PDT speech to CPAC

UPDATE: I’ve now watched it through and it is amazing. Hits all the high spots. And remember as I say this, that I am not an American. I am a Canadian-born Australian. But when I hear the American President speak and talk about making America great again, I actually hear him saying, Make Western Civilisation Great Again. His vision should be our vision. The same issues that are alive in the United States are alive here: border protection, the threat of socialism, national defence, restoring economic growth and defending free speech. These will be the same issues that matter at our own election in a few months’ time. I just hope the Coalition is up to what it takes to ensure everyone understands what the issues are and what a difference it will make – long term – if Labor wins. YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS SPEECH IF YOU CAN!

The longest speech of his presidency at around two hours. Haven’t watched it myself but putting it up for the record and in case others are interested. Here’s the report at Breitbart: Donald Trump Thrills CPAC Crowd with Record-Long Speech Lasting Over Two Hours.

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45 Responses to PDT speech to CPAC

  1. Radio this morning mentioned one of his comments about renewables was something like : Melania is the wind blowing as I want to watch TV.

  2. Stimpson J. Cat

    CPAC is a clownshow full of alleged Conservative failures.
    They are irrelevant.

  3. max

    “I want a dollar that does great for our country, but not a dollar that’s so strong that it makes it prohibitive for us to do business with other nations and take their business,” Trump said.

    Trump should tell us what the right exchange rate for the dollar is, I am interested to know.

  4. stackja

    SJC always with a joke. SJC funny person.

  5. Rafe Champion

    Sounds like the right stuff. Compare with Scott and his clowns.

  6. Rafe Champion

    I wonder if Castro ever kept a crowd interested for 2 hours?

  7. Dr Fred Lenin

    Rafe I remember Castro used to rant for four hours or so ,I invented a saying if anyone was long winded and incoherent speaking at meetings , “He has a degree in oublic speaking from the “Castro university “ that made many speeches much shorter ,at least Trump was aware the speech was long ,unlike many politicians .

  8. Leigh Lowe

    I read that Trump had the Berkeley bash victim on stage and threatened to withdraw Federal funds from universities which don’t actively protect free speech.
    The Donald is slipping. He should of added “… and I will use the savings to BUILD THE WALL.”

  9. Stimpson J. Cat

    SJC always with a joke. SJC funny person.

    Appealing to Boomers and Neocons is not a viable strategy for the future.
    They got us into this mess.
    Even a crazy man can see this.
    What comes after Trump?
    How many of your children are as much if not more Conservative than you?
    How many of your children not only echo your principles but pass them on and share them with those around them?
    And you wonder why you lose.

  10. mem

    The Canadian economy has tanked. Seems Canada has been functioning as an assembly line port of call for Chinese and other Asian countries to get backdoor entry of goods into the US markets to avoid tariffs. Trump has closed the gap. Read more here https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/03/02/canadian-economy-halts-gdp-growth-drops-to-0-1-percent-and-no-one-is-talking-about-why/#more-160709

  11. zyconoclast

    CPAC is a clownshow full of alleged Conservative failures.
    They are irrelevant.

    +100

    I posted yesterday that the have a CNN pundit as a speaker who praised the GOP highly for their progressive drug dealer early release program. Nothing smarter than creating more democrat voters.

    CPAC is a forum for open border loons.

  12. hzhousewife

    A couple of weeks ago I thought Trump was looking tired. Apparently not.

  13. Arky

    Great speech.
    Reciprocal tariffs, “Instead of 100 and 100 we will have zero and zero. It’s going to happen”.
    3 million new jobs including 600 000 new manufacturing jobs that were “never coming back”.
    Went to Iraq over Christmas because he was going stir- crazy: General Raising. “Raising Cain”.
    Free speech on campus, Hayden bashing: : “He is going to be a very rich young man”.
    ..
    He has refined and improved his message and will be a big chance in 2020.

  14. Arky

    Trump’s speech shows a lot of input that could only come through the new media.
    He is right on top of the culture. Superb.

  15. Anne

    Trump’s speech shows a lot of input that could only come through the new media.
    He is right on top of the culture. Superb.

