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President Trumps First State-of-the-Union Address on Jan 30th 2018 - Boycotting Is Not Smart.

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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 07:49 PM
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January 6, 2018

There's little doubt that President Trump's speech will be the most "unique" State-of-The-Union address ever delivered. It will probably garner the highest viewership of any prior address, as well.


President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday January 30, 2018, Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Thursday.

The address will be Trump’s first speech to the full Congress since his joint address this past February, a month after his inauguration.
Source: www.politico.com...

HOWEVER, the first of what may well be several short-sighted Congressmen has declared that he will boycott the President's address to the nation.

An Oregon Democrat has become the first member of Congress to announce a boycott of the State of the Union address.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who represents much of Portland and its eastern suburbs, announced he will not attend the presidential tradition on January 30, Pete Hegseth reported.

He warned that the speech would be another example of President Donald Trump's "destructive, divisive" dialogue.
Source: insider.foxnews.com...

I don't think its wise, or appropriate, for a member of Congress to alienate him/her self from the President. There may be a time when a special need arises within that Congressman's district, where help the President's assistance or support is desired.

What do you think ATS? Is it appropriate for an elected politician who represents millions of citizens, to become an "enemy" of the Administration in charge of this nation, for what will likely be many years? I think it shows gross short-sightedness, and a lack of caring about his/her constituents.

-CareWeMust

edit on 1/6/2018 by carewemust because: minor adjustments




posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:05 PM
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Well, I won't be there Adolf!



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Look I am no fan of Trump and I think he's a fool, but we have accept the fact that he's the President. Doing this will not change anything.
edit on 1/6/2018 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)


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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
I don't think its wise, or appropriate, for a member of Congress to alienate him/her self from the President.


like when they, for example, screech "YOU LIE" at the president when he's speaking?



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: fiverx313

They're politicians, they're all lying all the time.


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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: carewemust
I don't think its wise, or appropriate, for a member of Congress to alienate him/her self from the President.


like when they, for example, screech "YOU LIE" at the president when he's speaking?


Well he was lying...


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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:22 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
January 6, 2018

There's little doubt that President Trump's speech will be the most "unique" State-of-The-Union address ever delivered. It will probably garner the highest viewership of any prior address, as well.


I'll wait for it to come out on Blu-ray or something. (edited to add, joking aside I will read the transcript. I will not watch it.)


I don't think its wise, or appropriate, for a member of Congress to alienate him/her self from the President. There may be a time when a special need arises within that Congressman's district, where help the President's assistance or support is desired.

What do you think ATS? Is it appropriate for an elected politician who represents millions of citizens, to become an "enemy" of the Administration in charge of this nation, for what will likely be many years? I think it shows gross short-sightedness, and a lack of caring about his/her constituents.



Congresscritters have boycotted other presidential addresses before. Here's one who boycotted Obama

Four boycotted one of Clinton's State of the Union address.

And it goes back further than that. It's democracy and free speech in action.
edit on 6-1-2018 by Byrd because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:28 PM
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This is the State of the Union address, and going to it and standing/clapping on cue is part of the Congressman's job.


On a serious note, the matter of North Korea is likely to come up, and if I were in Congress I'd want to be there in person.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:30 PM
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I think they should all be there, if not out of respect alone.

They should also not boo or jeer him.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
January 6, 2018

There's little doubt that President Trump's speech will be the most "unique" State-of-The-Union address ever delivered. It will probably garner the highest viewership of any prior address, as well.


President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday January 30, 2018, Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Thursday.

The address will be Trump’s first speech to the full Congress since his joint address this past February, a month after his inauguration.
Source: www.politico.com...

HOWEVER, the first of what may well be several short-sighted Congressmen has declared that he will boycott the President's address to the nation.

An Oregon Democrat has become the first member of Congress to announce a boycott of the State of the Union address.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who represents much of Portland and its eastern suburbs, announced he will not attend the presidential tradition on January 30, Pete Hegseth reported.

He warned that the speech would be another example of President Donald Trump's "destructive, divisive" dialogue.
Source: insider.foxnews.com...

I don't think its wise, or appropriate, for a member of Congress to alienate him/her self from the President. There may be a time when a special need arises within that Congressman's district, where help the President's assistance or support is desired.

