#trumpaddress The Worst Day #NeverTrump and Democrats ever had

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#trumpaddress The Worst Day #NeverTrump and Democrats ever had

My wife came home from the Hos­pi­tal Mon­day evening and Tues­day was spent run­ning around to do every­thing from get­ting her car inspected (and arrang­ing for repairs when it failed) secur­ing a recliner for her to sleep on as she can’t man­age the stairs, help­ing with chang­ing her dress­ings and clean­ing her wounds, while keep­ing up with the basic house­work so I found myself crash­ing dur­ing the Trump speech and didn’t watch it until the rerun at mid­night (when I had to wake her for her antibiotic).

We had months of the media and the left paint­ing Don­ald Trump as the 2nd com­ing of Hitler, we’ve had the media whin­ing like a stuck pig when they were hit, we had Nancy Pelosi warn­ing her crowd not to should out “you lie” every­one was braced for a cir­cus as the media reported that the left was ready to troll him…

…and then he spoke and real­ity set in.

The Amer­i­can peo­ple not only saw they had a pres­i­dent, a com­pe­tent and orga­nized pres­i­dent who knows what he wants to do, and those Amer­i­cans not only saw Trump for what he was, those same Amer­i­cans who have been watch­ing peo­ple go absolutely nuts, protest­ing, scream­ing, need­ing ther­apy by his very exis­tence saw these folk, who have been lion­ized and pro­moted by the media, for who and what they are: deluded, dan­ger­ous and deranged.

How bad was it for the Democ­rats? This screen shot from the speech illus­trates their dilemma.

Now it’s not unusual for the party in oppo­si­tion to refrain from stand­ing and clap­ping when the Pres­i­dent speaks but what is the line Democ­rats are all sit­ting for while the GOP is stand­ing and clap­ping?

Free nations are the best vehi­cle for express­ing the will of the peo­ple – and Amer­ica respects the right of all nations to chart their own path.

My job is not to rep­re­sent the world.

My job is to rep­re­sent the United States of Amer­ica. empha­sis mine

How do you con­vince a nation to vote for your can­di­dates, to hire your peo­ple for the job of gov­ern­ing if the very idea that the per­son they hire should rep­re­sent the peo­ple who hired him or her is anath­ema to your party?

Why did they sit? Because their party has become so rad­i­cal, so extreme, so hate­ful that to stand for such a state­ment would be to invite a pri­mary chal­lenger, par­tic­u­larly for those in the bluest of blue states. In fact it wouldn’t sur­prise me to see some blow­back on those who stood when when the pres­i­dent said we need to work with, not against those in law enforcement.

What is the ulti­mate proof of this the­sis? The Demo­c­rat response was not given by a poten­tial pres­i­den­tial can­di­date such as an Eliz­a­beth War­ren, not by one of their sit­ting gov­er­nors such as Washington’s Jay Inslee. Not even by a long­time mem­ber of the Con­gres­sional Black Cau­cus like John Lewis.

No the Demo­c­rat response was given by a 72 year old for­mer gov­er­nor of a state who was replaced by a repub­li­can in the last elec­tion by a vote that shocked the media.

Why did they choose an old white guy, older than Pres­i­dent Trump from a red border/​southern state to respond rather than a sit­ting office holder? I sus­pect because the party couldn’t risk the Amer­i­can peo­ple see­ing a rad­i­cal response from a Demo­c­rat true believer nor would any indi­vid­ual Demo­c­rat risk giv­ing a mea­sured clam speech that would offend their base.

To be sure there were indi­vid­ual bits that peo­ple can dis­agree with and might argue about, but while this speech was given to the con­gress, it was directed to the Amer­i­can peo­ple and those who watched it liked what they saw:

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s first address to Con­gress received largely pos­i­tive reviews from view­ers, with 57% who tuned in say­ing they had a very pos­i­tive reac­tion to the speech, accord­ing to a new CNN/​ORC poll of speech-​watchers.

Nearly 7-​in-​10 who watched said the President’s pro­posed poli­cies would move the coun­try in the right direc­tion and almost two-​thirds said the pres­i­dent has the right pri­or­i­ties for the coun­try. Over­all, about 7-​in-​10 said the speech made them feel more opti­mistic about the direc­tion of the country.

And yet in the very next para­graph, CNN felt com­pelled to down­play and dis­credit their own poll and explain said sup­port away

The sur­vey, con­ducted among a group of Amer­i­cans who said in inter­views con­ducted before the speech that they planned to watch and agreed to be re-​contacted, only reflects the views of those who watched the speech, not of all Americans.

That’s how upset they are.

