Hmm?If the media reported of a Martian attack, some people would
believe it.That's how crazy for some folks believing Putin
caused Hillary to lose.
Hey Utah Blue Devil –RE: “But I am asking that we do the
right thing for the country... even if that means working side by side with
someone you don't agree with.”Putin worked to put Trump
in office, because he sought to advance the power of Russia at the EXPENSE of
the United States. Our goal should be to limit the DAMAGE the alliance of
Trump, the Russians, and the Republicans can do to this nation.Hey
Rockarolla –“ . . . he has offered more hope than the
last 4 presidents have done combined!!!”Cheats, thieves, con
artists, and frauds offer hope to the hopelessly undiscerning. Have you ever
wondered why Utah leads the nation in affinity fraud?Hey Scrappy Do
–RE: “Great Speech.”Well yes . . . For
Trump, but not for anyone else. You have to grade on a curve to call it a
“Great Speech.”It was still filled with untruths, lies,
mistakes, misstatements, exaggerations, whatever you want to call them. And any
one of those claims, if uttered by Obama, would have dogged him through the AM
airwaves forever. But for Trump, yes it was a “Great Speech.”
Trump didn't cause the twenty trillion dollar debt, the large number of
folks on government assistance, the horrific healthcare situation, or dishonest
media.Crazy, but some folks would destroy our country, just to see
Trump fail.Give Mr Trump the chance, and he will restore prosperity.
@ VermonterThank you for answering to my question. I sincerely
appreciate it.You wrote: " These Rust Belt union families
have voted Democrat since the days of FDR. But, they realized that the
Democratic Party of 2016 no longer has their backs, and decided to go rogue with
Trump. The Republican Party is now merely exercising political
pragmatism."I partially agree with you. I think the Democratic
Party should have demonstrated more support and have been much more aggressive
in protecting workers . Going rogue on Trump I think is the under statement of
the year. I think Mr. Trump doesn't follow a specific ideology. Therefore,
he is unpredictable. In addition his emotional temperament is a liability to
all.About the Republicans and Political Pragmatism. I think you are too
polite,The Republican party received an unexpected gift on November 8. I hope
that now they are able to show the political and administrative responsibility
that they didn't display with President Obama.
@Baccus.As a conservative, I generally like the Trump agenda. However,
the pro-tariff stuff concerns me. Why are Republican leaders getting behind
Trump on this? Well, for one, he is their president. But, much more
importantly, most states in the Rust Belt are now governed by Republican
Governors and Republican legislatures. Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin put
Trump in the White House due to his promise to protect their jobs and bring back
their jobs. These Rust Belt union families have voted Democrat since the days
of FDR. But, they realized that the Democratic Party of 2016 no longer has
their backs, and decided to go rogue with Trump. The Republican Party is now
merely exercising political pragmatism.I am dubious of the
pro-tariff movement. But, as long as it is only used on a targeted and surgical
basis, it might be good for the US and world economy. However, Republicans and
economists and those Rust Belt union families might be wise to remember that the
Smoot-Hawley Tariffs were a major contributor to the Great Depression of the
Openness and honesty? LOL. Do you think Obama and the Democrats were open and
honest the last eight years? I would trust Trump over Pelosi, Schumer and the
rest of the hysterical liberals and socialists who lied constantly the last
decade and encouraged people to be ashamed and apologetic of America.
@at long last. . . - Kirksville , MOMarch 1, 2017 11:02 a.m.LDS Liberal's declaration that he will never work with Trump is an
example of what can be expected from the Dems. They are not interested in what
might be good for the country - just what benefits the Dems party.========= 1. You forgot the entire Republican Party of the last 8
years - including a Government Shutdown and 1 entire year without a Supreme
Court Justice. 2. I am not a Democrat. I voted for Republicans the
last 2 elections [ just not Trump].3. I will support ONLY
those who are defending the Constitution -- anyone attacking or trampling it is
to be considered the enemy, per the Constitution.
Great speech!! Great leader!!! Finally!!!
