The presidents ‘off again, on again’ State of the Union address apparently is back on, at least for now. But it’s these days whenever dealing with all things having to with Washington, the only thing that’s certain, is that nothing is. The Democrats continue to be consumed by the fact that President Trump won an election that was now over two years ago. And their ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ seems to be making them do things that are weird even for them. But on we go with there being no end in sight for the continuing insanity, because as is always the case it’s their way or the highway.
It was during a recent interview with one of Fox News’ resident NeverTrumpers, Brett Baier, that perennial Democrat gas-bag, Steny Hoyer, took the opportunity to walk back a bit his recent remarks in which he stated President Trump’s State of the Union address had been effectively canceled. Hoyer told Baier that the planned speech was, in fact, not “officially off.” So once again we’re seeing what we’re very much used to seeing from the Democrats, that being little more than yet another Abbott and Costello, ‘Who’s on first, what’s on second and I dunno’s on third’, moment.
A partial transcript of the exchange follows:
BAIER: First of all, is the State of the Union officially off?
HOYER: No, I don’t think it’s officially off we — I had not seen the speaker’s letter. What she suggests is a real security problem, unless we’ve opened up the government. Uh So — and we haven’t gotten a reply from the president and his thoughts. So, it’s not officially off, no.
BAIER: So, the Homeland Security Secretary tweeted out the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the service for their mission, focus, and dedication and for all they do each day and secure our homeland. They suggest there’s not an issue here.
HOYER: Well, I’ve heard that and we’ll see what the president has to say. But, obviously, the speaker is absolutely correct. This is a very high-security event, as you well know. You have all the Supreme Court, you have all the Cabinet, you have the vice president and the president, and the Speaker of the House and the majority leader and minority leaders of the United States Senate. So, it’s a very high-security issue. But, the other thing from my perspective, Bret, is we ought not to be doing business as usual with a government shutdown that has 800,000 of its people not getting paid, including everyone one of secret service agents that there would be assigned.
Now, it’s tough to believe that they’re on highest security alert when they’re concerned about whether they’re going to get a paycheck and be able to pay their mortgage. So, from that standpoint, I think the speaker’s point was well taken and our position has been we ought to open up this government and then proceed with the business of government while it’s operating, not while its shutdown.
And Hoyer apparently assumes that all of those responsible for maintaining security must be Democrats, because who else but a Democrat would be doing a half-assed job unless getting paid? Most Democrats do a half-assed job even when they ARE getting paid. And the Speaker’s point is NOT well taken, she’s acting like a spoiled brat, in other words she’s exhibiting the behavior we always see from ANY Democrat who is not getting their way. There’s a reason that I routinely refer to Hoyer as being a gas-bag, because every time he opens his mouth he proves he’s full of hot air.
And what I think might really be behind this sudden change of heart is the fact that the Democrats are coming to realize that their idiotic kneejerk reaction may have been a rather significant tactical error. And personally, if I were the president I don’t think I’d be in any hurry to let them off the hook. Perhaps President Trump should start a NEW tradition. Rather than address the Establishment snobs and the various elites there in Washington, perhaps he should address directly those who are supposed to be in charge in the first place, that being of course, ‘We the People’.
The aging members of the old Democrat Party are already dead, they just don’t know it yet. They’re slowly but surely being nudged out by a younger, more radical breed of ‘Democrat.’ And in their effort to delay what everyone knows is inevitable, instead of choosing to stand with the American people, they are turning their back on them in favor of continuing to work to provide to those in this country illegally. What in the world has happened to the Democrat Party that has caused its members to hate this country and in so doing has turned them into the number one enemy of freedom?