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AOC Boycotting the State of the Union

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"After Much Deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump's lawless conduct and subversion of the constitution.   None of this is normal and I will not legitimize it.  Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union."

 

How do we feel about a high profile representative not attending the State of the Union?  

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I have no issue, since I have other plans as well. As much as I disagree with her, she has a point.

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7 minutes ago, TripItUp said:

Per Twitter

"After Much Deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump's lawless conduct and subversion of the constitution.   None of this is normal and I will not legitimize it.  Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union."

 

How do we feel about a high profile representative not attending the State of the Union?  

It's not the decision I would make, but it's reasonable and I respect her choice.

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Far better choice than possibly trying some sort of shtick during the speech, like a Joe Wilson “you lie!” moment

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so am I

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She's gonna watch it from her couch with a glass of wine and contemplate defeat. Most likely brain storm the new scandal they can create.

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Everybody makes choices. As an elected member of congress she should be there.  It seems Trump has dragged everybody down to his level in politics.  In reality they were probably all there before  but now everyone is out in the open. 

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Who’s boycotting AOC?  Can’t wait for her to lose her seat at the table.

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1 minute ago, joffer said:

so am I

I'm going to see if I can jam my face into my paper shredder instead.

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Just now, Sheriff Bart said:

I'm going to see if I can jam my face into my paper shredder instead.

Is that some cosmetic improvement technique?

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1 minute ago, Widbil83 said:

What is the O/U on AOC tweets during the SOTU set at?

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17 minutes ago, TripItUp said:

Per Twitter

"After Much Deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump's lawless conduct and subversion of the constitution.   None of this is normal and I will not legitimize it.  Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union."

 

How do we feel about a high profile representative not attending the State of the Union?  

1) really don’t care about her and don’t know why she gets so much publicity

2) poster child for the current generation’s “look at me” mindset

3) stuff like this feeds the Trump base and IMO is a huge negative for Dems; almost like she wants to see the Dem nominee lose in 2020

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2 minutes ago, JohnnyU said:

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Oh that’s an easy Over. She will probably be sitting in her office live tweeting the entire thing.

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2 minutes ago, Alex P Keaton said:

1) really don’t care about her and don’t know why she gets so much publicity

2) poster child for the current generation’s “look at me” mindset

3) stuff like this feeds the Trump base and IMO is a huge negative for Dems; almost like she wants to see the Dem nominee lose in 2020

3) yeah maybe his base will vote for him now

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I won’t be watching but think she should attend and give Trump whatever response he deserves based on the content of the speech.

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Without question this move is disrespectful.  But I ask myself, does Trump’s behavior deserve respect with all his lying, name calling and attacks on democracy and our institutions?  Clearly, in my opinion, the answer is no.

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7 minutes ago, Alex P Keaton said:

1) really don’t care about her and don’t know why she gets so much publicity

2) poster child for the current generation’s “look at me” mindset

3) stuff like this feeds the Trump base and IMO is a huge negative for Dems; almost like she wants to see the Dem nominee lose in 2020

There's always going to be someone republicans will use to rile up their base.   See Clinton, Hillary.  I remember when she was a disgrace because she didn't leave Bill but when Trump pays for it with a porn star he's a playboy. 

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Good for her. Let trump talk to his partners in crime and his base base. I only wish there were more Dems who would sit it out, like most of them.

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In more relevant news, the Lightning just took a 1-0 lead.

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Comes across as a sore loser.  Trump went through the legal process as set out in our Constitution and was acquitted.  You have to accept the results or you just look foolish.  

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No big deal, she will have the opportunity to see President Trump do this a few more times (unless she loses reelection).

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so brave

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19 minutes ago, Alex P Keaton said:

really don’t care about her and don’t know why she gets so much publicity

Republicans like talking about her.

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Just now, Wrigley said:

so brave

Trump should give her the medal of absenteeism.

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22 minutes ago, joffer said:

3) yeah maybe his base will vote for him now

It's amazing how Republicans never worry about riling up the Dem base.  I mean the President crimes more or less every day and no one ever suggests it's a bad idea electorally.  AOC boycotts a speech and it guarantees Trump's reelection.

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5 minutes ago, MAC_32 said:

Republicans like talking about her.

She just likes to talk about nothing.

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3 minutes ago, Dinsy Ejotuz said:

It's amazing how Republicans never worry about riling up the Dem base.  I mean the President crimes more or less every day and no one ever suggests it's a bad idea electorally.  AOC boycotts a speech and it guarantees Trump's reelection.

It must be some kind of cognitive dissonance.

 

2-1 Lightning now.

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9 minutes ago, Kal El said:

It must be some kind of cognitive dissonance.

 

2-1 Lightning now.

That last goal with 2 deflections was cool

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9 minutes ago, Kal El said:

It must be some kind of cognitive dissonance.

 

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I worry about it.....but then I remember that I don't care.  And I feel  better. 

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11 minutes ago, quick-hands said:

I worry about it.....but then I remember that I don't care.  And I feel  better. 

:shrug:i like the lightning.

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Just now, beef said:

:shrug:i like the lightning.

Some people can't appreciate good hockey. I pity those people.

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1 hour ago, TripItUp said:

Per Twitter

"I will not legitimize it."

 

This is actually true.

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31 minutes ago, Dinsy Ejotuz said:

It's amazing how Republicans never worry about riling up the Dem base.  I mean the President crimes more or less every day and no one ever suggests it's a bad idea electorally.  AOC boycotts a speech and it guarantees Trump's reelection.

Thats because everybody knows that base is too riled up already about hotel shampoo being racist and the friends tv show not having enough diversity.  

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All AOC does is divide the party this helping to hand 2020 back to Trump.  Her radical green new deal did the same thing.  The party desperately needs unity right now.

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1 hour ago, TripItUp said:

Per Twitter

"After Much Deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump's lawless conduct and subversion of the constitution.   None of this is normal and I will not legitimize it.  Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union."

 

How do we feel about a high profile representative not attending the State of the Union?  

Good

Less legitimacy for a corrupt govt

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7 minutes ago, Punxsutawney Phil said:

All AOC does is divide the party this helping to hand 2020 back to Trump.  Her radical green new deal did the same thing.  The party desperately needs unity right now.

The Green New Deal is awfully popular

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He literally calls her “Dumb as a rock AOC” so it’s hard to blame her.

I mean the actual POTUS calls people names like a 6 year old might. And AOC is the problem??

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I'm likely in the minority but my take would be you always attend. This isn't about Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. I'd say the same for anyone. 

This is about doing your job. 

And part of your job is you show up for work. Even when it's not going your way. And even when "work" is just sitting there. 

This is different than declining an offer to visit the Whitehouse as a guest. This is your job. 

I'm not sure how commonplace deciding not to show for the State Of The Union is. But it feels like a lame move to me.

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6 minutes ago, Grace Under Pressure said:

He literally calls her “Dumb as a rock AOC” so it’s hard to blame her.

I mean the actual POTUS calls people names like a 6 year old might. And AOC is the problem??

If this were a regular business she, and probably dozens of others, could sue him for harassment and win. 

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5 minutes ago, Joe Bryant said:

I'm likely in the minority but my take would be you always attend. This isn't about Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. I'd say the same for anyone. 

This is about doing your job. 

And part of your job is you show up for work. Even when it's not going your way. And even when "work" is just sitting there. 

This is different than declining an offer to visit the Whitehouse as a guest. This is your job. 

I'm not sure how commonplace deciding not to show for the State Of The Union is. But it feels like a lame move to me.

You think this is a minority  position?

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