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February 25th, 2009

Political Reactions to Obama’s speech

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Written by: The Iowa Republican

President Obama SpeakingSome reaction’s to President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress Tuesday.

“Republicans want to work with President Obama. We appreciate his message of hope — but sometimes it seems we look for hope in different places. Democratic leaders in Washington place their hope in the federal government. We place our hope in you — the American people. In the end, it comes down to an honest and fundamental disagreement about the proper role of government.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.

“As President Obama made clear tonight, there is still a lot of work to do to get our country back on track. But better days do lie ahead. … I have full confidence that he will make the investments and choices necessary to put us on the path to fiscal responsibility and keep the American dream alive.” — Gov. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Democratic National Committee chairman.
“The Democratic leadership in Congress must be willing to work with Republicans to stop out-of-control spending, promote the creation of jobs, and to keep our troops properly funded. Now would be a good time for this young Administration to ask the Democrat leaders in Congress to actually consider working in a bipartisan way to solve the real problems Americans are facing.” — Michael Steele, Republican National Committee chairman.

“There is opportunity in every crisis and President Obama is right to seize our global economic emergency as a time to lay a more solid foundation for our nation’s growth.” — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif.

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