Democrats are detached from reality in dealing with Trump

Michael Goodwin:
In its common definition, the job of president of the United States is to deliver peace and prosperity. Donald Trump is doing well on both fronts, so let’s impeach the bastard!

As insane as it sounds, that and only that is what many Democrats have in mind. Impeachment, or death by a thousand investigations, is the heart of their plan.

For proof, eliminate their desire to remove Trump from office and see if you can pinpoint anything else with broad Dem support. Some advocate for open borders, others for tax hikes or Medicare-for-all, but ending the Trump presidency ASAP is the glue holding the party together.

It unites the leadership with the rank and file, including many of the socialist-leaning newcomers. Its migration from the far-out fringe to a daily talking point among party faithful and their national media lapdogs represents a breathtaking development.

The implications are staggering — and a potential disaster for America.

An immediate result is that good news for the country is bad news for the impeachment caucus. Friday’s staggering jobs report — 312,000 people added to payrolls in December — was a blockbuster that sent stocks soaring.

Similarly, federal reserve chairman Jay Powell suggested for the first time a possible pause in interest rate hikes, which is music to the ears of business as well as potential homebuyers and investors.

The day’s events were added proof that the great American economic engine, despite some hiccups, is still roaring and creating jobs and wealth. Wages are rising far faster than inflation and, as the Wall Street Journal notes, 473,000 manufacturing jobs have been added during Trump’s presidency, while that sector lost 210,000 jobs during Barack Obama’s regulatory onslaught.

As Obama once said, elections have consequences. Sometimes they are good consequences.

Yet the Democrat making the biggest news Friday was a foul-mouthed new congress member from Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, who had celebrated her swearing-in by promisingthat “we’re going to impeach the motherf–ker.” The leftist crowd was jubilant.

Never in modern times has there been such a disconnect between the opposition party and the realities of national life. The very talk of removing Trump, without evidence of an impeachable offense, is a stick in the eye to history and most Americans.

To be clear, the disconnect is not the product of policy differences, though they exist too. This is instead a mass outbreak of Trump Derangement Syndrome that, for those infected, can be cured only by undoing the results of the 2016 election.
I have always been reluctant to label political opponents insane.  But I struggle to comprehend a sane reason for their hatred of Trump.  It should be possible for people to accept that policies are working despite their dislike of the style of the President.  It is as though they fell in love with Obama's style despite his incompetence when it came to both foreign and domestic policies.  As the post below indicates, Trump is delivering on his campaign promises and that has resulted in a robust economy and jobs market and reduced threats from terrorism. 

As with the differences over a border wall, the Democrats seem willfully ignorant in their opposition.  Rather than trying to work with the President to the common good they want to tear down what has been accomplished by imposing confiscatory taxes and reversing policies that work.


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