Fix Problems? Well that depends on who you ask. For Conservatives
and Libertarians:*cut taxes to create jobs in America*create tariff
to stop overseas gouging and incent companies to build in America*build a
wall to control illegal immigration*rebuilt our depleted military so we
can once again be a deterant to the bad guys*repeal and replace
Obamacare*remove job killing regulations*removed energy killing
regulations*remove PC bathroom laws*halt the attack against
Christians*reestablish our Israel friendship*Kill ISIS *obey
the law -- remove all federal dollars from sancutary cities*appoint
conservative justices to the SC. For the far left:return to
Obama's agenda (the one the people rejected Nov 7)
About the delivery of the speech. It was a mediocre delivery but a great
improvement for Mr. Trump. Of course, as a good salesman he saw the emotion of
the widow and exploited it to the max, tacky!Substance of the
speech:A series of generalizations with no much substance. Few specifics.
He wants to spend more money in defense, even though we spend more money in
defense than the next 12 larger countries combined. Paranoia perhaps, or simply
a way to enrich our friends?I am somewhat confused with my
Republican political leaders. The Republicans are the party of free commerce and
international trade. They were the force behind President Clinton to pass NAFTA.
Republicans in Congress were the ones who were behind the Trans-Pacific Trade
Agreement. Now they are supporting the most protectionist POTUS in modern
history. I would sincerely appreciate an explanation.Well, the
speech was vague and nothing more than smoke and mirrors but more positive than
his inaugural address. I guess, we have to wait and see.
LDS Liberal's declaration that he will never work with Trump is an example
of what can be expected from the Dems. They are not interested in what might
be good for the country - just what benefits the Dems party. Time for the Reps
to ram through everything they can, because there will be no cooperation for
anything. Democrats are only ideologues (like LDS liberal), and not really
interested in any compromise, so forget attempting to work with them. It
Block, disrupt, protest and sabotage anything without regard to merit in the
name of partisan politics. We a new party of No.
@JBsBashear didn't "retire;" he was unable to run again for
gov in 2015 due to term limits. A GOP is the Kentucky governor.As
for age, I thought the dems were the party of the young. It is your selling
point, not mine. I'm fine with Trump's age. Thanks for your concern.
Yes sir honorable Esquire"Where was the call to work together
from 2009 to 2017?"That's right Obama said republicans can
go to the back of the bus, when they bring a knife we bring a gun. We need to
punish the opposition. And many other comments about not working together. Why
was it Obama didn't call for working together? Because he did not want to
work together. Thank you for pointing out the major difference between the two.
How many times in the past have we heard obvious lies coming from this man?Is it unreasonable to be very wary of anything he said last night?We still need a complete and independent investigation of ties to Russia
and China. We need to shine light on his many business dealings and potential
conflicts of interest.We need openness and honesty in our
presidency.Only time will tell if we have it.
@yuge opportunityThe former governor from Kentuvky is retired snd
Trump is just beginning. Do you remember that Trump is 70? I believe he's
the oldest president elected so far. Sounds to me like your argument is faulty.
Where was the call to work together from 2009 to 2017? Hypocritical, would you
Sounded like another campaign speech, short on details, big on self
aggrandizement.Wish they could put a dollar sign next to each one of
his pipe dreams, he kept saying lower, lower, lower, but someone has to pay for
his expensive plan?
@Utah Blue Devil.I largely agree with your post regarding immigration.
Trump will "build the wall." Symbolically, his supporter
will love it. Symbolically, Democrats and Mexicans will hate it. But, in
reality it will simply be reinforcing the border and controlling and securing
it. It's all relative, though. It will not be 100% secure. But, it will
be a lot better than what we have now.Trump is also about detaining
and deporting (if possible) undocumented felons. I'm not sure who can
reasonably disagree with this general policy.Lastly, Trump wants to
grant legal status to the remaining undocumented among us. Call it amnesty if
you want. But, this will not and should not be citizenship. The vast majority
of undocumented aren't asking for citizenship anyway. They just "want
a better life"--which really means permanent resident status in the US.If Republicans and Democrats don't get immigration reform done, the
American voter will decide who is to blame in 2018. Don't think most
Americans will blame Trump. Trump has laid out the blueprint. And it seems
pretty reasonable to most Americans.
By and large, and almost strangely, trump managed to avoid celebrating his
favourite part of Festivus, which is the airing of the grievances. He did manage
to sneak in a few references to his favourite person, himself, a bit too often.
