First, here is a quick story from Canada that exposes how government fails the people. This story is not an isolated incident; it is everywhere in the world today. CTVNews.ca reported:
A Toronto man who spent $550 building a set of stairs in his community park says he has no regrets, despite the city’s insistence that he should have waited for a $65,000 city project to handle the problem. The city is now threatening to tear down the stairs because they were not built to regulation standards.
Retired mechanic Adi Astl says he took it upon himself to build the stairs after several neighbours fell down the steep path to a community garden in Tom Riley Park, in Etobicoke, Ont. Astl says his neighbours chipped in on the project, which only ended up costing $550 – a far cry from the $65,000-$150,000 price tag the city had estimated for the job…. Astl says he hired a homeless person to help him and built the eight steps in a matter of hours.
This is not a joke, although it appears to be. This is how governments are destroying economies the world over, unnecessarily and inefficiently consuming trillions of dollars in wealth along with the economic prospects of billions of people. Now here is today’s main commentary:
Democrats are enthusiastic about the 2020 presidential election with dozens of possible candidates from the black militant congresswoman Maxine Waters to mega-billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Mark Cuban to a Hollywood actor called The Rock being discussed. They are saying that Trump can’t win re-election, but that the Trump model means that anyone can run.
This is all baloney. First, Trump has decades of experience in the world of business and is bringing accountability to government. This is something that few people actually have done, want to do or could do.
Second, Trump knows how to get things done. And third, Trump will have a huge advantage as the incumbent, as incumbents always do.
After all Barack Obama won re-election in 2012 after a disastrous 2010 mid-term election when Republicans re-took control of the US House. Even after a terrible first debate performance with Mitt Romney Obama won re-election because Obama was the incumbent with all of its advantages.
Trump’s chances at re-election will rise with the falling quality of the Democrat nominee. If the Democrat is merely an anti-Trumper, that won’t work. He/she must present a clear and rational alternative to the president’s agenda. But Democrats have no ideas to work with. They all have been tried, and have failed.
Naturally Democrats already are overreacting about 2018 and 2020 as they have been overreacting to Trump – and underestimating him – since he first announced in 2011 that he might run for president. They continue to underestimate him, just as they lost all four ‘special’ congressional elections after Trump took office and after saying that they could win them all.
Trump already is fundraising for 2020 yet the Democrat candidate will probably not even be chosen until at least June 2020, or maybe late July at the convention, and so will have little time to raise money in comparison.
Trump also defeated Hillary Clinton after she outspent him 2-to-1 in the general election, and even after she had received tens of billions of dollars in free, fawning media coverage over 25 years.
It is highly unlikely that the 2020 Democrat candidate will have Hillary’s advantages, or even one them, unless it is someone like Oprah Winfrey, which ain’t gonna happen. Americans don’t want celebrity. They want solutions.
The Democrats also have no “whale” candidate who dominates all of the others and so there is going to be a bitter fight for the nomination. Meanwhile many of the potential 2020 candidates are going to be in their mid-to-late 70s or older, like Joe Biden and California governor Jerry Brown, who will be 82. This makes the Democrats look bad after they have been touting their youthful image for decades.
Hillary’s fainting spell at the September 11 memorial service put a huge dent in her chances to win. In the meantime Trump’s age is irrelevant. He already is president (he is now 71). He will only be hurt politically if he gets seriously ill.
The Hill newspaper reports:
(Democrats) say Trump’s low approval ratings, his lack of legislative accomplishments and the lingering controversy surrounding multiple investigations into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 race have a number of Democrats positioning themselves for a White House run.
“So long as Trump is hanging around [with approval ratings] in the 40s, potential challengers will be attracted like moths to a flame,” said David Wade, a Democratic strategist who served as a top aide to former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in his 2004 presidential run.
Blah, blah, blah… but all those things are going to be totally different by 2020 or maybe even by October of this year. Remember the old adage: “A week is a lifetime in politics”.
Nikitas3.com predicts that the Russia story is going to backfire since nothing will be found, while voters will blame Congress more than Trump for not doing enough. Trump may even run and win on the issue of a do-nothing Congress.
President Trump also will have the ‘bully pulpit’ of the presidency to campaign throughout 2020, along with Twitter, which helps him to “go around” the media. Meanwhile Democrats will be scrambling for votes and attacking each other in the primaries.
This will allow Trump to be “above the fray” as Obama was in 2012 when Republicans mercilessly attacked each other, made fools of themselves and lost. Expect Democrats to do this in 2020.
Trump also will be able to clearly enunciate what he has achieved – like slowing illegal immigration, fixing the economy, and re-awakening respect for our police and military – particularly in the debates before the election.
