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    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

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