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Democrats Hear Footsteps – Trump is Gaining

trumpA funny thing happened on the way to the 2020 election – and I do mean funny.  Truth began to waft into newsrooms and talk-a lot-shows, like the scent of orange blossoms on a breeze – or the appearance of all those American flags.  Have you noticed?  Flags are everywhere.

So, the funny bit.  Bill Maher, a liberal, comedian-commentator, interviewed two “also-rans,” Pete Buttigieg, former mayor glad not to be one now, and Andrew Yang, Asian-American businessman who got left out the Democratic Convention, until he tweeted on it. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/andrew-yang-added-to-dnc-convention-speaker-lineup-after-tweeting-about-being-left-off-it/ar-BB17VmqU?ocid=uxbndlbing.  That is inclusion for you!

Anyway, the interview proceeded, until Trump-Biden polls came up. Seems Trump is closing the gap.  This unsettled the host, who expressed concern Biden was not “comfortably ahead.”

Looking for comfort from Buttigeig and Yang, he got little.  The former mayor tried to explain Trump’s climb. “I think there are a lot of folks who heard a message – fraudulent though it was, a message that here’s somebody who sees you and cares about you.”

Hmmm, interesting. While congressional Democrats delayed aid to Americans and businesses, tying it to socialist spending, Trump just signed four executive orders to extend unemployment assistance, defer payroll taxes, freeze evictions, and pause student loan payments to yearend. See,  https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/511186-trump-signs-orders-on-unemployment-benefits-payroll-tax-after-talks.

That – along with reliance on medical experts, pushing to reopen the economy and schools, respecting Constitutional limits –sounds like authentic caring.  The opposite does not.

Look back.  Pelosi and Schumer held up critical small business funds – refusing a renewal of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), to leverage unrelated spending. See, e.g., https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/23/houses-passes-coronavirus-relief-nancy-pelosi-held-small-business-as-leverage-for-weeks/; see also,  https://www.foxnews.com/politics/whats-in-democrats-coronavirus-bill-arts-funding-union-help-and-more.

Their March delay – which drove 100,000 businesses under – may have been more insidious. See, https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/longevity/497519-more-than-100000-small-businesses-have-permanently. Reports indicate, Pelosi delayed aid so she could run “Super Tuesday” ads against Trump. See,  https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2020/03/03/pelosi-delayed-vote-on-coronavirus-funding-so-dccc-could-run-super-tuesday-ads-against-7-gop-candidates/.  The Democrats’ August delay was tied to socialism. See, https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/08/10/chris_wallace_vs_pelosi_on_coronavirus_bill_didnt_you_mess_this_one_up.html; see also, https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mccarthy-blames-pelosi-wish-list-coronavirus-stimulus-bill.

Either way, congressional Democrats have the “caring deficit.”  Trump, by contrast, is doing what he can – to end COVID-19, get stimulus and tax relief, accelerate vaccines, assure Social Security and Medicare are sound. See, https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/08/09/Kudlow-Trump-wouldnt-end-Social-Security-through-payroll-tax-order/9701596985351/.  Trump’s caring extends to law and order in cities and suburbs, preserving life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness wherever he can – within bounds of constitutional authority.

Back to that interview.  Buttigieg wants “change.” He looks past Trump’s achievements. Trump lifted every demographic group to record levels of employment.  Maybe Democrats want a return to “go-slow” economics, reopening borders, money to Iran, coddling China, rebooting sanctuary cities, raising taxes coast to coast, defunding police, and rolling riots?

Biden’s latest un-bumbled idea is a “national mandate” on Americans to wear masks outside – or else! See, https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/13/donald-trump-rips-joe-biden-mask-mandate-push/.  Of course, that would gut the 10th Amendment, which forecloses federal power grabs. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”  The Supreme Court has been clear – the amendment lives. That is why Trump pushed no federal mandates.

