Kevin and Charlie discuss their anti-SOTU positions and the predicament of Ralph Northam.

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There are 12 comments.

  1. Coolidge

    The trappings of power manifest in the State of the Union address may be detestable on republican grounds, but two things must be kept in mind. First, the address is entirely constitutional, as the president is required to “…from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. While the manner of delivery has varied over the decades, the constitution no where specifies how it is to be given, or the specific schedule. If the current practice is to be abolished, either an amendment to the constitution must be made, or legislation passed that prescribes how it is to be done. The president (whoever that might be at the time) thus is entirely justified to request a nationally televised address is is now the practice, no matter how much either the president or the practice are disliked.

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    • February 6, 2019 at 12:00 am
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  2. Member

    If Congress is supposed to be Supreme, why is it that the court which is entitled Supreme?

    Whichever branch that is the most conservative should be supreme. What’s wrong with you people? If Congress is controlled by a bunch of radical Leftists then it should not be supreme as our freedoms may never return.

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    • February 6, 2019 at 3:34 am
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  3. Member

    I thought the discussion of the play about the nun and the cat was fascinating. 

    • #3
    • February 6, 2019 at 5:20 am
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  4. Member

    Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck.

    • #4
    • February 6, 2019 at 5:23 am
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  5. Thatcher

    I disagree with Kevin on not demanding that the governor is held accountable. I agree that the original act of having the yearbook picture and his implied racist act in his youth may not require a resignation, an apology and refraining from future action may be sufficient. Having him accountable to the voters for his next term is acceptable. However that is not his only bad act in this situation. The second bad act for which he should be held accountable including resigning his post is his current act of hypocrisy and moral cowardice over how he treated others including his race baiting commercials implying republicans are unfit for office for being “racist” despite having no evidence to back up his claims. It is not the yearbook that makes him unfit, but his current moral cowardice and hypocrisy for which he should be held fully accountable in the present.

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    • February 6, 2019 at 10:04 am
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  6. Coolidge

    The Democrats would love to get rid of Northam and Fairfax and give it to Herring. But now Herring also did the blackface thing. Getting hard to find a Democrat in Virginia who didn’t act like a racist fool in his youth (and Northam did some very questionable things more recently). Or one that can be trusted to stick to the Planned Parenthood talking points on abortion. But many in Virginia voted for anything with a “D” after their name to defy Trump. Strange way to vote.

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    • February 6, 2019 at 10:21 am
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    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    If Congress is supposed to be Supreme, why is it that the court which is entitled Supreme?

    Whichever branch that is the most conservative should be supreme. What’s wrong with you people? If Congress is controlled by a bunch of radical Leftists then it should not be supreme as our freedoms may never return.

    The court is entitled “Supreme” because it is above all other courts, not the other branches.

    All three branches can be controlled by radical leftists, and have been in the past, and probably will be in the future. Congress is “supreme” because it can impeach the other two branches, deny them funding, pass laws, and pass Constitutional Amendments (w/states). It should use these powers more regularly, to make the President a public servant instead of an emperor, and the Supreme Court a court instead of a supra-legislature. 

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    • February 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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  8. Listener

    I’m personally surprised that among the reasons to dislike the State of the Union neither Kevin nor Charlie listed its single worst consequence: that it inspired the truly awful television show Designated Survivor.

    • #8
    • February 6, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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  9. Coolidge

    Lazy_Millennial (View Comment):

    Congress is “supreme” because it can impeach the other two branches, deny them funding, pass laws, and pass Constitutional Amendments (w/states). It should use these powers more regularly, to make the President a public servant instead of an emperor, and the Supreme Court a court instead of a supra-legislature.

    That’s hard. It’s so much easier to just bloviate and squabble. 

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    • February 6, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):
    But many in Virginia voted for anything with a “D” after their name to defy Trump. Strange way to vote.

    I’ve only been to Virginia once. So I know nothing about it. Except one thing: Northam is a disgusting human being. He implied that Gillespie was a racist; he advocates infanticide; and he will do or say anything to hang on to power. I feel bad for Julia, Mona, and any other good person who must share state space with this doctor, who does not seem to understand the Hippocratic oath I would guess he took.

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    • February 9, 2019 at 2:50 pm
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  11. Coolidge

    George Townsend (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):
    But many in Virginia voted for anything with a “D” after their name to defy Trump. Strange way to vote.

    I’ve only been to Virginia once. So I know nothing about it. Except one thing: Northam is a disgusting human being. He implied that Gillespie was a racist; he advocates infanticide; and he will do or say anything to hang on to power. I feel bad for Julia, Mona, and any other good person who must share state space with this doctor, who does not seem to understand the Hippocratic oath I would guess he took.

    And we had a much better choice in Gillespie. Sad.

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    • February 9, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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  12. Member

    I think CCWC has it upside down. If the Congress is as superior a branch as he says, it can request and require that the President appear before them and explain the state of the Union. Alas, we no longer have the Parliamentary tradition of questions and heckling from the floor.

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    • February 11, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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