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Local residents react to the State of the Union address

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Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:21 am | Updated: 1:05 pm, Thu Jan 27, 2011.

President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union on Tuesday night in front of Congress and a television audience in the millions. Below is reaction from local politicians, educators and business advocates.

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton

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  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:44 pm on Thu, Jan 27, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4485

    I found the SOTU to be an excellent speech which was meant to inspire the American public to get things done. A campaign speech? Every speech a sitting president makes could be considered a campaign speech because they are usually highlighting accomplishments and looking to future efforts. Boring? Not in the least unless you are completely deaf or hate Obama anyway and don't care to listen.

    Michele Bachmann should not, first of all, been given the opportunity by CNN to make a response to the SOTU. She is an official of the Republican Party, and Paul Ryan was already tasked with that responsibility. She couldn't even look directly into the camera while reading her spiel and was reminiscent of Glenn Beck with all of her charts and graphs.

    And I wonder why the Tea Party Express/Patriots, etc., have not questioned Ms. Bachmann about the amount of money she and her husband receive in Federal subsidies for their family farm. I wonder if Ms. Bachmann is going to give up the Federal and State pensions she has "earned" by her years in Federal and State service. Bachmann is constantly harping about people getting "free money" from the government. Were pensions and Federal farm subsidies in the Constitution?...she is obviously a hypocrite of the highest order.

    I just cannot wait for a Bachmann presidency. It'll be a bigger hoot than the GWB years (minus the foreign invasions, that is). She'll be calling for the "investigation" of all members of Congress to find out who all the "anti-Americans" are.

     
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