Phil Valentine

About Phil Valentine

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

Phil was born and raised in Nashville, North Carolina, a small town of about 3,000 people in rural eastern North Carolina. His childhood life in that...

Americans now have a clear choice: Socialism or capitalism

Try as she did, Speaker Nancy Pelosi could not keep President Trump away from the American people. She knew if she allowed him to address the nation from the House chamber during the shutdown it would be game over. She may have just delayed the game, but the outcome was inevitable. Trump was going to connect with the American people one way or another. He was going to explain our dire situation at the border. He was going to make the case for the wall. And he was going to paint a contrast between those who are for law and order and keeping Americans safe and those who are not.

Going into the State of the Union address, the president's approval rating was at 48 percent, according to Rasmussen. That's two points ahead of where Obama was at this point in his presidency. One thing Trump has working against him is so many people personally despise him. Obama, on the other hand, was liked by the opposition, even though they disagreed with him. What Obama didn't have that Trump does is an unmistakable track record to point to in such a short time in office. Unemployment is at a near 50-year low. Black and Hispanic unemployment numbers are at historic lows. Trump's approval with Hispanics rose 19 percent during the shutdown specifically because he was working to keep illegal aliens out of the country.

Nancy Pelosi's childish ploy to delay the State of the Union until after the government reopened may have been a gift to the president. Had he given the address on schedule we wouldn't know that we added 304,000 new jobs in January, far ahead of the 170,000 predicted. We wouldn't know that wages increased last year at over 3 percent, the greatest clip in a decade. And we wouldn't know that the government shutdown had no negative effect on the economy.

We also wouldn't know that the Chinese blinked and agreed to buy about 18 times more soybeans than they bought before Trump hit them with tariffs. We wouldn't have known, had he given the speech in January, that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated tariffs would only reduce GDP by 0.1 percent. And that was before the administration announced the Chinese soybean deal.

Despite negative news coverage of this president at well over 90 percent, the man is still more popular than his predecessor who was fawned over by the press. What the American people are slowly learning is the mainstream media folks are scared to death of Donald Trump. They're scared to death because they know what he's doing is working. That's why Nancy Pelosi did her best to delay the State of the Union address for as long as she could.

And we're building the wall. In spite of Congress, the president is fulfilling his promise to the American people, something totally unheard of in Washington.

Meanwhile, the Democrats, drawing a false sense of boldness from the president's perceived weakness, have decided to show their true colors. They hoped Trump's negative numbers would give them cover. New York has just passed--and gleefully so--an abortion-on-demand bill that allows a woman to terminate her pregnancy at any stage of it. As they wring their hands over Trump's Supreme Court appointments out of fear they'll overturn Roe v. Wade, the liberals themselves are hastening its demise. If killing a child the day the mother goes into labor is now Roe v. Wade, they've left the high court no other option.


The choice is now clear. Socialism versus capitalism. America versus Venezuela.


Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show. He's also the co-host of The PodGOATs podcast.


Donald Trump is our only hope
Posted February 13th 2019
I told you last week that President Trump had turned a corner with his State of the Union address. He is in full campaign mode,...

Americans now have a clear choice:...
Posted February 7th 2019
Try as she did, Speaker Nancy Pelosi could not keep President Trump away from the American people. She knew if she allowed him ...

Dems see their opportunity for...
Posted January 30th 2019
The left's hatred of Donald Trump has emboldened them to do something that several years ago was unthinkable. They have now mai...

Pulling back the curtain on...
Posted January 23rd 2019
OK, we've had our fun with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It's time to stop pretending that she's relevant. Or even serious. Sure, s...

The coup attempt on Trump
Posted January 16th 2019
OK, so now Donald Trump is a Russian agent? You'd think so by the mainstream media coverage. The New York Times ran a story tha...

The Chicken Littles of the government...
Posted January 9th 2019
What if they had a government shutdown and nobody noticed? If you're one of the few Americans who has actually had to go withou...

Why Trump is right on Syria
Posted January 2nd 2019
The Washington chattering class is once again stunned that President Trump is keeping a campaign promise. Like moving the U.S. ...

'Justice' is the word
Posted December 19th 2018
I found it ironic that Merriam-Webster chose the word 'justice' as its word of the year for 2018. They said in a statement, "...

Why Trump didn't break campaign...
Posted December 13th 2018
Anybody who thinks President Trump will ever be convicted of breaking campaign finance laws by paying off two women with whom i...

Gene editing is no longer science...
Posted November 28th 2018
While everyone was focused on the border, some shocking news emerged from China. A scientist there laid claim to the first in u...