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The Democrats' Spontaneous Grassroots Response is Ready

Dec. 21, 2016, photo, President-elect Donald Trump (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

In a few hours, President Donald J. Trump will be giving his first address to a joint session of Congress. As usual, there have been a number of previews of his main points, with high-level descriptions of his plans for Obamacare, defense increases, tax cuts, and his budget plans.

Honestly, there are no big surprises expected, and honestly, that’s just as well — I think we could all do with a little bit of a break from surprises. And, of course, we can expect to see the Left’s spontaneous, unplanned responses.

Like the ones prepared for them by @CAPAction, which says on its Twitter page that it provides “Hard-hitting news + analysis paired with action on the issues that matter most. Working alongside @AmProg and @ThinkProgress.”

So, when someone doesn’t like something said in Trump’s address, they can spontaneously tweet messages like these:

Because nothing says spontaneous grassroots outrage like shared talking point tweets on Google Sheets.

So, let’s have some fun. They’ve been suggesting using the hashtag #JointAddress, so let’s add some tweets of our own. Here are a few suggestions:

Obama’s “if you like your plan” statement was awarded Lie of the Year by PolitiFact.

ACA = unfunded mandate. Hundreds of hours of unpaid extra work in small companies.

Trump’s repeal of EPA policies will give coal miners hope and jobs.

Trump’s election has massively increased media interest in reporting government overreach.

If you want the press to do its job, elect a white male Republican.

I know I can depend on the creativity of PJ readers. Make up your own, and post them in the comments — but tweet them first!