The Orange Wonder will be doing his State of the Union speech this p.m. It should be fascinating, to say the least. In fact, it could go down in history for being among the most bizarre presidential statements on record.
Item: Der Drumpf will, in effect, be selling advertising on his speech. According to the Washington Post, the Names of campaign donors [are] to be flashed during live stream of Trump’s State of the Union speech. Yes, folks, you can see your name in glorious lights for a more than reasonably priced little donation to the prez’s re-election campaign.
No. We’re not making that up.
Item: several members of Congress will boycott the Address. According to CNN, a number of Democrats will simply not turn up. Among these will be Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.), Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (Fla.), Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (N.Y.), Rep. John Lewis (Ga.), Rep. Bobby L. Rush (Ill.), and, well, lots of others.
That’s kind of unusual. In fact, it is downright stunning.
Which brings us to…
Item: There is also a movement out among us normal, non-Congress, non-Supreme Court Justice-type people to avoid watching the Address on TV or elsewhere. The argument is that der Drumpf hates poor ratings, and not having an audience will torture him. If you’re interested, you can find references on Twitter under #SOTU and #StateOfTheUnion. (See, for example, John Pavlovitz, @johnpavlovitz).
And, well, we could go on. But, let’s just leave it at that.
Instead, let’s just say that, tonight, history will be made..
History. And Comedy, And…