Trump’s State of Union speech rips Democrats to shreds!
Mike Pence had the best line:
“I thought she was tearing up the Constitution.”
As entertainment, President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night (02-04-2020) was a Reality TV smash hit.
Any time you get Nancy Pelosi to rip up the printed copy of your speech and turn it into confetti you know you’ve hit a nice fresh nerve.
Talking heads in the Resistance news media are praising the lady’s petulance. CNN’s Brian Steltzer says “It was unprecedented behavior for a speaker, aggressively rude and unapologetically meant to rile up her base. It was divisive, but effective.”
Really? Mighty weak tea compared to the President’s complete disassembly of the socialist party.
One example: Would any of the Bushes have bestowed the Medal of Freedom to the mortally ill Rush Limbaugh? Too divisive. Well, boo freaking hoo. Trump did it in real time, with Melania doing the honors.
Republican heroes, not Democrat(ic) victims
It is said that Reagan started the practice of pointing to heroes in the gallery. Trump went him one better. His heroes got something from the President. Limbaugh his medal, medical assistance for another daughter, the surprise return of an active-duty soldier to his family in the visitors gallery. He even bestowed the rank of brigadier general for a 100-year-old Tuskegee airman who looks like he could still take one up into the wild blue yonder. (This President is such a racist!)
The president relived his high-profile foreign policy wins. Killed the terrorist al-Baghdadi — introduced the parents of 26-year-old Kayla Mueller, whom the bastard ultimately killed after holding her as a slave. They displayed her photograph. And introduced the tearful wife and 13-year-old son (struggling to keep a stiff upper lip) of a soldier killed by one of Qassim Suleimani’s roadside bombs. Guess what? No World War 3!
Gave a shout-out to law enforcement — do Democrats running for president EVER praise cops? He mentioned I.C.E. by name, then introduced the brother of a citizen slaughtered by an illegal. Didn’t hurt that the surviving brother teared up nicely.
Trump enraged liberals by calling for legislation allowing citizens harmed by illegal immigrants to sue sanctuary cities and states. “Tragically, there are many cities in America where radical politicians have chosen to provide sanctuary for these criminal illegal aliens.”
Took aim at the teachers union lobby by promoting the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunities Act — “because no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school.” Introduced one such child and gave her a scholarship. Let’s see how many Democrats stand in her way at the schoolhouse door.
No American Venezuela!
Trump denounced the Warren/Bernie plan for “the socialist takeover of our health care system” depriving 180 million people of their private insurance. If you didn’t get the point, Trump introduces the shadow president of Venezuela fighting Maduro’s socialism.
“If forcing American taxpayers to provide unlimited free health care to illegal aliens sounds fair to you, then stand with the radical left. But if you believe that we should defend American patients and American seniors, then stand with me and pass legislation to prohibit free government health care for illegal aliens!”
- The Republican Senate has confirmed scores of originalist federal judges and there’s more in the pipeline, Trump helpfully postscripted.
- Defended the Second Amendment.
- Promoted “the constitutional right to pray in public schools. In America, we don’t punish prayer.”
- Asked for a ban on late-term abortion.
This is a conservative agenda that would have pleased Reagan. (Here’s the transcript.)
It’s the economy, Democrats
Is the economy winning? Democrats have embarked on a fool’s errand trying to say otherwise.
- 7 million new jobs.
- Since November 2016, the net worth of the bottom half of wage earners has increased by 47 percent — three times faster than the increase for the top 1 percent.
- The stock market is up 70% since his election.
- The nation is energy independent.
- The unemployment rate for African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians are the lowest levels in history. (Democrats sat on their hands.)
- Instead of adding 10 million dependents to food stamps under Obama, 10 million people have been lifted off of welfare. Democrats remained stone faced.
Trump is riding high
The Iowa Democrat(ic) caucuses were a disaster — the party couldn’t organize a two-car funeral procession. Later today (02-05-2020) Trump will be acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial, which has been a big dud. (Was there a sorrier TV image than the House impeachment managers seated together and scowling?) Joni Ernst was correct: Joe Biden was impeachment’s big loser. (Prediction: New Hampshire will finish his candidacy.)
The Gallup poll has Trump at the highest approval rating of his presidency at 49%.
A record 59% say they’re better off financially than one year ago, and another 74% say they’ll be better off financially one year from now. These are the highest figures ever reported Gallup has ever reported in 43 years.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Not once did the President reference — even obliquely — Pelosi’s failed impeachment gambit. Didn’t need to. Still got under her skin. Success is the best revenge.