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 the Republican.

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 Republicans.

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 capitulate?

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 inferior rednecks?

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 Republican.

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 said, that.

Editors Corner

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.