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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

State of the Union transcript

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America:

Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation's path toward civil rights and the work that still remains.

Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week's shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.

Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice –- in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present.

That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart.

A new chapter of American Greatness is now beginning.

A new national pride is sweeping across our Nation.

And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp.

What we are witnessing today is the Renewal of the American Spirit.

Our allies will find that America is once again ready to lead.

All the nations of the world -- friend or foe -- will find that America is strong, America is proud, and America is free.

In 9 years, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our founding -- 250 years since the day we declared our Independence.

It will be one of the great milestones in the history of the world.

But what will America look like as we reach our 250th year? What kind of country will we leave for our children?

I will not allow the mistakes of recent decades past to define the course of our future.

For too long, we've watched our middle class shrink as we've exported our jobs and wealth to foreign countries.

We've financed and built one global project after another, but ignored the fates of our children in the inner cities of Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit -- and so many other places throughout our land.

We've defended the borders of other nations, while leaving our own borders wide open, for anyone to cross -- and for drugs to pour in at a now unprecedented rate.

And we've spent trillions of dollars overseas, while our infrastructure at home has so badly crumbled.

Then, in 2016, the earth shifted beneath our feet. The rebellion started as a quiet protest, spoken by families of all colors and creeds -– families who just wanted a fair
shot for their children, and a fair hearing for their concerns.

But then the quiet voices became a loud chorus -- as thousands of citizens now spoke out together, from cities small and large, all across our country.

Finally, the chorus became an earthquake – and the 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.

Dying industries will come roaring back to life. Heroic veterans will get the care they so desperately need.

Our military will be given the resources its brave warriors so richly deserve.

Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our beautiful land.

Our terrible drug epidemic will slow down and ultimately, stop.

And our neglected inner cities will see a rebirth of hope, safety, and opportunity.

Above all else, we will keep our promises to the American people.

It's been a little over a month since my inauguration, and I want to take this moment to update the Nation on the progress I've made in keeping those promises.

Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart, and many others, have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs.

The stock market has gained almost three trillion dollars in value since the election on November 8th, a record. We've saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by bringing down the price of the fantastic new F-35 jet fighter, and will be saving billions more dollars on contracts all across our Government. We have placed a hiring freeze on non-military and non-essential Federal workers.

We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a 5 year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials –- and a lifetime ban on becoming lobbyists for a foreign government.

We have undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job?crushing regulations, creating a deregulation task force inside of every Government agency; imposing a new rule which mandates that for every 1 new regulation, 2 old regulations must be eliminated; and stopping a regulation that threatens the future and livelihoods of our great coal miners.

We have cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines -- thereby creating tens of thousands of jobs -- and I've issued a new directive that new American pipelines be made with American steel.

We have withdrawn the United States from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.

With the help of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we have formed a Council with our neighbors in Canada to help ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to the networks, markets and capital they need to start a business and live out their financial dreams.

To protect our citizens, I have directed the Department of Justice to form a Task Force on Reducing Violent Crime.

I have further ordered the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, along with the Department of State and the Director of National Intelligence, to coordinate an aggressive strategy to dismantle the criminal cartels that have spread across our Nation.

We will stop the drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth -- and we will expand treatment for those who have become so badly addicted.

At the same time, my Administration has answered the pleas of the American people for immigration enforcement and border security. By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone. 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 to our borders.

For that reason, we will soon begin the construction of a great wall along our southern border. It will be started ahead of schedule and, when finished, it will be a very effective weapon against drugs and crime.

As we speak, we are removing gang members, drug dealers and criminals that threaten our communities and prey on our citizens. Bad ones are going out as I speak tonight and as I have promised.

To any in Congress who do not believe we should enforce our laws, I would ask you this question: what would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or a loved one, because America refused to uphold its laws and defend its borders?

Our obligation is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States. We are also taking strong measures to protect our Nation from Radical Islamic Terrorism.

According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted for terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country. We have seen the attacks at home -– from Boston to San Bernardino to the Pentagon and yes, even the World Trade Center.

We have seen the attacks in France, in Belgium, in Germany and all over the world.

It is not compassionate, but reckless, to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur. Those given the high honor of admission to the United States should support this country and love its people and its values.

We cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside America -- we cannot allow our Nation to become a sanctuary for extremists.

That is why my Administration has been working on improved vetting procedures, and we will shortly take new steps to keep our Nation safe -- and to keep out those who would do us harm.

As promised, I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS -- a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, women, and children of all faiths and beliefs. We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet.

I have also imposed new sanctions on entities and individuals who support Iran's ballistic missile program, and reaffirmed our unbreakable alliance with the State of Israel.

Finally, I have kept my promise to appoint a Justice to the United States Supreme Court -- from my list of 20 judges -- who will defend our Constitution. I am honored to have Maureen Scalia with us in the gallery tonight. Her late, great husband, Antonin Scalia, will forever be a symbol of American justice. To fill his seat, we have chosen Judge Neil Gorsuch, a man of incredible skill, and deep devotion to the law. He was confirmed unanimously to the Court of Appeals, and I am asking the Senate to swiftly approve his nomination.

Tonight, as I outline the next steps we must take as a country, we must honestly acknowledge the circumstances we inherited.

Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force.

Over 43 million people are now living in poverty, and over 43 million Americans are on food stamps.

More than 1 in 5 people in their prime working years are not working.

We have the worst financial recovery in 65 years.

In the last 8 years, the past Administration has put on more new debt than nearly all other Presidents combined.

We've lost more than one-fourth of our manufacturing jobs since NAFTA was approved, and we've lost 60,000 factories since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

Our trade deficit in goods with the world last year was nearly $800 billion dollars.

And overseas, we have inherited a series of tragic foreign policy disasters.

Solving these, and so many other pressing problems, will require us to work past the differences of party. It will require us to tap into the American spirit that has overcome every challenge throughout our long and storied history.

But to accomplish our goals at home and abroad, we must restart the engine of the American economy -- making it easier for companies to do business in the United States, and much harder for companies to leave.

Right now, American companies are taxed at one of the highest rates anywhere in the world.

My economic team is developing historic tax reform that will reduce the tax rate on our companies so they can compete and thrive anywhere and with anyone. At the same time, we will provide massive tax relief for the middle class.

We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.

Currently, when we ship products out of America, many other countries make us pay very high tariffs and taxes -- but when foreign companies ship their products into America, we charge them almost nothing.

I just met with officials and workers from a great American company, Harley-Davidson. In fact, they proudly displayed five of their magnificent motorcycles, made in the USA, on the front lawn of the White House.

At our meeting, I asked them, how are you doing, how is business? They said that it's good. I asked them further how they are doing with other countries, mainly international sales. They told me -- without even complaining because they have been mistreated for so long that they have become used to it -- that it is very hard to do business with other countries because they tax our goods at such a high rate. They said that in one case another country taxed their motorcycles at 100 percent.

They weren't even asking for change. But I am.

I believe strongly in free trade but it also has to be FAIR TRADE.

The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, warned that the "abandonment of the protective policy by the American Government [will] produce want and ruin among our people."

Lincoln was right -- and it is time we heeded his words. I am not going to let America and its great companies and workers, be taken advantage of anymore.

I am going to bring back millions of jobs. Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers.

Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others –- have a merit-based immigration system. It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon. According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.

Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits: it will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families –- including immigrant families –- enter the middle class.

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.

If we are guided by the well-being of American citizens then I believe Republicans and Democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades.

Another Republican President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, initiated the last truly great national infrastructure program –- the building of the interstate highway system. The time has come for a new program of national rebuilding.

America has spent approximately six trillion dollars in the Middle East, all this while our infrastructure at home is crumbling. With this six trillion dollars we could have rebuilt our country –- twice. And maybe even three times if we had people who had the ability to negotiate.

To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking the Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States -- financed through both public and private capital –- creating millions of new jobs.