As for whether he is now a real president and leader of us all with a
vision that will improve America somehow (it's already great), I reserve
judgement. I remember the last 40 days. And the year and a half preceding that.
He's still on about the wall. He's still trying to tell us the retired
are to be counted as unemployed. He's got a lot to make up for.
@FullypresnetYou wrote: "Bevy of speech writers..."Dish, my friend. Who were they?I was curios about the topic myself
and all I could find was that NPR thought it was Steve Miller.So,
please enlighten the rest of us. And we'd like to know your source as
well.Or were you just making it up as you went along? That's
how fake news gets started, you know.
I do hope you stayed tuned in for the democratic response. Steve Bashear is 72
years old (what is it with the geriatric leaders of the democrats?) who
doesn't even hold office. He WAS governor of Kentucky.FYI,
Kentucky voted for Trump 62% vs Hillary's 33%.The backdrop was
a diner in Kentucky, "400 miles away from Washington." Not a hijab in
sight, or even a person of color in Bashear's audience. Just a group of
rednecks sitting at red Formica tables.I couldn't help thinking
of Carville's remarks about dragging a hundred dollar bill through a
trailer park.Bashear sort of reminded me of Jimmy Carter as he gave
a folksy plea to keep Obamacare and just tweak it a bit.The optic
take-away was that the democrats still love old whit males in fly-over land,
even though they own guns and go to church on Sunday.Will voters buy
this snow job?
I continue to hear, "There's a great deal to be fearful about.
"'Others' are scary."I resent being manipulated by
fear. R's and D's both do it, but I lean liberal so I'm
particularly turned off by the "solutions" conservatives tend to prefer
to allay their fears. "Lock us up behind high walls heavily defended by
overwhelming power and THEN we'll feel safe," they seem to say. Ugh.
Like death to human ingenuity, creativity, and all things that separate us from
our tribal ancestors.Would it be okay to not dome the whole thing so
we can at least see the sky?
Demos still haven't figured out why they lost both houses of congress, the
white house and a phletora of governorships! 10 democrat senators are up for
re-election from states that Trump won! I bet they are really, really nervous!
Trump handed the Democrats another defeat last night and they know it! God bless
President Trump! God bless the United States of America!
Trump declares it's 'time to join forces' to fix US problems==== Ironic, coming from the greatest
I have huge issues with statements like "never Trump". There are times when you need to work with people you don't like,
don't trust, wouldn't let date your sister, in order to do a greater
good. Many times through out history, we as a nation have locked arms with even
dictators, to promote a greater good. We didn't need to like Stalin to see
partnering with Russia was the only way to stop the Nazi onslaught. There are times when you have to acknowledge when doing the right thing means
you work with people you don't approve of. It is not an endorsement of
that person. Nor is it a validation of their values. But for example coming
together to find the right compromise to fix the issues we have with health care
delivery in this nation is worth at least coming to the table with Trump.Not asking you to like him. I don't. But I am asking that we do
the right thing for the country... even if that means working side by side with
someone you don't agree with.
Putin could not have done a better job.
That went better than expected. I still am very wary of having an
out-of-touch millionaire as a president. Saying "who knew health care could
be so complicated" shows that he has never once had to worry about being
able to afford his insurance deductibles, rocketing premiums or watch your
yearly annual increase evaporate into health cares rising prices. HE HAS NO
IDEA.Whatever the health care plan is in the future, the congress
and the Senate should have to buy into it. They need some skin in the game to
take it seriously.
@Rockarolla"I think that anyone who saw President Trumps speech
tonight and didn't agree with what he was saying must be very out of touch
with what's wrong in this country. In a speech just about a month or so
after he took office he has offered more hope than the last 4 presidents have
done combined!!! "Offered more hope? His approval rating is
around 50-50 at best (it's a bit below that in the RCP average), compared
to Obama who was at 60-30 a month into his presidency and ended his presidency
with a +15 net approval rating (it turns out seeing what was coming in made
people fonder of what they had).
Look for members of the Democratic Party to join forces with the re-Publican
Reality Show Host exactly the same way re-Publicans joined forces with President
Obama.C'est la vie.
