Posted by DrJohn on 31 January, 2018 at 6:26 am. 31 comments already!



It was a great speech- especially if you measure it in terms of liberal discomfort. It was the most enjoyable SOTU speech I have heard in about ten years. It was patriotic. It was about America.

I liked it very much, but what left the biggest impression on me was the use of the words “we” and “they” instead of “I” and “me.” I wasn’t the only one to notice.

President Trump talked long on Tuesday night, “the third-longest State of the Union in the past 50 years, according to The New York Times. But he rarely talked about himself — unlike his predecessor.

President Obama’s first State of the Union speech in 2010 featured the president saying some version of “I” or “me” nearly 100 times. That was nearly four times more than Trump managed — 98 personal references to a mere 26.

For all the media have attacked Trump about his ego, it was Obama who earned regular criticism for being self-referential in his speeches. His first 41 speeches showed this tendency was off the charts — mentioning himself nearly 1,200 times – 1,198 to be exact.

It got so I could not stand to listen to obama. I’d almost forgotten what it was to hear a President not so excruciatingly self-absorbed.

democrats were beside themselves. They made faces:


At the sound of “USA” Luis Gutierrez fled the room:


Trump brought American hero after American hero to the SOTU

  • The parents of two young women, Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas, friends who were brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members.
  • The first blind, double-amputee to reenlist in the Marine Corps, Corporal (Ret.) Matthew Bradford, who had been injured by an IED explosion while serving in Iraq.
  • The founder of a non-profit rescue and recovery organization that has provided aid to thousands of people across the South victimized by floods and storms, including Hurricane, Jon Bridgers.
  • Fire prevention technician David Dahlberg who saved 62 children from a raging wildfire in Southern California.
  • Police Officer Ryan Holets, who has served six years on the force in Albuquerque, New Mexico, been shot twice and, along with his wife, adopted a baby from parent who suffered from opioid addiction.
  • Coast Guard Aviation Technician Ashlee Leppert who rescued dozens of Americans during last year’s devastating hurricane season.
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agen Celestino “CJ” Martinez, whose investigations have led to arrests of more than 100 MS-13 gang members who have been prosecuted for crimes, including homicide, assault, narcotics and weapons trafficking.
  • U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Justin Peck, who was directly responsible for saving Chief Petty Officer Stacy’s life after Stacy was severely injured during an explosion in Syria last year.
  • A veteran’s son, Preston Sharp, who has organized the placement of more than 40,000 flags and red carnations on soldiers’ graves, in honor of their service to the country.
  • The president and vice president of Staub Manufacturing Solutions, a contract manufacturing company, who gave increased bonuses to their employees, thanks to last year’s tax reform legislation.
  • A skilled welder, Corey Adams, who, with his wife, became first-time homeowners and invested extra money into their daughters’ education savings as a result of tax reform.

Democrats brought illegal aliens.

Trump reminded democrats that “Americans are dreamers too.”

Trump received many standing ovations, but not from democrats. These the things for which they would not stand:

1. The National Anthem 

Trump touted the patriotism of a young boy named Preston who planted flags for veterans.

“Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans. Preston’s reverence for those who have served our Nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.”

2. ‘In God We Trust’

“In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American life.  Our motto is ‘in God we trust.’”

3. Tax Cuts 

“And just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history.”

4. Record Low In Black Unemployment

“Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low.  African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.”

5. Veterans 

“And we are serving our brave veterans, including giving our veterans choice in their healthcare decisions.  Last year, the Congress passed, and I signed, the landmark VA Accountability Act.”

Perhaps worst of all, they booed the parents of the victims of MS13

Trump’s theme was so very different from obama’s not just in self-reference, but in content:

The theme of President Obama’s addresses usually hinged on the idea that for the poor and middle-class to succeed, government must grow and expand. This worldview stood ready to transform every difficulty into a public policy issue, and it led to Obama executing plans without Congress—via “pen and phone.” The predictability led me to sum up President Obama’s addresses in five wordsmore spending, dependency, and regulation.

Trump emphasized work and self-reliance.

After all the garbage about white privilege, the left brought out a poster boy for white privilege, and all he could do was drool.

Once again, democrats called Trump a racist for siding with Americans over illegals. So far left have they gone, they have no idea how far removed from America they are on this issue.

Voters across both party lines appear to be in agreement with President Donald Trump’s immigration priorities, a new Harvard-Harris Poll finds.

The poll, weighted to be broadly representative of the U.S. population, found that 65% of voters overall agreed with Trump’s position that any bill codifying Obama-era protections for illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children should be accompanied by funding for a wall, ending chain migration, and ending the diversity visa lottery program.

The individual elements of each of Trump’s demands remain broadly popular as well. On the most controversial subject of the border wall, 53 percent of respondents said they supported “building a combination of physical and electronic barriers across the US-Mexico border,” and 61 percent said current security along the US-Mexico border is inadequate.

79 percent of respondents said they believed “immigration priority for those coming to the U.S. should be based on a person’s ability to contribute to America as measured by their education and skills or based on a person having relatives in the US.” The statement is broadly representative of Trump’s bid to end chain migration via family ties and prioritize immigration policy that favors high skilled individuals.

75% of views approved of the speech.

Donald Trump had a great night. All in all, democrats had a very, very bad night.


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