This effort will be guided by two core principles: Buy American, and Hire American.

Tonight, I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time, provide better Healthcare.

Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for America. The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance, and that is what we will do.

Obamacare premiums nationwide have increased by double and triple digits. As an example, Arizona went up 116 percent last year alone. Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky just said Obamacare is failing in his State -- it is unsustainable and collapsing.

One third of counties have only one insurer on the exchanges –- leaving many Americans with no choice at all.

Remember when you were told that you could keep your doctor, and keep your plan?

We now know that all of those promises have been broken.

Obamacare is collapsing –- and we must act decisively to protect all Americans. Action is not a choice –- it is a necessity.

So I am calling on all Democrats and Republicans in the Congress to work with us to save Americans from this imploding Obamacare disaster.

Here are the principles that should guide the Congress as we move to create a better healthcare system for all Americans:

First, we should ensure that Americans with pre-existing conditions have access to coverage, and that we have a stable transition for Americans currently enrolled in the healthcare exchanges.

Secondly, we should help Americans purchase their own coverage, through the use of tax credits and expanded Health Savings Accounts –- but it must be the plan they want, not the plan forced on them by the Government.

Thirdly, we should give our great State Governors the resources and flexibility they need with Medicaid to make sure no one is left out.

Fourthly, we should implement legal reforms that protect patients and doctors from unnecessary costs that drive up the price of insurance – and work to bring down the artificially high price of drugs and bring them down immediately.

Finally, the time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across State lines –- creating a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring cost way down and provide far better care.

Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved. And every hurting family can find healing, and hope.

Our citizens deserve this, and so much more –- so why not join forces to finally get it done? On this and so many other things, Democrats and Republicans should get together and unite for the good of our country, and for the good of the American people.

My administration wants to work with members in both parties to make childcare accessible and affordable, to help ensure new parents have paid family leave, to invest in women's health, and to promote clean air and clear water, and to rebuild our military and our infrastructure.

True love for our people requires us to find common ground, to advance the common good, and to cooperate on behalf of every American child who deserves a brighter future.

An incredible young woman is with us this evening who should serve as an inspiration to us all.

Today is Rare Disease day, and joining us in the gallery is a Rare Disease Survivor, Megan Crowley. Megan was diagnosed with Pompe Disease, a rare and serious illness, when she was 15 months old. She was not expected to live past 5.

On receiving this news, Megan's dad, John, fought with everything he had to save the life of his precious child. He founded a company to look for a cure, and helped develop the drug that saved Megan's life. Today she is 20 years old -- and a sophomore at Notre Dame.

Megan's story is about the unbounded power of a father's love for a daughter.

But our slow and burdensome approval process at the Food and Drug Administration keeps too many advances, like the one that saved Megan's life, from reaching those in need.

If we slash the restraints, not just at the FDA but across our Government, then we will be blessed with far more miracles like Megan.

In fact, our children will grow up in a Nation of miracles.

But to achieve this future, we must enrich the mind –- and the souls –- of every American child.

Education is the civil rights issue of our time.

I am calling upon Members of both parties to pass an education bill that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth, including millions of African-American and Latino children. These families should be free to choose the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school that is right for them.

Joining us tonight in the gallery is a remarkable woman, Denisha Merriweather. As a young girl, Denisha struggled in school and failed third grade twice. But then she was able to enroll in a private center for learning, with the help of a tax credit scholarship program. Today, she is the first in her family to graduate, not just from high school, but from college. Later this year she will get her masters degree in social work.

We want all children to be able to break the cycle of poverty just like Denisha.

But to break the cycle of poverty, we must also break the cycle of violence.

The murder rate in 2015 experienced its largest single-year increase in nearly half a century.

In Chicago, more than 4,000 people were shot last year alone –- and the murder rate so far this year has been even higher.

This is not acceptable in our society.

Every American child should be able to grow up in a safe community, to attend a great school, and to have access to a high-paying job.

But to create this future, we must work with –- not against -– the men and women of law enforcement.

We must build bridges of cooperation and trust –- not drive the wedge of disunity and division.

Police and sheriffs are members of our community. They are friends and neighbors, they are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters – and they leave behind loved ones every day who worry whether or not they'll come home safe and sound.

We must support the incredible men and women of law enforcement.

And we must support the victims of crime.

I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American Victims. 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.

Joining us in the audience tonight are four very brave Americans whose government failed them.

Their names are Jamiel Shaw, Susan Oliver, Jenna Oliver, and Jessica Davis.
Jamiel's 17-year-old son was viciously murdered by an illegal immigrant gang member, who had just been released from prison. Jamiel Shaw Jr. was an incredible young man, with unlimited potential who was getting ready to go to college where he would have excelled as a great quarterback. But he never got the chance. His father, who is in the audience tonight, has become a good friend of mine.

Also with us are Susan Oliver and Jessica Davis. Their husbands –- Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis –- were slain in the line of duty in California. They were pillars of their community. These brave men were viciously gunned down by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record and two prior deportations.
Sitting with Susan is her daughter, Jenna. Jenna: I want you to know that your father was a hero, and that tonight you have the love of an entire country supporting you and praying for you.

To Jamiel, Jenna, Susan and Jessica: I want you to know –- we will never stop fighting for justice. Your loved ones will never be forgotten, we will always honor their memory.

Finally, to keep America Safe we must provide the men and women of the United States military with the tools they need to prevent war and –- if they must –- to fight and to win.

I am sending the Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the Defense sequester, and calls for one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.

My budget will also increase funding for our veterans.

Our veterans have delivered for this Nation –- and now we must deliver for them.

The challenges we face as a Nation are great. But our people are even greater.

And none are greater or braver than those who fight for America in uniform.

We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy Special Operator, Senior Chief William "Ryan" Owens. Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero –- battling against terrorism and securing our Nation.

I just spoke to General Mattis, who reconfirmed that, and I quote, "Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies." Ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom –- we will never forget him.

To those allies who wonder what kind of friend America will be, look no further than the heroes who wear our uniform.

Our foreign policy calls for a direct, robust and meaningful engagement with the world. It is American leadership based on vital security interests that we share with our allies across the globe.

We strongly support NATO, an alliance forged through the bonds of two World Wars that dethroned fascism, and a Cold War that defeated communism.

But our partners must meet their financial obligations.

And now, based on our very strong and frank discussions, they are beginning to do just that.

We expect our partners, whether in NATO, in the Middle East, or the Pacific –- to take a direct and meaningful role in both strategic and military operations, and pay their fair share of the cost.

We will respect historic institutions, but we will also respect the sovereign rights of nations.

Free nations are the best vehicle for expressing the will of the people –- and America respects the right of all nations to chart their own path. My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America. But we know that America is better off, when there is less conflict -- not more.

We must learn from the mistakes of the past –- we have seen the war and destruction that have raged across our world.

The only long-term solution for these humanitarian disasters is to create the conditions where displaced persons can safely return home and begin the long process of rebuilding.

America is willing to find new friends, and to forge new partnerships, where shared interests align. We want harmony and stability, not war and conflict.

We want peace, wherever peace can be found. America is friends today with former enemies. Some of our closest allies, decades ago, fought on the opposite side of these World Wars. This history should give us all faith in the possibilities for a better world.

Hopefully, the 250th year for America will see a world that is more peaceful, more just and more free.

On our 100th anniversary, in 1876, citizens from across our Nation came to Philadelphia to celebrate America's centennial. At that celebration, the country's builders and artists and inventors showed off their creations.

Alexander Graham Bell displayed his telephone for the first time.

Remington unveiled the first typewriter. An early attempt was made at electric light.

Thomas Edison showed an automatic telegraph and an electric pen.

Imagine the wonders our country could know in America's 250th year.

Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people.

Cures to illnesses that have always plagued us are not too much to hope.

American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream.

Millions lifted from welfare to work is not too much to expect.

