Alright, I guess I should put a thread up on this, instead of derailing my perfectly good one about black folks being profiled for shoplifting. So did you watch the SOTU speech or what?
Yeah, nobody’s going to bother watching that. It’s just there for reference.
I had three major impressions.
- It was a strong speech. Pretty typical of other more “Presidential” speeches we’ve seen Trump give in the past. I’ve noted that there’s a difference between TV Trump and Campaign Rally Trump. The former is polished, articulate, and focused. The other is what terrifies most of you. This speech though, I give it an “A”. Trump knows how to communicate well, it’s just baffling that he rarely chooses to.
- Whoever in the White House was responsible for selecting Trump’s guests was the real stable genius behind the success of the speech. Each had a great story that Trump related in detail, timed to come at just the right intervals when the speech seemed to be getting bogged down. It was moving to see their reactions. The Warmbier’s in particular hit me hard, as did Seon-ho.
- Joe Kennedy III’s White House aspirations were probably destroyed. I saw memes attacking him popping up online before he even finished speaking. Why in the hell was he allowed to go up there and speak with that goop on his mouth?
I may have gotten in on the fun. A bit.
I didn’t take it too far though. Swearsies.
As for Trump’s speech, it was a massive win for him. His own party finally appears to have meshed with his messaging. The 43% of Democrats approving is especially jarring. I wonder how that’s going to work out for all of the Congressional Democrats who sat through the entire speech looking pissed off?
If the media has anything they’ve been holding back about Russia or anything, they’d best drop it soon and hope it drowns out the warm reception for this speech and The Memo.
What about you? Impressions? Opinions? Need a napkin?