Judging by the response to President Obama’s State Of The Union from Houston area representation, it’s crystal clear, there will always be two distinct forces at work in the nation’s capitol. For almost an hour, the president applied theatrics to drive home his ideology and depending on what side of the fence you’re on, it was masterful, or a disgrace.
Masterful in the sense, once again, Republicans are backed into a corner. Disgraceful in the sense, this address used victims of violence to drive home it’s points.
Follow the sentiment from around the Houston area:
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands: “He’s a divisive president, up here I didn’t see that changing. I think Congress is going to try to find, just as it did recently at the end of the year, find a way we can sit down together rather than with the White House to try and find solutions.”
Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land: “What I heard tonight was borderline delusional – a return to the failed policies of the past. Our addiction to spending is like an addiction to drugs. President Obama wants to make us more dependent on government spending. We know what happens to the addict who can’t kick his habit, yet the President’s prescription is more drugs.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn: “If we want to grow the nation’s economy and create jobs, Washington needs to embrace the Texas model. I will continue to push this President to adopt our proven formula of limited government, low taxes, and sensible regulations – because America can, and should, do much better.”
Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston: “I could not agree more with the President on focusing on creating jobs and growing the middle class, especially through investing in our domestic manufacturing and national infrastructure.
Rep. Al Green, D-Houston: “The state of the union is strong and the state of the economy is strengthening. To protect is as it strengthens we need to invest in infrastructure.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston: “The president spoke to all his critics tonight.”
Masterful or disgraceful, regardless, as Texas on the Potomac points out, this country, it’s representation and it’s current administration are no where close to being the United States of America, everybody pretends it is.