And streets where mothers are safe from fear -- schools where children learn in peace -- and jobs where Americans prosper and grow -- are not too much to ask.

When we have all of this, we will have made America greater than ever before. For all Americans.

This is our vision. This is our mission.

But we can only get there together.

We are one people, with one destiny.

We all bleed the same blood.

We all salute the same flag.

And we are all made by the same God.

And when we fulfill this vision; when we celebrate our 250 years of glorious freedom, we will look back on tonight as when this new chapter of American Greatness began.

The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us.

We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts.

The bravery to express the hopes that stir our souls.

And the confidence to turn those hopes and dreams to action.

From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears –- inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past –- and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts.

I am asking all citizens to embrace this Renewal of the American Spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold and daring things for our country. And I am asking everyone watching tonight to seize this moment and --

Believe in yourselves.

Believe in your future.

And believe, once more, in America.

Thank you, God bless you, and God Bless these United States.

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Anonymous Avalanche February 28, 2017 8:47 PM  

Suffering a bit of withdrawal... no Dark Streams for two days?

Blogger cheddarman February 28, 2017 8:55 PM  

Not tired of winning yet

Anonymous #5454 February 28, 2017 8:56 PM  

No Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg tonight? Oh right ...

Blogger Montrose February 28, 2017 8:57 PM  

CNN has been claiming Trump will be soft on "dreamer" xenos.

Anonymous Canada is Cucked February 28, 2017 9:03 PM  

Trump better not screw us. I've supported him since June 2015, but I've never been an apologist or a sycophant.

Anonymous Walter Oleg February 28, 2017 9:09 PM  

Will Trump denounce and oppose White genocide?

Blogger Bobo #117 February 28, 2017 9:10 PM  

Starting with the Nigga Blues?

Blogger Zapp Brannigan February 28, 2017 9:12 PM  

Deeply delivered from my heart?

Blogger en_forcer February 28, 2017 9:12 PM  

I'm giddy watching this. God-Emperor fanboy here.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 28, 2017 9:13 PM  

Hey, he mentioned the 250th! You don't see so much of that.

Blogger Knight Of the Realm February 28, 2017 9:15 PM  

Poor start with the I'm oppressed nigger crap; hopefully it picks up!

Blogger Mark February 28, 2017 9:20 PM  

Laying down some American steel tonight!

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:25 PM  

Declares a moratorium on hiring for non-essential government jobs.

Does this mean before the moratorium the federal government was hiring people to do non-essential government jobs?

Isn't the phrase "essential government jobs" an oxymoron?

If only he could FIRE all the other non-essential government employees!

Blogger Zapp Brannigan February 28, 2017 9:26 PM  

"What would you say to Americans that have been directly hurt by illegal immigrants because we refused to enforce our immigration laws?"

"It is not compassionate to allow access to this country from countries where proper vetting cannot occur."

Boom. Just demolishing.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:26 PM  

Damn! Did you hear that rumble over the hall as soon as he started talking about draining the swamp and government corruption?

No Just-ASS! No PEACE!

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:27 PM  

Not so sure any of them wanted to stand up for the loss of all those retirement jobs working for Saudi Arabia!

Anonymous Avalanche February 28, 2017 9:28 PM  

Sulky grouchy Dems sittin there like lumps... Sheesh! Maybe he should have brought them ice cream?!

Anonymous Napoleon 12pd February 28, 2017 9:29 PM  

If I were Pence and Ryan, I'd get springs for their seat cushions. Up, down. Up...down.

Anonymous Orville February 28, 2017 9:29 PM  

note the body language. Most of the time he is facing the republican side and ignoring the dems. Of course they are sitting on their hands anyway.

Blogger Zapp Brannigan February 28, 2017 9:29 PM  

Nice twist of the knife there on the confirmation piece. The SC justices and the right half of the chamber do not look pleased.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:29 PM  

Save Billions and Billions of dollars by enforcing our immigration laws!

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:30 PM  

The Great, Great Wall of Trump!

Take that, China! Nobody does walls better than Trump!

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:31 PM  

What will you say to Americans harmed by illegal immigration?

Die, White Devil! Die!

Blogger Mark February 28, 2017 9:33 PM  

I think both Pence and Ryan ride. Harley men?

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:34 PM  

If you are given the honor of living here, you must love our country and its people.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:35 PM  

Can't believe how WEAK the applause is for the Destruction of ISIS.

Blogger Mark February 28, 2017 9:35 PM  

What a concept. . . Merit based!

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 28, 2017 9:36 PM  

And kiss the 1965 Immigration Act goodbye! Yuge change!

Blogger Knight Of the Realm February 28, 2017 9:36 PM  

He is on a roll! Love that he isn't backing down on any promises.

Blogger Mark February 28, 2017 9:37 PM  

Bob the Builder is President.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable February 28, 2017 9:39 PM  

Canada is NOT enforcing any sort of merit-based system. That may be the lie we tell, but it's not the fact of it. Our Toronto airport is full of young, male Syrian 'refugees' ogling the passing women. You can't tell me any of them have been vetted, or have qualified over others on the basis of merit. It's all lies.

Blogger Robert Divinity February 28, 2017 9:39 PM  

This signals the beginning of the end of the 1965 INA. He held out the tiniest of carrots despite all the talk of "moderation" by the chattering classes earlier.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 9:40 PM  

Late to listening. Where are the ofsetting cuts?

Blogger Chris McCullough February 28, 2017 9:40 PM  

The roaring applause about obamacare was great.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:41 PM  

Hey, Cuckservatives! RepubliCucks!

It's NOT free trade when the other side can tax your products at 100%!

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:42 PM  

Free Trade that isn't Fair Trade is Slow Poison!

Anonymous Clay February 28, 2017 9:42 PM  

I hope the abominables are out looting and burning in full-force.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:43 PM  

The weakness of the applause for his immigration comments is so depressing! Who the f*ck is he talking to now? Mexico?

Blogger Mark February 28, 2017 9:44 PM  

Open borders for buying healthcare!

Anonymous Dan February 28, 2017 9:44 PM  

Love how he acknowledges and gestures his hand toward the Democrat side as he bashes Obamacare.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:44 PM  

I'm 7 minutes behind. Immigration reform must focus on:

Improve jobs and wages for Americans!

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 9:46 PM  

A chicken in every pot and a car in every driveway.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:47 PM  

Buy American. Hire American.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:49 PM  

If you like your doctor and your plan...

That promise has been totally BROKEN!

Bitch SLAP!

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:50 PM  

Did he gestures to the Supreme Court as he called Obamacare a disaster? Or was that to the Dems?

A LITERAL BitchSLAP!

Blogger en_forcer February 28, 2017 9:50 PM  

The bitch slapping is glorious!

Blogger Zapp Brannigan February 28, 2017 9:51 PM  

Danisha doesn't look too happy about the whole world knowing that she failed 3rd grade twice.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:52 PM  

Artificially high cost of drugs? Proprietary or Generic?

Insurance ACROSS state lines!

Anonymous Marvin Boggs February 28, 2017 9:52 PM  

@3: I thought it was Darth Vader Ginsberg?

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 28, 2017 9:53 PM  

Oh, he just slammed the door on criminal immigrants...and the Dems who imported them

Anonymous Avalanche February 28, 2017 9:53 PM  

"VOICE" -- and the Dems groan...

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 9:54 PM  

Good on VOICE.

Blogger Robert Divinity February 28, 2017 9:54 PM  

The boo's over victims of illegal immigrant crime pissed the God Emperor off.

Blogger Jourdan February 28, 2017 9:54 PM  

This guy sounds like a racist monster!!!! LOL

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 28, 2017 9:54 PM  

Trump is working the Black community hard with this speech.

Blogger Salt February 28, 2017 9:57 PM  

Trump has shamed the democrats.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 9:57 PM  

Military budget ... ugh!

