American Elephants

The Vast Difficulty of Deciding Just What to Impeach President Trump For! by The Elephant's Child

The language of impeachment keeps shifting around, as Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats focus-test the best wording to influence voters in the 2020 election. Which words to use as the reason to impeach this duly elected president?

It may be somewhat helpful to recognize just how stupid the Democrats believe Trump supporters are. We have heard ourselves described as a “cult”, and frequently in words describing varying amounts of  a lack of intelligence. The chosen accusation seems to be “bribery“, which apparently sounds worse to the panel than other words that they might use like “lying” or “cheating”.

President Trump just gave a speech at the Economic Club of New York, and he made it clear just why the Democrats are so desperate to avoid talking about the economy.

Trump began by resetting the clock back to 2016 when, as we’ve pointed out in this space many times, the economic forecast was grim.

“The so-called experts said Americans had no choice but to accept stagnation, decay, and a shrinking middle class as the new normal,” Trump said. “In short, the American people were told to sit back and accept a slow, inevitable decline.”

The Congressional Budget Office, he said, projected that the number of jobs would increase by just 2 million from January 2017 through the end of this year. The unemployment rate wasn’t supposed to get below 4.4% and was slated to start rising again in 2019.

The CBO said quarterly GDP growth over Trump’s first three years would never top 2.6% and would average 2%.

• The unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since the 1960s.

• The unemployment rate for women has not been this low since the 1940s.

• For minorities, it’s lower than any time since the government started keeping track.

• Real wages are up more than 3%.

• Seven million people no longer need food stamps.

• 10,000 new factories have opened (compared with a loss of nearly 60,000 in the previous 16 years.

• Major stock indexes are up between 45% and 60%.

• The U.S is now a net exporter of oil and natural gas.

President Trump also mentioned that “everything we have achieved is under threat from the left-wing ideology that demands absolute conformity, relentless regulation, and a top-down control of the entire U.S. economy.”

“Far-left politicians in our nation’s capital want a massive government takeover of health care; they want to give government bureaucrats domination over every aspect of your business and your life; they want to eliminate American oil and natural gas; they want to enlist us in global projects designed to redistribute American wealth and kill American jobs all over our nation.

“Washington’s Democrats and their radical agenda of socialism would demolish our economy, reinstate the avalanche of regulations that I have already ended, decimate the middle class, and totally bankrupt our nation. As long as I’m president, America will never be a socialist country.”

Take that, Speaker Pelosi.

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