Trump's address draws support from Utah delegates

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  • SWSfraser Las Vegas, NV
    Feb. 2, 2018 10:04 p.m.

    Listening to the St.of the Union speech with a desperate ear, without reviewing the substance of the speech or checking the facts, isn't wise. Trump lies every single day and attacks his "enemies" with vicious conspiracy theories. He expects loyalty from gov. employees when their loyalty is to the Constitution and the People of the United States. Referring to the Justice Department and military generals as "My Justice Dept." and "My generals" is alarming, but when he made the claim that he can do anything he wants, people should be alarmed. His speech, which he read slowly and out of breath, contained many erroneous claims. He often takes credit for other people's achievements and blames others for his own blunders. When he called for unity, he only meant that everyone should abandon their morals and integrity and support everything that he wants, no matter how harmful/dangerous. Many parts of the world are booming, they are innovators and building green. Trump thinks coal and oil are the future because he only cares about profit and not sustainability or ecology. America will be left behind, no longer the innovators. Tax cuts for the rich failed under Reagan, will fail again.

  • RedShirtHarvard Cambridge, MA
    Feb. 1, 2018 2:18 p.m.

    To "waikiki_dave" are you talking about Obama? You do realize that Obama enacted a tax cut even larger than what Trump signed. Obama's environmental policies had their roots in the 20th century. By signing the ACA Obama made health insurance and health care less affordable. Even those on government healthcare plans can't afford to use the "free" insurance. What policy is going to lead to Nuclear war, it was it the Obama policies that failed to stop North Korea from developing a nuclear weapon and his policies that failed to stop them from building a missile capable of hitting the US.

    What you state still does not explain why the Democrats showed contempt for Trump? If those are their reasons, then why did they applaud Obama for doing the very same things?

  • waikiki_dave Honolulu, HI
    Feb. 1, 2018 12:08 p.m.

    To Red Shirt Harvard: There is nothing wrong with showing ones contempt for the minority President, especially if you believe: his tax cuts are in reality only benefiting the richest of Americans; his environmental positions are a remnant of the 20th century; his dismanteling of the Affordable Care Act is leaving millions of Americans without viable health care; his foreign policy in Korea will likely get us into a nuclear conflict with the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands of people; on and on and on.

  • RedShirtHarvard Cambridge, MA
    Feb. 1, 2018 7:26 a.m.

    To "Happy Valley Heretic" actually all of the division came from the Democrats who showed their contempt for Trump.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 6:20 p.m.

    hardware said: "Sad that most posting on here are out of state plants, but that will always be in this day and age. President Trump, against all odds, delivered this country and put us on the track of economic recovery. "

    What is it with Trump supporters and reality? They constantly post how commenters are "plants?" They just can't accept, that as a trump fan they are in the minority. But they believe the most prolific liar to ever hold the office?

    Where have you been? America has been on the track to economic recovery and past it for several years, and at a far better rate than Trump has had.

    Also what has Donald delivered? Rhetoric and division, I'm still waiting to see his tax returns, as he promised he would do, however, Mueller will be the one to finally "deliver" and show us how in debt to Russia Trump really is.

  • goodnight-goodluck Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 5:47 p.m.

    Further evidence they are out of touch with the people of Utah!

  • hardware Erda, Ut
    Jan. 31, 2018 5:43 p.m.

    So proud to be an American. Sad that most posting on here are out of state plants, but that will always be in this day and age. President Trump, against all odds, delivered this country and put us on the track of economic recovery. Sadly the democrats choose not to celebrate because they still can't get over the loss of power and with America boldly supporting an outsider, their days may be numbered.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Jan. 31, 2018 4:33 p.m.

    @Jim Chee

    Wrong again. Coal is very beautiful to someone who might otherwise freeze to death.


  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 4:32 p.m.

    I'm afraid I heard a lot of thinly disguised alt conservative dog whistle messages in the speech. There were a few surprises in such things as advocating for Family Leave, but much of it was nothing more than slightly reworded versions of the hatefulness he's been spouting.

    There were a number of very questionable claims about employment number for Blacks and claims that he alone has boosted the stock markets.

    Only time will tell what happens next. It will be at least a couple of years before we will have any idea whether or not trump was just blowing more hot air or not. At least he managed to read all the speech Steve Miller wrote for him without tramping off into the tweet zone.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Jan. 31, 2018 3:11 p.m.


