I didn’t watch Trump’s State of the Union speech, mostly because I can’t contemplate staring at the smug, dumb little faces of Pence and Pelosi looming in the background. But Stacey Abrams’s response was ridiculously bad. These weepy stories of striving parents that people like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio so love are extremely passe. They’ve been done, redone, and overdone.
The overall dishonesty of the speech was such that you’d think she’s talking to people she viciously despises. “We can make a plan for immigration in the 21 century!” Well, make it already. Nothing is standing in your way, other than the fact that you’ve already made it and are afraid to be honest about its profoundly neoliberal nature.
God, what a bad speech. It’s extraordinarily hard to look bad after Trump spoke but leave it to the Democrats to choose a person who will accomplish that feat.