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.
These are the thoughts and observations of me — a woman of a certain age. (Oh, my, God, I'm 65!) I'm single. I'm successful enough (independent, self supporting). I live just outside Chicago, the best city in the world. I'm an aunt and a friend. I feel that voices like mine are rather underrepresented online or in print. So here I am. If my musings resonate with you, please visit my blog again sometime.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
The State of the Union, 2019
Posted by The Gal Herself at 2/06/2019 06:33:00 AM 1 comment:
Labels: Current affairs, Politics
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