Expletives and violence are all “progressives” can come up with in response to the clarity of the Trump inauguration speech.
While the media hated the Donald Trump inauguration speech, others are recognizing its brilliance. Here’s Frank Luntz “grading” the speech and also telling about his interaction with an intolerant progressive:
It’s hard to be sure if Peggy Noonan was as positive about the Trump inauguration speech, but she at least vouched for its clarity.
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It was an unmistakable indictment of almost everyone seated with him on the platform.
Then a stark vow: “That all changes—starting right here and right now.” Jan. 20 “will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”
And these words were most remarkable, not because they were new, but because he didn’t back away from them, he repeated them in an improvisation: “From this day forward it’s going to be only America first—America first.” To American workers and families: “You will never be ignored again.”
The speech will electrify President Trump’s followers. They will feel satisfaction that they understood him and knew what they were backing. And it will deepen the Washington establishment’s unease. Republican leaders had been hoping the address would ameliorate their anxieties about the continued primacy of their traditional policy preferences. Forget that. This was a declaration that the president is going his own way and they’d best follow.
Throughout the speech, and much of the day, Mr. Trump looked stern. At first I thought it was the face he puts on when he’s nervous. I don’t think so now.
Anyway, it was a remarkable speech, like none before it, and it marked, I think, yet another break point in the two-party reality that has dominated our politics for many decades.
I think the clarity of commitment that is found in the Trump inauguration speech helps partially explain why leftist protesters are incapable of a civilized response. As in the case of Madonna, the high point of their speeches consists of the F-word.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Madonna dropped three f-bombs during her remarks at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. The singer’s remarks aired uncensored on C-SPAN, CNN and MSNBC.
The Queen of Pop began her remarks by addressing the crowd of an estimated 500,000 women (and men) in the nation’s capital and alluding to Donald Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States, saying “Welcome to the revolution of love, to the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny, where not just women are in danger but all marginalized people, where being uniquely different right now might truly be considered a crime. It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f— up.”
She later said, “To our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything, f— you.” She then repeated the expletive for a third time.
So, who is winning America?
Bear in mind that the Donald Trump inauguration had historically high ratings. Barack Obama did better in 2009, but the only other one that beat him was Ronald Reagan in 1980. In fact, depending on how many people watched online, Trump may have had more viewers than the other two.
People are watching and listening to Trump and his opposition. My guess is that Trump is winning.