As this is written, the first State of the Union speech by PRESDT is about 36 hours from taking place and already petulant members of Congress most, if not all, with a “D” behind their name, have publicly stated that they will “boycott” the joint meeting on January 30, 2018. What a bunch of sore losers!! It appears to me that they are so used to being in sole charge that it is just not possible for them to not be able to push others around and act as they please. I don’t know about their colleagues but my friends and I will hold them in contempt for such conduct.
It was my hope that PRESDT will make it short and blunt and proclaim that the “Union is in great shape and getting better.” That would, of course, offend the major media as it would give them much less to complain about. My memory of these in previous years is that the sitting president would drone on and on about his accomplishments, for the most part. However, it was a refreshing change to have PRESBO be called a “liar” at least once for a flagrant falsehood. Unfortunately the proclaimant was soundly ridiculed for some time after by an “in the tank” major media.
Certainly, PRESDT had no shortage of accomplishments to mention in a favorable way. In my memory of these occasions, there have been none that can honestly make claim to so many improvements in the situation, at least as far as the citizens and nation are concerned. In fact, from the reception he seems to have received in Switzerland recently it would appear that officials from around the world feel better about the future. Along that line, it has been proven, unfortunately all too seldom, that the “take charge and do things” attitude he expounds will garner respect from most, if not all, the other world leaders.
In my memory, it remains clear about the discovery after V-E Day (Victory in Europe) that the Nazi military had orders to the effect that, if they experienced any resistance on entering Poland, they were to turn around and return into Germany. Perhaps Hitler was astounded when the British and French promptly declared war in September of 1939 to start World War II. His attack to invade was initiated just two days after British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared on return from Berlin, “We have achieved peace in our time.” So much for being able to trust any person in total dictatorship position.
Back to the “Swamp.” It seems to me that PRESDT, Senate Pro-tem Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, are faced with the same adversaries in minority leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California. Their promises seem to be totally unbelievable and should not be accepted. Fortunately for we poor, overtaxed and underserved citizens, it seems to me that Trump is equal to the task, with plenty of business experience dealing with such individuals in foreign nations.
So far, I am encouraged and pleased with how much Trump has managed to accomplish in just one year in spite of opposition from individuals in both parties. It would please me to see the Republican National Committee meet and at least vote on declaring to be RINOs those who are in open opposition to the president and his goals. Hopefully those who are up for re-election this year will be subject to retirement in November or even earlier if there happens to be a primary for any of them.
Along that line, some are already talking like the nomination of U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma, to head NASA may not garner enough Senate votes because of two empty seats held by Republicans, due to illness, plus Sen. Marco Rubio steadfastly refusing to even consider a vote for him. It appears that his objection is because Jim supported Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the primary. Well, duh, Cruz is from Texas, much more like and physically closer to Oklahoma than is Florida. In addition, Cruz has an attitude much closer to ours than does Rubio. In fact, he was my original choice, but I am pleased with probably the only one of the 17 that could have won over Clinton and her blindly supporting major media.
In any event, we shall soon see just how far the “sore losers” are willing to go to express their outrage at having lost the election. To them I/we say: “Get over it, you lost.” If they are so willing to bash the nation and disrespect the flag, then it seems to me that they should just go to one of those C/S nations and see how they like living there. I’ve seen none of those claiming they would do that if Trump won carry out on their promise to us. On the other hand, none was expected, they were just blowing off steam.