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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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PaulE
2 months ago

As you know RBC, the polling methodology employed by most of these companies is heavily slanted towards over-counting Democrats and under-counting Republicans. There are literally only one or two polling organizations that do accurate political polling in this country and they are NOT the ones most of the mainstream media relies on when reporting such information to the public. If you look back to 2016, virtually every single polling organization that the mainstream media uses, including FOX, was showing Hillary Clinton had a runaway lead in all polls from the beginning right up to election day. If the polls were… Read more »

Rik
2 months ago

The only way Jackass Joe Biden wins is in these phony Democratic majority poll findings. Mark my words, after President Trump is re-elected in a landslide, they will scream cheating!!! After all, if most of the pre-election polls showed Jackass Joe leading comfortably, how could he have lost so badly!!! Be prepared people… if you think the BLM’S and Antifa rioters is bad, wait till they really show their madness after President Trump wins in a landslide!!! … Be prepared to fight to protect OUR GOD GIVEN traditions, rights and freedoms!

GRELLA GRELLA
2 months ago

Out of curiosity , i watched a little bit of the Democrats National ‘Convention’ last night . When i say a little bit , i mean it. However, what i did see was Michelle Obama tell a balled face lie about the cages used by Border Patrol to temporarily house children . Mrs. Obama said that those cages were built by Trump . Actually , and she knows this , they were built AND used by the Obama admin. She KNOWS this. This means , she is a lier. And the nature of the lie was right out in the… Read more »

Wayne Peterkin
2 months ago

I will NEVER vote for another Democrat after seeing what they have evolved to representing over the past several decades, an evolution that accelerated under Obama and has become the anti-American Party today. President Trump would win in a landslide were only intelligent Americans allowed to vote. Unfortunately we have an electorate who are largely lacking intelligence and wisdom and who are led around by socialists craving political power over any benefit for anyone, represented by the Democrats. Sad. That said, President Trump hurts himself by his reactionary tweets to every little provocation. If he could control that impulse he… Read more »

Denise
2 months ago

Lead on President Trump!

Paul W
2 months ago

“Yang’s final epiphany: Democrats are ‘in danger of being perceived as this urban party or the party of the educated elite’.” IN DANGER OF?! PERCEIVED AS?! If anyone hasn’t figured out that they ARE and HAVE BEEN the party of leftist elitists…they’re politically blind. Actually, they’re in a political coma.

GKP
2 months ago

My hope is that the Liberal loonies go down in a hole so deep even Pelosi and Schumer are gone forever// How can anyone born in this country or immigrants who became good legitimate AMERICANS ever think about these liberals who are hurting them everyday of their lives if posible//Wake up //wave the flag and most of all VOTE/VOTE/VOTE/ for the current PRESIDENT OF THE USA and give him another 4 great years to help the USA//

Alicia Leaving Liberals
2 months ago

Flags are everywhere. That’s right. The day that it was considered ‘legal’ to burn the American Flag; was a sad day in American history. I have watched the ‘far-left’ stand behind an ‘outfit’ that destroys American History. It started with
just the ‘Civil War’ historical sites and statues. Then, of course, it expanded to include the ‘Colonial Era’. Then, of course every incidence of destruction included the burning of the American Flag. The Democrats stood by; and supported it!
President Trump, at least has tried to retain our history and our borders!

Veteran
2 months ago

The Dems slant their poll results in favor of Biden to cover for the amount of voter fraud they hope to be able to generate and get away with in November; when they are slipping even with their fake “approval” ratings it means the looming disaster coming their way is even larger than they expected; good news for America that Sleepy & Sleazy can’t even excite their own “Dim” base.

James
2 months ago

In this country, the flags mean only one thing – Donald Trump! Patriotism! A civilized America! A strong America! An America first agenda! I don’t believe the president was ever behind Biden in this race. As you probably recall, the 2016 polls were intended to make you think Hillary had it in the bag. The libturd media wanted voters to believe the race was over. We the people showed the media that the race wasn’t over! The fake media hasn’t learned a thing! Let’s open that little can of Whoop Ass again! Trump 2020!

Myrna
2 months ago

This editorial is well done. From President Trump’s footsteps to the optimism of noticing American flags, the implications are light and uplifting. Voters need to be inspired to vote. The meat of the challenge–the middle of this piece– is well detailed.

David Spade
2 months ago

Don’t believe the polls for a minute. There are so many people that are simply tired of the Democrats’ left leaning focus. People are tired of government control of their lives, they are tired of high taxes, they are tired of porous boarders and cradle-to-grave support of illegal immigrants. The lawlessness in the cities like Seattle and Portland are just enough to show that the Democrats just don’t care about America. I believe, truly, that President Trump will win in a landslide. The current Democrats and the DNC have forever branded their party as Marxists, and that is not what… Read more »

Ralph S
2 months ago

Those phonies deserve each other. Bunco Bidet will make America Better… for Hunter only, and others of his ilk! Cameleon Harris will kowtow and flip-flop supporting whoever and whatever will advance her desires for power and prestige. Americans are wise enough to recognize these phonies despite the FAKE NEWS support. Hopefully, Bidet, Harris, Pelosi et. al. will enjoy their just desserts after retirement this November.

JudyD
2 months ago

It is good news to hear this poll is noting the President Trump is gaining on Biden. But no matter what, ALL God fearing Patriots MUST get their vote in this November, your vote is needed and it does count. We’ve a country to save and please, please ‘take the red pill’!

R J B
2 months ago

THE STAGE IS SET TO USE BLM ANTIFFA SOCIALIST OF AMERICA, THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF AMERICA THE DEMOCRAT PARTY TO USE ANY AND ALL RACE BAITING HATE AMERICA FIRST CROWD TO FOSTER FEAR AND SCARE METHODS TO HAVE FREEDOM LOVING GOD FEARING CHRISTIANS DO NOTHING WHILE THEY SEIZE AND LOOT AND BURN AMERICA. IF YOUR AMERICA IS NOT WORTH KILLING FOR FIGHTING FOR YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN THE ABOVE LISTED EVIL AND WILL BE PART OF THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE. IF IT IS NOT WORTH DYING FOR YOU HAVE NO LIFE AND ARE ALREADY DEAD. FAITH IN GOD IS NOT… Read more »

Wayne
2 months ago

Go Trump Go 2020

Garye
2 months ago

We knew the polling was corrupted and biased, no surprise.
Mr President , drain the swamp, let’s make our representatives be real Patriots instead of money grabbing,self serving, know it all failing politicians!
American Citizens, support this President who’s working FOR You.

Joyful
2 months ago

I cannot aBiden abortion!

KJHanover
2 months ago

Trump was NEVER behind.

June Darley
2 months ago

going for 4 more years

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