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State of the Democrats

If you watched the State of the Union Address on C-span you had the opportunity to sample the public's reaction to the event. At its conclusion viewers called in to critique what went on. While it's not a perfect vehicle for determining voters' reactions (since both sides call in and may have an agenda) it's about as good an opportunity as one is likely to get. Using that as a yard stick, Trump looked very good in giving possibly the best speech of his career. The Democrats, on the other hand, looked incredibly bad. The speech was chocked full of wonderful news about jobs, blue collar workers, and substantial pay raises. Yet all but one of the Democrats sat on their hands and scowled at the thought that blacks, Hispanics, and women were doing well. One young lady was in the audience with her mother who had been trying unsuccessfully to get her out of a failing inner-city school and into a good one that would prepare her for life. The president announced she had just been granted an opportunity scholarship. Republicans cheered. Democrats glowered. Another young black wanted to become an astronaut. Hie great grandfather was also in the audience and was one of the original Tuskegee airmen (who the president had just promoted to Brigadier General. Republicans cheered. Democrats scowled. Children in the audience were reunited with their father who had just flown in from a war zone. You guessed it. Republicans cheered while Democrats wore their stone faces. Rush Limbaugh (just diagnosed with stage four cancer) was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Trump's wife. Democrats muttered he didn't deserve it since he had sometimes spoken out against radical blacks. All the while Democrat House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi was gesticulating, muttering, reading her copy of the speech, and marking it for destruction. When Trump finished speaking she ripped it into several pieces in defiance because (in her words) it was nothing but lies. Nancy's hiss y fit was probably the rudest, crudest exhibition by a Speaker of the House in recent memory. It may also (depending on one's interpretation of House rules) have been an illegal act. If her written copy was merely a complimentary copy of the speech, then she was being rude. If, however, her copy was the official signed copy of the speech being presented to the Speaker as leader of the House, then it belonged ...

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