Right Side SOTU Broadcast Live

This is the Rightside State Of The Union Live Coverage. It has already started with taped play of prior SOTU addresses such as George Bush the younger. Trump to begin at about 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern per my clock (or 2 3/4 hours as I post this)

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30 Responses to Right Side SOTU Broadcast Live

  1. E.M.Smith says:

    So far, a very uplifting “can do” speech.

    Watching Pelosi forced to stand by the positive spin is amusing… even as she tries not to look too pained :-)

  2. ossqss says:

    LOL, having taken several non-verbal communication classes, it is quite amusing watching faces and associated reactions through lip, jaw, eye movements, facial color changes etc.. Pelosi, a prime example. Queue up Dr. Smith! Oh the Pain!

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    OMG he just got congress, including the “protesting” women all in white, to stand to shouts of USA! , USA!

  4. jim2 says:

    Awesome speech!! In spades. Be sure to turn off any connection to the Dimowit “rebuttal” when Trump is done ;0

  5. H.R. says:

    First thing I noticed was Pelosi… applauding at appropriate times on appropriate things…. appropriately. Can’t read her facial expressions due to Botox interference. There’s an APP for that but I don’t have it.

    The polls must have said that sitting on their hands during the last (wildly popular and enthusiastically received) SOTU address was a total loser for the Dems.

    So…. make nice, be polite, applaud on cue, and then thrust the shiv and twist it after the address.

    P.S. Nice lively body double for Ruthy tonight. IT’S A MIRACLE! The dead have arisen. (If you are still here… Bummer! The Rapture has passed you by. Better luck next time.)

  6. ossqss says:

    How many times have you seen Pelosi check her ridgid queue cards tonight? That is a first! LMFAO. …

  7. E.M.Smith says:

    The Dems showed up to to be petty and Trump played Knight Fork on them at every turn. Sit and be anti American, dis your own voters, and repudiate your own advocacy positions; or join in “choosing greatness” for all your Special Groups… At every turn, women, minorities, children, etc etc…

    Then the preemptive spike of socialism had Bernie and Occasional C. faced with a big majority rooting against their chosen path… clearly painting them into a Non Starter corner.

  8. H.R. says:

    OMG! All done. That was amazing!

    My bottom line on the Pelosi/Schumer applause is: “Hey! We’re just corrupt, here. We’re not the Socialists like these newbie idiots. We’re just taking a rake. We can deal. We’re not Commies. We’re jus lovable ol’ sociopath opportunists.”

    The Democrat rebuttal is a total non sequitur.

  9. E.M.Smith says:


    Pelosi often reminded me of a bovine chewing cud.. does she have dentures or tooth issues or what?

  10. H.R. says:

    Mrs. H.R. just commented on the rebuttal.

    “What world is she living in?!?”.

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    Just did 20 seconds of the “rebuttal” and couldn’t see a reason to stay.

    Looks like green screen audience behind her. She has studio “hair light” back lighting, then there is an out of focus “audience” behind her with different flat lighting, 100% un-engaged with anything she is saying. Just painful to watch. High school kids do better staging.

  12. H.R. says:

    @ossqss – I screwed up. I should have nipped down to your place to watch the SOTU with you.

    OTOH, I’m not sure what my copay with Medicare would cover under “Busted A Gut.”
    The Gov: “Yer on yer own on this one, buddy.”

  13. ossqss says:

    @HR, always welcome my friend. Zeus and I watched the rebuttal on the garage Roku enhanced 36″ tube TV, and in the middle he had to take a leak. I think that was a sign ;-)

  14. H.R. says:

    Haven’t seen them yet, but the ratings must have been through the roof for this SOTU address.

    OOPSIE! “Red pill spill on aisle seven 🤣.

    That is all. Thank you.

  15. ossqss says:

    From one of the Trump comments tonight. Thought it fitting, so here ya go.

  16. gallopingcamel says:

    The applause and the USA chants went on and on. Even the women in white participated in standing ovations. Trump has won the hearts and minds of the American people. Even the ruling elite (nattering nabobs of negativity) who attended the SOTU did not dare disrespect our president on live TV.

  17. Larry Ledwick says:

    A little delayed response here due to firewall maint. Just finished watching the last bit I missed.
    Great speech and he used the opportunity to communicate to those normally blinded by the Major media filter. If he was the golden orator that Obama was this would go down in history as a major speech but even with out that perfect delivery I still think he hit an absolute home run.

  18. ossqss says:

    Hummm, upon watching some of the highlights tonight, along with the Pelosi queue card use and looks to the audience, I am pretty sure she had a feeding earpiece. Take a close look as she, looked, read, then looked back at someone in the audience , as if prompted. Quite interesting, with those ridgid boards when raised several times. Just sayin. Never watched anyone in that seat during the SOTU do such, EVAH.

  19. Larry Ledwick says:

    Yeah I noticed the same thing I saw her hold up her hand to someone in a “no don’t do that gesture”
    I am pretty sure you are correct that they were choreographing the response and she could provide feed back through gestures and glances.

    They get an advanced copy of the prepared speech so probably had audience reaction pre-planned for certain points but I got the impression that some of it was unexpectedly positive so they had no choice but to join in.

    I loved it when President Trump playfully told the women in white that “you weren’t supposed to do that, after their cheering support to his comment about women.

  20. E.M.Smith says:


    Don’t know if it was an ear piece or hand signals (she clearly did a “you all stand” palms up moving up a few times, and was looking at someone…)

    It just amazes me how little self awareness some of the Democrats have. Just wearing their thoughts in plain view on their faces and postures… Did Pelosi not realize millions were watching her?

  21. ossqss says:

    She is not smart enought to coordinate that audience/supporter
    behavior herself. Never has been. She was definitely prompted in some way. IMHO

    Maybe some savey attendee did a bluetooth search during the event ;-)

  22. Another Ian says:

    “Seen on Twitter – “All the ladies in white look like bitter ex
    wives. #SOTU”

    Or Klan members. Take your pick.”


    Comments too

  23. Larry Ledwick says:

    This item hits the nail on the head.


    “We must always keep faith in America’s destiny — that one nation, under God, must be the hope and the promise and the light and the glory among all the nations of the world.”

    When he called for unity of purpose and to aspire to great accomplishments, I felt a twinge of the feeling JFK evoked when the said :

    “We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon…We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too.”

  24. H.R. says:

    I’ll go out on a limb here and say that Wall Street is going to react positively to the SOTU speech.

    OTOH, the GEBs might have shorted the $#!& out of the market just to take the edge off the speech.

    We shall see.

  25. Larry Ledwick says:

    Interesting side note, in this speech the President used stories to communicate emotion. That was a direct reach for moderate Democrats and independents. Emotion is what sells liberals, you can recite statistics all day and their eyes just glaze over. Bring a tear to their eye and you own them.

    He created compelling mental images that made those messages real in the mind of emotion driven liberals. He knows he already has the Republicans by close to 90%, he has shifted to the close of the sale to the other half of the country.

  26. Larry Ledwick says:

    Meanwhile in LA about the same time as the SOTU address.

    Training exercise or some real world activity???

  27. Another Ian says:

    Well phrased!

    “I Tuned In To Watch Hitler”

    “And there they were, singing “Happy Birthday” to a Jew.”


  28. jim2 says:

    According to CBS This Morning, Independents approved by 80% the SOTU speech.

  29. R. de Haan says:

    If Trump doesn’t focus on Europe to continue his demolition job on the European Union, we will be in need of yet another liberation by the US military. (LOL).

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