SOTU Breakdown- A Curmudgeon Reflects

My diagnosis on the SOTU address.

The messaging was tasked to emotionally convince both men and women in different ways that they belong to a group, Americans, who do heroic things, who have empathy, who help the needy, who nurture the babies, who lay down their lives for others as an act of love. We act together, we grieve together and we fix things together.

He showed people, not faceless government as the engine of virtue.

The use of visuals was masterful, his delivery was comforting, not bombastic. He shared his feelings with all of us.
It was pitch perfect and while not soaring prose, the emotions invoked were soaring and that is what counts. I recall Reagan made me feel good. This one made me feel more than that.

The visuals the Democrats offered were all dark, negative and painful to watch. He gave them a chance to be the loyal opposition, who share the goals and have different means. They declined that role. They are out to take back their power. It is as if he knew they would and created a prime time show for them to prove it to the American people.

First lady Melania Trump arrives before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Author: TKC 1101

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6 thoughts on “SOTU Breakdown- A Curmudgeon Reflects”

  1. It was pitch perfect and while not soaring prose, the emotions invoked were soaring and that is what counts.

    Well… the prose was soaring at the very end of the speech, but I agree that our president allowed ordinary Americans who have done extraordinary things to take center stage!

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  2. I watched on CSPAN.  They had a wonderful camera that they used a lot, which was behind the Democrats, aimed at the Republicans.  It gave a great view of the Republicans, because they were mostly on their feet, applauding.  They were easy to see over the heads of the Democrats, who were all firmly planted in their seats.

    Really good optics.  Republicans cheering for American values, military, police, businesses, workers, families, while stony Democrats showed their seething anger and refused to celebrate America.   They are intellectually and spiritually bankrupt.   Their globalist crap is anti-American crap.

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  3. He gave them a chance to be the loyal opposition, who share the goals and have different means. They declined that role. They are out to take back their power. It is as if he knew they would and created a prime time show for them to prove it to the American people.

    Hi, TKC,

    Thank you for this observation. That is exactly what it was. I did not think I would live to see anything like this day.

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