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Trump's State of the Union Speech, February 4, 2020

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    Nancy Pelosi has invited Trump to deliver the State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday February 4th, most likely at 9:00 am EST. The date falls one day after the Iowa Caucus and two days after the Super Bowl.

    What are the possible scenarios for Trump's speech if the Senate is still awaiting to receive the formal impeachment submission from the House? What if the Senate is in the middle of hearing testimony from key witnesses (assuming Pelosi and Schumer get their way). What will Trump have to say if all the compelling headline grabbing testimony from Bolton and Mulvaney occurs in the week proceeding? McConnell probably won't let that happen.

    On the other hand, suppose the Senate quickly completes its hearing in January and fails to convict him on the charges. Then we can expect Trump to use the State of the Union speech to claim "total exoneration" and condemn the Democrats for a sham trial. He will, as always, be speaking directly to his base. I don't think that Nancy Pelosi would want that to happen in her House chamber especially as she sits directly behind him -- so she will continue to resist submitting the impeachment submission to the Senate until McConnell capitulates.

    As the time table squeezes, I believe the Senate trial of Trump will now have to wait until after the State of the Union speech. In the meantime, more and more information from the White House leakers will be published in the New York Times and Washington Post. And maybe in the meantime the courts will side with Pelosi on the various outstanding subpoenas.

    Time is on Pelosi's side. She can afford to wait McConnell out and try Trump in the court of public opinion.

    Thoughts?

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    A lot of things will be happening before that date. First of all look at my "thread" under "impeachment" where it is very clear that McConnell is as an corrupt s.o.b. as Trump. So Pelosi should impeach that guy at the same time for his and his wife's "Kentucky" crimes.

    You should absolutely read that story on You Tube what I posted.

    Also the stupidity in the Middle East will bite Trump in the butt; thanks to the Republicans ( Bush and Trump) the Iraqi's attacked the (very costly) US Embassy in Baghdad and promised "death" to the Americans for what they have done to that country; the mess is only escalating, because the dumb asses have no idea what the middle east is all about. Holy "evangelicals"as Pompeo, Pence etc. have no clue whatsoever and are the "real"cause of all of this.

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    Dutch -- I watched the YouTube video yesterday but didn't get a chance to comment. Yes, McConnell is as corrupt as many of them, but likewise his wife. It's in their genes. It's about the greed for power and wealth. Birds of a feather are attracted to each other, and these two have those common traits...
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    If Trump does the SOTU address in the house chamber, and if he does begin attacking the impeachment process, I hope Nancy with her gavel will pound on the table and say respectfully, "Mr. President, you are out of order!" and if he continues to be disruptive, I hope she whacks him with it.

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    Dockadams -- I thought of that so thanks for bringing it up. What if Trump uses the State of the Union speech like he uses a Trump rally with all kinds of lies and accusations against his "enemies". At what point would Speaker Pelosi slam her gavel on the podium? When Trump turns around and points the finger at her calling her treasonous?

    I personally don't think he would engage in that behavior. He'll stick to the script, which will be culled for much of the personal attacks. But who knows when he goes off script in a fit of sudden rage?

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    I have the opinion that a good solid bonk on his bean might do some good. I'd like to be one of the ones to be in the same space if it ever happened because I'd tell him he had it coming. Trump's SS squad would probably tackle Nancy and have her arrested though, so, maybe not such a good idea after all. I would like to see someone check him in his big mouth or jaw though, just to shut him up.
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    All of this shows how far we have sunk; the Republican party never had any manners or decency; they have become the "bully" party ask Jordan and the rest of these criminals. The "leader" loves "cruelty as well; ask the kids at the border and the people he had murdered by an "phone call". What an change in mentality Trump versus Obama. Wow.
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    Any State of the Union address made by Trump will be full of lies, even when screened by one of his cronies. Likely Miller will do that job. Anyway, what is the State of the Union? If you ask me, it is in total chaos! The only thing he has going for himself is that the stock market and the unemployment figures are good. So likely the whole speech will be centered on that.
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    Trump will use the State-of-the-Union speech to condemn Democrats for their lack of patriotism and support for his military engagement with Iran. Who knows what will happen militarily between the two countries before his February 4th speech, but you can be sure "something will happen" that Trump will use to his political advantage. It will be all about his patriotism and keeping America safe while blasting Democrats for their tactics to rein in his power. Trump is the master of the messaging, and a timely "happening" a few days before the speech will play nicely into his "making America safe" speech.

    Trump is so predictable. And the media gullible.

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    Yes Schmidt; "chaos" is the word. He and the "evangelical" idiots as Pence, Pompeo and others around him absolutely don't understand the world or its history. It boils down to another "religious" war, initiated by extremely dumb indoctrinated asses, who can't think any farther than and child of 3 years old. Then on top of that having an country who can't even have an "concrete written" manual on how to run an "impeachment process" in an "legal proper" way. Circus for sure. Sorry but it is total incompetence at the whole of the top. The "system" here is asking for it; "qualifications" don't matter, only how much money you can shove in an certain direction or can "steal" such from the tax payers. Trump is wasting in 3 years about 300 million on himself an no one blinks; flies with an huge 747 from S. Florida to Washington just for the fun, which is nuts, but yeah all if this is allowed if "god" sent you.

    No, sorry but this country is doomed the way things are going; that is what you get with laws of 1800 and the only qualification required is how much "money" you can raise or squander. You absolutely don't have to have had any "school" (ask Trump), or understand "logic" or have "common sense". The whole election process is an total farce as well governing in this country . I pity Pelosi, it is just about impossible to "follow the law" if the stupid people here invited the most "uneducated mafia" bunch into the W.H. Unbelievable that all of this just continues as "all is well". The whole Iranian issue is again pure stupidity and solely created by an super brainless idiot and his stupid "religious cronies" Brains are optional.