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  • Students Hate Quotes From Trump’s State Of The Union, Until Realizing They Are Obama’s

    02/04/2018 9:59:25 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-4-1018 | Ben Kew
    Some students reacted negatively to quotes they believed were from President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union Address, until realizing they were actually quoting Barack Obama. Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips spoke to students outside John Jay College in New York City, who unanimously criticized the supposed Trump quotes, describing them as “warmongering,” “aggressive,” and “immature.” The quotes, taken from some of Obama’s State of the Union addresses, included threats to destroy the Islamic State, statements of America’s military strength, and attacking China’s economic policy. “Well, first off, ISIS is fake,” replied one man. “It’s something the government made up...
  • My Take on Two Presidential Addresses: 2001 vs. 2017

    02/04/2018 5:11:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 4, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    There are only two President addresses to the full Congress which I have listened to from beginning to end: President George W. Bush’s speech delivered in 2001 after the 9-11 terrorist attacks; and President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, delivered at the end of January this year. In 2001, I had just settled in for my third year at UC Irvine, serving as an office assistant at my college dorm. The 9-11 terrorist attack rattled everyone on campus and preoccupied us for the next two months, but we got through it and helped incoming freshmen move...
  • WaPo Columnist: The Democrats' Antics During Trump’s State Of The Union Was Embarrassing

    02/03/2018 10:08:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | February 3, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Okay—it’s not a defense of President Trump. In fact, it takes it swipes at his presidency quite well, as if to shout at Democrats’ faces on what they need to say to combat the message he’s disseminated to the country, especially on economic growth. Nevertheless, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank was not happy with how Democrats reacted to President Trump’s State of the Union. He seemed especially taken aback at the notion that scores of congressional Democratsdidn’t standwhen he entered the House Chamber, breaking the common rule that when the president enters, no one sits—ever: I take a back seat...
  • Democratic Leaders, Why Do You Find Patriotism Divisive?

    02/02/2018 5:32:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | February 2, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    Did you ever think you'd see the day when a prominent political party would accuse the president of being divisive and exclusionary for saying "America" too many times during his State of the Union speech? The American Civil Liberties Union made that very complaint. No, the ACLU is not the Democratic Party, but their positions on such matters are virtually indistinguishable. Besides, many prominent Democrats and media liberals made similar objections after the speech. MSNBC host Joy Reid brazenly trashed traditional American values and institutions with her tweet accusing President Trump of trying to force the normalization of himself by...
  • Toward a Trump Republicanism

    02/02/2018 5:13:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 2, 2018 | Michael Barone
    Donald Trump's surprisingly good State of the Union speech got a record 70 to 75 percent positive approval rating from those who watched. Even if you discount (as you should) for the Trump haters who can't bear to watch him and chose another of their 100-plus cable channels, that's not chopped liver. If they'd watched, their reactions would undoubtedly have been as sour as those of the Democrats in the chamber who stayed slouching and frowning in their chairs even after some patriotic lines. White House staffers hinted that the speech would be nonpartisan, a reach out to Democrats from...
  • Longtime Trump Critic Frank Luntz Apologizes to President After State of the Union

    02/01/2018 1:03:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | February 1, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday was met with widespread approval from most of the country, but many Democrats, liberals, progressives, and other longtime opponents of the president were unmoved by the speech. One exception to this general trend in the media sphere was Republican pollster Frank Luntz, who tweeted his approval of many different aspects of Trump’s speech before concluding: Tonight, I owe Donald Trump an apology. Tonight, I was moved and inspired. Tonight, I have hope and faith in America again. It may go away tomorrow…But tonight, America is great again. #SOTU— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January...
  • The Night the Democratic Party Committed Political Suicide

    02/01/2018 12:51:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | February 1, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Before I get to the embarrassment of the nasty, bitter State of the Union display by the Democratic Party, let me lead with great news. First, the jobs front. Wednesday morning saw the release of ADP/Moody’s Analytics private payrolls report. New job creation exploded once again under President Trump. Businesses added 234,000 jobs in January versus an expected 185,000. Manufacturing added 12,000 jobs and construction 9,000 new jobs - in a traditionally slow month. WOW. Secondly, the numbers from Trump’s State of the Union. Fox News had the biggest audience for a State of the Union in the history of...
  • The Glorious Optics of Trump’s SOTU

    02/01/2018 5:57:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 1, 2018 | Lawrence Myers
    The scowling faces of Democrats during President Trump’s SOTU speech on Tuesday night told Americans everything they need to know about the Democratic leadership of this country. Items that any rational person should cheer went unacknowledged by most Democrat politicians. Or rather, they were acknowledged, with aforementioned scowling faces and the distinct lack of even golf club applause. This is what we in public relations call “bad optics”. It is instructive to examine not only why the Democrats’ behavior is so awful, but how the President’s policies and the speech itself set them up for failure. The American economy has...
  • The State of President Trump

    02/01/2018 5:34:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 1, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    President Trump's first State of the Union address set a new standard. For himself. If he lives up to that standard in future speeches, he may go far in changing his image from a blustering, ad-libbing "entertainer," to someone who looks and sounds, shall I say it, more "presidential." The speech was well-crafted, delivered in a mostly low-key manner and timed perfectly to link themes with flesh-and-blood guests in the balcony. It didn't hurt that first lady Melania Trump looked stunning in an all-white suit and caused jaws to drop as she descended the balcony stairs to her seat....
  • Joe Kennedy’s SOTU Response Wasn’t Just Bad, It Was Delusional Nonsense

