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Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:40 PM

Pelosi rips up Trump speech at conclusion of State of the Union

Source: The Hill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday ripped up her copy of President Trump's prepared remarks at the conclusion of his State of the Union address.

As Trump finished speaking and most lawmakers stood to applaud, Pelosi stood, took the printed copy of Trump's speech and tore it in half. She placed the shredded copy in a stack on the dais as Trump made his way to greet members of Congress.

The moment capped a tense address from Trump that started when the president appeared to snub Pelosi's offer of a handshake.

Pelosi largely seemed to avoid looking at Trump throughout the address, instead reading from his prepared remarks and scanning the room.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/481540-pelosi-rips-up-trump-speech-at-conclusion-of-state-of-the-union?amp

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Reply Pelosi rips up Trump speech at conclusion of State of the Union (Original post)
Polybius Feb 2020 OP
question everything Feb 2020 #1
Mountain Mule Feb 2020 #2
LuckyLib Feb 2020 #3
RandySF Feb 2020 #4
BigmanPigman Feb 2020 #5
Polybius Feb 2020 #6
SergeStorms Feb 2020 #7
ibegurpard Feb 2020 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 #9
jcmaine72 Feb 2020 #10
Warpy Feb 2020 #11
duforsure Feb 2020 #12
llmart Feb 2020 #14
MyOwnPeace Feb 2020 #15
llmart Feb 2020 #13
MyOwnPeace Feb 2020 #16
NecklyTyler Feb 2020 #17
rockfordfile Feb 2020 #29
oldsoftie Feb 2020 #18
Aristus Feb 2020 #22
oldsoftie Feb 2020 #41
Aristus Feb 2020 #43
oldsoftie Feb 2020 #44
Aristus Feb 2020 #45
chowder66 Feb 2020 #23
Paladin Feb 2020 #25
oldsoftie Feb 2020 #39
Paladin Feb 2020 #46
oldsoftie Feb 2020 #49
Squinch Feb 2020 #26
Devil Child Feb 2020 #32
The Mouth Feb 2020 #33
oldsoftie Feb 2020 #42
MosheFeingold Feb 2020 #36
Paladin Feb 2020 #37
MosheFeingold Feb 2020 #38
oldsoftie Feb 2020 #40
Paladin Feb 2020 #47
oldsoftie Feb 2020 #48
True Blue Drew Feb 2020 #19
bucolic_frolic Feb 2020 #20
yaesu Feb 2020 #21
Politicub Feb 2020 #24
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2020 #27
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2020 #28
EndlessWire Feb 2020 #30
Maxheader Feb 2020 #31
Linda Ed Feb 2020 #34
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:42 PM

1. Well done madame speaker! Give him his own turd back

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:45 PM

2. I love it, love it, love it!

You go girl! I LOVE Nancy Pelosi!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:45 PM

3. It was wonderful. Her show of disgust spoke for all of us.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:46 PM

4. I don't j ow how she resisted the temptation to pull his hairpiece off.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 11:53 PM

5. I would have rolled it up and shoved it back up his ass,

where it obviously originated from.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 12:07 AM

6. It's a bad hair transplant done in the 80's

Unfortunately, that mess stays on.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 01:14 AM

7. Good on 'ya, Madame Speaker.

How you restrained yourself from throwing it at him is beyond my understanding. He'd probably have you arrested for assault with a toxic weapon.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:14 AM

8. Oh well done!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:21 AM

9. Guess the dotard's ego couldn't handle it

The address put America's divided politics on display, with Republicans offering up raucous support while Democrats mainly glared on and kept quiet.

One such moment was when Trump called California "a very terrible sanctuary," a comment not included among his prepared remarks.

"The State of California passed an outrageous law declaring their whole State to be a sanctuary for criminal illegal immigrants -- a very terrible sanctuary -- with catastrophic results," Trump said.