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 28, 2017 9:57 PM  

Ah, some relief for DOD. That damnfool sequestration business will take 5 yeas to dig out of.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:58 PM  

Paid Parental Leave Guaranteed?

Bullshit!

Create an economy that pays the Male Head of Household a living wage and the "problem" takes care of itself.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 9:59 PM  

A Masters in Social work? Too bad Danesha went on to get a degree in government employment dependence.

Blogger Zapp Brannigan February 28, 2017 10:00 PM  

Wow...powerful shot of the Ryan's widow. That's not just eye candy for the camera.

That's iconic.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 10:00 PM  

Hero worship much?

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 10:02 PM  

Heard Jameel on the Stump with Trump. He was great!

Blogger Lazarus February 28, 2017 10:03 PM  

Salt wrote:Trump has shamed the democrats.

In order to be shamed, one must have a conscience

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 10:03 PM  

Amen

Blogger Mark February 28, 2017 10:03 PM  

Yeah, baby! Buy local!

Blogger William Meisheid February 28, 2017 10:04 PM  

Weather with class and a father who is a jerk.

Blogger Robert Divinity February 28, 2017 10:04 PM  

"My goal is not to represent the interests of the world. It is to represent the United States of America."

Never in my lifetime has a president acknowledged that humble reality.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 10:04 PM  

Why, when you know you're going to be on national television, would you choose NOT to wear a dress with sleeves that hide your tattoos?

smh

Blogger William Meisheid February 28, 2017 10:04 PM  

A widow...so much for Siri.

Blogger Lazarus February 28, 2017 10:05 PM  

My job is not to represent the world, my job is to represent the United States of America.

Job description, bitchez.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 10:05 PM  

The unholy couple.

Blogger Mark February 28, 2017 10:05 PM  

Olive branch in one talon, arrows in the other.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 28, 2017 10:06 PM  

@69: Yup. Damn shame.

Anonymous Grayman February 28, 2017 10:06 PM  

School choice for underprivileged blacks and latinos..... so we will habe a new round of making excuses why blacks and latinos don't perform at Western educational levels.
If that program (school choice) is really just for "underprivileged" students. We will have a whole new wave of white flight.
If it's school choice for everyone then it's a good thing.

Blogger Mark February 28, 2017 10:07 PM  

All made by the same God. What fact is not a created fact?

Blogger Orville February 28, 2017 10:09 PM  

Time for Trivial fights to be over, and points to the dems.

Blogger Mark February 28, 2017 10:11 PM  

Who are the Oompa Loompas who brought him in and led him out?

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 10:11 PM  

The NATO money is pouring in!

Blogger Orville February 28, 2017 10:11 PM  

Damn dems made a beeline for the doors.

Blogger Zapp Brannigan February 28, 2017 10:11 PM  

Pretty good speech. Not really any ugly surprises and quite a few gut-punches to the democrats. Someone above mentioned that much of the speech was a coded outreach to Black and minority voters and I agree.

Can't think of a better way to have spent the last hour.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 10:11 PM  

They have to respect OUR Rights as a Nation!

AMEN!

Anonymous Just another commenter February 28, 2017 10:12 PM  

"The time for trivial fights is over" - who was he pointing to (to his front right)? Could be quite the shiv.

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 10:12 PM  

We AREN'T the WORLD! We Aren't One People!

Anonymous Avalanche February 28, 2017 10:14 PM  

@79 "Damn dems made a beeline for the doors."

Rats scurrying away from an asswhupping!

Anonymous Grayman February 28, 2017 10:15 PM  

Alt-right must remember trump is but a man and a true movement must not be limited by any single man. He won't be perfect and he isn't going "fix everything". He is providing a small window for a group to stand up and assert there determination not to be extinguished. If we are smart we use this time to strengthen our minds, bodies, and resolves.
Conflict is coming one way or another, whether through black block instigators, illegal immigrant provocateurs, or social disorder due to economic decline. When the current social system stalls we will see if this group has the fortitude and determination to rise up as the ascendant ideology or if it falters and is consumed by foreigners.

Anonymous Andrew E. February 28, 2017 10:16 PM  

"The time for trivial fights is over" - who was he pointing to (to his front right)? Could be quite the shiv.

He pointed at the Democrat Congressmen. They tried to get a boo going in response but Trump squelched it as he raised his voice and powered through the speech to the end. When he was done, the Dems ran for doors immediately. They were very upset at that.

Blogger Knight Of the Realm February 28, 2017 10:18 PM  

The emperor was great he was stabbing and slicing his way through the Dems; he placed some thoughts deep down in the chucks!

Blogger Tom K. February 28, 2017 10:18 PM  

What was really great about this speech, and all of Trumps speeches... I KNOW he believes what he's saying and he will DO what he says he will do!

I could never STAND to listen to Clinton or Obama.

What a difference honesty and integrity make.

Blogger LonestarWhacko February 28, 2017 10:20 PM  

Trump hit all the high points. Merit based immigration! Building that wall. Lots of great stuff.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 10:20 PM  

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Blogger SemiSpook37 February 28, 2017 10:20 PM  

It's refreshing to sit through a speech like that and not feel like you're being lectured to by the President.

Of course, the speed with which the Dumbasses got out of their seats when he was finished only added to the poor optics they were displaying.

And what the hell was up with the wimmins in their white dresses/pantsuits? Maybe I don't want to know.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 28, 2017 10:21 PM  

Trump hit this one out of the park...and into lunar orbit. Impressive work.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 10:21 PM  

Started listening late. Typical with SOU speeches: some good things and some WTF.
Some of the good things were really really good.

Blogger Robert Divinity February 28, 2017 10:22 PM  

MSNBC is gobsmacked. They thought Trump would announce he would resign or something.

Fantastic speech, and I'm glad Trump's alleged immigration pivot was a bunch of fake news bullshit. He's doing it.

Anonymous Clay February 28, 2017 10:22 PM  

I think he did a great job. Didn't sound like Obama, and Obama's "preacher" type of elocution.

If I had to say he could have done better, he should have declared that the SEAL who died in the Yemen excursion, would be awarded the Medal Of Honor.

That might have brought the "House" down.

Blogger Robert Divinity February 28, 2017 10:23 PM  

Oh, and Bannon's influence in that speech was enormous. He and Trump complement each other beautifully.

Anonymous Man of the Atom February 28, 2017 10:24 PM  

@94. Robert Divinity. MSNBC thinks this is just a really, really bad collective nightmare and that everyone is gonna wake up ... real soon.

Blogger Lazarus February 28, 2017 10:24 PM  

SemiSpook37 wrote:And what the hell was up with the wimmins in their white dresses/pantsuits?

They were supposed to be health care providers. Epic Fail.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 10:24 PM  

On the image side, Trump needs to watch Ronald Reagan. Trump did like Obama and seemed like he was talking down his nose. Is it the teleprompters?

Anonymous gxg February 28, 2017 10:24 PM  

Interesting that the Democrat rebuttal features a folksy white guy. Could the Dems be realizing that the angry minority angle isn't playing well with Middle America?

Anonymous Nick February 28, 2017 10:25 PM  

Trump is an absolute master. Never, ever bet against Trump.

When he quoted the Bible while talking about the slain SEAL, I started to tear up a bit. I'm agnostic... I've really never felt hope like this. I love Trump.

Anonymous JAG February 28, 2017 10:28 PM  

Already... the best President in my lifetime.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 10:28 PM  

@100 you neat me to it.

White man responding for the Democrats.

Anonymous Who Dat February 28, 2017 10:29 PM  

It was no accident that he followed his talk about immigration by talking about Eisenhower's great policy. The message has been sent.

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 28, 2017 10:30 PM  

Look at that diversity in Old Kentucky!!!!

