The UnSpeech

I didn't watch Donald Trump's speech. I won't watch anything which contains his words or voice. Jimmy Kimmel declared it a "Trump Free Tuesday on his show last night -- no references to "the orange colored man and his Russian boyfriend."

All I want to do when I hear Trump's name or see his face (or that of his family or staffers) is take another shower.

If you watched it and have something to say, go right ahead.

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    All he had to do was not poop in his hands and (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Mar 01, 2017 at 08:12:46 AM EST
    Throw it at us and the morning news says 70% of us had some sort of positive thrill up our leg during the speech. Talk about reframing the soft bigotry of low expectations.

    Nobody mentioning that crap about we must have his travel ban or we risk refugees building a Beachhead of Terrorism. Not one word. It's almost like he never even said it. But I'll watch Ryan Owen's poor exploited widow sob all morning over and over and over again.

    I watched the first 10 minutes before losing (none / 0) (#1)
    by McBain on Wed Mar 01, 2017 at 01:15:41 AM EST
    interest.  That's longer than I can usually tolerate political speeches.

    Well (none / 0) (#3)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Mar 01, 2017 at 08:26:44 AM EST
    apparently if you're a Republican and you don't drool all over yourself it is considered a good speech. Personally though since most of his agenda seems to be DOA I don't know why anybody would spend their time watching the speech.

    Don't agree that most of his agenda is DOA (none / 0) (#4)
    by Green26 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 at 10:52:43 AM EST
    Significant deregulation is coming in multiple areas. Some of this will be quite significant. EPA rules and enforcement will change, probably fairly significantly. DOJ enforcement and priorities will surely change. Portions of Dodd-Frank will likely go away or be changed. Two pipelines have received approval, but will have to go through court challenges. Many Obama era orders have been withdrawn. Changes will come in immigration, but not clear how far changes will go. Can't imagine much progress will be made on building a wall, but who knows what could happen with this guy.

    Federal courts and Sup. Ct. judges will be selected and be fairly conservative. Changes will come in Obamacare, but not clear what will be done or how big changes will be. Think method of funding Medicaid will likely change. II would think some sort of tax reform will be done, and perhaps even larger changes.

    The US will be more aggressive and less passive in foreign policy. Probably more aggressive against ISIS and other tough group/areas/wars.

    Not clear what DeVos will or can do. Assume DOE will back away from some of the Dear Colleague letter.

    Global trade is going to change at least to some extent. See withdrawal from Trans-Pacific partnership. This all may develop into big fights and a mess.

    The US will back off from Climate Change initiatives. Barriers will be lifted from expanded energy production.

    Don't know what will be done with Infrastructure. Smaller programs like funding for Planned Parenthood, arts, etc. probably going away or in serious jeopardy.

    Israel will receive more support. Not clear what will happen with the Iran deal. The US will be more aggressive in enforcement, or at least talk big, at a minimum.

    Legislative agenda may be tougher to agree on or get done. Not DOA, but harder to get agreement on and move it forward.

    Not clear if anything big will be done with social security and medicare, given the difference between Trump's view and most Repub's views.


    The TPP was already dead (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Mar 01, 2017 at 11:10:40 AM EST
    I'm so tired of hearing Trump did it...no he didn't

    I don't agree with you (none / 0) (#6)
    by Green26 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 at 11:30:20 AM EST
    While the TPP was not yet approved by Congress, and Congress was split, there was significant support among Repubs and others. Trump killed TPP.