- Posted January 29, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
No Gaffes, But No Substance in GOP Response to SOTU
Washington State Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, fourth ranking member in the Republican caucus, provided the GOP response to President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union Address tonight.
The Congresswoman spoke in clear tones, with a smile and committed no gaffes. Being a woman, the Congresswoman put a different face on the party of opposition which continues to struggle with attracting women voters in election after election.
While McMorris Rodgers was a calming face with what can only be described as a delivery with a woman's touch, what she had to say was soothing rather than raspy as GOP responses often are. What was lacking was substance.
Time and again she spoke about Republicans having alternatives to the President's policies, but she failed to say how they were different and what was in those plans.
She did speak to closing the opportunity gap, but failed to say how Republicans are trying to do this or will do this.
From the Cornfield, while it was nice to see a woman in power, and a Republican, presenting the GOP response, I was left empty and unsure what the Republicans will do about changing the direction of the nation and put the country on the right track.
To read the full transcript of the Republican response to the SOTU: http://cnn.com/interactive/2014/01/politics/sotu-speech-transcript/index.html?hpt=po_c1