    "The economy has nothing to do with Trump".

    Right. And changes in our weather have nothing to do with "global warming" or "climate change".

    All I can say is "oh my, oh my".


  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 3:10 p.m.

    What Democrats didn't applaud for:

    - low black unemployment
    - bonuses for employees
    - 2.4 million jobs created
    - American flag
    - In God we Trust
    - National anthem
    - fully secured border
    - merit based immigration
    - Fighting opioid abuse
    - Jerusalem as capital of Israel
    Remember when realDonaldTrump stood on the RNC convention stage and told the GOP he'd show them how to win again? Tonight, he demonstrated just that. He's setting up the Republican Party for one of the biggest midterm landslides in history.

  • banliberals Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 3:02 p.m.

    @Joe Leaphorn - Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 31, 2018 12:48 p.m.
    CMO Beaver - Beaver, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 11:15 a.m.

    "Apparently the speech drew a 75% approval number in polls."

    Where? Was this an on-line Fox News poll for its listeners? was actually a CBS poll! You know the of those illegitimate main street media polls! Same kind of poll that had Hilary by 10 percentage points the night of the election? Fox Polls are usually conducted by Rasmussen, and he is usually pretty accurate compared to CNN CNBC CBS NBC Reuters AP!

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Jan. 31, 2018 2:29 p.m.

    btw - most of the world's economy was humming the past year and stock markets are up this year in Europe and Asia. We aren't even the fastest growing GDP.

    This economy has nothing to do with Trump.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Jan. 31, 2018 2:05 p.m.

    I've lived around Trump's empire for much of the last 20 years. He's well known around New York for thinking of himself first and last, and ripping people off. He cares about the working man only until he has to pay his contractors. One of the most greedy and selfish men around and a shameless snake oil salesman. He's playing us like a violin with all this talk about jobs and bringing back mining and manufacturing.

    Watch how much he's promoting his own family and businesses while he's in office.

    And he gets zero credit for an economy that was already getting better year on year for 8 years (since the last bubble caused by overzealous greed). You forget what a mess this country was in back in 2008-09. Pathetically awful.

    For Trump and his minions, this is a momentary delusional retro moment.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 1:40 p.m.

    @Joe Leaphorn it was a CBS poll not Fox.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 1:04 p.m.

    Justmythoughts - Provo, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 12:00 p.m.

    " . . . A family of 4 who makes $50,000.00 per year will pay $4000.00 less in taxes."

    Where are you getting these figures? Republicans say there will be big savings, but their numbers don't add up. What one hand giveth the other hand takes away. As far as can be determined from reading the corporate tax cut, some tax benefit comes in a few areas while other previous tax savings are removed. This is all theoretical and uses non-realistic examples to give tax savings explanations to those not involved in tax policy.

    Also, corporations currently enjoying record profits (part of the trend of the last five years) will only make more money with the tax cuts and carrying the stock market even higher. However, 84% of stock investment is held by the richest 10% of Americans. The vast majority of Americans do not hold stocks, so an improving stock market benefits only a small number of Americans over-all.

    Most of the tax savings will go to stock buy-backs, investor dividends, and executive bonuses. Many corporate leaders said at a meeting with White House officials said they would not be investing the money back into their companies.

  • Joe Leaphorn Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 31, 2018 12:48 p.m.

    CMO Beaver - Beaver, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 11:15 a.m.

    "Apparently the speech drew a 75% approval number in polls."

    Where? Was this an on-line Fox News poll for its listeners? It certainly was not some legitimate poll which takes more than a few minutes to gather. Perhaps we need a discussion on statistical polling and the procedure that pollsters following in conducting polls. Certainly, if you polled Republicans, you would find 75% approving of Donald Trump. However, citing such a number at this time only indicates how questionable it is.

    As for those writing in about how great the Republican corporate tax cuts are for middle class people, understand that many of these corporations were already getting huge profits which could have gone into employee pay increases and bonuses. However, these corporations chose not to reward their employees, but appear to have waited until they got even more money to give one-time bonuses while laying off thousands of workers.

    Let's give this a year and see how the predictions pan out. Talk about middle-class tax savings is only so much hot air. Tax season is beginning only now. Don't suggest massive savings until the numbers come in.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    Jan. 31, 2018 12:29 p.m.

    A big Nothing Burger.

