It should not surprise anyone that the Pew Research Center’s recent “Public’s policy priorities for 2019” poll ranked the economy as the general public’s highest priority at 70%. Let’s face it, when people hear the word economy, they equate it to money in their pockets. Not money in the pockets of “the poor” or “the marginalized” or “the needy” — and certainly not in the pockets of the government or the politicians who control the government — but in their own pockets. It’s called human nature — and, no, it can’t be socially engineered.
It’s pretty bad news for the Dirty Dems, because it’s yet another reminder that the herculean task ahead of them between now and the 2020 election is to find ways to convince people that they aren’t really doing as well as they believed they were. The subtle message is that politicians are better suited to handle their money than they are.
That’s not a very popular piece of persuasion in a booming economy, but with old timers like Uncle Bernie and newbies like AOC and her hollow-headed playmates pushing socialism as a miracle cure for envy, the frantic Dirty Dem primary candidates are going to have a hard time disavowing it. In fact, they’re already trying hard to do just that, and it’s like watching the Marx Brothers at their peak.
When charming, debonair James Carville spoke those now famous words — “It’s the economy, stupid” — during Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, he proved to the world that lizards are actually pretty smart. Give him credit, people do, indeed, vote their pocketbooks, which is why you can count on the Dirty Dems to do everything in their power over the next 20 months to destroy the record-breaking economy Donald Trump has delivered to voters.
Healthcare costs, education, terrorism, Social Security, and Medicare are bunched up only 1-3 percentage points beneath the economy in the Pew poll, although the split between Democrats and Republicans on these issues is significant. Only on terrorism do Republicans poll higher than Democrats in these categories — by a whopping 83%-53% margin. Not much of a surprise there either.
Items near the bottom of the list of priorities pose even greater problems for the Dirty Dems. Notwithstanding the fact that “racism” is the siren song of the left — especially the Radical Left — a majority of people aren’t buying into the hoax that “race relations” is a top issue in post-racial America. Even Democrats only poll at 57% on the issue, which undermines their insistence that America is irreversibly infected with “institutionalized racism.”
The big bomb, however, is that “climate change” ranks next to last as a priority for most Americans. This is a genuine threat to Al Gore’s ability to get financing for future propaganda projects. True, Democrats do rank climate change high (67%), but that also means that a full 33% of Democrats do not. It’s downright embarrassing.
Of course, the Pew poll simply reaffirms what serious observers have known for decades — that the Dirty Dems don’t care what people want or think. As Tucker is fond of saying, they demand that you just shut up and do what you’re told.
One more time: Based on the evidence, as well as lack of evidence, global warming as an imminent threat to humankind is a complete and total scam, as is its backup pseudonym “climate change.” Sad that most Republicans are too cowardly to stand up and say that — loud, clear, and unequivocally. Kind of weird that they’re more afraid of Democrats than they are of their own constituents.
Conclusion: Primarying weak-kneed Republicans is the only hope for getting Donald Trump’s agenda fully unleashed. Toward that end, three cheers for Sarah Palin for firing the first shot when she delivered her not-so-subtle message to mealy mouthed Lisa Murkowski: “I can see 2022 from my house.” Yes!
If you think the Dirty Dems hate Trump, wait until Palin arrives in Washington. As a bonus, she’ll probably cause Mitt Romney to break down and cry. Almost too delicious to contemplate.