We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I was working tonight, but I gather from Mrs. BD that his speech was wonderful and uplifting, humorous, half-scripted and half off the cuff, and neither Republican nor Democrat but just plain American. It takes a lot to impress Mrs. BD, especially if you are not a Conservative (which Trump is not).
It reminded some pundits of Teddy Roosevelt. Things are getting more and more interesting.
If you heard or watched that speech, what did you think?
If it PO's Zach, I'll be h very happy! And it should!
No more reading a proggy script from a teleprompter, reciting worthless platitudes (so dear to Zach); a real alpha male is now in charge. Love watching the continued implosion of the MSM and their minions in DC.
I do not wish to be 'that dude' but:
Trump is America distilled.
The world hates him because he's brash, doesn't care how it's been done before, cares not a fig for conventional methods, needs no one else to validate him, and doesn't care if you know it.
I missed the first few minutes but got to listen to the rest of it.
And I realized just how much of a bullet we dodged electing him instead of Hillary. With her in charge NOTHING would have changed. Corruption would have increased, regulation would have increased, and we'd have had another 4 years of grinding 'progress' that more and more resembles a slow Balkanization of the various groups of the US.
Because the Dems get power by pandering to various parties, setting them against each other.
Last night I heard a man saying we're ALL Americans. He didn't hypenate, he didn't discriminate, he wants to do good for ALL of us, not just this group or that. And that, to me, is what a President should do, should be.
Here's wishing for his success - and confusion to our enemies!
I am not a pundit but I did say to my wife during the speech that Trump reminded me of Teddy Roosevelt. It was a great speech. What we had was a brilliant example of how to communicate "with" all Americans.
Better than I expected. There were some skillfull themes worked in there. He called out the press for example for being "dishonest", triggering a round of boos towards the media box in the back. He could have called them out for a lot of things, but dishonest is a behavior so it gives them a chance for redemption if they improve.
He ragged on regulation and taxes driving investment and jobs out of the US. The Democrats would have been talking about more regulation and tax penalties for leaving. Trump said he'd like to change regulation and taxes so they want to stay, an optimistic carrot rather than the big government stick.
He also called out the leftists for driving people apart by racial, sexual, and other categories. He said he wants to bring people together as Americans. Can he do it? Beats the hell out of me, but it was a breath of fresh air.