Blogger Lazarus February 28, 2017 10:31 PM  

gxg wrote:Interesting that the Democrat rebuttal features a folksy white guy. Could the Dems be realizing that the angry minority angle isn't playing well with Middle America?
a folksy white guy presenting a Straw Trump and a message of unity that the real Trump already gave.

More fail.

Anonymous Claymore February 28, 2017 10:33 PM  

That was a great speech! Exactly what I was hoping for when I voted for him. Go Trump!

Blogger Phil Mann February 28, 2017 10:34 PM  

One of the best ever. This may go down in history.

Anonymous Who Dat February 28, 2017 10:36 PM  

That Democratic response was hideous. It shows how out of touch the Democrats are. A crazy old white guy rambling is no way to follow the charisma and leadership demonstrated by Trump.

Blogger The Aardvark February 28, 2017 10:37 PM  

The white-wearing suffragette fangirls apparently think that Mr. Trump is gonna take away their voter registration and their secret Planned Barrenhood decoder rings.

Blogger Lazarus February 28, 2017 10:44 PM  

The Aardvark wrote:Planned Barrenhood

+ a lot

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) February 28, 2017 10:46 PM  

Good speech

Anonymous roo_ster February 28, 2017 10:46 PM  

Powerful speech, if not eloquent and charismatic as reagan or bill clinton. Plenty of baloney along with the substance but ill be dipped in apple butter if he doesnt mean to follow through on campaign promises. Gop congress ought to have been taking notes.

Anonymous Sam the Man February 28, 2017 10:48 PM  

Trump hit all the important points.

Great speech, loved how all the predictions he was going to allow some sort of limited amnesty turned out to be false. Instead he wants to rip up the 1965 immigration act. I guess we would go back to the 1924 version...sounds good.

best of all...he sounds believable. He says what he means and he means what he says.

He may turn out to be the bet president in my lifetime. One can hope.

Blogger Ceasar February 28, 2017 10:48 PM  

Why would Fox have a former Obama state dept dumb cunt on to comment on Trump speech?.....Nevermind.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 28, 2017 10:48 PM  

Mattis has been learnin' Trump the knife hand.

Blogger ZhukovG February 28, 2017 10:53 PM  

Hmmm.. Eisenhower.

Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark. Now they will learn why they fear the night.

Thulsa Doom

Anonymous gxg February 28, 2017 10:55 PM  

Tom K. wrote:Paid Parental Leave Guaranteed? Bullshit! Create an economy that pays the Male Head of Household a living wage and the "problem" takes care of itself.

Yes. Agreed. However, we're at a crisis. For several decades now, the vast majority of reproductive incentives have been going to the dumb, irresponsible, and nonproductive among us.

This means that white married people have been vastly underrepresented at the maternity wards, especially since they're the ones paying the bills for everyone else. A policy like the one proposed by Trump, one that encourages responsible people to breed, could be a good stopgap measure.

The current dysgenic trend must be reversed, and better sooner than later.

Anonymous Clay February 28, 2017 10:58 PM  

All I see with the liberal commentariat is:

OOOH! He made so many promises! How will he pay for it all????

Well, de-fund all public monies to any Publicly-funded "higher-learning" institutions. Drop all funds to "Sanctuary Cities"..."Planned Parenthood?"

DEAD, unless they drop abortions on the tax-payer dole.

You get the picture.

Lotsa money to be had.

Blogger Silly But True February 28, 2017 10:58 PM  

"...a folksy white guy..,"

It's almost as if someone realized a folksy-white-hating black muslim to run the party might be bad.

Blogger Phil Mann February 28, 2017 11:03 PM  

Great speech, loved how all the predictions he was going to allow some sort of limited amnesty turned out to be false.

Trump has been a celebrity for 30 plus years and has even been the star of widely popular television shows. How anyone can believe he is out of his depths or doesn't know how to play the press is hard to understand.

Blogger Mountain Man February 28, 2017 11:05 PM  

Trump appears to be a genuine guy who has a real heart to do what is right. Unfortunately, Washington is so corrupt - on both sides- its rally dragging the guy down. The people have spoken and the man is genuinely trying to deliver. If the disgusting vile sad sacks entrenched in both parties, the bureaucracies,NGO's etc.. prevent the people from getting their wish, they will rue the outcome. The masses are pressed into a corner, restless and fast reaching the point where they have nothing left to lose and the ruling class is so blinded by their own hubris to not even see it.

Blogger Robert Divinity February 28, 2017 11:06 PM  

Why would Fox have a former Obama state dept dumb cunt on to comment on Trump speech?.....Nevermind.

She takes the "deep" out of "Deep State."

Hey. Nationalism. It's what's for dinner these days.

Blogger Mountain Man February 28, 2017 11:08 PM  

"Declares a moratorium on hiring for non-essential government jobs."

That would be all govt. jobs. Government truly does have the midas touch in reverse. Everything they touch turns to shit

Blogger The Other Robot February 28, 2017 11:11 PM  

Trump did like Obama and seemed like he was talking down his nose. Is it the teleprompters?

Where's the evidence he used a teleprompter?

Anonymous NateM February 28, 2017 11:11 PM  

Discussing Trump Vs the Media with a friend

Him:'ll say this, and leave it at that: if anybody other than Donald Trump told you that they were the victim of a wide-reaching conspiracy that involved all branches of the media, that they doctored tapes to make him say things he never said, and moreover, if he brought it up in apropos of nothing, you would think that guy was a lunatic, and you would be right.

Me: Oh, like Hillary Clinton and the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy"

He's been typing furious since, with no answer

Anonymous NateM February 28, 2017 11:13 PM  

Him:The difference being she didn't coin that - it came from a piece of opposition research conducted by a political analyst. Also, that's a fallacious argument. Highlighting Hillary's statement doesn't undermine the unlike I unliklihood of Trumps.

Me: but she did echo it again, as recently as last year
Me: no, this goes directly to the statement you made, saying if anyone else did that i'd say they were a lunatic. So I provided another example, and you raced to move the goalposts and say that wasn't the same thing

Him: Okay. She didn't win the presidency. Who cares what she said. I'm not supporting Hillary. I'm saying Trump's claims are nuts.

Blogger Mountain Man February 28, 2017 11:14 PM  

This is Ron Paul critiquing the speech:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14njUwJUg1I

Sadly he's gone full blown gamma when it comes to Trump

Blogger D. February 28, 2017 11:19 PM  

Why Mark Steyn was banned from (((Levin TV)))

The Lameness of Labels

The Mark Steyn Show
February 28, 2017

http://www.steynonline.com/7697/the-lameness-of-labels

Anonymous MawBTS February 28, 2017 11:20 PM  

Let him use a teleprompter if he wants. Politics isn't a public speaking contest, it's a way to communicate to the electorate.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) February 28, 2017 11:21 PM  

Where's the evidence he used a teleprompter?

http://a.abcnews.com/images/Politics/gty-joint-session-donald-trump-01-mt-170228_12x5_1600.jpg

Blogger Phat Repat February 28, 2017 11:21 PM  

The sad dumpy feminist trolls wear white, Melania wears black. My.Fucking.Sides WhoTF is this guy? I just can't get enough!

Anonymous Andrew E. February 28, 2017 11:23 PM  

Sadly he's gone full blown gamma when it comes to Trump

It was always obvious to me that Paul could never be President. I even had less doubt about Trump way back at the beginning.

Anonymous Just another commenter February 28, 2017 11:23 PM  

Hear that sound? That's the sound of the Central American presidents shitting enough bricks to build a wall ten feet high(er). :-)

I'm betting right now there are a LOT of national leaders realizing that the shit just got really real, the game has changed, and the olive branch and arrows are going to be more than rhetorical. "Say" and "do" will be synonymous.

A glorious time to be alive! Never thought Trump would be the one to become the God-Emperor.

Blogger Phil Mann February 28, 2017 11:24 PM  

Teleprompter or not, who cares.

