As more than 45 million people watched President Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday – considered by many to have been good, if not great – the Far Left reaction was perhaps best represented by a report in the Seattle P-I.com that quoted an unidentified Seattle liberal suggesting he need to “smoke a bowl” to get through the speech.
That was not a reference to smoked fish. The sarcasm came in a city described as the possible “epicenter of the Trump resistance movement.” Liberal Democrats gathered at the Fremont Tavern to watch the speech probably sneered when the president talked about low unemployment figures among blacks and Hispanics.
According to Nielsen, 45.6 million people watched Trump’s first State of the Union report. It’s the biggest viewing audience since 2010, the story said.
Rasmussen Reports revealed Wednesday that a new poll shows 45 percent of likely voters think Trump is doing a good job with the economy, while 36 percent say he is doing a poor job. In addition to unemployment being down the stock market has been up, so maybe the president’s critics are wrong. This must be driving them nuts in Seattle.
Trump’s ratings on the economy are up from last August, when he got a 39 percent favorable rating. And here’s something that should make Seattle’s liberals grimace: Rasmussen said “The most recent findings are slightly higher than what President (Barack) Obama earned during his last year in the White House.”
This raises a question: How would these same Democrats have reacted to conservatives mounting an “Obama resistance movement?”
The Seattle P-I.com story noted that the Fremont Tavern is “a stone’s throw away from the Lenin statue.” Perhaps this partly explains why the Far Left simply cannot get over the fact that Trump won the 2016 election. Maybe smoking a bowl is why so many on the Left seemed to forget that the Electoral College – which turns out to have been a remarkable forward-thinking creation of the Founders – is where presidential elections are decided.
On election night, as many people focused on the popular vote, it was the smart people who kept tabs on the electoral votes, and early in the evening on Election Night, Trump took the lead and never really looked back. When he won Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin, it was all over. If Democrats in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Denver and other liberal enclaves didn’t notice, maybe they’d had too much brew and pot.
At the 2017 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, the press room was crowded with outdoor journalists and gun writers. When Trump finished taking the oath of office, the room erupted in a cheer. Those folks probably would not be welcome at the Fremont Tavern, but they also don’t feel the need to be stoned just to get through a State of the Union address.
Somewhere in that, there just might be a lesson.