Carryn Owens the widow of U.S. Navy Special Operator, Senior Chief William “Ryan” Owens, who died in a raid on al-Qaida in Yemen, was present at Trump’s address to Congress where Ryan Owens was honored. Instead of honoring his memory and supporting his widowed wife many Democrats refused to applaud and/or stand when the President spoke about this Navy Seal.
Instead, you had Democrats like Keith Olbermann and Bill Maher proclaiming that Carryn Owens was used and abused by Trump, that she was just a prop to bolster his ratings, that she was exploited for political purposes. The Trump Derangement Syndrome is so strong, the hate so bad, that Democrats will stoop at nothing to embarrass, slander, lie, cheat and demean and disparage Trump and other Republicans at every single thing they do. It is a shame that the Left is so ideological that it has come to that. Many Conservatives and Republicans suffered through 8 years of Obama without stooping to human’s basest nature.
This was a genuine, heartfelt moment by the President and a sad honoring of a man who gave his life for his country for the rest of us. To trash for the President for doing this is beyond the pale.
Democrats Refuse to Stand for Navy SEAL’s Widow When She Received a Standing Ovation at Trump Speech
Democrats in Congress refused to stand while a Navy SEAL’s widow was acknowledged by President Trump in his speech before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), among others, remained firmly seated and did not applaud at all while the rest of the room gave Carryn Owens a standing ovation, IJR reported.
“We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy special operator, Senior Chief William ‘Ryan’ Owens. Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero — battling against terrorism and securing our nation,” Trump said, introducing the widow.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), and other Democratic members of Congress did stand and applaud on the second round of ovations, but many others still refused to stand.
Former DNC Chair and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) were among the Democratic leaders who remained seated during the second emotional two-minute-long standing ovation for Carryn Owens, though they did stand for her introduction.
Depraved Democrats Attack Carryn Owens — And Van Jones for Praising the Moment
Did you hear what David Axelrod said about the Carryn Owens moment? Now, this obviously is a slip of the tongue. If this had been stated — something like this had been stated — by (sigh), I don’t know, Karl Rove, by somebody equivalent to Axelrod (who ran Obama’s campaign)… “In an unfortunate choice of words,” Axelrod said about that moment, “You’d have to be dead not to appreciate it.” Now… Now, we will acknowledge that that’s “an unfortunate choice of words,” but I doubt anybody else screwing up like that would be given much leeway.
And the left, you would not believe some of the vicious tweets that have been aimed at Carryn Owens for allowing herself to be used as a prop, allowing herself to be exploited by this evil Trump. And Van Jones being savaged for not seeing that that’s what was going on.
Now, you’ll note in this, here’s the party of feminism, right? Here’s the party of women. And this party cannot look at that woman and see that maybe she’s strong and maybe that she loved her husband and maybe she’s doing nothing in terms of being exploited. That she is thrilled and honored to have her husband honored. That it’s going to mean something forever to her and her children. That it is a high honor, that her husband died protecting this country he loves. And the Democrats see a helpless objectified waif, the party of women?
And, by the way, as an aside, that raid was a defense department plan in the Obama administration in the ending months. Obama had signed off on it, except the military commander, unit commander said, “No, I need this raid to happen on a new moon. I can’t have any moonlight. We need total darkness as cover.” Well, there wasn’t a new moon by the time Obama would leave office. So by the happenstance of chronology, the mission was going to occur after Trump had been inaugurated.
The argument now is over whether or not anything intelligence-wise was gathered to make the mission a success. The media is trying to say it was a total flop and blame it on Trump because all he wanted was the glory, and the secretary of defense, General Mattis, has told Trump that it was successful, and that’s why he said that last night during the speech. Now, the SEAL who was killed, Owens’, wife was in the gallery last night. She was recognized; he was honored, along with others up there.
When it got to the point in the speech where Mrs. Owens, Carryn Owens, was going to be recognized, something I haven’t seen happen, happened. And that is, the president led the standing ovation and applause and said with the most heartfelt sincerity to her that his life would be etched in eternity forever. “And thank you.” And it was an obvious and sincere “thank you.” And the ovation that began lasted longer… It just didn’t stop. It just kept going. That’s what was new. It just kept going.
And while it was happening, Carryn Owens was obviously completely overcome with emotion. She was shaking; she was tearing; she looked heavenward and said, “I love you, Baby.” That entire room… I don’t know what the Democrats did. I’ve seen pictures that Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz and somebody else continued to sit on their hands. I don’t know if that’s true or not. I don’t know. I don’t know how many Democrats stood. Some didn’t. But for the most part, it was overwhelming. And she just… She was the reason.
The way this affected her, the way she reacted to it with this deep, deep appreciation, deep involvement. It was obviously something very necessary for her. Her husband just died weeks ago. And it was… His honor and service was commemorated by the highest elected officer in the land and done so in a sincere way. Ivanka was standings next to her and wisely didn’t embrace her, didn’t move in, didn’t try to get in on the scene, stood her ground. Everything about this was the epitome of genuine.
Most of these things end up… Because they’ve happened at every State of the Union since the eighties, they look contrived. This was the real deal, and it didn’t stop. It just kept going. The one time the president came off prompter was when the applause had stopped. He was leading the applause, by the way. When it ended, he looked up at her and told her that no doubt her husband was looking down and smiling and was very happy because he had just set a record, meaning for the length of gratuitous applause that had occurred just then.