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Democrats and Media Suddenly Care About Decorum and Respect After Biden SOTU Address

Democrats and Media Suddenly Care About Decorum and Respect After Biden SOTU Address

“The behavior of a sizeable group of Republican legislators tonight was outrageous and disgusting.”

Joe Biden’s SOTU address on Tuesday night was a bit raucous at times, when Republicans called out Biden for false claims. The most notable moment was when Biden claimed that Republicans want to ‘sunset’ Social Security and Medicare.

Some Republicans booed, while Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene came right out and called Biden a liar. Watch:

After the address, when liberals weren’t praising Biden, they were denouncing Republicans for showing disrespect and not observing decorum. Many of these people were just thrilled when Nancy Pelosi tore up Trump’s SOTU speech a few years ago, but now they’re all about respect.

The reporting at CBS News was a perfect example.

Nicholas Fondacaro reports at NewsBusters:

CBS Ignores Dems Heckling Trump, Decry ‘Chaos Entrepreneur’ GOP

Immediately following the conclusion of President Biden’s State of the Union address, the commentary cast of CBS News attempted to clutch their pearls into diamonds as they decried heckling of Republicans in the chamber. Ignoring how Democrats routinely used former President Trump’s address to protesthecklemake statements, and tear up his speech, the Biden-friendly network declared Republicans “chaos entrepreneur[s].”

“Speaker Kevin McCarthy is trying to present a new image, standing on many occasions but there were a lot of disruptions from the crowd,” huffed CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell.

Chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes framed the heckling as something only Republicans do at these addresses:

Norah, we’ve seen Republican hecklers at states of the union before, but this time the speech or most turned into a call and response at some point. And at least four times the House speaker had to visibly shush members of his party because they were shouting at the president of the United States. They called him a liar, they accused him of causing the fentanyl crisis, and on and on as we went through various issues. So definitely was not what the House speaker was seeking this evening.

See the video below:

CNN’s Jake Tapper also complained:

As did political analyst Larry Sabato:


Rob Reiner, who has spent the last six years shrieking about Trump, was mad at McCarthy:

People on the left think no one remembers anything.

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Suburban Farm Guy | February 8, 2023 at 7:38 am

Does everyone feel all united now? I’m even more disgusted at these loathsome liars than before, as if such a thing were possible

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Suburban Farm Guy. | February 8, 2023 at 8:44 am

    Joe Biden was never respectable, There must still be some respectable Dems, but I sure as hell cannot find one. What happened?

    I have seen this kind of thing happen to corporations, where they get a crooked CEO, then the CEO pulls all of his crooked allies into the company. A distillation process starts where all the good people leave, eventually leaving just bad apples. American Express is an example of this, and there are many others.

    He’s been lyin Biden for the last 50 years. And he will be lyin Biden until the day he goes to the grave.

      txvet2 in reply to Paula. | February 8, 2023 at 11:00 am

      It should be carved on his tombstone.

      CDR D in reply to Paula. | February 8, 2023 at 11:11 am

      “Biden is a notorious flapjaw. His vanity deludes him into believing that every word that drops from his mouth is minted in the golden currency of Pericles. Vanity is the most conspicuous characteristic of US Senators en bloc, nourished by deferential acolytes and often expressed in loutish sexual advances to staffers, interns and the like. On more than one occasion CounterPunch’s editors have listened to vivid accounts by the recipient of just such advances, this staffer of another senator being accosted by Biden in the well of the senate in the week immediately following his first wife’s fatal car accident.”

      – Alexander Cockburn, CounterPunch, August 23, 2008. –

This is the state of the union.

Fat_Freddys_Cat | February 8, 2023 at 7:59 am

The SOTU should be a written report from the President to the Congress and nothing more. I’ve been disgusted by the garish spectacle this speech has become. He’s just the President of a republic, not Queen Nefertiti.

    “…not Queen Nefertiti.”

    Maybe king Tut? He has the look—looks like he was just unwrapped.

    drednicolson in reply to Fat_Freddys_Cat. | February 8, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Washington and Adams gave live speeches, then Jefferson started a precedent of submitting SOTUs in writing, a precedent that lasted until Wilson resumed the practice of giving live addresses.

