Cast your minds back to the Obama days and remember all the horrors, all the defeats. Remember Black Lives Matter and the drumbeat of charges against police for trying to keep order in the streets. Remember Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown being painted as innocent children instead of the violent thugs they actually were. Remember Obamacare and the skyrocketing costs for insurance. Remember Fast and Furious, the Benghazi fiasco, Queer Marriage, Weaponizing the IRS and of course his domestic spying on reporters and his other enemies. Remember the unemployment nightmare where a whole generation of young people couldn’t find jobs. It was a bleak hopeless landscape as far as the eye could see. And the rhetoric painted it as the inevitable endpoint for our country, permanent stagnation.
But look what three years with the right sort of leader can do. Unemployment practically non-existent, rising wages, energy independence, our enemies in retreat, England throwing off the shackles of the tyrannical EU, Italy, Poland and Hungary resisting the EU forced immigration, Israel finding alliances with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf States and trade deals with China, Mexico and Canada.
And then it gets better. President Trump humiliates his enemies at every turn. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer have been attacking the President non-stop for four years and they have employed every vicious tactic and lie they could think of. And the net result? Today President Trump’s Gallup Poll approval numbers reached a new high.
And finally, we have the 2020 Race. The Democrats have assembled the most hopeless, unelectable collection of unlikable losers imaginable. Biden, Bernie, Fauxcahantas and Butt Pete. And I’m not even going to consider the eliminated nuts like Spartacus. These are just an embarrassment to the once great Democratic party. All of them are delusional and a couple are actually insane. With the Democrats advantaged by the paid for votes of all the parasites who live off the government they should be unbeatable but instead they’re about to get their heads handed to them.
And tonight, President Trump gave his State of the Union Address. And it was a barn burner. He touted the almost endless list of accomplishments and advancements that his administration provides for America. He had dozens and dozens of applause lines. I think the Republicans will be limping for weeks after all the wear and tear to their old hips and knees from getting up and down so many times.
And he brought on a full card of heartwarming or heartbreaking stories. Wives and families of servicemen. Parents of the victim of al-Baghdadi. A hundred-year-old Tuskegee airman and his great grandson. Rush Limbaugh receiving a Freedom Medal after the revelation of his late stage cancer diagnosis.
The President poured it on. And at the end his message was that he was counteracting the negative message of the Obama era and substituting the idea that America’s best days are still to come. It was masterfully done. It was confident, upbeat and the facts it presented were undeniable. It was a little overwhelming but it was very effective. He truly is a showman.
And most interestingly of all, he completely ignored the impeachment. Not a single word was said about Schiff or Pelosi or the Ukraine. And as much as I would have enjoyed him harassing those worms it was exactly the right choice. The speech is really the President talking directly to the American people and it was presented to give the American people the best sales pitch for giving President Trump his second term. And in my opinion, it succeeded.