Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The State of the Union, 2019

So President Donald Trump finally got to give his post-shutdown SOTU address. It included his declaration that the socialism is bad for a democracy, yet we should treat him like a dictator and not look at his finances or behavior. Same outrages, new speech. It's been two years and so his politics of bullying and grievance are not new.

What was interesting and exciting was seeing all those Women in White in the audience. There are now 102 women serving in the House of Representatives, and 89 are Democrats. They are led by Nancy Pelosi, the first and only female Speaker of the House. Last night they wore white in tribute to suffragettes.

Old women ... young women ... women of color ... women of faith ... all in white. So many of them ran for office in response of the behavior and attitude of Donald J. Trump. And now they can hold him accountable. It's glorious.