      Until mass media made it profitable to move to a performance-oriented SOTU. Yep.
      (Wilson was just a bit before that era, but it took off in the late 1920s with radio.)

      BierceAmbrose in reply to drednicolson. | February 8, 2023 at 7:18 pm

      Wilson again.

      Is there any cascading federal disasterbacle that didn’t first sprout with that guy?

E Howard Hunt | February 8, 2023 at 8:05 am

It’s just like the Academy Awards- a bunch of self-centered creeps putting on a massively hyped, dreadful, bloated performance that nobody can stand to watch.

The USS Decorum-and-Respect was sunk when Nancy tore up Trump’s SOTU speech a couple years ago. Besides, why show respect to a man who is doing his best to reduce his country to despotism?

    CDR D in reply to Othniel. | February 8, 2023 at 11:13 am

    “Joe Biden is a symbol of the entire federal government: Its dangerous incompetence, corruption, and utter disrespect for the American people and the rule of law.” ~Joy Pullman, the Federalist, April 20, 2022.

    WTPuck in reply to Othniel. | February 8, 2023 at 11:25 am

    Before that. I was disabused of the decorum-and-respect BS during the GWB years.

Meanwhile, the Chinese could not be happier witnessing such dysfunction.

It’s a good time to remember that leftists don’t actually believe anything they say they believe. They wield words and ideas as weapons because WE do believe what we say we believe, or at least try to.

It’s a good time to remember that leftists don’t actually believe anything they say they believe. They wield words and ideas as weapons because WE do believe what we say we believe, or at least try to.

Best part of last night was Trump-endorsed Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ rebuttal:

Blew me away. In addition to announcing her plans to rid Arkansas of wokeness, she also relates the story of her very dangerous secret Christmas trip to Iran with Trump in 2018.

We now have a better governor to look to for the future than sneaky ,globalist-funded DeSantis. And she supports Trump. Just sayin’… Allowing the Club for Growth, RNC,and their dirty globalist billionaires and Koch’s AFP to tell us who to vote for will be a big mistake. Stop painting yourselves into a corner you won’t be able to paint your way out of later.

    Who, EXACTLY, are these ‘globalists’ that are funding DeSantis? You and some others on here keep repeating this claim. And I keep asking for receipts. So far, all you have have provided is bluster and no evidence.

      Milhouse in reply to Paul. | February 8, 2023 at 9:28 am

      To some people — and I repeat, only to some people, so I’m not naming names — “globalist:” serves the same role as “rootless cosmopolitan”. Frequent use of this term as a pejorative should raise suspicion, but it’s not dispositive.

      When combined with an apparent deep-rooted hatred for “filthy billionaires” it begins to suggest a certain frame of mind.

      Neo in reply to Paul. | February 8, 2023 at 9:49 am

      Why just call them the US Chamber of Commerce folks

      MarkSmith in reply to Paul. | February 8, 2023 at 10:51 am

      Why don’t you look for yourself including Club for Growth. I see enough about his connection to agree with Phil. You can do a little work yourself.

        MarkSmith in reply to MarkSmith. | February 8, 2023 at 11:33 am

        Paul, I will help you out here:

        Against the backdrop of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis receiving 94% of his campaign support from multinational corporations, billionaires and Wall Street tycoons, there has been a debate about whether DeSantis would be a purchased GOP nominee for the presidency in 2024.

        DeSantis Taps Donors Griffin, Tudor Jones in $142 Million Haul

        Milhouse in reply to MarkSmith. | February 8, 2023 at 3:20 pm

        You idiot. the Club For Growth represents everything that is good about the GOP. It is the soul of the GOP, and its endorsement ought to be gold. If you’re against the Club For Growth you’re probably a ****ing communist. And if you think “billionaire” is a pejorative then you’re definitely a communist.

          MarkSmith in reply to Milhouse. | February 9, 2023 at 12:19 am

          hmm, I can see my response when I am logged in, but not when I am not. Is it awaiting for approval, shadow banned or what? Is it because I have link in the post? I guess I never really noticed it in the past, but I am usually always logged in.

      txvet2 in reply to Paul. | February 8, 2023 at 11:04 am

      He’s referring to those billionaire former Trump supporters.