    When Donald Trump talks about "beautiful, clean coal" it's time to turn to another channel. Coal is neither "beautiful" nor "clean". Although not as bad as his "carnage" inauguration speech, it offered nothing to those not already living in that alternate universe called Trump World.

    Noticeable that nothing was mentioned about Russia and federal plans to intercept and defeat Russian cyberattacks in the 2018 election. But then we already know that Trump doesn't want to cause friction with Vladimir Putin. So far Trump has his secret well-hidden and has made another payment to the Russians by not implementing the new sanctions the Congress placed on that nation for its interference in our 2016 election.

    Also, it was a surprise that Trump didn't give Devin Nunes (R, CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, a shout-out for the controversial Republican memo that the Trump White House may have provided in an attempt to discredit the FBI and Robert Mueller. Republicans have unified on this subterfuge to keep Trump in place and themselves in power.

    There is no question that Utah Republicans support Trump. Even Mia Love, in the end, will stand with him.

  • fatenews Lehi, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 12:02 p.m.

    Ok Trumpsters, I’d give you a pat on the back and the satisfaction from Trump’s “clap and spin” show. And for all that, like the evangelicals, I’d give the guy a mulligan. But then afterwards, hmmm ... maybe, a Mueller-gan?

  • Justmythoughts Provo, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 12:00 p.m.

    Reading the comments here make me laugh....the liberals who all claim that the tax bill only helps the rich and already wealthy. Walmart workers will be surprised to hear that they are in the wealthy category ( Walmart announced bonuses to all workers because of the bill), next month when payroll taxes change, everyone who receives a paycheck will have more money ( they must be rich and wealthy as well). A family of 4 who makes $50,000.00 per year will pay $4000.00 less in taxes. The liberals have nothing....just the same old tired class warfare. And to hear Mayor Buskupski claim that there is no such thing as clean coal technology is ridiculous. She needs to inform herself with some information and not get all of her environmental information from Al Gore. Come to So. Utah Mayor, and visit with the coal mines here, there have been great strides in coal technology. I know, you just want Bear Ears to be 3 million acres so you can hike there.

  • Holy-Schamoly-What Baloney Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 11:46 a.m.

    That loud sucking noise coming from Salt Lake City is the Legislature on scooping up the federal tax relief for their own coffers, dreams, and list of goodies. It would be nice if we didn't have to pay income tax on Social Security (we paid once already when we earned the money) to both Utah and Uncle Sam. No perceived tax law ever goes un-passed, especially in Utah.

  • eigerjoe Sandy, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 11:35 a.m.

    I haven't enjoyed "the day after" so much since Hilary folded like an old lawn chair. President Trump's speech was a grand slam home-run! The best part of last night's speech is how absolutely crazy it has made the Trump-haters. Their reactions and comments are price-less! Please keep them coming. I want more.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Jan. 31, 2018 11:29 a.m.

    Hey spankee, what happened to my "Middle-Class Tax Cut?" With the exact same income and exemptions as 2017 - my Federal tax withholding is now HIGHER under the new tax bill. I guess someone has to pay for those corporate tax cuts. Tag - I'm it.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 11:28 a.m.

    @illuminated, Well the ACLU did come out condemning the use of America in his speech. They said it was divisive.

    It is the state of the union speech, the union of "The United States of America."

  • CMO Beaver Beaver, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 11:15 a.m.

    Apparently the speech drew a 75% approval number in polls

    Of course it drew a 0% approval number at NBC, MSNBC and CNN... but there is no media bias

    Ha ha ha ha

  • Instereo Eureka, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 10:54 a.m.

    Of course, Trump's speech rings true with our Utah Culture. As a peace-loving people, we need a bigger military. With a 1.5 trillion dollar tax cut, it makes perfect sense to spend 1.5 trillion of money we haven't budgeted on infrastructure. I'm all for the infrastructure but.... Then, of course, as a family loving people, it's great to have people of merit immigrate instead of families. Also, why should we worry about a Russian investigation, or a prostitute's payoff, or late night tweets putting down our free press or anyone who disagrees with Pres. Trump so it's OK to ignore these topics.

  • kolob1 Sandy, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 10:53 a.m.

    @ Lou Montana: Democrats taking credit for President Trump's successes is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising!

    I thought that Trump already had the rising sun and the creation of man covered by his magnificence and his stable genius.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Jan. 31, 2018 10:29 a.m.

