Despite Pelosi’s petulance, Trump commands the chamber

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Despite Pelosi’s petulance, Trump commands the chamber


Last night, President Trump reminded the people that he and a unified GOP congress passed and signed the legislation that unleashed an economic revolution that’s continues to this day. Sitting right over his left shoulder was Speaker-in-name-only Pelosi. President Trump started the State of the Union Address strong. At one point, he riffed “Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results. Jobs are booming, incomes are soaring, poverty is plummeting, crime is falling, confidence is surging, and our country is thriving and highly respected again. America’s enemies are on the run, America’s fortunes are on the rise, and America’s future is blazing bright.”

Despite the fact that the US is back and better than ever, some things never change. Speaker Pelosi is still acting like a petulant spoiled brat. Throughout the speech, she looked disinterested in the speech. At times, she looked like she was catching up on paperwork. At other times, she sat while Republicans and other patriotic Americans applauded our nation’s accomplishments under this administration. At the end, Pelosi ripped up the speech:

In the words of the NY Post, Speaker Pelosi is last night’s “Tore Loser”:

Last night, President Trump laid out a lengthy list of accomplishments that will help him win re-election. Throughout the speech, Pelosi acted like the elitist snob that she is. She won’t change. The bad news is that we’re stuck with her. The good news is that We The People can demote her to minority leader this upcoming November.

It isn’t just that she doesn’t like President Trump. It’s that it appears as though she viscerally hates President Trump. There isn’t any doubt that she’d rather stab him in the back rather than negotiate in good faith with him. Pelosi and other Democrats sat while President Trump said this:

I am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been. Our military is completely rebuilt, with its power being unmatched anywhere in the world — and it’s not even close. Our borders are secure. Our families are flourishing. Our values are renewed. Our pride is restored. And for all of these reasons, I say to the people of our great country and to the members of Congress: The state of our Union is stronger than ever before.

By comparison, Republicans stood and applauded. Republicans applaud when America flourishes. Former Democrat presidential candidate Tim Ryan walked out of the speech. Seth Moulton, another loser Democrat presidential candidate, walked out, too. After he left, Ryan tweeted this:

I just walked out of the #StateOfTheUnion. I’ve had enough. It’s like watching professional wrestling. It’s all fake.

— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) February 5, 2020

Earlier, Ryan tweeted this:

The President spent the first half of his #SOTU speech talking about how great the economy is for American workers, but if that’s true, why are so many Ohioans working 2 or 3 jobs and struggling to make ends meet?

— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) February 5, 2020

Closing question: why is it impossible for Democrats to applaud when people are prospering? Why do Democrats see the US as though we’re in the midst of a terrible recession? The reality is that we’re experiencing a blue collar boom.

In the Gallery tonight, we have a young gentleman. And what he wants so badly — 13 years old — Iain Lanphier. He’s an eighth grader from Arizona. Iain, please stand up. Iain has always dreamed of going to space. He was the first in his class and among the youngest at an aviation academy. He aspires to go to the Air Force Academy and then he has his eye on the Space Force. As Iain says, “Most people look up at space. I want to look down on the world.”

But sitting behind Iain tonight is his greatest hero of them all. Charles McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio, one century ago. Charles is one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen — the first black fighter pilots — and he also happens to be Iain’s great-grandfather. Incredible story.

The US is the nation where dreams can change the trajectory of an entire family. While I can’t see into the future, I can say that I won’t be surprised if Iain reaches for — and attains — the stars. That’s part of this incredible nation’s DNA. That’s who we are — a nation of overachievers.

The great news, in President Trump’s words, is that “the best is yet to come.”