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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:46 AM

 

Democrats are trolling Trump with their State of the Union invites.

Democrats are trolling Trump with their State of the Union invites.

By Kyle Swenson
February 5 at 6:38 AM

The powder-keg partisanship that drove Capitol Hill into the longest government shutdown in U.S. history is not likely to cool by Tuesdayís State of the Union address. As President Trump settles into the House chamber, heíll be looking out at a Congress that remains divided in both parties over his border wall, and addressing a nation where his approval rating has dropped to the mid-30s.
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As The Post reported, a number of Democrats, including freshman Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) and presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), have tapped federal workers or family members hit hard by the government shutdown to attend the State of the Union.

On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announced via Twitter she was inviting Ana Maria Archila to the speech. A sexual assault activist, Archila went viral when she confronted then-Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an elevator last year over the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

According to Washington Blade, four Democrats ó Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), and Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) ó have all invited transgender veterans and service members to Trumpís address, a direct protest of the administrationís ban on transgender individuals in the military.

Two Democrats ó Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) ó are planning to attend with undocumented former employees of Trumpís golf club in Bedminster, N.J., The Post reported.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/05/democrats-are-trolling-trump-with-their-state-union-invites-guest-list-wasnt-always-political/?utm_term=.98b747f12935


Democrats send messages on immigration, jobs and shutdown with State of the Union guests

By Elise Viebeck
January 31

Democrats are sending a political message with their guests for President Trumpís State of the Union address, inviting a government worker who was affected by the shutdown, immigrants who worked for Trump properties while undocumented and a union official who represents employees at an auto plant that is scheduled to be closed this year.

Sandra Diaz, a native of Costa Rica who worked at Trumpís Bedminster, N.J., golf club from 2010 to 2013, will attend the speech as a guest of Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), his office confirmed Thursday. Diaz is a legal permanent resident of the United States but was undocumented at the time of her employment by the Trump Organization, her lawyer said.

Diaz will join Victorina Morales, a Guatemalan who also worked at Trumpís Bedminster property and is attending the speech as a guest of Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.).

The two women met with lawmakers this week as part of a group of immigrants who worked for Trump National Golf Club Bedminster and Trump National Golf Club Westchester, in Westchester County, N.Y., while not legally authorized to do so.

The presidentís annual State of the Union address is a major event on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers, members of the Supreme Court and administration officials gather in the House chamber for the speech. Guests of the president, the speaker of the House and other lawmakers sit in the second-floor gallery overlooking the floor.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-send-messages-on-immigration-jobs-and-shutdown-with-state-of-the-union-guests/2019/01/31/4e2c9dd4-257b-11e9-90cd-dedb0c92dc17_story.html?utm_term=.4bfb1fdf7fc9


Who else should the Dems invite tonight?

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Reply Democrats are trolling Trump with their State of the Union invites. (Original post)
Trumpocalypse Feb 2019 OP
lark Feb 2019 #1
MiniMe Feb 2019 #2
califootman Feb 2019 #3
LonePirate Feb 2019 #4
gratuitous Feb 2019 #6
hwmnbn Feb 2019 #5
jmowreader Feb 2019 #7

Response to Trumpocalypse (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:48 AM

1. A mother and child drumpf separated that took a long time to reunite.

or Stormy or Karen.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:51 AM

2. tRump will have no idea who they are until Faux Noise reports on it

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:52 AM

3. I heard that Speaker Pelosi was going to invite...

I heard that Speaker Pelosi was going to invite the plaid shirt guy to sit between her and Vice President Pence.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:14 AM

4. This is overblown. SOTU guests are forgotten as soon as the speech is over.

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One or two might receive a camera shot during the speech if they are mentioned. Otherwise, these guest invites are just attempts to grab headlines because the press is more interested in this stuff than in policy discussions.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 12:29 PM

6. Forgotten by design

But some of us remember that Laura Bush invited Ahmad "Curveball" Chalabi to be her guest at the 2004 State of the Union address. Chalabi would soon acquire another nickname from the Bush administration: Ahmad Who?

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 12:20 PM

5. Invite Robert Mueller...nt

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 12:36 PM

7. Every Democrat should invite a US Marshal

If Trump lies before Congress, which is preordained, they can take Trump and all his enablers into custody.

Now tell me...this two-thirds majority we need to impeach Good Genes over there...if weíve arrested the entire Republican Caucus in both houses for misprision of treason, do we still need 67 votes to convict or will two-thirds of the Democratic caucus work?

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