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Trump Gives ‘Gettysburg Address’ Outlining His First 100 Days in Office

Trump Gives ‘Gettysburg Address’ Outlining His First 100 Days in Office

“Hillary Clinton is not running against me, she’s running against change.”

I thought Trump did a good job in the third and final presidential debate, but as the prof noted, Trump just can’t seem to help himself from saying that one thing that will dominate headlines for the next however long and effectively obscuring the important, valid, and meaningful things he has to say.

A quick internet search of Trump’s first 100 days speech pulls articles entitled “Trump threatens to sue accusers while laying out plan for first 100 days” from NBC News and from CNN, “Trump makes ‘closing argument,’ again attacks accusers.

I’ll spare you the scathing headlines from those outside the “unbiased, straight news” outlets  reported by purported “journalists” at NBC and CNN.  Yes, Trump did attack his accusers and threaten to sue them during his first 100 days in office, so it’s not all that remarkable that it’s making headlines . . . and driving the narrative against Trump.  Yet another completely avoidable self-inflicted wound.

But let’s move on.

Trump on draining the swamp:

[O]n the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:

  • FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;
  • SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);
  • THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;
  • FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;
  • FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;
  • SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

He goes on to discuss everything from his quite long list of new tax-payer funded entitlements and goal of “public-private” partnerships to his intent to protect the Second Amendment, to weed out partisan corruption in Executive agencies, and to fix the myriad problems in the VA.  He vowed again to renegotiate trade deals, to advocate for Congressional term limits (don’t hold your breath on Congress passing this), and to be strong on national security.

Best lines:

“I have no special interest but you, the American voter.”

“Hillary Clinton is not running against me, she’s running against change.”

“I am asking the American people to dream big once again.”

“draining the swamp”

These are the key phrases that he should have been saying since he had the nomination wrapped up.  Is it too little too late?  I think not too little, this is the right note (and he doesn’t shout the whole speech as he used to do, in itself a big improvement) and the right message to bring Americans together and to shore them up to support him.  The too late?  I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Watch Trump’s full speech at Gettysburg in which he outlines his goals for his first 100 days.

This Trump may not have won the primaries, but had he shown up four or five months ago . . . Hillary wouldn’t be busy measuring for curtains in the White House.


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I couldn’t stomach a minute of the so-called “debates”, but Trump gives good speeches when he doesn’t have a liberal moderator needling him. I watched (on YouTube) his entire 40 minute speech at Asheville yesterday. The AG center venue was packed (3,700 people), even though the event was NOT advertised on local media. I’m very impressed with “Right Side Broadcasting” for streaming his speeches live on YouTube. The media should be scared.

Connivin Caniff | October 22, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Trump did not make a mistake going after those accusers again. The only way he can defend himself is to not back off. His silence would be deemed an admission, even though it is very difficult to prove a negative. Also, the public will further recognize Hillary as the bringer of outrageous false charges.

Henry Hawkins | October 22, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Unfortunately for Trump, if he wins he’ll have a Congress that is either totally against him (Dems) or mostly against him (GOPe).

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 22, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    No worries. He’ll use executive orders or eminent domain or something.

      rabidfox in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 22, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Why not? His predecessor pretty much showed that Congress is just a useless Social Club.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to rabidfox. | October 22, 2016 at 9:58 pm

        But mom! All the other kids are doing it! Yeesh. Two wrongs = right? Lower oneself to Obama’s level?

          This is why we keep losing.

          Too many of us would surrender the Republic in exchange for being regarded as civil and temperate. Liberty is fine and all that, but not if we have to get our hands dirty or, god forbid, get in the muck and wrestle pigs with *those* people.

          What would our liberal pals think? They might not invite us to Martha’s Vineyard.

          Ragspierre in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 23, 2016 at 8:48 am

          Fen, you’ve already surrendered the republic if you’re ready to employ the same crap that Obama does.

          Der Donald is not about liberty or the Constitution. He doesn’t understand either, and he certainly doesn’t plan to honor them in the way he would govern.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 22, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Let’s be honest. The GOPe will be as much against him as the Democrats, just as they will be a willing doormat if Hillary wins.

    AmericaBeautiful in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    With the enormous numbers of people supporting President Trump, the GOP traitors will HAVE to turn right around, or be recalled. People are taking action now.

DieJustAsHappy | October 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

It’s good stuff! Between now and Election Day, Donald Trump needs to drive it home. He can do this be tell them what he’s going to say, say it, and tell them what he’s told them. Reinforce, reinforce, and reinforce.

And, please, Mr. Trump, for the love of America, forget the trivial bs!!!

A hail mary pass composed of pure boob-bait for boobs.

Congressional term limits? REALLY…???

That’s been a theme of Der Donald’s campaign for…what, now…this week? Days???

And THIS from the guy who endorsed the entire field of incumbent GOPers.

ANYBODY who’s read my comments over the years knows that I am a strong advocate of term limits, and why.

Likewise, ANYBODY who’s followed Mr. Establishment knows that he won’t really do more that give lip-service to the idea of term limits.

