Tonight, President Trump will go to the House of Representatives (his invitation got delayed in the mail by a week) to give his State of the Union Address. Advance word is that he will attempt to reach out to work with Democrats, which is no surprise since one of the major reasons he was elected was his reputation as a deal-maker. But voters didn’t reckon on just how around-the-bend nutzo his opponents would be.
They were so furious at losing an election they thought they had in the bag – and to that vulgarian Donald Trump, no less! – that they determined that they would “resist” everything he tried to do, even if it was necessary or beneficial to America, or something they had previously supported.
Those DACA recipients they claimed to care so much about? If helping them means giving Trump something he wants in return, then let ‘em be deported. Another couple of hundred miles of wall on the border when they’d already voted to build nearly 700 miles? Absolutely not! They’d even shut down the government (which liberals love more than their own mothers and kale salads) to prevent Trump from the cruel, racist, xenophobic act of increasing the already-existing border fencing by 35%.
In fact, they now call walls “immoral!” If that’s true, shouldn’t they be demanding we take down the walls we’ve already built? And not just on the border, but around government buildings and their own mansions and gated communities? Let me know when they tear down the walls around Fort Knox.
So tonight, President Trump will walk into the lion's den and likely talk like a conciliatory deal-maker and appeal for unity and bipartisanship. But he will also make a strong case for why the measures he’s promoting are necessary and why mindless partisan opposition is harming America. And I predict that the Democrats will respond with mindless partisan opposition, making Trump look like the adult in the room.
The White House has already revealed some of the people on Trump’s guest list…
As expected, they will include surviving relatives of Americans killed by criminal illegal aliens who should have been jailed or deported and blocked from returning, but were running loose due to lax border security and immigration enforcement and wrongheaded leftist “sanctuary” policies. I expect to see a lot of camera cuts from those families to reaction shots of Nancy Pelosi trying not to look like she’s been sucking lemons – and if we don’t see those cutaways, that will be a very deliberate choice by the TV networks.
Democrats have a choice of acting like adults or continuing their two-year-plus tantrum. The latter seems a sure thing, as some of the most radical leftists in history recently were elected to the House, and they’re bringing rabid Trump haters as their guests (I imagine they’re taking bets in Vegas on how many minutes it will take before the first one starts screaming and trying to drown out the President like a snowflake undergrad at Berkeley being exposed to a speaker with a differing opinion.)
Then again, there are still a few Democrats who don’t want to follow the Socialist firebrands over the cliff. Will they have the guts to applaud anything Trump says, or to be willing to buck their bullheaded leader and work with him to get some needed goals accomplished?
It promises to be one of those historic, can’t-miss moments in TV history, so pop some popcorn and settle in.
Final thought before the big show: It will be ironic if President Trump goes down in history as the first President who was actually able to make a deal with murderous North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-Un that ended his nuclear threats, but Nancy Pelosi was too stubborn and leftwing to talk to him.