Tomorrow night President Trump will be making a speech to congress. And Democrats are ready to make it as negative an experience as possible.
How? Here’s your answer, via Emily Zanotti’s article at heatst.com:
Although President Donald Trump won’t be giving a formal State of the Union address Tuesday night (he’s only been in office a month), Democrats are still planning on making his address to a joint session of Congress as uncomfortable as possible.
This year, Democrats will be using their tickets as part of an organized effort to invite the families of illegal immigrants, DREAMers protected by former President Obama’s executive orders on immigration, and Muslim-Americans they claim will be harmed by Trump’s temporary travel ban. (A court has stayed Trump’s travel ban.)
Does the Democrat Party have a learning disability? Or is its leadership just plain dumb?
What does it take for them to understand that this kind of stuff is backfiring? That enough people have had their fill of this kind of gotcha politics and are turned off by it, to make this kind of garbage a losing proposition? How many elections does it have to lose before that reality penetrates?
And, ironically, who will it hurt? Not Donald Trump. He will use any negative disruptions/outbursts by people planted in the audience, to “prove” that Democrats are not interested in anything but complaining and protesting – which will resonate with a large, and growing, segment of the population.
Mr. Trump, who plays media like a Stradivarius, will use it as cover. And the sure-to-follow media reports on how aggrieved the audience plants are will almost certainly supersede criticism of his message, regardless of how reasonable that criticism is.
I used to think of Republicans as the party of political tone-deafness. Things have certainly changed.