I think the SOTU speech is a Gamechanger for Election 2018 CNN already crying Russian midterm meddling

by Datechguy | January 30th, 2018

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I think the SOTU speech is a Gamechanger for Election 2018 CNN already crying Russian midterm meddling

That more than any­thing else is why the Democ­rats in the audi­ence are so upset. Or to put it another way, when even CBS starts tweet­ing stuff about this.

Finally a thought on CNN we are already hear­ing as of 10:33 about Rus­sia inter­fer­ing in the midterms appar­ently this is the planned talk­ing point when they fail to take the house

Update: 90 min­utes of opti­mism from Don­ald Trump. Now pes­simism pes­simism pes­simism from Joe Kennedy boy that’s going to sell real well in elec­tion 2018. Only a Mass­a­chu­setts audi­ence could be clap­ping for it.

Update 2: Don Surber gets it

In the many, many guest men­tions, Trump allowed the Amer­i­can peo­ple to tell Con­gress what the State of the Union is.

He was com­pas­sion­ate, on-​target, and articulate.

Peo­ple keep say­ing Trump needs to act presidential.

Tonight he was.

Update 3: Pow­er­line gets it.

Equally dis­mal was when almost all the Democ­rats refused to stand in response to Trump’s state­ment that we should all rise for the National Anthem. Here, and repeat­edly through the evening, the Democ­rats were play­ing to a very small audi­ence. Their audi­ence prob­a­bly got even smaller when they were seen fid­dling with their cell phones.

Immi­gra­tion was nat­u­rally a sig­nif­i­cant topic. Trump began, shrewdly, by empha­siz­ing secu­rity and the vicious MS-​13 gang, which largely hushed the ille­gal immi­grants who had been invited into the cham­ber by Democ­rats. Per­haps the speech’s most con­tro­ver­sial moment was when Trump said that his com­pro­mise immi­gra­tion pro­posal includes even­tual cit­i­zen­ship – not just legal­iza­tion – for nearly two mil­lion ille­gal immi­grants who were brought to the U.S. as minors.

Trou­bling as that may be for many con­ser­v­a­tives, the sight of Cory Booker and other Democ­rats sit­ting stone-​faced when the pres­i­dent said we need a merit-​based immi­gra­tion sys­tem was a force­ful reminder of how bad the alter­na­tive to the Trump admin­is­tra­tion is.

On for­eign pol­icy, Pres­i­dent Trump was appro­pri­ately strong. Through­out the speech, he talked about guests who were heroic in var­i­ous ways. This has become a tra­di­tion, but I don’t think I have seen it done more effec­tively than Trump did it tonight. The final guest was a North Korean escapee who waved his crutches to the cheer­ing crowd. I think even the Democ­rats may have been on their feet for that one.

All in all, it was a ter­rific night for the good guys. Trump’s per­for­mance tonight was a reminder that his pre­de­ces­sor was not a very good pub­lic speaker. He never suc­ceeded in stir­ring an audi­ence as Trump did tonight. The Democ­rats can only hope that not a lot of swing vot­ers were watching.

Update 4: There is no Update four!

Update 5: Com­fort­ably smug gets it

Update 6: Chuck Todd doesn’t get it. “It’s hard to judge these speeches because we know it’s not him.” He’s actu­ally argu­ing right now at 11:16 PM that he didn’t sound authen­ti­cally Trump

Update 7: Now Andrea Mitchel is mak­ing the “Rus­sia inter­fer­ing in elec­tion 2018″ We are now in the offi­cial meme of the Demo­c­rat to explain their defeat.

Update 8: The rea­son why the left is so upset via @CBSNEWS and @yougov

Democ­rats on twit­ter hard­est hit

Update 9: Now you know why Democ­rats are cry­ing: Rus­sia Rus­sia Russia!

and the Obama con­trast via the daily caller and Drudge

A review of the president’s pre­pared remarks by The Daily Caller reveals he used the word “we” more than four times as many times as he said the word “I.”

Pres­i­dent Trump used the word “I” 29 times in his speech, while using “we” 129 times. Another com­mu­nal word used often by the pres­i­dent: “our,” which he used 104 times.

Update 10: Joy Reid doesn’t get it

Rick San­to­rum does “He was talk­ing to the com­mon man and…used exam­ples and real peo­ple”. Notes that peo­ple watch­ing will see that he’s not what the left has por­trayed him for a year

Update 11: Hit­ting the sack but lets give the last words to John Sex­ton at Hotair who con­trasts the Trump speech with the Kennedy response:

As for the speech itself, I heard some­one on TV describe it as “dark” and that was my impres­sion too. Kennedy’s vision of Amer­i­can bor­dered on dystopian at times. Where Trump was opti­mistic about our econ­omy and our future as a nation, Kennedy seemed to deliver a mes­sage to a resis­tance that sees mostly cause for con­cern in Amer­ica. I found it off-​putting, but then I wasn’t the tar­get audi­ence. I’m sure this went over great with some Democrats.

