Wednesday, February 6, 2019

OK, I did watch it

I tried not to but I couldn't not watch the SOTU speech last night.

I was amazed at the president's initial call for unity.

I was not amazed when that call really meant: "Unity on MY terms...."

I loved watching "Nancy" behind him. She put on a show. I think he was totally aware she was back there.

The warning about "investigations" getting in the way of economic growth didn't even get applause from Mike Pence. I think the president wanted support for that line. It didn't come--not at all.

The 'women in white' were wondrous. After they got all excited about the President's line about more 'women working', pointing to themselves, it was like a break dance on the Dems side of the house.

When he mentioned there are more women in Congress than ever and the women started chanting "U S A! U S A! U S A!...I'm pretty sure he didn't know what to do, having his chant stolen like that.

Shots of Bernie Sanders listening--especially at the slam about 'socialism' were painful. (By the way, just to be clear, Social Security, Welfare/Food Stamps and Medicaid/Medicare ARE socialistic programs.) Why Paul Ryan wanted to dismantle them.

Stacy Abrams' response was wondrous: dignified, folksy and deeply sincere all at once, not to mention 'right on'.

If you haven't, go on line and look at articles that fact checked the speech. As he, himself, would say, "sad".

And I slept well, beloved, deeply with prednisone dreams.

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