Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday was uncharacteristically steady and on message. This is the virtue he will need to show if he's going to get serious policy wins, especially the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Dropping the ball and leaving Obamacare intact would be disastrous, politically and for the healthcare of the nation.
The problem with Trump's speech is that it only spoke about missiles and markets, never citing morality. This is popular with many Republicans, whose only goals are making money and protecting national security. But without demonstrating a concern for the moral order, the two "M's" of missiles and markets are an insufficient condition of the good society: the third "M," morality, must be added if success is to be achieved.
Tuesday was a rough night for the resistance, and not just because Donald Trump gave the finest speech of his career. The movement also suffered grievous self-inflicted wounds in its continuing campaign to destroy the nation’s 45th president. Democratic donors are no doubt beginning to ask themselves why they signed on for another era of Nancy Pelosi’s leadership of their party in the House.
Saying “Naming the problem is the first step toward addressing it” the letter commended President Trump for identifying the threat, however, the letter also called attention to the ongoing threats to religious liberty that can only be reversed by Presidential action.
Democrat widow-sitters expose the wide character chasm in American politics today. Plus, Polls show America liked the new “presidential” Trump and the ratings reflect it, and, Trump frustrates pundits because his issue positions do not change much over time.
Conservatives are impressed and encouraged by President Trump’s first speech to Congress, according to a poll by FedUp PAC. President Trump’s speech addressed the priority issues for conservatives, with 92% saying that the President covered issues very important to them.
There were so many protests on the Democratic side of the aisle, it was hard to keep track. Even the Democrats seemed confused about what they were protesting. Rep. Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat, wore an giant pin protesting, well, not sure exactly what. It simply featured a large question mark.
There were several particular policies Trump embraced but which we reject, and we regret some of his omissions, such as spending restraint. But it was uplifting and a relief to see the country's new president rise to the occasion, and give a speech that was both fitting to the office and bears comparison with the orations of his predecessors.
While churlish Democrats are still grieving over the lost election and trying to make phony charges of Russian hacking into a special prosecutor-worthy scandal, President Trump boldly and eloquently called Americans to think about the future.
Donald Trump took his first address to a joint session of Congress and turned it into an emotional call for American unity. Plus, No need to ask – Democrats won’t help Trump; they still want to impeach him, and, Humble Trump admits he’s still growing into the job of POTUS.
President Trump's new policy toward illegal aliens, revoking President Obama’s de facto amnesty for most illegals, won 88% support, but only as a “first step” toward complete enforcement of the law.
The real story was that President Trump absolutely intends on keeping his promises. Obamacare will be repealed. There will be a wall. We are deporting illegals. We are cutting taxes. The clock is ticking. Congress better understand – this guy’s patience is not unlimited. If they think they can slide back into the big talk in election years/big walks in off years mode, they are going to find Trump in their districts rallying for their primary opponents.
The supposedly narcissistic and self-absorbed Trump ran a campaign that addressed in undeniably sincere fashion the dilemmas of a lost hinterland. And he did so after supposedly more moral Republicans had all but written off the rubes as either politically irrelevant or beyond the hope of salvation in a globalized world. How a brutal Manhattan developer, who thrived on self-centered controversy and even scandal, proved singularly empathetic to millions of the forgotten is apparently still not fully understood.
If we believe the struggle is for “global democracy” and “human rights,” then that may put Putin on the other side. But how then can we be allies of President el-Sissi of Egypt and Erdogan of Turkey, and the kings, emirs, and sultans of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman? But if the new world struggle is about defending ourselves and our civilization, Russia would appear to be not only a natural ally, but a more critical and powerful one than that crowd in Kiev.
President Donald Trump will ask Congress to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget 24 percent, or nearly $2 billion, according to sources familiar with the budget plans. The White House sent draft budget plans to agency heads Monday, detailing billions of dollars in cuts to a wide range of federal programs. Cuts to EPA and other agencies will fund a $54 billion increase in defense spending.
Rather than adopt the compromising tone so beloved by Capitol Hill’s Republican swamp-dwellers, we urge the President to hold the Republican leadership's feet to the fire. Unless and until he does so he will remain limited in what he can accomplish on his ambitious agenda to make America great again.
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions in Heller and McDonald, many of the most liberal lower federal courts have flaunted Heller and the clear language of the Constitution and have been making up their own anti-constitutional rules restricting the Second Amendment.
Tonight’s Trump speech to a joint session of Congress should include specifics for the agenda ahead. Plus, George W. Bush is back on TV and proves the establishment still hasn’t learned, and, Clinton horror movie monster could be priming for a sequel in 2020.
If his presidency is to succeed, he must gain the cooperation of a disturbingly recalcitrant Republican Congress for his programs and this is the time to do it, to remind the skittish members what the public voted for. Soaring rhetoric, optimistic or not, the bashing of the "dishonest media," justified as that may be, and the recitation of past achievements, worthy as many may be, are all beside the point now.
Among other things, what the dust-up over President Trump’s non-appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has revealed is that presidents of the United States are used as the main attraction to fund a scholarship program that, in turn, funds young liberal journalists, the particular irony being that Republican Presidents have been essentially used to perpetuate the liberal media bias that they and their supporters so frequently complain of.