The Washington Post’s Colby Itkowitz offered a sarcastic, pro-Democrat preview of President Trump’s State of the Union address scheduled for tonight.
The Post piece is full of gossip, speculation and opinion rather than in-depth, substantive analysis of the president’s policies.
In asking whether Democrats might stand for any mention of bipartisan policy partnerships, Itkowitz shoots down the possibility for any possible moments of comity.
“But when he says, according to an excerpt of his prepared remarks, ‘Together we can break decades of political stalemate. We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future. The decision is ours to make,’ will any Democrats give that a standing ovation? The words are likely to ring hollow to most Democrats in the room,” Itkowitz opines.
Itkowitz takes the time to speculate about the superficiality of “What will the expression on Pelosi’s face be?” Itkowitz asks before taking a jab at President Trump’s efforts to secure our southern border. “Pelosi is the consummate professional, and she’s unlikely to show her emotions. But from her perch beside Vice President Pence, staring at the back of Trump’s head and into a sea of her colleagues, will she be able to avoid a smirk, an eye roll or a grimace? She’ll most likely sit there stoically, not betraying her inner monologue. But it’ll be fun to imagine what she’s thinking, especially since she’s still riding high after Trump allowed the government to reopen without his border wall money.”
Itkowitz hits Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, suggesting that his mere presence will make Democrats squirm.
“I don’t imagine many Democrats are going to be falling over themselves to get a chance to shake Trump’s hand on national television,” Itkowitz speculates. “But just Kavanaugh’s presence could be uncomfortable for some.”