Just as President Obama recalled episodes from American history in his State of the Union address, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tonight invoked Thomas Jefferson while making the Republican response to the president’s address.
McDonnell used Jefferson to sound the familiar Republican theme of small government.
“It was Thomas Jefferson,” McDonnell said, “who called for ‘A wise and frugal government which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry …. and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.’ He was right. Today, the federal government is simply trying to do too much.”
McDonnell hit efforts by Democrats to jump start the economy — efforts he called lacking.
He said that last year “we were told that massive new federal spending would create more jobs ‘immediately’ and hold unemployment below 8%.”

Virginia Governor—Bob McDonnell—was the spokesman of Republicans who was given the spoke for the Republicans. During his 10 minutes speech, he delivered before 300 supporters, friends and family members. He criticized government on their policies stating they will put USA on a level of indefensible debt. He challenged President directly and said Republican’s victory in Massachusetts is a blow for President.
Also Republican leaders think that government needs to show some practical work instead of long speeches.
and we say “DUH” and we are not even Republican. Less talk and more doing. Isn’t that what people wanted with all presidents?
Obama is a talker, Bush jr. was a follower and Clinton ‘cared’ about our nation. Remember when Clinton was president, there were jobs and the economy was a lot better.