State Of The Ego Speech–2017

Last night our newly elected president gave his first speech before a joint session of Congress….it is a much anticipated speech and many were expecting good things and some not so good….

But I will be honest…I did not watch or listen to the speech….I prefer to print it out and read it for myself that way I am not biased by lip smacking pundits one way or the other…..(in case you might would like to try my technique)…..

Source: Full transcript of President Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress

Now the question is….how did he do for his first time (they say you ever forget your first time)…….I found 12 lines within the speech that I think I should highlight….

  • “When we celebrate our 250 years of glorious freedom, we will look back on tonight as when this new chapter of American greatness began.”
  • “We are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms.”
  • “We cannot allow a beachhead of terrorists to form inside America. We cannot allow our nation to become a sanctuary for extremists.”
  • “We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet,” referring to ISIS.
  • “Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country,” he said, calling on Congress to “repeal and replace ObamaCare.”
  • “I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims,” he said, referring to crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. “The office is called VOICE—Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests.”
  • “Education is the civil rights issue of our time.”
  • “We’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas, while our infrastructure at home has so badly crumbled.”
  • “People turned out by the tens of millions, and they were all united by one very simple, but crucial demand, that America must put its own citizens first, because only then, can we truly ‘Make America Great Again,'” he said, referring to his election win.
  • “We want all Americans to succeed—but that can’t happen in an environment of lawless chaos. We must restore integrity and the rule of law at our borders,” he said, promising that construction would soon start on “a great wall along our southern border.”
  • But: “I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on the following goals: to improve jobs and wages for Americans, to strengthen our nation’s security, and to restore respect for our laws.” (Before the speech, he suggested he was softening his position on allowing more undocumented immigrants to stay.)
  • “Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved. And every hurting family can find healing, and hope.”

This did one thing….it calmed the nerves of the freaking GOP…..they now have a vision (even a minor vision) that they can work with going forward.

Was it a brilliant speech?  Not even close but it was a pretty good speech….at least it was not a rehash of his election rhetoric….I am guessing that he finally decided to use a speech writer which was a wise choice.

I am sure that hiding in the dark corners of reality there will be some that think this was a game changer of a speech….


12 thoughts on “State Of The Ego Speech–2017

  1. Didn’t watch either and I probably won’t read in its entirety though thank you for the informative link chuq. Your highlights, for the most part, don’t sound that bad and because of that I’d guess a speech writer too.
    THANK YOU for a post that is not very biased regarding this event. Most of the short on-line article I’ve seen this morning concern the FLOTUS’ attire…….sigh. I mean really…BFD. ~~dru~~

  2. It would not have been a bad speech if he could contain his off script remarks, such as the families “will be so happy”, ” money is pouring in from our allies”….bunk.

  3. My only comment on this is, after reading your excerpts, I can honestly say I have seen better speeches written by 12 year-olds. It is a rather pathetic concept to realize the ‘leader’ of the ‘free world’ is no more educated than a sixth grader, who should have been held back until his reading caught up to that level….

    Vague, disorganized, and did not make one actual promise to DO anything; he just said ‘it can be done’..None of which addresses the obvious, blatant lies, which, in my mind, stand out quite clearly..

    Sad, sad, sad….

    gigoid, the dubious

      1. For those of that ilk, reality is whatever they wish it to be… not that reality cares what they believe… LOL


  4. I only watched highlights on the BBC. Even they admitted that he had done well, and much better than anticipated. If he keeps up this more dignified posture, a lot more people might start to think he’s not as bad as they feared. Clever stuff.
    Regards, Pete.

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