    Yep. Between Trump’s beautiful Twitter account and the QAnon phenomenon the MSM is snookered.

    They can’t keep pushing obvious nonsense Globalist narratives. Too many people are waking up.

    Expect to see ‘Q’ go mainstream very soon.

  16. mh

    The whole speech is really for Trump fans only.

    For the political and economic points you would need to see a highlights package.

  17. Anne

    There’s no way Alexandra Ocrazio Cortex would be afforded the respect she gets from senior Democrats if she were not of bloodline family stock.

  18. HP

    Trump is magnificent in these performances. 2 hours off prompter.
    Not 1 other politician in the US, nor in Australia, that can match it.
    Not 1.

    From a strategy perspective, this is also very well played:
    The Dem’s are now going into a long Primary race with a large number of candidates. In the Primary, these candidates have to go after their mad left base. Consequently, they will all try to out-Left each other embracing the Green New Deal and whatever else comes down the pike, in an attempt to connect to that base. Meanwhile, Trump is correctly labelling it socialism, pitting it against the American Dream and making that the crucial election issue. The left can’t help themselves; they will do what they have to do. Trump can build a narrative this way.

    I can very easily see this lead to a landslide win for Trump in 2020.

  19. Oh come on

    I just hope the Coalition is up to what it takes to ensure everyone understands what the issues are and what a difference it will make

    You’re still hoping? Stop hoping. The coalition is hopeless. Just dire. Worse than the Liars, in fact.

  20. areff

    I wonder if Castro ever kept a crowd interested for 2 hours?

    The ones not keen on being locked up with librarians, gays, critics, theists and all who looked askance at the Castro clan’s lucre were very, very attentive.

  21. Anne

    Worse than the Liars, in fact.

    Worse? No OCO, the same, same as the Liars.

    Australia still has a Globalist UniParty.

    But people are waking up to who pulls the strings.

    Banksters and the other Elite Controllers are going down.

  22. mem

    New EPA chief understands how critical a reliable electricity grid to the economic well being and safety of the nation. “Wheeler suggested that by getting rid of fossil fuels through the Green New Deal, America will have a substantially less reliable electric grid, which might endanger Americans should the power grid go offline.

    The EPA chief explained, “When I looked at it, I thought it was not ready for prime time. There wasn’t enough detail or explanation; there was a lot of contradictory things. The one thing that really struck me as the administrator of the EPA, is that it does not value a reliable electricity grid; a reliable electricity grid is important for all Americans because we need it for everything we do in life every day. For a public health side, we need to make sure that we have safe drinking water; we need a reliable electrical grid in order to power the drinking water system around the country, and they don’t value that. When there’s a hurricane, when we go in, EPA is one of the first responders to go into a hurricane area; one of the first things, we try to make sure that the electric grid is up and running and has power for the drinking water systems.”” I wish our hotch potch of so-called leaders and senior bureaucrats would wake up to this issue! Source https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/02/exclusive-epa-administrator-andrew-wheeler-green-new-deal-activists-dont-want-american-energy-domination/

  23. Beachcomber

    Oh come on at 4:07 pm

    “I just hope the Coalition is up to what it takes to ensure everyone understands what the issues are and what a difference it will make”

    You’re still hoping? Stop hoping. The coalition is hopeless. Just dire. Worse than the Liars, in fact.

    Yes, I think Steve must have been making a joke there.

  24. Beachcomber

    the threat of socialism

    It’s really more a threat of totalitarianism; total control of all aspects of our lives using the Marxist strategy of protecting the ‘oppressed’.
    Labor-Green and their fellow travelers are working towards being a real world ‘Ingsoc’. With the ABC-TASS media and all the establishment institutions under their control they are pretty much there.

  25. mem

    Beachcomber
    #2949379, posted on March 3, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    It’s really more a threat of totalitarianism; total control of all aspects of our lives using the Marxist strategy of protecting the ‘oppressed’.

    Plus +1

  26. Muddy

    I just hope the Coalition is up to what it takes

    Oh.My.Funky.Donkey.
    It will take one superhuman defibrillator to jolt the Festering Corpse Party back to some semblance of relevance or usefulness.

