State of the Union 2018: Trump v Kennedy – 'BULLIES don't win' Democrat Union address

Posted on Jan 31 2018 - 8:23am by admin

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Mr Kennedy is a contender as a potential 2020 Democrat candidate

Mr Kennedy, who is a contender as a potential 2020 Democrat candidate to take on Trump, is said to be planning on slamming the President for being a “bully” set on division.

According to prepared remarks, he will say: “This administration isn’t just targeting the laws that protect us — they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection.

“Bullies may land a punch. They might leave a mark.

“But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defence of their future.”

It is reported that he will seek to revive the Democrat’s on-again, off-again slogan a “better deal” and repeats the word “we”.

He will add: “We choose a better deal for all who call this country home.

“We choose the living wage, paid leave and affordable child care your family needs to survive.

“We choose pensions that are solvent, trade pacts that are fair, roads and bridges that won’t rust away, and good education you can afford.

“We choose a health care system that offers mercy, whether you suffer from cancer or depression or addiction.

“We choose an economy strong enough to boast record stock prices and brave enough to admit that top CEOs making 300 times the average worker is not right.”

Mr Kennedy is the grandson if Robert F.Kennedy, the late senator and attorney general.

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Joe Kennedy is the grandson if Robert F.Kennedy, the late senator and attorney general

Senator Bernie Sanders will deliver an online one, and former US Representative Donna Edwards will also deliver a response.

Elizabeth Guzman, the first Hispanic woman elected to the House, will deliver the official response in Spanish.

Joe Kennedy III, 37, is currently serving his third term as Congressmen.

Before serving in Congress, Joe was an Assistant District Attorney in Massachusetts and a member of the Peace Corps in Latin America.

The Congressman delivered his speech at a vocational high school in Fall River, Massachusetts, which is a former textile hub 55 miles south of Boston.

Political reporter Victoria McGrane said: “Somewhere in Fall River Joe Kennedy is worrying he over hydrated having misjudged how long Donald Trump would talk.”

The Congressman replied: “No kidding.”

In his address, Joe Kennedy III said: “Fall River is an American city which was built by immigrants.

“Like many American hometowns, Fall River has faced its share of storms. But people here are tough. They fight for each other. They pull for their city.

“We all feel the fractured fault lines across our country. We hear the voices of Americans who are forgotten and feel forsaken.

“It would be easy to dismiss the past year as chaos. As partisanship. As politics. But it’s far, far bigger than that. This administration isn’t just targeting the laws that protect us – they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection.

“Their record is a rebuke of our highest American ideal: the belief that we are all worthy, we are all equal and we all count. In the eyes of our law and our leaders, our God and our government. That is the American promise.

“They are turning American life into a zero-sum game. Where, for one to win, another must lose. Where we can guarantee America’s safety if we slash our safety net.

“We are bombarded with one false choice after another: Coal miners or single moms. Rural communities or inner cities. The coast or the heartland.”

“As if the parent who lies awake terrified that their transgender son will be beaten and bullied at school is any more or less legitimate than the parent whose heart is shattered by a daughter in the grips of opioid addiction.

“Here is the answer Democrats offer tonight: we choose both. We fight for both. Because the greatest, strongest, richest nation in the world shouldn’t leave anyone behind.

“We choose a better deal for all who call this country home. We choose the living wage, paid leave and affordable child care your family needs to survive.

“We choose pensions that are solvent, trade pacts that are fair, roads and bridges that won’t rust away, a good education that you can afford, and a health care system that won’t leave you bankrupt.

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The Congressman called the President a ‘bully’

“We choose an economy strong enough to boast record stock prices and brave enough to admit that top CEOs making 300 times the average worker is not right.

“We choose the thousands of American communities whose roads aren’t paved with power or privilege, but with honest effort, good faith, and the resolve to build something better for their kids. That is our story.

“And to all the Dreamers out there watching tonight, let me be absolutely clear: Ustedes son parte de nuestra historia. Vamos a luchar por ustedes y no nos vamos alejar.

“And to all the Dreamers watching tonight, let me be absolutely clear…You are a part of our story. We will fight for you. We will not walk away.

“You sat high atop your mom’s shoulders and held a sign that read: “Build a wall and my generation will tear it down.

“You bravely say, me too. You steadfastly say, black lives matter. You leave loved ones at home to defend our country overseas, or patrol our neighbourhoods at night. You serve. You rescue. You help. You heal.

“Bullies may land a punch. They might leave a mark. But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defence of their future.

“Politicians can be cheered for the promises they make. Our country will be judged by the promises we keep. Ladies and gentlemen, have faith: The state of our union is hopeful, resilient, enduring.”

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