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Citing “Racism,” Maxine Waters, John Lewis To Skip Trump’s SOTU

Citing “Racism,” Maxine Waters, John Lewis To Skip Trump’s SOTU

Some Democrats who plan to attend will protest in other ways

In the wake of Representative John Lewis (D-GA) announcing he would not attend President Trump’s inauguration, more than 50 Democrats refused to attend.  Now three Democrats, so far, are refusing to attend the president’s State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 30th.

The first to announce his intention of skipping the President’s first SOTU was Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).  His announcement was made early this month.

Since then, two more Democrats—Representatives Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Lewis—have announced they will not attend the SOTU.  Given that neither attended last year and that Waters has been vocal about her desire to impeach Trump (and then to impeach Pence), these announcements seem par for the “resist we much” course.

Fox News reports:

Two Democratic members of Congress are joining a third colleague in boycotting the State of the Union address, Leland Vittert reported Saturday.

Vittert said on “Fox & Friends” that Georgia Congressman John Lewis and Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California announced they will join Oregon’s Earl Blumenauer in skipping the traditional presidential address.

“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar,” Waters, 79, said.

Lewis, 77, said he cannot go forward with attending the address to Congress, after what President Donald Trump “has said about so many Americans… I wouldn’t be honest with myself.”

Both legislators previously skipped Trump’s Inauguration ceremony, and Waters has since repeatedly called for the New Yorker to be impeached.

. . . . Lewis criticized Trump’s reportedly profane remarks about various poor and less-developed nations and also boycotted the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi headlined by the president.

Lewis claims that racism is in the president’s DNA.

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., disagrees.

From wearing black to show support for the #MeToo movement to inviting anti-Trump guests to sit in the gallery, Democrats who still plan to attend are going to be engaging in various forms of protest.

The Hill reports:

Democrats are already plotting ways to protest during President Trump’s State of the Union later this month.

At least one lawmaker plans to boycott the speech entirely, with more Democrats possibly opting to skip the event as well. Female Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) plan to wear black to show solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct, just as Hollywood stars did at an awards show over the weekend.

. . . . They settled on wearing black after watching the Golden Globes on Sunday.

Female Democrats are hoping that their display of black will help bring the “Me Too” conversation about rooting out sexual misconduct and women’s issues to Trump’s State of the Union on Jan. 30.

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), the chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, said she also expects to give her guest ticket in the House chamber gallery to a person involved in the “Me Too” movement, but hasn’t decided whom to invite yet.

. . . .   Most lawmakers haven’t decided whom to invite as guests this year, but many may bring so-called Dreamers, or immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, amid the negotiations over how to protect them from deportation. Frankel said that other members may also bring guests associated with the “Me Too” movement.

It seems like Democrats are going down their list and checking it twice:  racism, check; misogyny, check; xenophobia, check.  It shouldn’t be long before they toss in “fascism” and  “homophobia” to complete their trite litany of false accusations.


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Who cares?? She probably wouldn’t understand all of it, and what she did she would take out of context.

Give their seats to Haitian immigrants.

And by the way, ask Turban Durbin not to attend before he jumps on the bandwagon.

But just like he did at the debates against Hillary, this offers Trump a platform to punch back. If he invites a bunch of victims of Democrats, it’s going to be hard to ignore it.
It’s amazing that they haven’t learned that lesson by now, but Trump drives people crazy.

I would just assume that Maxine Waters has an appointment at Atascadero Hospital.

John Lewis made his name getting beat-up, so he has to look like a “beat-up victim”.


Yet another bit of idiot theater that no one who actually works for a living gives a flying fig about. Our political system has descended to absurdity.

    Edward in reply to Anonamom. | January 14, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    But for the MSM passing on how horrified they are that these upstanding citizen-legislators have been made to fear for their lives if they attend, if they don’t show up nobody would ever know they weren’t there.

Leftists won’t participate in Trump’s legislative agenda, so I’m not surprised they won’t attend de rigueur events, like an inauguration or SOTU.

