Political theater gone rancid…

Watched the news this morning and saw something precious.

I did not, of course, watch the SotU speech last night any more than you did, in fact didn’t give it a thought – but it was all over the internet this morning for something related to what I had, candidly, been wondering about.

I mean, how awkward is this? I’d be more welcome to address the local chapter of Moms Demand Action while actually wearing my .44 than Trump was to stand up and praise himself in front of the house of reps, right? And I gather he took the opportunity to crank the Pandering portion of the pageant to twelve, with military families reunited, the deaf made to hear, the blind made to see, and the halt made whole. All on pre-arranged camera to the sound of thunderous repub applause and thunderous dem stony-faced silence. None of that is news, I suppose; they crank the bullshit up every year like they’re competing with the Superbowl halftime show.

But what did catch my eye was Pelosi’s bit of answering political theater…

Yeah – she went there. She actually tore up the speech, right on camera. About two pages at a time, either to stretch out the moment lest anybody miss it or just because she’s like 90 and has no remaining hand strength.

And I couldn’t help wondering, because ol’ Hermit Joel never had any people skills to lose and so really doesn’t rate an opinion: Was this brilliant or stupid? I mean, she’s speaking to her side, which has been whipped into what the dems sincerely hope is frothing Trump hatred since before the inauguration, so maybe it was smart?

But everybody saw it, or will by the time the news is done with it, and it was so amazingly petty…

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10 Responses to Political theater gone rancid…

  1. anonymous says:

    Yeah, that was for the entire PLANET (or those with a TV) to watch. I wonder what the phrase in Chinese is for WHAT A BITCH !! is …

    Nice teaching moment Grandma, show us another trick …

  2. gojuplyr says:

    Trump goaded her by not shaking her hand when she offered it earlier. Why should he sake the hand of someone who has repeatedly demonstrated a personal animosity towards him. The Dems did themselves no favors either.

    That said, the whole SOTU is a made for TV show.

  3. Zelda says:

    And there she is standing right behind the President so she knows everyone will see. Just another sick, disgusting, sociopathic publicity grabbing display from someone who hasn’t got anything worth saying.

  4. Bear says:

    “Was this brilliant or stupid?”

    Politically, both. Depends on your take on the Dems.

    Legally, though… The document Trump handed her is a formal, constitutionally-required report to Congress. Speaker Alzheimers appears to have destroyed a public Congressional record on national television. I’ve suggested to my congresscritters that they investigate this apparent criminal act.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t watch the show. Don’t give a shit about the theatrics.

  6. Ben says:

    It’s not as if either side is claiming any moral high ground here. For example, our President continually indulges in the unpresidential and infantile practice of name-calling. I would like to kick them ALL out and start fresh.

  7. Tennessee Budd says:

    The word for that kind of behavior, down here in the South, is “tacky”.

  8. Tam says:

    All my conservative friends are ignoring Cheeto Jesus’s equally petulant ignoring of San Fran Nan’s extended hand as e ascended the dais.

    You can tell what team someone’s on by whose childlike behavior has them butthurt.

  9. Beans says:

    Ben. You mean like the previous president did, calling people names, ignoring them, telling then he won so get over it?

    Trump is just being called to carpet for what other politicians have done since time began.

  10. bill says:

    Donald’s popularity is now at an all time high. Somebody said he should ask Nancy to impeach him again.

To the stake with the heretic!