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How do you rate President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night?

Disclaimer: This poll represents an unscientific sampling of users.
Select one of the following options, then click the "vote" button.
  Excellent
  Good
  Fair
  Poor
  Awful
  Undecided.
  Didn’t watch and don’t know
(457 Votes)
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BJ
March 4, 2017 at 4:46 pm
Already have great insurance through the Federal Government, but thanks anyway for your "sincerely sarcastic" concern for my mental health. Oh wait, now that Trump has stopped the background checks of the mentally ill from purchasing a gun, you must be ecstatic. He really does want "American Carnage" to become a real fact.
BJ
March 4, 2017 at 4:19 pm
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Traverse
March 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm
Paul Krugman... good grief! Whatever you say BJ... just get some help. But you may want to wait for Trump to repeal and replace Obamacare first, it's tough to afford good care right now.
BJ
March 4, 2017 at 11:04 am
AND REPUBLICANS DWELL IN TRUMP’S ALTERNATIVE REALITY: Paul Krugman notes that Trump is far and away the most dishonest politician in recent memory, and adds:

The moral vacuity of Republicans in Congress, and the unlikelihood that they’ll act as any check on the president, becomes clearer with each passing day. … Meanwhile, Republican primary election voters, who are the real arbiters when polarized and/or gerrymandered districts make the general election irrelevant for many politicians, live in a Fox News bubble into which awkward truths never penetrate.
Traverse
March 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm
You need help BJ. You harbor much anger. Your last comment was incoherent, vindictive, delusional, and very sad.

President Trump is likely going to do very well, and accomplish long overdue changes that will benifit everyone, which is obvious to most at this point... especially after that excellent speech. It may be hard for you, but you should try to deal with this rationally.
BJ
March 3, 2017 at 1:16 pm
There is a difference between "America First" and "Americans First". Under Clinton it might have been status quo, which needed changed, yet under Trump it's "how fast can I and my friends rape this country for profit" before we are kicked out of office.
stan
March 2, 2017 at 10:58 pm
"Interesting" choice of ratings, as most polls would have had excellent, good, fair, poor, awful, didn't watch and don't know, and undecided in that order. The order in this poll probably gave awful more responses than had it been placed last in the 5 ratings of degree. I suggest you follow standard ratings format for future polls.
Traverse
March 2, 2017 at 9:27 am
Sorry Demosthenes... My last post should have been addressed to you.
Traverse
March 2, 2017 at 12:04 am

BJ - I'll try to give you a short honest answer for each of your questions.

Regarding saying crazy things. That's just the media's vindictive portrayal of a good man. His demeanor comes as no surprise to those of us who have been listening to him all along, and not his detractors.

Regarding military spending. Our military is at it's weakest since pre-WWII levels. Weakness invites wars and conflict. Our enemies are not scared of us, but rather mock us. This spending is of the highest of all priorities right now. Trump has already shown, through his renegotiation of the F35 contracts, saving billions, he has no intention of pandering to defense contractors, and will spend our tax dollars wisely. Peace through strength.

Regarding Obamacare. This law was "deemed" passed with a budgetary reconciliation rule, against the will of the majority of Americans, without one Republican vote. Hardly a fair way to revamp our entire healthcare system, once the envy of the world. It's no surprise he's taking his time, relying on his allies in congress, and consulting with many experts, before yanking this terrible law out by the roots, and replacing it with a free market based, cheaper, better, plan. If his performance as president so far is any indicator of what he will come up with, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. He has a very low bar to beat in this regard, as the ACA is imploding.

Regarding the rest of his speech... the wall, immigration, vetting, taxes, education... I loved it all, and support his ambitious, America first agenda.
Demosthenes
March 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm
Traverse - None of the following is meant to be insulting or inflamatory, I am simply trying to understand.

I don't know a lot of Trump supporters in real life. Something about birds of a feather...

Anyway, when I watched his speech last night I will admit that I was impressed by his ability to stick to a script and not start ranting and raving. It would be good to have a president who isn't saying crazy things, and last night Trump showed that he can do that.

On the other hand, I wasn't impressed by anything he had to say on policy. He wants to increase military spending. While we should have a strong military, I don't know if increasing spending is the right answer. Shouldn't we look first to see if we can spend money wisely to create a more effective military without increasing spending?

When it comes to the issue of healthcare, Trump has been saying for months that he has a great plan. Last night he didn't reveal a plan. Instead, he basically just told Congress that he wants them to come up with a plan, and when they do they can't do anything to undermine the popular parts of the ACA.

Help me understand - as a Trump supporter, was there anything specific in his speech that you would consider to be good policy?
Traverse
March 1, 2017 at 11:04 am
@BJ - Trump's ratings/poll numbers were low just before Election Day... so much for ratings. Trump could care less about how the fake news media rates him. That's why regular Joes, like myself, love the guy.

Great start. Great speach. Full speed ahead on the Trump Train!
Traverse
March 1, 2017 at 10:37 am
Someday I'll learn to get grammar correct on an iPhone... A small screen and auto correct continues to be a problem with these old eyes. Apologies
BJ
March 1, 2017 at 10:22 am
@Traverse - We had to have been watching and listening to very different channels! Yes, beautifully delivered with his 200 word vocabulary limit. Terrible, terrific, very, great, wonderful, blah-blah-blah! Taking credit for things that were in the works before he came into office, and exaggerating things that he has done in the present (except for his mistakes). If he is so positive for the country then why does he have the lowest rating as President? Blaine Johnson
Traverse
March 1, 2017 at 10:03 am
A beautifully delivered. and uplifting speach, that was (in stark contrast to Obama's narcissistic and divisive diatribes) inclusive of all American's, with a bold, relevant, and positive vision for our county.
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