    Hey JSF -

    Re: "Pelosi's comments regarding the corporate bonuses being paid out to working men and women, There just crumbs. '

    They are just crumbs, compared to the the benefits that go to the already wealthy.

    The Republican Tax Scam is just that . . . A scam.

  • illuminated Kansas City, MO
    Jan. 31, 2018 10:27 a.m.

    Trump used the word, "America" over 80 times in his speech. I wonder if the LDS Church will issue a statement condemning Nationalism again today...

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Jan. 31, 2018 10:25 a.m.

    Our President is quite unique, isn't he?

    As with last year's January address to Congress, this year Trump once again saw fit to exploit the suffering of Americans for his own personal benefit.

    Last year it was a war widow, whose copious tears saturated Trump's speech, a situation obviously designed to transfer sympathy for the widow to the Trump administration.

    This year it was the parents of the late Otto Warmbier, the young man who came back from North Korea a walking vegetable . . . A gesture of disrespect from Kim Jong Un to Donald J Trump.

    The Warmbiers predictably cried of course, and Trump sucked up the nation's empathy like a parasite. All-Drama Trump Putin’s Chump habitually exploits the tragedies and sadness of Americans. Does the man have NO decency at all?

    And it doesn't really help him, does it? . . . At least not with discerning Americans,

    Regardless, 35 to 40 percent of undiscerning Americans will forever wax ecstatic over the perceived magnificence of that national disgrace in the White House.

    Republicans call it “exquisite presidential leadership.”

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 31, 2018 10:17 a.m.

    @ Lou Montana: Democrats taking credit for President Trump's successes is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising!

  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 10:05 a.m.

    Of course they give their support to the most narcissistic, lease qualified, and worst president ever elected. Not surprising at all.

    Party before country. Money before people. Self interest before duty. Its the new GOP mantra.

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 10:04 a.m.

    t702 claims: "In less than a year, Trump and his team executed their plan that yield lowest unemployment rate ever recorded among blacks and latinos yet not a single democrat applauded. "

    ...and what was that plan that they executed? I'm curious as to what they actually did that accomplished this, besides just existing. I mean if your claiming this then you should be able to point to exactly what they did? I'm calling your bluff, there was no plan.

    Trump's claims are seldom facts.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 10:03 a.m.

    Oh and then we look at the democrat response. Who did they pick, but a white privileged, rich white person with a family history of deception, sexual improprieties, and murders.

    Pelosi's comments regarding the corporate bonuses being paid out to working men and women, There just crumbs. Talk about a lack of reality. She might as well said let them eat cake.

    We have learned democrats are not for settling the illegal immigration problem, they are not interested in solving the unemployment issues of the black and Hispanic communities. If there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report, democrats will berate it and anyone other than them that had anything to do with it.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Jan. 31, 2018 9:59 a.m.

    Taking credit for other's hard work is an old GOP game.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 9:57 a.m.

    Utah leaders in step with the party...what is next?

    This morning the reviews say that the liar liar pants on fire alarms were ringing off the hook. And we expect nothing less from our elected leader. Great to feel okay about having low expectations, talk about not disappointing.

    New immigration program would prevent Mia Loves relatives from ever darkening our shore. By the way Mia did you ever get that apology from the LEADER?

    McDonalds hit with huge tax increases with the new financial program, however his billionaire buds get a free ride again at our expense. Harley Davidson an American Icon now closing factories and laying off people

    63% of Americans were against the new tax code then he gets up and brags about it. Only there to serve himself.

  • ronnie Sandy, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 9:50 a.m.

    I am sorry but making America great by making our billionaire class the wealthiest in the world and yet at the same time our bottom 40 percent is worse off than in most western countries, is wrong.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 31, 2018 9:44 a.m.

    CBS poll: 75% of Americans who tuned in to President Trump's State of the Union address approved of the speech he gave. Just a mere 25% disapproved.

    Question in poll: "How did President Trump's speech make you feel".
    Safer= 35%

    Another defeat for the Democrats! Did you see the reaction on the Demos faces in the gallery during the speech who sat on their hands during otherwise thunderous applause?

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 31, 2018 9:37 a.m.

    In less than a year, Trump and his team executed their plan that yield lowest unemployment rate ever recorded among blacks and latinos yet not a single democrat applauded. That tells you everything you need to know about the democrats

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 9:29 a.m.

