Where Was The Inspiration?

I did not watch the inauguration…I would rather have watched an episode of Sesame Street I am sure that it would have made more sense than the speech….but I got call from my daughter bitching at me for not watching it…..so I broke down and watched a replay of the speech…..

Okay I lied….I refuse to watch this crap…I instead read a transcript of the speech….full transcript here.

There a few lines in the speech that were just…..(you pick the term)…..(my analysis in parenthesis)…….

  •  “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. (should read corporations first)
  • “Jan. 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.” (cute…but totally BS)
  • “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now,” he said, after ticking off a litany of problems including poverty, crime, and “rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.”  (What about the “carnage” we are inflicting internationally?)
  • “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth.” (the same people he his hiring)
  • “We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.” (cool!  that has been a slogan that has been around for 40 years and still means NOTHING!)
  • “We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.”  (best I can muster is…Hahahahaha)
  • “I will never, ever let you down. America is going to start winning again, winning like never before.”  (every time he uses “winning” I think of the meltdown by Charlie Sheen a few years back)
  • “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.” (now here is the biggest lie of the speech….his followers would not know a patriot if it bit them in the ass and prejudice is ever-present)
  • “We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.”  (a promise he cannot and will not keep)
  • “The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.”  (again….Hahahahaha…this speech was as empty as my next door neighbor’s head)
  • “We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And, yes, together, we will make America great again.”  (BULLSHIT!)

My granddaughter could have written a better speech…..this one has NO imagination just a re-hash of all the old slogans from the campaign….

But after I wrote this I decided to see what others thought of the speech….I went to the conservative National Review and read a piece written by conservative writer George Will….someone that I seldom agree with on anything….

Twenty minutes into his presidency, Donald Trump, who is always claiming to have made, or to be about to make, astonishing history, had done so. Living down to expectations, he had delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s White House counselor, had promised that the speech would be “elegant.” This is not the adjective that came to mind as he described “American carnage.” That was a phrase the likes of which has never hitherto been spoken at an inauguration.

Source: Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address: Dreadful | National Review

I am sorry to my more conserv readers  but your man is a amateur and that is starting to show already…..this speech made me think of….HH
I can hardly wait for his first SOTU speech in a couple of months…..hopefully it will be written by someone that can think beyond the next bathroom break……
We are in for a chaotic 4 years….I wish the country much luck.

20 thoughts on “Where Was The Inspiration?

  1. It was as gloomy a view of America as I’ve ever heard. I concur with Will: worst inaugural speech I’ve ever heard, going back to Kennedy’s inspirational, upbeat vision. It spoke entirely to those who voted for him, and offered nothing for those who represent the other 3/4s of America. I think your analysis pretty much covers it.

    The speech left me depressed and anxious, frankly, a state I rarely experience. The next day, however, the women’s march and how it turned into a 327 city and town event all across America, with more marches on all continents, turned it around. I felt upbeat again because the magnitude of the protest shows there is a powerful force in the country to serve as a counter to the Trump administration’s romp through the rights of the people.

  2. I had not read Will’s comments before. Good gods, we actually agree on something! Trump has cared only about himself for 70 years. Those thinking that he is suddenly interested in the welfare of those financially inferior to himself are, I’m afraid, in for a very rude awakening. In fact, his first act was to repeal the reduction in mortgage insurance, which would make home ownership more affordable for the average person.

    1. Thanx for the visit and the comment as a pleasure to have new voices….I also read American Conservative they are showing some good sense for a change….my last post covered some of the stuff to come and I am working on one about the economy also….chuq

  3. I no longer underestimate the lengths that the wealthy will go to in order to protect their way of life. The ride is going to get really bumpy especially if things in this country start to get worse, which I think they will unfortunately. I don’t see Trump as the leader now, after this speech, that most of the country thought he’d be. The only thing he really has going for him right now, on day three, is that he isn’t Hillary Clinton.

    1. Thanx roger for the comment….I am afraid that some will be distracted from what is happening and I also think that it is part of the plan to keep people diverted from actions….have a good day….chuq

  4. I fully agree with all you folks. As I posted earlier on my site… I have supreme faith in the Constitution because inside there rests the rules for “making adjustments” should thing go too far… Republican Congress or not. (Or.. we wait until mid-terms to fix that imbalance, then make the “adjustments”.

  5. We are told that our Prime Minister, Theresa May, will be the first of the ‘world leaders’ to make an official visit to Trump. My best guess is that she is going to try to wangle some good trade deal out of him, whilst he is still excited, and before he really starts to ‘smell the coffee’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. Really glad I missed it; never heard so much bullshit in so few words. Patriotism IS a form of prejudice, folks; along with religion, it’s the most divisive element of our human culture….

    Pathetic, just pathetic.

    gigoid, the dubious

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