Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel, Third Grade and Skipping the President's Speech

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

That seems lost on some congressional democrats who are planning on skipping President Trump's speech tonight.  Are we really in 3rd grade?  

No, strike that - I've seen more maturity from some third graders.  

Representative Maxine Waters from California called republican leaders "a bunch of scumbags" and refuses to show up tonight at the speech because she doesn't think she can control herself.  

Um, it's your job.  

You were elected to work with people you think are scumbags.  It's called politics - it's why the rest of us aren't doing it.  

Look, I get it - Trump is not my pick for president either, but guess what?  Regardless of what you write on your signs, he is your president.  Let's pull up our big boy pants and listen to what he has to say and then disagree with it.  Or better - work to amend it or influence it in some way.

I love what Jimmy Kimmel said at the Oscars:

"If every person watching this show — there are  millions and millions of people watching right now — and if every one of you took a minute to reach out to one you disagree with, someone you like, and have a positive, considerate conversation — not as liberals or conservatives, as Americans — if we would all do that, we could make America great again, we really could . . . It starts with us."
So let's have fun tonight applauding the President or fact-checking the President or creating fun little memes of passive-aggressive political disagreement (all of these are very American activities).  But please, to take our toys and go home because we don't like what we are hearing is really immature.

May the discourse on Social Media tonight be intelligent, snarky, fun-loving and passionate all at the same time.  And above all - may we respect each other - having "positive and considerate conversation" about all the scumbags in Washington on both sides of the aisle.  

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