Washington is buzzing today over a proposal to shake up tradition and get members of Congress to adopt a bipartisan seating plan for the next State of the Union address.


Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading the charge to get members of opposite parties to sit together in a symbolic show of unity during the president’s upcoming appearance before congress and the White House is on board:

“Maybe not having a physical aisle separate us would be a good thing as we talk about the state of our union,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday in her response to a question about Gardner’s proposal.Traditionally, each party sits together separated by the House aisle during the president’s speech.

Now, the new proposal is gaining steam just one day after president Trump called for the nation to come together and bridge partisan divides in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

My Comment: This is a terrific idea which I applaud. Why? Have you ever been to a wedding where the groom’s family is seated on one side of the room and the bride’s on the other? The situation is worse if the bride and groom are of a different race, religion or nationality. Then the opposite sides simmer in their concealed perceptions, non-objectiveness and prejudices and that can throw a damper on the entire affair. Mix ’em together with hot music, gourmet food, fine wine and plenty of booze and a good time is had by all…everyone goes home happy.

Hopefully, a mixed seating of the Congress will help bring back the good times for all of our nation.

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