Long ago, the POTUS merely sent a letter to Congress that detailed the state of the union. In the 21st century, tweeting out the SOTU to Congress would be peek Trump, and the predictable Leftist pearl clutching would be quite amusing.

If enough Democrats boycott the SOTU, then the Republicans should declare a quorum and rescind Obamacare, with Trump signing the bill right then and there.

Ok, I am allowed to dream.

Unknown3rdParty | January 14, 2018 at 9:52 am

Waters asks ““Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?”.

Why, indeed; have you listened to yourself? We do, but all we hear are political theater, spin doctoring and baseless accusations without substance, but so far, we have yet to hear real truth from you.

Why would a hypocrite listen to a liar? Or maybe you just like the sound of your own voice.

Oh, and we don’t like liars either.

Loads of D’rat legislators went AWOL in 1860, too.

Monkey see, monkey do.

Re: wearing black to the speech. Yeah, THAT will show sexual predators to knock it off. Copying their buddies in H-wood.
Again, monkey see, monkey do.

A well established pattern for Democrats that are out of power…don’t show up if you can’t get your way. Texas, Wisconsin, DC…they’re all the same.

How much does anyone want to bet that someone will disrupt the speech and be crowned Hero Of The Day? Bold and courageous snowflakes that they are. At least it would revive Joe Wilson’s profile.

The absence of Waters and Lewis will undeniably lower the racism.

The irony of these democrats turning up in black to protest sexual harassment is notpay on me given the demonstrated record of Democrats heavily involved in the business of sexually harassing women.

Notpay = not lost…obviously 🙂

Dick Durbin thinks the term “chain immigration” is racist. Wonder what he thinks of “chain reaction”, “chain letter”, “chain restaurant”, or “daisy chain”.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | January 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Food chain is also racist.

    Time to start killing off endangered predator species for social justice.

    “And chain-linked fences which them honkies use to protect their valuable things because they all think that all black people are thieves.”

    And on and on it goes.

Lewis claims that racism is in the president’s DNA.

Isn’t that, er, what’s the word I’m looking for, racist?

“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar,” Waters, 79, said.

I don’t know. Why don’t you tell me why you did so every year from 2009 through 2016?

From Jefferson to Taft, the SOTU was delivered in writing. Trump should do that. Or better yet, get Christopher Walken to read it to them.

Oh, and this is the time to remind people that Trump did not call Mexicans rapists. I know the reporters all said he did, but the fact is he didn’t. The subject of his remarks, however inaccurate, was explicitly and clearly not Mexicans but the people Mexico is getting rid of by sending them over the border. And while it’s obviously not true that most of these are rapists, the proportion of rapists among them is clearly higher than that among the general population of Mexico, let alone of the USA.

Two less clowns

Winning !!!

DieJustAsHappy | January 14, 2018 at 11:09 am

Both of ’em can “go to father”!! ***

“Go to Father!” she said
When I asked her to wed,
And she knew that I knew
That her father was dead,
And she knew that I knew
What a life he had led,
So she knew that I knew
What she meant when she said,
“Go to Father!”

Maxine Waters calling Trump a liar, that’s rich.

I don’t know if Trump is a racist. I don’t know him that well. All I have is the evidence available to me: what he does and what he says.
So far, I have seen ZERO evidence of racism, so I am inclined to believe that he is NOT A RACIST.

What I have seen though, is plenty of evidence of democrats and MSM manipulating the facts, taking things out of context, and downright lying, lying, lying, lying in the hopes that their lies will stick.
So,Trump is most likely NOT a racist, but the democrats and MSM have proven to be despicable LIARS.

I have also seen democrats telling me to my face that I am too stupid to figure out how to get a photo ID, and that my kids are not smart enough to succeed on their own in school. They tell me all the time that I am “brown” and as such required to vote for them and adhere to a certain ideology, just because I am “brown”.
And they tell me that Trump is racist.

    amwick in reply to Exiliado. | January 14, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I am getting some grief about being white. Something about privileged, other stuff about guilt.. Brown or white, it’s wrong. Maybe, among other things, President Trump is about green. I can live with that.

