Who’s going to the President’s last State Of Union address?

The President’s guests (as a stated by Whitehouse dot gov) “…personify President Obama’s time in office and most importantly, they represent who we are as Americans: inclusive and compassionate, innovative and courageous.”

A Vacant Seat for the Victims of Gun Violence

Sue Ellen Allen (Scottsdale, AZ), Criminal Justice Reform

Gloria Balenski (Schaumburg, IL), Letter Writer

Jennifer Bragdon (Austin, TX), Community College Student

Edith Childs (Greenwood, SC), Greenwood County Councilmember

Cynthia “Cindy” K. Dias (Las Vegas, NV), Veteran, Veterans Homelessness Advocate

Mark Davis (Washington, D.C.), Small Business Owner

Cary Dixon (Huntington, WV), Mother, Opioid Reform Advocate

Lydia Doza (Klamath Falls, OR // Anchorage, AK), College Student, STEM Advocate

Refaai Hamo (Troy, MI), Syrian Refugee

Lisa Jaster (Houston, TX), Major, U.S. Army Reserve, Ranger School Graduate

Mayor Mark Luttrell (Shelby County, TN), Shelby County Mayor

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Hartford, CT), Connecticut Governor

Braeden Mannering (Bear, DE), Let’s Move!

Satya Nadella (Bellevue, WA), Microsoft CEO

Jim Obergefell (Cincinnati, OH), Activist

Chief Kathleen O’Toole (Seattle, WA), Police Chief, Community Policing 

Ryan Reyes (San Bernardino, CA), Activist

Ronna Rice (Greeley, CO), Small Business Owner

Cedric Rowland (Chicago, IL), ACA Navigator

Naveed Shah (Springfield, VA), U.S. Army Veteran

Earl Smith (Austin, TX), Veteran

Spencer Stone (Sacramento, CA), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

Oscar Vazquez (Fort Worth, TX), Veteran, DREAMer, STEM leader

Continuing with the theme of inclusivity Reps. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.) and Alcee Hastings (Fla.) will both be hosting officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

But who else got invited?!

Well The Family Research Council invited Kim Davis and her lawyer Mat Staver to the State of the Union. And we know how Davis feels about unions! Also Staver, her lawyer is from the tax exempt evangelical Christian litigation group “The Liberty Council” who the Souther Poverty Law Center listed as a hate group and has been denounced by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League for comparing Davis to Jews in the gas chambers. So clearly these guests are in line with Obama’s theme of “inclusive and compassionate”.

And who are the people standing along the wall criticizing…

John McCain responded The President’s guest list by saying “I'd like to see another empty chair for the 250,000 Syrians that have been slaughtered, and barrel bombed, and starved to death, and tortured by Bashar Assad thanks to his failed policy,” (MSNBC Morning Joe). Apparently honoring the 280,024 Americans that have been killed by gun violence in the last decade just isn’t good enough for John McCain.  Hashtag: Bitter Bus.

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