What Marco Rubio Should Say In His State of The Union ResponseSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 21:17
What Marco Rubio Should Say In His State of The Union Response
The Florida senator is giving the GOP response to President Obama tomorrow night. Here's what he should say.
Ira Stoll | February 11, 2013
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida is scheduled to give the Republican response to President Obama’s state of the Union address Tuesday night. Here’s one approach he may want to consider for his speech:
My fellow Americans, Good evening.
You just heard President Obama outline his views of the challenges facing our country, and of some possible solutions. Often in our democratic system, the two parties disagree both about goals and about the means of achieving those goals, and the president can express frustration at Congress for obstructing those goals.
But our nation’s challenges are too great to allow partisan divisions to prevent us from working together to solve our nation’s problems. That is why, first thing tomorrow, I will introduce legislation in the Senate called the Barack Obama Campaign Promise Implementation Act of 2013. Also tomorrow morning, similar legislation will be introduced in the House by my fellow Republicans.
The legislation has a variety of provisions, but they have one thing in common — they’ve all been endorsed already by President Obama.