Near the end, when Trump said, "The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us," he was looking directly at the Democratic side of the aisle. Whether planned or instinctive, that was masterful.

Anonymous Clay February 28, 2017 11:26 PM  

OH. and BTW.

Tax Churches, unless they can "prove" they do not use their pulpits in a political sense. I ain't picky about the denominations. I mean ALL of them.

Lord only knows how many aircraft carriers that would build.

Blogger Cail Corishev February 28, 2017 11:26 PM  

Discussing Trump Vs the Media with a friend

Your friend shouldn't use words he doesn't understand, like "fallacious" and "apropos." And perhaps "the."

Blogger newanubis February 28, 2017 11:27 PM  

While i know there is tons of pressure on President Trump and these topics are mostly dire and deadly serious, some levity in there would be nice to see. A smile here or there, joke at someones expense, etc. Just to show the affable and human side of the man of which he has in spades.
Otherwise, Bravo Sir! You have exceeded my expectations, once again.

Blogger Phat Repat February 28, 2017 11:28 PM  

Merit-based immigration!? M.F.S Well now, that should just about do it then. Does this require legislation or will an EO suffice? Suspect the former but hope for the latter.

Blogger Robert Divinity February 28, 2017 11:31 PM  

@139

Legislation. I suspect the pressure will intensify on Congress to the point where something replaces the '65 betrayal.

Anonymous NateM February 28, 2017 11:33 PM  

@137 Honestly I mostly just skimmed his responses, expecting the standard boilerplate.

Actually got interesting from there.. he almost reached a point of logical discussion before he had to "agree to disagree"

Him:Okay then, re: the vast right wing conspiracy - is Hillary a lunatic?

Me:See, now THERE is a nice logical parry
Me:A lunatic, no. I believe she uses the idea to build up a froth with a certain set of supporters. to rally them around her when needed and to point at the thing she wants them to attack. Sound familiar? You couldn't expect the dems to be the only ones to do it forever

Him:So, you're saying Trump doesn't believe in this media conspiracy, he's simply sowing distrust in the organization designed to keep the public appraised of what he's doing. Am I understanding you correctly?

Me:the point being, he's not a crazy, he's just using the same tactic that the left has used agains the right for quite awhile, and effectively.
no I believe he does believe they are biased which even you admit can be the case, and he's using that point to disarm the media's attacks on him
does he always do it in the most elegant way, no. but sometimes brute force is more his style, and it serves the purpose of getting people to realize that they Are bias

Him: He's not disarming them, though. He's delegitimizing them. And he's not doing it to all of them - he's clearly favoring media that favors him.

Me: on the contrary, the outlets that attack him, he's using this against so when they do people look and say "oh yea, thats just them again, going after whatever he does". The same way the left took the teeth away from Fox News

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 28, 2017 11:33 PM  

I only give a shit about one thing, ending the human-trafficking forever. #pizzagate#pedogate#LittleLivesMatter.

There are hundreds of millions of people all over the globe waking up to that, and we don't care if we die, our families die, we are satanically extinguished from the earth or if our souls are damned because we didn't "get right with whatever God"

Save.Our.Children.

Blogger CashBailey February 28, 2017 11:34 PM  

Fucking magnificent.

What more can you say?

Anonymous paleopaleo February 28, 2017 11:35 PM  

home run - no doubt

Blogger Phat Repat February 28, 2017 11:38 PM  

@140

Bummer. But yes, roll back '65 would be awesome.

Anonymous NateM February 28, 2017 11:39 PM  

@143 agreed. all the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the moonbats only proves they know he struck a chord. The more he does, the more deranged they will become.

Hence they reason the pundits are trying to characterize his presidency so far as "divisive and chaotic"

Anonymous Andrew E. February 28, 2017 11:40 PM  

Him:Okay then, re: the vast right wing conspiracy - is Hillary a lunatic?

Of course she knows there's no hidden conspiracy because she knows she's guilty of everything the right accuses her of. It's pure deflection on her part.

Anonymous Anonymous February 28, 2017 11:41 PM  

wow! Great speech! Who could disagree? America first. Even Democrats would agree we have to employ poor Americans First!!!

Blogger Cail Corishev February 28, 2017 11:43 PM  

Him: He's not disarming them, though. He's delegitimizing them. And he's not doing it to all of them - he's clearly favoring media that favors him.

It's fun to watch people who have spent the last 20 years sneering "Faux News" suddenly getting all teary-eyed and hush-voiced about the media like they're all some kind of holy caste that's beyond criticism.

Anonymous dagwood February 28, 2017 11:50 PM  

"the pressure will intensify on Congress to the point where something replaces the '65 betrayal."

It was not a betrayal, because in order to betray, you have to first have had something to be loyal to in the first place. The 1965 Hart-(((Celler))) Act was not a betrayal, it was an act of war by a (((foreign))) fifth column. This must not be forgotten. We are at (((war))).

Anonymous Ironsides March 01, 2017 12:04 AM  

Mountain Man wrote:"Declares a moratorium on hiring for non-essential government jobs."

That would be all govt. jobs. Government truly does have the midas touch in reverse. Everything they touch turns to shit


I don't know. People who are rounding up and expelling illegal invaders seem pretty essential to me.

Blogger tim March 01, 2017 12:12 AM  

It's okay. A momentary lapse of reason. I've been waiting for Gab over 2 months. Without Periscobe we have nothing

Blogger Ron March 01, 2017 12:24 AM  

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Anonymous Scintan March 01, 2017 12:27 AM  

paleopaleo wrote:home run - no doubt

I'll get back to you on that when I see just what the immigration sellout is going to be.

Blogger Ron March 01, 2017 12:29 AM  

Is this a dream? Am I dreaming? Is the President of the United States actually speaking like a man who understands the needs of his people?

Blogger tim March 01, 2017 12:51 AM  

It's okay. A momentary lapse of reason. I've been waiting for Gab over 2 months. Without Periscobe we have nothing

Blogger Wynn Lloyd March 01, 2017 12:52 AM  

Are they immigrants or refugees? My understanding is that one is supposed to be more or less permanent and another temporary. Would the same vetting system apply to both?

However I am no lawyer, and have zero clue about the American system, let alone Canada's.

Blogger praetorian March 01, 2017 1:01 AM  

Another step closer to completing the system of German Idealism...

Blogger Okami-San March 01, 2017 1:04 AM  

In the speech when Trump mentioned "division" or "Petty Differences" he'd point at the White Clad Dem women making them his prop. Fucking brilliant.

Surat Ali 'Trump [verse 54] - "And the disbelievers planned, but the God-Emperor planned. And the God-Emperor is the best of planners."

Blogger Wynn Lloyd March 01, 2017 1:04 AM  

Absolutely. I'm as pro-free markets as the next guy, but there will be no free markets for anyone if we don't get the white birth rate up somewhat.
The government can't stop us from reproducing, at least not overtly.

Every 1 white child is worth 5 third workers. Hell, I'm half white and I'm guessing im worth 3-4 lol!
It's necessary for Western Civilization to continue.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd March 01, 2017 1:14 AM  

The momentum is growing.
The Podesta Bros house-sitting at Sir Clement Freud's estate in Portugal at the same time the little girl went missing? And what was it, 2 Km away from the location? Add that to their likeness with the police sketches and there's more than enough there to invite suspicion.

They are screwing hard with David Seaman now. He's calling out David Brock and dissing John Podesta in the second person. He needs support.

I pray that if Pizzagate is even 1/10 reflective of the truth, that the hammer comes down as soon as it can.
I know these bastards are sick no matter what happens.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd March 01, 2017 1:16 AM  

Did you come up with the idea for this? It's awesome. I would love to write my own Surah to add to it lol.

Blogger Matamoros March 01, 2017 1:16 AM  

I would note that Donald Trump said "God bless these United States" not the usual "the United States".