And that’s the real secret here, Kennedy, MSNBC and Bernie Sanders were all speak­ing to their niche audi­ences. Like the open­ing speech of his cam­paign Trump wasn’t talk­ing to the pun­dits or hop­ing for their approval he was talk­ing to the pub­lic in gen­eral who under­stand exactly what he is say­ing. That’s why he’ll win.

Update 12 (the morn­ing after)

Stacy McCain gets it:

Amer­i­cans are dream­ers, but Democ­rats were hav­ing their worst night­mare. Nancy Pelosi spent the night glum-​faced, evi­dently fid­get­ing with her den­tures, and one Demo­c­rat, Rep. Luis Gutier­rez, walked out of the speech when Repub­li­cans began chant­ing, “USA! USA! USA!”

and he links to this tweet of a poll show­ing that while CNN doesn’t get it the peo­ple they polled did

and at PJ media Liz gets it as well: (empha­sis mine)

My hot take: I thought the speech was very pos­i­tive and “pro-​America.” The President’s guests at the speech were a great way to tell the story he wanted to tell. The Democ­rats looked like sour pusses and bitchy babies but that’s no sur­prise since their polit­i­cal posi­tion is to sell mis­ery and dis­cord. Nat­u­rally, they revile the pos­i­tive mes­sages about Amer­ica com­ing from the Pres­i­dent. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-​MA), deliv­ered the offi­cial response and was inex­plic­a­bly put in front of a car which is a bad look for a Kennedy. Putting a rich white lib­eral from New Eng­land top respond to the SOTU is a funny way to win back the work­ing class Amer­i­cans that ditched the Dems in 2016, but what­ever. The audi­ence noticed he was slob­ber­ing or had abused his chap­stick to the point of dis­trac­tion. His response was dark and morose.

On the bright side for the left as a twit­ter wag noted yes­ter­day a Kennedy was put in front of car and every­one made it out alive.

Update 13: Not sur­pris­ingly the ACLU doesn’t get it

Oh, the vapors!

ACLU Com­plains: Trump Said ‘Amer­ica’ More Than 80 Times in His Speech; It’s ‘Exclusionary.’

Really. This is a thing the AMER­I­CAN Civil Lib­er­ties Union is com­plain­ing hap­pened dur­ing a speech about America.

Tonight, Pres­i­dent Trump said the word ‘Amer­ica’ more than 80 times in his speech. Yet, after a divi­sive first year, we hear and feel how exclu­sion­ary that ‘Amer­ica’ is, with poli­cies that have harmed so many vul­ner­a­ble Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ties. The ACLU stands ready to pro­tect these com­mu­ni­ties, both in the courts and at the polls.

Maybe they should replace the A in ACLU with a dif­fer­ent A-​word.

Ever notice how the peo­ple claim to be offended by “Amer­ica” or chants of “USA” never won­der why peo­ple want to stay here?


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That more than anything else is why the Democrats in the audience are so upset. Or to put it another way, when even CBS starts tweeting stuff about this.

Finally a thought on CNN we are already hearing as of 10:33 about Russia interfering in the midterms apparently this is the planned talking point when they fail to take the house

Update: 90 minutes of optimism from Donald Trump. Now pessimism pessimism pessimism from Joe Kennedy boy that’s going to sell real well in election 2018. Only a Massachusetts audience could be clapping for it.

Update 2: Don Surber gets it

In the many, many guest mentions, Trump allowed the American people to tell Congress what the State of the Union is.

He was compassionate, on-target, and articulate.

People keep saying Trump needs to act presidential.

Tonight he was.

Update 3: Powerline gets it.

Equally dismal was when almost all the Democrats refused to stand in response to Trump’s statement that we should all rise for the National Anthem. Here, and repeatedly through the evening, the Democrats were playing to a very small audience. Their audience probably got even smaller when they were seen fiddling with their cell phones.

Immigration was naturally a significant topic. Trump began, shrewdly, by emphasizing security and the vicious MS-13 gang, which largely hushed the illegal immigrants who had been invited into the chamber by Democrats. Perhaps the speech’s most controversial moment was when Trump said that his compromise immigration proposal includes eventual citizenship–not just legalization–for nearly two million illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors.

