Wednesday, January 31, 2018

State of the Union: Trump's Victory

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

President Trump continues to evolve, learn, and become a better president.  While his business acumen has made him fierce and effective, he has also been learning that Americans also expect a more "heart" guided leader, as well.  He's a quick study.

While preparing, Trump stated, "When you're a businessperson, you don't have to worry about your heart, the heart. You really do what's best for you — you know, for almost purely monetary reasons."

Trump campaigned largely on his experience as a businessman, but now, as he has to take into consideration other factors than merely the facts, has become more than a mere businessman.  We have watched him become an incredible President of the United States.

"I'm telling you, the immigration is so easy to solve if it was purely a business matter, but it's not. And I think that's something that I've learned maybe more than anything else. You have to govern with all of the instincts of a businessperson, but you have to add much more heart and soul into your decisions than you would ever have even thought of before," Trump said.

Now, I hope that doesn't necessarily mean he's willing to concede to the calls for amnesty, but I do believe he has realized that it's not just a black and white issue.  I also believe he's not caving on immigration, he's doing what Trump does, positioning to get things the way he wants them.

My brother-in-law asked me after the election, "How do you reach my mom?  She agrees with you on every issue, but she voted for Hillary because she was afraid Trump would deport her friends at church."

One way to reach folks is to get them to understand that the divisive tactics of the Democrats hurts America, and that Republicans really do believe in unity, working together, and what is best for all Americans.

President Trump used the word “I” 29 times in his speech, while using “we” 129 times. Another communal word used often by the president: “our,” which he used 104 times.

I remind my audience constantly the importance of America being a godly society.  Ben Franklin said that "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom."  Trump echoed the Founding Fathers during his State of the Union Speech.

“As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail. Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free.”

Not only a nice change from the narcissistic nature of the previous president, but Trump's attention to Americans and God over himself is also very Reaganesque.

Trump's talk about unity, how we need to work together to continue the good work of making American great again, left The Democrats frowning.  The liberal left hates unity, thought they scream for it.  They don't compromise, they don't work together.  Everything is about their narrative, their agenda, and their desire for power.

At one point during the speech, feeling the patriotism and love of country that President Trump was expressing, the chant of "USA" began to fill the chamber.  Democrats hate America.  They believe we represent oppression, while the American System actually represents hope, liberty, and prosperity for all ... when applied as originally intended.  Nonetheless, the chant of "USA" left some of the Democrats in the chamber with no snowflake choice but run away, to flee from House chamber with likely disgust in their heart.  The tolerant ones refuse to tolerate patriotism, and love of country. They are too busy doing as Hillary Clinton is doing (as if she is still relevant), gathering their forces to stand against America, this President, and common decency.

The economy is actually roaring for all Americans, and the national debt is decreasing to a GDP ratio not seen in a long time.

Trump emphasized family, unity, and the need for America's moral backbone to continue to work hard to lift America - for all Americans.  Bothered by such a positive message, MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted, “Church … family … police … military … the national anthem … Trump trying to call on all the tropes of 1950s-era nationalism. The goal of this speech appears to be to force the normalization of Trump on the terms of the bygone era his supporters are nostalgic for.”

I am guessing Reid thinks Ozzie and Harriet were racists, and patriotism is oppressive.  Then again, we know she is against the concept of a republic as established by the U.S. Constitution.  She recently screamed about her fears of the rural community having a voice (saying that the "rural States are a core threat to our democracy" ... note, we are a republic constitutionally designed to protect the voice of the minority - like that of the voice of the rural States).

Remember, the liberal left hates the U.S. Constitution (as originally intended), and desire to throw it out!  Instead, they champion dividers like Barack Obama, whose photo with Farrakhan (anti-Semitic, anti-white, anti-American supporter of terrorism and Marxism) recently emerged.

While CBS admitted that 75% of viewers approved of the State of the Union Speech, their liberal left colleagues at ABC called it "Divisive... Gloomy... Sad...".  Hollywood leftists also, speaking out of hate rather than any position of informed knowledge or consideration, tweeted their disapproval in force.  Albert Brooks cracked, “When does he thank Russia?”  CNN went so far as to stupidly claim Melania was wearing white to protest her husband.

The Washington Post, facing an eruption of anger by their readers who claimed their “A call for bipartisanship” would be a headline the newspaper would regret, changed the headline to read "An American Moment."

Never mind that thing about reporting the news - reporting a hard left narrative is much more important, apparently.

The ACLU was upset, too, complaining that Trump used the word 'AMERICA' More Than 80 Times.

Would they have been happier if he called our country the Soviet Socialist States of Progressive Stolen Mexican and Native American Land?

Welcome to the S.S.S.P.S.M.N.A.L.

Trump, knowing the madness was going on around him, ignored the Democrats and scorched the NFL National Anthem Protests (Days Before the Super Bowl), he praised America's heroes including military members, law enforcement, and emergency services personnel who responded in a number of natural disasters, and he called for the American family to work together to the surprise of the liberal left media, despite the fact that the unity message has been Trump's since day one.  They seem to think he's divisive.  I wonder what would put that notion into their heads?  Could it be the uncalled for 90% of negative reporting since the day the man took office?
After his powerfully effective State of the Union, can the anti-Trump #NeverTrump conservatives continue to buck against him?  Can the establishment continue to be a problem for Trump?  Or, is it, as Michael Goodwin wrote in the New York Post, HIS PARTY NOW?

The thing is, a speech like this for those who watched can't be spun.  Americans saw the real Trump, not the Trump being described to them by the fuming out-of-their-mind liberal left press (and allies).  Will this send Trump's approval rating reaching skyward?

Time will tell.

By the way, the Stock Market, which after steady and continual increases since Trump's election as President had been plummeting the last few days, is on the rise again.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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