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Whether or not Trump is a complete embarrassment is a matter of opinion, IMV.

He is a terrible public speaker. 

He lies and misrepresents. 

He created the humanitarian crisis at the border. 

He sounded very Nixonish in his admonition about investigation. 

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Saw a bit while in a patient's room.  Thunderous applause when he said we will never be a Socialist country.   Again that word.  Best to brand Democrats that   its effective fear mongering.

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33 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Saw a bit while in a patient's room.  Thunderous applause when he said we will never be a Socialist country.   Again that word.  Best to brand Democrats that   its effective fear mongering.

Not really effective.

AOC won her election.

Effective only among a certain subset.

Coverage of Nancy Pelosi's handclapping is hilarious.

I didn't listen to the SOTUS for three reasons:

First, I can't stand the sound of Trump's voice.

Secondly, I can't stand to listen to Trump lie.

Thirdly, I can't stand to listen to Trump lie.

Much easier to catch the analysis afterwards.

Trump's threats against our nation, if Congress exercises it's duty, tells me the circus clown is very worried.

Why else do you threaten the nation, if Congress investigates suspected wrong doing.

The clown should be worried.

Because of Michael Cohen's rolling over, the Inaugural Committee has been subpoenaed.

Nice.

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57 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Saw a bit while in a patient's room.  Thunderous applause when he said we will never be a Socialist country.   Again that word.  Best to brand Democrats that   its effective fear mongering.

I don’t understand.  Some Democrats brand themselves socialists and support some socialist policies.

Woukd you rather he say “democratic socialist”?  I really don’t think it would make a difference.

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I watched it, mostly for its historical significance. I found it disjointed as it veered from bragging, to lying, to honoring vets, to gross exaggeration, to using a child to garner applause. The "America can only be great if you don't investigate me (paraphrase of course)" was just weird. 

I thought the congressional freshmen applauding his line about creating jobs for women was fantastic. Then throw in something about infrastructure, El Paso was dangerous, and and yeah, late term abortions. Can't this guy afford some decent speech writers? 

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I would counter that this was by far one of his best speeches. He stayed on the points, mostly, and said what needed to be said. 

The feel for me after it was over was one of general goodwill. There were strong points for both the Dems and the Repubs to back. There was enough of Trump to allow the "Gotcha" reporters to have their share. Wonderful mentions to the guests of the evening, strong call back to the economy for all peoples, and a call for less divisiveness on all sides. 

For a Trump supporter who has no problem admitting the stupid things he has said, I'll stand beside this one as one of his best. 

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My favorite part of the State of the Union:

Judah Samet celebrated his 81st birthday at the State of the Union address. Samet survived 10 months in a concentration camp and was also at the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh.

 

 

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1 hour ago, DaveICURN said:

I would counter that this was by far one of his best speeches. He stayed on the points, mostly, and said what needed to be said. 

The feel for me after it was over was one of general goodwill. There were strong points for both the Dems and the Repubs to back. There was enough of Trump to allow the "Gotcha" reporters to have their share. Wonderful mentions to the guests of the evening, strong call back to the economy for all peoples, and a call for less divisiveness on all sides. 

For a Trump supporter who has no problem admitting the stupid things he has said, I'll stand beside this one as one of his best. 

One of his best doesn't say much, in my opinion. I would suggest that Trump should invest in the services of an actual speech writer. 

Saying "what needed to be said" apparently includes outlining a policy and legislative agenda for which there is exactly zero evidence that the GOP leadership is considering. Seriously, is Alex Azar part of the plan to control pharmaceutical prices?  And where is that infrastructure plan? All we here about relative to infrastructure is building a wall.

I guess it sounds like a call to unity when the POTUS says things like 'If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation' to some people but it doesn't to me. 

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7 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

I don’t understand.  Some Democrats brand themselves socialists and support some socialist policies.

Woukd you rather he say “democratic socialist”?  I really don’t think it would make a difference.

Yes I would actually because he's instilling fear and the right will use it incorrectly.

Take Germany for example.  One of the world's most successful economies.  In fact the fourth largest in the world, with also the 4th largest number of billionaires by country in the world.  They have social welfare policies that include healthcare and education, and are real involved in the environment.    Would you call them a "socialist" country?  

I do see a segment of the extreme left trying to embrace the word to different their extreme views from moderates.   But how they view it and how Trump fear mongers it are two different things.  I'm really wear of the "socialism doesn't work", "they are coming after your money and guns" kinds of attitude.

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But he's right.  As long we have 585 billionaires in America, one of whom is worth about 133 billion.  We will never be a socialist nation.  So I have to agree with that statement, but he's grossly exaggerating the threat.  There is a Socialist Party, and so far no on in congress is elected by then that I know of.

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Yes, DJT and the wealthy hate socialism. Until the time comes when their greed causes them to fail, and then they are all for socialism, i.e. government bailout.

Coal mines result in black lung, polluted water and air: it's up to the government to provide health care and clean the environment.  And when they lose business to natural gas, well we need to prop up that clean, beautiful coal.

Banks too big to fail wreck the economy and trigger the great recession: we of course  need to prop them up, purchase their toxic assets while people lose their homes. 

DJT runs a casino into the ground, even with daddy dearest pumping in $$$. He stiffs tradesmen and vendors, and declares bankruptcy. 

Privatize gains and  socialize losses. 

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