SOTU

Democrats, Trump is giving America the economy you claim to want – Be honest and say thanks

Deroy Murdock, Fox News

President Trump’s and the GOP’s $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, two regulations deleted for every new one imposed, energy independence, and an overall pro-business tone have liberated overlooked Americans from Obama’s economic dungeon. The rich are getting richer, but the poor, forgotten, and neglected are progressing — and more swiftly than the advantaged. Honest liberals should stop slamming President Trump and thank him for delivering what they claim to want: a boost for those with the least to thrive in the mainstream and savor the American Dream. Democrats sat on their hands and pouted over their economic model, which is more shredded than Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s copy of President Trump’s address.

Three Glorious Days of Democrat Agony

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

February 3, 4, and 5, 2020 were pretty much the most miserable three days in the history of the Democratic Party. I’m not laughing, really I’m not! History will record that you managed to impeach Donald Trump. History will also record that Donald Trump beat you donkeys like rented mules. So, three bad days…okay, but the coming days will be brighter and better, right? I mean, you have a great candidate for…oh. Well, you’ll get a big boost with the economy…oh. At least you can still count on minorities to back you even though you never, ever perform on your promises…oh. Come to think of it, you Democrats might look back wistfully at the last three days because it’s only getting worse for you from here.

Trump celebrated all he and Republicans have accomplished

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

The president’s State of the Union speech was more than a victory lap for the president. It was a celebration of all he and Republicans have accomplished the last three years. The latest Gallup poll reflects the public’s recognition of those achievements with 49 percent of those polled approving the president’s performance, up 10 points since November. Yes, 50 percent still disapprove of him, but based on what? It can’t be the economy, which he again touted as strong and getting stronger. According to Gallup, 63 percent approve of his economic policies. With issues going his way and with the Democratic Party in disarray (Iowa cacuses count?), the president is poised for four more years.

It’s Nancy Pelosi who should be censured

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

I believe the Pelosi who resisted impeachment for the first eight months of 2019 is not the same Pelosi who disgracefully tore up her copy of the president’s State of the Union speech on national television. The new Pelosi, I am convinced, has fallen victim to Trump Derangement Syndrome and like all its victims, her brain is fogged by personal hatred of the president and she can’t see straight. Thankfully, she failed in her putsch, and the realization of that must have landed like a bomb on her Tuesday, leading her to shame her office, Congress and Americans everywhere with her televised temper tantrum. I hope the talk of censuring her is not just talk. Now it is she who must be held accountable.

The Democrats’ disastrous week highlights Trump’s sanity

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

If you are of the mind that President Trump is to blame for everything wrong and wacky in our politics, then last week was a very bad week for you. The evidence begins with Trump’s very good State of the Union speech, where he was alternately conciliatory toward Democrats and ruthless in contrasting his policies with theirs. Reckless in their rhetoric and resistance, Dems make themselves vulnerable to charges that they support open borders, socialism and infanticide.

Trump's Address Meets Late-Night Resistance

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

When you're the Resistance, the counterarguments don't have to have internal logic, and they certainly don't have to be funny. They just need to be loaded with passionate fear and loathing. The cultural elite offers a perpetual geyser of hate. Hollywood would like America to believe it reflects our nation's pulse. Well, 76 percent of Americans approved of this speech by the second- or third-grader who's destroying our economy as a pawn of Russia because he wants to kill pregnant women.

Why Trump's War on Socialism Is More Necessary Than Ever

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Forget entertainment and the media, as biased as they are, if we let Marxist theory dominate our educational system much longer, we will be a socialist state by fiat.  AOC will be elected president by proclamation as soon as she is of age, if not before.  We will have had a revolution without a shot being fired. By making resistance to socialism a lynch pin of his 2020 campaign, Trump will be helping to right this extremely dangerous situation, giving cover to students being indoctrinated in our classrooms and to their increasingly alarmed parents.

Pelosi Outsmarted Herself on the SOTU

David Catron, The American Spectator

To paraphrase the immortal P.G. Wodehouse, it was clear that, if not actually disgruntled, Pelosi was far from being gruntled. But she could have compromised with Trump on the wall and prevented an unnecessary fight. And she certainly didn’t need to postpone the SOTU. But she refused to do the former and insisted upon the latter — setting Trump up for Tuesday night’s triumph. A classic example of poetic justice. Now the country sees him as more presidential and her as less reasonable. On the shutdown fight, she was too clever by half.

