It’s a good thing Trump has a bevy of speechwriters otherwise his address to Congress could have become a night of syncopated 142 word recitations of tweets.
But as the blog title suggest it isn’t just about what Trump said but what he didn’t say.
Elected Republicans have been catching hell everywhere they go, from town hall meetings to the media, and it’s obvious they’re getting a little rattled as their thoughts turn to midterm elections.
The fact that some of their own constituents are among the hell raisers is even more troublesome.
The exercising of free speech and assembly seems to boggle their mind, this isn’t representative of the America they envision or would usher in and somethings got to be done.
Among the options at the bottom of the list is placing people first, something so incongruent as to defy comprehension.
Nobody needs waterways protected if it could conceivably interfere with corporate profits – in fact everything from the environment to essential social programs are on the chopping block if even suspected to interfere with corporate gluttony or their having a free hand to do as they damn well please.
That’s called conservatism and it’s a good thing – good for everyone but the overwhelming majority of Americans.
The solution? Tone down the rhetoric a little and provide a teleprompter to read a “speech” from that surprisingly thus far the “genius” hasn’t claimed to have penned himself…….. but the day is young and there’s always twitter.
I imagine Republicans collectively heaved a sigh of relief that Trump made less of a fool of himself than is the norm, and they’ll probably eagerly buy into Rasputin’s (Bannon) assessment that this was one of the greatest addresses to Congress ever – they’re getting desperate for a moments respite so maybe you can’t really blame them for clutching at straws.