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February 24th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 2/24/09

What do you think of Pres. Obama's address to the joint session of Congress? This is where you can share your thoughts on the speech and the GOP rebuttal by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Just scroll down and post your comments to "chat" with Anderson and Erica during the program.

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  1. Gabriel

    We just heard the president talk to us like adults and attempt to explain the issues in an honest manner. Then we go to the response in which I felt like was talking to me like a 3 year old. It sounds like he is telling a bedtime story to his kids.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  2. Mindy, GA

    Jindal will win over America's trust by leaving us to drown in lava.

    No thanks.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  3. Isabel, Brazil

    Anderson,

    After the speech of President Obama, you believe that the opposition will have a better dialogue with the government?

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  4. Debbie Bowen

    Bobby is insulting my intelligence...Where is Anderson????

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  5. EJ (USA)

    He does sound like he is reading Dr. Suess.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  6. Jim

    Bobby should have Listen to the President before he spoke

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  7. Sharee St.Louis Smith

    This afternoon, I did a workshop for a WIA youth group in SE Kentucky about how important it is for them to continue their education beyond high school. I was happy to see all of Congress giving President Obama a standing ovation for his vision (and mine) of education. I am so happy that Education is now Patriotic.

    Sharee
    Barbourville, KY

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  8. Leslie K Franks McRae

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's points would be convincing if the last 8 years had not been so disastrous! Sorry, America has to "hope" in something more...

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  9. Jatovi, NC

    WOW! I can't listen to the republican response seriously. It sounds like a instructional video gone bad.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  10. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Trust is a hard thing to regain once you've lost it...the Republicans have a lot of work ahead of them in order to regain the trust of America

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  11. Stephen Wilkerson Maryland

    Anderson,

    Great speach, problem is with the Republicans it's their way or the highway. The only Bipartisan support you will ever get from the Republicans is when it's their way. We've had 8 years of their version of fiscal responsibility. If you lost your job tell a Republican and you 'll understand who really cares....

    Drew

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  12. Mike B

    Anyone got a count on how many times he said Hurricane during his rebuttal?

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  13. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Jindal is making me want to scream. He's "rebuttalling" by agreeing with Obama, and he's doing it like he's trying too hard.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  14. Deborah

    Interesting and excellent speech!!!.......I believe the President, along with lawmakers will draft legislation to get us out of this economic mess. It truly is about the people! God Bless America!

    February 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  15. Bryan

    Jindal's response is ridiculous. It's just an add for the Republican Party! Why isn't it a senator or congressman? This is certainly the last breath of a dying beast.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  16. Glen Up North

    Carly, the questions I have to ask here are: "Where's the pork?" and "Who's qualified to determine this as pork?"

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  17. Gladys

    Yeah republicans do need to regain the trust of America

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  18. James

    Bobby Jindal, your timing is horrible, the campaign is over, it's too late for the republican Barrack Obama so rather then campaign how about fixing your country

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  19. Ken

    Bobby – this sounds like the same old same old. Tax breaks for goverment, school vouchers... you want everyone to have healthcare, but you don't want the goverment involved. In the local venacular, "that dog won't hunt!"

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  20. Linda

    We can do it America, lets pull together and get this country back on its feet. WOW he was great, great speech with passion and authority.
    PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, I love it.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  21. Tony Greaves

    As in a theatre,
    the eyes of men, after a well-graced actor (Obama) leaves
    the stage, are idly bent on him (Bobby Jindal) that enters next

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  22. Catherine Flordia

    Our President just gave the best speech that, I have ever heard. He will be true to his word. He taking us on the right path to recovery for the USA. God Bless Us All.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  23. Norma

    The President's speech was outstanding! He has an agressive agenda. It sets our standards high, which they should be.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  24. clermont florida

    shame on bobby jindal,we are not looking for a new president,we have one. you have not convince me that you are better than our new president,will not have my vote for anything.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  25. mave

    I agree xtina, acting like adults and showing respect even when we disagree would be a welcome change in our political culture.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  26. kyle schaefer

    this guy bobby jindal is like a gop puppet....he is trying to talk like an " old timer" gop leader..

