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Besides the obvious though perhaps dubious appeal of the Kennedy name, I suspect that the Dems fear further alienating the whiny white males they lost in 2016.

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I hope people don't think it's Carrot Top or Shaun White. ;)

The Spanish response will be given by State Delegate Elizabeth Guzmán, one of three first ever Hispanic women elected to the Virginia House in 2017.

Brand new POTUSes don't give SOTU speeches, but the Dem response to President* Trump's February 2017 speech to a joint session of Congress was an old white male, Steve Beshear, broadcast from a diner in Lexington, Kentucky. I remember it being panned for being lame and for the visual being bizarre. The Spanish response was be given by activist Astrid Silva of Nevada.
... Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (an independent who caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate) responded to the speech in a 14-minute video posted to Facebook, in which he criticized Trump for failing to make any mention of income inequality, criminal justice reform, or climate change. Sanders also stated: "President Trump once again made it clear he plans on working with Republicans in Congress who want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, throw 20 million Americans off of health insurance, privatize Medicare, make massive cuts in Medicaid, raise the cost of prescription drugs to seniors, eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, while at the same time, he wants to give another massive tax break to the wealthiest Americans."

According to the Democratic think-tank Center for American Progress, Trump made 51 false or manipulative statements during his speech.
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Others:

Trump's State of the Union will be answered by a cacophony of resistance voices

The night before Trump speaks to Congress and the nation, an array of celebrities
a protest along Trump’s State of the Union motorcade route
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Jimmy Kimmel ... will interview porn star and alleged former Trump mistress Stormy Daniels :D
#StateOfTheDream to show their support for the young immigrants covered by DACA
A grassroots group of activists will live-stream a collection of responses to the president
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Vrede too wrote:
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Jimmy Kimmel ... will interview porn star and alleged former Trump mistress Stormy Daniels :D
Given the context, I hope her intro music isn't Riders on the Storm.

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Um, is this satire?

Washington Post: Names of campaign donors to be flashed during live-stream of Trump’s State of the Union speech
President Trump is seeking to parlay his first State of the Union address Tuesday into cash for his reelection campaign by offering supporters a chance to see their name flashed on the campaign's website during the speech.
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As of late Tuesday afternoon, the pitch had generated $1 million in contributions...
I mean, it can't possibly be true, even in this administration. But the Post doesn't seem to be treating it as satire.

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Found:
North Korea is run by a crazy guy with a funny haircut who packs his government with his family and blames everything on the country to his South.

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Anyone notice the awkwardly long, drawn out, applause? Does that annoy you guys as much as it does me?

Edit: Nevermind, looks like that's precisely what the above image is referencing haha.

Also, another point in the State of the Union that caught my attention: Trump made a comment about illegal aliens coming here as children and joining gangs like MS-13, making reference to one such instance where some citizens were murdered. I got the impression this was a (not so) subtle attack on DACA.
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rstrong wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:29 am
Um, is this satire?

Washington Post: Names of campaign donors to be flashed during live-stream of Trump’s State of the Union speech
President Trump is seeking to parlay his first State of the Union address Tuesday into cash for his reelection campaign by offering supporters a chance to see their name flashed on the campaign's website during the speech.
[...]
As of late Tuesday afternoon, the pitch had generated $1 million in contributions...
I mean, it can't possibly be true, even in this administration. But the Post doesn't seem to be treating it as satire.
It's the new normal.

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JTA wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:48 pm
Anyone notice the awkwardly long, drawn out, applause? Does that annoy you guys as much as it does me?

I didn't watch, but it's SOP for SOTU regardless of party. I've always hated it.

Edit: Nevermind, looks like that's precisely what the above image is referencing haha.

Could be, I thought it was about him applauding himself, which is odd.

Also, another point in the State of the Union that caught my attention: Trump made a comment about illegal aliens coming here as children and joining gangs like MS-13, making reference to one such instance where some citizens were murdered. I got the impression this was a (not so) subtle attack on DACA.