It was a good speech and in particular his recognition of the fallen Navy Seal.
I liked that Trump made a reference to the Bible. You never would have heard
that from Pelosi and the Dems, who were just sizzling. They just can't deal
with the fact they are out of power after eight years. Regardless of how you
feel about Trump it is a relief the politically correct left wingers are finally
on the sidelines.
This will be difficult, since Trump must work with those who caused the
problems.A twenty trillion dollar debt didn't happen by
accident! It was caused.
A lot to fit in between all that golf and tweeting.
The country does need to come together. The Republican Party is supposed to be
the party of fiscal responsibility.With all that was promised in his speech it
is difficult to see how that is the case. Trump also needs to do his part by
cutting down on the costs of protecting his family at their multitude of
residences and unending travel. He is a billionaire and they are millionaires.
Talk of draining the swamp sounds great. But, he is filling it with more
billionaires. How is that draining the swamp?
Bevy of speech writers did a great job. Most presidential he has acted since he
started his campaign for office. But, nowhere in his speech did he say how he
was going to pay for all the things he promised. Massive corporate tax cuts and
big tax cuts for the middle class will be paid for how? Giving the military
another 54 billion on top of the FY 2017 budget of $582.7 billion they already
have. How is that going to be paid for? Massive infrastructure rebuilding. How
is that going to be paid for? Obamacare a disaster as Hatch too continues to say
as well is to prepare people for a health care plan that will likely be worse.
Where has Hatch been the past 7 yr. Republicans were complaining about
Obamacare? Where was their replacement plan? Had 7 yrs. to come up with one. 37%
cut to the State Dept. who leads the country and advises the president on
foreign policy issues, negotiates treaties and agreements, represents the United
States at the U.N. and many other critical responsibilities. Even many military
generals do not believe that is a good idea just to feed the war military
economy we have created the past 15 yrs. Pres. Dwight Eisenhower warned the
nation about after WWII.
If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, then you
have heard of the 13 Articles of Faith that guide the church and its members.
Well, #12 states: "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers,
and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." It does NOT
say "we believe in being subject to presidents, but only if we like
them."Sometimes, we say we believe and trust in God, but then
act like we have lost our faith. Donald Trump and his appointees will be held
accountable for what they do, AND SO WILL WE! We all pledge allegiance, but
then some have forgotten that a house divided against its self cannot stand.
And if our "house" (government) falls, we all go down together. We can
point fingers all we want, but what does that accomplish? What we need is
people willing to "Put your (our) shoulders to the wheel" in worthy
endeavors. We may not agree on every thing, people seldom do, but we can find
ways to help. Just get involved.
Trump declares it's 'time to join forces' to fix US problems======= NEVER Trump...I will not join forces
with an Anti-Christ who trashes the Constitution of the United States...
Better speech than I thought he would give. I didn't agree with some of it,
and how all of his proposals only heaven knows, because Trump doesn't.As for the widow of Navy Seal Ryan, it was a wonderful moment. Bless her
and her family.I hope this speech signals a change toward more
decorum by our presidents (Trump AND Bannon) but I predict that Twitter will win
out soon enough and we'll be back to same old same old.
George Wasington couldnt inspire Al Frankin and Nancy Pelosi....so who cares
what theses shallow socialists think. Small minds can never escape their
predictable pc talking points. We can do this without them ...or in spite of
them better said. Here is a question..what is Al and Nancys solutions? Anyone?
Norhing. Exactly why democrats keep losing.
I think that anyone who saw President Trumps speech tonight and didn't
agree with what he was saying must be very out of touch with what's wrong
in this country. In a speech just about a month or so after he took office he
has offered more hope than the last 4 presidents have done combined!!! To GaryO
in Virginia, I'm wondering if you listened at all to the speech. It's
guys like you who really don't care what this President says, you just
don't like him.Tonight President Trump made President Obama
look like an amateur. I'm glad he toned down the name calling as well but
he was right on the mark when he pointed out what a disaster Obama Care is and
how the Obama administration is responsible for more debt to our country than
all of the past presidents combined. Sure it wasn't all Obamas fault, but
he and his democratic cronies did nothing to stop it. Obama let it grow to 22
trillion and that is criminal.Trump hit the nail on the head tonight and I
hope he gets his programs in place so that we can grow as a nation.
