Monday, November 05, 2018

"It's the economy, stupid!"

In 1992 when Bill Clinton was running for President, there was a sign on campaign headquarters that said, “It’s the economy, stupid!” This became the Democrat mantra as if to say, “It’s the economy, stupid—nothing else matters!” Fast forward to eight years of Barak Obama, most of which was spent blaming President Bush for the sluggish Obama economy. Eventually Democrats tried to argue that the poor economy was just the way things were in this modern age. Then Trump was elected. He cut regulations and taxes, and—just as Republicans had always predicted—the economy took off! Individuals and businesses got tax cuts. Businesses grew, gave bonuses and hired more people—lots more people! Unemployment plunged and people got off welfare! The GDP went up. You would think Democrats would be thrilled! After all, it was all about the economy, right? Naw. They’ve moved on to issues they think are more important than jobs and bonuses—like global warming, or forcing taxpayers and Christian companies to fund abortions, or running Christians out of business if they don’t support same-sex marriage, or allowing biological males to compete in sports with females, and enforcing regulations allowing biological males into female restrooms and locker rooms. That’s the modern Democrat party—it’s not the same as the party of JFK, LBJ or FDR. It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that Democrats really weren’t all that interested in the economy after all. They apparently just wanted a catchy slogan to regain power. Contrary to the 1992 Democrats, the economy is not everything—far from it! But it is not nothing either. When you vote tomorrow, a vote for a Democrat—any Democrat—is a vote to throw a monkey wrench in the economy.

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