Biden’s proposal tells us what a Biden-Harris future would look like. Perpetual lockdown, and evisceration of other constitutional rights. If you can gut one amendment, you can gut them all.

What else did Yang say?  The host asked if the Democratic Party might be “too captured by its far-left fringe.”  Prescient!  What did Yang say?  Goodness, no, not the problem.  Yang told a story.  When first running, when he told people he was a “Democrat,” he got a “negative reaction oftentimes.” That came “from truck drivers or waitresses or retail clerks that I thought the Democratic Party was fighting for.”

Or does he mean, owned? Presumably, those are the Americans Hillary Clinton called “deplorables,” and Biden feels – “Come on man!” – must vote for him, as an identity block.

Yang concluded: “Our message is not reaching certain Americans” and – two months left – “Democrats need to do some soul-searching.”  Interesting.  Perhaps the Democrat message is reaching Americans – and they do not like it.  They do not want to swap freedom for socialism, trade work for dependence, security for riots, citizenship for open borders, history for hokum.  As for soul-searching, that might be a bit late.

In any event, the latest polls are trouble – for Democrats.  As Yang noted, Democrats deliver a “message” and say, “if you do not get that message, it is your fault.”  He may be onto something.  He regrets Democrats cannot speak so Americans “appreciate and understand.”  Idea:  Maybe they do understand – and do not appreciate – what Democrats propose for individual liberty.

Yang’s final epiphany:  Democrats are “in danger of being perceived as this urban party or the party of the educated elite.”  Right – only the danger is to America. The perception is accurate.

Nationally, Democrats have drifted far from their roots – into the “socialist” channel, seeking power at any cost, placing service and individual liberty behind absolute control.

Polls are tightening because Americans value liberty. Political ends never justify anti-American means. If Harry Truman or John Kennedy were alive, they would shake their heads.  An increasing number of moderates see the Biden-Harris ticket as a will-o-the-wisp, a ghostly invitation back into the swamp – dangerous for America. That explains the shifting polls.

One footnote, to give the host credit.  Trump is closer to Biden today than to Clinton in August 2016.  In national polls, Biden leads Trump with a spread of 7 to 11 points. At this point in 2016, Clinton led by a spread of 9 to 15 points – and Trump had no record. See, https://www.cnn.com/2016/08/04/politics/hillary-clinton-leads-donald-trump-national-polls/index.html.  At this point in 2016, Clinton was gaining.  Today, Trump is gaining.  Between mid-July and mid-August, Trump tightened in all seven swing states.

Funny thoughts, like picking up a scent on the breeze or seeing American flags everywhere.  If Democrats hear footsteps, best not to look back – Trump is gaining.

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Sam
1 year ago

POLLS DO NOT COUNT! Do NOT fall into the warm and fuzzy feeling of ‘Trump pulling ahead’. GET OFF YER BUTT, GO OUT AND VOTE!!!

Richard
1 year ago

The polls lie and the President was never behind. To maintain long term professional credibility they will be more truthful as election day draws near to save face. Their mission is not to inform the public with real news but to manipulate conservative not to vote and contribute to the campaigns.

Carol
1 year ago

The more lawlessness is tolerated in Dem run areas, the louder the “something/someone is coming” is going to get. As one of the previously silent majority, I will not be silenced any more. In fact I’m getting ever more assertive about my views on the Democratic Socialist’s behavior and their blatant disregard for our Constitution and American way of life. Trump 2020, Red all the way!

James
1 year ago

Improving America is almost as easy as tapping your toes together. Vote out all democrats!

Bob L.
1 year ago

What the Dems hear is not footsteps approaching from behind, what they hear is footsteps rapidly fading out in front of them as they are left in the dust.

Jim Oster
1 year ago

I am expecting that the Democrats will win this upcoming election, and all elections from now on. With the mail-in voting that they are ramming down our throats, they ensure that they will be able to manufacture more than enough phoney ballots to easily steal this election, and all subsequent elections until they can complete the total destruction of our Republic.

