While Pres. Donald Trump called for unity and cooperation in his 2019 State of the Union address, the views of the audience showed a sharp and bitter divide, especially on issues affecting the health and medical care of Americans. Most striking was the solid bloc of Democrat "suffragettes" clad in white like Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
When the President congratulated women for their increased representation in Congress, this bloc rose to its feet to applaud uproariously, as if the home team had scored the winning touchdown in a high school championship game.
Otherwise, the women mostly sat sullenly with arms crossed, or displayed overt, in-your-face derision. They sat, as did Speaker Pelosi, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (D.-Vt.) scowled eloquently, during the standing ovation for the President's promise that the U.S. never would become a Socialist country. The President had just observed that Venezuela, once the richest nation in South America, had been turned into a pit of abject poverty and despair under Socialist rule. No sign of compassion have Democratic Socialists shown for women rooting through trash seeking food for their children, and no trace of concern about the refugees fleeing into Colombia and other neighboring countries.
These congresswomen in white are blind to the White Ladies of Havana (Cuba), who march in silence every Sunday after church on behalf of their fathers, brothers, and sons who were jailed and tortured by the Castro brothers' totalitarian regime for their anti-Communist beliefs. A naturalized American citizen (a legal immigrant) who grew up in Communist Romania, the National Review's Eliana Johnson is dismayed that Americans have elected Socialists to rule over our lives. Sanders, the mentor of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y), has praised Fidel Castro for educating and bringing health care to Cuban children, and "totally transforming" society.
Hostility from one side was palpable as Pres. Trump excoriated Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia for their support of bills depriving infants who survive an attempted late-term abortion of a chance at life. The unrestricted right to abortion for any reason up to birth and even after apparently is the only "right" the white-clad Democrats care about.
Twitter commenters raged about the right for women to do whatever they want with their bodies but, like the "suffragettes," appear to be unmoved by the plight of migrant women being raped or sold...