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thecut.com

The Women of Congress Are Wearing White to Trump’s SOTU As an Act of Solidarity

Opheli Garcia Lawler

2-3 minutes

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, and others. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc.

Ahead of President Trump’s second State of the Union — which closely follows a 34-day government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history — the Democratic women of Congress all dressed in white. In a press conference shortly before the president’s address, the congresswomen delivered speeches about gender equality in the county, and how Trump failed to address the issues facing so many Americans.

“Today we stand together wearing white in solidarity with the women of the suffrage movement who refused to take no for an answer,” said Representative Brenda Lawrence, who is also the leader of the Democratic Women’s Working Group. “To an administration that has closed its eyes to women, we will be seen.”

Their all-white outfits spoke to pivotal moments in history — from the suffragette movement to more recent events. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore all-white for her swearing-in ceremony earlier this year, the women of the Democratic Party wore white in 2017 during Trump’s first State of the Union, and who could forget Hillary Clinton’s pantsuit during the DNC in 2016.

“Tonight, we expect the occupant of the White House to utter the customary phrase, ‘The state of our union is strong,’” said freshman Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley during the press conference. “If that is true, it has nothing to do with the Trump administration. If our union is strong, it is because of our resilient people, who have succeeded in spite of, not because of, the actions of this administration.”


#9154

Dump simultaneously talking out of his arsse while self Fellating for the best part of an hour again,

Say what you will, that’s one skill he’s got down pat.


#9155

This tossbag is the greatest argument against ever instituting 4 yr terms here anyone could possibly wish for, … they still have to put up with another 2 years of this shitt.


#9156

The 1967 referdum outcome gave the Commonwealth the power to make laws for aborigines. Prior to that the power belonged exclusively to the States. Aborigines were never covered by the flora and fauna powers and there were no Commonwealth restrictions as such on the Commonwealth power to grant them citizenship.


#9157

Spot on. If Morrison gets a ride on jobs figures, farking ‘jerbs, ar jerbs!”, I finally lose any hopeful notion of the national intelligence average residing somewhere above bright 3 year old. Ah, who am I kidding, lost it years ago.


#9158

The best part was when he bragged about 58% of all new jobs going to women including record number of women in congress, and all of the Democratic Congresswomen dressed in white got up and applauded. You could see from the look on his face that he did not know how to react. Finally something he truly is responsible for!


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#9160

Got to lol when people criticise an article from RT as Russian propoganda, but continue to post stuff from mainstream American news sources and cry “■■■ see CNN told me”. Honestly, do you seriously not think there is such thing as American propoganda? It’s truly astounding.


#9161

There’s news outlets with subconscious bias who consciously try to do whatever they can to uphold editorial standards. There’s also outlets that have explicit political agendas and don’t give a ■■■■ about editorial standards.

The left still tries to be accurate, doesn’t always succeed, but tries nevertheless. The right realised long ago that most people don’t fact check and will happily believe whatever bullshit you tell them.edit: especially if that bullshit aligns with what they already believe.


#9162

lol

that’s brilliant


#9163

Forget left or right. The monikers of conservative or liberal are not indicators of quality.

RT is now a propaganda outfit for a failed democracy run by an authoritarian kleptocrat.

Comparing it to the flaws and imperfections of western news organisations is silly.


#9164

Whatever things you can accuse CNN and the like of, ‘lock-step support of the agenda of the current US administration’ is not among them, no matter which administration you’re talking about. They have all sorts of problems, weakness, and biases - they’re largely ignorant of policy and history, easily manipulable, have the attentions span of a goldfish with ADHD, and have spent the last 25 year believing they’re living in an episode of the West Wing, But their problems are independent of the party line of the USA - otherwise do you think Benghazi or Clinton’s emails would have gotten any coverage under Obama, or the manifest stupidities of Trump have been covered over the past two years?

Russia Today is literally a branch of the Russian govt and does what the Russian govt says. RT would simply not cover a Putin scandal, or possibly it would cover the arrest of the whistleblower who broke the Putin scandal on corruption charges etc.

The US media talk a lot of ■■■■, based on their own biases, opinions, and agendas. But their main agenda is ‘get lots of people to read my article and get paid’. Russia Today tells a lot of deliberate lies because (among other reasons) if they tell the truth about certain topics they will be murdered, and those lies are coordinated in order to support Putin’s policies and agendas.

The difference is real and unsubtle.


#9165

What a ridiculous assertion. People who masquerade as “left-wing”, via mainstream media channels are not true lefties. They are corporatists pretending they give two ■■■■■ about minorties xyz. They only care about one thing and that’s $$. True lefties are progressives such as Greenwald and Jimmy Dore. I don’t even consider myself left-wing, but these people don’t just blindly fanboy people such as Clinton and Obama because they don’t like Trump. They are all tarnished with the same brush, ad backed by a dodgy CIA, FBI who have been telling lies to start wars forever.


#9166

The legacy journalists tend to sit in agencies regarded as leftist. There’s pride in that profession that hasn’t yet been killed off. Their personal aim is to accuracy. Insult them however you please for how good they are at their profession, but most journalists don’t INTEND to tell untruths.

CNN and NBC will come out and apologise when they stuff something up. Breitbart or Fox will publish a lie and never for a second consider a retraction.


#9167

I wonder if Donald’s bone spurs flare up like the last time he was meant to go to Vietnam.


#9168

When I say news agencies are leftist, it’s more because the world moved around them. I think they are the same as they were 20 or 30 years ago. Maybe more mercenary as the profits in news have collapsed, but politically not too far from where news has traditionally sat.

The difference is the right wing outlets have moved FAR from the center. This has made the previously centered journalists look shifted to the left.

Additionally, journalists are majority university educated. University educated people tend to have moved left heavily due to the right’s undercutting of science and reasoned policy.

In the French Revolution the initial leftists ended up losing their heads because they became too conservative. They personally never changed, but the political environment around them moved so far to the left that they were seen as so extreme that they were an enemy of the state.


#9169

Working as an RT journalist essentially means you won’t be another statistic amongst the 160 other journo’s murdered in Russia.


#9170

Obviously they don’t support the current adminstartion, so much so that they are misleading people and trying to undermine a democratic election, by claiming Russia had something to do with it (hi Venezuela, this sounds familiar). The use the Clinton emails in order to tell us Julian Assange and wikileaks did all this on behalf of Russia.

Also, what do you think about the ABC? They are also a branch of our government. Should we just have all private stations instead? It’s not like they don’t and can’t push agendas either. Look at fairfax and News Ltd.
Not sure if you’ve ever heard of Abby Martin. She is an American journalist who used to work on RT. She criticised Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on air, not only was she not murdered, she was not even sacked. Amazing.


#9171

Maybe if she actually worked in the Russian RT offices it’d be something to take note of.

And the ABC set up is completely different.


#9172

I wasn’t contesting ideological bent. Just the usefulness of overly broad brushes.

Infowars or Gateway Pundit are not the same as National Review or The Washington Examiner.

Similarly RT is not the BBC or ABC.