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Dems face hard choice
for State of the Union response

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Reid Wilson

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/12/2018 9:00:59 AM

Democratic Party leaders are balancing a complex political calculus and a host of competing egos as they consider who they will choose to respond to President Trump´s first State of the Union address later this month. More than 30 party strategists, leaders and members of Congress interviewed for this story said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) must decide just what message they want the prime-time address to convey. They may decide to feature the message Democrats will take to voters in November´s midterm elections. They might opt to highlight a specific issue

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They have to please so many disparate interest groups - no one fits the bill. Why not just go with Maxine Waters?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jinx, 1/12/2018 9:14:06 AM     (No. 11507743)

Tell them to get Nancy Pelosi who with her mumbling and stumbling and forgetting and brain freezes will truly represent the Democrat Party.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/12/2018 9:14:45 AM     (No. 11507746)

They could arrive in clown costumes, blowing whistles for all I care. Nothing, at this point is going to make them appear serious about governing. People need to quit electing them. They certainly are not participating in what they were elected to do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/12/2018 9:32:37 AM     (No. 11507770)

Shocked that they don´t put Hitlery up there. After all, she should be president if only Trump´s campaign manager, Vlad Putin, hadn´t screwed it up for her. She is loved, articulate, quick witted and a bastion of health. What could possible go wrong?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mamateach, 1/12/2018 9:43:21 AM     (No. 11507783)

My best guess is Kamala Harris.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 1/12/2018 9:52:46 AM     (No. 11507795)

After the shipload of good news and success that The Donald has to work with, I would not want to be a democrat tasked with the follow-up act. Nothing they say will come across as anything but sour grapes and stupidity. The popcorn is waiting.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/12/2018 10:51:19 AM     (No. 11507869)

I wonder if Sheila Jackson Lee will be grandstanding in the aisle in a red dress as she greets the president, something she has done in the past.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/12/2018 10:57:54 AM     (No. 11507874)

Oprah or Obama

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 1/12/2018 10:58:17 AM     (No. 11507875)

"but the Democrat, whoever she or he is, needs to reframe the real issues facing the country and explain how Democrats would solve those problems,"

Can´t you just hear the Dem respondent saying: "We´ll raise your taxes, grant unlimited undocumented illegal immigration, rein in the military and tar and feather Donald J. Trump?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/12/2018 11:08:38 AM     (No. 11507891)

It´s difficult to state what you stand for when it runs contrary to what is best for us as a nation. So I guess they´ll just yell racism, misogyny and class warfare.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/12/2018 11:23:38 AM     (No. 11507913)

All they can run on this year will be about sexism, racism, and LGBTEIEIO agenda. So look for a women minority to do the response.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 1/12/2018 11:49:54 AM     (No. 11507948)

Jimmuh is still eligible to run.

Let him do it!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: privateer, 1/12/2018 11:50:58 AM     (No. 11507950)

Oh please let it be Toon Nancy! She makes Porky Pig seem like Wm. Jennings Bryant, Droopy seem vivacious, Daffy Duck seem calm, and Brer Bear seem like Einstein.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dvc, 1/12/2018 11:53:33 AM     (No. 11507956)

Please have a fiery leftist orator telling the American people again and again how much they are against those new factories, those $1,000 bonuses and overall economic growth.

I´m sure that will be very popular.


/s off

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Reply 14 - Posted by: steph_gray, 1/12/2018 11:54:33 AM     (No. 11507958)

How about that DNC head. I forget his name, but it won´t matter because he will give the speech in an antifa hood.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/12/2018 12:52:21 PM     (No. 11508026)

Thanks, #12. I now see the wisdom of having Nancy Pelosi speak. Bwhahaha.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: John56, 1/12/2018 1:08:24 PM     (No. 11508050)

You mean The Oprah isn´t available?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Penney, 1/12/2018 1:13:15 PM     (No. 11508066)

Showbiz theatrics are all the wacky dem pols have left.

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