Speaker Nancy Pelosi is so gangsta.
During the President’s State of the Union address, the House Speaker made news by being her entire swaggy self. If you remember, Pelosi let the charge to impeach the president. It got passed her arm of the Congress and made its way to the Senate where it was stalled like a ton of bricks.
So the president took this time to brag and stunt. Still, a classy Pelosi extended the courtesy of pleasantries, only to be snubbed by Trump who would not shake her hand.
Once the speech was underway, there were several times where the entirety of the Republican party felt triumphantly aligned with the POTUS. Soon as he entered the space they shouted, “Four more years! Four more years!” Yet, Pelosi and other Democrats again stood their ground on their interest, dismissed the notion that he will be their leader for another term and suffered through the hour-or-so speech.
After taking shots at Bernie and Warren for what he considers socialist/ communist ideals, he pointed to how he believes that the Dems want to bankrupt the country by supporting free health care for illegals that shouldn’t be here anyway.
The president said:
“Over 130 legislators in this chamber have endorsed legislation that would bankrupt our Nation by providing free taxpayer-funded health care to millions of illegal aliens, forcing taxpayers to subsidize free care for anyone in the world who unlawfully crosses our borders.”
Pelosi and the Dems did not appreciate that Trump mischaracterized this bill about free health care, especially since the law as it stand now does not allow people who are undocumented immigrants to participate in the program.
In memory of their recently fallen soldier, Hon. Elijah Cummings, the Dems shouted “HR3” in support of the health care legislation to negotiate with those companies that have exploited the poor by boosting drug costs. This was a initiative sponsored by the Maryland congressman.
It was around this time that he chose to honor radio political shock jock Rush Limbaugh with the Medal of Freedom.
Another powerful moment during the speech was when the father of one of the victims of the Parkland shooting—that happened almost two years to the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida— shouted out, “What about my daughter?” in response to Trump’s assertion to protect current gun laws. He was removed, but his pain and passion lingered in the hall.
The irony was that the president had a desire to protect the Second Amendment for the right to bear arms, but not Fred Guttenberg’s (Speaker Pelosi’s guest) right to free speech.
Trump pushed the Apple Pie emotion card by reuniting a wife with her military husband, riding the coat-tail of man in a space of service (with his honor and life) that he would never do.
Towards the end, while The Donald (aka The Master Car Salesman) culminated his remarks, the Republicans are erupting in applause, Speaker Pelosi who is juxtaposed to Vice President Mike Pence, rips up her copy of his address. She neatly placed her torn sheets of paper in a pile on the dais and was done with the whole mess. She also started to trend on Twitter, #ripitup.