This indicates that Trump is a true constitutionalist who believes that the U.S. was formed as a union of sovereign States - and not the monolithic federal government of Lincoln.

Perhaps a new day for the 10th Amendment.

Anonymous Canada is Cucked March 01, 2017 1:42 AM  

Pointing to Australia and Canada as sane example of immigration is pretty lame, to be honest.

Blogger Good Will March 01, 2017 2:21 AM  

My (white) wife and I have seven children.

You're welcome.

Anonymous Takin' a Look March 01, 2017 2:27 AM  

@Wynn Lloyd

God Himself is going to answer for allowing this EVIL SHIT!; And He and ALL His Angels _know_ it!

Legions of Mankind are turning into cold rage "The Saxon begins to hate" while living their lives, clutching their children closer, trying to steel their hearts, but failing when a child, theirs or another, reminds us of our safe, sheltered, childhoods.

We will make Evil shudder. EVIL thought to play with us, use us as cattle, thought we really weren't separated from them.

We can be blackholes of hatred.

What can the powers and principalities of the Air, the Satans, the very Angels and God Himself promise if we disobey their timescale? Internal/immortal torture? Destroy everything we are? Destroy our Children? Scatter us to the winds?

The Game is OVER!

Anonymous Jordi March 01, 2017 2:37 AM  

Full transcript can be found here

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-28/president-trumps-address-congress-full-text

Sometimes, I wish I were American

Blogger Happy LP9 March 01, 2017 2:48 AM  

I'm so elated I am dancing, lifting, cheering, feathering (women do this...cleaning house like OCD Joy), my bitchy periods don't even bother me now, POTUS TRUMP and a supermodel, a beautiful lady, whom places her man and child and FAMILY FIRST AS FLOTUS!

I'm on cloud 9+++!

Milo is on my heart as well as Beau... are they ok and what can we do for them?

I am praying for everyone, pray for me, I am two small claims suits on me in OHIO and its ok, I can defend myself, the truth, documents, emails are on my side, so its ok, strangely the courts will address this and allow me to hit 40 without any regrets.

Again everyones in my prayers and I cannot wait to buy my shirts and I told the facebookers about infoG, 16 points and its circulating tw-tar and FB to email.

Anonymous Anonymous March 01, 2017 3:36 AM  

Vox the idle worshiper?

Blogger AdognamedOp March 01, 2017 3:54 AM  

Watching that widow clasping her hands and looking up during the applause was gut wrenching emo type shit. Poor lady. Contrast that to the vile Washyercunt Shultz and Kafir Ellison sitting stone faced and you know you're on the winning team.

Anonymous The OASF March 01, 2017 5:49 AM  

I give Trump all the benefit of the doubt. He is truly a remarkable man.

But after years of reading Paul Craig Robert's Institute for political Economy blog, some sobering facts immediately come to light about the speech.

So a bankrupt country is going to spend trillions "rebuilding the military" and rebuilding the nuclear arsenal that Obama already spent trillions rebuilding. Trillions will be spent fighting existing wars and to start new wars and trillions will be invested in rebuilding infrastructure.

And I'm sure trillions will have to be found in order to fund NASA's low-budget, black-box, Hollywood Sound Stage Productions such as the "Mars Rover."

Walmart is also going to be investing billions in America when it may not even be in business in a few years?

And apparently we cannot even stand up to the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over a travel ban that does not even go a fraction as far as it needs to go? Oh, yeah, and the wall...

Yeah, no. Color me skeptical, Suzy.

Anonymous Icicle March 01, 2017 6:15 AM  

#RepealHartCellerMAGA

#RevokeUnivisionBroadcastLicenseMAGA

#DerpStateFakeNews *

* http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-28/newly-declassified-documents-show-senior-cia-agent-and-deputy-director-directorate-i

Derp. Derp. Derp. Derp.

Blogger Lazarus March 01, 2017 6:27 AM  

The OASF wrote:So a bankrupt country is going to spend trillions "rebuilding the military" and rebuilding the nuclear arsenal that Obama already spent trillions rebuilding.

Fake news, dude. He was still just talking about it in May of 2016. And it was only one trillion, and still hasn't happened.

The rest of your screed is just as reliable.

Anonymous Looking Glass March 01, 2017 6:41 AM  

The White & Purple are battlespace preparations for an attempted Color Revolution. More specifically the Purple. Sundance has brought this up a few times, and it bears keeping an eye on it. Also, in re: yesterday's CalExit discussion, I also don't think they understand what they're actually doing.

I did love this bit, though: "They told me -- without even complaining because they have been mistreated for so long that they have become used to it -- that it is very hard to do business with other countries because they tax our goods at such a high rate." Which I think points to the part that really scares everyone else. Trump is going to teach the country how to Win, and actually Winning is not being a Gamma, Roll-over for everyone Cuck.

I like Winning.

Blogger Marsh 01701 March 01, 2017 6:50 AM  

The Dems have a look of rabbits that are discovering they aren't free, independent agents...they are food.

Blogger JaimeInTexas March 01, 2017 6:59 AM  

I missed the "these"

Blogger Ken Prescott March 01, 2017 7:27 AM  

@13

"Does this mean before the moratorium the federal government was hiring people to do non-essential government jobs?"

The definition of "essential" for staffing purposes means that the position is critical to securing life or property.

By that definition, there are very few essential jobs in the federal government. The guy who cuts the paycheck to the "essential" employee is not himself "essential." But see how well you do at retaining the services of the "essential" employees without paying them...

Blogger Some Dude March 01, 2017 7:40 AM  

Kind of funny seeing the Bernie candidate sit side by side with the jew DNC operative. I heavily suspect they have blackmailed Ellison. You should hear the murmerings from the Dem base. There is something very fishy about Warren and Ellisons behaviours recently. They've been co-opted into Zion.

Blogger Some Dude March 01, 2017 7:43 AM  

9/10 speech. I think he's convinced a lot of independents and people that don't pay attention to politics today.

Ironically most people that do pay attention don't have the IQ or testosterone to find reliable media sources, so their interest leads them to the opposite and wrong conclusion - globalist world government under a certain minority I'm not allowed mention.

Anonymous Icicle March 01, 2017 8:02 AM  

Incredible quote from that ZeroHedge link:

"We now know that the BBC and other British media were used by the British secret intelligence service MI-6. In what they called Operation Mass Appeal, MI-6 agents planted stories about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, such as weapons hidden in his palaces and in secret underground bunkers. All of these stories were fake."

In other words, the intelligence agencies eventually shoveled so much bullshit, they actually ended up trapped in their own web of bullshit.

That's incredible when you think about it.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 01, 2017 8:41 AM  

I'm betting on inflation

Blogger Wynn Lloyd March 01, 2017 8:43 AM  

Admirable.

Anonymous #8601 March 01, 2017 8:54 AM  

After the speech, when he was shaking hands with one of the Judges, the God Emperor said "say hello to your boy, he's a great guy. We love him in New York."

Not sure what that was about but it seemed like a great moment.

Anonymous Iron Spartan March 01, 2017 9:05 AM  

Hostile news networks are reporting the speech had a 75% favorable rating. I'm watching the CTRL-Left have a melt down at the moment. The response hurt the Dems almost as badly as the speech did.

Blogger Alvin von Diaspar March 01, 2017 9:21 AM  

VFNM (Very Fake News Media) rely on filtering reality before delivering it to the public.

In this case, though, they had no option but to retransmit the speech live as it was given by Trump. No filters, no cuts, no commentary... just the words as they were coming out of Trump's mouth.

Too bad, because lots of people were able to listen to the man directly, and what they witnessed was radically opposed to the media's narrative.

