For John, BLUF: Not every R likes Mr Trump. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Writing for Red State, Blogger Moe Lane talks about "Nikki Haley’s response to Donald Trump. …And, oh, yeah, Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech.".
This was reported out by Mr Ed Driscoll, a savvy PJM Commentator.
here is the background:
Look, folks, this is not difficult to parse. Barack Obama’s part in tonight’s festivities – his very relevance – is fading away. You can almost visibly see it vanish. He can talk about executive orders and grand plans all he likes, but in one year and eight days he will no longer be President of the United States, and will start being somebody else’s problem. So naturally Nikki Haley is not going to waste too much time on a has-been. It’s like kicking a cloth doll. What’s the point?But, here is the meat of the issue:
Which is interesting, because the speech was only incidentally about Barack Obama’s State of the Union. Well, maybe a bit more than ‘incidentally;’ but this speech was primarily to let Donald Trump know that after Iowa and New Hampshire comes South Carolina. And that Nikki Haley has no intention whatsoever to make life easy for Donald Trump while he’s down there.And Governor Haley did an Excellent job.
Don’t believe me? Well, here’s some excerpts from her prepared remarks:
- "Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory. During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation.”
- “In many parts of society today, whether in popular culture, academia, the media, or politics, there’s a tendency to falsely equate noise with results.”
- “Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.”
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff