At The American Spectator, Greg Jones explains that if elections are still, as James Carville said, about “the economy, stupid,” Trump is winning “bigly.” He writes (abridged):
If the main concern for most Americans is indeed “the economy, stupid,” as James Carville famously opined, then Trump is winning bigly.
From rising wages to record low unemployment to skyrocketing markets, there is little, if anything, the president’s potent combination of tax cuts and deregulation hasn’t spit-shined.
Perhaps the most mind-blowing metric, however, belongs to America’s manufacturing sector. A blue-collar renaissance is something nearly everyone, myself included, had written off as impossible. But the numbers have made fools of us all, as nearly half a million new manufacturing jobs have been created during Trump’s economic tour de force.
let’s face it: any institutions that are suffering in this Gilded Age have impaled themselves on the spiked fence surrounding the White House. Trump just happened to be home at the time.
It’s not as if the press and segments of the American intelligence community became corrupt the day Trump took office. Rather, it’s that Trump’s unorthodox style simply coaxed the snakes from beneath their rocks, revealing the filthy underbelly that for too long has tainted America’s power structures with its slimy residue.
Snakes prefer to remain hidden and often become aggressive when they feel threatened. Hence the Democrats’ three-year freakout that, sadly, will only get worse.
Economic projections are strong, meaning there’s a high likelihood of Trump winning reelection and, by extension, an endless supply of melodramatic doomsday predictions by Democrats for the next five years.
The irony is unmistakable: as America’s factories produce a new generation of goods and fuel our economic resurgence, the Left continues to produce pathetic attempts to undo elections they lost fair and square.
It’s an economy of excuses, and it’s not at all what Carville has in mind.
by GREG JONES February 19,2020 The American Spectator