Kansas’ GOP congressional delegation was unimpressed with President Obama’s State of the Union address. Sen. Pat Roberts complained that it lacked a plan forward. “Tonight we heard a campaign speech,” he said. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, sniped that the president “is running from his record but there is nowhere to hide.” Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, agreed with Obama on one point, sort of. “An America that is ‘built to last’ does not ‘win the future’ with leadership that bloats the government, ratchets up unsustainable spending and worsens our national debt,” Pompeo said. Meanwhile, national Libertarian Party chairman Mark Hinkle was put off by both Obama’s address and the GOP response, likening them to TV infomercials. But “unlike Ginsu knives, hair spray for men, and ripped abs in 30 days,” he said, “the Republican and Democratic infomercials have no redeeming social value.”
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