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Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:14 PM

Why should Pelosi keep her word and invite Trump to give the SOTU?

The SOTU is a HUGE bargaining chip and the one thing the Republican egomaniac wants most.

I hope Pelosi at least delays it until the three weeks pass. It will be an embarrassment and a wake up call for all Republicans.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:15 PM

1. She said she would invite him back at a mutually agreeable date. She didn't promise him

anything.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:24 PM

5. Okay I assumed wrong. I hope that date is three weeks or more out though. Nt

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:25 PM

6. She knows how to play him. Reel him in... give him some line... reel him in... give some slack.

She knows how to play him. Reel him in... give him some line... reel him in... give some slack. She's tiring him out showing him that it's futile. Reminding him that he's picked a battle that he cannot win.

She didn't promise him anything.
She certainly didn't! :-D The phrase "mutually agreeable" has a very specific meaning, and she CONTINUES to hold all the cards!



OMG! Can you imagine where we'd be now if the "Never-Nancy" folks had gotten their way?? Amazing to think about how some wanted to choose someone else to be Speaker. There was so much hand-wringing about wanting "new blood" or "someone younger" ... and how it was time to "hand over" control to a new generation because the "old folks" already had their chance. Basically they wanted change for the sake of change. What a short-sighted mistake that would have been! Especially NOW.

That entire group has gone completely silent. But I love how Nancy Pelosi is showing them a thing or two, too.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:32 PM

9. If Trump uses the SOTU address to bash the Dems it will backfire, with everybody but the FOX crowd.

It will make him look pettier.


It's another trap Nancy is setting for him.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:19 PM

2. "Keep her word"...??? She hasn't promised him anything except to discuss a new date.

Pelosi isn't a lying a'hole like she faces daily from the RW. I'd like to think no Dem/Progressive would suggest otherwise.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:25 PM

7. Thanks nt

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:20 PM

3. She should keep her word without regard to his desires

If you show a narcissist that your actions are in no way dependent on him, then he loses all power. If you start doing petty things just to embarrass him or imply they really matter in any way, he will fight over those things instead of any real issue, and you will look foolish.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:22 PM

4. Very good points. Plus she's won already. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:28 PM

8. She maintains control of the House chamber.

Nothing in the Constitution says the SOTU has to be broadcast, so she can order CSPAN to turn off its cameras and still meet the requirement for an annual report by the president to Congress.

It would be more fun, however, to turn off his teleprompter and microphone and see how he reacts.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 04:35 PM

10. Well, apparently its something that President Ignoramous wants badly

which she will surely use as LEVERAGE.

The open question is how will she elect to use that leverage. She could use it to get a great deal that Republicans hate, or she could use it to permanently deny him the forum he so desperately wants to use for a prime time nationally televised liefest.

It's going to be very interesting watching her tease him with it and how it plays out.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 05:44 PM

11. No speech until after Feb 15 that is if he doesn't shut down the market

I don't trust him one bit.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 11:42 PM

12. Why? To be professional.

Why? To be professional.

In their earlier interview/chat, she was professional, using terms like 'Mr. President' while Trump used their first names.

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