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June 9th, 2009
04:00 PM ET

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Tuesday’s American Morning audience scolded Republicans for their constant “railing against the president and the Democrats,” suggesting that more would be achieved if the parties worked together. Others found Governor Palin and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich poor representatives of the GOP.

  • Jonathan: If the Republicans spent as much time trying to fix this country and actually come up with solutions as they do railing against the president and the Democrats, then there would be a lot achieved in America. Republicans care for the big corporations and the greedy, not the hurting and the needy.
  • Al: If Palin is all that the republicans have to put out there, then the party is in real trouble. It's a shame that our leaders have been reduced to polished, staggering idiots. She will end up finding her groove with the media, and we will not really know the real doofus inside. I'm sure she is a nice person (skeptical about this), but wouldn't Colin Powell be a seasoned individual with morals we can depend on in making decisions that lead our country? A real shame.
  • Jeff: Hey guys I heard your political commentators say Palin needs to get her problems back home fixed. She has been cleared of all charges brought to court. Maybe you guys aren't the most news in the morning!

What do you think about how the Republicans are or are not working with the Democrats? What would you like to see the Republicans do differently or the same?

Jon Voight’s tirade against President Obama left viewers perplexed as to why “he deserves such an extended platform for his doomsday views.”

  • Bernadette: Only in the United States could Jon Voigt speak such words and live free. What a shame that he was given air time on CNN!
  • Reggie: I am usually a big fan of your morning broadcasts ... that is until you waste my time with 5 curious minutes of an obviously partisan and mindlessly raving comments of Jon Voight on the President! Who is Jon Voight that he deserves such an extended platform for his doomsday views? If the GOP wants to scrape that low for entertaining monologue at their fundraiser, FINE! But why do the rest of us have to be subjected to it? You want 5 raving minutes of partisan banter? They're a dime a dozen,,, why not start a show called "Five Clueless Minutes! " We're trying to UP the quality of dialogue here guys!! Help us out a little ,eh?

What is your opinion of Jon Voight as a spokesperson for the Republican Party? How do you feel about the comments he presented?

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. lilguy

    GOP is not going to get any better with the likes of Newt, who has no integrity and definitely no class. He is still a racist that pushes hate..This is a typical Georgian Wasp. His philosphy/rhetoric is still in the 40's,50's,60's,70's,80's,90's. A leopard cannot change his spots; Rush, the same as Newt. He incites others to enhance their hatred for anyone who is not a WASP; Mitt, he tries to keep his racial feelings under the radar, but we know and we are watching; Do you think that only WASPs have a monopoly on being racist. Some afro-americans, asians, latinos, etc are just as racist as you are. Palin has no idea of the way of the world. She is a backwoods politician. (only in Alaska). No diversity! Steele is useless and just a token puppet. (Don't you know that you are being used.)

    There a some in the GOP who are very worthy, but none of the above.

    This is re: Roeder, who killed the abortion doctor: For what it is worth, you need to be inseminated with a fertilized egg and become pregnant, carry the baby for the 9-month period; go through all of what a WOMAN has to go through; deliver it and then you MIGHT have something to say about abortion. This is to all the men who are out there protesting.

    Until you squeeze out a 6-15 pound baby from a very small orifice, then you can talk and protest; until then, this is her body who is doing all the work. All you did (which was easy) was to drop a seed.

    June 10, 2009 at 6:51 am |
  2. Ben Raphael

    Right on. At this stage of the game, Republicans should do their best to help the Democrats solve the momentous problems facing this country. Later in the administration's term of office, they will be able to find ways of doing things better and that should be used as campaign fodder. Colin Powell is the only Republican leader all Americans can respect. Rush Limbaugh's wires should be cut – let him ramble on ad nauseum in the padded cell where he belongs. His dittoheads must be made to realize that they too are Americans and not just vehement anti-Democrats. Meanwhile, let's all work together.

    June 10, 2009 at 6:15 am |
  3. Jes

    The republicans are too worried of critisizing Obama when I think he's doing a great job! Maybe if they work with democrats they'll get a better name for themselves.

    June 10, 2009 at 6:12 am |
  4. BJ

    It's hard to take the republicans serious when they keep accusing the President and democratic party of trying to destroy America, as we know it, and creating a socialistic society. I don't agree with everything President Obama is doing, and would love to hear some intelligent discussion from the two parties about what options might be possible, without all the negative rhetoric and name calling.

    June 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm |