A Remarkable State of the Union ~ VIDEOS


Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Watching and listening to President Trump’s first State of the Union address I was struck by how wide-ranging and visionary it was.

I was also struck by how deeply the Democrats reject everything uttered by President Trump – even when it is something in which they believe or support.

The President’s guests were emotionally powerful as examples of his values and the values in which most Americans believe. The synergistic impact of their personal stories being tied into the larger principles of the speech was inspiring. They were not only emotional guests. They were didactic guests whose stories taught us something about ourselves and the values that have made America both unique and great.

Beyond these moving personal stories, this speech was a powerful collection of reform proposals that outlined a vision for a successful America which, as the President said, has to involve success for all Americans.

His theme of making America great again for all Americans is one of the keys to why President Trump is so different.

It was a very inclusive speech, and its very inclusiveness seemed to leave the Democratic leaders unnerved.

The more President Trump spoke about achieving positive, bipartisan goals, the more uncomfortable and unhappy former Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared. Her reaction to this forward-looking speech reminds us why she should not be Speaker of the House again.

The contrast between the Trumpian optimism and the Democrats’ gloom and doom was reinforced by Congressman Joe Kennedy III’s speech responding to the President. At a time of rising stock markets, record-low unemployment, companies announcing bonuses and investments, and the highest consumer confidence in a generation, Kennedy described the Left’s version of our country, which most Americans would find unrecognizable.

The gap between good news and unhappy Democrats made me feel like I was reliving the Reagan years.

One of the strangest moments of the evening came after President Trump reported that Black and Hispanic unemployment were at historic low points. Black and Hispanic Democratic members simply could not bring themselves to applaud something which they had demanded for generations and which clearly meant better lives for their communities.

The depth of Democratic divisiveness and hostility was demonstrated again when the President offered a path to citizenship for three times as many dreamers as President Obama had offered. Democrats simply couldn’t bring themselves to accept this victory for dreamers, solely because it was President Trump’s proposal.

Actually, President Trump’s assertion that “Americans are dreamers too” reframed this entire debate from a focus on a small number of people here illegally to include all 327 million Americans. It may have been his best line of the evening.

President Trump evolved from “Trump the Fighter” to “Trump the Winner” in this speech.

His policies are clearly beginning to work. Regulations have been rolled back more than ever before in our history. The tax cuts have had a shockingly big effect in their first 30 days. I have never seen American businesses react so aggressively with new investment plans, new bonuses, new pay scales, and new hires. The sheer day-after-day reporting on the positive response to the tax cuts is beginning to break through the elite media’s efforts to smear and distort them.

  • We have had a year of Trump learning to be more and more effective, and this learning process showed itself Tuesday in both his style and tone.
  • This was not a speech by a candidate.
  • This was not a speech by the head of one faction.
  • This was a State of the Union address by the President of the United States, who was speaking to the entire nation.

Historians will look at President Trump’s successful, positive speech in Davos last Friday and this speech four days later as the emergence of a national and world leader of the highest order.

There were an extraordinary number of specific reform proposals. Many of them are so practical that Democrats will be forced to work on a bipartisan basis.

  • How many Democrats want to be against $1.5 trillion-worth of infrastructure investment, combined with reforms to get things built quickly?
  • How many Democrats want to oppose lowering the costs of prescription drugs?
  • How many Democrats want to vote against fighting the opioid crisis?
  • How many Democrats want to oppose allowing people with fatal illnesses the right to try new drugs and new techniques?
  • How many Democrats want to oppose better vocational education to improve the work force and raise Americans out of poverty?

With this speech, President Trump set the stage for a series of bipartisan reforms, despite the Democrats’ hostility.

This is quite an achievement.

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About Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. After he was elected Speaker, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people.

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3 years ago

Gregory, I am not a democrat and never have been but I agree with the theme of your post. We sent them to the swamp to do our business, not to fight and act like spoiled two year olds. The only way I can see to correct this situation is to send them home to mommie. We can do that by going to the poles and voting them out of office. They are showing us they do not deserve the good pay and great benefits that they have put in place for themselves.

3 years ago

When I saw these Democrat politicians wearing African “colors”, I was reminded of a comment by Theodore Roosevelt, “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.”

Freddie Gregory
Freddie Gregory
3 years ago

I have been a registered Democrat my whole life,and a PROUD Deplorable Trump voter,and am embarrassed how Democrats showed so much disrespect for our country’s President,during the S.O.T.U. address, my President is absolutely right, AMERICA FIRST,and yes my children and grandchildren have dreams too,The divisiveness needs to stop,i believe both parties have been obstructionist over the decades and President Trump is trying to correct the situation,everyone must give a little ,quit being crybabies ,no one gets their way all the time,work together and do your job for the American people,that is after all what we pay you for.

Marc Disabled Vet
Marc Disabled Vet
3 years ago

Right on target !
I’ve said some of the same things in the past.
We need a way to make THEM listen to us ,
rather than listening to themselves bitch.