Democrats are up against a wall and it’s not trying to prove some convoluted Trump/Russia collusion theory but rather something every American can directly relate to – jobs and the economy.
In typical fashion, the usual players are doing all they can to shoot down President Trump’s bold leadership but this time they find themselves shooting nothing but blanks.
The CBO and Atlanta Fed numbers can’t be denied. May unemployment was a stunningly low 3.8 percent and the Gross National Product (GDP) continues to make gains. And the good news doesn’t stop there. According to Fox Business News, 78 % of S&P stocks beat expectations and wages are up 2.6%.
Rather than celebrate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s response to the good economic news was: “May’s jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans’ watch.”
Pelosi’s statement came as no surprise since this is the same “leader” who could find no joy in numerous companies passing tax cut savings along to their employees calling $1,000 and up bonus checks “crumbs.”
Florida Democrat Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz echoed the Speaker at that time by saying she wasn’t “sure that $1,000 … goes very far for almost anyone.” Both statements reflect a disconnect from the real world of the hourly worker or single parent household. Let’s not forget both these women are millionaires who fly home on private jets each weekend paid for by the taxpayers.
Now comes the news that the economy is operating at record levels and Democrats are beginning to feel the pressure of that reality. Pelosi and Schultz were forerunners of a party that is coming unhinged over the Trump economy.
A new poll produced by Priorities USA shows that Donald Trump’s standing is beginning to rise and that spells trouble for Democrats. In spite constant assault from the mainstream media, Democrat lawmakers, and resistance from notable Republican insiders, President Trump’s approval rating has risen to around 50%, higher than Barack Obama’s at the same point in his presidency.
Trump’s pro-business policies that have not only maintained the economic growth seen during Obama’s second term but turbocharged it. The Republican Congress and the President are responsible for the economic gains that over 3 million Americans are now receiving due to tax-reform bonuses. Not Democrats and not Obama.
Just a few months ago President Trump’s enemies were certain that 2018 would bring a blue wave tsunami and it looked as though they were right. However, while midterms are historically bad news for a sitting President this economy may well bring more victories than defeats for Republicans.
With Mueller’s investigation all but abandoning tagging the President with collusion with Russia and the economy at a place it hasn’t been in twenty years, Democrats one hope is to rejoice over high gas prices.
Pelosi took advantage of the rise to say, “At the same time, the President’s reckless policies are exploding gas prices, wiping out the few meager gains that some families should have received from the GOP tax scam, as wages remain stagnant.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer added, “President Trump’s reckless decision to pull out of the Iran deal has led to higher oil prices.”
According to Schumer and his compatriots, Trump deserves none of the credit for the rush of good economic news, but is solely responsible for the one dark cloud – gas prices.
The problem with that argument is that experts in the oil industry say gas prices have little to do with the President. Stephen Moore, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation notes:
“Almost no serious energy analyst takes this blame Trump spin seriously. We know why gas prices have spiked. The Saudis reduced their oil output by about a half million barrels a day in order to drive up the world price, and the strategy worked, at least temporarily.”
Schumer, Pelosi, and others want to talk about anything besides the economy because they never believed that Trump could help boost the economy in the way he has. Thus the reason all they and their cohorts in the media want to talk about is Stormy Daniels and Russia.
A deeper reason is that they expected a continuation of the Obama legacy under Hillary Clinton but the American voter got in the way. Instead, Trump has led the way in dismantling that legacy in just over a year.
Now the midterm elections are headed toward a contest between anti-Trump, pro-impeachment Democrats, and Republicans who are leading a booming economy. There are no guarantees but Trump’s opponents know they are running out of bullets.
~ Freedom News Report