Troubling as that may be for many conservatives, the sight of Cory Booker and other Democrats sitting stone-faced when the president said we need a merit-based immigration system was a forceful reminder of how bad the alternative to the Trump administration is.

On foreign policy, President Trump was appropriately strong. Throughout the speech, he talked about guests who were heroic in various ways. This has become a tradition, but I don’t think I have seen it done more effectively than Trump did it tonight. The final guest was a North Korean escapee who waved his crutches to the cheering crowd. I think even the Democrats may have been on their feet for that one.

All in all, it was a terrific night for the good guys. Trump’s performance tonight was a reminder that his predecessor was not a very good public speaker. He never succeeded in stirring an audience as Trump did tonight. The Democrats can only hope that not a lot of swing voters were watching.

Update 4: There is no Update four!

Update 5: Comfortably smug gets it

Update 6: Chuck Todd doesn’t get it. “It’s hard to judge these speeches because we know it’s not him.” He’s actually arguing right now at 11:16 PM that he didn’t sound authentically Trump

Update 7: Now Andrea Mitchel is making the “Russia interfering in election 2018” We are now in the official meme of the Democrat to explain their defeat.

Update 8: The reason why the left is so upset via @CBSNEWS and @yougov

Democrats on twitter hardest hit

Update 9: Now you know why Democrats are crying: Russia Russia Russia!

and the Obama contrast via the daily caller and Drudge

A review of the president’s prepared remarks by The Daily Caller reveals he used the word “we” more than four times as many times as he said the word “I.”

President Trump used the word “I” 29 times in his speech, while using “we” 129 times. Another communal word used often by the president: “our,” which he used 104 times.

Update 10: Joy Reid doesn’t get it

Rick Santorum does “He was talking to the common man and…used examples and real people”. Notes that people watching will see that he’s not what the left has portrayed him for a year

Update 11: Hitting the sack but lets give the last words to John Sexton at Hotair who contrasts the Trump speech with the Kennedy response:

As for the speech itself, I heard someone on TV describe it as “dark” and that was my impression too. Kennedy’s vision of American bordered on dystopian at times. Where Trump was optimistic about our economy and our future as a nation, Kennedy seemed to deliver a message to a resistance that sees mostly cause for concern in America. I found it off-putting, but then I wasn’t the target audience. I’m sure this went over great with some Democrats.

And that’s the real secret here, Kennedy, MSNBC and Bernie Sanders were all speaking to their niche audiences. Like the opening speech of his campaign Trump wasn’t talking to the pundits or hoping for their approval he was talking to the public in general who understand exactly what he is saying. That’s why he’ll win.

Update 12 (the morning after)

Stacy McCain gets it:

Americans are dreamers, but Democrats were having their worst nightmare. Nancy Pelosi spent the night glum-faced, evidently fidgeting with her dentures, and one Democrat, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, walked out of the speech when Republicans began chanting, “USA! USA! USA!”

and he links to this tweet of a poll showing that while CNN doesn’t get it the people they polled did

and at PJ media Liz gets it as well: (emphasis mine)

My hot take: I thought the speech was very positive and “pro-America.” The President’s guests at the speech were a great way to tell the story he wanted to tell. The Democrats looked like sour pusses and bitchy babies but that’s no surprise since their political position is to sell misery and discord. Naturally, they revile the positive messages about America coming from the President. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), delivered the official response and was inexplicably put in front of a car which is a bad look for a Kennedy. Putting a rich white liberal from New England top respond to the SOTU is a funny way to win back the working class Americans that ditched the Dems in 2016, but whatever. The audience noticed he was slobbering or had abused his chapstick to the point of distraction. His response was dark and morose.

On the bright side for the left as a twitter wag noted yesterday a Kennedy was put in front of car and everyone made it out alive.

Update 13: Not surprisingly the ACLU doesn’t get it

Oh, the vapors!

ACLU Complains: Trump Said ‘America’ More Than 80 Times in His Speech; It’s ‘Exclusionary.’

Really. This is a thing the AMERICAN Civil Liberties Union is complaining happened during a speech about America.

Tonight, President Trump said the word ‘America’ more than 80 times in his speech. Yet, after a divisive first year, we hear and feel how exclusionary that ‘America’ is, with policies that have harmed so many vulnerable American communities. The ACLU stands ready to protect these communities, both in the courts and at the polls.

Maybe they should replace the A in ACLU with a different A-word.

Ever notice how the people claim to be offended by “America” or chants of “USA”  never wonder why people want to stay here?


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