It’s no real surprise that T–mp (we’re so sick of using his full name) didn’t give so much as a nod in the direction of the LGBTQ community in his State of the Propaganda speech on Tuesday. Those immigrants weren’t going to degrade themselves, so it’s understandable the president didn’t have any time left over for a community he’s vowed to protect, while systematically dismantling the rights of.
Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.), however, who delivered the official opposition party response, did briefly mention gay people. Sort of.
Read the below passage from his defiant speech:
This administration isn’t just targeting the laws that protect us — they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection. For them, dignity isn’t something you’re born with but something you measure. By your net worth, your celebrity, your headlines, your crowd size. Not to mention, the gender of your spouse. The country of your birth. The color of your skin. The God of your prayers. Their record is a rebuke of our highest American ideal: the belief that we are all worthy, we are all equal and we all count. In the eyes of our law and our leaders, our God and our government. That is the American promise.
The overall tenor of Kennedy’s speech was distinctly anti-Tr–p, and more than a few pundits agreed he was the wrong person to be making that argument.
What do you think? Are the Dems making a mistake promoting yet another dynasty (the speech was polarizing among liberals) or does Kennedy stand a chance of rising as a leader of the resistance?
Here, maybe this dive into his Instagram will help you research your stance:
Yeah, you can definitely see the Kennedy in him.
In some of the photos he looks like Joseph P. Kennedy Jr, the eldest brother who died in World War II. In the second photo from the bottom, in profile, he looks almost like his late grandfather Robert F. Kennedy, and a little like JFK. Strong genes!
If that pale, skinny, drooling ginger is cute, then I’d hate to see ugly.
But . . . eye of the beholder and all that, I guess.
Brody dear, if you want to see ugly, both interior and exterior ugliness, just glance at yourself in a mirror.
that wasn’t drool. he had chapstick on. agree he aint all that.
Yes show me one…
I guess Queerty got the memo from ShareBlue to write up a fluff piece on Drooling Joe
Strange that Queerty left out these pics of Ol’ CumLips Kennedy
Oh look, Miss Hoffman got the troll memo about attacking Mr. Kennedy.
I hope he runs in 2020 LOL. It’ll be hilarious
@mhoffman953, be careful what you hope for. People were hoping that Trump would run in 2016. Their “sure bet” assumptions were the same as yours. No way would America elect such a pompous, narcissistic blow hole. Look how badly that turned out.
Wow. What a hateful bitch. 🙂
I don’t find him attractive in the least, but I liked what he had to say. Best of all it wasn’t a tissue of lies like the racist, sad clapping-for-himself Traitor* in Chief he was responding to.
“treasonous” — former Trump campaign manager and CEO Steve Bannon
The dims are so far out of touch that even thinking of grooming another Kennedy to run in 2020 shows just how desperate they are.
“The dims”…that’s so funny.
Awww, Mo Bro is still trying to bring back THIS old screename? What happened, did SiamSam get found out too quickly?
Sigh… why, Democrats? Why? His response to the SOTU was just platitude, platitude, nothing, nothing, nothing. We’re gonna lose again at this rate… why? Because even with Republicans in charge, if THIS is what we have to look forward to as “resistance”, it’s not gonna compel anyone to come out and vote for even MORE establishment puppets. Get the ALL out! Feinstein, Pelosi, Schumer, and the rest of these “bipartisanship” weaklings
Haha that’s why I laugh. Democrats lost in 2016 from running an out-of-touch, establishment, political dynasty candidate who passes out at public events. Their plan for 2020? Run an out-of-touch, establishment, political dynasty candidate who drools at public events
There is no Democratic platform. Their only current platform is “we hate Trump”. No plans for taxes, the economy, terrorism, jobs, growing the middle class, etc
Yeah, that’s why she got 3 million more votes that President Dotard.
For being supposedly the “most qualified” candidate to run for President, she must not be too smart because elections aren’t decided by the popular vote. That’s probably why she chose not to campaign in swing states and spent lots of time in California and the Hamptons fundraising.
Let me ask you this. If you are playing blackjack and keep having the dealer deal you cards until you get a full house, did you win? https://i.imgur.com/s0Bv21r.jpg
So if the Democratic party just wants to run people who win the popular vote but lose 30 out of 50 states, that’s their business
No Democratic platform? It’s quite obviously “Aliens über alles.”
Hoff, you don’t want to make the personal attacks, not when your cheeto-colored messiah is lying about his weight, his height, and the fact that his dentures damn near fell out of his mouth that made him sound like he was slurring.
But it pains me to have to agree with you on the 2020 front. Bernie Sanders is still our best bet, and Corporate Democrats continue to ignore how popular he is as well as many of his stances that are shared by the majority of liberals and even Americans alike. But you better hope the Republicans don’t muck it up even more come November, because I’m willing to overlook my disdain for these puppets if that means balancing out Congress and putting blue butts in red held seats, especially with so many Republicans not seeking reelection… great timing, too, after the huge tax overhaul. Isn’t that right, Paul “I did the Koch Brothers’ bidding and got half a million for my troubles” Ryan?
@Xmillah: You would have preferred the Democrats picked Crazy Maxine to give the rebuttal?
I’m pretty damn sure I made myself clear that I am for Bernie, Kieran. And no one takes crazy quite like Agent Orange, who can’t be bothered to sound reasonable unless someone else is writing his words for him
sure he’s cute but don’t let that blind you to the fact that he’s another multimillionaire corporate democrat who’s against universal health care, wall street reform, taxing the rich, college for all, a living wage, and voting rights.