    You seem to have a hard on for Death Santis PP. I like Death Santis and he has been saying and doing all the right things for years now.

    Now, if this guy is owned by left wing evil corporations as you want him to be then they own the shittest left wing shill to have ever existed!!

    NavyMustang in reply to Pasadena Phil. | February 8, 2023 at 10:16 am

    They went to Iraq, not Iran.

    However, I was very intrigued that a President would go to Iran so I listened to her rebuttal. Glad I did.

    henrybowman in reply to Pasadena Phil. | February 8, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    “We now have a better governor to look to for the future than sneaky ,globalist-funded DeSantis.”
    We’ve never had a shortage of senators who talk a good game.
    Actually doing things is much rarer.

Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t get any lower, he is now accusing DeSantis of sexually grooming high school girls. Truly disgusting.

    Paul in reply to JR. | February 8, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Trump is lucky he never ran for office against me. I would beat his lying, c*cksucking mouth if he ever said sh*t like that about me. What a punk @ss b*tch.

    Neo in reply to JR. | February 8, 2023 at 9:48 am

    Yeah, but Trump is living free in tour head.

    MarkSmith in reply to JR. | February 8, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Too Funny. What is disgusting about it? Sounds pretty harmless. Mediate is a great site/s

    Kinda makes you wonder what the real issues that are being avoided are? It is not Trumps comment, but DeSantis’ connection to Global Money and the RINOS that we should be talking about. Any chance you want to bring up who is funding DeSantis? Ya want Paul Ryan back in the game?

    MarkSmith in reply to JR. | February 8, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Kinda off topic, too.

    Valerie in reply to JR. | February 8, 2023 at 10:59 am

    I bit. I went to the link. So. Trump was castigated for questioning a common, nasty meme like so many of them that showed up on Twitter last night. We know the routine. If he hadn’t questioned it, he’d be blamed, with very few words in the story altered.

      Milhouse in reply to Valerie. | February 8, 2023 at 3:24 pm

      No, he did not question it, he promoted it. His comments are clearly ironic.

        MarkSmith in reply to Milhouse. | February 8, 2023 at 9:06 pm

        I guess Trump is living in wonder boys head. I like DeSantis, but I am sick of the establishment. He needs to stay in Fl. I am staying home next election if he is the President candidate. Milhouse confirmed it. That will mean after voting Rep for 40 years straight, I am saying screw it. The Ryan clan and “GOP” screwed us and now we are going to reward them? Screw it and thank Millie for pushing me over the edge. I am so piss that the GOP could not standup to election fraud that they are just as complacently guilty.

Steven Brizel | February 8, 2023 at 9:04 am

Like it or not,Biden was ntentionally mistating the State of the Union.Trump’s comments about De Santis show why Trump has lost it

    MarkSmith in reply to Steven Brizel. | February 8, 2023 at 11:16 am

    What was Trumps comment about DeSantis? Not sure if Trump lost it. Personally I would like a younger alternative that Trump and I don’t think DeSantis is the man. I am fast moving to the point of voting for anyone other than Dem or GOP since my vote does not seem to matter. I am heavy engaged locally and the local GOP is afraid of the term RINO. The local GOP is in denial.

The most notable moment was when Biden claimed that Republicans want to ‘sunset’ Social Security and Medicare.

But good Republicans, and there are many of those left, do want to sunset those programs — eventually. None have concrete plans to do so in the next two years, or even the next six, but if they mean the principles they claim to stand for then they have to oppose these programs in principle, and to look for an opportunity to wean people off them and phase them out gradually. So if all he said was that they aspire to be able to do this one day then it wasn’t a lie. Just as it would not be a lie to say that Democrats would like, one day, to nationalize all industries and make everyone a government employee, but it would be a lie to claim they plan to do this in the near future.

