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Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

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"Donald Trump inherited a growing economy from the Obama-Biden administration, just like he inherited everything in his life.

Zing, zing. LOL

Shifting blame to others has been a frequent tactic for Trump

The other-guy defense used by the pampered and weak. With Trump the bucks only stop in his or his family's pockets.

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Trump is like a drug addict: when his high wears off, he ups the stakes. First it was a trillion-dollar tax cut, then a massive spending stimulus, and now he's haranging the Fed for lower interest rates. But every high is followed by a crash, and this the Dems will inherit and be blamed for.

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O'Rourke is still trying?

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Trump isn't right about everything, but he is correct in pressuring China to act like a 1st world country and follow WTO rules for 1st world countries.

The US and allies (which Trump has alienated) need to band together to force China into proper, good neighbor, behavior. This should be a time of unity for Europe, America, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Central and SE Asia. Everyone needs to apply pressure on China.

Trump claimed he was the next savior yesterday. Seems like a serious mental issue, perhaps sufficient to have him taken out of office.

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Trump can't win without a strong economy. There aren't enough racists to carry him.

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Campaign Slogans:

1952: "I like Ike"....

1964: "All the Way With LBJ".....

2020: "Trump; I Don't Want to Go to Prison"....

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Trump can't win without a strong economy. There aren't enough racists to carry him

Consumer spending can, silent majority can, low unemployment can, minorities can, so all in all, it looks pretty good.

https://spectator.org/why-trumps-approval-ratings-are-up-among-minorities/

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It doesn't take much to have the US economy grow - just get out of the way and let it grow! 

The supply siders who had Trump cut taxes had a hand in ensuring that story continued by taking the breaks off some. I've seen commentary that says "the effects of the tax cuts will wear off after one year", which strikes me as odd. Tax cuts are permanent, not a one-time stimulus splurge.

The China trade battle is putting a bit of a dent in it all, at the moment. But if that starts to shake out, then things will look brighter for the economy again. 

So, no great credit should go to the guy who sits in the White House signing off on this or that. It's the people and businesses who make the economy grow.

But all and all, the US stock market is well up on where it was on the day after the Trump election. If that helps to get him re-elected, lucky him.

If the Democrats would take a "get out of the way" approach to the economy, and attack Trump on all the stupid stuff he does, they should be able to defeat him easily. I fear they will shoot themselves in the foot by wanting to get in the way of that golden goose...

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Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

Yeah right....

But they and all the trump-haters ARE wishing for a recession in time for the election. It's their last hope to beat Trump.

The quickest way to cause a recession is to kill consumer confidence. So the trump-haters inside and outside the media and the Democrat politicians are running around shouting, "The recession is coming! The recession is coming!" and repeating it often enough so that voters will believe it and shake their confidence in the economy. Without consumers willing to spend, the economy will crap out.....and trigger a recession.

Helping cause a recession just to win the election for the Democrats will backfire on them when the voters realize it was a dirty political tactic. When jobs are lost as a result of the Democrat-caused recession, it will take a long time before the voters will trust the Democrats again.

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Trump can't win without a strong economy. There aren't enough racists to carry him

Consumer spending can, silent majority can, low unemployment can, minorities can,

President Trump Job Approval: Approve 36%, Disapprove 62%, Disapprove +26

Direction of Country: Right Direction 37%, Wrong Track 58%, Wrong Track +21

Trump Gun Policy: Approve 35%, Disapprove 61%, Disapprove + 26

Trump Economy: Approve 46%, Disapprove 51%, Disapprove + 5

https://www.apnews.com/1ad13f32984a4480a45738ead2b4c0d8

so all in all, it looks pretty good.

Sure does - for a Dem landslide....

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Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk.

Good grief. First of all, Trump's policies of lower taxes and rolling back regulations has got the economy going strong, and second, Biden can't even bring himself to acknowledge that China poses an economic threat.

Trump can't win without a strong economy. There aren't enough racists to carry him.

He doesn't need racists to carry him. Get ready for a Trump landslide, SuperLib.

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bass: silent majority can

You've never had a majority. You didn't even win the popular vote. Odd position to use here.

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2020: "Trump; I Don't Want to Go to Prison"....

For what, exactly?

Trump can't win without a strong economy

We could have a recession and considering the possible Dem nominees ( Biden, Warren, Sanders and BootyJudge ), Trump would still have to get us into an unnecessary war and take a dump on the debate stage to lose.

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lincolnman - Sure does - for a Dem landslide....

Isn't that the same thing Democrats predicted in 2016?

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SuperLib - You've never had a majority. You didn't even win the popular vote. Odd position to use here.

I can see Democrats turning out by the millions to elect Cory Booker as the next POTUS. All for one, one for all. Or maybe it's Bill de Blasio that can rally all of the hate-mongering Democrats?

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I can see Democrats turning out by the millions to elect Cory Booker as the next POTUS. 

Gracious! Hee hee!

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