You know what they say. Money talks and bull$h*t walks. Which is exactly why Trump will crush 2020.
Democrats are desperate. They’re desperate for a solid candidate and they’re desperate for a unifying message. But no matter what they cling to, the Trump economy slaps them in the face.
Unemployment is 4%. The stock market is soaring. The S&P and the NASDAQ just hit record highs, again.
In fact, Howard Kurtz believes the economy is the single most important factor in a bid for reelection.
Fox News quotes:
I’ve always felt that a president presiding over strong growth is far more likely to win a second term, even if other hot-button issues are dominating the news. The flip side is that strong economic anxieties can derail a reelection campaign, even if the economy is recovering from a recession, as happened when George H.W. Bush lost to Bill Clinton in 1992. And the Wall Street meltdown in the fall of 2008 helped put Barack Obama in the White House.
The nettlesome challenge for the Democratic candidates is to avoid appearing that they’re talking down a good economy or getting traction when most people are satisfied with their personal situation. During the 1982 midterms, Democrats privately hoped the jobless rate under Ronald Reagan would top 10 percent, which it did, but couldn’t say so publicly on their way to picking up 27 House seats.
Joe Biden is touted for his ability to connect with white, working-class voters in such industrial states as Michigan and Pennsylvania. But if those workers, except in certain fields, are generally doing well, that clearly undercuts the pitch.
But don’t take my word for it — ask Celinda Lake.
She’s a veteran Democratic pollster who told Politico that “we really don’t have a robust national message right now” on the economy. “We will tend to talk about things like paid leave and equal pay,” which are popular but “don’t add up to an economic message that is robust enough to win the presidency.”
Lake also said that people may not agree with Trump, but they know what his message is. “And Democrats, you don’t know what it is. And that’s a recipe for disaster in 2020.”
Issues in Play
There are a lot of issues at play in this election. ObamaCare isn’t completely obliterated yet. And that’s the tough one for Trump. But the Mueller report was a total bust. Clearly, the collusion happened on Obama’s watch. And most right-wingers are waiting to see liberals face the consequences of their ridiculous witch hunt.
Furthermore, the border crisis is still raging. And Elizabeth Warren isn’t a Native American, Beto isn’t Mexican, and AOC lacks human intelligence. All of these issues will play a part in the 2020 election. But what it’s going to come down to for most Americans is one simple question.
“Am I better off now than I was during Obama’s reign of terror?”
For the majority of Americans, the answer is a big fat yes. There are so many jobs available now, companies are struggling to find enough workers. That’s a far cry from the economy in which businesses could barely afford to make payroll.
We owe this historically low unemployment to the policies of Donald Trump. And while he works to improve the business dealings of the United States, liberal focus on policies that destroy us financially.
Sure, it sounds all warm and fuzzy to pass out free health care to all, but the reality of that is we [taxpayers] still have to pay for it. Just like this newer version of the “Green New Deal,” Beto O’Rourke is pedaling. It comes with a price tag of $5 Trillion!
Beto O’Rourke would undo the “worst excesses” of the GOP tax cuts.
One of the reasons that no economic message is breaking through is that there are 20 Democratic candidates, each vying for a share of the spotlight. That would matter less in hard times, but the Democrats don’t have that luxury.
If “it’s the economy, stupid” is as true today as when James Carville coined it a quarter-century ago, beating Trump will be harder than many Democrats think.
In other words, democrats can throw around plans for healthcare and immigration all day long. But at the end of the day, conservatives will vote both their conscience, and their pocketbook. And once they do, democrats will find out how it feels to lose two elections back to back.