Trump Campaign Blitz Will End With The
GOP Winning Big
Michael Busler, November 1, 2018
President Trump, who constantly reminds
us of his zest for winning, is about to embark on a campaign blitz. He will
visit eight states and his campaign will spend millions on advertising. This
will begin on Wednesday and last until election day.
The result of the Trump campaign blitz
will be big wins for the Republicans on election day. The GOP will maintain a
majority in the House of Representatives and increase their majority in the
Senate to 56 or 57, but perhaps as high as 60.
There are a number of reasons why the
Democrats will again perform poorly in Congressional elections, but the main
reason will be simple. During the 1992 presidential election, Candidate Bill
Clinton asked advisor James Carville about the most important campaign issue.
Carville answered ďItís the economy.Ē Clinton focused his message accordingly
and won the election.
After nearly two decades of slow economic
growth, itís clearly the economy. And voters today are feeling much
better financially. The economy is strong, their take home pay has increased
and they generally feel optimistic about the future.
Trump and the GOP candidates will
emphasize a simple question, ďAre you better or worse off today than you were
two years ago?Ē If you are better off then keep the momentum going and vote for
There will be a few other themes to
Trumpís final message.
He will talk about the tax cut that has
been very successful in stimulating economic growth in the short term and will
be even more successful in the future. The tax cuts have already led to an
increase in business investment, which leads to longer term growth.
Trump will emphasize that Democratic
control of Congress will stop any future growth-stimulating tax cuts and may
even result in rolling some back. Trump will tout how the tax cut and the
elimination of growth-stifling regulations have already brought prosperity back
to the US.
What is most important to most people is
a good job. Since unemployment is at historical lows in virtually every
category, formerly discouraged workers are now finding opportunity.
Under-employed college graduates who settled for a job not necessarily
requiring a degree, are now finding positions that match their skills and their
anticipated income level.
Most Americans do feel much better off
today than they did two years ago. Trumpís message will resonate. He will also
remind Americans that Democrats vote nearly 100% by the party line. That means
any Democrat elected will likely never support any of Trumpís positive agenda.
During Trumpís blitz, a caravan of
thousands of refugees and perhaps hundreds of undesirables will be marching
toward the US from Central America. They intend to simply walk into the county,
get apprehended and then released. Trump has taken a strong position and says
that the caravan of people will not enter the US.
Polls consistently show that the majority
of Americans oppose open borders and sanctuary cities. There are, however, a
few states that take a different view. As a result, the caravan wants to end up
in California where Governor Brown will use taxpayer money to support them.
Trump will hammer on this issue. The
Democrats want open borders and sanctuary cities, while the majority of
Americans do not. This issue will produce positive results for
Government-run healthcare would be a
disaster is the theme that Trump will push. Besides, he will note, with a
strong majority in both the House and the Senate, he will be able to permanently
fix the healthcare system.
He will also remind Americans about how
much safer the country is today than it was two years ago. He will
also talk about how he has been draining the swamp in Washington. Voting
Democratic is voting to bring the swamp back.
By election day, undecided voters will
vote heavily Republican. Even though there will be strong turnout from both the
Democrats and the Republicans, the undecided will swing to the GOP.
President Trump will have a Congress that
will be more willing to work with him. He will accomplish even more in the next
two years than he has in the last two. Trump said he would Make America Great
Again. After these elections he should be able to continue.
Why the Left Hates Prosperity
Stephen Moore, November 1, 2018
Here is Moore's rule of modern-day
politics: The better the economy performs under President Donald Trump and the
more successes he racks up, the more unhinged the left becomes. It's a near
linear relationship. And it goes for media as well.
That's why the monthly jobs announcements
and the quarterly GDP reports, like the one released Oct. 26, are the unhappiest
days of the year for the Trump haters. News of 3.5 to 4 percent growth and 7
million surplus jobs are the bane of the resistance movement's existence.
So with the economy flying high, the
pundits who predicted Trump would shut down the world economy have had to
continually invent new reasons that Trump is the worst thing to happen to the
United States since typhoid fever.
