Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Prez Trump State Of The Union Aftermath: Kansas City Divided As Well



As promised, we read through reader comments last night and picked out some of the best.

The main takeaway . . .

Kansas City is just as divided as everyone else about the speech and the fight ahead whilst critics tuned out Prez Trump and supporters ignored the growing momentum of his opposition.

Here are the highlights of our conversation . . .


Comment High Praise & Future Prediction

"President Trump gave an EXCELLENT speech! Shades of Ronald Reagan. I see Trump solidifying his base for 2020, and making it very difficult for any Democrat contender to gather a mass groundswell. Democrats are repeating what Republicans did in the 2016 race for the nomination, when something like 16-19 candidates entered the race and allowed newcomer Trump to suck all the oxygen off the stage."


Cowtown Juxtaposition

"The Washington democrats have no new ideas, just like the KC democrats. The KC democrats continue to defend the most regressive tax policies and the centerpiece is the earnings tax. Trump and Jeff City republicans are more progressive than KC democrats. Trump 2020."


Deflating The Prez

"Glad Trump made it through before passing out. It took him nearly 90 minutes to slur his way through a half hour speech."


Local Take On Lady Triumph

"Trump was right about one thing. The record low unemployment for women.

"Democrats all had a big laugh and shared high fives at Trump's expense on that line. Trump didn't realize how important he was in directly creating new jobs for 117 women in Congress.

"He should probably fire his speechwriter."


Watching Political Bounce

"Partisan politics is about the only place people can LOSE and still be 'rising stars'."


Kansas City Economic Determinism?!?!

"As long as AOC is going full bore Socialist... no chance of Trump losing 2020."


Super Dave Talks Cooperation

"Lot of truth to what he said and a lot of truth to what he says needs to be done. I noticed how he emphasizes on working together."

A few more links on the topic:

Fox News: President Trump's State of the Union Address: read the speech

KCTV5: Read: Stacey Abrams' Democratic response to the SOTU

Fox News: Ocasio-Cortez says Trump 'scared' after he vows America will 'never be a socialist country'

Atlantic: Stacey Abrams’s New Strategy for Democrats

UST: Nancy Pelosi clapped at Trump during State of the Union. The memes quickly followed

LA Times: Female lawmakers wear symbolic white to Trump's State of the Union address

Biz Insider: The most powerful moment at the State of the Union was a win for Democrats that Trump had no control over

CNN: Trump's call for compromise is only on his own terms

NPR: Fact Check - Trump's State Of The Union Address

Huff Post: Bernie Sanders Uses Rebuttal To Fact-Check Trump’s State Of The Union Speech

WaPo: Democrats kept throwing shade at Trump during the State of the Union

Vox: Why Trump spent so much time criticizing abortion during the State of the Union

KSHB: Local lawmakers react to President Trump's State of the Union address

You decide . . .

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

I understand the disagreement. But the Pelosi memes are priceless no matter what you think believe.

Nemo said...

He's just the president, not God. It's okay to disagree with him.

Anonymous said...

^^ Nobody said you couldn't except maybe AOC. It's not a socialist country yet.

Anonymous said...

Why did Jugs Cortez look so grumpy?

Anonymous said...

He’s not even the fucking Pope. The Pope has a wall around the Vatican.

Anonymous said...

Watching the demise of the Democrats is pretty good entertainment.

Pass the popcorn.

Anonymous said...

Trump talks about the wall and here comes his base, like stray cats to a bowl of milk, a pile of catnip, whatever. He can say and do whatever he wants so long as he finds a group to demonize. "My life is shitty because of these damn brown people coming from South of the border!"

I appreciated him calling for an end to the partisan investigation, ala Dick Nixon. Was a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Will Sly get his new toy train money and his fancy airport? Please be nice Mr. Trump. Please let us win sometimes.

Anonymous said...

She didn’t get to babble nonsense, they had the audacity to let Trump speak. Plus, she is probably getting fucked by some Socialist with a really little dick.

Anonymous said...

8:21 AM

speaking of Trump Derangement syndrome

Anonymous said...

OMG what is going to become of our Socialists Utopia Paradise here in the big city CKMO!

Anonymous said...

Thats to keep Jews out. Stupid

Anonymous said...

No its late capitalist phonies that have micro dicks breh. Why else do you think that misogyny and selfishness is their main bag? Homework breh. Maybe do some?

Noah Homola said...

It was a good speech. There's no real denying that and anyone who does just comes across looking silly

Anonymous said...

From my vantage point Pelosi accomplished 3 things during President Trump's SOTU speech.
1. When she was rummaging through all the papers on her desk she was finally reading the Affordable Care Act bill.
2. She was standing, sitting and clapping like an organ grinder's monkey.
3. When she was twisting her mouth and twirling her tongue she was trying to get her dinner out of her dentures.

Anonymous said...


76% like the speech and immigration policy 24% disagreed with his speech. So I would say it was admired by most.

The best part was when Alexandria Cortez didn't know if she should stand or not and looked at her sidekicks to see what she should do. She looked scared to death it was hilarious. Sharice Davids and all of the lady's in white straight jackets stood for sex trafficking of young women. Remember that when Sharice Davids is up for re-election.

Anonymous said...

8:38, attempt English.

Anonymous said...

The big orange baby slurred his way through another SOTU. The early onset dementia continues to show itself through the vacant eyes and lopsided grin. He is another few months away from full-on Alzheimer's. His call to end the investigations show he is at the end of of metal faculties. Mueller is coming to clean up that mess.

Strother Martin said...

America First Wine In A Neocon Bottle. The sheep just drink it up.

Anonymous said...

Ugh...I can't wait to welcome da Patriots and Tommy Brady to duh whitehouse for my hamburder party! Ugh..Herp derp.

Anonymous said...

If Socialism is raising marginal tax rates on those earning $10M+ to 70%, why would I or 99.9% of the citizens of this country give a rats ass? I certainly don't know why anyone who posts on this blog gives a crap.

If I'm ever in a position where I have that problem.....I think I'll survive.

If it means you don't have to start a go fund me or declare bankruptcy because you got sick, I'm good with it.

I just don't get why people who this would never apply to get butthurt over it.

Anonymous said...

Trump is the closes thing to a citizen president we will ever have. Back him now or we will all look back and regret we didn't.

Anonymous said...

^^No. I don't want a citizen president. Have you seen the American citizenry? The majority are fat, stupid, and lazy. Trump's a thief, liar, conman, whore monger, and traitor.

Angela K. said...

I see that Tony did not choose to include my comments and that's not okay because of all the stupid comment he did include. It's a shame that this blog hates women so much. Just like the Republicans, you can't win if you are chasing away half of the population. Sorry, that's how Democracy works boys!

Anonymous said...

^^^This is true. Trump has been conning people and ripping off common man subcontractors for years and years. Why do you think he's always so pissed off as President? Because he can't pull that bullshit over on Congress. I think he really thinks he can do whatever he wants because he can just declare the US bankrupt and start over at any time. It's no secret he doesn't care what kind of hole his tax cuts put the country in because he's said "it won't be my problem, I'll be gone" when the shit hits the fan.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. Demonizing the half of the country that supports Trump is why you lost.

Anonymous said...

What's the latest from Mueller's silly, corrupt 'investigation'? He's moved the goalposts so many times it's hard to say.

Anyway, dream on. You lost. Get over it. Try winning at the ballot box instead of trying to overturn election outcomes you don't like.

Anonymous said...

Obama said virtually the same thing as Trump in 2009. The more you know! :)

Ursula Haverbeck said...

The division and dysfunction are no accident, any more than Trump (((somehow))) finding it important to discuss the hoax of our lifetime, The Holocau$t, was an accident.The purpose of these ongoing reality show histrionics is to ensure that (almost) no one notices that our dysfunctional and divided Federal Government always "magically" agrees on literally any legislation that is beneficial to it's master, Israel.

The Truth And Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God said...

Angela K we don't hate women at all, we love women. I for one just don't like stupid people like you who talk out their ass and can't back any of it up with real facts other than to hate down on men. If they call you a stupid cunt maybe there's a reason for that and have you ever taken a moment to consider that? When it appears your goal in life is to stomp on mens balls it has a tendency to make people lash back at you or simply ignore you which I am guessing is the line of thought used the most.

If you ever said anything worth repeating I'm more than sure it would be recognized for the points it makes. But you just spew hate and more hate and well sorry nobody wants to see that sort of crap reprinted.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, bet you're happy Choom gang Barry invited lotsa thuggies to his BathHouse when it was located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave! A frequent Obummer bud was big liar Sharpton, the race-baiter who frauded the Tawana Brawley freak show. And, Rick Ross (cRap music artist, if that's what they call it) was a violent thug welcomed to that BathHouse even while Ross was under indictment for assault.

Super Dave said...

I bet it hurt like hell for CNN to have to make this public;
CBS News and CNN released instant polls taken immediately after President Trump’s State of the Union address with both polls finding 76 percent of those who watched approved of the speech. The CBS poll 72 percent approved of Trump’s immigration proposals while the CNN poll showed 76 percent approval with 59 percent “very positive.”