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nancy-pelosi-rips-copy-state-union-speech-trump/story?id=68766230

Criminals like your draft dodging granddad Trumpy?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:44 AM

10. That's just about all it was good for.

I hope she gave the torn pieces an appropriate burial at sea as well.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 03:47 AM

11. He looks like he thinks maybe he split his pants

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 06:31 AM

12. It wasn't a state of the union at all

It was a state of his delusion. Nancy again was great as always, while trump made a fool of himself to the country and the world, again. The GOP will eventually be begging us to help them remove him as more bombshells expose him and them more. They are really screwing up as trump will get even more corrupt and demands they become more corrupt , them when they refuse he'll turn on them too. Especially when his money issues are exposed , and his crimes with putin get exposed.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 06:34 AM

14. No, they will not eventually be begging the Democrats to help them.

You need to disavow yourself of that idea. They showed their true colors during the impeachment process.

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Response to llmart (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 07:11 AM

15. duforsure deserves credit for eternal optimism...

and such hope has always, well, until IQ45 came along, been part of the American Dream.
However, I agree, there ain't no way the Repugs are gonna' beg for help to dispose of that piece of garbage (IQ45). To do so would acknowledge their own failure and deceit that they have forced on America.

Our only hope - and it truly could be our last chance - is to GET OUT THE VOTE!!!! It TRULY DOES matter!

Gotta' vote BLUE, no matter WHO!!!!!!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 06:33 AM

13. This brightens my morning already.

I didn't watch any of it, didn't read anything about it online until this morning when I came to DU and see this.

I love Nancy Pelosi for doing this. That's the least she should have done. I just never in my lifetime thought we would come to this in this country.

Now I'm going to go watch what our Governor, Gretchen Whitmer had to say.

Is anyone else besides me just plain exhausted from this constant barrage of nastiness from the GOP?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 07:13 AM

16. I loved Colbert's line..........

after showing the clip of Madam Speaker tearing the speech, he said, "Well, I guess she just ripped him a new one!"

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 07:16 AM

17. It was symbolic of how the Democrats are going to rip a new orifice in his posterior.

The Trump Administration does not survive the 2020 Presidential election.

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Response to NecklyTyler (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 12:56 PM

29. I agree

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 07:25 AM

18. Enjoy all you want, but it looked terrible to an average voter.

Voters who dont pay attention to the every day antics of trump; which is most voters. It looked like a poor sport, sore loser move.
The part that the dems need; the "havent made up my mind yet" (although at this point i dont know how), will look at that as far worse than the "You lie!!" moment.
I think the polls will show this. Maybe not. I could be wrong, but how often does THAT happen?

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 11:20 AM

22. I don't agree; it looks terrible to the below-average voter, and fuck those guys.

Trump can have them...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 08:00 PM

41. Ahh yes, because the Democrats are only for the highly educated right?

You know we need EVERY vote this year, right? We cant afford to say fuck those guys to too many

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #41)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 08:02 PM

43. At this point, I'd settle for 'functioning brain'.

But if they have one, they're already going to vote against Trump.

How many reports have we already heard of people who got burned by one of Trump's policies, but they're going to vote for him anyway?

Fuck, very much, those guys...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #43)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 08:06 PM

44. Guess we'll find out in 8-9 months then.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #44)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 08:23 PM

45. Anyone tries to prevent me from Voting Blue, no matter who,

they'd better be square with God first. If we adopt this as our battle cry, we have a chance.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 11:21 AM

23. If voters don't pay attention then they won't be paying attention to Pelosi either.

If they pop their heads up because they DID catch Pelosi doing this hopefully they are smart enough to look into why she did it.

Trump commits heinous acts multiple times a day. IF a voter is outraged by Pelosi without knowing why then so be it.


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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 11:52 AM

25. Bullshit. Complete and utter bullshit.

A political party that doesn't put forth strenuous and memorable objection to the kind of shit-show trump inflicted last night, is a party that is unworthy of public support. "Poor sport, sore loser"? For Chrissakes, trump awarded Rush Fucking Limbaugh what used to be a premier medal last night. And you've got a problem with Pelosi's forceful but tasteful move on that speech text? No wonder our party has racked up so many shameful losses.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 07:55 PM

39. If you want to imitate the childish trumpian behavior, fine.

Dont be surprised when it overshadows what trump said in the speech. Nobody HERE needs convincing. You HAVE to play to the "independents"
I live amongst many of the "non political" types. My mom is one of them. First thing she said when i spoke with her today was "i cant believe Pelosi tore up that speech". And she's not even a trump voter.
One person, yes.
We'll see in 8 months whether imitation of trumps BS backfires.
Beware the law of unintended circumstances.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #39)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 09:09 PM