@ Taiyoken: “who’s against universal health care, wall street reform, taxing the rich, college for all, a living wage, and voting rights.”
Where did you that he was against all that? I haven’t researched him, but listening to his Trump rebuttal – he seemed pretty likely to support much of what you say he doesn’t.
Where did you get that info?
Taiyoken, I’d love to see your evidence. I’ll wait.
@Taiyoken, he’s actually for a living wage… it was the only thing I heard him mention by name in his response, but you are right on everything else. This shit is common knowledge… the man is even against legalizing marijuana, one the biggest non-issues we have on the left and in America.
You’re still going to have to prove those sweeping statements, Taiyoken. I did read his comments about opposing marijuana legalization, but none of your other points seem to be valid.
Well, let’s see…. the fact that he’s one of the holdouts on the Democrats side who has not signed on for Medicare for All, and then there are his campaign contributions
Gee, I wonder what’s stopping him? About 181,000 little obstacles
And don’t even get me started on that shameless pandering to DREAMers by speaking in Spanish, completely missing the fact that the majority of DREAMers were brought here as children and speak fluent English, so who was it for? Don’t pander like that, because it insults the intelligence of your base who know exactly what you are doing.
Why do these Trump trolls come here? I feel sorry for them. I mean, I know Trump’s base are just mean-spirited, low-intellect people like him, but why bother to come here? Pathetic? Sad? Confused? I’ll go with pathetic.
What’s pathetic is calling everyone you disagree politically with a “troll.” It screams emotional fragility and intellectual vapidity. “Help, I can’t think of a counterargument. TR-TR-TR-TROLL!”
“What’s pathetic is calling everyone you disagree politically with a “troll.” It screams emotional fragility and intellectual vapidity. “Help, I can’t think of a counterargument. TR-TR-TR-TROLL!”
The irony of the above statement is that if you delete “a troll” and “troll” then substitute “fake news” you have perfectly described Trump’s approach.
You could also substitute “snowflake” and get a pretty good picture of many of his supporters.
“Troll!” is the new “Racist!” because “Racist!” no longer carries any weight, it’s been overused so much.
Ms SaigonSam: I rarely agree with you but do here.
RE Kennedy’s message at the SOTU, his slobbering response was poorly delivered rhetoric….and the lies just kept spewing forth non-stop.
Hopefully, the next Bill Clinton. But without all those womanizing stuff.
@Polaro “Taiyoken, I’d love to see your evidence. I’ll wait.”
My evidence is his voting record, He’s in congress, his votes are a matter of public record and he’s voted against all those things.
As I was watching the state of the union address by the orange mentally crippled douche, I noticed how many times the democrats stood up in thunderous applause when certain topics where mentioned, especially when the drums of war where being beat against North Korea.
The democrats are as vile as the republicans; they had this no name kid give the official rebuttal while Bernie Sanders, almost instantaneously rebutted Trump and ripped him a new @sshole in the process.
Please run Bernie, you are what honour should be.
Bernie will only run if you agree to push his wheel chair.
He’s only 5 years older the President Dotard.
Hooka if he runs, id gladly push his wheelchair, change his diperse, and feed him a spoon of pure maple honey before bed.
@Kieran Trump is not that far from Bernie Sanders in age and is in noticeably worse shape. So you might want to calm down with the cheap shots
he’s not in a wheelchair, but I get your point: he is old, though only a few years older than trump. but if it meant he’d run, I’d happily push his wheel chair and change his depends. And I’d do it for free.
Not really overly excited that as soon as the Clinton Dynasty appears to be leaving, they’re trying to recycle a different political dynasty.
We don’t have a monarchy here in America so my only question is, has Kennedy done enough, that if his name wasn’t Kennedy he STILL would have been chosen to give the rebuttal? If the answer is no, then he needs to get back in line.
That said, people act like speaking after the state really matters, my guess is, a bowl of pudding could beat most Republicans in the upcoming mid-terms. After all, people like pudding.
Kennedy hasn’t done enough and is a corporate-loving Democrat with socially liberal positions (he is strongly pro-LGBTQ equality and rights). His speech, though, wasn’t that bad. But there are better Democrats out there. The DNC crowd mainly cares about money. If you can, read Paul Perry’s account, in the Intercept, about running as a progressive Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania and how awful the party apparatus was. Bernie Sanders–not a Democrat officially–remains the leading progressive figure in the Democratic constellation. He had my vote in the primaries, and had he defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election I’d have voted for him again. I think he could have defeated the Con Man. The Democrats are still hamstrung by their fealty to Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and their belief that social liberalism is more significant than economic progressivism, when the truth is, the two can co-exist. But Wall Street really doesn’t like the latter, as the Con Man’s and GOP’s policies are demonstrating on a daily basis.
The GOP is just beyond the pale at this point. Just look at this Nunes memo crap. When you have the GOP-run Justice Department AND the FBI warning against issuing this partisan, false document that could reveal classified info that would clearly benefit not just Don the Con Man but also Vladimir Putin, and the GOP and Trump are pushing hard to do so, you know something very, very strange and disturbing is going on. And every day there’s more revelations about Russian hacking and spying (the Netherlands info, Australia’s warning to the CIA etc), weird stuff going on with Trump associates and Julian Assange (Roger Stone showing up at the Ecuadorian embassy to meet with him), etc. I don’t know what is going on, but it all stinks to high heaven.
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