Churlish Democrats Might Not Shake Trump's Hand at Joint Session

It's not a formal State of the Union address -- that will come next year -- but on Tuesday President Trump will address a joint session of Congress in what amounts to the same thing. In years past, this has meant that camera-hogs on both sides of the aisle jockey for choice aisle seats so they can be seen shaking hands with the leader of the Free World as he makes his way toward the podium. But maybe not this year:

For nearly three decades, Engel has been on the aisle for every presidential address to Congress. For a fleeting moment, it’s just him and the president — two Republicans and two Democrats since he began the tradition in 1989 — shaking hands in a show of support for the leader of the free world.

Engel could be someplace else Tuesday night, when President Trump strides down the House’s center aisle to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. It’s not technically called a State of the Union this early in a presidential term, but Trump’s speech will have the same bells and whistles.

Engel has not decided yet what to do; he did not decide to attend Trump’s inauguration until the day before. Other Democrats who have previously angled for prime seats have decided to distance themselves from Trump, whose first month in office has prompted outrage from most congressional Democrats.

“I have no desire to sit on the aisle and shake the president’s hand,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.), who has traditionally positioned himself just off the aisle and leaned over his colleagues to get a moment with the president. Not this time. He’ll be in the chamber, but far away from the aisle.

Well, bully for him. Remember when Joe Wilson shouted at Barack Obama for blatantly lying during a SOTU:

Democrats reacted in horror. But now, snubbing the new president -- and telling the world about it -- just because your nose is still out of joint is apparently A-OK. Because, after all, Trump has nobody to blame but himself:

This is just the latest example of how Trump has scrambled the most basic of traditions in Washington. On Jan. 20, for Trump’s inauguration, a third of House Democrats publicly declared they were boycotting the swearing-in ceremony, led by civil rights icon John Lewis (D-Ga.), who declared Trump an illegitimate president because of alleged Russian meddling with the 2016 election contest.ii

read more:

https://pjmedia.com/election/2017/02/24/churlish-democrats-might-no...

Views: 516

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

who the hell needs their f...ing hand shake???

AGREED 10,000,000%!!!

..............COOTIES.......UGH........

Drain the Swamp Mr PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump and don't worry about the liberal/socialist idiots in the US Congress not wanting to shake your hand . If you keep your promise and Drain The Swamp those liberal/socialist idiot in the US Congress will be gone in a few months anyway .

I wouldn't trust any of them shaking the PRESIDENT'S hand.....they may have the same kind of poison on them that killed the north Korean guy...........

no way....I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw an elephant........

DRAIN THE SWAMP MR. PRESIDENT......

if you have to shake their hands....WEAR RUBBER GLOVES.....just sayin...!!!!!!

Dennis,

Good point, they will not stop at anything it is feasible.

What has happened to civility, and courtesy, yes, even good sportsmanship when you lose and diplomacy. No wonder they say the Dems are a party of 8 year olds. Children of the CORN?

Democrats are the problem. They are little immature babies that can't handle defeat and because of this are not willing to work across the aisle to make America better again. They are deliberately trying their best to make sure Trump does not succeed further dividing our country even more. The nice thing about it is they are making sure a Democrat never gets into office again.   

the democratic party is a misnomer, it is anything but democratic. the new unimproved far left democratic party of today should be rebranded as the seditionist socialist party and is an unholy brew of far leftist/elitist socialists/liberals/anarchists/seditionists who are hell bent on doing little more than destroying this country with their radical socialist ORWELLIAN agenda. I for one have no inclination to shake the hand of anyone who wishes to completely step away from the American constitution towards a socialist oligarch dystopian society-in retrospect I would be more likely to shackle their hands as opposed to shake their hands 

It never ceases to amaze me these days how democrats/liberals, no matter what their age, can be SOOOOO childish, immature, disrespectful, and frankly, just TOTAL ASSES.  What happened to the days of "good sportsmanship"?  All team members shook the opponents hands even though you didn't agree?  These people have ZERO social etiquette skills.  No grace. No honor. No civility. NO CLASS.  You'd think they were ALL brought up in the millennial/snowflake generation...

do not mistake the democrats seditionist behavior for a lack of etiquette!! the words LOYAL OPPISITION is purposely LEFTED OUT of their agenda deliberately so. their ideological direction and or political mindset is that of sedition, for they are by definition seditionist-they do not want co-operation nor do they want compromise no, what they want is total control of you everyone and everything. the Obama agenda is still being maintained by those in attendance of the shadow gov't and this shadow movement is indefectible and incessant towards it's ultimate goal which is nothing less than total control of America! .......Soros, Obama, Clinton are all apart of this shadow gov't and they are not going to go quietly into that good night-the fight is far from over, to think otherwise is naiveté

Marilyn,

They created the millennial/snowflake so now that their works are exposed what do you think they would do, but also expose who they really are and have been all their adult lives.

RSS

LIGHTER SIDE

 

Political Cartoons by Chip BokPolitical Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Political Cartoons by AF Branco

ALERT ALERT

Joe Biden Vows: Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare To All Illegal Aliens In U.S.

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate Joe Biden is vowing to give Obamacare, funded by American taxpayers, to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States.

During an interview with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Biden forgot that Obamacare technically bans illegal aliens from enrolling in healthcare plans — although illegal aliens are still able to obtain subsidized and free healthcare at Americans’ expense — and promised that under his plan, all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens would be able to get Obamacare.

The exchange went as follows:

DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

BIDEN: Yes.

DIAZ-BALART: — to health insurance.

BIDEN: Yes, they … if they can buy into the system like everybody else.

DIAZ-BALART: Because you know, in [Obamacare] they can’t.

BIDEN: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Well they can, that’s my point. They continue to be able to do that.

DIAN-BALART: They cannot under the ObamaCare.

BIDEN: Well and that’s my point, they will though. They will be able to buy into … [illegal aliens] would be able to buy in, just like anyone else could.

Biden joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — among other 2020 Democrats — in committing to forcing American taxpayers to pay for healthcare for illegal aliens who arrive in the U.S.

Already, due to loopholes, American taxpayers are spending nearly $20 billion every year to provide illegal aliens with subsidized healthcare, emergency room visits, and other health services.

Under the 2020 Democrats’ plan to provide taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens living in the U.S., Americans would be billed potentially $660 billion every decade just to cover the costs. Other research has found that the plan would cost Americans at least $23 billion every year.

As Breitbart News has reported, experts have said that giving taxpayer-funded healthcare to effectively all foreign nationals who can make it to America’s borders would drive “strong incentives for people with serious health problems to enter the country or remain longer than their visas allow in order to get government-funded care.”

Despite 2020 Democrats’ continued push for taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, American voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey revealed that the healthcare-for-illegal-aliens plan is the least popular policy position, with opposition from 62 percent of U.S. voters.

Similarly, a CNN poll from July discovered that 63 percent of likely swing voters oppose providing healthcare to illegal aliens, along with nearly 6-in-10 of all likely U.S. voters and 61 percent of moderates. A Rasmussen Reports survey also found that likely voters, by a majority of 55 percent, oppose giving healthcare to even the most low-income illegal aliens.

Infantilization of Popular Culture

© 2019   Created by Steve - Ning Creator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service