    MarkSmith in reply to Milhouse. | February 8, 2023 at 11:20 am

    After they take your 401K, SS might be all you have left.

    alaskabob in reply to Milhouse. | February 8, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Social Security is not sustainable. It was instituted when average life expectancy was around 67. Its goal was to bring socialism into play. Agree with you completely. It is all about control and the belief that all good comes from the government. I once got into a discussion with a retiree. He was saying he was only receiving what he put into it. When I pointed out that his contribution would be used up in less than 10 years, all he said was that he deserved it. Just another dependency class handcuffed to the Left.

Well when the d/prog commit to demonstrating their support for civility by denouncing the antics of those who call for chaotic confrontation, Rep Waters as one, while simultaneously refraining from further incivility themselves and maintain that for an election cycle then we can talk.

Unfortunately the d/prog will not b/c the civility discussion is another attempt to weaponize our side’s basic beliefs. Similar to the way they co-opt cherry picked aspects of religion to further their political power. They don’t actually believe the BS they peddle but will absolutely use any means to advance their policies and power.

That Social Security-Medicare crap was so dishonest. Reagan’s the last president to extend the solvency of Social Security. And Obama and the Democrats have siphoned at least $800 billion from Medicare, to pay for the born-unaffordable ‘Affordable Care Act.’

We know how full of it they are, the only real question is did anybody actually watch them?

I thought it was nice to see some people respond with outrage to outrageous lies. It’s refreshing.

We have a government that has decided that their idea of the Best and the Brightest is smarter than the rest of us, so they will censor any and all political opposition.

They even did it with medicine.

And now, we have a slow-rolling man-made disaster on our hands. The illegal gain-of-function research resulted in a pandemic. The venal response made a lot of billionaires, but selected a deadly experimental set of drugs in lieu of viable, cheap early outpatient treatment.

The economy got shut down, and people were told to stay inside and wear masks to cope with a respiratory virus that has proven to be deadly for some, but easily treatable, provided always the patient is treated with something other than the approved protocol.

My family was endangered, not so much by the virus, but by government disinformation about what to do about it. Joe is responsible for that. He presided over an administration that deliberately suppressed proper treatment of an easily-treatable virus that was known to be easily treatable early on.

Trump would have been all over the use of early outpatient treatment.

    I was with you until you said “Trump would have”. Because Trump was actually the President during all that locking down and masking. He did NOT stop it. He did NOT fire Fauci or Birx. He did a couple of things right, but he still let the experts run roughshod over us, to some extent.

      MarkSmith in reply to GWB. | February 8, 2023 at 9:16 pm

      Got your talking point in. Agree, same thing goes for congress too. They all are responsible! Trump should have dumped almost everyone working for him. Considering his opposition, he did quite well. Things seem to be more and more like he had to kept these people around or he would have been toast. 2 impeachments? Come on. Only chance we have right now to fix things is either Trump or someone coming out of the blue that can take on the establishment.

How far up there is your head when you say billionaires ( paying capital gains taxes) are paying less than teachers ( paying income tax)? This detritus wrote the tax laws that made a differential before the two.

I am no fan of George Santos but I find it ironic that Mitt ” Pierre Delecto” Romney calls him out. The guy who hides behind fake social media accounts and as done such for years.

This sort of in-your-face response is what I expect from “our” conservative party. If they had not been good little sheep and not forcefully made their points, I would have been disappointed in them.

Though I am a little disappointed nobody used the helium balloon gag.

Subotai Bahadur | February 8, 2023 at 1:50 pm

The behavior of a sizeable group of Republican legislators tonight was outrageous and disgusting.”

Actually, the behavior of most of the Republican legislators last night WAS disgusting. The vast majority of the Republicans present applauded Biden and sat quietly through his lies.

Subotai Bahadur

I’m peeved no one let loose a helium balloon in the chambers. That is the proper level of respect for this president.
(I’d have printed in large letters “PRICE$” on both sides, in both English and Chinese.)

Here is a comment I left at another site:

it was wrong when the Democrats did it and it is wrong now when Republicans do it.

No. Abso-bleeping-lutely no. Under no circumstances can your position be accepted or even tolerated. The most fundamental rule of justice is that turnabout is fair play. It was wrong when the Democrats did it, but when did it and were not disciplined for it that changed the rule. It now became right.