What do you think ATS? Is it appropriate for an elected politician who represents millions of citizens, to become an "enemy" of the Administration in charge of this nation, for what will likely be many years? I think it shows gross short-sightedness, and a lack of caring about his/her constituents.

-CareWeMust


Personally I think it's sad anyone feels like they need to announce they are boycotting it. That screams I just want attention to me.

If you don't like him then don't go and don't be a part of it...no need for the drama.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:39 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: carewemust
January 6, 2018

There's little doubt that President Trump's speech will be the most "unique" State-of-The-Union address ever delivered. It will probably garner the highest viewership of any prior address, as well.


President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday January 30, 2018, Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Thursday.

The address will be Trump’s first speech to the full Congress since his joint address this past February, a month after his inauguration.
Source: www.politico.com...

HOWEVER, the first of what may well be several short-sighted Congressmen has declared that he will boycott the President's address to the nation.

An Oregon Democrat has become the first member of Congress to announce a boycott of the State of the Union address.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who represents much of Portland and its eastern suburbs, announced he will not attend the presidential tradition on January 30, Pete Hegseth reported.

He warned that the speech would be another example of President Donald Trump's "destructive, divisive" dialogue.
Source: insider.foxnews.com...

I don't think its wise, or appropriate, for a member of Congress to alienate him/her self from the President. There may be a time when a special need arises within that Congressman's district, where help the President's assistance or support is desired.

What do you think ATS? Is it appropriate for an elected politician who represents millions of citizens, to become an "enemy" of the Administration in charge of this nation, for what will likely be many years? I think it shows gross short-sightedness, and a lack of caring about his/her constituents.

-CareWeMust


Personally I think it's sad anyone feels like they need to announce they are boycotting it. That screams I just want attention to me.

If you don't like him then don't go and don't be a part of it...no need for the drama.


It’s all the Dems know anymore...make a scene and look at me! No platforms, no reasonable alternative solutions to anything; nothing but blatant obstructionism. If I voted for some of these “D” senators/congresspersons that refuse to do their jobs, I’d be doing my best to iniate a recall and special election.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:59 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: carewemust
I don't think its wise, or appropriate, for a member of Congress to alienate him/her self from the President.


like when they, for example, screech "YOU LIE" at the president when he's speaking?


It was a Congressman that shouted that so at least he was there. He shouted “you lie” when Obama was talking about Obamacare. And, as we know now he did lie.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

As if Republicans didn't do the same during Obama's presidency, or even walking out during the speech. As if conservative media types never called for the GOP to boycott Obama's State of the Union Address.

Chances are a few may not attend but everyone else will go. It's an important time for politicians, they get all dressed up and all of the powerful players are present under one roof. The networking is what's important for the majority of them.
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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:17 PM
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It would be worth showing up just to see him tell everyone how smart he is while knowing his administration all think he is an idiot.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:57 PM
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This is stupid.

In every job I had, there were parts I did not like.

These people applied for a job, the people said yes, now do the work.

Just more stupidity from grandstanding idiots.

But that is USA politics.

P



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:08 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy
Well, I won't be there Adolf!


You turned down your invitation, Smurfy?



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:10 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: carewemust

Look I am no fan of Trump and I think he's a fool, but we have accept the fact that he's the President. Doing this will not change anything.


That is correct. Congressmen boycotting won't change anything for the country as a whole. America will continue to become even greater.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:12 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: carewemust
I don't think its wise, or appropriate, for a member of Congress to alienate him/her self from the President.


like when they, for example, screech "YOU LIE" at the president when he's speaking?


Right! When Congressman Joe Wilson yelled "You Lie!" during President Obama's speech, that was disrespectful, even though it was TRUE.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: carewemust
I don't think its wise, or appropriate, for a member of Congress to alienate him/her self from the President.


like when they, for example, screech "YOU LIE" at the president when he's speaking?


Whataboutism. And of course that violated decorum. Its a spech, not a town hall.

 


Im giddy at the thought of Trump doing his address. It will be positively terrible. Then i get to see claims of 4D chess (that stuff makes me laugh pretty hard at its absurdity) thrown up against claims of dementia (equally ridiculous as a cheap shot/last gasp effort to deride him).

This should be fun!
edit on 1/6/2018 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

Thanks for supplying those links to Congressmen who boycotted Barack Obama and Bill Clinton's SOTU addresses. I wonder if they lasted long in Congress afterwards?



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