The November mid-term elections are coming up fast, and I keep hearing about the big “blue wave” that is supposed to be sweeping over the nation, supposedly giving the Democrats control of The House and the Senate.
When you think of the Democrats right now, what concerns come to mind as their flagship issues?
In my mind, it would have to be one, the Russians meddling in our election, two, making sure illegal immigrants can keep coming into our country, and three, making sure illegal immigrants are protected and taken care of once they’re here. The ability for women to abort their pregnancies is always an issue of great concern as well.
In a recent poll by the Gallup organization, Gallup asked “What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?”
The top answer was “immigration,” with 22%.
“The economy” came next, with 15%.
The “situation with Russia” did not even garner 1%.
Based on these results, I would say the Democrats are barking up the tree!
Is there any doubt among most of the American people that President Trump is more serious about addressing and fixing the current, failed, immigration system and situation than any president in recent history?
In addition to that, President Trump and the Republicans definitely have a booming economy to tout.
“It’s all about the economy, stupid!” This memorable phrase originated with President Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist, James Carville, who wanted to remind President Clinton and everyone on their team that the economy, jobs, growth, and even trade is what mattered most to voters.
In the 1980 presidential debate between Ronald Reagan asked Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan asked the American people, ”Are you better off than you were four years ago?” President trump and Republicans can now, in turn, ask voters, “Are you better off now than you were two years ago?” Most people would have to answer ‘yes.”
Thanks to President Trump’s policies, we have been able to bring jobs back home from overseas as well as create new jobs. We have the lowest unemployment numbers in history for Black Americans, Latino Americans and Asian Americans. We are at the point where there are more jobs available than workers available to fill those jobs, which increases pay, which hasn’t happened in over twenty years.
On top of that, thanks to President Trump’s and the Republican’s tax cuts, people are keeping more of their paychecks, and they’ll be getting bigger tax returns this coming year.
The repealing of ObamaCare’s mandatory participation is also a big weight lifted off of a lot of people’s shoulders (and wallets).
If you’re the kind of person who prefers sound bites and promises as opposed to action and real results, you may be a part of this “blue ripple.” But don’t be surprised if you get engulfed by a big red wave that forecasters for “the swamp” didn’t see coming on their radar.
Or maybe they did, but they just didn’t want to.