Like most of those who chose to tune in last night to watch President Trump’s first speech before a joint session of Congress, I came away very impressed, very optimistic and very comfortable in my decision to vote for him. At the end of the speech I knew I had done the right thing for my country. I came away feeling more confident about the future than I have been in eight years. And I might add, the speech was quite refreshing when compared to the narcissistic drivel that we were constantly exposed to by Barry. It has been years since I had listened to one of these speeches from beginning to end and was left wanting more when it finally was over.
And it was in choosing who it would be to make their response to the president’s speech that the Democrats apparently chose to go with folksy, with just a touch of senile. And they chose as their messenger a former Democrat governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear. However, it was Mr. Beshear who got the Democrats' response to President Trump's address off to somewhat of a rocky start after mistakenly introducing himself as a Republican. And I must admit he did have me scratching my head when he referred to himself as being, first and foremost, a proud Republican. And I have since heard more than a few Democrats are now questioning his selection.
Here is a little excerpt from Mr. Beshear’s response: "From 2007 to 2017. I'm a private citizen now. I'm here in Lexington, Kentucky some 400 miles from Washington at a diner with neighbors, Democrats and Republicans, where we watched the president's address. I'm a proud Democrat, but first and foremost I'm a proud Republican, and Democrat and mostly American. Like many of you, I am worried about the future of this nation. Look, I grew up in Kentucky in a small town called Dawson springs. My dad and granddad were Baptist preachers. My family owned a funeral home, and my wife Jane and I have been married for almost 50 years."
So I watched about as much of it as I could, if for no other reason than because of the potential entertainment value, but when, as is usually the case with Democrats, he veered off into the weeds and started spewing the same old leftist bullshit about how President Trump has loaded his cabinet with billionaires and proceeded to call Trump's warring with intelligence agencies, the judiciary and the press 'reckless,' for the most part I pretty much just stopped listening. When he began by saying, “Mr. President, as a candidate, you promised to be a champion for families struggling to make ends meet and I hope you live up to that promise,” it became blah, blah, blah.
Then he began attacking the president for what he said was President Trump’s not living up to his word. And he continued by saying, “But one of the very first executive orders makes it harder for those families to afford a mortgage.” Then he proceeded to go after Trump for wanting to roll back what has been the disastrous Dodd-Frank legislation consisting of regulations that were put in place after the Democrat created 2008 financial crash. And then he went on to say, “And you picked a cabinet of billionaires and Wall Street insiders.” And then charged, “That's not being our champion, that's being Wall Street's champion.” Just more blah, blah, blah.
And it was from there that he went on to say, “And even more troubling, you and your Republican allies in Congress seem determined to rip affordable health insurance away from millions of Americans who most need it.” Now of course he didn’t bother to mention anything about the millions of folks who are now faced with escalating premiums and huge deductibles. But he did say, “Does the Affordable Care Act need some repairs? Sure it does.” He then added, “But so far every Republican idea to replace the Affordable Care Act would reduce the number of Americans covered, despite your promises to the contrary.” Even more blah, blah, blah.
And in being the good Democrat, which I guess is what he must consider himself to be, he felt compelled to bring up Russia, which the president didn't mention in his speech, and went after Trump for some of his so-called ‘petty’ fights. He said, “President Trump also needs to understand that people may disagree with him from time to time, but that doesn't make them his enemies.” And he added, “When the president attacks the loyalty and the credibility of our intelligence agencies, the court system, the military, the free press, individual Americans, simply because he doesn't like what they say, he's eroding our democracy and that's reckless.”
But it was when Beshear went on to speak of what ‘real leaders’ do that this entire response was reduced to pure silliness. He said, “Real leaders don't spread derision and division.” And then he went on to add, “Real leaders strengthen, they unify, they partner and they offer real solutions, instead of ultimatums and blame.” So I found myself wondering, is that what he saw in Barry? A leader who unified, partnered and was someone who offered real solutions? Because if that’s the case this guy is far more demented than just being confused about which political party it is that he belongs to. Because by that definition Barry was nothing less than an abysmal failure.
This charade of a response proves yet again that the Democrat Party is no longer for the people or for America. What this response became about was trying to con more people into voting for Democrat candidates. This despite the fact that it’s Democrat policies, as well as everything their leftist ideology represents, that have been nothing less than an abject failure. America and its citizens are now forced to live with the consequences of both, we see this every day and all around us. Whether it’s this twisted mentality toward open borders, allowing in a flood of refugees or high cost healthcare, to name just a few, America just can’t take anymore.
And while I sure former governor Beshear is a nice guy, it was as soon as he began spewing nothing but typical Democrat rhetoric that has no connection to reality that he simply lost all credibility, and therefore any reason to keep listening to him. He came across as a doddering old fool who is, like most Democrats, so completely out of touch with what most Americans want and need, and he once again made quite clear why it was that Trump won. What’s most important to the Democrat Party is not what’s most important to the majority of Americans. And still the party continues to drift further and further to the left expecting that Americans will drift with it.