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Gayle in MD
01-29-2010, 03:42 PM
Banks/Finance Paid for 53%
Coal 19%
Retail 8%
Insurance 6%
Alcohol 3%
Tobacco 8%
Other 3%

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Fang goes on to note, "When McDonnell opposes Obama's proposed efforts break up big banks, regulate the financial sector, and impose a financial responsibility fee to financial institutions which helped cause the current recession, it should be noted that the very industry McDonnell is fighting to defend underwrote the platform on which he is speaking, both virtually and in Richmond." But it should be noted that McDonnell made only passing mention to those White House efforts. Outside of generic free-market platitudes, McDonnell restricted his comments on the financial industry to a glancing and oblique mentions:

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Over-regulating employers won't create more employment; overtaxing investors won't foster more investment.

Top-down one-size fits all decision making should not replace the personal choices of free people in a free market, nor undermine the proper role of state and local governments in our system of federalism. As our Founders clearly stated, and we Governors understand, government closest to the people governs best.

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The next-largest contributor, the coal industry, got a stronger shout-out from McDonnell, who urged, "We are blessed here in America with vast natural resources, and we must use them all."

But this is an interesting aspect to the potential shift in the rebuttal presentation -- fancy staging and top-flight production value cost more money. It's going to be really fun to track who pays for these things -- for each political party -- going forward.

MORE:
Wall Street Bankers And Investors Fund New Media Platform For Gov. Bob McDonnell's SOTU Response [ThinkProgress]

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<span style="color: #000066">What else can Repubs come up with to try to dilute the fact that Obama is The President.

This staged attempt, was a bust. It was not only obvious, but ridiculous, not to mention, the speaker was self-absorbed, and off message, given what the President had addressed just minutes before.

Even more off-putting, was the short amount of time he has even been in office, not at all fitting to such a pretense of presidential trappings.

Staged, off message, comedic.</span>

pooltchr
01-29-2010, 05:12 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Even more off-putting, was the short amount of time he has even been in office, not at all fitting to such a pretense of presidential trappings.

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How funny! That was the same thought many of us had about Obama!

Steve