I watched Trump’s State of the Union address, and although I dislike him, I did like his speech. While it sounded more like a campaign speech, it was a good one.
I was impressed with the various people Trump introduced and I especially liked the birthday serenade given to the Holocaust survivor. I also appreciated his condemnation of anti-Semitism.
Of course, the Republicans jumped out of their seats after almost every sentence while the Democrats remained on their asses. There were times during the address when everyone should have stood up, and on those occasions the congresswomen dressed in white looked like they had to be pried out of their seats.
Trump rightly complained about the investigations that are intended to drive him out of office, but I think he would have been better served not to have mentioned them in his address. His complaint immediately whetted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s appetite to expand his investigation beyond Russia onto Trump’s finances.
How do others feel about his address? Well, it all depends on whether they like Trump or hate him.
If they like Trump, they will think that his address was the greatest speech since Mark Anthony addressed the Roman senate: “Friends, Americans and Republicans, lend me your ears. I come to bury Democrats, not to praise them. The evil that Democrats do lives after them.”
If they hate Trump, like senators Camel Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Pocahontas Warren and Bernie Sanders and those congresswomen dressed in white, they will think his address was way too long and full of horseshit.
Bob Walsh says
I come not to praises Democraps but to bury them. Has a certain ring to it, don’t you think?
Simple Simon says
You do remember what happened to Marc Anthony. Seems he had poor judgement with women and had troubles not falling on his sword.
Fat Albert says
I don’t care for Trump as a person. I like a lot of the things he’s done as President. It was a good speech. As for politicians like Warren, Harris, Gillibrand, Sanders, et. al., who cares? Trump could stand up, and recite the Declaration of Independence, or Green Eggs and Ham, it wouldn’t matter to them. They would still disagree and denounce him.
I’m enjoying Howie’s musings. Macro version: If you like Trump you loved his speech. If you hate Trump you hated his speech.
Howie version: He hates Trump but loved his speech.
As the 2016 election began, except for Kasich and McMullin I thought the entire gop field was cabinet level worthy. It took two weeks for me to see the field reduced to Cruz and Trump on immigration alone. I don’t consider myself a single issue voter but sovereignty and fiscal responsibility rank as my top two and I can usually stuff all the others into one of those so it makes it easy.
It was not hard to get behind Trump when he knocked Cruz out because I know Hillary is about as ethical as a scorpion riding a frog across a pond. She will do what scorpions do when given the chance.
I like that Trump has educated a lot of republican voters in the ways of uniparty lack of dynamics. Keep an eye McCornyn. He’s going to have a hard time propping up McConnell’s status quo agenda while campaigning in Texas.
Howie Katz says
DanMan, I agree with what you say about Hillary. That’s why I voted for Trump. But let’s get one thing straight! I do not hate Trump, not at all. But I don’t like the jerk. There’s a big difference between not liking someone and hating him.