Trump should thank the Democrats for acting like their namesake,
asses donkeys when he addressed the Joint Session of Congress. He really should. Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it where decorum is supposed to be revered.
We’ve seen breaches before and it’s not pretty. Rep. Wilson (R-SC) famously yelled, “you lie” during Obama’s 2009 Joint Session of Congress address. It was uncalled for and he apologized (yet he was vindicated in 2011 but that’s beside the point).
This evening, I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the president’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill,” the statement said. “While I disagree with the president’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the president for this lack of civility.” (all emphasis mine unless stated otherwise)
It was a lack of civility and boos erupted in the chamber. And many R’s and D’s rightfully criticized him. He was forced to apologize. The list of people criticizing on our side includes the McDuo McCain and Graham plus Camp and Corker.
And naturally Democrats widely condemned his conduct:
“It was crude and disrespectful,” said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, a top Senate Democrat. “I think the person who said it will pay a price.” (writers note, Wilson won his next election.)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, called on Wilson to go to the floor Thursday and apologize.
She said Wilson’s comment and other GOP tactics “strike me as odd. … The minority leader has to get control of his conference.”
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-South Carolina, echoed the sentiment.
“I was always taught that the first sign of a good education is good manners. I think that what we saw tonight was really bad manners,” he said. “And, having a spirited debate is one thing, exercising bad manners is another. That was beyond the pale — and I would hope that he would publicly apologize on that same floor to the president of the United States for that insult.”
South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler took it further, saying Wilson disgraced his home state.
“Once again a South Carolina Republican has embarrassed our state,” Fowler’s office said in a statement that referred to S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s extramarital affair.
And my favorite:
“Never has any member of Congress shown such disrespect for the president during a speech,” Fowler wrote. “One would think that as a member of the military, Joe Wilson would have more respect and patriotism than he displayed tonight. When Congressman Wilson insulted President Obama, he also insulted the American public. Joe Wilson is a poor example of a statesman and an American. He owes an apology to the president and the American people.”
You get the gist and I couldn’t agree more with Fowler. Democrats owe an apology to President Trump…but he won’t get one. Both sides of the aisle criticized Wilson’s outburst so why aren’t the Dem’s practicing what they preached?
That was a stupid rhetorical question of course since I’m fairly certain Pelosi was the instigator of bad behavior. “The minority leader has to get control of her conference!”
Pelosi booed along with her henchwomen dressed in typical KKK garb; all white without the hoods. Yes I said it. Do the D’s really think that the evil Trump will ask Congress to pass a new Constitutional amendment to derail the 19thA ratified nearly 97 years ago?
It really is no surprise that Dems feel emboldened to behave petulantly in the chamber. Obama set the stage for this, after Wilson, when in his first SOTU address he dressed down the six attending members of the SCOTUS right in front of him.
We all know what happened next that elicited more condemnation from Dem’s when Justice Samuel Alito appeared to shake his head and mouth the words “not true” as Obama railed against the SC for their Citizens United case ruling.
That was breaking with decorum! Mouthing silent words! Even Justice Roberts objected a couple of months later:
“To the extent the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally, I’m not sure why we’re there,” said Roberts, a Republican nominee who joined the court in 2005.
Roberts said anyone is free to criticize the court and that some have an obligation to do so because of their positions.
“So I have no problems with that,” he said. “On the other hand, there is the issue of the setting, the circumstances and the decorum. The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court — according the requirements of protocol — has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling.”
Breaking from tradition, Obama used the speech to criticize the court’s decision that allows corporations and unions to freely spend money to run political ads for or against specific candidates.
The horrors I tell you. Yet we watched Dems make fools of themselves when they blatantly broke all the rules of decorum.
- Refused to shake President Trump’s hand as he entered the chamber (which granted is better than Sheila J. Lee slobbering over Obama after she camped out on the aisle for 24 hours ahead of time)
- Stood than quickly sat down over recognition of a Gold Star family (didn’t Hillary prop up a Muslim man who lost his son in service?)
- Booed Trump’s immigration crack down when he pointed out that a black man lost his son to an illegal alien (the Party of minorities?)
- Remained seated when Trump spoke of defeating radical Islamic terrorism (Because why?)
The world witnessed the true colors of the Democratic party: seething hatred of America and her people of all colors, protectors of illegals and terrorists. “Stronger Together” was a farce no differently than “Hope and Change” and “Yes We Can”. Even CNN had a great montage of their faces where clearly the Minority Leader is booing Trump and other giggling D-girls are giving the thumbs down:
Apparently Democrats are too stupid to realize that when they act out like two-year olds, they are disrespecting the very people that elected Trump. It’s akin to the deplorables statement from HRC.
Trump’s address theme was the renewal of the American spirit. I think he nailed it in his speech. But Democrats don’t want that and are scared stiff that if he actually succeeds it will permanently make them the lying, despicable, minority party they’ve already become.
I hardly agree with all of Trump’s policies especially infrastructure spending, the border tax, his (Ivanka’s) childcare tax credit proposal and the great Trump wall as I said a few days ago.
These are really bad ideas and Paul Ryan, a supposed fiscal hawk, shouldn’t get legislatively near them.
Trump has managed to hijack some of the D’s talking points, since that’s all they do is talk and not deliver. Is that why they’re still so mad or is it the fact that they’re losers? Hard to know.
What I do know is that Trump told his voters that their vote counted. He’s making good on his campaign promises to uphold the rule of law and honor our flag as all true Americans do. He’s focused on his primary charge of keeping the nation safe. Not many politicians uphold their promises so this is a refreshing change.
Another subtle message that’s been rarely mentioned is Trump’s pick for the “designated survivor”. Good on him for keeping his priorities straight.
So thank you Democrats, for showing how anti-American you really are. Strangely, I feel like Jimmy Fallon: