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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The "SOTU" Speech Of February 28, 2017

Did Trump reboot his Presidency last night?

Van Jones — of all people — seems to think so:



President Trump's full speech is HERE.



The reaction of the Democrats in the Congressional chamber:

(hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance for this graphic)

The Democrats were particularly unhappy at this point during the speech:
Others gasped in audible disbelief when he announced the formation of a government department to assist victims of illegal-immigrant criminals.
Why was that statement from Trump particularly objectionable? Since when has helping the victims of crimes become objectionable?

65 comments:

  1. Here is the full text of my own post on the president's address last night:

    I have no criticism of the substance of the speech, itself,
    only of the ENEMEDIA'S generally puerile and jejune
    responses to it. How do you feel about it?
    Please don't answer, unless you took
    the time to watch it yourself.

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  2. I did not watch the msm reaction, but the speech exceeded my expectations. One thing we can know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that there will be no unifying. They don't share our values (or the overlap is so miniscule as to not even be worth mentioning)

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    2. Toot, toot, Tootsie, goodbye
      Toot, toot, tootsie, don't cry
      Trump’s locomotive that takes me
      Away from you, no words can
      Tell how glad it makes me.

      Kick me, Tootsie, no more
      Now I’ll show you the door

      Watch for the mail, I'll never fail
      If you don't get my letter
      Then I'll know you’ve jumped bail.

      Toot, toot, Tootsie, don't cry
      Toot, toot, Tootsie, goodbye!

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    3. Shouldn't Ducky be wearing a funny pink hat and screaming threadbare feminist slogans outside the white house?

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    4. @ Nostradumbass:
      " hate and fear being pedaled by that medicine show barker".

      So tell me, turd hustler, what hate and fear. Speak up or I delete your comment for what it is, agitprop!

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  3. I'll repost what I wrote at Z's, with a minor addition.

    The speech was decent; I generally don’t put much stock into SOTU type speeches, unless there are specific policy proposals outlined. He sounded Presidential, but so did the last guy. He issued grandiose rhetoric, but then again…so did the last guy. And the guy before him. So, it’s business as usual.

    In his past capacity, I’ve worked for the current Senate Sergeant-at-Arms [Frank Larkin], so I always enjoy seeing him usher POTUS down the aisle.

    The wearing of white by Democratic women seemed a rather pointless and confused piece of shlock theater.

    - CI

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    1. Not exactly the Cuban "ladies in white"... it's one thing to have you husbands locked up by the government, and another to be kept from taking millions from the taxpayers at the federal trough to spend on your pet projects. Nope, the "moral equivalency" just ain't there.

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    2. Yep, not even remotely the same. Last night's color-palette theater wasn't a stand against tyranny...it was a tantrum.

      - CI

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    3. CI,
      The wearing of white by Democratic women seemed a rather pointless and confused piece of shlock theater.

      I agree.

      Of course, according to the liberal woman with whom I spoke at work today loved the wearing of white.

      At the same time, she condemned Trump's political theater.

      I was unable to get her to realize her own inconsistency.

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    4. Why try AOW? You might as well try to reason with a block of granite or a horse turd in the middle of the road.

      Trying to deal with OBDURATE PERSONALITIES is a WASTE of TIME.

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    5. I was unable to get her to realize her own inconsistency.

      That's the inherent nature of Leftist arguments, they typically don't employ logic, so there cannot by nature, be any consistancy.

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  4. Trump's speech was nothing more than another campaign speech replete with his petulant sniffs, but tempered to a national audience to fool even more people. He stopped often to comment on his own remarks with 'so true,' at the end of sentences he obviously was reading for the first time.

    Introducing 'Teleprompter Trump.' He cynically boasts about about the 'record applause,'he garners for a grieving widow he created with his incompetence. He's still "draining the swamp" with his cabinet of billionaires sitting in the audience who will take away from the middle class like never before. No, let's not be concerned when our government creates and agency to round up who they deem are objectionable residents.

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    1. He promised a trillion for infrastructure and "the largest defense spending increase in American history" with no mention of how it's financed except a yuuuge reduction in business taxes.

      Sounds like more deficit spending and another equity bubble to me but
      maybe he'll also go after Medicaid.

      He didn't explain why cuts to the state department are wise when our failures have been from poor diplomacy rather than from a lack of military hardware. The one success was the Iranian nuclear treaty which he'll have in ashes in no time. Sheer insanity.

      He described a xenophobic, soulless nation last night. One where it is going to be much more difficult to be poor or sick and the neocon faithful cheered that vision.

      They have no shame and have not approached this with anything resembling reason.

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    2. Quack, quack, Quacker, goodbye
      Quack, quack, Quacker, don't lie
      Trump’s locomotive that takes me
      Away from you, no words can
      Tell how glad it makes me.

      Quack, quack, Quacker, no more
      We should you the door

      Watch for the mail, we'll never fail
      If you don't get a letter
      Then we'll know you’ve jumped bail.

