POTUS Trump’s Speech to Congress Harbors Well for his Presidency!
Women Dems Dressed in White Lose Protest and Set Back Party!
In tuesday night’s speech to Congress, Trump transformed from a 2016 presidential candidate to POTUS. In eighty minutes, Trump enumerated the list of achievements he and his staff have already accomplished. More importantly, he continued to deliver a paean to America, the great! He rose the stakes of his four year term into a score card against which anyone can measure his future accomplishments.
The most important part of his speech was his reaffirmation that he will spend over one trillion dollars on infrastructure projects. If that is the only thing he does in his administration, I would be satisfied. But wait…next Donald pulled out a real Trump card. In a very emotional moment, Trump turned his attention to an attractive woman sitting next to Ivanka Trump. He announced that her husband U.S. Navy SEAL, William ‘Ryan’ Owens, who was killed in an attack in Yemen was “a warrior and hero battling terrorism and securing our nation.” All of the members of congress stood up and applauded as Ryan’s wife cried and prayed.
What made this moment quite moving was the fact that Ryan’s father, a former policeman at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department [mother was a detective] refused to see Trump because he blamed POTUS for initiating a faulty, if unnecessary raid, at a point in time when drones were far more effective in combatting insurgents/terrorists. Ryan’s father blamed Trump personally for his son’s wasteful death.
In contrast, POTUS stated categorically that the actionable intelligence gathered from this raid justified Ryan’s death.
Trump invoked the name of Sec. Def. James Mattis [remember he was a four star Marine General] in order to assuage whatever guilt Donald may have felt for having given this highly controversial raid a ‘green light’. Counterpoised to this moment of sadness intermixed with jubilation was the lackadaisical appearance of a group of Democratic women dressed in white quietly protesting Trump’s verbal assault on their orthodoxy.
My not too subtle suggestion to the dying Democratic Party is to stop making believe they are vital and relevant to anything but their own dysmorphic narratives.
- Give up the Russian BS stories!
- Give up the useless attacks on Sessions!
- Get back to work fixing this nation!
- Hello Chicago murder rate, Hello Oroville collapsing dam!
I plead with those millennials who crowded around Senator Bernie Sanders [D-VT.] to stop their futile signs of discontent and begin the harder work of rejuvenating a party that refuses to give up the reins of power from the ossified leaders.
Ivanka Trump, once again, comes to the forefront on any major news story regarding her father. According to the NY Post [3/1/17] : “ …Ivanka worked hard on the speech.. especially affirming the president’s desire to have an uplifting and aspirational speech …”
“…she worked with Stephen Miller in his office the afternoon of the speech, including the paragraph on paid family leave… women’s health….. Clean air and water…” Now, after all the good words, it is time for POTUS to initiate the infrastructure projects. Stop the non-winnable wars. Increase the number of jobs. Decrease the size of the federal USG.
It would be wise to heed the words of the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche:
“The future influences the present just as much as the past.”