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#169660 - 02/05/20 04:36 AM State of the Union address by DJ Trump
jmill Offline
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By simply ignoring all the pygmy Democrats nipping at his heels, striding right through them, as it were, Donald Trump tonight brushed the ridiculous impeachment charade off his shoulder like a man in a suit brushing off a piece of lint off. He was focused on things far more important, far bigger than the partisan animus the Democrats have been wallowing in for the last three years. His accomplishments are truly stunning. When laid out end to end, they seem like they could reach the moon.

Love or hate the State of the Union address as an annual rite, you have to admit that Trump used this one to maximum effect. He threw down the gauntlet to the Democrats in a variety of areas:
  • He challenged their ill-conceived and pandering shift leftward into socialism by showcasing the booming economy. The results in almost every economic measure speak for themselves.
  • He showed that his version of the Republican Party is inclusive and beneficial to black, Hispanic and Asian Americans.
  • He highlighted the fact that terrorists fear the United States now because they know he won't draw any phony red lines in the sand and will not hesitate to blow them into pieces if they step out of line.
  • He spoke up for the unborn in no uncertain terms.
  • He defended the Second Amendment in no uncertain terms
There was more, but I won't repeat it all. Go listen for yourself, or read the speech, if you think I'm wrong.

His use of political theater was off the charts: he didn't shy away from sticking a thumb in Democrat eyes by honoring Rush Limbaugh with the Medal of Freedom. As someone who has listened off and on to Limbaugh since he first came on the radio on KFBK/Sacramento in 1988, it was well-deserved. One of the most effective moments, after honoring families who had lost someone serving our country, he went the other direction and reunited the family of a deployed serviceman whom who had arrived, unbeknownst to his family, at the speech.

His poll numbers are stronger than ever after having everything but the kitchen sink thrown at him by the likes of Schiff, Nadler, Schumer and Pelosi. Schiff will be remembered as a worthy successor to Joe McCarthy, Nadler will be remembered as the bumbling boob he turned out to be, Pelosi's career will forever be overshadowed by this ludicrous attempt to overturn the 2016 election, and Schumer will deservedly be forgotten as the irrelevant politician he has turned out to be. Trump is dwarfing them all.

The Democrat response from the governor of Michigan was weak and inconsequential as she prattled on about plumbing and potholes. The Democrats have nothing left to throw at Trump. That won't stop them from trying , though, but their next dirty trick will only sully them further. And the most consesquential moment of the night, amongst many, may turn out to be Nancy Pelosi tearing up the President's speech. That is going to be shoved up Democratic tailpipes from now till the election, and it will pay dividends. Left-wing reporters fawn over Pelosi's supposed political genius and acumen, but I contend she's about as sharp as marble. That was a stupid, and I mean STUPID, thing to do. She merely reinforced the image she and the rest of her cohorts have been steadily crafting since 2016, that is, an image of smallness. The Democratic Party is now populated with a lot of small-minded people, and if they're not careful, they're going to end up as bizarre and irrelevant as Lyndon LaRouche and his followers.
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#169662 - 02/05/20 05:42 PM Re: State of the Union address by DJ Trump [Re: jmill]
ColinFraizer Offline
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https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/02/pelosis-pique.php

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As President Trump moved into the wrenching heart of his speech, Pelosi demonstrated her disapproval with a variety of facial maneuvers. Like a third-rate actress, Pelosi sought to express irrepressible rage. You canít keep a good nut down. Pelosiís theatrics culminated in her tearing up the presidentís text of the speech.

What a performance.

Pelosi put me in mind of The Woman In White, the Gothic novel by Wilkie Collins.


She needed a tall glass of laudanum last night.

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#169670 - 02/19/20 03:21 AM Re: State of the Union address by DJ Trump [Re: jmill]
springer2 Offline
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My fear is the way Trump is exploiting his position is going to lead to a precedent that will be followed by future Presidents. How are people on this board going to feel when a Democratic President decides to flaunt the law, get rid of everyone around him who doesn't bow to his every whim and tweet about outcomes of federal cases that he doesn't agree with causing every single one of the prosecutors on the case to quit?

What goes around comes around and regardless of what you think about Trump's policies he is changing the role of the President of the United States and not for the better. It's one thing to be a loose cannon but when you're blasting everything around you with reckless disregard, the vacuum is going to be filled by whatever deadly mold is lingering once the cannon is out of ammunition.
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#169672 - 02/19/20 02:20 PM Re: State of the Union address by DJ Trump [Re: springer2]
Graeme D Offline
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I think the perception here at the time was that Obama was doing these very things.

Edited by Graeme D (02/19/20 02:20 PM)

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#169673 - 02/19/20 06:17 PM Re: State of the Union address by DJ Trump [Re: ColinFraizer]
steele,rick Offline
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Two and a half weeks later, and Speaker Pelosi is STILL fixated on the SOTU speech.
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#169682 - Today at 12:37 AM Re: State of the Union address by DJ Trump [Re: springer2]
jryan Online   content
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 Originally Posted By: springer2
My fear is the way Trump is exploiting his position is going to lead to a precedent that will be followed by future Presidents. How are people on this board going to feel when a Democratic President decides to flaunt the law, get rid of everyone around him who doesn't bow to his every whim and tweet about outcomes of federal cases that he doesn't agree with causing every single one of the prosecutors on the case to quit?

What goes around comes around and regardless of what you think about Trump's policies he is changing the role of the President of the United States and not for the better. It's one thing to be a loose cannon but when you're blasting everything around you with reckless disregard, the vacuum is going to be filled by whatever deadly mold is lingering once the cannon is out of ammunition.



Out of curiosity, can you name any policy differences between Obama and his cabinet?

I think the issue we see here that we haven't seen before is subordinates who see themselves as above the president. That they keep losing is setting the right precedent.
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