      Quack, quack, Quacker, don't lie
      Quack, quack, Quacker, goodbye!

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    3. Such wonderful poetry in response to such a vile, pathetic leftwing sob sister. Pity.

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    4. @ This One, AKA chicken wing boy & liberal twit Your comment shows why you leftards lost the election and that you still don't know why.

      Shouldn't you have been setting in the white dress section along with the other members of the LBQTLGECBNMUI AFLCIO community?

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    5. For Chicken wing boy and Nostradumbass, tied for first prize!

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    6. "The one success was the Iranian nuclear treaty"

      Now that speaks volumes, doesn't it. Is there any doubt left about the one who made this ridicules statement?

      Hey Warren, a question for you:

      Why did Ducky cross the road?

      Answer: He was tied to the chicken!

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    7. The sooner they both stroke out the better off the country.
      A study in irrelevancy.

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    8. It's a safe bet our lefty friends here did not watch the speech. They did what they always do and that is head to the nearest George Soros funded hate site for instructions on what to think and say.

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  5. No doubt a method to Van Jones madness. To "alarm" the Dems that their foolishness needs to be taken seriously since they didn't take Trump seriously enough before? He is a viper from the vipers den and I trust nothing the man says or does.

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  6. _________ Late Breaking News! _________

    Dow Breaks Above 21,000 As Stocks Hit All-Time Highs After Trump´s Speech (CNBC

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    1. What fundamentals are supporting the high?

      "You've got to know when to hold 'em Know when to fold 'em
      Know when to walk away And know when to run
      You never count your money When you're sittin' at the table
      There'll be time enough for counting When the dealin's done."

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    2. What fundamentals are supporting the high? - A Marxist (Obama) is NOT President.

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    3. FT,
      To a significant extent, capitalism is bolstered by confidence.

      From CNN this morning:

      7-in-10 speech-watchers say Trump boosted optimism.

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    4. A wave of ELATION –– call it "Irrational Exuberance," if you like. Those of us who are market use know it will not last –– NOTHING ever does good OR bad. Change is the inly consent and all that, BUT right now is NOT the time to play the Serpent in our Garden of Eden, Canardo.

      Your noxious fountain of poisonous pejoration needs to be CAPPED OFF.

      You and ALL your rotten kind have a pathological personality disorder nearly identical to that of TOKYO ROSE.

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  7. On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again...

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  8. MARKET ENDS the DAY on a NEW ALL-TIME HIGH

    21,115.55 up 303.31 pts (1.46%)

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  9. Whoa, the stock market is rising everytime Congress takes no action on a Trump speech! Impressive.

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    1. BROWN EYES, the World Champion Poop Slinger, strikes again!

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  10. It is blazingly clear to me that libtards don't care a single iota about the victims or their survivors. They heep their feelings and compassion on the perps. Well, it is a mental disease.

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  11. Krauthammer on our soaring stock market in the wake of both Trump's election and Trump's speech of February 28, 2017:

    ...I think it’s the sense of stability and sobriety which is what helped the markets to say well, this is it presidency we can count on and we don’t expect to see carnage."

    Let's see what the market does today.

    My puny IRA and Mr. AOW's puny IRA can use all the help they can get because I may be forced to retire sooner rather than later (health reasons, and still in pursuit of a diagnosis that might be causing this grinding pain).

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  12. Buh bye Beauregard Sessions.

    Even Chaffetz can't let you skate on this one.

    Drain that swamp, drain that swamp

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    1. lol! Hope (and Fake Scandal) springs eternal!

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    2. AOW, your CESS POOL is flooding the house again.

      Time to PUMP IT OUT again.

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    3. A lot of people appear to be counting their chickens before they're hatched.

      Anyway, HERE is what I found upon returning from work a few minutes ago:

      A Justice Department official confirmed the meetings, but said Sessions met with the ambassadors "in his capacity as a senator on the Armed Serviced Committee."
      A White House official said: "This is the latest attack against the Trump Administration by partisan Democrats. (Attorney) General Sessions met with the ambassador in an official capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which is entirely consistent with his testimony."


      Frankly, I am tuning out all the screeching because there are so many false flags flying in the breeze for the past several months.

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    4. Just more fake news for fake news junkies. Not a single scrap of credible evidence as to precisely "what collusion" was supposed to have transpired... just perpetual new allegations OF "suspicions" of collusion. Opportunity and motive seem to have recently become sufficient evidence to convict, MEANS be damned (As even Obama stated months ago there was no credible evidence that the Russians could do ANYTHING to tamper with the election outcome).

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    5. ...Now, whether it be
      Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple
      Of thinking too precisely on th' event—
      A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom
      And ever three parts coward—I do not know
      Why yet I live to say “This thing’s to do,”
      Sith I have cause and will and strength and means
      To do ’t....

      -Shakespeare, "Hamlet" (Act IV sc iv)

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    6. "Vox et Praeterea Nihil" - Plutarch

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    7. Full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing.