Fear and hate, they're his thing.

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With these people, there's always going to be an enemy and a potential catastrophe always the cusp of welling up.

This is why I can never support these people. I don't think constructive conservativism is a thing nowadays. It's purely reactionary against the made up narrative of a vast conspiracy of "marxists" or whatever. Modern day conservatism would wither away without an enemy. I have a feeling that they'll always have someone or something to direct their outrage towards.

It must be exhausting.
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With these people, there's always going to be an enemy and a potential catastrophe always the cusp of welling up.

This is why I can never support these people. I don't think constructive conservativism is a thing nowadays. It's purely reactionary against the made up narrative of a vast conspiracy of "marxists" or whatever. Modern day conservatism would wither away without an enemy. I have a feeling that they'll always have someone or something to direct their outrage towards.

It must be exhausting.
Maybe your regular Joe the plumbers might fall for whatever enemy of the day these conservatives are coming up with, but from the point of view of the congress critters themselves, they're not worked up, they're clearly (to me) just using it as a tool to work things less crazy through because they seem sane compared to the insane things they're coming up with. Who's nuclear button is the biggest anyone?!

Bring back moderate conservatives!!!! Oh wait, those are democrats now. :cry:

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How is it that Devin Nunes is walking the streets a free man?
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:46 pm
How is it that Devin Nunes is walking the streets a free man?
It makes less sense than, why does Beauregard still have his law license after lying to Congress

Will we see Muller pull a Patrick Fitzgerald. Nothing to see here, move along.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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GoCubsGo wrote:
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How is it that Devin Nunes is walking the streets a free man?
It makes less sense than, why does Beauregard still have his law license after lying to Congress ...
Remove Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee

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The petition to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republican leadership reads:

"The independence of Rep. Devin Nunes as chair of the House Intelligence Committee is compromised. You must immediately remove him from the Committee, and help ensure an independent and transparent investigation of all credible allegations concerning the relationship between Donald Trump and the Russian government."
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I think his head is going to explode and spread orange goo all over the place.

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:17 pm
I think his head is going to explode and spread orange goo all over the place.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... twterm%5E3
Quoting someone at the Washington Times.

SourceWatch: Washington Times

Interesting read.

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Chickenhawk in Chief Kim Trump-un
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Vrede too wrote:
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Chickenhawk in Chief Kim Trump-un
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At Trump’s direction, the Pentagon is planning large-scale military parade inspired by Bastille Day celebrations, per WaPo.

The cost of shipping equipment and hardware to D.C. could run in the millions and military officials are unclear how to pay
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Everyone in the armed forces should claim they have bone spurs and do the parade riding golf carts.
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I have asked the Pentagon to work something up for me based on this concept board I put together

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The Pentagon plans to scare that nepotistic gluttonous ignorant racist juvenile cult leader Kim Jong-Un with something he's never seen before:

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Might as well go big

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If he wanted to take part in a military parade, maybe he shouldn’t have dodged the draft.
Cool. Just like in North Korea and Russia. But what do we do about those traitors who don’t clap during our Dear Leader’s speech?
Breaking: Pentagon unveils headlining float in planned large scale military parade.

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Didn’t Trump already have his parade?

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Trump: I want a big military parade. With a Garfield balloon, like in the Macy’s parade. And a balloon of me, bigger than the Garfield balloon, to show my dominance over Garfield
An ego stroking military parade commissioned by a 5-time draft dodger? How is the Pentagon not incredibly insulted?
I never want to hear about millennials wanting participation trophies ever again.
More at link. Speaking of military parades:



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I have a bunch of similar military parade photos from Moscow 30 years ago. Maybe I'll scan some in.

This week Trump declared that not clapping for him is treasonous. Really.

He should put someone in charge of ensuring that people clap. I suggest Jeb Bush.

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