Flowery words are not what Americans crave as they go off to work to pay the bills or search for a job to save their families.
Politicians too often don’t get this, and wax poetic for all the world to hear them from on high as the beat their own chests to gain praise.
That type of speech doesn’t work with folks just trying to survive. Americans crave real hope, and real change, and real opportunity. That’s what President Donald Trump delivered with a roar – the message the people wanted to hear from the steps of the Capitol at his inauguration.
Trump’s inaugural speech contrasted his predecessor’s farewell speech by focusing on the people and not himself. Former President Barack Obama couldn’t help talking about himself while ignoring the people he pledged to serve. From The Daily Caller:
Obama referred to himself 75 times in his farewell address Tuesday night, according to a review of his prepared remarks by The Daily Caller. Top of FormBottom of FormObama heavily promoted the speech, penning a blog post about it and appearing in a promotional video in the days leading up to the address.
Obama said “I” 33 times during the speech, “my” 20 times, “me” 10 times, and “I’m” or “I’ve” 12 times.
The former president made it a habit to focus large portions of his speeches on himself throughout his eight years in office.
Last July he mentioned himself 45 times over the course of a speech given at an event for the slain Dallas police officers. In his blog post promoting the speech, Obama encouraged Americans to tune in “because, for me, it’s always been about you.”
Little that Obama accomplished was about the people. Most everything he accomplished was for his elitist, liberal cronies or for a foreign government he wanted to support.
Trump plans to change that during his term in office following the wants of “We, the people.” From his inaugural speech:
“We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.”
Trump focused on himself just twice:
“I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 20, 2017
Then he returned to what is important, the people:
“America will start winning again, winning like never before. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.”
He didn’t stop there:
“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of an historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before. At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens.”
— CNN (@CNN) January 20, 2017
President Trump promises action while he navigates the minefields of politics, politicians and foreign attacks:
“We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it. The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.”
Hail to the chief, President Trump.
Source: The Daily Caller
Source: The New York Times