The rules are established by precedent, and a new precedent always overrides the old ones. Heckling is now right and proper, and should happen whenever called for, unless the Democrats agree to make a new rule, which shall not take effect until there is a new president.

Until then, even if they repent their folly, they must be made to lie in the bed they made. Justice demands it. Dignity demands it. For the Republicans to sit there and endure Biden’s lies, knowing how the Democrats treated Trump, would simply turn them into doormats.

Indeed even if by some miracle he didn’t lie, he should still be treated with the same contempt that Trump was. After all, Trump didn’t lie (much) and was still treated with contempt. So that is now the rule.

In any case, the whole idea that the president should be treated with respect is perverse and un-American. A president is not a king. He is a functionary, of no more importance and deserving no more dignity than a janitor in a federal building, or a mailman.

    CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | February 8, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Yep. We should no longer allow our own respect for civility or decency to be used as a constraint in the face of incivility and indecency from our opposition. We should always reserve the option to move the needle at least as much as our opponents. From a baseline and they turn the dial by a factor of 5 then we should feel free to turn it up from the new baseline by a factor of 5 as well. We don’t always have to do so but we shouldn’t feel as we should not do so.

    MarkSmith in reply to Milhouse. | February 8, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    How about better yet, We just have him post something on the White House webpage and forget about it.

    Or I say if we want to make it fun, make it an all out yelling match with duels like it use to be.

From the Republican view:

One of the most egregious examples of both Biden’s lying and the furor that erupted from it was his assertion that Republicans want to get rid of Social Security and Medicare on a regular basis.

“He levied false accusations trying to scare seniors,” Ogles said. “And look, we are going to take care of our seniors. We’re not going to get rid of Medicare and Social Security and anyone who says that is not being truthful. And so I was offended by it. I was disappointed in it.”

From the delusional Democrat view:

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday praised President Biden over his back-and-forth with Republicans on Social Security and Medicare during the State of the Union address one night earlier, saying that they walked into a “trap” he laid for them.

“Joe Biden was so deft. He let them walk into his trap. He rope-a-doped them,” Schumer told “Morning Joe.” “And now all of America has seen the Republican Party say, ‘No, we’re not going to cut Social Security and Medicare.’ He did a service.”

.. That Social Security-Medicare crap was so dishonest. Reagan’s the last president to extend the solvency of Social Security. And Obama and the Democrats have siphoned at least $800 billion from Medicare, to pay for the born-unaffordable ‘Affordable Care Act.’

    CommoChief in reply to Neo. | February 8, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    The real ‘trap’ is to simply ignore Social Security and Medicare forcing the d/prog to submit realistic plans to save the programs and take the political heat over the inevitable tradeoffs of lowering payments, increasing retirement age, longer work history to qualify and raising taxes. That’s the current GoP position. Frankly without a working majority in both HoR and Sen plus Presidency the GoP should leave it alone, even then spend political capital on other priorities like boderwall, interior immigration enforcement, declawing the admin state before fixing a problem the d/prog created.

    No matter how sincere a plan the GoP puts forth in good faith they will will get demonized. Eff that, the d/prog played Calvin ball too many times on this so the current reluctance of the GoP to touch that is on them. The best way forward is to leave it alone until it crashes b/c any effort to reform it will likely fail and the d/prog will use the reform effort to club the GoP as throwing grandma off the cliff.

ugottabekiddinme | February 8, 2023 at 8:04 pm

Today’s Democrats, and especially the Squad, wouldn’t know decorum and civility if they snuck up on them and bit them in their behinds.

BierceAmbrose | February 9, 2023 at 3:59 pm

They do get particularly wee=wee’d up when someone disrupts one of their set pieces.

Who produced this one — that guy from PBMSCNNBS who did their Inquisition Reality TV Show? Or the Leni Riefenstahl fan who produced Dark Brandon’s “Are you with us, or against us?” diatribe.

Coincidentally Pink Floyd is in the news again. The Trial sequence from The Wall movie looks kinda familiar (sign in required, sorry):

Or should we be lookin for a Birth of a Nation re-release?