MAGA Potluck Party – State of the Union 2018

The State of the Union speech is scheduled for 9:10 pm.

What we know (as of December 21, 2017):

Year One List: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed

Below are the highlights from three ofย  the 12 categories and 81 wins cited by the White House.

Jobs and the economy

  • Passage of the tax reform bill providing $5.5 billion in cuts and repealing the Obamacare mandate.
  • Increase of the GDP above 3 percent.
  • Creation of 1.7 million new jobs, cutting unemployment to 4.1 percent.
  • Saw the Dow Jones reach record highs.

Killing job-stifling regulations

  • Signed an Executive Order demanding that two regulations be killed for every new one creates. He beat that big and cut 16 rules and regulations for every one created, saving $8.1 billion.
  • Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.

Fair trade

  • Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders revealed a list of special guests for Tuesday’s speech during a press briefing Monday afternoon:

  • Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas‘ 16-year-old daughter, Kayla, was beaten and stabbed to death by MS-13 gang members in 2016.

The parents from Brentwood, New York, will attend the SOTU Tuesday as White House guests.

  • The beaten body of 15-year-old Nisa Mickens was found on a tree-lined street in Brentwood, New York, on Sept. 13, 2016 — a day before her 16th birthday.

The body of her friend, Kayla Cuevas, was found the next day. Like Cuevas, Mickens was also a victim of the MS-13 gang.

Mickens’ parents, Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens, will join the parents of Kayla Cuevas at the SOTU.

  • Cpl. Matthew Bradford, the first blind double amputee to re-enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps, will also attend the SOTU as a guest of the president.

He lost his legs and eyesight after stepping on an IED while deployed in Iraq in January 2007.

  • Cory Adams is a welder at Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Dayton, Ohio.

Last year, Adams and his wife bought their first home, and they plan to invest their extra money from the Trump tax cuts into their two daughters’ education savings.

  • In 2016, John Bridgers started a group called the Cajun Navy, a nonproft rescue and recovery organization, to assist flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

In the summer of 2017, Bridgers and the Cajun Navy traveled to Houston to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

  • David Dahlberg works as a fire prevention technician in southern California, stationed at the Pine Canyon Fire Station in the Santa Lucia Ranger District.

In July 2017, he saved 62 children and staff members from a raging wildfire that had encircled their camp.

  • Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets has been shot twice since he joined the force six years ago. But that hasn’t discouraged the cop from continuing his work.

In fact, he wouldn’t be the father to a special little girl if he wasn’t an officer.

In September 2017, Holets was responding to reports of a robbery when he discovered a pregnant homeless woman behind the building getting ready to inject heroin. Without giving it a second thought, Holets agreed to the woman’s plea for him to adopt her child.

The 35-year-old woman has since referred to Holets as her “guardian angel.”

  • Ashlee Leppert serves as an aviation electronics technician in the U.S. Coast Guard.

“Last year, she rescued dozens of Americans imperiled during the devastating hurricane season,” Sanders said.

  • CJ Martinez is a veteran and supervisory special agent for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementโ€™s Homeland Security Investigations unit.

His investigations have led to more than 100 arrests of MS-13 gang members, Sanders said.

  • Staff Sergeant Justin Peck has served in the U.S. Army for eight years. During a mission in Raqqa, Syria, in November 2017, Peck heard an IED blast go off. He ran to the second floor of a hospital to find Chief Petty Officer Stacy severly wounded.

He rushed to Stacy’s side, made a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and started CPR. His heroic actions saved Stacy’s life.

  • Preston Sharp is responsible for starting the Flag and Flower Challenge (#FandFChallenge), a 50-state challenge to honor every veteran in the U.S.

The idea came to him when he visited his grandfather’s grave at the McDonald cemetery in Redding, California in 2015. He wanted to make sure every veteran would be honored with a flag or flower.

Today, the 11-year-old boy has helped facilitate the placement of more than 40,000 American flags and flowers on veterans’ graves, Sanders said.

