State of the Union 2011 - Republican Rebuttal

  • Aired:  01/26/11
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Paul Ryan sells his vision of limited government to a primetime audience, and Michele Bachmann speaks for the real America. (2:55)

GRAB HIM.

NOW, OF COURSE FOLLOWING THE

PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION

ADDRESS IS THE OPPOSITION

PARTY'S REBUTTAL, OR IT IS

SOMETIMES KNOWN THE "BLOW YOUR

POLITICAL CAPITAL NIGHT" OR "THE

MARCH OF THE FUTURE COMMERCE

SECRETARY."

WHO DREW THE REPUBLICAN SHORT

STRAW LAST NIGHT?

>> GOOD EVENING, I'M CONGRESSMAN

PAUL RYAN FROM WISE CONSON.

>> Jon: IT'S PAUL RYAN FROM

AN ABANDONED "LAW AND ORDER" SET

SET.

BOLD CHOICE.

THE CONGRESSMAN WHO WROTE THE

RODE MAP FOR AMERICAN FUTURE,

REPLACING MEDICARE WITH A

PERSONAL HEALTH CARE ACCOUNT

VOUCHER.

SP IT DOESN'T EVEN MENTION

DEFENSE SPENDING AS CONTRIBUTING

ANY WAY TO THE DEFICIT.

IT'S PRETTY HARD CORE.

LET'S HEAR HIM SELL THAT VISION

OF LIMITED GOVERNMENT TO A

PRIME-TIME AUDIENCE.

>> WE BELIEVE GOVERNMENT'S ROLE

IS BOTH VITAL AND LIMITED TO THE

DEFEND THE NATION FROM ATTACK

AND PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON

DEFENSE, TO SECURE OUR BORDERS,

TO PROTECT INNOCENT LIFE, TO

UPHOLD OUR LAWS AND

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, TO ENSURE

DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY, TO HELP

PROVIDE A SAFETY NET FOR THOSE

WHO CANNOT PROVIDE FOR

THEMSELVES

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: SO YOU'RE A

DEMOCRAT.

( LAUGHTER )

YOU JUST MENTIONED THAT YOU'RE--

HOW IS THAT DIFFERENT THAN-- I

GUESS YOU ARE A DIFFERENT KIND

OF REPUBLICAN, THE KIND THAT'S

TRYING TO SOUND LIKE YOU'RE NOT

A REPUBLICAN-- RYAN GOING OFF

THE RESERVATION, WHO-- WHO WOULD

SPEAK FOR THE REAL AMERICA?

AAHH!

IT'S MICHELLE BACHMAN WITH THE

OFFICIAL TEA PARTY REBUTTAL.

ALTHOUGH, SOMETHING SEEMED A

LITTLE BIT OFF.

>> GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS CONGRESSWOMAN

MICHELLE BACHMAN FROM

INNESOTA'S SIXTH DISTRICT.M

I WANT TO THANK THE TEA PARTY

EXPRESS AND TEA PARTY H.D. FOR

INVITING ME TO SPEAK THIS

EVENING

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: WHO ARE YOU LOOKING

AT, CONGRESSWOMAN?

>> WE'RE IN THE VERY EARLY DAYS

OF A HISTORY-MAKING TURN IN

AMERICA.

PLEASE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT YOUR

CALLS, VISITS, AND LETTERS ARE

TO THE MAINTENANCE OF OUR

LIBERTIES.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon, YOU KNOW, SHE HAS

SUCH POISE, SUCH ELQAIGZ, BUT

YOU KNOW SHE CAN'T BE LOOKING AT

A TELEPROMPTER BECAUSE SHE'S SO

ANTI-PROMPTER.

WHAT IS SHE LOOKING AT?

IS SHE BEING COACHED?

>> LET ME SHOW YOU A CHART.

HERE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OVER THE

LAST 10 YEARS.

IN OCTOBER 2001, OUR NATIONAL

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS AT 5. 3%.

IN 2008, IT WAS AT 6.6%.

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