John Wesley
1 year ago

This is a wonderful, informative article. If it could only be made available to everyone and not just the AMAC faithful. However, most of those exposed to it would still vote Democrat as they are not interested in saving America.

The OLD Warhorse
1 year ago

Hillary, just like slow Joe, was gonna win! Right up until she didn’t. Expect the “polls” to “show” that Biden is going to win right up until election night when all those poor dour faced talking heads are going to have to say, “We have to project that President Trump has been re-elected.” And Rik was right; when that happens, Antifa and BLM and others will probably start burning everything in site. I recommend a shotgun with rock salt shells. Won’t kill but burns like hell for several hours.

Patty deBingo
1 year ago

Trump is gaining? Just shaking my head. He’s been ahead all the way. Now it is known that as Obama/Biden interfered with the 2016 election – fraud – just maybe Trump will be give another four more years anyway. These past four years have been the worst part of American history for the people of America. What a sham the media are. What a sham the democrat party is. What a SKAM the Covid lie is. Dear God in heaven, please lead us out of this horror story of lies, trafficking and eating of children, voter fraud, all of this. Please bring this to an end. Amen.

Bill Brown
1 year ago

IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, find an alternative to Public Education.  It destroys individual thinking!!  Charter and Parochial Schools can be OK but Home Education is best although it may require lifestyle changes.  EACH OF US MUST CHOOSE!  “IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN…”

Bill Brown
1 year ago

The Democrat Party is the Communist Party in our Country!!  Stand-up for America!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

Become a Counter-Revolutionary!  Demand Authority ENFORCE OUR LAWS!!  Stand-up for America!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
1 year ago

The Democrat Party is being funded by the “One World Government”!!  Stand-up for America!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Elena Tellez
1 year ago

Don’t believe slanted polls. TRUMP will win, because most Americans, even ‘Democrats’ who don’t want socialism => communism, will vote for him. We want a strong America, regulated capitalism, regulated borders, LEGAL immigration, a strong military, no rioting/looting without dire consequences, etc. Are today’s Dems %&$*#(!!! kidding? You’d have to be moronic to vote left.

Arizona Don
1 year ago

What is happening with the polls today is exactly what happened in 16. Hillary Clinton was leading in all the polls and the main stream media even predicted she would win in a landslide victory as late as the mid afternoon of election day.  They predicted Trump would not even get ten electoral votes. They were very wrong then and may very well be very wrong again.  

The election of 2020 is going to go down in history as the election that either made America something each and every real American can be proud of again (by reelecting Trump/Pense) or the one that is responsible for the attempted fundamental transformation into a communist state (by electing Biden/Harris) whether it succeeds or fails at first. Let it be known that is the goal of these indoctrinated make believe democrats. They are, it is now obvious, already communists they are just pretending to be democrats because communism is not yet acceptable in the United States of America.  

Joanned
1 year ago

OMG, Pls ALL Republicans, and Conservatives vote 4 our POTUS and do a STRONG turnout at the Election The crazy millenials do not know what socialism is, and the Liberals are taking advantage of their IGNORANCE!!!, “USA is a VERY sick country, We have to fix it the stakes are HIGH for all of us

Steve
1 year ago

Still waiting for the national guard to go into Chicago every weekend and shoot to kill. This would end in 5 weeks.

Steve
1 year ago

It will be president Kamala Harris.

Steve
1 year ago

After 2 nights, I have heard enough about “lets elect a good man” and nothing about what this “good man” will do.
We need to either stay awake or wake up and understand the overthrow of our govt that will occur when Biden is elected.
Remember what happened to Czar Nicholas and his family in 1917 ? I fully believe that antifa is ready to do this and I fully
believe that the worlds greatest police and military force( based on what I have seen over the last 3 months) will do nothing
to stop it. We need a military that understands that it is responsible to our president. Our generals are part of the swamp.

Barbara
1 year ago

Anybody who votes for the Biden-Harris ticket needs to have their head examined!

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