Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class.
Tim Donner: Socialism. It’s been a long time since that word was uttered in a State of the Union address, but in his recent 80-minute stem-winder before a joint session of Congress, President Trump addressed the growing socialist movement within the Democratic Party.
President Trump: Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country. (cheers) We are born free, and we will stay free.
…CNN, was forced to place all kind of caveats on an instant poll that revealed high marks for the president.
Tim: So, how did Trump’s State of the Union go over with the American people? Well, the ultimate anti-Trump media outlet, CNN, was forced to place all kind of caveats on an instant poll that revealed high marks for the president.
CNN: I just want to stress here that for a State of the Union address, the president’s partisans, his supporters, tend to turn out to watch the speech. This is true of a president of either party. So tonight, we saw a heavily Republican-skewed audience turn out to watch the president’s speech. But look at this, a very positive reaction from those who watched the speech tonight: 59% very positive, 17% somewhat positive, 23% negative.
Tim: Oh boy, trouble for CNN, but that didn’t stop the Trump-deranged CNN leftists from trashing the speech. Here is Van Jones.
Van Jones: I saw this as a psychotically incoherent speech, with cookies and dog poop. He tries to put together, in the same speech, these warm, kind things about humanitarianism and caring about children, and at the same time he is demonizing people who are immigrants in a way that was appalling.
Tim: Cookies and dog poop. And it’s no wonder he said that, given that Trump delivered perhaps his most masterful address, which will serve as a marker and opening statement for the 2020 presidential campaign.
As the question persisted throughout the week of whether Democrats will ever agree to President Trump’s border wall, there were indications of some cracks in the Democrats’ resistance. The third-ranking Democrat in the House, James Clyburn of South Carolina, was asked if he would be willing to support some kind of wall.
James Clyburn: Yes, so long as it’s smartly done, listening to the experts. I don’t think we ought to put ourselves in the place of the experts. I’ve said that we ought to have a smart wall. I’ve defined that as a wall using drones, to make it too high to get over, using X-ray equipment to make it too wide to get around, and using scanners to go deep enough not to be able to tunnel under it. Now that, to me, would be the smart thing to do.
Tim: That is about the most fair and coherent Democrat response to Trump’s initiative we have yet to hear. And Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar, who represents a Texas district along the southern border, said he might support a wall if it’s called an enhanced barrier.
Henry Cuellar: First of all, we’re not going to have a wall. Now, can we look at some sort of enhanced barrier? That’s something we can certainly look at. But I have to say, living on the border, you have to let the local border patrol chief have the say-so, and let the local communities be involved, so they can come up with maybe some sort of an enhanced barrier. But again, Washington cannot dictate what sort of barrier and where to put it at.
Tim: So, semantics are everything when it comes to the wall. Wall, bad. Enhanced barrier, maybe okay.
Meanwhile, what’s happened to the political leaders of Virginia has become the stuff of legend, and not in a good way. I mean, you couldn’t make up the metastasizing scandal in the Old Dominion. First, there were the two people in KKK get-up and blackface discovered on Gov. Ralph Northam’s page from his medical school yearbook 35 years ago. He apologized for it one day, then denied that he was in the picture the next day, but revealed that he did, in fact, dress up like Michael Jackson. Then Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, all set to ascend to the governor’s office, was accused of sexual assault that occurred 15 years ago. And then the third in line for governor, Attorney General Mark Herring, admitted that he too dressed up in blackface almost 40 years ago. Oh, what a tangled web. The one who appears in the most trouble is Fairfax, the only one of the trio of disgraced Virginia leaders to be accused of an actual crime, and whose future became even more clouded when a leading Democrat presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, oh-so-reluctantly called for an investigation.
Kamala Harris: I think that the letter written by the woman reads as a credible account, and I think there should be an investigation to get to the bottom of it and determine the facts.
Tim: Wow. That was painful for her, obviously. But given what she and other Democrats did to Brett Kavanaugh in l’affaire Christine Blasey Ford, she was left with little choice.
Meanwhile, Pocahontas, the fake Indian and fake normal folk, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) dug an even deeper hole for herself. After her disastrous DNA test revealing that she’s actually less Indian than the average American, and saying she had never used her fake Indian heritage to her advantage, her Texas bar application from the 1980s was uncovered, showing that she listed her own identity as American Indian. And she stumbled trying to explain it away.
Reporter: Why did you list yourself as American Indian on this Texas bar application?
Elizabeth Warren: This was about 30 years ago, and I am not a tribal citizen. Tribes and only tribes determine citizenship.
Reporter: That’s right.
Warren: When I was growing up in Oklahoma, I learned about my family the same way most people do. My brothers and I learned from our mom and our dad and our brothers and our sisters, and those were all family stories. But that said, there really is an important distinction of tribal citizenship. I am not a member of a tribe, and I have apologized for not being more sensitive to that distinction.
Tim: Note that she never actually answered the question. So, if she wasn’t already, Elizabeth Warren has now officially become a laughingstock.