It promised to be an interesting night and it was. You saw the great divide as Trump introduced idea and thought after thought that Republicans and conservatives saw as logical and Democrats and liberals sat on their hands with frowns on their face. Vetting to protect who comes in, not worthy to them. Close our borders, not worthy. Calling the enemy “radical Islamic Terrorists”, not worthy. Obamacare is collapsing, no way. People should be able to buy a plan they want, not one the government says they must have. Not worthy. Many of the Democratic woman wore white (the color of surrender by the way), and could be seen with their thumbs down at some points. All I could think was, thank goodness Hillary is not in white. As in the White House!
Trump tried to reach out and bring the nation together a little. He brilliantly used the visitors he brought to make his points. The tearful reaction and applause to the widow of Navy Seal Ryan Owens was a memorable one. Who knew the widow was talking to Trump, all we heard in the MSM was the father did not meet with him. He closed by appealing to our dream of a tomorrow and what America can do. Great Presidents present a vision like that, and then act upon it. (Reagan and a “shining city on the hill”, or Kennedy, “a new generation, born in this century”…) You have to have a vision to be great and Trump had one last night.
Now you can watch what the MSM says and hear Nancy Pelosi’s view. She didn’t look like she was having a good time. The first polls released this AM come from CNN and they report a 78% positive reaction from the public. We expect those numbers to hold. That could make a bad day for the Dems and MSM. The cartoon pictures of them watching the speech should be great too.
One last early review. The unfair and unbalanced NYT headlines this AM:
Trump, in Optimistic Address, Asks Congress to End ‘Trivial Fights’
Threats and Vandalism Leave American Jews on Edge in Trump Era
Ever a Showman, Donald Trump Keeps Washington Guessing
New York Expects Fewer Foreign Tourists, Saying Trump Is to Blame
Opinion Section: How Trump Will Hurt My Border Town
What can you say? That is probably as positive they will ever get for him.
In other news (somewhat related):
The Washington Times had this story yesterday.
“In Donald Trump’s first month, Democrats claim victory, vow more obstruction”.
Think about that for a second.
Won the first month? By obstruction? Increase? How about the people?
Here’s the first paragraph of the story:
“Far from acclimating to President Trump, Democrats are growing even more resistant, claiming they won the first month under the administration and predicting a string of victories in coming months as they increase their level of obstruction”.
Here’s the next two paragraphs, with a quote from Chuck Schumer.
“Egged on by their political base, which has demanded that no Trump policy go unopposed, Democratic leaders said they erected historic roadblocks to the Cabinet and have thrown a wrench into Republican plans to repeal Obamacare”
“We Democrats are steeled for the fight, and it’s already paying dividends,” said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. “Frankly, we had a better first month than I think most would have imagined.”
Folks that says it all. Can you believe that? Here’s the article if you want it.
Now while that was being proudly stated here’s what citizens said in a Rasmussen poll:
“Most Say Democrats Hurt Themselves With Anti-Trump Strategy”
Here’s the first two paragraphs of that story:
Most voters agree that it’s bad for America and bad for the Democratic Party if Democrats continue to flat out oppose everything President Trump does. Even Democrats are conflicted about their party’s scorched earth policy.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of all Likely U.S. Voters think it’s better for the country if Democrats oppose the president in every way possible. Sixty-three percent (63%) say it’s better for the country if Democrats try to work with the president instead.
Here’s the full article and survey if you want to see it.
So if both stories are accurate then Democratic leaders are proud of something the country does not approve. Can that be?
To us it will all come down to how the programs he presented last night get approved and work. A strong economy will have our citizens swearing he was right. A negative one and it won’t matter. The citizenry are that superficial.