    Take your hands off the drooling zombie Steve, and back away. Slowly now…

  27. Iampeter

    I’ve now watched it through and it is amazing.

    No, but you are a cultist, so reality doesn’t take precedence over mindless submission to Leader.

    But when I hear the American President speak and talk about making America great again, I actually hear him saying, Make Western Civilisation Great Again. His vision should be our vision.

    Except this isn’t the election. We’ve had years of this disastrous, leftist administration. You know there’s no vision, it’s just empty slogans.

    The same issues that are alive in the United States are alive here: border protection, the threat of socialism, national defence, restoring economic growth and defending free speech.

    Those who support regulating who gets to live where, regulate trade, regulate tech companies, cowardly appeasement of communist dictatorships and so on, are not fighting socialism.

    Trump is just the next pathetic step, as the hopeless conservative movement slowly dies.
    You are not saving Western Civilization. Trump and his supporters are it’s enemies, just like any socialist.

    Only much more confused about everything.

  28. Herodotus

    I just hope the Coalition is up to what it takes to ensure everyone understands what the issues are

    No, if they did they would have started making sense as soon as MT was given the boot.
    They give no appearance of knowing how to win an election.
    They should bring back someone who has a demonstrated capability to do that.
    Correction: should have brought back, or shouldn’t have dumped …

  29. Percy Popinjay

    Great speech.

    “I’m totally off script, I tells ya and I have been for two hours now …”

    LOL. Imagine various braindead homosexuals (BIRM) attempting to give such a speech.

    duuuuuuuhhhhh, I, me, me, I, duuuuuuhhhhh, me, me, me, duuuhhhhhhh, I, me, me, me, duuuuuuhhhhhh …”

  30. Percy Popinjay

    iampeter

    LOL. Speaking of braindead homosexuals (BIRM).

  31. mem

    Tony Abbott has been slapped down after wading into the contentious debate about Britain’s looming exit from the European Union.

    The former prime minister wrote a piece for The Spectator, titled No deal? No problem, in which he mocked the “neurotic anxiety” of politicians worried about the possibility of implementing Brexit without an official deal with the EU.

    “Britain, we’re led to believe, is heading for the worst catastrophe in its history,” Mr Abbott said.

    “Apparently the country that saw off Hitler, the Kaiser, Napoleon and the Spanish Armada is now paralysed with fear at the very thought of leaving the EU.”

    From the comments it would appear that many people agree with Abbott despite the headlines for the article.https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/tony-abbott-mocks-neurotic-anxiety-of-brexit-opponents/news-story/c2bafbee7d72226f682dee39415084e5

  32. Overburdened

    Via Breitbart berniesanders is blubbering that he wasn’t privileged as was President Trump.
    I couldn’t read that there was any point to be made other than that privileged people are bad.
    berniesanders has been a professional activist all of his late teen and adult life.
    He is also a multimillionaire, which l greatly admire for a man from such humble beginnings.
    President Trump is like berniesanders a product of his breeding and environment, and could well advise berniesanders of the responsibility that came with his situation in life.

  33. GD

    This is a magnificent speech. At two hours, it’s long and winding, but always on message. Trump goes ‘off script’ as he puts it every fifteen minutes or so, then masterfully brings the speech back to the point being discussed.

    I doubt he looked at the teleprompter once.

    ‘Today I’m proud to announce that I will be requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal funding.’

    ‘Everyday we’re restoring common sense.’

    ‘We will defend America’s borders, because without borders, we don’t have a country.’

    ‘We believe in the American dream, not in the socialist nightmare, and we believe in the words of our national anthem, “in God we trust”.

    ‘Illegal immigration is not compassionate, it is unjust and cruel.’

  34. Entropy

    A key difference between Trump and Sanders is Trump started with a lot of money and turned it into an enormous amount.
    Sanders started with nothing and became a multimillionaire while he was a politician.

  35. Iampeter

    Here is a much more realistic assessment of the Trump presidency to date and the conservative movement overall.

