Tuesday, February 28, 2017

President Trump's 2017 State of the Union Address, I turned it off.

After watching the first 15 minutes of Donald Trump's first State of the Union address on the White House Facebook page, I turned him off.

I wanted to see President Trump talking about some more specifics of a middle-class income tax cut - - instead he repeated the same things he touched upon previously - - the US-Mexico wall, Mexican Cartels (and the Mafia is not supposed to be bad?).  He touched upon terrorist attacks by foreigners but fails to see how the Ku Klux Klan is rising again to be a greater threat than radical Islam (and ISIS is bloodthirsty).

But most of all, it's the same old story of bickering between liberals and conservatives - - they act like brats to each other and are unwilling to find a common ground.   I agree with some liberal points (civil rights, anti-assault weapons, protecting our environment, boosting wages, union strength and protections), however some liberal points are no good for my more conservative views (protection of religious liberties, putting able-bodied welfare recipients to work, government deregulation, strict illegal immigration laws while placing priority of the health and safety of individuals) and putting American people first.  Surely we had President Obama for 8 years, is the city of Detroit any better now?  No   Is the economy any better?  No   Are we in a collision course of the American spirit being decimated by racism, intolerance by the LGBT against religion (and intolerance against the LGBT community themselves in general), union destruction by Right-To-Work laws, a weaker and less educated American workforce. a crop of college graduates who know more about Beyonce than the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Theresa May), and the state of climate change?  Definitely yes.

But at the end of the day, I also must realize that Trump's address to Congress was required for any incoming President.  The U.S. Constitution requires a President (especially newly elected) to report to Congress from time to time.

But let's not forget one thing.  Whatever former President Obama responded after a terrorist attack, conservatives attacked him for PR stunts.  Trump is doing the same thing Obama is so what's the difference?   That's what a President does.

It's too bad that Trump's opening message on Black History Month was more of a fake PR stunt than a message of hope.  Want to respect minorities?  Get rid of Steven Bannon for good.  That's a start.

And as for Breitbart News, I will explain why Breitbart (unlike Fox News which tries to be "fair and balanced") is the most racist/sexist news site on the web today.    Good night everyone.

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