Off The Editor’s Desk – 2-7-2018

I watched, did you?

“My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans—to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream.” President Donald Trump, State of the Union address, January 30, 2018.

[emember_protected] I watched the President’s address Tuesday evening and also watched the response from the loyal opposition (Democratic Joe Kennedy III).

As the camera focused on the Democrat members of Congress as the president was speaking, I saw no sign of any support, but faces with turned down lips that it seemed that they had just lost the family pet.

How could they not support caring for veterans, honoring our country’s flag, protecting our citizens, creating new jobs, or fixing our roads and bridges?

I can see why Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (77) of California had her lips turned down and was sitting on her hands so she did not have to applaud anything that the president said.

Pelosi has been in Congress for over 30 years and I know why she could not bring herself to support the president, especially on fixing up our infrastructure, is because it was under her watch (as Speaker of the House) that our highway system started to fall apart. I think she was more interested in spending our tax dollars to buy votes compared to fixing up the roads.

As for young Joe Kennedy, III, he did a good job with his presentation, but several times I had a hard time to comprehend what he was trying to tell us. That maybe was my fault and not his, and other times it seemed to me that he was putting forth the same thought that the president just had done. Then, the rest of the time he was full of gloom and doom. The same gloom and doom that the Democratic Party put forth when Reagan was president.

As Joe spoke, I kept wondering what that car in the background was supposed to represent, with its hood open. Could it have anything to do with Uncle Teddy driving off a bridge?

Thanks for reading!   ~ Carlton [/emember_protected]