Anonymous W. Lindsay Wheeler March 01, 2017 9:32 AM  

Trump's Gnostic comments. In his inaugural Trump said, "We all bleed red" and here he said, "we are all made by the same God" hence alluding that we are all the same. Gnosticism is defined by its hatred of particularity. This is of Jewish provenance. In the doing away of nations which is Jewish messianism, requires the doing away of race and nation which is particularity. No carpenter grabs any piece of wood--he chooses a particular kind. The same with with a mason when choosing what type of rock to carve. Trump is alluding that there is NO difference amongst men and hence no need for discrimination. That is the Gnostic hatred of particularity. America, with its Masonic foundations, and now its Marxist (Jewish) culture, is now thoroughly Gnostic. Liberalism is a form of Gnosticism. They create reality, and have no obedience to outside sources. They are the source of their own 'truth'. Trump imbibing from the Political Correctness is a Gnostic. Everybody is as well. All the Christian churches have now fallen into Gnosticism.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 01, 2017 9:44 AM  

I personally think that the D response was appropriate, its nice and considerate that they reach out to white men and women.

Anonymous BBGKB March 01, 2017 9:50 AM  

Suffering a bit of withdrawal... no Dark Streams for two days?

You can watch a recording of an earlier one

No Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg tonight? Oh right ...

She would probably be stroking out if she heard it.

Isn't the phrase "essential government jobs" an oxymoron? I think it means affirmative action

Trump is working the Black community hard with this speech.

Does he believe it or simply hates seeing all that prime real estate devalued?

Why, when you know you're going to be on national television, would you choose NOT to wear a dress with sleeves that hide your tattoos?

A feather boa could cover them up.

Mr. Trump is gonna take away their voter registration and their secret Planned Barrenhood decoder rings.

Whoppie on the view still thinks TRUMP will stop her from getting an abortion instead of Father Time

"Damn dems made a beeline for the doors." They wanted to get to Comet Pizza before the crowd.

the Central American presidents shitting enough bricks to build a wall ten feet high(er). :-)

Bricks of cocaine break down in the rain.

Anonymous krymneth March 01, 2017 9:54 AM  

Icicle wrote:In other words, the intelligence agencies eventually shoveled so much bullshit, they actually ended up trapped in their own web of bullshit.

That's incredible when you think about it.


All organizations that peddle lies inevitably come to believe their own lies.

It's not just a pithy aphorism; there's a mechanism that causes that. The people peddling lies can't just go around telling everyone they're lying, not even to the organization's "outer circle", because that is very demoralizing for people. Eventually, even the "inner circle" will do at least one of fall prey to its own repetitions of its lies, or have everyone who knows they are lies cycled out over time as membership changes. And so you end up with an organization that believes its own lies, and acts on its own lies, and starts falling apart due to the deviations of its lies from reality.

"The globalists" may or may not still have an inner circle that is connected enough to reality to operate effectively despite the fact they know they are peddling lies, but "the Republicans" had clearly passed the Lying Event Horizon, which is what enabled Trump to come in and take them over in just over a year's time.

"The Democrats" are clearly flailing around on the wrong side of the Lying Event Horizon too, only they don't seem to have anyone coming to bail them out. They don't appear to be able to operate anymore because now the inner circle of the Democrats is filled with people who actually believe the reasons that the Progressives claim for their actions, rather than realizing those claims are just cover for the outer circle. The progressive hive mind is still operating but it seems to have lost its guidance systems. It's operating on pure r-selected instinct now.

Anonymous Canada Is Cucked March 01, 2017 9:57 AM  

The allegedly "points based", Canadian style immigration policy needs to be strongly opposed. No where near good enough. A points based system will get you Vancouver.

Blogger JWM in SD March 01, 2017 10:09 AM  

"Are they immigrants or refugees? My understanding is that one is supposed to be more or less permanent and another temporary. Would the same vetting system apply to both?"

Wynn,

That's a valid question and line of discussion. Refugees are supposed to go to the next safest, contiguous nation and not be transported across multiple borders and oceans. So, it looks to me like Globalists are trying morph refugees into immigrants through virtue signal / white guilt alchemy.

Anonymous BBGKB March 01, 2017 10:11 AM  

I pray that if Pizzagate is even 1/10 reflective of the truth, that the hammer comes down as soon as it can

Cops arrest 16yo boy for taking money from gays http://www.towleroad.com/2017/02/grindr-extortion/

OT: Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Will Make History with Disney’s First ‘Exclusively Gay Moment’ http://www.towleroad.com/2017/03/josh-gad-gay/

I'll get back to you on that when I see just what the immigration sellout is going to be.

He will allow unrestricted immigration of blond models from eastern Europe

Every 1 white child is worth 5 third workers. Hell, I'm half white and I'm guessing im worth 3-4 lol!

Switzerland has a pay as you go tax system and even 125 whites for every black is not enough for a tolerable burden. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2758055/Outraged-Swiss-village-1-000-residents-forced-raise-taxes-African-refugee-mother-seven-moves-costs-40-000-month-benefits.html

Anonymous #8601 March 01, 2017 10:12 AM  

@188 - Yes, a points based system may arguably beget higher quality immigrants, but that also has problems, e.g. they are more likely to take your job.

Blogger VFM #7634 March 01, 2017 10:15 AM  

The allegedly "points based", Canadian style immigration policy needs to be strongly opposed. No where near good enough. A points based system will get you Vancouver.

@188 Canada Is Cucked
True. We have to be careful here.

That said, it would also depend upon how the merit-based system is defined, as well as the fact that both Canada and Australia set their immigration levels TOO HIGH. If we had our per capita immigration set as high as Canada, we'd be taking in over 2.5 million immigrants per year, including many more Asians and Muslims.

I'm sure Trump is aware by now of the H-1B racket where Indians are imported to do computer work despite there being available Americans. And I'm sure he has absolutely no intention of setting immigration levels at 2.5 million/year. (If he did, NumbersUSA would be on his case posthaste -- it was their network that shut down amnesty attempts in 2006, 2007, and 2013.)

Tom Cotton has already introduced a bill to take out most of the family reunification and diversity lottery; Trump, of course, is already tightening the screws on refugee resettlement. That would be an excellent first start, and would bring down immigration levels to about 600,000/yr from a million or so.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 01, 2017 10:38 AM  

@31 5343 Kinds of Deplorable
Canada is NOT enforcing any sort of merit-based system. ---

Canada is funny because they are going to let all of our rapefuges and invaders escape there from MAGA land

Anonymous basementhomebrewer March 01, 2017 10:46 AM  

The broadcast I was watching showed both McConnel and then Schumer while Trump was talking about clamping down on immigration. They both looked very, very scared.

Anonymous Looking Glass March 01, 2017 10:52 AM  

I'd have loved for Trump to have proposed copying Mexico's immigration concepts. Watching the heads of the Left explode, Eraser style, would have been awesome. But the Canada rhetoric serves it's purpose after they spent the last 2 months of the election cycle claiming they were going to move to Canada. Hoist your enemy on their own petard when they give you the opportunity.

@187 It's the French Revolution effect. Eventually the virtue signaling overtakes every other consideration. It's why you should NEVER believe your own Press Releases. (It's also why the habit of lying constantly is so destructive.)

Blogger Were-Puppy March 01, 2017 10:54 AM  

@100 gxg
Interesting that the Democrat rebuttal features a folksy white guy.
---

Saw a tweet asked "Why does this dem rebuttal look like a LIFE ALERT INFOMERCIAL?"

Blogger Cail Corishev March 01, 2017 11:09 AM  

They both looked very, very scared.

They should. He's not only not backing down on immigration; he's ramping up and making it the centerpiece of his efforts. Want jobs? Get rid of illegals. Want less crime? Get rid of illegals. Want less drugs? Build a Wall to stop illegals and drugs.

For those who will say, yeah, but what about the rest of the immigrants and foreigners in our midst: you pick the low-hanging fruit first. A couple years ago, immigrants were considered so holy that most people couldn't even imagine deporting the illegal ones. With that taboo broken, they'll soon be ready to listen to the facts about things like legal immigrant crime and rapefugees.

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