    01/31/2018 10:57:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | February 1, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.), a rising star in the Democratic Party, was tapped to respond to President Trump’s first State of the Union (SOTU) Address, an opportunity riddled with perils and potential. The State of the Union response can be a make-or-break opportunity for young, ambitious politicians.Although State of the Union Addresses are typically too slow-moving for many Americans, they remain one of the most watched political events of the year, and the response to the State of the Union is the minority party’s opportunity to provide an alternative vision for the future of the country.What we learned in Kennedy’s...
  • A Welcome Address by an American President

    01/31/2018 5:42:37 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 31, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on a State of the Union Message... “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” “Mr. Gorbachev: Tear Down This Wall!” Every politician, when making a speech, hopes to hit a few major themes, and hopes to include lines that are as descriptive and memorable as the quotes above from Presidents Lincoln, Kennedy, and Reagan… but it’s a lot to hope for. In recent years, the State of the Union message has largely become an annual laundry list of spending proposals, some with...
  • Insanity: Here Are Six Nutty Things You Missed from MSNBC's Late-Night SOTU Coverage

    01/31/2018 4:55:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 31, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    Buckle Up!Late Tuesday, the President’s State of the Union address and Democratic response were completed around 11:00 p.m. Eastern, but MSNBC kept it going live until 2:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. While it’s doubtful you stayed up to watch, you missed some mind-numbingly stupid quotes. Whether it’s suggesting Trump has committed treason or ghoulishly laughing about people fearing MS-13 gang violence, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Joy Reid, and Ron Reagan succeeded in stooping to the lowest of lows. So, here they are (presented in chronological order): 1. Matthews Questions Trump Honoring Families of MS-13 Victims
  • NBC: Don’t Forget, Trump’s ‘Under Criminal Investigation’

    01/31/2018 3:58:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | Janary 31, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    As President Trump stepped up to podium to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the NBC News team wanted viewers to focus on one thing as they watched the speech – that Trump was “under criminal investigation” and Special Counsel Robert Mueller “hovers over the chamber.” Just moments before House Speaker Paul Ryan introduced the President, Today co-host Savannah Guthrie declared: “And let’s not forget, as we see Attorney General Sessions, this is a president who’s under criminal investigation right now for obstruction of justice with regard to the Russia investigation. So a lot going on in...
  • ‘Are you human?’ Lefty journo appalls with VICIOUS take on North Korean refugee at SOTU

    01/31/2018 1:49:43 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 31,2017 | Sarah D.
    What would do without the Left to teach us the true meaning of compassion and humanity and love for our fellow man? During his State of the Union Address last night, Donald Trump took a few moment to recognize Ji Seong-ho, a brave man who had risked his life to escape the brutal North Korean regime. Many people couldn’t help but me moved by Ji’s incredible story: Indeed, it would take a heart of stone not to feel compassion and awe for what Ji went through. Evidently, Jeffrey St. Clair, progressive editor of the political journal “Counterpunch,” was born with...
  • CNN poll grudgingly admits most viewers liked Trump’s SOTU speech

    01/31/2018 11:24:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | January 31, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The web is drowning in reactions to the State of the Union speech at the moment, so there’s no need for a lengthy analysis here. What may be far more interesting is the reaction of the media, not so much to the speech itself, but how it was received. CNN conducted an instant reaction poll among viewers who had previously indicated that they planned to watch and agreed to be contacted afterward and share their opinions. Rather than dancing around the bottom line, let’s just start with the numbers up front. Given options of Very Positive, Somewhat Positive or...
  • The Democrats Are The Conservative's Strongest Sales Pitch!

    01/31/2018 9:29:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/18 | Dave Merrick
    Fact of the matter is, this is no longer a battle between the right and left. It is a battle between the right and wrong Last night’s State of the Union address from our nation’s greatest president since Ronald Reagan - President, Donald Trump - was, after our weathering two terms of circling in the Obama toilet, a breath of fresh air. And the same anti-American, Communist Party that has thoroughly infiltrated and occupied the left side of our Congress continued to expose themselves by simply keeping their seats during all the attempts our president made at inviting their cooperation...
  • VANITY: I predict the Democrats will manufacture a scandal

    01/31/2018 7:55:46 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 44 replies
    Every time President Trump does something magnificent, the rat media drum up a faux scandal to tamp down the positive effect. For example, remember what happened immediately following President Trump's magnificent immigration meeting at the White House: S***HOUSE.
  • The State of the Union stats don’t lie: Americans are turning against Trump-hating celebrities

    01/31/2018 7:33:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    The stats don't lie. Within minutes of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech, CBS News revealed their YouGov poll approval ratings on it. Unsurprisingly, 97% of Republican speech watchers liked it. More surprisingly, 72% of Independents liked it. Staggeringly, 43% of Democrats liked it. Overall, CBS reported that 75% of Americans approved of the speech. For such a seriously divisive and polarising President, who is currently languishing with just 39% personal approval ratings, these were sensationally good results. Interestingly, 8/10 Americans in the poll felt the President was trying to unite the country with his speech and...
  • Viewers approve of Trump's first State of the Union address - CBS News poll

    01/30/2018 9:05:10 PM PST · by map · 76 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 30, 2018
    Three in four Americans who tuned in to President Trump's State of the Union address tonight approved of the speech he gave. Just a quarter disapproved.
  • CNN poll: 48 percent had 'very positive' reaction to Trump speech (70% overall positive)

    01/30/2018 11:19:11 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 31, 2018
    Nearly half of those who watched President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday reacted "very" positively to the speech, according to a snap CNN/SSRS poll. According to that survey, the results of which were announced on-air on CNN, 48 percent of respondents said they had a "very positive" reaction to the speech — Trump's first since taking office. Only 22 percent said they had a "somewhat positive" reaction to the speech, while 29 percent reacted negatively. The results of that poll came less than two hours after Trump finished delivering his speech, in which he touted the tax...