Now tomor­row things will be much as they were before. Pres­i­dent Trump will con­tinue to tweet, the media will con­tinue to hit him and he’ll hit back, the hol­ly­wood and edu­ca­tion sec­tors will con­tinue to exco­ri­ate him and the protests against him will sol­dier on and cable news net­works will con­tinue to high­light and pro­mote any per­son who opposes Pres­i­dent Trump and turn tak­ing a pic­ture on a couch into the next great outrage.

But most of the rest of the coun­try, the part that is too busy to live and die by what these peo­ple say, will go back to their lives reas­sured that the coun­try is in safe hands.

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Over the next cou­ple of weeks a lot of hos­pi­tal bills and debt from work that both my wife and I are going to be miss­ing because of the com­pli­ca­tions from her “rou­tine” surgery will be com­ing due.

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My wife came home from the Hospital Monday evening and Tuesday was spent running around to do everything from getting her car inspected (and arranging for repairs when it failed) securing a recliner for her to sleep on as she can’t manage the stairs, helping with changing her dressings and cleaning her wounds, while keeping up with the basic housework so I found myself crashing during the Trump speech and didn’t watch it until the rerun at midnight (when I had to wake her for her antibiotic).

We had months of the media and the left painting Donald Trump as the 2nd coming of Hitler, we’ve had the media whining like a stuck pig when they were hit, we had Nancy Pelosi warning her crowd not to should out “you lie” everyone was braced for a circus as the media reported that the left was ready to troll him…

…and then he spoke and reality set in.

The American people not only saw they had a president, a competent and organized president who knows what he wants to do, and those Americans not only saw Trump for what he was, those same Americans who have been watching people go absolutely nuts, protesting, screaming, needing therapy by his very existence saw these folk, who have been lionized and promoted by the media, for who and what they are: deluded, dangerous and deranged.

How bad was it for the Democrats? This screen shot from the speech illustrates their dilemma.

Now it’s not unusual for the party in opposition to refrain from standing and clapping when the President speaks but what is the line Democrats are all sitting for while the GOP is standing and clapping?

Free nations are the best vehicle for expressing the will of the people – and America respects the right of all nations to chart their own path.

My job is not to represent the world.

My job is to represent the United States of America. emphasis mine

How do you convince a nation to vote for your candidates, to hire your people for the job of governing if the very idea that the person they hire should represent the people who hired him or her is anathema to your party?

Why did they sit? Because their party has become so radical, so extreme, so hateful that to stand for such a statement would be to invite a primary challenger, particularly for those in the bluest of blue states. In fact it wouldn’t surprise me to see some blowback on those who stood when when the president said we need to work with, not against those in law enforcement.

What is the ultimate proof of this thesis? The Democrat response was not given by a potential presidential candidate such as an Elizabeth Warren, not by one of their sitting governors such as Washington’s Jay Inslee. Not even by a longtime member of the Congressional Black Caucus like John Lewis.

No the Democrat response was given by a 72 year old former governor of a state who was replaced by a republican in the last election by a vote that shocked the media.

Why did they choose an old white guy, older than President Trump from a red border/southern state to respond rather than a sitting office holder? I suspect because the party couldn’t risk the American people seeing a radical response from a Democrat true believer nor would any individual Democrat risk giving a measured clam speech that would offend their base.

To be sure there were individual bits that people can disagree with and might argue about, but while this speech was given to the congress, it was directed to the American people and those who watched it liked what they saw:

President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress received largely positive reviews from viewers, with 57% who tuned in saying they had a very positive reaction to the speech, according to a new CNN/ORC poll of speech-watchers.

Nearly 7-in-10 who watched said the President’s proposed policies would move the country in the right direction and almost two-thirds said the president has the right priorities for the country. Overall, about 7-in-10 said the speech made them feel more optimistic about the direction of the country.

And yet in the very next paragraph, CNN felt compelled to downplay and discredit their own poll and explain said support away

The survey, conducted among a group of Americans who said in interviews conducted before the speech that they planned to watch and agreed to be re-contacted, only reflects the views of those who watched the speech, not of all Americans.

That’s how upset they are.

Now tomorrow things will be much as they were before. President Trump will continue to tweet, the media will continue to hit him and he’ll hit back, the hollywood and education sectors will continue to excoriate him and the protests against him will soldier on and cable news networks will continue to highlight and promote any person who opposes President Trump and turn taking a picture on a couch into the next great outrage.

But most of the rest of the country, the part that is too busy to live and die by what these people say, will go back to their lives reassured that the country is in safe hands.

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Over the next couple of weeks a lot of hospital bills and debt from work that both my wife and I are going to be missing because of the complications from her “routine” surgery will be coming due.

If you are able and inclined to help mitigate them I’d ask you to consider hitting DaTipJar




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