  • Steve Staub and Sandy Kepingler, who started Staub Manufacturing Solutions 20 years ago, say they’ve seen a “Trump bump” in their business, Sanders explained.

Thanks to Trump’s tax cuts, business has been booming — with their team growing from 23 to 37 employees within the past year.

Plus, thanks to tax cuts and reform legislation, they were also “able to give all their employees larger than expected Christmas bonuses,” Sanders added.

 

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111 Responses to MAGA Potluck Party – State of the Union 2018

  1. G-d&Country says:

    While we are waiting for the SOTU here’s another great one…

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 4 people

  2. auscitizenmom says:

    This feels appropriate here to me. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 7 people

  3. lovely says:

    Chuck Shumer compared the republicans vote to release the memo and the investigation of the corrupt FBI to Silence of the Lambs ๐Ÿ˜ณ. Man o man are we in for a week of histrionics.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. lovely says:

    Me waiting. Patiently.

    I’m more nervous tonight than I was election night. Election night I knew Trump was going to win. Tonight President Trump stands tall and gets to talk about his successful agenda and we might a get a glimpse into just how heavy his sledgehammer is and how broad his target.

    I can’t wait to see the faces of the swap critters.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. stella says:

    The White House has two LIVE videos posted – the one above, and this one:

    Liked by 3 people

  6. auscitizenmom says:

    Good news. A lot of the Black Caucus idiots have decided to boycott so they won’t be there to cause a disruption.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. nyetneetot says:

    OK, here’s the rules for tonight: Every time he says something that makes the left flip out, drink!

    Menagerie! Wait! Hold up! Wait for him to say something…. Ok somebody make a store run.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. BigMamaTEA says:

    here we go………!!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. BigMamaTEA says:

    look at those Demonrats sitting. Yes they too were elected to serve The People, not themselves.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lovely says:

    Wow, what petulant horrid people. The democrats really need a new slogan “Screw the poor, screw the blacks, screw the Hispanics, screw whitey, just give us power and wealth”.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. lovely says:

    My kingdom for a lip reader, what did the rabid Pelosi say?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. BigMamaTEA says:

    Some of the Donks are breaking rank and just applauded.

    Like

  13. auscitizenmom says:

    Do you notice, he is saying things that the Dems have to clap and stand up for? I mean even they know they would look lousy not clapping for them.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. BigMamaTEA says:

    Wow. The Supremes just stood and clapped.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. lovely says:

    Trump just looked around the room and is big old brain took names.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. BigMamaTEA says:

    Oh you’ve got some that (especially like Roasa DeLauro (D-CT-Commie) who is sitting there giving dirty looks to those on her row who are clapping.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. lovely says:

    Wow! The rats didn’t even stand for their constituents.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. lovely says:

    Stick that in your DACA hat. President Trump just tipped his hand!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. lovely says:

    I just realized that President Trump is giving a speech that is making it impossible for any protestor to shout anything out without looking like a hateful anti-American fool to the non-political viewers. Brilliant!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Gil says:

    I just got the kiddo in bed and started watching from the beginning. I hate to be late, but duty calls and I’ll catch up!

    Liked by 3 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Don’t skip any of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

      • Gil says:

        Ok I finished, am watching a bit of Hannity.
        Don jr just said his dad is fighting for the boots not the suits as an leo reference but I think its for everyone. I like it a lot!
        And I liked the speech with his constant reminder that those congress critters are there to serve the people in the peoples house.

        Liked by 2 people

        • auscitizenmom says:

          Yes, I thought the speech was just right and made the Dems look really bad for not standing for anything for the American people or even their pet project, DACA. And, I absolutely loved Don Jr. for all he said. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Liked by 1 person

  21. BigMamaTEA says:

    Twitter is calling this “Nancy’s b*7ch-face….