46. A reckless lunatic in the White House, a potential civil war in the making....

...and you and your mom are pissed at Speaker Pelosi for righteously tearing up a few pieces of paper? Compared to what? Rush Limbaugh joining Mother Teresa and Rosa Parks as a recipient of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom? Jesus wept....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #46)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 09:40 PM

49. Limbaugh was inexcusable. And a totally different topic.

Total partisan BS move.
But again, we'll see what has the most impact come November

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 11:55 AM

26. Oh please, Cassandra. Nancy was brilliant.

So was the walkout.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 03:58 PM

32. Agreed n/t

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 04:23 PM

33. Shhhh

All that matters is what everyone here inside the bubble thinks.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 08:00 PM

42. I feel ya.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 05:20 PM

36. Optics were terrible

She had a tantrum.

A well-deserved one,yes. But she looked silly to anyone who is not deeply enmeshed in our bubble.

Optics matter, and this looked like a sore loser.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #36)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 05:35 PM

37. The company you're keeping:

If you're trashing Speaker Pelosi for what she did with her copy of that odious speech, you're making common cause with the likes of the White House Media Director, Donald Trump Jr., Mike Pence, Ben Shapiro, Hugh Hewitt, Fox News, and for what little it's worth, the president of the United States.

Just a thought: You might consider enmeshing yourself a little deeper in "our bubble."

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Response to Paladin (Reply #37)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 07:34 PM

38. I want our bubble

To win.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #38)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 07:57 PM

40. Its just amazing. Cant see the forest......

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #40)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 09:13 PM

47. So glad you found a friend to play with. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #47)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 09:38 PM

48. Well, he's one of the smarter folks here, so i'll take it

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 07:31 AM

19. I think I'm in Love with that Woman

 

Don't tell Sharlene! (We're working toward getting back together.)

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 09:25 AM

20. Symbolism for the Ages

It's what the Senate GOP53 did to the Constitution, isn't it?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 10:02 AM

21. The russian bots are going crazy on twitter with all kinds of anti Pelosi hashtags, she must have

struck a nerve.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 11:33 AM

24. It was glorious how she ripped apart sheet after sheet of paper.

Trump is going to continue his reckless ways, but the democratic party is going to bury Trumpism in government come November.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 12:04 PM

27. I see the conservative intelligentsia is serving its audience well again.

ShrugHat Retweeted

I see the conservative intelligentsia is serving its audience well again.


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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 12:35 PM

28. You've upset Jacob Wohl's dad.

David Wohl Retweeted

Speaker Pelosi just ripped up:

One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.

The survival of a child born at 21 weeks.

The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller.

A service member's reunion with his family.

That's her legacy.


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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:39 PM

30. OMG

It was so satisfying! He told so many lies per minute of speech that I gave up. (The biggest one to me was when he bragged that so many thousands of citizens had gotten off the welfare programs, when in reality he is busy pulling the rug out from under them.)

The speech was infuriating. I spent every applause period imagining punching his orange face. So, when Nancy gave him that dirty look and ripped up his speech, I LOVED it! That was what we all wanted to do! Thank you, Nancy!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 03:07 PM

31. The impeachment


has been a catharsis for the speaker, imho...She wasn't too crazy about doing it at first, but it has opened up a window for her to throw off the binders and go after the worthless piece of shit..

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 04:46 PM

34. Trump has been shredding government documents against the explicit instruction of lawyers

Trump has been shredding government documents against the explicit instruction of lawyers and advisers for *years* now. That people think what Pelosi did is the issue to focus on today is further evidence that some Americans are in a cult and have lost perspective on basic facts.

The White House literally hired someone to tape back together the government documents Trump routinely shreds to prevent him from violating the Presidential Records Act https://politico.com/story/2018/06/10/trump-papers-filing-system-635164

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2020, 05:07 PM

35. There was a great gif that Swag posted and has now been deleted

Showing Capt VonTrapp ripping a Nazi flag next to Speaker Pelosi ripping up the #IMPOTUS speech.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:29 AM

50. Nice

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