Ed Morrissey on the Missing SOTU Earth Shattering Kaboom! or Why Trump Won SOTU Night

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Ed Morrissey on the Missing SOTU Earth Shattering Kaboom! or Why Trump Won SOTU Night

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George Wash­ing­ton McLin­tock: Now Kather­ine, are you going to believe what you see, or what I tell you?

McLin­tock! 1963

Last night in a post with 14 updates I went over com­ments con­cern­ing the President’s SOTU speech. There was a lot of fun in some of them but if you really want to under­stand why Pres­i­dent Trump won the night yes­ter­day, you don’t have to look at CNN down­play­ing their own polls, or Rob Reiner’s and Hollywood’s insults of Luis Gutier­rez flee­ing at chants of USA, all you have to do is read the final para­graph of Ed Morrissey’s piece at This Week:

To some extent, at sig­nif­i­cant events like this, Trump suc­ceeds by not fail­ing. His well-​earned rep­u­ta­tion as a rhetor­i­cal loose can­non sets expec­ta­tions lower than usual, but that belies his prepa­ra­tion for major tra­di­tional speeches. It hap­pened in Davos last week and again last night. Con­gress may not want to admit it, but Trump out­played them, just as he man­aged to do with the shut­down a lit­tle over a week earlier.

The Amer­i­can pub­lic has been told for over a year that the Trump pres­i­dency meant bod­ies in the streets, eco­nomic chaos, incom­pe­tence at the high­est level and the 2nd com­ing of the 3rd Reich. Instead they got a pres­i­dent and half of Democ­rats who watched liked what they saw.

I can’t wait for the midterms.

Image Shealah Craighead Feb 2017

George Washington McLintock: Now Katherine, are you going to believe what you see, or what I tell you?

McLintock! 1963

Last night in a post with 14 updates I went over comments concerning the President’s SOTU speech.  There was a lot of fun in some of them but if you really want to understand why President Trump won the night yesterday, you don’t have to look at CNN downplaying their own polls, or Rob Reiner’s and Hollywood’s insults of Luis Gutierrez fleeing at chants of USA, all you have to do is read the final paragraph of Ed Morrissey’s piece at This Week:

To some extent, at significant events like this, Trump succeeds by not failing. His well-earned reputation as a rhetorical loose cannon sets expectations lower than usual, but that belies his preparation for major traditional speeches. It happened in Davos last week and again last night. Congress may not want to admit it, but Trump outplayed them, just as he managed to do with the shutdown a little over a week earlier.

The American public has been told for over a year that the Trump presidency meant bodies in the streets, economic chaos, incompetence at the highest level and the 2nd coming of the 3rd Reich. Instead they got a president and half of Democrats who watched liked what they saw.

I can’t wait for the midterms.