President Trump gave his first State of the Union Address this Tuesday. The expectation from the legacy media was that Trump was to deliver a message of unity. The purpose of a SOTU address is to meet with a joint session of Congress to explain the economic situation of the nation and try to employ the help of Congress to help with their agenda. Not to “unify” the nation.
Trump performed his duties on the economy report flawlessly. He also did a great addressing his concerns as it comes to his agenda. Trump whether you agree or not has stayed true to his campaign promises. He was masterful of bringing guests to illustrate the importance of his agenda items. This is a practice that presidents have used in recent history. I must say that sometimes it is exploitive like it was Tuesday. But it is effective.
President Trump brought the parents of two teenagers that were murdered by MS-13 gang members that entered the country as unaccompanied minors. He was trying to show the importance of border security. Now, it easy to conflate all immigration issues and Democrats want us to do just that. Talking about the bad hombres that enter the country illegally does not have anything to do with the 800,000 people brought to the country by their parents. It seems that Democrats want to confuse these very different issues. The question is why? President Trump has offered amnesty to the so-called “Dreamers.” I thought this is what the Democrats wanted. But they won’t accept it because it comes from Trump.
This continuous Trump hate is eroding the Democrat base as many people are opting out. People that would normally support Democrats are distancing themselves from some of the outrageous antics of the left. The refusing to stand for the parents of the daughters that were killed by the MS-13 gang members has painted a horrible picture for many people. When the American Civil Liberties Union’s biggest complaint was that Trump used the word America too much. It is bound to make normal people wonder aloud if the left has lost their mind.
I was told today that the “fact-checkers” clocked Trump telling a lie every 4 seconds during his address. Based on the nature of the address that’s not possible. But, it is something that gets spread and is leading to an erosion of the Democrat base in my opinion. Put simply, the more Democrats hate, the more Trump wins.
Democrats seem to be on a collision course with a thunderous loss in the 2018 midterms unless they pivot back to policy and away from personality. This will give the supporters that are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with antics based politics something to grab on to. This will also give candidates a platform to run on. As this post is being written an intelligence memo has been released that seems to show that the only collusion in the 2016 election was between the DNC, the Clinton campaign, and the FBI and DOJ. So at this point, the entire Russian story seems to be falling apart. So it may be a great time to make that pivot.