This whole “drain the swamp” deal is just a last-minute grifter’s appeal from a guy who has spent his whole life happily swimming in the cesspool of New York corruption…and gotten rich off of it.

Something else that Trump said today ( according to Drudge ) is that he will prevent the AT&T/Ime-Warner merger and try to undo the Comcast/Verison merger.

I doubt he can do the second. The bell has already been rung, but am happy with both. We should not depend on monopolies for out internet, rather we should be encouraging as much competition as is possible.

    rabidfox in reply to RodFC. | October 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Remember when the Taft-Hartley Act was used to break apart Bell Telephone and the absolute explosion of development and communications advancement that happened afterwards? But Bill Clinton/Al Gore went out of their way to encourage big businesses to consolidate.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to rabidfox. | October 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Were it up to AT&T we’d still pay $4.75 for a 3 minute station to station call to New York from Los Angeles.

Anyone who thinks anything Trump says will generate anything other than scathing headlines has not been paying attention.

Anyone paying attention does not care what the press thinks.

    Ragspierre in reply to Petrushka. | October 22, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Da Pig surely cares. That’s why he makes it a point to trash women he very likely DID molest, and threaten the many others who might come forth.

    Very, very like Dollar Bill Clinton, huh?

      turfmann in reply to Ragspierre. | October 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Has anyone suggested to you that you get a hobby?

      Your comments here are, to be entirely charitable, tedious.

      I’m sure that you’re bright enough to read between the lines as to what I really think.

        Anonamom in reply to turfmann. | October 22, 2016 at 10:38 pm

        “I’m sure that you’re bright enough to read between the lines as to what I really think.”

        I appreciate your first two sentences; the third I think assumes facts very much not in evidence.

          Ragspierre in reply to Anonamom. | October 23, 2016 at 12:21 am

          Now, now, mom. You know very well you just uttered a damned lie.

          Do you think Da Pig is pure as regards his sexual predations?

          Or, are you like the women who would excuse Dollar Bill because you’re a political hack?

          Anonamom in reply to Anonamom. | October 23, 2016 at 10:43 am

          Oh, look. That annoying little man showed up again.

          Go away, little man.

          Ragspierre in reply to Anonamom. | October 23, 2016 at 11:11 am

          Stupid ad hominem shutupery has never, and will never, work with me, annoying little woman.

          Deal with the question. Or surrender. Your choice.

          Anonamom in reply to Anonamom. | October 23, 2016 at 2:21 pm

          Oh, look. That annoying little man showed up again.

          Go away, little man.

          Anonamom in reply to Anonamom. | October 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

          Sigh. Read my initial post again and you’ll find it had nothing at all to do with Donald Trump.

          Sad, not-very-bright little man.

          Barry in reply to Anonamom. | October 23, 2016 at 7:50 pm

          Hey ragspee, tell us how Lewandowski physically attacked that female reporter again, would ya?

      willow in reply to Ragspierre. | October 23, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Since you are accusing Trump of a crime, then he has a right to face his accusers while they are under oath with the jury or judge observing their demeanor, and a right to present a defense, according to the Constitution.

        Ragspierre in reply to willow. | October 24, 2016 at 7:50 am

        You poor, confused thing. I’m a commenter on a blog, not a DA. I don’t accuse people of crimes such that they then have the various rights of a person accused of a crime.

        T-rump is doing EXACTLY what Dollar Bill Clinton did. Remember “smash-mouth defense”?

7TH Term limits for federal *employees*

We could elect another Reagan and it would not change a thing. Because its the administrative state that’s running things, not the President or Congress. Its the bureaucrats with lifetime job security who have never worked in the private sector that have corrupted agencies of the Executive Branch with their long march toward an authoritarian state. Because its in their best interests to increase the power of the State.

Until you get rid of the rot, nothing will change.

Replace them with honest decent folk who have lived out here in the real world with the rest of us.

Garry Kasparov


So Trump goes to the site of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speech to bury the party Lincoln founded. Was Ford’s Theater unavailable?
12:11 PM – 22 Oct 2016

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Smart cat, that…

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to Ragspierre. | October 23, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Whatever Trump’s motivations I leave it to the history books. However, if the GOP is in such a state, weaken-one I believe, that the death knell is sounded due to a Trump, then it ought to meet its demise. Otherwise, what purpose is it serving?

    Moreover, as you’re probably aware, there has been discussion for some time of the formation of a third party by those reasonably at odds with the GOP. I think there numbers are rather large, so that amounts to considerably more than a few sore heads.

    I’ve maintained for some time that, if there ever is going to be a course correction for America, we may just have to hit rock bottom for it to happen. Perhaps, a collapse of the GOP just might be a beginning of this. If Trump is a catalyst for this, then I say “Good for him!” as nothing else seems to be working.

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 23, 2016 at 9:51 am

    “However, if the GOP is in such a state, weaken-one I believe, that the death knell is sounded due to a Trump, then it ought to meet its demise. Otherwise, what purpose is it serving?”

