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Stacey!!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 29, 2019 08:56PM
It's a thankless job but an honor nonetheless.

Stacey Abrams will deliver the Dem response to the SOTU. (Or as Nancy Pelosi likes to call it the STFUSOTU. )

If anyone can make the response interesting and worth watching, Stacey can.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: samintx
Date: January 29, 2019 10:24PM
Yes, we are happy this is coming. I’ll listen to her but I don’t know if I can hack Cheeto’s S of the U.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 30, 2019 03:11AM
I like it!
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: wave rider
Date: January 30, 2019 03:12AM
Stacy will do fine…



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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: mstudio
Date: January 30, 2019 07:31AM
Chris (kind-of-a-jerk) Christie was on Colbert last night and claimed he was asked twice to do the Rep response. He said he turned it down because it's the worst job to have. I think he's just not up for it, whereas Abrams is.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 30, 2019 07:45AM
It is a lame job with no hope of not sounding partisan. But maybe we wouldn’t “need” to hear and see an alternative take if the thing wasn’t televised as a cheerleading rally in the first place.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: DavidS
Date: January 30, 2019 12:33PM
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samintx
Yes, we are happy this is coming. I’ll listen to her but I don’t know if I can hack Cheeto’s S of the U.

I plan on skipping the SotU and just watching Stacey's response.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 30, 2019 12:42PM
Great choice! I saw that Schumer extended the formal invitation, but whose call is this? The Democratic leadership in Congress, or the party brass?



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 30, 2019 01:42PM
What Trump deserves is Stephen Colbert.
Use a comedian to reply to a buffoon.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 30, 2019 03:14PM
What a thankless job. The person who delivers it, regardless of party, is always slammed afterwards. Especially the Democratic spokespeople and especially by Democrats. Her speech will be too progressive, not progressive enough, too long, too short, too aggressive, too wimpy, whatever. Because we love to eat our own.



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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 30, 2019 07:47PM
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Steve G.
What Trump deserves is Stephen Colbert.
Use a comedian to reply to a buffoon.

This^



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 30, 2019 08:15PM
Of the last 10 people to do this, none have particularly strong speech-making skills nor anything about them that would spark my interest as a listener.

Stacey is different. I generally don't care about this speech at all, but this time I will.

The last ten, beginning with last year:

Joe Kennedy III
Nikki Haley
Joni Ernst
Kathy McMorris Rogers
Marco Rubio (well that one was funny at least)
Mitch Daniels
Paul Ryan
Bob McDonnell (before he went to jail)
Kathleen Sebelius
Jim Webb
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 30, 2019 08:50PM
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Lemon Drop
Of the last 10 people to do this, none have particularly strong speech-making skills nor anything about them that would spark my interest as a listener.

Stacey is different. I generally don't care about this speech at all, but this time I will.

The last ten, beginning with last year:

Joe Kennedy III
Nikki Haley
Joni Ernst
Kathy McMorris Rogers
Marco Rubio (well that one was funny at least)
Mitch Daniels
Paul Ryan
Bob McDonnell (before he went to jail)
Kathleen Sebelius
Jim Webb

Bobby Jindal really should be added to your list.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 30, 2019 08:52PM
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Speedy
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Lemon Drop
Of the last 10 people to do this, none have particularly strong speech-making skills nor anything about them that would spark my interest as a listener.

Stacey is different. I generally don't care about this speech at all, but this time I will.

The last ten, beginning with last year:

Joe Kennedy III
Nikki Haley
Joni Ernst
Kathy McMorris Rogers
Marco Rubio (well that one was funny at least)
Mitch Daniels
Paul Ryan
Bob McDonnell (before he went to jail)
Kathleen Sebelius
Jim Webb

Bobby Jindal really should be added to your list.

He never did a SOTU address response tho, that's why he's not on there.

He's incredibly bad speech was a response to Pres Obama's address to the nation regarding the stimulus.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 30, 2019 08:59PM
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Lemon Drop
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Speedy
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Lemon Drop
Of the last 10 people to do this, none have particularly strong speech-making skills nor anything about them that would spark my interest as a listener.

Stacey is different. I generally don't care about this speech at all, but this time I will.

The last ten, beginning with last year:

Joe Kennedy III
Nikki Haley
Joni Ernst
Kathy McMorris Rogers
Marco Rubio (well that one was funny at least)
Mitch Daniels
Paul Ryan
Bob McDonnell (before he went to jail)
Kathleen Sebelius
Jim Webb

Bobby Jindal really should be added to your list.

He never did a SOTU address response tho, that's why he's not on there.

He's incredibly bad speech was a response to Pres Obama's address to the nation regarding the stimulus.

Thanks for the correction!



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 30, 2019 10:24PM
I liked Joe Kennedy's
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 31, 2019 08:51AM
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vision63
I liked Joe Kennedy's

Content was good, delivery wasn't great. Also I think it was pretty tone deaf to select a white male with inherited power and wealth in response to Donald Trump.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 31, 2019 12:46PM
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vision63
I liked Joe Kennedy's
I liked it, too, however toward the end it began to feel that it was running long which probably means it wasn't quite engaging enough for prime time.



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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 31, 2019 01:06PM
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Lemon Drop
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vision63
I liked Joe Kennedy's

Content was good, delivery wasn't great. Also I think it was pretty tone deaf to select a white male with inherited power and wealth in response to Donald Trump.

I get that. But then I always cringe when they do something like that because I really don't like pandering and it always seems forced. Abrams is so incredibly worthy right now and she feels like right now. Hopefully, she can be the fulcrum (along with Gillem and the not paid enough attention to Mike Espy of Mississippi) to blueing up the South somewhat. November made them extra real. I'm hoping the closeness of those races help detach Republicans from kowtowing to Mitch and Donald and try to salvage themselves because Nov 2020 is coming and bunches of them will be vulnerable.
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Re: Stacey!!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 31, 2019 09:24PM
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vision63
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Lemon Drop
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vision63
I liked Joe Kennedy's

Content was good, delivery wasn't great. Also I think it was pretty tone deaf to select a white male with inherited power and wealth in response to Donald Trump.

I get that. But then I always cringe when they do something like that because I really don't like pandering and it always seems forced. Abrams is so incredibly worthy right now and she feels like right now. Hopefully, she can be the fulcrum (along with Gillem and the not paid enough attention to Mike Espy of Mississippi) to blueing up the South somewhat. November made them extra real. I'm hoping the closeness of those races help detach Republicans from kowtowing to Mitch and Donald and try to salvage themselves because Nov 2020 is coming and bunches of them will be vulnerable.

Yes I want to see a lot more Abrams, Espy, and Gillem and all the people they will expire and whose names we don't know yet.
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