@WhiskeyRiver: Speech analysis is going on now on NPR, just click the play button on your screen.
Interesting progression, through the years. Called for bipartisanship in 2009, less so in 2010. Told the Republicans they had an obligation to help govern in 2011, became more combative in election year 2012, and made little attempt to reach out to Republicans now.
Quirk, yes Rep. McCarthy is still in Congress. She's a Democrat from New York, as you probably know. Your question is a good one, though because she came into Congress after her husband was killed in a mass shooting many yeas ago and she's not been especially prominent in the recent gun violence debate. It will be interesting to see if her role grows...
Stick around as we keep this conversation going for the Republican response, which will be given by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
@Shirish Date, It's true Obama didn't do as much reaching out to Republicans tonight. Ever since his re-election he has been more assertive about his policy positions being better for the nation than the Republican alternatives and we saw that again tonight.
The Republican response should be starting shortly, usually about five minutes after the President leaves the chamber.
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