GaryO:"Don't be fooled by Trump's ridiculous
platitudes".Don't worry, Gary. Trump's platitudes and
showmanship won't fool us anymore than Obama's did. We'll watch
with measured optimism, like we did with Obama where we watched and
waited...watched and waited some more, as our measured optimism became righteous
pessimism. In Obama we finally had a president who could unite and strengthen us
across racial, cultural, and ethnic lines. Instead he embraced division and
introduced more vitriol and hatred across those lines. What a shame.You liberals still haven't figured out why Trump won have you? I'm
not a registered Republican, and I didn't vote for Trump. But the American
People were tired of the lies and corruption of career politicians and the
Washington machine that cared more for its infrastructure and job security than
that of the American people. HRC represented that machine and corruption, and
she lost because of it. It's time to get over it, and have some measured
optimism...because the alternative isn't what America wants or needs.
Hey, one truth out of five isn't all that bad. He will eventually get
better with proper training........right?
Hey Tolstoy - RE: " overall a much more presedential and
dignified speech then he has ever given. Well done." The way he
exploited the grieving widow of the slain Navy Seal was VINTAGE Trump.I knew Trump would show his true colors.First Trump sends the
Seals out on an ill-conceived mission that ends in dismal failure ("It was a
highly successful raid." - Donald Trump), and then he saw fit to exploit the
grieving widow to aggrandize himself.That's our illegitimate
President folks.It's no wonder our greatest geopolitical foe
wants Trump and the Republicans in power here.Their cumulative
"successes" could well make Russia a dominant world power again, at
America's expense of course.
"Trump sent unexpectedly mixed messages on immigration, one of his signature
campaign issues."There are many things I don't like about
Trump, but one thing I do appreciate is Trump sheds conventional partisan
thinking that changing your opinion, or modifying your stance on an issue, is a
bad thing. The fact the Trump is not proposing a path to citizenship, but to
legal status for millions of immigrants that currently work here in the states
is a great example of this. There will not be 11 million immigrants loaded up
on buses and shipped out. Now this will probably drive his hard
core right wing supporters made, but that is fine. They have no other options
but to support him regardless of his shifts, like this on immigration, and on
"locking Hillary up". While Trump may be one of America's most
illiterate Presidents ever, he is showing he can also bring some of the
pragmatism that made him success in some of his business to his job in the White
House.I hope Trump surprises me and many others as he seeks
pragmatic solutions to healthcare and immigration.
Strongly disagree with many of his policies but overall a much more presedential
and dignified speech then he has ever given. Well done.
Great speech Great ideas.. If only the bumbling republicans in congress
can get their act together and produce .... They probably don't realize
that if they don't get it done it will be on them, not Trump... And they
will pay dearly
"But Trump's Tuesday night address was unlikely to offer anxious
lawmakers specific guidelines for tackling the complicated legislative
priorities that have divided his own Republican Party."Of course
not! Trump knows nothing of the specifics. He's a big idea guy. The frauds
he perpetrates have never required any knowledge, on his part, of specifics.Trump is all about sweeping generalizations. He can't grasp the
details."Nobody knew health care could be complicated." -
Donald TrumpObviously Congressional Republicans didn't know.They've never tried to build anything of value. Their specialty is
destroying. Their skill sets are more suitable for vandalizing our
government.The same is true for many of Trump's advisers.
Steve Bannon focuses on "the deconstruction of the administrative
state." "Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that's
my goal too." - Steve BannonWe can expect our nation, our
government, and the Constitution to be continually attacked. But we cannot
reasonably expect anything good to come from this administration.Don't be fooled by Trump's ridiculous platitudes.
Words are easy. Reading from a teleprompter is easy. I'm looking for
substance and action to back up the words. Without those, we've just got
more of the same--tweeting and bloviating. I'm still hoping he can pull
this off and that he lays my fears about him to rest, but I just don't see
him sustaining any positive change in himself.
He's supposed to be trying to be 'uplifting and unifying' in this
speech, instead of his usual dystopian, angry and dark. It's going to
be interesting to see if he can paste that smile on.