June 12, 2019
Is Stacey Abrams being groomed for higher office?
The practice of opposing a party rebuttal to the president's State of the Union speech was started in 1966, when Republicans Senator Everett Dirksen and Rep. Gerald Ford responded to Democrat President Lyndon Johnson's State of the Union on television. Since then, it has become an annual event. Until 2019, all previous responses were delivered by contemporary senators, representatives, or governors. Since 2011, there have been two responses — one in English and one in Spanish. And here I was, under the illusion that English is our national language. So how did Stacey Abrams, an ungracious loser with no national elective office, become the Democrats' choice to deliver a response? Now, that is quite a strange break from tradition. Who is pulling her strings? Abrams has a meager political résumé. She served as minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017 until...(Read Full Post)