During the State of the Union speech, congressional liberals showed us what they stood for: Nothing.
When the president announced the economy was stronger and African-American and Hispanic unemployment were at an all-time low, most of them didn’t stand.
When the president talked about unity, they didn’t stand.
When the president talked about how the Islamic State group was on the run, they didn’t stand.
It was pretty noticeable for everyone, including “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak. In a Twitter post, he roasted the Democrats over their decision to keep their seats during most of the president’s speech.
“What a great prank!” Sajak tweeted Tuesday. “Somebody put glue on half of the seats at State of the Union Address!”
It may have seemed that way, but it wasn’t entirely true. For instance, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez stormed out of the speech when Republicans were chanting “USA! USA!”
He would later call Trump’s State of the Union speech “racist,” because of course he would.
This was all in spite of the fact that Trump’s first official State of the Union had a lot more talk about unity than the Democrats would have likely expected.
“I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion, and creed,” Trump said on immigration.
When he talked about the Las Vegas shooting, Trump said, “But it is not enough only to come together in times of tragedy. Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people. This is really the key. These were the people we were elected to serve.”
This not only didn’t get many people standing on the Democrat side of the aisle, it got a rather pointed glare from Nancy Pelosi.
Most viewers approved of the speech. In fact, the first poll to come out after the State of the Union indicated 75 percent of the audience liked the president’s message.
Maybe staying glued to their seats wasn’t the best idea, particularly in an election year.
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