AWFUL: Top Democrats Refuse To Stand, Clap For Navy SEAL Widow Honored By Trump
On Tuesday evening, President Trump spoke to a joint session of Congress – and gave what was obviously the best speech of his career. The best moment was obvious, too: his tribute to the widow of Navy SEAL William ‘Ryan’ Owens:
We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy special operator, Senior Chief William “Ryan” Owens. Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero — battling against terrorism and securing our nation.
I just spoke to General [Jim] Mattis, who reconfirmed that, and I quote, “Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies.”
Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country and for our freedom — we will never forget him.
As his widow wept and mouthed to heaven, “I love you, baby,” Trump led a round of applause that lasted minutes.
And House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) apparently sat there and didn’t cheer as the incredible moment progressed, along with Senator Bernie Sanders and others.
I suspect that the Dems will have cause to regret their repulsive behavior for a very long time. Even their lapdog media activists won’t be able to cover this disgusting display up for them.
Absolutely disgusting and in very poor taste. Apparently the democrats still can’t understand why they lost big. Perhaps if they remove their fingers from their ears and listen to the citizens they could hear the dismay / displeasure their policies have reeked on us peon, the silent voters, who elected anybody but a democrat.
My condolences to Carryn Owens, her pain will last a lifetime.
Mary Katherine Ham: The Democratic Rebuttal To Trump’s Speech Is Everything Wrong With The Democratic Party
I try to make it a habit not to hate too much on the rebuttal to any president’s joint session or State of the Union address. It’s a nearly impossible task to come on right after the pomp and circumstance of the full chamber and tepidly voice the opposition’s concerns. Quirks as varied as a wandering eyebrow, a sing-song voice, or a (gasp!) sip of water have been the downfall of many a good politician in this unenviable position.
Perhaps that’s the reason the Democratic Party couldn’t manage to find anyone more promising than a septuagenarian former governor of Kentucky to take on the task. Luckily, in keeping with my habit, I need not even venture into the substance of former Gov. Steve Beshear’s speech to diagnose the problems with the Democratic Party. I need only examine the selection of Beshear.
SOTU Poll: President Normal-Trump Hits Grand Slam With a Very Popular Agenda
Because I myself have always had the heart of a pirate, I am not so sure I like President Normal-Trump, the man who showed up for Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. I much prefer President Trump-Trump, the guy who swings across the room by a chandelier with a big SCREW YOU clenched between his teeth; you know, President Groucho-Trump relentlessly insulting our Margaret Dumont-establishment.
According to the polls, though, I am way-way-way in the minority. The American public LOVED what they saw last night.
57% of viewers had a VERY positive reaction to the speech. While this is below the 68% and 66% Presidents Obama and W. Bush received respectively, considering the brutal 2016 campaign, combined with 18 months of unceasingly hostile media smears, Trump has to be pretty happy with that.
Overall, a full 78% had a very or somewhat positive reaction to the speech.
Trump Speech to Joint Session of Congress: Mission Accomplished
I’ll leave the details and the policy prescriptions to others. Here’s my quick reaction.
Donald Trump’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress tonight was enormously impressive and potentially game changing.
In big terms, he was both presidential and pugnacious. He started by talking about more work to be done on civil rights, and condemned recent acts of anti-Semitism and hate. While it will not satisfy those who hate him, it set a tone and deflated the attacks on the speech you know already had been written. Bringing victims of crime by illegal immigrants and introducing them was powerful. And introducing the widow of fallen Navy Seal Ryan Owens was the most emotional moment I’ve ever seen in such a speech.