Right now, the media are dominating Trump but as the election rolls around the public will be able to listen to Trump directly without the media ‘filter’. This is how he won the 2016 election even with the media vehemently against him, as his huge rally crowds signaled his impending victory.
The debates were crucial to president Trump’s win, despite the media downplaying them. Nikitas3.com said repeatedly throughout 2016 that Trump would crush Hillary Clinton in the debates, and he did.
When Hillary said during the second debate that it was a good thing that Trump was not in charge, he replied calmly “because you’d be in jail”. That is the type of slam-dunk riposte that literally wins elections. Trump can do this again in 2020. He is an awesome debater because he can think on his feet. If the Democrat is in any way weak in debating, Trump will win easily.
Nikitas3.com believes that president Trump will have many points of attack on Democrats. We already know that he is deporting dangerous illegal immigrant gang members and suspending crushing ‘green’ regulations. If his economic policies are adopted and the economy continues to improve, he will be a shoo-in. He will warn Americans not to “change horses in the middle of the stream”, as the old saying goes.
There are other issues. One of the most effective arguments he could use will be something like this (which he could unload during one of the debates):
“The wall on the Mexican border is working very well. If you elect my Democrat opponent, he will tear down the wall and 2 million illegal aliens will flood into the United States in just the first three months after my opponent takes office.”
Kaboom. Election won. And if you don’t think that this type of quote is likely or possible, then you missed the 2016 election.
And if you are worried that Trump approval numbers are low, that is because the same groups that are trashing Trump every day are also putting out and publicizing the polls.
These polls are as fake as the news that these skunks put out. The polls in the 2016 election were off by as many as 24 points, i.e., some polls showed Hillary Clinton winning by 10 points, while Trump won the Electoral College by 14 points (57% to 43%).
The “expert” and long-revered election prognosticator Larry Sabato even predicted that Hillary would win the Electoral College by 62% to 38% (24 points) and so this “political genius” was wrong by an astounding 38 points.
One of the 2020 front-runners might be 2016 candidate and Vermont US senator Bernie Sanders, who is officially an “independent” but who is really a radical socialist from a screwball state. Nikitas3.com believes that Sanders, who will be 78 in 2020, would be tongue-tied if asked by Trump in a debate to explain why young, skilled and educated Vermonters have fled their “workers’ paradise” by the tens of thousands and gone to conservative states like Texas, Georgia and Florida, particularly during the Obama years. The flight of these young people has been a major issue in Vermont for decades.
Democrats also are a deeply fractured party. The Sanders wing hates the Establishment. This is just the beginning. The media are trying to cover up for the fact that the Democrats are divided and in huge political trouble, with less power today than in the last 100 years. Their infighting is a significant issue. When it gets worse as 2018 and 2020 approach, it is going to hurt them badly.
Meanwhile Republicans have enormous political power nationwide, and will have an appearance of relative unity and strength for 2018 and 2020. The Hill reports:
People close to Trump aren’t worried about the potential competition.
They note that Trump faced a huge crowd of GOP rivals in 2016 that included former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.), and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
He then beat Clinton in a stunning outcome on Election Day.
“The president defeated the largest field of Republican candidates ever, took on the Washington, D.C., establishment, at least two political dynasties and the mainstream media,” one White House official said. “Perhaps there will be another sizable group of opponents in 2020, but what is their message to the American people? What do they stand for?”
“The president’s message is clear, and he is hard at work to ensure the forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again with ‘America first’ policies that benefit our country and its great people,” the official said.
So there you go. It is pretty simple. We should not let the emotions of today cloud what is going to happen three years from now. Or even six months from now.
Democrats also face a problem of extremists entering the primaries, with incendiary rhetoric. When they start calling Trump every name in the book, it is going to reflect poorly on Democrats. Already Nikitas3.com believes that there is a big backlash of sympathy for Trump that the media are ignoring.
Imagine an ignoramus like Trump-hating congresswoman Maxine Waters running for president and you get the point. This female has zero executive experience and can barely put a sentence together without making a fool of herself. She goes over well among militant leftists and her low-intelligence voters and followers, but she would never sell among the wider American electorate.
Some of the other candidates being discussed for 2020 include Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren of Massachusetts, whom Nikitas3.com believes is going to lose her US Senate re-election bid in 2018; former vice president Joe Biden (who will be 78); black US senator Cory Booker of New Jersey (former mayor of Newark, which has been called ‘the carjacking capital of America’); Kamala Harris, who only entered the US Senate from California in January and who is an open-borders radical; Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton crony who was involved in a multi-billion dollar fraud called Global Crossing; US senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who has no real achievements; governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado (ditto); US senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota (ditto); US senator Al Franken of Minnesota (ditto); Washington state governor Jay Inslee (ditto); and others.
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