Liberal Hollywood types will not be in attendance at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Instead, they are planning on throwing their own bash, a “People’s State of the Union” as an “alternative” event.
From Fox News:
Notable participants in Monday’s scheduled event in New York City include filmmaker Michael Moore, actors Mark Ruffalo, Alyssa Milano, Rosie Perez and Whoopi Goldberg.
They’ll congregate at the Town Hall in Manhattan, the venue where suffragists met in the 1920s. Singer Andra Day and rapper Common will be performing the song, “Stand Up for Something,” from the biopic film “Marshall,” about the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
The event makes no bones about being a progressive festival.
The event, coordinated by unions, organizers of the Women’s March and Planned Parenthood, is being marketed as a celebration of the “resistance,” closer to “the people’s point of view,” USA Today reported.
Ruffalo, an inveterate progressive and vocal critic of President Trump, told People magazine, “I think it’s important because we have a president who has a difficult time with the truth, who has a radical, divisive agenda, and spends an enormous amount of time focusing on the negative and hopelessness and despair.”
The kicker? The income inequality crowd is demanding that you fork over $47 dollars if you want to attend and have the right to see them.
The organizers are also hoping to be able to drag more people into the resistance.
“We’re all going to work together across all different movements to make sure that we win back Congress in 2018 and hold this president in check,” said one organizer Julia Walsh.
Ruffalo puffed it up as much as he could, “It’s the mother of all movements.”
But it certainly doesn’t sound like it.
People are not exactly rushing to snap up tickets, there are plenty still available. The event will also be live-streamed so why would anyone spend the money, even if one were inclined to watch these people.
Here’s a safe guess.
There will be many more people in attendance and watching the State of the Union than there will be for this sad event.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]