    Liked by 1 person

  22. BigMamaTEA says:

    Liked by 2 people

  23. G-d&Country says:

    Very uplifting. Put focus on the PEOPLE and their peace and prosperity.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. stella says:

    Just heard on Fox that the Democrat response can’t start until the President leaves the chamber. Looks like he’s just leaving now.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. BigMamaTEA says:

    Night all.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. derk says:

    Wow. Only a year!? What has this man not done? How could anyone argue with ANYTHING our President just put forth?
    Presidential!? I have never seen someone as common sense, practical, brilliant, compassionate, thoughtful, wise, prudent and Actually for the people of this country, ever.
    I am truly amazed.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. lovely says:

    Juan Williams is crying and saying that the speech was not unifying, Wallace is bitching and moaning pitching a fit that it wasn’t a unifying speech, Joy Reid is defending MS 13, Anderson Cooper is speechless, Chris Mathews is saying it is obvious that President Trump is just worried about his approval ratings, Rachel Maddow looks like it is election night all over again, meanwhile they all know President Trump just crushed them and their agenda.

    Ugh part of the Kennedy Klan Kommies is giving the rebuttal. Off goes the tube.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. G-d&Country says:

    Augghhh! Another Kennedy – will we ever be free of the accursed clan? Turned the station!

    Liked by 1 person

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Well, now, this pretty boy is giving a speech. I question what he is saying, but he is doing a good job saying it. The fact that it will actually be listened to by some of the Americans is too bad.

      Like

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Yes, I am afraid he seems like a pretty good speechmaker. But be heartened……..remember the Kennedy curse.

      Like

  29. facebkwallflower says:

    Was forced to watch ABC as streaming kept freezing. Anyway, not one mention or camera scan pointing out Dem โ€œguestsโ€. Not one word. Were the illegals promised actually there?

    I LOVE PRESIDENT TRUMP. I do believe the Iโ€™s he said/used could be counted on one hand. Hoping for an โ€œiโ€ number comparison to Barry to come out.

    My heart swelled for the nk man with the crutches. The WORLD NOW has heard his voice. Imagine how he must feel knowing such a great man and country has heard the horrors he shared.

    Tonight is one of my most proud to be American moments. Historical speech. No agenda. He gave an annual SOTU report, bringing the human spirit into each accomplishment. He also lset out the problems with resolutions to be worked on for the next year.. Pure Statesmanship.

    Oh my, I am gushing, arenโ€™t I?

    Liked by 2 people

  30. lovely says:

    I was so pleased with President Trumps speech that I forgot about his salvo!

    Less than one year has passed since I first stood at this podium in this majestic chamber to speak on behalf of the American people and their concerns, their hopes and their dreams. That night our new administration had already taken very swift action. A new tide of optimism was already sweeping across our land each day since we have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission to make America great again for all Americans.

    Personally I heard that as a direct hit on Hillary and Obama. The FBI the DOJ. Holder, McCain, Mueller, the whole crew.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Gil says:

      Yes, because reconquista is what “good” Americans want. These are exactly who dont deserve to be here.

      Liked by 2 people

    • lovely says:

      Brilliant on President Trump’s part. Simply brilliant. President trump is splitting the democrats base.

      Trotting out that box head Kennedy kid proved that the democrats have learned nothing since November 8th 2016. Good.

      Like

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Good then. If they refuse to vote for it; then it was a good play, and we are done.

      Liked by 1 person

    • auscitizenmom says:

      They may be shocked to realize that the DACA kids are out for themselves. That means they will want the deal, whatever it is, to stay in the US, especially if that means citizenship, which I am not for. But, they will turn on their masters if the deal is turned down. I mean, heck, they already turned on Pelosi. LOL

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  31. I swear, at 57:45, that’s Richard Dean Anderson sitting next to the Latino ICE agent.

    Stargate: SG-1‘s Jack O’Neill. MacGyver.

    The things I notice. Great speech, though. Epic.

    The pettiness on the Left side of the aisle was predictable, but when Trump spoke of Paid Family Leave, did you see how he turned, put his hands out as if to say, “Would you stand for that one?”, and they all did.

    Still watching. Paused at MacGyver.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. That’s the best SOTU speech I’ve ever heard.

    Liked by 1 person

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