The proggies are trying hard to hide the fact that Obama’s economy was pathetic and that Trumps’ economy is already setting records that win elections.
Always nice to see Ron, isn’t it? That clip is from 1980, when Ronald Reagan ran on a promise to cure President Carter’s “economic malaise.” I put that clip up to make the point that our economy is always at the heart of our elections and at no time more so than when the economy is struggling.
When Bill Clinton ran in 1991 during a mild economic downturn, his tag line was “It’s the economy, stupid.” When Obama ran on a promise in 2008 to cure the economy than in deep crisis, he had no memorable lines, but his opponent did: “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should.” (Face palm.) And in 2016, when Donald Trump ran on a promise that he could restore a struggling American economy to strength, he used the phrase “Make America Great Again.”
Proggies may pretend that the only reason Trump won in 2016 was because 63 million people suddenly channeled their inner racist (IT WAS A WHITELASH, according to professional race hustler Van Jones), but the clear-eyed among them understand that Trump ran — and was in large measure elected on — the economy. Now that Trump is unleashing the U.S. economy, they are worried indeed. As I wrote months ago: “Trump, if he resuscitates the American economy, if he gives economic life back to the working class, he will be unbeatable in 2018 and 2020.” [Read more…]