Consider the latest leftist rant: Trump
has moved the GOP to the far right and has hijacked the principles of the
Republican Party. Whatever happened, they ask, to the good ol' days when
moderates in the GOP used to compromise, cut deals with Ted Kennedy and
Liberals want a return to the days when
the GOP's standard bearers were people like George H.W. Bush, Bob Michel, Bob
Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and most recently, John Kasich.
Think. What do all these Republicans have
in common? Losing.
My intention isn't to disparage these
men. I have known all of them and respect them all -- especially the noble war
heroes. Michel was a Republican minority leader beloved by the left for years
and years, precisely because he kept the House Republicans where they belonged
-- in the minority.
It was only when the mean Newt Gingrich
"hijacked" the party with a hard-charging conservative political and economic
reform agenda that the GOP blasted out the Democrats with dynamite and won the
House for the first time in a half-century.
Or consider Bush, Dole, McCain and
Romney. They all lost the White House and now are treated as statesmen and
political icons. Lovable losers.
Trump's crime is that he's a winner.
Which is why the left now pines for, as The New York Times recently put it,
"principled Republicans." The party has "lost its way" and abandoned what it
stood for. Nicholas Kristof writes in The Times that "sure, there are still many
principled individuals left in the party" -- by which the left means people who
oppose Trump 00 but "as a national institution the Republican Party is hollow."
Wait a minute. Aren't prosperity and
opportunity two of the most cherished Republican principles?
What infuriates Trump haters is that he
figured out how to win over tens of millions of disaffected working-class voters
with an unapologetic "America First" platform. These voters abandoned the union
leaders and the party of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders in favor
of an agenda of better trade deals, border enforcement, lower taxes, less
regulation and more coal, oil and gas jobs.
Trump found the fault line in the
Democratic coalition and exploited it like the bombing of Dresden. He persuaded
blue-collar workers that they have nothing in common with people like Tom
Steyer, radical environmentalists who have taken over the reins of the
Democratic Party and want to destroy manufacturing, mining and energy jobs as a
sacrifice to the gods of global warming.
Because Trump has taken on the left's
sacred cows of political correctness, victimization, open borders and racial
preferences, he's labeled a racist, xenophobic, lslamophobic woman-hater.
It turns out though that a whole lot of
voters agree with Trump. If Trump is a bigot for articulating his "America
First" paradigm, doesn't that mean the millions of formerly Democratic voters
who crossed over to vote for Trump must also be narrow-minded and culturally
In other words, liberals really do hold
the view that blue-collar voters are a gang of "deplorables." Good luck winning
back their votes. Ironically, as Democrats complain that Trump's tax cuts only
benefit the rich, the wealthiest counties in America overwhelmingly vote
Democratic and the poorest counties and states are more likely to vote
Politics is a contact sport. There aren't
many moral victories in politics. And yes, it really all does come down to
winning. As two-time winner Bill Clinton used to say, you can't change the
country if you don't win.
The problem for the Trump haters, and the
reason they are so spitting angry, is that Trump is changing the country for the
better. According to a Quinnipiac poll, 7 of 10 voters rate the economy as good
or great. Liberals are doubly angry and frustrated because they were so sure he
would fail. Perhaps they are the ones who are intellectually inferior.
The sooner the voters remove the
radical Democrats from the landscape of the
United States the better off this country will be! Democrats wash the pond
scum off and join the "WalkAway" movement. Who said that? I
Watching these political ads that are bombarding me on TV I have come to realize
that the common thread for all Democrats is that they are going to help everyone
no matter the issue. The only help I need is keeping you out of my pocket.
Democrats want to go after big business with higher taxes, raise my taxes to pay
for their failed policies. They have a short memory after more than a decade of
Clinton and Obama and their social engineering failures, the voters said NO. Hey
Democrats we are Capitalist Country not a Socialist Country. Take your politics
and go help Cuba. The Democrats just can't get it right and want to throw more
money at failed policies. Just ask the Russians how well socialism worked.
Please voters do us and this country a great justice and vote Republican.