February 4, 2020

Morning Joe on the State of the Union: "We expect the President to crow" about the impeachment acquittal.

I just heard that on the car radio as I was driving home from the sunrise.

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Do you expect Trump to use the SOTU to crow about the impeachment? I don't even think he'll bring up the subject! The best political use of the SOTU is not to seem partisan or political at all. I expect Trump to say the state of the union is great, to highlight what he believes are his many accomplishments, and to lay out a future founded on those accomplishments and leading to more greatness. It's weird to think he'd use the SOTU like a rally and go on about the impeachment hoax and the "perfect" phone call.

I remember when Trump was the weirdest thing around. But the reaction to Trump out-weirded him. And here we are on the morning after the Iowa caucus and the Democrats don't seem to have been able to make their way through a predictable, planned event that should have been the height of normality. And here's morning Joe imagining the President behaving chaotically at his well-planned event.

By the way, speaking of Trump and his "greatness" theme, I thought of a slogan for the Democrats, to offset Trump's "Make America Great Again"/"Keep America Great": "What's so great about greatness?"

I also thought of "Oh, great," but you'd have to say it with sarcasm, and a slogan can't depend on saying it in the right tone of voice.

ADDED: Meade said: "We expect the President to crow, and there you have the sunrise.... It's funny that crowing is what a rooster does, and you use the word, but crows don't crow."

AND: Reading the "ADDED," I said: "Morning in America"... and then there's Morning Joe in America.

72 comments:

tim in vermont said...

Is “crow” the new “pounce”?

Robert Williams said...

beautiful picture on the morning of a bright new(sy) day.

tim in vermont said...

I think that a rooster crows three times every time Romney is about to speak.

Tommy Duncan said...

Right on queue, the Dow futures are up 350 this morning.

Ryan said...

Countdown until "Russia interfered with the Iowa caucus.

Shouting Thomas said...

I remember when Trump was the weirdest thing around.

From the beginning of his campaign, I thought he was simply speaking common sense:

- Border security
- Enforce immigration law
- Merit instead of the quota system
- Mocking PC censorship
- Championing free speech

Perhaps everybody got so caught up in diversity BS and quota entitlements that they forgot about these things.

I don't understand what the weird part is supposed to be, unless it's weird to refuse to be cowed into submission by PC censorship.

Which would make you, professor, weird.

wendybar said...

IF he crows...he has EVERY right after the shit show they Democrats have been running since the day he got elected trying to get rid of him because they lost.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

The company behind the Iowa app is named:

Shadow

The people behind the company:

Clinton staffers.


Hahahahahahahaha (gasp) hahahahahahahaha.

wild chicken said...

Haha, I'd hate to be the poor schmuck who came up with that caucus app.

So moderne, those Democrats. They'd be better off with old school pencil and paper.

Remember when we were going to all vote online? LOL

alanc709 said...

How in the hell did Joe Scarborough ever get elected as a Republican congressman?

Tommy Duncan said...

Venezuela in the heartland.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Trump crows whenever he's not melting down.

MikeR said...

@Ryan "Russia interfered with the Iowa caucus." That would be cool, right?

rehajm said...

I don't even think he'll bring up the subject!

I agree. Morning Joe is crowing about Trump crowing so can crow about Trump crowing without Trump having to crow.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

"How in the hell did Joe Scarborough ever get elected as a Republican congressman?"

Chamber of Commerce money.

AllenS said...

"What's so great about greatness?"

Nothing, answers the Democrats, then they add:

"How about a big dish of sucky."

AllenS said...

It really is a great time to be alive, isn't it?

dreams said...

Jim Cramer on CNBC says Trump is going to tout the blue collar boom in his SOTU. Blacks have made big gains in employment too.

Unknown said...

"In the face of destroying (denying?) my Constitutional right to face my accuser (et. al.) and challenging my Constitutional right not to incriminate myself, " judicial reform

"In spite of illegitimate attempts to overthrow the will of the people expressed in the last election" fill in the blank

Not crowing

AustinRoth said...

CNN said this morning that the Mueller Report "concluded the Russians worked with the Trump campaign to interfere with the 2016 election against Hillary."

How did I miss that section?

tim in vermont said...

Quelle surprise! They are blaming a “coding error.” I read a book once on software quality and it said that you should never use the term “bug” but rather call it what it is, a “fuck up.” No code path should have been left untested. It’s a management error. Coding errors are inevitable, and your management of a project should expect them and deal with them.

Gusty Winds said...

He's not going to mention it. Doesn't have to. It's the elephant in the room. Morning Joe is an idiot.

tim in vermont said...

