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I've written my LTE about the Republican responses to the SotU address. What I focused on was so many responses -- so few proposals. For that matter, I wrote a previous LTE about how many responses there were (before there were so many).

That was a choice. One letter to the editor should be about one issue. (And you shouldn't write two letters about two issues to the same publication in the same week.) But it was my choice among a field of possibilities:

1) So many responses -- so few proposals
2) The Republican said that jobs would be better. What have the Republicans proposed to bring more jobs?
3) Somehow, Obama's policies are responsible for the tragic crash of the economy which began a year before Obama was even elected.
4) Before the Republicans can persuade us that their policies would produce a better country, they have to agree upon what their policies would be.
5) A Republican House leader said (on NPR) after the address that the House Republicans wouldn't consider comprehensive immigration reform, but they would consider piecemeal bills. The comprehensive plan gives a path to citizenship in exchange for harder enforcement. What evidence is there that there is any majority to pass one of those without the other? That's merely an excuse for doing nothing.

And that's only the responses -- and only one was a response I heard.

A friend wrote a LTE on the hypocrisy of applauding a veteran who had gone through elaborate surgery and rehab in the VA when the Repugs had voted to gut VA funding so the victim of the next IED wouldn't have that opportunity.

What other themes deserve our input? Which of those deserved your input? Where did you send that LTE or blog post?


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