Trump talks about not playing politics, particularly revenge politics, and here's how Pelosi responds:
When the two major political parties refuse to cooperate on even things they should, and instead act like children, the system is fucked.Most partisan SotU audience ever.
And here's all you need to know:
And the glowing reviews came largely from the Republicans (87% very positive) and independents (57% very positive) who tuned in. Democratic speech-watchers largely had negative responses (64% very or somewhat negative).
Republicans liked it, Democrats hated it. Shocking. Obama sure united the country, huh? CNN's five takeaways.
And he started on just that note. "There is a new opportunity in American politics, if only we have the courage to seize it," the President said in the speech's earlier moments. "Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country."
Which is a great sentiment!
The problem, of course, is that Trump is a deeply flawed messenger on the whole "unity" thing.
Wow. We love the idea of peace and working together, but we hate Trump, so fuck it!
Also, note that #5 was "Democrat reactions". The president gave a speech about the state of the union and CNN can't find 5 things to talk about? They also can't do it without taking shots at one party and pretending another was doing something awesome by rolling their eyes or golf clapping?
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