It is really hard not to see “Stop Bernie at any cost” here. But that assumes competence in all parties.

tcrosse said...

Code testing shows the presence of errors, not their absence.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

"How about a big dish of sucky."

How about "Vote socialist for funemployment in 2020!"

Dave Begley said...

"But the reaction to Trump out-weirded him."

Ann nails it per usual.

But I submit the Dems' reaction to Trump is not just weird, but shows how hateful and out of touch with reality the Dems and Fake News are.

So many comparisons of Trump to Hitler. The constant abuse is so laughable that normal people understand that the Dems are whacked out.

tim in vermont said...

Look what Trump has been up against

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1223994213852950530.html

Some of that shit is just mind blowing. Obama set up a command post a couple blocks from the white house with multiple T3 connections, where Valerie Jarret took up residence. Sounds like a “war room” to me. You know there is one somewhere. The Flynn prosecution was a spoiling attack to defend the deep state positions in intel and the NSC.

He should crow.

Wilbur said...

I hope Trump does not release his SOTU to the media before his address. They'll just use it to rip it and him apart before he ever enters the House chamber. And our Democrat friends will use it to prepare their response.

BADuBois said...

Oh shut up, Joe.

AlbertAnonymous said...

Trump crows in the morning? The big swinging cock! The dems all look small and flaccid in general and in particular with this Iowa caucus “thing”.

Dems f up election, unexpectedly...

I suspect each so called front runner will claim to be a victim who was prevented from having their victory lap. Sanders will claim “it’s happening again” big DNC conspiracy to stop the socialist. Buttigieg will blame the gay. Warren can go with anti woman or anti Indian.

Classic opening for POTUS to ridicule them all. And he will...

Yancey Ward said...

I came here to write that Trump wouldn't crow, he would pounce. Damn you, Aunty Trump!!!!

tim in vermont said...

"Code testing shows the presence of errors, not their absence.”

There is so much to it, that’s why they needed a massive stress test. The stakes were so high. Now the whole point of the caucus is negated. The point was to carry momentum into New Hampshire. Poof! Up in smoke! Err er err er errrrrr!

I’v gotta crow!

Yancey Ward said...

I think Althouse's instincts are correct- Trump is most likely to ignore the impeachment battle. I think, if he mentions it at all, he will tie it into future cooperation- in other words, he is probably going to literally say, "It's time to MOVE ON." Those with longer memories will recognize that 'quote'.

Roughcoat said...

Crow away, Prez. Git some!

tim in vermont said...

Homeland security says that they declined security testing. Probably because they weren’t ready.

if you wan’t to understand this, watch the movie Ed Wood.

William said...

Can anyone recall a SOTU speech awaited with this much drama and suspense. Trump is not the sort to resist the temptation to spike the ball in the end zone. I'm pretty sure Trump will say or do something unexpected and celebratory, and that the Democrats will find some way to express their distaste and disapproval of him. They're in a bit of a pickle though: how to disapprove of Trump whilst appearing supportive of a booming economy. It will be fun to watch and see how this plays out. Pelosi's reactions so much as the botox allows reactions will be the face of the Democratic Party.

mikee said...

Were I Trump, I'd point finger guns at the Secretary of State and make "Pew, pew, pew!" noises as the opening of my speech. Then I'd point to the Democrat seats and blow a long raspberry.

Then I'd face the camera and say, "For the adults in the room, I will now begin my State of the Union speech."

Skeptical Voter said...

Morning Joe wants to talk about roosters crowing. When you think about it, he may be write. There's an old image of roosters crowing on a dung heap. Considering that the SOTU will take place in Nancy Pelosi's House of Representatives--well Trump can crow. The image is apt.

Iman said...

I have some pity for Joe. He has to wake up next to Mika Brzezinski every morning, poor bastard...

Nonapod said...

At this point if Trump just blew on a party horn while wearing a pointed party hat and setting off a bunch of confetti poppers for 20 minutes I'd think it was reasonable.

Iman said...

The Shadow doesn’t know?

Wince said...

The more Trump crows, the more crow the Democrats have to eat.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

New Dem slogan: Duh!

It's impossible to say without sounding sarcastic, even if you mean it.

Iman said...

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tim maguire said...

When was the last time Trump hit a sour note in a big speech?

Scarborough is just a typical NeverTrump idiot, so determined to believe he's smart that he can never learn from experience.

wendybar said...

What are Morning Schmoe, and all the rest of the lying Media going to do for a living after they burn down the MSM, and people turn them off because they are sick of ALL the lies????

Sebastian said...

"here's morning Joe imagining the President behaving chaotically"

Sorta like a certain midwestern voter I've heard about who said she voted for Hill cuz she imagined less chaos.

stevew said...