    That seems logically disjunctive. I’m not being snarky, just trying to understand your point.

      He’s saying that if a Trump can destroy the GOP, then it was never anything more than a paper tiger.

      But you already knew that. You were just being dishonest. Again.

        tom swift in reply to Fen. | October 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm

        never anything more than a paper tiger.

        To be fair, at one time it was a very important party indeed, and sufficiently powerful to accomplish great things.

        All ancient history, though. It’s been coasting on cruise control for a while now.

        Perfectly normal, really. Organizations, like people, eventually become geriatric, corrupted, lazy, and/or dead. Even when not everybody notices.

    Apparently, altRight ‘s favorite paranoid schizophrenic/second favorite useful idiot Mike Chernovich ran a tweeter poll about who gave better Gettysburg Address, and 60+% of his followers said Trump. The rest were trolling him, I trust.

DieJustAsHappy | October 23, 2016 at 10:24 am

At a time when the GOP ought to be crushing one of the weakest candidates to run for the presidency and retaining a majority in both Houses of Congress, it is questionable whether they will do so. I call that a rather weak position.

If the consequence of a failure to deliver in this election is the end of the GOP as a major political force, then I say so be it. I believe there are more than a few who would be ready and willing to form a new party. If Donald Trump is a factor with this, fine. Even if he doesn’t win the Oval Office, he will have served a purpose in facilitating an end to the GOPe.

    Ragspierre in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | October 23, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Well, I guess I see a point here.

    But if a parasitic invader weakens an organism, I don’t see that the organism is blameworthy. If it dies off, your point is that it was non-viable, which has some merit.

    I don’t see how the parasitic invader should have a place in a new organism, except as something to be defeated by adaptation.

    I don’t see how becoming MORE like the Collective is in any way a “good” adaptation. Some here do. I certainly DON’T. I think good, basic conservative ideas…and living…are demonstrably much stronger than any other route. So, if we’re talking about a “new” thing politically, a thing that is MORE committed to liberty and Constitutional government, count me in. But, as you’ll see from a lot of the comments here, a lot of erstwhile “conservatives” are not at all committed to those concepts.

      DieJustAsHappy in reply to Ragspierre. | October 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

      First off, sorry about not hitting the reply tab for my other post. I thought I did.

      A “thing that is MORE committed to liberty and Constitutional government” – yes, although I don’t see this happening any time soon with the current GOP political leadership. We lack visionaries who are able to articulate not just the principles of conservatism, but how they could be applied in ways that would be beneficial to individuals and the nation.

      Perhaps, we might think of Trump, as objectionable as he might be, as a knife opening an infected wound in order for it to better heal.

The pendulum of politics is in constant motion. One cycle’s goat is the next cycle’s lion. Back and forth, over the decades and centuries.

Enough of the “GOP is dead!” stuff. In my lifetime I’ve heard both parties declared dead about a half dozen times each. The GOP ain’t going anywhere; they’ll rebuild like a pro sports team.

    tom swift in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    they’ll rebuild like a pro sports team.

    Well, when they do, I’m sure a great many people will be very interested.

    But until they do … nah, not so much.

Oh please Rags. If there is anyone here who can lecture us about taking the high road, its certainly NOT you.

And yes, we know Trump is not a conservative. We are voting for whoever can keep Hillary out of office, as damage control, because Hillary Clinton is above the law.

So please spare me your false outrage. Its obvious from your writing that you are an Establishment lackey, and all your mentions of the Republic or the Constitution are mere concern trolling.

You are not as intelligent or clever as you think. You are transparent.

    Ragspierre in reply to Fen. | October 23, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Decades ago, Milton Friedman wrote “The Tyranny Of The Status Quo”. I read it when it came out, and I adopted many of its concepts.

    You won’t have heard of it, and your magic thinking won’t change a thing respecting the Administrative State.

    Neither will Der Donald. He’ll extend it. He’s said so, but you’re too deaf to have heard him.

    Calling me bullshit names won’t strengthen your position, either, hunny.

buckeyeminuteman | October 23, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Saw him live in Cleveland last night. It was a pretty exciting rally with Giuliani and Pence also speaking. I’m pretty disappointed to not see shredding the Iran nuclear deal on this list. Hopefully it was just an oversight as there’s so many things that need done in the first 100 days.

    He’s said he’ll “honor” it, when Cruz was saying he’d trash it.

    So… No telling what he’ll really do.

    As usual.

    Hopefully it was just an oversight

    I wouldn’t bet much on it being an oversight. A declaration like this is a product of some thought, considerable work, and multiple reviews. Oversights are unlikely.

    But anything useful he’s likely to say about Iran would be widely interpreted as a declaration of war (or as close to one as a Presidential candidate can get, which is not very close, but the press would still whoop it up). Then we’d have “Trump the Scary Guy” again. Not a sound campaign move.

    So we’re left with no inkling at all about his intentions re Iran. Which is OK by me; I don’t need answers to all questions, just a few big ones will do.