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To be honest, I'm not looking forward to it.

Tonight, Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address. And I'm going to listen.

Make no mistake: I don't expect I'll hear anything surprising, or anything that is focused on real solutions to our nation's biggest challenges.

But I know that after Trump has his moment in the spotlight, and after the self-aggrandizement; scapegoating and divisiveness; racist beacons and white nationalist grievances; distortions, omissions, and outright lies — we'll still be able to forge a path forward for America.

While the State of the Union gives Trump a highly visible platform for his poisonous swamp-fever-dream paranoia, it also gives the rest of us a chance to plot a way around (or through) him.

We're past the midpoint of Trump's presidency, which means the fight for our future intensifies daily. That's a good thing.

It means that every day, we're getting closer to winning back our government for working people. That's a very good thing.

And so, while I won't enjoy listening to tonight's speech, I welcome the chance it provides to plan our victory and get our country moving in the right direction again.

In unity,


Posted on February 5, 2019.

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