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LIVE BLOG: Trump’s First State of the Union Address

LIVE BLOG: Trump’s First State of the Union Address

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Welcome to our State of the Union live blog!

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Thank you for covering. Even with all the unnecessary hype, the President needs to give the SOTU. If he did not give the speech, the outcry would be the same as it will be when he gives it. He sounds so somber. [“Stormy Daniels” now claims nothing happened.]

Get your glasses ready! Tonight, every time a liberal chases the red dot… drink!

Oooh Oooh red meat!. Take that Colin.

Americans are Dreamers Too! BOOYAH!!!

[Pelosi pic]

That awkward moment when you realize Trump is getting even better at this.

Great use of guests. Moved by the parents of the girls killed by gangs, and by 12 year old Leave it to Beaver type Preson Sharp, who has been placing flags on veterans’ graves since 2015

disgraceful dems refused to applaud for Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Even though a lot of them voted for it.

Tears… those crutches…

And Otto’s parents, so much in this speech…

Yep, as I feared: mostly boilerplate. The testimonial stories were more over the top than usual. Trump tried to push his not-very-good immigration proposal again, but it looks like Democrats had no intention of accepting it, so no harm done.

    willow in reply to Matt_SE. | January 30, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    WTH? Over the top testimonials? These are real people.

      Matt_SE in reply to willow. | January 30, 2018 at 10:47 pm

      None of which will move the needle a jot.
      Did you see the Democrats sitting there, not applauding for most of the SotU? Do you know why they did that?

      Because their voters won’t punish them for it. In fact, they’ll probably reward their intransigence. That includes every “real people” story that you were referring to.

      Something has to be done about that, and doing the same thing that got us to this point isn’t good enough.

        Tom Servo in reply to Matt_SE. | January 30, 2018 at 10:57 pm

        It’s silly to think that any one speech could move the needle on anything; that’s not the point of these. The point is that Trump looked and sounded masterful and in control, and the Dems looked like a bunch of sad faced chumps huddled in their seats.

        And it’s really about celebrating your accomplishments and filling your followers with hope and optimism for the future -that’s what this speech did.

        Most SoTU’s are ridiculous – this particular speech was easily the best I’ve seen since a couple of Reagan’s early years.

        Barry in reply to Matt_SE. | January 31, 2018 at 12:38 am

        I suppose the only way Trump could satisfy you would be to pull a gun out and start shooting D’s.

        It’s a S of Union address, not a shooting gallery.

        Although for Trump, metaphorically it was a shooting gallery.

          Matt_SE in reply to Barry. | January 31, 2018 at 5:51 pm

          “I suppose the only way Trump could satisfy you would be to pull a gun out and start shooting D’s.”

          That would be a good start.

          Barry in reply to Barry. | January 31, 2018 at 8:20 pm

          He flat out gutted the bastards right in front of you. You’ll just have to settle for that.

          It might help if you joined in instead of trying to constantly find a way to belittle the effort.

I’m watching the reply now. It’s fascinating watching the dynasty being buried.

That Kennedy kid with his vacuous speech, what a way to show how detached from American reality Democrats are.

WAsnt his great grandfather a raging anti-Semite? And weren’t his grandfather and great uncles womanizers? Heck one of them, maybe two, killed women they were involved with-Mari Jo and Marilyn.

Who the heck is he to lecture anyone? The dems are so hypocritical.

    Tom Servo in reply to avan. | January 30, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Don’t forget that Rosemary Kennedy was lobotomized by the family because she was rebellious as a teen and had mood changes, and they worried she would do something that would publicly embarrass them. Then they locked her up in an institution til she died.

    And Robert jr. drove his wife to suicide by the way he treated her.

From above:

Bravo to the Dem advance staffer who decided to put a Kennedy in front of a car wreck on national TV. (Lachlan Markay)


Right Tom Servo. Plus the cousin who killed a neighbor girl. Aren’t there other options besides Kennedy and Clinton?

Ah to be a Kennedy when dynasties are dropping like flies.

No more Bush. No more Clinton.

And no more Kennedy.

I do love watching the stake get driven right through the heart of the commie party.

And the last gasp of an already dead nasty dynasty. While slobbering.