Wednesday, January 31, 2018
President Trump's First State of the Union Speech is the True Successor to President Reagan
If the Democrats are expecting a wave election in which they sweep the House and Senate, then they did nothing to advance that vision last night. President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address. The Democrats sat frozen in their seats throughout the 81-minute oration, looking like they were sucking a prune. Their strategy this past year is to vilify the President to gin up their base to reject the President in November. Their base is energized. “Trump” is a four letter word to the Democratic Never Trumpers. The Democrats are salivating; the future is theirs. Or not! They do not understand the Trump phenomenon. They never understood the Reagan phenomenon. California Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown thought the former actor would be a patsy in Pat Brown’s reelection. Governor Brown never had a chance. President Carter and the Democrats thought the former California Governor would be a sitting duck Reagan won in a landslide bringing a Republican Senate in with him. The Democrats and the media all thought Trump would be toast in the 2016 election. It was to be a Democratic landslide, led by Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump and the Republicans won big. President Trump has four major themes that appeal to the American people: church, family, military, and police. The coastal elites don’t understand these fundamental American values. The Democrats’ problem is that they have forsaken the American people in the Heartland of America. Hillary Clinton called then “Deplorables.” The Midwest to the coastal elites became Flyover Country with Chicago being an oasis. They ignored the warning signs of the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections. They don’t understand the patriotism and optimism of the American people. President Reagan was an optimist and cheerleader for the Americans. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the son of privilege, was an optimist and cheerleader for America. President Trump, the son of privilege, is an optimist and cheerleader for the Americans. The American people saw that in 2016. Nothing the Democrats threw at Donald Trump stuck. They called President Reagan the “Teflon President.” So too with President Trump. The fact-checkers should check out. President Trump is the successor to President Reagan with the State of the Union Address. President Reagan was, to the best of my memory, the first President to highlight ordinary Americans in the SOTU. President Trump’s speech is a classic. He showcased Ji Seong-Ho, the North Korean refugee with his crutches, and the parents of Otto Warmbier, who was brutalized by North Korea. The President the Capitol Police and Alexandria Police who saved the Congressional Republicans attacked by a Mernie Sanders supporter at a baseball field. He presented the heroic Staff Sergeant Justin Peck, Coast Guard helicopter pilot Ashlee Leppert, who saved over 40 lives in 18 hours of Hurricane Harvey’s fury, and the couple that adopted a child. He presented the Ohio family that can expand their business because of the Trump tax cuts, and the list goes on. The piece de resistance was Preston Sharp, the 12-year old boy from Redlands, California who placed American flags on Veterans Day on the veterans’ graves. The Democrats looked like frozen unpatriotic Grinches as they remained seated. The Republicans started yelling: “USA! USA! USA!” while the Democrats sat in place, except for Representative Luis Gutierrez, who stormed out in a huff. Videos of the sitting democrats will be shown during the election season. The President mentioned the lowest recorded African American employment rate in history. The Democratic African American members of Congress sat with pain painted on their faces. They knew President Trump struck a chord with their constituency. The Democrats stayed quiet as President Trump quoted the motto “In God We Trust.” The Democrats are obsessed with President Trump’s low polling numbers. The ignore the reality that the President’s approval numbers exceed those of Congress and the media combined. President Trump reminded Americans that he had unleashed the military to defeat ISIS. The new Rules of Engagement are simply defeat the enemy. He said that Guantanamo will not only remain open, but will accept new captured terrorists. He embraced a path to citizenship for 1.8million Dreamers, but coupled it with border security and the end of chain migration. The Democrats sat on their hands as he painted them into a political corner. Family God Military Police He coupled “Americans love their country” with they “deserve a country that shows them the same love and loyalty in return.” Not a peep from the Democrats. “There has never been a better time to start living the American dream” unless you suffer from the Trump Derangement Syndrome.