Anonymous said...

@822, is the socialist with a really little dick Sharice?

Anonymous said...

Angela K,
I look at TKC several times a week and have for years. I’m absolutely certain you’re the dumbest twat that posts on here. I loved that you were “appalled” last night because you weren’t getting support here for your All Girls Man-Hating Club. Have you ever taken a look at the blog? There are pics of titties and ass EVERYWHERE, usually commented on by the majority male readers. Is this the crowd you think is going to follow you on your march to Crazytown? That would be like Trump supporters going on a Young Turks blog and being “appalled” that no one is praising Trump there. You’re either a marathon pot-stirrer or the dumbest bitch in the KC metro, or maybe both.

Anonymous said...

I can give no polling on the SOTU address from Trump, because I didn't watch that shit show. Did he say anything new or was the same old boogeyman bullshit?

Anonymous said...

^^Typical Trump hater, has no clue what is going on but sure is quick with a hater comment.

Anonymous said...

^^Typical TKC/geriatric fucktard. Has nothing to say, says it anyway.

Anonymous said...

Hamburder party!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

1:26 - IDK, is he wrong though? Seemed like more of the same from ol Herp Derp Trump.

You can basically skip any kind of public speaking Trump does because it's the same ol tired garbage recycled over and over.

Anonymous said...

"I just don't get why people who this would never apply to get butthurt over it." Because we believe it's a bad policy for the country. The same reason why women who are past childbearing age are nevertheless pro-choice, people who do not own a gun call for broad application of the Second Amendment and parents whose children are independent earners favor charter schools.

Ann Coulter said...

Reviews from the base are in.

"Golden beaches of California"? This was the lamest, sappiest, most intentionally tear-jerking SOTU ever. Please fire your speechwriter, @realDonaldTrump.

So Trump is AGAINST childhood cancer, AIDS and the Holocaust. Glad I tuned in to hear that.

45 minutes in, we got 30 seconds on the wall. He better be breaking ground tomorrow.

If you don't build a wall & deport illegals, we'll be a socialist country in about 5 years. Nice words though.

Anonymous said...

3:42 - Why is it a bad policy for the country? Putting your silly little cliches aside that have nothing to do with fiscal policy.

I mean, the tax rate used to be that high and the US was growing like crazy. Oh, and there were loopholes. If high earners used that money to expand their businesses through capital expenditures or hiring, they could deduct those earnings. The tax actually incentivized growth!

This isn't your run of the mill tax on a lawyer who makes low seven figures. This is a tax on people making obscene amounts of money. Hey, look on the bright side....those Hollywood Liberals and spoiled Pro Athletes who I presume you like to bitch about will get hit by a marginal tax rate like this.

See, you hate this idea but are you going to tell me you're perfectly fine with letting Corporations off the hook like Trump has done. You know what that's done.....jack shit, with few exceptions. Corporations are buying back stock and benefitting shareholders only. They're not giving raises or extra bonuses. Before you go on a diatribe about your 401K being up and this being the reason....great, I got about 20 years before I can retire and cash in on this policy. It does nothing for most of the rank and file in this country now.

Anonymous said...

Missed it. Was it a pretty cool pep rally?

Anonymous said...

It was awesome. Nancy Pelosi was having mini strokes, Deepthroat Kamala Harris and every other Dem sneered at putting sex traffickers away. Cortez kept looking around trying to see what she should and shouldn't applaud. Great things like historic levels of minority employment were not considered worthy of cheering by the weird women in white.

Meanwhile, even a hostile media had to report very high approval numbers for the speech.

So yah you missed it bro

Anonymous said...

9:04 I heard every word just fine, that’s the problem with you dummocraps, you people don’t listen

Anonymous said...

As soon as the Junior Socialista Club gets out of line, Pelosi will show them exactly how much 'resistance' she will allow. That's gonna be fun.

Anonymous said...

3:09 that’s exactly what the dummocraps do and you idiots keep eating it up. Sad.

Anonymous said...

If you really think that the establishment of either party, owned as wholly as they are by blocs of capital, is going to allow any sort of adjustment to interfere with the wealth of their masters, you could have just signed your work 'Naive/Stupid' and saved the trouble.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Finally, a bit of truth on the blog!

Pearson said...

I give credit for Trump for making this whole thing more lively and getting people involved. I'd actually like to see some of his goals accomplished. But I think he starts too much trouble to be an effective legislator, he's more of a fire brand leader.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info Super Dave. Glad some people are relying on the FACTS! Not their feelings.