This is the man that filed the lawsuit to allow blacks and Jews to patronize his private golf club, Mar-A-Lago.

Florida Lawsuit Reveals What Trump Thinks About Discrimination
“…long before he was running for president…”
by Jack Davis July 5, 2016 at 8:04am

His supporters were violently attacked by Democrats, and he was blamed for it.

He has continued his embrace of all Americans, and has specifically paid attention to black American families.

Inauguration Speech

Martin Luther King day speech

and, he has delivered on his kindly sentiments.

although the Democratic talking heads have been blustering about how he deserves no credit for that, or anything else, much.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Valerie. | January 15, 2018 at 4:53 pm


    Everything the MSM and their Democrat slave masters screech about is just the evil MSM and their evil Democrat slave masters self-projecting what they really, really are!

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    There is more than a little connective tissue behind a series of Project Veritas undercover investigative reports on how Twitter surveillance data is utilized, and recent discoveries of how FBI contractors were weaponizing FISA surveillance data against political opposition.

    In each example, private company or big government, surveillance data forms the basis for the weaponization. In an era when people don’t think twice before engaging on social media platforms, the Project Veritas series presents a warning worth sharing….There is more than a little connective tissue behind a series of Project Veritas undercover investigative reports on how Twitter surveillance data is utilized, and recent discoveries of how FBI contractors were weaponizing FISA surveillance data against political opposition.

    In each example, private company or big government, surveillance data forms the basis for the weaponization. In an era when people don’t think twice before engaging on social media platforms, the Project Veritas series presents a warning worth sharing…..”

The more a Democrat postures about racism, the more likely they are using race as a prop to distract from their corruption.

So not only do blacks have to struggle against racism, they have “allies” willing to piile black bodies into a platform fo promote themelves while mouthing platitudes like Black Lives Matter.

Look at it without the clouding racial compenent and the sin Is more apparent – imagine if, during the Holocaust, a local Jewish politician denounced the concentration camps solely to immunize himself against charges of corruption..

I wonder where John Lewis and Maxine Waters fall on the I.Q. scale.

Deny individual dignity. Deny intrinsic value. Diversitists project.

The “racism” card is the de rigueur MO for the left. It, along with the homophobe, sexist and xenophobe cards are just about all the Left has in their deck. They are incapable of making any coherent argument against Trump’s agenda or those of conservatives simply because they have none. Being devoid of facts, Progressives are left with nothing but feelings, which are totally subjective and ephemeral. He doesn’t like a Black armed robber, therefor he is a racist. He doesn’t like a homosexual child molester, therefor he is a homophobe. And, my personal favorite, he wants to deport illegal aliens who are members of a violent criminal gang, therefor he is a xenophobe.

Delusion is running rampant in the liberal/Progressive community.

Bewauh da wraff of da Amurrican pipple, Mistah Speakuh! Bewauh!

I wonder if this will be the first time since Neil Armstrong planted the American flag on Mars that Sheila Jackson Lee doesn’t bulldoze her way to the front of the line to be the first to greet the President when he enters the chamber?

If they are really concerned about racism, they should skip all of their own speeches.

Mr. Chairman, we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and in particular at Fannie Mae
Thursday, September 25, 2003
U.S. House of Representatives,
Committee on Financial Services

To be fair, there must have been Democrat/Republican collusion in order to override Bush and Republican attempts to audit the asset inflation scheme (a la Obamacare) at Freddie Mac, and in particular at Fannie Mae.

I think as far as congressmen go … throughout their tenure … Waters and Lewis have shown themselves to be racists.

DeplorableLanie | January 15, 2018 at 4:06 pm

The thing is, Maxine Waters and John Lewis are the ones acting and talking like racists. They hate President Trump because he is white. If he were black they would be falling all over him. I am glad they are not going to SOTU! It will be better without them.

They couldn’t make the mental health thing stick so now we’re on to racism again. Just keep trying folks until one works!