Trump shows he’s playing to win with bold State of the Union address

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The state of the union is frighteningly divided and hostile, but the state of the president’s aim is sound. For all the talk of chaos and churn in his administration, Donald Trump knows what he’s about. As he always has, he’s playing to win. True to White House billing, the president was conciliatory at times and urged national unity in the face of domestic and international threats. Perhaps he was even sincere in those wishes, but on virtually all the big issues dividing America, Trump took bold and resolute stances that left little room to the imagination and even less wiggle room.

The state of the union is fractured

Editors, Washington Examiner

At the core of our country right now is far too much discord amounting to hatred. We have lost the ability to debate civilly. We are losing shared customs and shared culture. Our values are diverging so dramatically that we increasingly believe opposing views are not merely incorrect but intolerable and can be held only by those who are fools or are evil. Recent weeks bear this out. A society where every cultural occurrence is a culture-war battlefield is not a healthy one. The state of this union is not strong.

The State of the Shutdown

David Catron, The American Spectator

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer might as well face it. President Trump has spent most of his life negotiating with real estate developers, unionized construction companies, and New York zoning officials. He comes from a business environment that makes the Beltway look like a chapter of Habitat for Humanity. So, to put it bluntly, they have already lost. Trump has them in a deep hole, chained to the wall, and is busy with brick and mortar cutting off their only source of political oxygen. The country is with him on this and he knows it. Border security “trumps” bureaucratic comfort.

Take This SOTU and Shove It

Michael Walsh, American Greatness

As Pelosi suggested, Trump can easily send a written report to the Congress. He should do just that. Even better, he can then take his disinvitation and move the venue elsewhere. He could then deliver his speech from the Oval Office—although he just gave a short talk from behind the Resolute Desk. Or, he could take it to Trump Country, and find a 50,000-seat stadium somewhere in Indiana or Texas and rock the house; if the SOTU is little more than a campaign speech in disguise, might as well go whole hog.

On Immigration The “Do Nothing Senate” Should Do Nothing

On immigration the Senate should do what it does best; nothing. If Congress does nothing the law stays as it is, illegal aliens get arrested and deported, the quality of life of American workers and their families is protected, and America protects itself from a future of One Party rule. Now, that’s what we call win – win.

If Trump talks bull, he needs to beware the bear

Editors, Washington Examiner

Good news is plain good news for most people who are working, looking for work, or running businesses. It probably won’t be bad news much longer for investors, either, as wealth is created and more money is thus injected into the national economy. What Trump has discovered is the tactical need for humility in this area. When a president takes credit for the unpredictable ebbs and swells of the stock market, he has to accept blame as well. And presidents, in reality, have very little business taking either credit or blame.

Trump Shoots Down McCain Amnesty Bill

Speaker Ryan’s comments that the House would only take up a bill that President Trump supports puts to rest (at least for the moment) conservative concerns that the open-borders oriented Ryan might try to force through an amnesty bill.  Trump’s rejection of the McCain – Coons amnesty plan puts the pressure back on the Republican Senate to pass a bill that meets the President’s requirements.

Trump’s nationalism is a serious play to unify America

Rich Lowry, New York Post

Trump ended his SOTU by hailing people from all walks of life, saying, “above all else, they are Americans. And this Capitol, this city, and this Nation, belong to them.” If he resolved to routinely live up to that sentiment, he would do himself, and our political culture, immeasurable good. In political terms, it isn’t Trump the alleged tool of the Russians or Trump the budding dictator whom Democrats have to fear most; it’s Trump the nationalist unifier.

Sourpuss Democrats Self-Immolate at State of the Union

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi watching Trump's speech looked like a pair of sullen six-year olds on a sugar crash the day after Halloween. Bernie Sanders looked mummified. Schumer was slumped so deeply in his chair he was almost falling through the crack. Other Democrats, even ones who should have known better or secretly felt otherwise, sat on their hands. You could see them glancing at each other, wondering whether they were allowed to applaud or stand up. What a bunch of cowards.

The Most Important Thing Trump Said That No One Is Talking About

There was one very important “this changes everything” moment in President Trump’s State of the Union message that no one is talking about – the President’s announcement that he has signed an Executive Order on Protecting America Through Lawful Detention of Terrorists.

CHQ and Ear to the Ground Survey Reveals Trump Supporters Will Not Support President On Amnesty

Trump supporters couldn’t be clearer: 71% of his base they will no longer support the President if amnesty is included in immigration reform. However, they also said they are confident President Trump will follow-through on his campaign promises regarding immigration.

The Elephant In The Room Last Night

There were many things conservatives could applaud in last night’s State of the Union address, but the President’s eloquent paean to the economic promise of America was largely drowned-out by opposition to the notion of giving a path to citizenship to 1.8 million illegal aliens.