boehner should do the same. Tell obama there are just so many times a president can demand, uh, ask for a joint session and it be granted and he has already met his quota. All the networks that carry this excrement should be paid. Is there any chance that when, not if, he does this in the future and they waste their prime time on him, will they revolt and refuse to air his speech? Then again, there will not be any dim debates. To be fair, who would he debate? I guess Biden might be available and is always good for a laugh. He just went one better and used the power and office of the presidency to campaign for re-election. Is that illegal or not?

    It just occurred to me. This kind of stuff is the reason the dims were so ameniable to the sinking of the Fairness Doctrine. I wondered what they had up their sleeve for them to do that. If obamba gives a speech in a joint session like this, could a republican demand the same time and setting if the Fairness Doctrine was in force? He will do something like this many times during the next fourteen months.

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