I think they seem a little disrespectful...like challenging the president (no matter who he or she might be.) He's the president. It's not like he's trying out for the job. It's not like people can't find out or aren't bombarded with sound bites about how the other party stands on issues. Aren't they supposed to be unifying? I feel like having an alternate response is not unifying and may be confusing and disconcerting for a lot of people. I know this is the land of free speech but let the president have his moment in the sun.
Have they always done them? Maybe I have been paying more attention lately but I can't remember them from when I was a kid.
Answer by Carpy at 10:19 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by Astraea_79 at 10:21 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:23 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
They first started doing it in 1966.
No, it is not disrespectful.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 10:37 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
It is meant to be the other sides vision for our future. The reason you probably thought it was disrespectful, is because The republican was disrespectful, hateful, and fear mongering. The same thing we have been getting from them for the last two years.
Answer by Carpy at 10:50 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 11:17 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
I missed the rebuttals- I had a commitment, and was travelling today-
Answer by Sisteract at 11:32 PM on Jan. 26, 2011