George Neumayr explains at The American Spectator that Democrats with “doom-and-gloom socialist rhetoric” that “ill befits America’s history and traditions” have ceded the middle of the political spectrum. Stepping into the void Tuesday night was President Trump with his State of the Union address “full of material and moments appealing to everyone.” Neumayr writes (abridged):
Nancy Pelosi spent much of Trump’s State of the Union address pretending to read a printout of it. She then ostentatiously ripped it up once the speech concluded. The moment captured the bitterness of a partisan watching a president she tried to overthrow moving closer to reelection. Trump delivered an effective address that made expert use of special guests in the audience, from Venezuela’s real president in exile to Rush Limbaugh to the widows and orphans of military heroes. All in all, it was a Reaganesque performance.
Trump’s poll numbers are at the highest level ever and the Senate will acquit him. Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s poor showing in Iowa has exposed the depth of that problem. Already establishment figures, such as Chris Matthews, are questioning the viability of his candidacy.
As the Democrats rush to the left, they leave the center wide open to Trump, which he filled on Tuesday night with a speech full of material and moments appealing to everyone.
His honoring of the ailing Rush Limbaugh would never have been done by a more conventional Republican.
This contrasts favorably with the do-nothing Democrats, whose doom-and-gloom socialist rhetoric ill befits America’s history and traditions. In light of Biden’s anemic performance in Iowa, the head of their party could end up being an aging near-communist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union. It is no wonder that John Kerry and company are freaking out. They have no real candidate.
If Bernie wins, he threatens to pull off the Democratic mask completely. He would be even a bigger downer than Walter Mondale, whose I-will-raise-your-taxes platform collapsed against Reagan so badly.
Trump’s address on Tuesday, full of proof that he is delivering on his promise to strengthen America, should strike fear in the hearts of Democrats.
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