    America and the whole world saw trump stick to the script last night. Sadly, that is what success looks like. He didn't try too hard to trash or insult anybody, or air too many of his own grievances. We're under no illusion that this situation will continue even through the day today.
    As for the exercise as a whole, trump found opportunity to find greatness in himself, and a few others.
    But what of it reported on the state of the union? What of the union as geography (except that we're happily tearing it apart for mythical 'clean' coal), or environment or people? What of the union as an amalgam of states? It seems there are a lot of things he could have addressed there. This soapbox for North Korean style standing ovations has lost its' purpose.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Jan. 31, 2018 9:05 a.m.


    Sorry, but President Trump does not have"shifty little eyes". And, it was Nancy Pelosi who was checking out fellow liberals and "taking names" (mentally) to ensure that she keeps them all in line.

    Also, Barack Obama did the exact same thing by "trotting out" various victims and those with success stories to share. Of course, guess it was perfectly OK for HIM to do that?


  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 31, 2018 8:38 a.m.

    America and the entire world saw real leadership last night! They saw and heard hope, vision, real patriotism and plans for a great future for all the people of America! President Trump rightfully honored our heroes and inspired love of our great country! President defined the best in America and it was wonderful! The nation and the world also saw anger, bitterness and defeat in the faces of the Democrats who could not muster an applause for all the wonderful good news, patriotism and successes Americans are experiencing! I also listened to the Democrat's response and heard nothing but hate and anger, no vision, no plans, no hope, nothing but alleged "victimhood"; actually very, very depressing! President Trump's remarks and successes have brought such optimism, pride in our patriotism, more prosperity and confidence! America got it right when we elected President Trump!

  • MendonMick Mendon, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 8:31 a.m.

    Jen, that sounded just like an annoying mom. You risked it, you did it! Good job!

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 8:30 a.m.

    Of course the Utah delegates support Trump. There's nothing he could say or do to lose their support. Party first! Party first! Party first!

    It is true that Democrats look bewildered at realizing that someone actually wants to accomplish something, but let's not forget that Republicans looked just as bewildered when realizing that someone also wanted to accomplish the same things during his State of the Union speeches.

    The State of the Union is just pure political theater, but there is one subtle take-away people need to realize that I gleaned from this speech. We will be at war with North Korea and perhaps China and even Russia before the midterm elections in November. People need to start getting their houses in order because times are about to get really tough.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Jan. 31, 2018 8:25 a.m.

    I wanted him to talk more about how we need to understand that were are good people among the tiki torch carriers in Charlottesville. Many people still think that those who were crying "heil Trump" and "Jews will not replace us" somehow hate freedom. Wow, that's a stretch. Also, why didn't he stick up for Russia a bit more? So many Dems are convinced that Russia hacking into elections is somehow something that they could or would ever do, or that it's somehow important. Shessh! Have some faith in fellow people from European nations, folks. And lastly--too many people are under the mistaken notion that our Intel agencies are just stocked with good and loyal Americans who are trying to protect our freedoms and protect us from those who would do us harm. President Trump shouldn't go so soft on them. He should point out, again and again--that getting HIM is their real agenda and not keeping us safe. PS----Any media that doesn't like him is fake and what else? Oh yeah---we are winning.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 8:14 a.m.

    No mention of the pending debt crisis. No mention of how the trade deficit increased, even more so, in the past year. And no mention that our deficit is expected to be nearly a trillion dollars in 2019.
    What I saw was a suburban high school pep rally promising to shellac k that inner city school in the weekend football game.

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 7:50 a.m.

    Not sure he could have squeezed anymore props, or people with sad or horrific stories which are unique, not common, to spread more of his fear and hatred.

    America is being set up for a fall, and the GOP cheer.

    Since Donald isn't interested in history or reading for that matter, he can't see that it's repeating, and not in a good way.

    What was humorous was watching Trumps shifty little eyes keep darting over to the Democrats to see if they had stood up, he couldn't bear the idea of not having the entire room cheering him, as he is accustomed to, in the carefully controlled crowds selected to adore him at his rallys'.

    I really felt sorry for the people he drug out as props, they deserve better, and far more respect, even Melania.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 7:35 a.m.

    Of course they do. Just like good little minions. And people wonder how things came to rise in 1920's Germany?

  • Fabulous Jen Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 7:04 a.m.

    At the risk of sounding like an annoying mom, I'd like to tell the Utah Trump Cheerleading Team that cheerleading can be a dangerous sport.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Jan. 31, 2018 6:55 a.m.