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    8. Lot more substance than Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi .

      Possible perjury by Sessions is more then nothing but the lengths people are willing to go to cover for this parcel of rogues is discouraging.

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    9. This just in -- Beenasleep Carson admits he may be the only administration official not in contact with Russian money launderers.

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    10. @Ducky - Well he did say that the was unqualified to lead a Cabinet level agency.....

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    11. Yea, sure Nostradumbass. Sessions a Russian agent, you don't sound unhinged at all.

      LOL

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    12. Ducky, Do I need to remind you that FOUR AMERICANS DIED in BENGHAZI AND OBAMA AND HILLARY LIED ABOUT IT?

      Compare that to what here? Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador in the conduct of his duties with non-political aides present.

      Unlike Benghazi, there is no smoking gun here.

      You guys are running on empty. Hate never fed a starving child!

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  13. Why don't Democrats just go ahead and openly endorse socialism?
    It seems to me that Democrats want socialism but are afraid to say they want socialism. Why is that? Is it because they are embarrassed to be socialists?
    From reading some of the comments here Id think that there are some who have already pledged their loyalty to their Master

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    1. Hey duck. Move to the UK. 45 % of them are in poverty, the NHS is in tatters. Not enough doctors, very underpaid doctors, a Goal to get non-er patients into a hospital bed in 18 Weeks, and the police are quitting in droves due to low pay and work environment. Google it.
      There is your socialism. Move the hell over there and enjoy !

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    2. I've always enjoyed the U.K. especially York.

      Can't deal with soccer and warm beer so it's a bit of a no go.

      Police quitting is a definite plus.

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    3. What's the matter Ducky, too much flavour for you?

      Dunno what Kid's on about. He must be reading the Daily Mail and Express under the mistaken impression that they are legitimate newspapers.

      In 2015, about 22% of the UK was in relative poverty (and isn't Kid the kind of person who would ordinarily argue on reflex that relative poverty doesn't matter? It's not real poverty: it's not homeless, keeping warm next to a flaming garbage can poverty; some of these people own large televisions, so they're clearly fine), which isn't impressive but is a long way short of 45%.

      The NHS is struggling precisely because the political leadership want it to. Cuts to certain types of social care and local service have resulted in greater recourse to A&E and longer hospital stays. It's not rocket science, and it's only rarely brain surgery, so I can only conclude that the government are ballsing it up on purpose.

      While there have been disputes over conditions in the new contract, British junior doctors are not underpaid. Non-specialists routinely hit a £30k salary within 4 years, which is comparable (or was, before the pound was devalued!) with American doctors who don't tend to earn more than $66k in their first 8 years, especially when you factor in medical school debt.
      As for what's happening to the police, surely Teresa May, our new PM and recent Home Secretary, can accept a large portion of blame. She was involved in a series of rather clumsy negotiations over police cuts. Is she a socialist?

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    4. Jez,
      Three questions for you:

      1. What is A&E?

      2. The NHS is struggling precisely because the political leadership want it to. Why?

      3. I've heard from friends in the UK that the NHS works well for emergencies (heart attacks, strokes, etc.), but not well at all for non-life-threatening illnesses. True or not?

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    5. A&E == accident & emergency

      Many Tory MPs would like to privatise the NHS, but that is politically impossible unless it is in crisis.

      The NHS provides pretty amazing medical care, and responds quickly to emergencies and urgent cases. If your case is non-urgent, you often have to wait maybe over a month; this can be a problem if your non-urgent surgery leaves you frail in the mean-time, but if your case really is non-urgent, it's really no problem. The biggest shortcoming of the NHS is more on the admin side, continuity of care, guiding the patient through the separate departments, stuff like that. I'm not saying that's not a big deal, it can have an enormous impact, especially for patients with multiple complaints -- but I've always found that the actual medicine practised by the NHS care compares favourably with what is provided by the private sector, whenever I've had the opportunity to compare them side-by-side. Obviously you get nicer food and wallpaper if you go private ;)

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    6. Jez,
      With the aging population, don't the waits for non-urgent care occur very frequently?

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    7. Most interventions are non-urgent, certainly. Have a look at this page I just found, waiting a few months is not unusual. Neither is it a problem usually, except in the cases where the bureaucratic interpretation of "non-urgent" doesn't align with the patient's.

      The ageing population poses the same problem to a private system. Hard to know what to do except hire young, healthy immigrants. ;)

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  14. Isn't it enough they left their white hoods at home

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  15. Democrats don't give a (excuse) Shit about the victims. Never have. They clearly fight for the perps. It is a mental disease after all. Or maybe it is because they relate to the perps.

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  16. I was surprised at how well Trump did in this speech. I agree with those who found it exceeded their expectations. These speeches are usually too long with their laundry list of proposals but this one worked for a number of reasons. I stop short from saying it was historic, but we may look back at it as a turning point in the presidency of Donald Trump!

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