As a general rule I do not watch SOTU addresses. I'll be watching this one.

h said...

Trump must expect that the Dems in the chamber will act churlishly in some respect (walk out? turn their backs? hiss and boo? wear all black? carry signs?) and the behavior will be aimed at Trump, Pence, GOP congressional leadership, and even the Supreme Court. With this backdrop, Trump wins by acting Presidential. I've read that (pro Brexit leader) Nigel Farage (??) will be a Presidential guest, and you can bet there will be others (would Trump dare invite Limbaugh?). And I'm with stevew planning to watch when I haven't in years, because I want to observe the theater.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

I'm gonna watch. be interesting to see how disrespectful the corruptocrats act, lead by liar Oligarch Schitt.

Yancey Ward said...

Trump could try to gently goad the Democrats into walking out. I am sure the thought has occurred to him and his writers.

TJM said...

Well when Adam Schiff goes before Congress and tells us that President Trump could sell Alaska, it shows what an insane clown show this is.

How Ann Althouse could associate herself with such a corrupt, insane, and venal party is beyond me. Trump is making the Republican Party into the party of the little guy through jobs and listening to their concerns (hint: it is not transgender bathrooms) while the Dem Party has morphed into the party of the Oligarchs and its leaders become fabulously wealthy like the Obozos and the Clintoons. Harry Truman would be vomiting

Marc said...

I will probably watch Mr Trump's address to the Congress, too-- first time for the SOTU since Mr Bush's in 2002.

tim in vermont said...

Just think about how much this is cheering up Rush Limbaugh!

John henry said...

I think the republicans could counter with a slogan, something along the lines of "What's so bad about feeling great?"

Maybe get George Peppard and Mary Tyler Moore to do it. They could even make a feature length movie about it. Though it would probably suck.

John Henry

M Jordan said...

Joe Scarborough has a blab-hole that only spews verbal diarrhea. It’s what it does, while Mika nods weirdly on.

Howard said...

Morning Crow

Ralph L said...

Maybe get George Peppard and Mary Tyler Moore to do it.

That would be fun, as they're both dead.

Drago said...

Howard: "Morning Crow"

More "Morning Crowe"

TJM said...

Hey, where is Inga and the other assorted left-wing loons today?

TJM said...

Hey, where is Inga and the other assorted left-wing loons today?

Seeing Red said...

while the Dem Party has morphed into the party of the Oligarchs

Feudalism, syringes and poop.

Drago said...

TJM: "Hey, where is Inga and the other assorted left-wing loons today?"

LLR-lefty Chuck and ARM have posted quite a bit this morning.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Drago said...
TJM: "Hey, where is Inga and the other assorted left-wing loons today?"

Inga's trying to figure out how she can blame Trump and Putin for the Iowa caucus disaster.

walter said...

Michi-guv Whitmer for English response.
And Escobar for Spanish
https://thehill.com/latino/479772-escobar-to-deliver-spanish-language-response-to-sotu
"She made national news during her first year in office in the wake of a shooting in El Paso that killed 22 people. When Trump was preparing to meet with victims of the shooting, Escobar said he was "not welcome" in the city while its residents were still mourning the dead.

"I would ask his staff and his team to consider the fact that his words and his actions have played a role in this," she said at the time."

Maybe Trump will throw in a little Spanish Lingo.

Narr said...

2020 is shaping up as an annus mirabilis for Narr. First, he watched most of the Superbowl and now he may watch most of the SOTU.

Narr
#2 priority, right after Oak Island

Narr said...

Mourning, Joe?

Narr
The retard dumped a wife for Mika B!

Greg the class traitor said...

Blogger Aunty Trump said...

Now the whole point of the caucus is negated. The point was to carry momentum into New Hampshire. Poof! Up in smoke! Err er err er errrrrr!


Bernie won, and Biden came in a distant 4th. The Democrat Establishment didn't like the results, so they decided they'd rather kill their caucus, then let Bernie leave Iowa on a "wave".

n.n said...

The President will be serving crow to the witch hunters and warlock judges formerly known as Democrat senators and representatives, and other assorted foreign and domestic travelers.

bagoh20 said...

Trump is going to crow about the American economy doing exactly what every politician claims will happen if you elect them. Trump can say it actually happened for a change, and it was under him. Who wants some more?

Kansas Scout said...

BUT! Crows DO crow.

Bunkypotatohead said...

Nancy Pelosi invited him to give the SOTU the day after having the House democrats voting to impeach him. She probably thought she was being clever at the time. Trump is getting the last laugh. He should flip her the bird on live TV.