It was a great display of rude, petulant, and defiant behavior that our nation watched during last week’s State of the Union address by President Trump. The Congress invited the president to come to Capitol Hill to deliver his assessment of the condition of the nation after his first year as president, as well as his ideas for the upcoming year.
This has been done by every president since George Washington. The Constitution lays out the need for the president to report however he must actually be invited. Ergo; President Trump was an invited guest speaker.
The party that describes themselves as the party of tolerance and the “Big Tent” where all are welcome and all ideas are to be shared showed the American public and the rest of the world just the opposite. Thirteen of the Democrats refused to attend and boycotted the speech because of some silly reason or another. How do you have a discussion if you refuse to even listen to the other side? They call the president a racist but the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King defends the president and clearly states that Donald Trump isn’t a racist.
Others claim that he is not the best person with his attitudes toward women. Interesting that the Democrats sent the next generation Kennedy out to give the rebuttal since we know his credentials for being selected were that his uncles and grandfather include a President, Attorney General, Senator, and Ambassador and we all know that the Kennedy men were absolutely faithful to their wives and never ever had affairs. Senator Teddy took actions to avoid getting help for Mary Jo while she drowned in his car. John Kennedy had his Secret Service agents keep Jackie on the sidelines while he partied.
The Congressional Black Caucus sat on their collective hands when the president announced that Black unemployment was at a historically low point. They just sat. The Democrats sat when they heard that the stock market was soaring. The Democrats did not even have the decency to stand to applaud Veterans, or a twelve year old boy who had started a movement that decorated 40,000 graves of our fallen Veteran with tiny American Flags. The Democrats were rude to the two families who had daughters murdered by illegal alien gang members, a North Korean defector, and a cop and his wife who adopted a baby that had been removed from her crack using parents.
When the president stated he wanted to offer an open hand to the opposition Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi sat with sour looks on their faces. When applause developed for the open hand offer Nancy Pelosi looked around to make sure none in her party were clapping.
It seems that the Democrats have been pushed so far to the Left on issues that they can’t be happy that unemployment is down, corporations are bringing jobs back to America, we are going toward energy independence, this year the stock market has created around $8 Trillion dollars of wealth, three BILLION dollars in bonuses have been paid out to three million workers due to the recent tax cuts, ISIS is almost destroyed, and people are feeling a little safer. Eighty percent of the respondents to a CBS Poll following the Trump Speech felt good about things and yet one Liberal pundit referred to it as “candy coated poison”.
The alleged progressive, tolerant, open-minded, big-tent, people showed such contempt that it revealed the hypocrisy of their position. They don’t want solutions that create an environment wherein citizens can become less dependent on government. We deserve better leadership than the petulant, boorish rudeness they displayed.