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  27. Daryl from Illimois

    I hope the Presidents plan work better than he thinks if will the republicans end up looking bad for not supporting the President

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  28. Clarence, Albuquerque

    I believe the tone of Jindal's speech is quite that the Republican conservative and subdued group likes. I think he's hitting home with his constituency.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  29. Karen C

    Wait. Isn't he just saying what the President said, only putting in the republican caveat of "but we need to do it OUR way" ? Feh.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  30. Polly, OH

    I love that he said "SOMETHING called volcano monitoring."

    Because that isn't self-explanatory AT ALL!

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  31. Vanessa, TX

    is he preaching?! yikes...sounds like me when I'm telling my kids to behave and the consequences of misbehaving lol

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  32. Gisselle - Houston, TX

    Jindall stop milking Katrina for your own political purposes when you were probably cutting up John McCain's cake with Bush...ya ya ya..blah, blah, blah...all this Republicans want to work with President Obama rhetoric is a lie and Jindall same as Rick Perry here in Texas know it.

    Stop lying Jindall!

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  33. Sharon S

    Jindal should know he can't go on after Obama and make a speech, Obama is the man when it comes to speeches!

    This guy is boring!

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  34. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Hey Anderson. Great Speech from President Obama tonight.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  35. sue, montreal

    The fight is over...move on.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  36. rita

    Pres. Obama spoke to us as an adult, and treated us like adults.The governor is speaking to us as if we were children and don't really get it. Maybe he's the one that doesn't get it.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  37. Jasmine-Spokane,WA

    If Jindal were in a Adavance Placement Literature class, he would fail....an EPIC FAIL.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  38. Carmen

    Who is this yahoo Bobby Jones? I'm confused. I feel like I'm watching some children's story time show.

    Obama did great and if everyone would quite criticizing and just let the plan work maybe, just maybe it will. Republicans have a lot of nerve encouraging and predicting it's failure – it's no wonder the American people have no confidence – the bureacrats are trying to make sure Obama does not succeed and the expense of the people and I am entirely sick of it.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  39. Duncan

    Gov. Bobby Jindal is talking about energy saving with every light on in his house. What up AC

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  40. Bridget, TX

    Carly, how much of the bill is pork? Is it easy to look at the 1% rather than the whole package? Personally, the President delivered what I needed today, hope, truth, and the feeling that he truly cares. He could sit back and do nothing and have his job for four years but he's decided to give it his all to make the country better. No one is perfect, no plan is perfect but to have a president that tries and cares are all anyone can ask for in a leader.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  41. peter

    Jindel is reading a speach just like obama only it's not live

    it's like obama's infomercial that interupted the world series

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  42. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    This is painful to listen to…

    I agree with you, Rikki!!!! I don't want to listen him now!

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  43. S. Hooks

    What kind of phony rebuttal is this? Stop trying to win brownie point for the next election. you only show faithfulness by sticking to the now and not what any other party can and will do. Put all your attention on now. That's what will make you worthy to be looked at. Don't be a phony!

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  44. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Rikki – My ears are bleeding...

    David from Indiana – Hey, there! Knew I forgot to write a name. Even added the "G" so I could list you both... then got sidetracked trying to keep up.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  45. Toni

    With all do respect Bobby Jindal please don't speak on the conditions of Hurricane Katrina because in a city that is celebrating Mardi Gras 10 blocks from the French quarter are neighboorhoods that are still in shambles and look the same as they did in 2005. He is rejecting money from the stimulus but his people are suffering in this state when is the last time he visited the former 9th ward? Don't be fooled I took calls for the last two hurricanes at 211 Shreveport and processes are still not where they should be 4 yrs later. Is he pushing his own political agenda? It's time to keep Bobby Jindal honest!

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  46. Kent, Illinois

    Don't take the money for the State of Louisiana and don't expect to be Governor long Jindal.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  47. EJ (USA)

    I hope SNL does a parody of Jindal's speech. That would be fun.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  48. starr formerly known as vincent

    Jinaal..blah, blah, blah

    He is repeating much of what Pres. Obama said tonight...boooorrrring!

    f he wants to be president, he's got a long way to go.

    Hi
    Anderson, is the blog on longer than one hour tonight??

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  49. Lauren--NY

    Anderson–or anybody else who happens to know the answer to this (I know you're crazy busy, Coop)–why exactly was this *not* considered a state of the union address? It may as well have been one, so why did they elect to not to call it that?

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  50. Vickie

    I really don't hear much of a rebuttal. Jindal is basically regurgitating Obama's speech.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
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