Most of the people in North Idaho, in particular the older citizens, are politically aware and very conservative. We have a few libtards roaming about, but they are a lonely bunch, and we treat them as curiosities.
I didn't watch the SOTU because I was attending the second session of a seminar on how to get your book published. The presenter is a "local" published author. I have "local" in quotes because he is a transplant to our area. A very nice fellow, who has held a myriad of exciting and diverse jobs.
Last night, the subject of character names was broached - mainly on how to avoid stepping on someone's toes, or getting sued for libel or plagiarism.
He said he runs a quick search on the internet to ascertain whether his names are good to go. You can imagine our surprise when he used one of his character names as an example, which turned out to be Harry Reid. He discovered that there was a fairly well-known person with that name. It seems, as he said, this person was "some sort of politician or something."
I would say about three quarters of the audience glanced at each other signaling a "huh?" with our eyes. We, who are tuned into the political and social machinations bubbling in our country, and, indeed, the world, were stunned to discover someone who didn't have a clue who Harry Reid was.
This is a man, clearly well into his middle years, who is so disconnected from politics, that I doubt he even votes. Next week, I will find a way to ask him that very question.
I wonder how many people in this country are this disconnected?
As I said, I didn't watch it, and have no intention of polluting my mind or wasting my time by looking at it now. I understand he took some veiled pot-shots at Trump. Seriously? A sitting president of the USA, while supposedly addressing the citizens about the state of the union, talking trash about someone running for the nomination of the opposing party? Has this happened before? Inquiring minds want to know.
And to make it even weirder, Nikki Haley, giving the GOP rebuttal, joined in on the Trump bashing.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley defended her response to Tuesday’s State of the Union, confirming to TODAY’s Matt Lauer she was referring to Donald Trump as one of the “angriest voices” she mentioned.
“Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk,” she told Matt in an interview Wednesday…
Haley said that launching a full-scale partisan attack on Obama is not her style: “That’s not me.”
While she blamed the the president for dividing the nation “in ways we’ve never seen before” on issues including the economy, education and national security, Haley said Republicans also need “to look in the mirror” and own up for their role in the nation’s failures.
Something about Trump has all these elitist politicians scared to death.
Steve McCann at American Thinker: Who is Donald Trump?
Donald Trump reacts to Obama's State of the Union jab