    Some key quotes:

    Like any authoritarian, Trump motivates his adherents through demagogic emotionalism, not rational persuasion. In uttering his mantra to “make America great again,” he is oblivious to the philosophic source and nature of America’s original greatness. He has no inkling of the principle of individualism and of individual rights. Instead, adopting a variant of the collectivist “identity politics,” his message is that our greatness rests on keeping “outsiders” out.

    and

    His core constituency supports him unquestioningly. He calls them “my followers,” and they attend his rallies, vote for the candidates he endorses and give him the adulation he desperately seeks. They have helped him co-opt the right. The better Republicans have been driven out and the worst ones entrenched.

    Overall, the author is being way too nice to today’s conservatives IMO, but any suggestion that Trump or his supporters are fighting socialism is laughable.

  36. PB

    “There’s no way Alexandra Ocrazio Cortex would be afforded the respect she gets from senior Democrats if she were not of bloodline family stock.”

    Tribal stock maybe. She squirted that out of her brain recently, maybe to deflect actual scrutiny of anything else she says.

  37. Mark M

    “any suggestion that Trump or his supporters are fighting socialism is laughable.”

    Get ready to laugh. Just not at what you thunk.

    It’s the green new deal socialist who just keeps giving …

    Ocasio-Cortez responds to carbon footprint exposé: I’m just ‘living in the world’

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/03/ocasio-cortez-responds-to-carbon-footprint-expose-im-just-living-in-the-world/

    So here’s AOC admitting that no one (including her) would ever willingly choose her GreenNewDeal policies…

    And that’s how fast “democratic socialism” becomes “oppressive military control socialism”…

  38. Dr Fred Lenin

    You have to admire comrade sanders ,started off with nothing ,like Hawke ,Keating,Rudd Giliard and finish up worth millions ,no doubt about the money making skills of those “workers for the peoples struggle “, they know how to look after number one .

  39. Mark M

    Oh Comrade Where Art Thou?

    Starring AOC.

    I feel a snicker coming’ on …

  40. Peter Pickled

    Want to make the USA great again? – tell the USPS to get rid of epacket.

  41. OldOzzie

    Trump Just Might Have Won the 2020 Election Today

    The president’s speech at CPAC was a bedazzling mix of bravado, B.S., humor, and positive vision no Democrat will be able to top.

    Nick Gillespie

    I was on airplanes all day yesterday—three legs to get home from the east coast because of the heavy snow in Denver—so I missed Trump’s tour de force at CPAC. And while there is a lot of commentary about it today, I perked up at one set of observations in particular—those of Nick Gillespie of Reason.

    I know Nick pretty well, and he is an uber-libertarian who dislikes politics and does not much like politicians of any kind, and surely isn’t a fan of many of Trump’s policies. But Nick’s great strength is his feel for pop culture, and insofar as politics today is in very large part a cultural phenomenon, it is worth paying attention when Nick says of Trump’s CPAC speech that “Trump Just Might Have Won the 2020 Election Today.”

    It’s way too early to be thinking this, much less saying it, but what the hell: If Donald Trump is able to deliver the sort of performance he gave today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the annual meeting of right-wingers held near Washington, D.C., his reelection is a foregone conclusion.

    There is simply no potential candidate in the Democratic Party who wouldn’t be absolutely blown off the stage by him. I say this as someone who is neither a Trump fanboy nor a Never Trumper. But he was not simply good, he was Prince-at-the-Super-Bowl great, deftly flinging juvenile taunts at everyone who has ever crossed him, tossing red meat to the Republican faithful, and going sotto voce serious to talk about justice being done for working-class Americans screwed over by global corporations. . .

  42. watermelonsonacid

    Trump starts at 2:20. Circus music ends there.

  43. Radman

    SJC and IAP remind of those kids who throw rocks on your roof, you know, harmless annoyances, but you wish they would just fuck off for good.

  44. The BigBlueCat

    Overall, the author is being way too nice to today’s conservatives IMO, but any suggestion that Trump or his supporters are fighting socialism is laughable.

    Yet Ayn Rand is cited as Trump’s favourite intellectual … I guess we’ll have to leave it up to you, Sport!

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