    From the looks on Schumer's, Hoyer's, and Pelosi's faces during the speech, nothing will change.

    Obstructionists will still abound and partisan politics will continue to reign supreme.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 31, 2018 6:07 a.m.

    It was a bit long, but as Trump speeches goes, it was ok. He stayed on script. He avoided over the top hyperbole. It was a bit stiff. But over all.... ok. I would love for us to be able to move past the immigration issue - and start worrying more about real issues facing out national security.

    I am far more worried about what North Korea is doing - we seem to have lost control of this situation - and we are the administration is too focused on Russian appeasement to address very real issues of Russia trying to meddle in foreign elections. Russia has directly attacked US backed groups is Syria - with little to no reprisal from the US. And we keep wanting to stick China in the eye - where we need to be working on a fair trade agreement with them.

    But until we get passed these "noise" issues, we will not get to real issues. Economy has continued to do great - credit Trump. North Korea now has 100 long range nuclear capable missiles.... may make the economy irrelevant.

  • emb Pleasant Grove, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 5:16 a.m.

    The President went straight to the American people. They know the truth when they see it. I hope he takes this higher road in the future and stops these crazy tweets. We all need to bury the hatchet on both sides. emb

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Jan. 31, 2018 5:08 a.m.

    Sadly the upbeat Conservative movement of Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan has been hijacked by the Breitbarts and Hannity's of the world with their constant message of fear and anger, which has become a multi-billion dollar business for the alt-Right media.

    Speaking of billions, we also have Mr. Trump whose family is pitching 'America First' out of one side of their mouths while pitching the Trump Empire to investors and politicians (often the same people in many countries). Trump and his billionaire friends are only going to get richer, all while pretending to support the average working man (yes, man).

    Now the message is 'the Economy is great, so why are you worried about the erosion in liberties, respect, racism, climate change, etc.?'. Or, 'Yeah, Trump says some crazy stuff, but how about that Stock Market/Tax Cut?'

    Whenever someone sells their values for money, I don't believe they really ever treasured those values.

    And the economy was already trending up since 2009. So unless you're gonna give Obama credit too, stop talking about how great things are. The counties where 80% of that growth came from, were in Clinton territory and mostly from Tech, not Mfg., etc.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 4:49 a.m.

    I would, and did, cheer Mr Trump with regards to much that he accomplished against great odds: his fight against "the swamp", the reduction in the horrendous corporate taxes (that we all end up paying), the deregulations that help businesses that are not mega-corporations, the end of the Obama mandate on health insurance. The alternative of a Democrat Party that seems to want to destroy us fast and completely is unthinkable.

    I's the best Mr Trump, or anyone, could have done, given Congress. On the other hand:

    I have followed with interest the post-presidential Trump rallies and have noted that his loyal supporters cheered him on where he had accomplished many needed reforms but there was a "deafening silence" when he touted "income tax reform". I feel for them for "a typical family of four earning $75K a year" is NOT TYPICAL and a tax threshold of only $20K will not help the working poor including the dwindling family statistic where Mom stays home rather than farm out her children to the tender mercies of crazy educators who are often little better than a department of mind control and aides to permissiveness in arguably one of the very worst-educated nations in the world.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 31, 2018 2:17 a.m.

    Wow. The dems looked ridiculous. The party of gloom and doom. They looked like they were chewing on lemons while record low unemployment, record high stock market and real American hero’s were being introduced. I didn’t expect much from them and they didn’t disappoint me.
    Seven more years libs. I’m not tired of winning yet but after the previous 8 years everyday is a winner.

  • utahute69 Laguna Niguel, CA
    Jan. 31, 2018 12:09 a.m.

    The Mayor still can't figure it out. I large portion of the world fuels their economy with the cheapest sources of fuel and won't go green anytime soon. So why not sell them Utah coal or that matter any US coal. No the libs can't handle facts. So they will kill their own economy and while not making a dent in their green energy or nothing logic.

  • utahute69 Laguna Niguel, CA
    Jan. 31, 2018 12:02 a.m.

    It was priceless watching the Democrats looking bewildered and shocked with the realization that someone actually wants to accomplish something in the best interest of our country. Right an most Americans don't want to turn this country over to those most likely to vote for Democrats. Keep them poor, dependent and living with crime. If that is your plan for life, keep voting for the Democrats.