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Tonight’s State of the Union was great entertainment. If you’re a Trump supporter you loved it. If you’re a Trump hater, you hated it, and it wasn’t a good night for you. Because like him or not, that speech killed it. That’s just a fact. Dude brought out every wild card in the deck tonight in order to push his policies regarding immigration, foreign policy, and the economy:
- Latino parents of two Latino girls killed by MS-13 gangsters
From left, Robert Mickens, Elizabeth Alvarado, Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas are recognized during the #SOTU address. They are the parents of two 16-year-old girls murdered by the MS-13 gang on Long Island. pic.twitter.com/LvzKgiqnnV
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) January 31, 2018
- A black, blue collar welder from a swing state (Ohio) who might’ve voted for Obama but switched to Trump in 2016 over economic concerns
President Donald J. Trump welcomes State of the Union honored guests, Corey Adams, a skilled welder for the Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Ohio, to the Oval Office at the White House. pic.twitter.com/rRbLQJo1XD
— Michael Moates (@mmoates) January 31, 2018
- A disabled North Korean defector
— IJR (@TheIJR) January 31, 2018
- A cop who adopted a baby that was born addicted to heroin after arresting the baby’s mother
— ABC 13 News – WSET (@ABC13News) January 31, 2018
- The crying parents of Otto Warmbier
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) January 31, 2018
The only thing he was missing was a transgendered Muslim on an expired green card. This was all by design too. His critics call him a racist, so he trots out a diversity rainbow to show how his policies are helping people of different races. I’m watching CNN right now and Van Jones just called that a brilliant speech. That says it all.
The best part was when he bragged about black unemployment rates being the lowest they’ve been in years and the cameras immediately panned over to the congressional black caucus who was still focused on the word “shithole”:
— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) January 31, 2018
From an unbiased point of view, is there any worse look than this? How can you be a champion for black people and NOT applaud low black unemployment rates? At least give it a pity clap. Act like you’re happy when good things happen to black people, instead of looking like you want black people to fail so that you can keep selling them a cure for their problems. It’s mind boggling. These people cannot stop help doing the exact same things that led to Trump becoming President in the first place.
I don’t even fuck with Trump but it’s really fucked up that when he said black unemployment is at an all time low, not a single black democrat clapped. I get if you don’t like the guy but at least celebrate the rise of black Americans, even I clapped for that shit 🙄 #SOTU
— Troy (@honestlytroy) January 31, 2018
And then as an extra bonus we got the democratic response from Joe Kennedy III………and it was in……Fall River!!
Fall. Fucking. River.
You can’t make this shit up. He had to choose a city in his district that symbolized the American spirit and a robust economy, and he chose the home of the Fall River Guttermuppet.
This is what progress looks like according to lucky sperm Joe Kennedy:
This is what a healthy economy looks like in Fall River:
And then to cap it all off Joe Kennedy was in Fall River for all of five minutes before he started drooling like it was going out of style:
This is what happens when you spend more than five minutes in Fall River.
Here’s my question – why does Joe Kennedy represent Brookline AND Fall River? How does a congressional map end up looking like this?
Kennedy represents the 4th. I hear a lot about how gerrymandering is a bad thing when I watch CNN. But if you looked up gerrymandering in the dictionary this map is what you would see a picture of. The problem is that the 4th district has a lot of conservative towns in it:
Wrentham, the Attleboro’s, Plainville, Mansfield. If you put too many of those towns in the same district you MIGHT get a Republican congressman once every blue moon. But a great way to prevent that armageddon from occurring is to play connect the dots and put in two left leaning population centers together like Brookline/Newton, and Fall River/Taunton, and it doesn’t really matter how much red is between them. Blue will always win. It’s the same reason why #2 has Worcester and Northampton/Amherst, and why #5 connects Framingham to Revere. Because everyone gerrymanders. It’s just how you play the game.
Anyway, the bottom line is that Trump killed it tonight and Joe Kennedy learned a valuable lesson about visiting Fall River that he could’ve learned by reading Turtleboy. Good night.