05.16.2018 0

The ‘Blue Wave’ could be turning into a trickle

By Printus LeBlanc

For the last year and a half, the media and political pundits have been pounding the idea of a “blue wave” in the 2018 midterms into the minds of the electorate. Partly because it could happen, and partly because if it is said enough it could depress the Trump vote. A wave depends on two things, the Democrats have to be energized, and the Republicans have to be demoralized. Up until these few weeks that has been the case, but the tide could be turning.

Recent generic ballot polls show Republicans and Democrats within the margin of error on generic ballots. The 2018 midterms may be the most watched midterms in recent memory, because if the Democrats win they will more than likely impeach President Donald Trump quickly. The mainstream media seems to be focusing on a few made-up scandals instead of Trump’s successes.

On the domestic front, the economy is booming. The unemployment rate is a staggeringly low 3.9 percent.  President Trump took actions to get the regulators off the backs of job creators, and that is paying dividends.

The Republican tax cut plan not only spurred economic growth, but it also led to bonuses and lower utility bills putting more money in people’s pockets. Major utility companies in Virginia, D.C., Idaho, Colorado, and Ohio are just a few of the states benefiting from the tax cuts.

The President is also succeeding on an international stage. In the past few months, the President has brought North Korea to the negotiation table for denuclearization talks, previously unimaginable. The President pulled the U.S. out of the Iran Deal, much to the praise of our Middle East allies. And the latest success is the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a campaign promise no previous president has kept.

With all this success on the international stage, what is the mainstream media focusing on? If you’ve watched a minute of progressive propaganda channels CNN or MSNBC, you would think the world revolves around a porn star named Stormy Daniels and her slimy lawyer, Michael Avenatti. The few people that do watch the propaganda networks will notice it is nonstop Michael Avenatti. The Washington Free Beacon reported Avenatti got almost $175 million in earned media. The report stated, “The total came out to $174,631,598.07 from at least 65 CNN appearances and 43 MSNBC appearances. Avenatti’s favorite shows include CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360’ (at least 20 interviews), MSNBC’s ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell’ (14), CNN’s ‘New Day’ (12), CNN’s “’Tonight with Don Lemon’ (eight), and MSNBC’s ‘Deadline White House’ (seven).”

When not talking about porn stars, the media is fixated on the discredited investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It has been proven the foreign intelligence surveillance application, used to spy on Carter Page, contained false information. Not only was it false, it was opposition research paid for by the Democrats, and the DOJ and FBI knew they were submitting the false information without telling the court. Recently it has been revealed the FBI agents that interviewed then National Security Advisor Michael Flynn did not believe he lied to them when discussing his phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Yet despite not lying to the agents, Flynn was still charged with lying to FBI agents by Mueller.

Of course, the propaganda networks never mention how discredited the investigation has become. All the people get from the networks is nonstop Mueller fist pumping and the continuing promise that the next breaking news story is going to be the one that gets President Trump.

The Republican Party is running on a platform of economic growth. People are getting good paying jobs and being able to advance themselves up the economic ladder. The Democrat Party is running on hate and discontent. To prevail in November, the GOP needs to keep pushing the economic message and continue to uncover the culprits behind the ongoing coup attempt. The GOP should also forget any plans for an immigration bill that involves amnesty. They have generated a little momentum, and nothing is guaranteed to kill GOP momentum like amnesty. Don’t blow this, Republicans.

Printus LeBlanc is a contributing editor at Americans for Limited Government.

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