posted on Jan, 21 2015 @ 10:31 AM
I think the way the rebuttals played out is interesting, so I bring it to ATS.
The main rebuttal by Joni Ernst (R-IA), did not include the word "immigration" . That's what I expected and is in line with my belief that the GOP
is being paid to make sure all the loopholes stay open for the cheap labor while using WASP outrage to rally their base. This is one of the most
successful GOP domestic strategies in my view. It's pure duplicitous genius.
Then we have Rand Paul, who did his own rebuttal in his drive for 2016 GOP POTUS nomination. He did not utter the word immigration. He's on the right
page of the playbook. Ambiguous, vague while eliciting fear and outrage. Good stuff. Mitt Romney should study up.
That would have been uninteresting if it weren't for the Spanish language rebuttal by Carlos Curbelo (R-FL). After his rebuttal was translated, it
seems he not only directly addressed immigration a number of times but expressed a willingness to "work with" the current POTUS and the "other
party". In the current GOP political lexicon "work with" == capitulation == defeat.
So what gives?
I honestly can't tell and would enjoy some opinions from ATS. I skipped the theater of SOTU altogether. The irony clashes with my wine.